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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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Blended Military Retirement System takes effect Jan. 1

Blended Military Retirement System takes effect Jan. 1

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.

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DOD initiates process to elevate CYBERCOM

DOD initiates process to elevate CYBERCOM

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the direction of the president, the Defense Department on Friday (Aug. 18) initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command.

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DoD launches Blended Retirement System comparison calculator

DoD launches Blended Retirement System comparison calculator

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department has launched a comparison calculator for eligible service members to analyze their estimated retirement benefits under the legacy system and the new Blended Retirement System.

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DoD launches online learning program to help survivors of sexual assault

DoD launches online learning program to help survivors of sexual assault

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense has launched an online and mobile educational program to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault.

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Installation chief asks for new BRAC round

Installation chief asks for new BRAC round

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of excess infrastructure in the Army – about 161 million square feet of it. And paying to maintain that is costing the Army a lot of money.

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Defense Department observes LGBT Pride Month

Defense Department observes LGBT Pride Month

| June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department is observing June as LGBT Pride Month to recognize DoD’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members and civilians.

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Mattis says USMA creates Soldiers who are best when times are worst

Mattis says USMA creates Soldiers who are best when times are worst

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke May 27 at the U.S. Military Academy graduation and commissioning, telling the West Point graduating class of 2017 that it was a great honor to be present at one of the nation’s foundational keystones. Nearly 1,200 students were admitted to the […]

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Military is a good example for rest of nation, says secretary

Military is a good example for rest of nation, says secretary

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his recent presence at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, is an example of how Americans can help bridge political gaps.

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Trump pleased with results of first overseas trip

Trump pleased with results of first overseas trip

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald J. Trump told service members, May 27, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, that they are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever seen.

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