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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced today.

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DoD announces policy change on transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

DoD announces policy change on transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.

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New DoD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

New DoD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their “geolocation devices” in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

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Agency begins process of identifying Korean War remains

Agency begins process of identifying Korean War remains

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

All Americans welcome the return of remains from the Korean War.

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Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on Disability Severance Payment

Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on Disability Severance Payment

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DoD tax expert said.

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Hawaii National Guard engineers build shelters for volcano evacuees

Hawaii National Guard engineers build shelters for volcano evacuees

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since June 7, engineers with the Hawaii Army National Guard have been constructing a community of emergency “micro-shelter” housing units here for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

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DOD offers enhanced support for military families with special needs

DOD offers enhanced support for military families with special needs

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department now offers access to a wide array of newly enhanced and specialized support for military families with special needs.

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Selva honors military survivor families for strength, bravery

Selva honors military survivor families for strength, bravery

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff honored the families of fallen service members yesterday, saying through unimaginable loss, they honor their loved ones and give hope to others.

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Registration opens for 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium

Registration opens for 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Registration is open for the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program’s second Virtual Military Spouse Symposium.

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President signs order to improve mental health care for transitioning veterans

President signs order to improve mental health care for transitioning veterans

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed Jan. 10.

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