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Pentagon delays furlough notices to civilian workforce

Posted March 30, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

Photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston Defense Department officials have delayed sending furlough notices to civilian workers. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they’ve had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will…

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Armed Forces Network earns error-free month

Posted January 24, 2014 by George A. Smith

A team of contractors at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., achieved something that hasn’t happened since 2005 – an error free month. The contractors, Taft Broadcast Operations Support Services, off-line and remove Stateside TV commercials as well as prepare playlists and promotional materials for AFN stations around the world….

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Reforms Improve DOD’s Security Clearance Process, Official Says

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reforms in the personnel security clearance process have improved the speed and efficiency of background investigations and adjudications with a direct, positive impact on the Defense Department’s ability to carry out its mission, a senior defense official told Congress June 21. Streamlined policy and processes have cut duplication and waste, Elizabeth A….

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Hagel: Opening combat jobs to women the right thing to do

Posted June 28, 2013 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Opening more jobs in the military to women — in particular lifting the combat exclusion — is the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said recently, as he brushed aside any notion that the armed forces would have to lower standards to do so. Hagel’s comments came during a visit…

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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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Military works to end domestic violence

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and each of the services are drawing attention to the plight of domestic violence because of people like Amanda Tenorio ...

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be accessed through…

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Jackson outlines Reserve priorities during House caucus

Posted March 30, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Katie Spencer

Service chiefs from the Reserve and Guard components met with members of House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus on Capitol Hill, March 14.

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Pentagon praises bipartisan spending bill

Posted January 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Pentagon spokesman has praised a budget bill that won final Congressional approval today which would fund the government through September, but cautions tough spending decisions remain. The bill provides DOD with necessary funding for critical investments and modernization, an increase in pay and benefits, continued training, equipment maintenance and funding that…

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Nine months after repeal, gay troops slowly come out

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON D.C. — In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are increasingly speaking out about the double lives they led under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their supporters celebrate June as “Pride Month,” two…

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