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Sequestration to affect DOD schools, commissaries

Posted March 8, 2013 by by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Civilian personnel at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and the Defense Commissary Agency will be affected by sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, Mar. 4. The department will struggle to ensure DODEA — which serves 84,000 students at 194 schools — maintains an accredited school year, Little said. “We’re mindful…

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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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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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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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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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Military-to-Civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted November 30, 2012 by By Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters today. According to Frank C. DiGiovanni, director, Training Readiness and Strategy Office of the Deputy Assistant…

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Military works to end domestic violence

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and each of the services are drawing attention to the plight of domestic violence because of people like Amanda Tenorio ...

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Armed Forces Network Broadcast Center doubles goal during 4th Annual Food drive

Posted September 21, 2012 by American Forces Network- Broadcast Center, Public Affairs

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Civilian and military personnel at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center contributed nearly double their goal toward the 4th Annual “Feds Feed Families” food drive, donating more than 380 pounds of food to a local food bank. ‘Feds Feed Families,’ is a U.S. government-wide effort led by the Chief Human capital Officers…

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DOD recognizes Hispanic-American achievements

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON D.C. — National Hispanic Heritage Month gives the Defense Department an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions made by the nation’s Hispanic-Americans, said Stephanie Miller, DOD’s Diversity Management director. The observance, which begins Sept. 15 and runs to Oct. 15, also provides the department an opportunity to reflect on diversity and inclusiveness, Miller said…

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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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