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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON D.C. — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, July 24. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno,…

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DOD girds for more budget reductions, Carter says

Posted July 26, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin,

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ten days after unpaid furloughs began nationwide for many DOD civilian employees as a measure to meet sequester cuts, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday the department is planning for similar budget cuts that may continue into fiscal year 2014 and perhaps beyond. Carter spoke with David Sanger, the chief Washington…

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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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Dempsey: Allowing women in combat strengthens Joint Force

Posted February 1, 2013 by By Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rescinding the policy that excluded women since 1994 from serving in direct ground combat positions will strengthen the military, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, Jan 24. U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey joined Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta at a Pentagon news conference to announce the decision and…

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Partnership means faster airport screening for service members

Posted November 22, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Department and Transportation Security Administration officials today announced a partnership to expand “TSA Precheck” expedited screening benefits to all U.S. armed forces service members, including those serving in the Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, during their official or leisure travel. As a result of the agreement, these individuals will be…

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DFAS warns service members of scam emails

Posted April 27, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rojek

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFRNS) — Defense Finance and Accounting Service official recently released a statement warning of email scams targeting military members, military retirees and civilian employees. According to the statement, the most recent email scam indicates that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs may be able…

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Defense officials aim to reduce adverse effects of furloughs

Posted May 24, 2013 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement that most Defense Department civilian employees will experience up to 11 furlough days from early July through September, senior defense officials emphasized their goal to reduce adverse effects on the workforce and the mission. Speaking to Pentagon reporters on background, two senior defense officials discussed details…

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Defense budget proposal inactivates March squadron

Posted March 14, 2014 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, shows digital photographs to an Afghan soldier in Shabila Kalan, Zabul province, Afghanistan. Monday’s release of the Defense Department’s fiscal 2015 budget request includes the inactivation of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron located at March…

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DOD increases hiring of people with disabilities

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s hiring of wounded warriors and others with disabilities is on an uptick, the Pentagon’s director of disability programs said, Aug. 7. Stephen M. King, whose office is part of diversity management and equal opportunity, spoke with American Forces Press Service about a recent Office of Personnel Management report that…

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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted August 2, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here yesterday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the…

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