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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 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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Experts recover military personnel records 40 years after fire

Posted July 19, 2013 by Donna Miles

Forty years ago an enormous fire erupted at the National Personnel Records Center in suburban St. Louis. Burning uncontrollably for almost 24 hours, it destroyed some 16 million to 18 million military personnel records including official documents veterans need to apply for the benefits they’ve earned.

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Familiar American Forces Network voice leaving airwaves

Posted July 3, 2014 by

American Forces Network Television (AFN TV) is going to start sounding a lot different this August. Viewers will no longer hear the familiar, mellow baritone of Eric Tassill saying what’s coming up on AFN TV. He’s retiring.

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New resource helps troops, families plan deployments

Posted January 25, 2013 by by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department launched a new resource to help troops and their families plan for the “before, during and after” of deployments. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office for family policy, explained “Plan My Deployment” during an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. “This is a new, interactive, online tool…

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