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Tuition programs demonstrate hard choices, official says

Posted March 30, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tuition assistance is an important program, but should be weighed against the military’s imperative requirement to maintain readiness, a Defense Department spokeswoman said. Both houses of Congress have passed legislation, now awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature, that would require the services to fund tuition assistance programs through this fiscal year. The programs…

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MyICP gives military spouses new career planning tool

Posted January 31, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Military spouses who need guidance on education and careers have a new online tool at their fingertips, a program analyst for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, said in an interview last week. “My Individual Career Plan,” allows spouses to build a virtual career roadmap based on their specific…

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DOD Leaders: Sequestration Threatens Military’s Successes

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today. The secretary and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both spoke about the topic of sequestration during a…

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Military One Source monthly focus

Posted July 5, 2013 by

“Space-A” Travel on Military Flights For service members and their families, traveling Space Available — or Space-A — on military flights can be a great benefit, but you have to be flexible. Military flights are unpredictable and subject to delays and cancellations. You’ll need to be ready both financially and emotionally to change your plans…

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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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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Senior Master Sgt. David Byron

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3. “We are at the very start of this process,” said Dr. George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, during a Pentagon…

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Hagel Thanks Fisher House for Death Gratuity Payments

Posted October 18, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greatly appreciates the generosity of the Fisher House Foundation in making $100,000 death gratuity payments and providing other funds to the families of fallen service members, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement released today. The Fisher House Foundation offered to make the death gratuity payments…

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H2H helps reservists find civilian jobs

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. “” Two major challenges facing the nation are unemployment and underemployment. These related problems are especially severe for junior enlisted people in the National Guard and Reserve. A 2011 survey of them showed a 23 percent unemployment rate in pay…

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Military Children Express Sacrifices through Art, Writing

Posted April 26, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Life through the eyes of military children can be seen in the paintings, drawings and writings, on public display at the Education Department, during the month of April, in celebration of Month of the Military Child.

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VA launches online tools — calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits; provide feedback

Posted February 7, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Veterans Affairs Department launched new online tools this week to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country, as well as to provide feedback…

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