Tag: Secretary of Defense

USAG-HI wraps up year providing tons of support

USAG-HI wraps up year providing tons of support

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 began with good financial news and a new state law: Pay raises, though just 1.3 percent, were issued for the federal government – both military and civilian personnel. In Hawaii, the new law changed the smoking age to 21 for tobacco purchase, possession or consummation.

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DoD recommits to today’s military, force of future on Veterans Day

DoD recommits to today’s military, force of future on Veterans Day

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

As America remembered those who have served on Veterans Day, the Defense Department reaffirmed its dedication to today’s force and recommitted itself to building the Force of the Future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

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Army outlines gender integration implementation plan

Army outlines gender integration implementation plan

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Army announced, March 10, details of its implementation plan for integrating women into all military occupational specialties, paving the way for qualified female Soldiers to serve in the Infantry, Armor and Special Forces.

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Hagel orders review of awards program

Hagel orders review of awards program

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Appropriate recognition of all levels of awards sought by DOD.

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Hagel outlines budget reducing troops, force structure

Hagel outlines budget reducing troops, force structure

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of that risk, Hagel said, is associated with a sharp drawdown in the size of the Army, which the proposed budget calls for reducing to as low as 440,000 active duty Soldiers from the current size of 520,000, while ensuring the force remains well trained and equipped.

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33K positions open to women

33K positions open to women

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Army’s Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession.

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Downsized Army troop levels could drop to 420,000 by 2019

Downsized Army troop levels could drop to 420,000 by 2019

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

What leadership is looking at with regard to manning is how the Army will look across the force — from the brigade combat teams, enablers, the engineer forces, reconnaissance and clearance forces, and how the mix is worked, Barclay said.

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Congress passes bill to get gov. back in business

Congress passes bill to get gov. back in business

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama signed legislation late Wednesday night bringing federal employees back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget logjam that led to a 16-day shutdown.

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SECDEF receives shutdown brief from senior leaders

SECDEF receives shutdown brief from senior leaders

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

All of the leaders noted, that despite the recall of most civilians and the resumption of many activities, critical programs and benefits remain halted.

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Hagel addresses concerns with shutdown

Hagel addresses concerns with shutdown

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, here, Oct. 1.

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