U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones
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Defense budget proposal inactivates March squadron

Posted March 14, 2014 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, shows digital photographs to an Afghan soldier in Shabila Kalan, Zabul province, Afghanistan. Monday’s release of the Defense Department’s fiscal 2015 budget request includes the inactivation of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron located at March…

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DOD increases hiring of people with disabilities

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s hiring of wounded warriors and others with disabilities is on an uptick, the Pentagon’s director of disability programs said, Aug. 7. Stephen M. King, whose office is part of diversity management and equal opportunity, spoke with American Forces Press Service about a recent Office of Personnel Management report that…

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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted August 2, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here yesterday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the…

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Obama activates reserves for Operation United Assistance

Posted October 24, 2014 by Nick Simeone DoD News,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Obama issued an executive order yesterday authorizing the secretaries of Defense and…

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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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Welsh: Budget Woes Force Cuts to Some Base Facilities

Posted December 6, 2013 by Jim Garamone

GRAND FORKS, N.D — In this time of sequestration, the Air Force must focus on its primary mission of being able to fight and win the nation’s wars, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff, said here yesterday. Family programs that support that mission will receive funding, but “nice-to-have” facilities will…

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President Barack Obama signs an executive order preventing scams used to con veterans out of their federal education benefits, at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, 2012, as First Lady Michelle Obama and Fort Stewart Soldiers and civilians look on. (Photo by Jimmy McSalters)
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Executive order safeguards military from predatory schools

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, visited with 3d Infantry Division soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, to discuss a new executive order that helps...

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Active-duty officers and enlisted sought for attaché duty

Posted May 24, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty officers ranking from captain to lieutenant colonel and enlisted, ranking from staff sergeant to senior master sergeant, interested in attaché duty could find themselves on an international affairs team in Switzerland, Venezuela, Burma or other exotic foreign country. Interested officers must submit their applications by June 20…

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CSAF: Every budget decision hurts

Posted March 21, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The U.S. Air Force is the finest in the world, “and we need to keep it that way,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, said March 14. The Air Force’s fiscal 2015 budget request was built to ensure its combat power remains unequaled, Welsh told members of the House Armed…

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON D.C. – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a town hall meeting with members of the Minnesota National Guard in Rosemount, Minn., Aug. 16. ...

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