Tag: Defense Media Activity

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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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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DOD pledges to improve background investigations

DOD pledges to improve background investigations

| November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Defense Department is pledging to improve the way background investigations are done, according to Garry Reid, DOD’s director for defense intelligence and security.

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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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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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SGLI receives online portal for all services in 2017

SGLI receives online portal for all services in 2017

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are introducing to service members who have Servicemembers Group Life Insurance an online enrollment system called the SGLI Online Enrollment System, which enables active duty and eligible reserve and National Guard members to manage their group and family coverage online.

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Senior enlisted military advisers call for budget certainty

Senior enlisted military advisers call for budget certainty

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The military’s senior enlisted members appeared before Congress, recently, to discuss quality of life issues and advocate for budget certainty to maintain military superiority and recruit and retain the best people.

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DoD exceeds CFC fundraising goal, leads in federal contributions

DoD exceeds CFC fundraising goal, leads in federal contributions

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department raised more than $14 million for the Combined Federal Campaign in 2016, surpassing its $9 million goal by more than $5 million and making DoD the highest-achieving federal agency in the 2016 campaign, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Jan. 26.

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