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Panetta salutes gay, lesbian service members’ dedicated duty

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON D. C. — The pursuit of equality is fundamental to the American story, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in a video message released June 15, to thank gay and lesbian service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to the nation. Recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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H2H helps reservists find civilian jobs

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. “” Two major challenges facing the nation are unemployment and underemployment. These related problems are especially severe for junior enlisted people in the National Guard and Reserve. A 2011 survey of them showed a 23 percent unemployment rate in pay…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted March 23, 2012 by anradmin

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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