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Defense Equal Opportunity facts of the day : Dec 20-31

Posted December 20, 2013 by

20-Dec In 1822, Clement Clarke Moore wrote a poem for his daughters entitled “An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas.” His poem, which he was hesitant to publish due to the frivolous nature of its subject, is largely responsible for our image of Santa Claus as a “right jolly old elf” with the ability…

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Inclusion helps Asians, Islanders hand high-level jobs

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

As a senior Navy official, Roger Natsuhara says, part of his role is to support Asian-American and Pacific Islanders who want to enter senior government service. President Barack Obama proclaimed May as...

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Hagel stresses summer safety in message to Department

Posted May 31, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged servicemembers, civilian employees and their families to enjoy the upcoming summer, but to do so safely. In a message to all Defense Department activities, Hagel emphasized the need to make good decisions during a time of year that resulted in more than 80 percent of the department’s…

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DOD salutes children during military child month

Posted April 11, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department believes military children serve their country alongside their service member parents, DOD’s director of the office of family policy/children and youth said. When military children serve, they do so by making sacrifices when parents are deployed, through frequent moves, starting new schools and making new friends on a continuing basis, Barbara Thompson…

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New DOD policy for TDY and PCS cancellations

Posted September 7, 2012 by Defense Travel Management Office

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Beginning Oct. 1, any travel authorization that includes air travel must be approved and ticketed at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure to avoid airline reservations from being cancelled. This is due to a new policy being instituted by the airlines under the fiscal year…

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SecDef: Civilian furloughs reduced to six days

Posted August 16, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the…

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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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SecDef directs review of Distinguished Warfare Medal

Posted March 15, 2013 by by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of recent discussions concerning the new Distinguished Warfare Medal and its order of precedence relative to other military decorations, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the award, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Little said, Hagel directed Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

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DOD announces recertification of imminent danger areas

Posted January 10, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — Today, the Defense Department announced the recertification of some locations as imminent danger pay areas while discontinuing that designation for others. A periodic review and recertification was conducted for Imminent Danger Pay (IDP) purposes and was made in coordination with the joint staff, combatant commands and military services. The combatant commands conducted in-depth…

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Resale program provides important benefits, officials say

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite the prospect of major defense cuts early next year, the Defense Department remains committed to resale programs that provide valuable benefits to uniformed members and employment for family members and veterans, a senior department official told the House Armed Services Committee. Robert L. Gordon, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military…

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