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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted September 6, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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Helpline marks 3 years of aiding sexual assault victims

Posted April 18, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – The DOD Safe Helpline — a crisis-response resource that provides sexual assault victims with an anonymous and confidential system of support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world – marks three years of operation this month. Since 2011, more than 20,000 people have sought one-on-one sexual assault…

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SecAF announces departure

Posted May 3, 2013 by Air Force News Service

U.S. Air Force photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced his plan April 26 to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving in the position for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to…

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Hagel stresses workforce’s value after ‘manufactured crisis’

Posted October 25, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a message to the Defense Department’s workforce today, welcoming back employees furloughed by the 16-day government shutdown and emphasizing their value to the nation.

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‘New Horizons’ readies U.S. to deploy, conduct joint operations

Posted June 5, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

About 100 Army, Air Force and Marine Corps engineering and medical personnel began exercise New Horizons in Honduras June 1, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters June 2.

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Hagel calls DOD education support a strategic priority

Posted July 12, 2013 by Karen Parrish

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s commitment to military families and to quality education for military children is a strategic imperative that leaders will maintain Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in remarks July 9. During closing remarks at the Military Child Education Coalition’s 15th National Training…

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Obama calls military sexual assaults ‘profound injustice’

Posted January 24, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today addressed what he called the “profound injustice” of sexual assaults in the military. During a White House Council on Women and Girls event in the East Room, the president reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to preventing sexual violence in America. With Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other Cabinet members on…

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Department of Defense expands sexual assault prevention efforts

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Secretary of Defense Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 25, as part of the Department of Defense’s efforts to confront the crime of sexual assault in the military, the department announced improvements to prospective commander and senior enlisted training and a review of the initial military training environment in every service. First, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has instituted higher…

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Commissaries offer extra savings in September

Posted September 13, 2013 by DeCA Public Affairs Division

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries continue to offer special savings such as sidewalk events and “door buster” sales with discounts up to 50 percent on certain items to help fill the void from cancelled case lot sales. “Although we aren’t offering worldwide case lot sales in September, our customers will still find plenty of savings…

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DOD releases report on estimated sequestration impacts

Posted April 18, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials today released a report that documents the cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal year 2015. The report fulfills a commitment made by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “to provide details on the effects of…

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