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Military OneSource offers free tax services

Posted January 17, 2014 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — If it hasn’t arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward the April 15 tax filing deadline. As preparations begin for the upcoming tax season, military families are being offered a free service to ensure they can meet that deadline from…

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New price study validates 30 percent savingst

Posted January 17, 2014 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed DeCA to look beyond traditional grocery stores to…

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New law brings changes to Uniform Code of Military Justice

Posted January 10, 2014 by David Vergun

The National Defense Authorization Act passed last month requires sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, particularly in cases of rape and sexual assault.

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Battaglia presents first armed forces NCO, Petty Officer Book

Posted December 20, 2013 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The military’s top enlisted service member debuted a new noncommissioned officer and petty officer book here today in what he called a significant moment for all enlisted leaders. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was joined by the chairman, Army Gen. Martin…

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New year is perfect time to update contact information, records

Posted December 13, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and, if necessary, update their contact information, secure web account access and emergency records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The traditional move season is over, so some Airmen may have…

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DOD, TSA partner to provide military TSA Precheck at 100 Airports

Posted December 12, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as reservists and National Guard members are eligible for expedited Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, screening beginning Dec. 20. As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one size fits all security approach and provide more of the traveling…

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted November 27, 2013 by Cherie Huntington

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods,…

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Deputy Secretary of Defense bids farewell to Nellis AFB Airmen

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Dr. Ashton Carter, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense speaks to Airmen at the Thunderbird Hangar Nov. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  Carter visited Nellis AFB to tour the installation and thank Airmen for continuing to do their jobs during challenging times. NELLIS…

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted November 8, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON — In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Nov. 5. In the keynote address before the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Security Forum,…

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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted November 8, 2013 by DeCA Public Affairs Division

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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