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DOD working to halt budget sequestration, Little says

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is working to avoid the possibility of budget sequestration, a maneuver which would trigger massive, across-the-board cuts in defense spending, something Pentagon Press Secretary George Little described today as an absurd situation. “We have daily discussions with the Office of Management and Budget on a range of budget issues,…

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SecDef: DOD welcomes Supreme Court decision

Posted July 5, 2013 by Armed Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Department officials will move forward in making benefits available to all military spouses, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today in a statement issued after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which had prevented federal agencies from offering all of the same benefits to spouses in same-sex…

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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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New process improves household goods shipments

Posted December 21, 2012 by by Donna Miles

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., — A system being implemented at U.S. Transportation Command is making permanent-change-of-station moves more convenient ...

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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted November 14, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified November 8th before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted January 16, 2015 by DOD News,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates…

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DOD implements new changes to sexual assault response

Posted April 13, 2012 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has refined new methods to aid sexual assault victims whether reporting a crime or seeking assistance as they transition from service, the director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said March 30. “We have several new options for victims of sexual assault,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary…

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Institute Chooses DOD Imagery for Cemetery Plaza Project

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lawrence A. Sichter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Five pictures taken by Defense Department photographers have been selected to be a part of the Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. The images competed with the work of some of the finest, award-winning photographers in the world, to get their shots of the U.S. military included in…

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Spotlight Shines on Sports Programmers during Winter Olympics

Posted February 21, 2014 by George A. Smith

Two sports programmers for the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., scheduled hundreds of hours of Winter Olympic coverage for one-million U.S. service members and their families serving overseas. You’d think they’d be kicking back a bit. But that’s not the way the ball rolls.

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DOD expands family support network

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON D.C. — Much has changed in the 20 years since the Defense Department ramped up its family support programs by providing policy and guidance from the Pentagon to installations. Family support is continuing with many more programs, complemented with exercising a broader reach, DOD’s senior official for family support said July 13. “I’d like…

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