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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Project Sanctuary helps aid military families

Posted November 14, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A national nonprofit organization assists military families in making the transition from “battle-ready to family-ready.”

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DoD Celebrates Military Family Month in November

Posted November 7, 2014 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, – November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DoD…

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Obama activates reserves for Operation United Assistance

Posted October 24, 2014 by Nick Simeone DoD News,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Obama issued an executive order yesterday authorizing the secretaries of Defense and…

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Using military lodging facilities for summer travel

Posted July 11, 2014 by Military OneSource

One of the most attractive benefits available to service members and their families is the use of temporary military lodging facilities and resorts around the world.

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Familiar American Forces Network voice leaving airwaves

Posted July 3, 2014 by

American Forces Network Television (AFN TV) is going to start sounding a lot different this August. Viewers will no longer hear the familiar, mellow baritone of Eric Tassill saying what’s coming up on AFN TV. He’s retiring.

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DOD to include red cross emblem on some Common Access Cards

Posted June 20, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

By late July, the Defense Department will issue the Geneva Conventions Common Access Card with a red cross emblem to military personnel and DOD civilian employees in certain medical, medical auxiliary or religious occupational specialties, a Pentagon official said today. During an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Sam Yousef, program…

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DOD holds Pride Month celebration

Posted June 13, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

DOD photo /Glenn Fawcett Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work delivers remarks at the 2014 Defense Department Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, June 5, 2014. Work emphasized the importance of diversity within the department as he delivered the keynote address to hundreds of attendees. The Defense Department (DOD) and the…

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Commission seeks service members’ compensation preferences

Posted June 6, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences. Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central to the commission’s effort to craft modernization recommendations. “Our primary…

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DOD emphasizes importance of summer safety

Posted May 30, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON, – As the summer season approaches, the Defense Department (DOD) is redoubling its efforts to promote safety and emphasize responsibility to all service members and their families, DOD’s director of personnel risk reduction said here today. During a joint interview with the American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Leonard Litton discussed the…

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