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Officials extend deadline to apply for ‘Stop Loss’ pay

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) — Service members and veterans whose military service was involuntarily extended under the “Stop Loss” program between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for special retroactive pay, and they now have more time to apply for it. Eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until…

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DOD releases do’s, don’ts for military voters

Posted July 12, 2012 by anradmin

With election season fast approaching, the Department of Defense published a set of guidelines June 19, for military personnel detailing what's allowed and what's restricted when participating in political...

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Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

Posted July 19, 2012 by anradmin

It might be the most extensive menu you will ever see. No, it doesn't belong to some four-star restaurant. In fact, its food will be eaten far from fancy tables, but "Operational Rations of the Department of...

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Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

Posted July 19, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin.

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Military lending protection

Posted January 10, 2014 by Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

The 2006 Department of Defense’s Report on Predatory Lending Practices, found that military families have characteristics that can make them a market of choice for predatory lending. For example, 48 percent of enlisted Soldiers are younger than 25 years old, typically have limited financial education, and perhaps most significantly, they receive a steady paycheck. In…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Defense secretary outlines his priorities

Posted March 6, 2015 by DoD News Defense Media Activity

Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Department of Defense workforce. Carter’s message: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling…

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Farewell message from Secretary Hagel

Posted March 6, 2015 by DoD News Release

To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you. As I leave office, I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished…

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Special bulletin for current and former students at Corinthian-owned schools

Posted March 6, 2015 by Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

On Sept. 16, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges, Inc., owner of Everest, Heald, and WyoTech, for using illegal tactics to induce students into taking out private student loans called Genesis loans and EducationPlus loans. The CFPB’s lawsuit also alleges that Corinthian violated the law by harassing borrowers to make payments by…

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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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