Tag: Department of Defense (DOD)

Service members could get 0 percent interest on student loans

Service members could get 0 percent interest on student loans

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense is collaborating with the Departments of Education (ED) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to educate service members and veterans about a significant student loan benefit based on their military service.

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Pentagon releases new policy on nondeployable members

Pentagon releases new policy on nondeployable members

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department has released a new policy on military retention for nondeployable service members as it seeks to provide more ready and lethal forces, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told Congress, Feb. 15.

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DOD believes wearable devices give too much info

DOD believes wearable devices give too much info

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29.

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Partnership ensures safe dietary supplements

Partnership ensures safe dietary supplements

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Commissaries are partnering with the Department of Defense (DOD) to help ensure the dietary supplements on store shelves remain free of illegal and unsafe ingredients.

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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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Hawaii’s defense economy launches website

Hawaii’s defense economy launches website

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. military is a critical part of the Hawai‘i community. With approximately $2 billion spent on defense contracts every year in the islands, the defense industry is Hawaii’s second largest economic driver.

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DOD pledges to improve background investigations

DOD pledges to improve background investigations

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Versatile Warrior Games vet returns to lead Army team

Versatile Warrior Games vet returns to lead Army team

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retired U.S. Army Spc. Jay Vaina has returned this year in hopes of being afforded another opportunity to represent Team Army at the Department of Defense Warrior Games.

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Foreign nationals entering military have new rules

Foreign nationals entering military have new rules

| October 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, Stephanie Miller, DoD’s director of accessions, said Oct. 13.

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TAMC experts help Cambodia build safe blood supply

TAMC experts help Cambodia build safe blood supply

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

In support of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) Blood Safety Program, the TAMC Department of Pathology contributes to building a sustainable blood program in Cambodia by leveraging subject matter experts in blood product utilization.

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