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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted November 22, 2013 by DeCA Public Affairs Division

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit. The commissary at Fort Lee, Va., became the first store to scan ID cards on Oct. 22 as the first part of an agency-wide…

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Thrift Savings Plan to offer new Roth option

Posted April 20, 2012 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members and Defense Department civilian employees who are eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan will soon have a new Roth option for retirement savings under the program, defense finance officials announced, April 13. The change will allow participants to contribute after-tax dollars to the federal government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan,…

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 24, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in October,…

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Military Saves week approaches

Posted February 21, 2014 by

This year’s Military Saves Week begins 24 February and concludes 1 March. It is a great opportunity for service members and their families to insure financial readiness through incentivized savings accounts and available services at financial institutions, as well as the resources provided through the Military Saves Campaign. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign…

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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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