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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 launches initiative to inform Americans of military life

DOD launches initiative to inform Americans of military life

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is a sign of America’s disconnect with its military that there are those who believe that when a person joins the military, that person cannot have a spouse or children or pets, said Amber Smith, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach. This misperception may be extreme, but there are others, and it’s one reason why DOD launched the outreach program on Thursday (Feb. 1) called “This Is Your Military.”

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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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U.S. forces are ready to fight, win, says chairman’s enlisted adviser

U.S. forces are ready to fight, win, says chairman’s enlisted adviser

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The military’s top enlisted adviser said that on the worst day of his military career, he knew he was in good hands with the U.S. armed forces, Nov. 27.

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A veteran born on Dec. 7th, 1941, shares his remarkable story

A veteran born on Dec. 7th, 1941, shares his remarkable story

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was dark at Pearl Harbor’s Tripler Hospital on the evening of Dec. 7, 1941.

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Top-performers finish Young Alaka‘i Phase 2

Top-performers finish Young Alaka‘i Phase 2

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twenty-seven top performing company-grade officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers, at the joint level, from all services across the Pacific region, and one Department of the Army civilian, have attended and completed the 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s Phase II of the Young Alaka‘i Leader Development Program.

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Army Secretary issues challenge with ‘Hack the Army’

Army Secretary issues challenge with ‘Hack the Army’

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 11 at the Capital Factory in Austin, Texas, Army Secretary Eric Fanning announced plans to launch the federal government’s most ambitious “bug bounty” challenge, known as “Hack the Army.”

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Soldier wins Marine Corps Marathon by wide margin

Soldier wins Marine Corps Marathon by wide margin

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Army Spc. Samuel Kosgei won the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 30, with a time of two hours, 23 minutes and 53 seconds.

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Army launches Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Army launches Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not in my Army, not in my squad!

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SECDEF announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

SECDEF announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Jan. 28.

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