Tag: Department of Defense (DOD)

New app teaches citizens to ‘stop the bleed,’ save a life

New app teaches citizens to ‘stop the bleed,’ save a life

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event – natural disaster, vehicle accident, or violent attack – is now right at the touch of a button.

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DoD partners with LinkedIn, offers military spouses free membership

DoD partners with LinkedIn, offers military spouses free membership

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn – the virtual professional networking platform.

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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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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 | 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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