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DOD program provides help, tools for wounded service members

DOD program provides help, tools for wounded service members

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the potential of its workforce, the Department of Defense has established the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) to eliminate employment barriers for people with disabilities.

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TRICARE ends walk-in admin at 189 facilities

TRICARE ends walk-in admin at 189 facilities

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States on April 1, Pentagon officials said Jan. 13.

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SECDEF receives shutdown brief from senior leaders

SECDEF receives shutdown brief from senior leaders

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

All of the leaders noted, that despite the recall of most civilians and the resumption of many activities, critical programs and benefits remain halted.

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Hagel addresses concerns with shutdown

Hagel addresses concerns with shutdown

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, here, Oct. 1.

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Suicide prevention remains ongoing, year-round battle

Suicide prevention remains ongoing, year-round battle

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department and the military services have made inroads in suicide prevention, but work remains to be done, the vice director of the Joint Staff told an audience of military chaplains, here, this week.

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Progress is noted in suicide prevention effort

Progress is noted in suicide prevention effort

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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, Aug. 30.

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ID cards to be issued  to same-sex spouses

ID cards to be issued to same-sex spouses

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

“All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than Sept. 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen.

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‘Avatars’ helping warfighters with PTSD

‘Avatars’ helping warfighters with PTSD

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department is using virtual world interactivity to educate and help warfighters who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, Jan. 19.

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Army sees slight reduction in suicides

Army sees slight reduction in suicides

| January 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009, to 156 in 2010.

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Army minimizes stress suffered by victims of domestic abuse

Army minimizes stress suffered by victims of domestic abuse

| January 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eligible enlisted family members will start to receive 36 months of Transitional Compensation, or TC, the same as officer family members, rather than the average of 22 months of payments they formerly received.

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