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New Financial Guidance May Help Troops as They Move

Posted June 28, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – Homeowners with military transfer orders will be immediately eligible for short sales under new guidance to mortgage servicers that may help tens of thousands of military…

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Panetta Explains DOD Role in Nation’s Cyberdefense

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department’s responsibility in cybersecurity…

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Panetta Credits Peleliu for Helping to Reach Turning Point in War

Posted April 12, 2012 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – The United States has reached a turning point after a decade of conflict, but must stay the course to continue to face down terrorism and other threats — including a debt Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said…

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

Posted June 21, 2013 by David Vergun

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

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DOD Leaders: Sequestration Threatens Military’s Successes

Posted July 12, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29. The secretary…

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Officials Improve Process for Transition to Civilian Life

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by David Vergun

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 – Officials from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments participated in a panel discussion here Oct. 19 on efforts to prepare service members for the transition to civilian life. Danny Pummill, director of VA/DOD liaison for Veterans Affairs, and Susan S. Kelly, director of DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, explained…

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Panetta Vows to Continue Fighting Sexual Assault in Military

Posted April 19, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2012 – With the release of an annual report today on sexual assault in the military, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta vowed to continue fighting to stamp out the crime among service members. DOD officials delivered the Report on Sexual Assault in the Military to the House…

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Joint Strike Fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Posted June 21, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program — the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history — is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning, Frank Kendall said the F-35 will be…

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Panetta Lifts F-22 Raptor Flight Restrictions

Posted July 26, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is satisfied the Air Force has identified the cause of hypoxia-like symptoms 12 F-22 pilots suffered…

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President Proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted November 8, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued today declaring the…

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