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Flat rate per diem eliminated effective Aug. 13

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Congress recently voted to eliminate flat rate per diem for travel beginning Aug. 13; all members will now be entitled to standard per diem rates no matter the length of their temporary duty travel.

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Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

Posted July 13, 2018 by Richard Salomon

Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military officers the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate studies at an overseas university, and develop an understanding of foreign cultures. According…

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Exchange expands layaway program for back-to-school

Posted July 13, 2018 by Julie Mitchell

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military families go to back to school while sticking to a budget by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom. From July 1 to Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school season, Soldiers, Airmen and other military shoppers…

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Sailor Morale and Resiliency Team (S.M.A.R.T) Fair

Posted June 29, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Joseph C. Boggio ATLANTIC OCEAN — Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Sapanza, from Las Vegas, body slams Personnel Specialist Seaman Jose Rivera, from San Diego, during a sumo wrestling match as part of a Sailor Morale and Resiliency Team (S.M.A.R.T) Fair aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)….

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DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

Posted February 9, 2018 by

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind…

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Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

Posted June 9, 2017 by

The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System [http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/] comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed…

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Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

Posted June 9, 2017 by

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of our patrons said they would purchase store brands…

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April is Month of Military Child

Posted April 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes A child rides a tricycle during the trike-a-thon at the Nellis Child Development Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 14. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a way to celebrate the unique aspects of being a military…

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Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program rewards military students’ achievements

Posted April 28, 2017 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life. Now, students who participated in the program as children are passing it on to another generation of military students—and the Exchange is ready to honor their achievements. In recognition of military…

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted February 6, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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