Tag: Department of Defense (DOD)

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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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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Suit of future could feature ‘pulleys and gears’

Suit of future could feature ‘pulleys and gears’

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to a new “suit” being developed by the Department of Defense-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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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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