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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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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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