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December 03, 2013
- With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, said the director of the Pentagon's office of family policy and children and youth said.
August 22, 2013
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Marines and sailors in Hawaii today that despite deep budget and force cuts, the U.S. military will remain the world's best, and the nation will honor the commitments it has made to them.
July 25, 2013
- For some, hiking and climbing for days, and sometimes months, through some of the harshest environments known to man, would seem like an arduous task.
July 08, 2013
- Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.
June 12, 2013
- To increase stewardship and optimize service members' educational experiences, Defense Department officials have developed a multifaceted quality assurance program to improve tuition assistance.
May 28, 2013
- In any disaster, local first responders start the recovery process. And when they need more manpower, the state can send in additional agencies, such as the National Guard.
April 25, 2013
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff didn't mince words when he spoke about the Defense Department's fiscal challenges during a town hall gathering here today.
April 15, 2013
- Sgt. Maj. Courtney K. Curtis passed the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing sword of office to Sgt Maj. William F. Fitzgerald III during the relief and appointment ceremony on April 14, 2013 at the Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans.
March 18, 2013
- Born about the time the Tuskegee Airmen were earning their reputation over the skies of North Africa and Italy, Marcelite Harris would go on to break a number of racial and gender barriers during an illustrious Air Force career.
March 13, 2013
- Federal civilian employees could see their Thrift Savings Plan contributions reduced if furloughs take effect.
March 12, 2013
- A free iPhone app for the Thrift Savings Plan available at the Apple App Store could pose a security risk, program officials warned.
February 26, 2013
- As the Army begins downsizing, a personnel official said Soldiers who leave active duty should consider the opportunity to continue serving in the Army Reserve as individual mobilization augmentees.
January 31, 2013
- Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) announced its 2012 Officer Instructor of the Year Jan. 29.
January 17, 2013
- The Defense Department will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this year on Jan. 24 with an observance hosted by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta.
January 14, 2013
- When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active-duty service commitment.
January 04, 2013
- When people began telling Col. Donald Majercik, a flight surgeon here at the Vermont Air National Guard, that he was 20 hours short of 1,000 flight hours, he didn't think too much about it.
January 03, 2013
- President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday.
December 27, 2012
- After 20 years in the Navy, Chief Electrician's Mate Heather J. Deardorff sat in the waiting room, preparing to retire. Then, her phone rang and she received the best news of her career.
December 21, 2012
- On Dec. 21, during the fifth month of their Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) said farewell to PIA Project Superintendent Tim Ferguson, who retires January 2, 2013 after 35 years of service.
December 11, 2012
- A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military.
November 21, 2012
- Sailors want Navy leaders to work on avoiding sequestration and improving deployment rhythms, the Chief of Naval Operations said during a telephone interview from Bahrain today.
October 06, 2012
- Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) Juan M. Garcia III addressed more than 400 students and staff on manpower issues facing the Navy in the 21st century at Officer Training Command Newport, Oct. 5, at Naval Station Newport.
October 03, 2012
- Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program have until Oct. 21 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.
September 21, 2012
- Air Force combat-related wounded warriors wishing to continue their Community College of the Air Force education can now do so after separating or retiring thanks to provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
September 14, 2012
- Budget uncertainty is hindering the Defense Department's efforts to achieve budget auditability by 2014, a senior defense official told Congress today.
August 17, 2012
- High year of tenure changes announced in December will go into effect in September 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen on Aug. 16.
August 08, 2012
- Team USA coaches did not recognize their wrestler as Spc. Justin "Harry" Lester as he finished eighth in the Olympic men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram tournament Aug. 7 at ExCel North Arena 2.
July 03, 2012
- Eligible military members and federal civilian employees who face financial loss when selling their primary residence may receive compensation, provided they apply for the Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program by Sept. 30.
June 27, 2012
- For the first time in the Army's history, a double amputee has taken the reins as garrison commander of a major installation.
June 25, 2012
- The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command had an opportunity to share his thoughts on the Army of 2020 with the local chapter of the Association of the United States Army during a professional development forum in Williamsburg, Va.
June 18, 2012
- The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
June 16, 2012
- The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
June 13, 2012
- Air Force human resources officials added a new feature in May to the Employee Benefits Information System Web application that allows Air Force appropriated fund civilians to request benefits-related actions online.
June 01, 2012
- Contrary to common belief, a medical assignment limitation code, commonly known as the "C-code," does not disqualify an Airman from deployment, and it does not identify an Airman for medical discharge.
May 17, 2012
- Active duty Airmen who would like to retire or separate but have an active duty service commitment that prevents them from doing so may be eligible for a waiver, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief.
May 03, 2012
- Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Cecil R. Richardson concluded a nearly 41-year career with his retirement ceremony April 30 here.
May 03, 2012
- Airmen gathered for a ceremony here May 1 to say goodbye to the first C-130E Hercules ever produced and the last one to be retired.
April 27, 2012
- Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) will transfer responsibility of Pay/Personnel Administrative Support System (PASS) to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) said Navy officials April 26.
April 25, 2012
- Lieutenant colonels with at least two years time in grade may be able to retire at their current grade through the Time in Grade Waiver Program, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief.
April 13, 2012
- Service members and Defense Department civilian employees who are eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan will soon have a new Roth option for retirement savings under the program, defense finance officials announced today.
April 07, 2012
- The enlisted men and women of Air Education and Training Command presented retired Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers with the Order of the Sword during a ceremony April 6 here.
April 02, 2012
- Commanding officers of afloat units are being encouraged to submit their nominations for the 2012 Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Leadership Award, according to NAVADMIN 113/12, released April 2.
March 28, 2012
- The Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website, hosted at www.npc.navy.mil, contains links to guidance and policy, programs, pay and benefits, Navy messages, stories and much more, officials reminded Sailors March 28.
March 27, 2012
- Representatives from Navy Personnel Command will conduct a Post Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) fleet engagement April 2, for Sailors, families and leadership in Gulfport, Miss., to discuss ERB processes and transition assistance.
March 26, 2012
- The Navy's High Year Tenure (HYT) program is a force management tool used to size and shape the active-duty and Reserve enlisted force, officials said March 26.
March 22, 2012
- Senior enlisted leaders from each service denounced hazing in the armed forces today and delivered a message of unity while testifying before a congressional panel.
March 10, 2012
- The environment facing the military today comes down to balancing strategic challenges with fiscal realities, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a Town Hall meeting yesterday on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
March 07, 2012
- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz outlined the service's modernization efforts during testimony to the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Defense here March 6.
March 06, 2012
- U.S. special operations forces remain focused on Afghanistan, but they also are active across the globe, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said today.
February 20, 2012
- The son of the Air Force's first African-American four-star general made a mark in his own right during an Air Force career spanning close to four decades.
February 16, 2012
- The senior enlisted advisors for the four military services met on Capitol Hill today to discuss with lawmakers issues on the minds of service members. It turns out that for many, it's the same as what's on lawmaker's minds: the budget.
February 13, 2012
- President Barack Obama sent Congress a proposed defense budget of $613.9 billion for fiscal 2013, Feb. 13.
February 07, 2012
- The Navy's past successful efforts to balance the officer corps resulted in the need to conduct a selective early retirement (SER) board for only two communities in the restricted line and staff corps this year as announced in NAVADMIN 048/12, Feb 7.
January 20, 2012
- As announced by NAVADMIN 025/12, released Jan. 20, the Navy will offer voluntary early retirement to certain Sailors separating due to the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB).
January 03, 2012
- The Air Force is offering a second round of voluntary early retirement authority and voluntary separation incentive pay beginning Jan. 9.
December 22, 2011
- Sailors with 23rd Dental Company spread cheer to retirees living at Atria Hacienda Senior Living, in Palm Desert, Calif., during the home's annual Holiday Gala party Dec. 16, 2011.
December 17, 2011
- The American military exhibits the best the country has to offer, President Barack Obama said in his weekly address today.
December 13, 2011
- The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced the 2012 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions has increased from $16,500 to $17,000 for 2012, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.
December 09, 2011
- Air Force leaders announced Dec. 6 the expansion of voluntary officer separation measures for fiscal 2012 as part of the service's ongoing force-management initiatives.
December 09, 2011
- As soon as officials at the Air Force Port Mortuary in Dover, Del., realized cremated and incinerated service member remains were being disposed of in a landfill, they changed the process, Lt. Gen. Darrell D. Jones said Dec. 8.
November 21, 2011
- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley addressed approximately 300 Airmen, industry officials and Air Force Association members in a keynote speech at the AFA's Global Warfare Symposium in Los Angeles, Nov. 18.
October 28, 2011
- While U.S. troops are concerned about how the country's budget issues will affect them and their families, service members take their profession seriously, the nation's top military officer said here yesterday.
October 27, 2011
- The Defense Department has no proposals or recommendations on revamping military retirement at this time, but any future proposal must not break faith with those in the military today, senior Pentagon officials told Congress Oct. 25.
October 26, 2011
- The Defense Department has no proposals or recommendations on revamping military retirement at this time, but any future proposal must not break faith with those in the military today, senior Pentagon officials told Congress yesterday.
September 29, 2011
- It's the wonderful people that he's worked with that have made 43 years in the Air Force such a great experience, said William Davidson.
September 23, 2011
- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) launched its fall Distinguished Lecture Series Sept. 21 at its headquarters with a presentation addressing the shortfall of engineers in the United States.
September 22, 2011
- Acknowledging that changes are needed to deal with unsustainable personnel costs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized here last night that the United States can't break faith with military members and their families.
September 20, 2011
- Air Force leaders announced Sept. 9 the continuation of voluntary officer separation measures for fiscal 2012 as part of the services' ongoing force-management initiatives.
September 19, 2011
- The Air Force is implementing civilian Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay programs, Air Force officials announced today.
August 15, 2011
- The military retirement system isn't going to change any time soon, a Defense Department official said recently.
August 12, 2011
- Air Force officials announced the implementation of a 90-day hiring freeze effective immediately.
August 07, 2011
- More than 650 people gathered for the 40th annual Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. convention Aug. 3-7, with events happening throughout the National Capitol Region.
July 29, 2011
- Navy Personnel Command will compile the list of eligible Sailors for the fiscal year 2012 performance-based senior enlisted continuation board Aug. 31.
July 27, 2011
- Work ahead for the U.S. military includes completing current conflicts and preparing for an uncertain future, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
June 17, 2011
- When beneficiaries retire from active duty, they may have big plans for how they are going to spend their time. Along with choices about where to live and their next great adventure, they must make choices about their health care.
June 15, 2011
- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced his plan to strengthen the service's future workforce, June 15, at the Naval STEM Forum being held June 15-16 in Alexandria, Va.
June 03, 2011
- U.S. and Chinese defense leaders said they are pleased with the progress the countries are making in re-establishing good military-to-military relations.
May 19, 2011
- Finding $400 billion in additional defense spending reductions over the next 12 years will require careful thought that considers the risks the reductions create, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
May 18, 2011
- The smallest U.S. military service has vast responsibilities in protecting thousands of miles of coast, securing hundreds of ports and patrolling millions of miles of ocean, President Barack Obama said today.
May 16, 2011
- An Air Force Academy graduate piloted the space shuttle Endeavour from Cape Canaveral, Fla., for NASA's STS-134 mission May 16.
May 14, 2011
- With his retirement nearly at hand, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is taking time to visit entry-level training facilities for military services all over the country.
April 28, 2011
- Army Gen. David H. Petraeus plans to hang up his uniform in September to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
April 13, 2011
- Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos announced the next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps April 11.
April 12, 2011
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. expressed great pride in his soldiers and their families as he ended more than four decades of military service yesterday.
March 25, 2011
- Navy announced March 25, an extension to the deadline for those senior officers who wish to be exempt from the fiscal year 2012 Selective Early Retirement board.
March 04, 2011
- Air Force officials announced plans recently to allow some prior service officers the opportunity to retire earlier than expected.
February 01, 2011
- Air Force Network Integration Center Airmen had a unique opportunity to meet with and ask questions of some of the organization's past commanders and members of the Communications and Information Hall of Fame.
January 31, 2011
- Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton passed the flag of U.S. Strategic Command to Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler Jan. 28, giving the nation's nuclear deterrent mission a new commander.
January 28, 2011
- Growing up, Staff Sgt. Jason Paxton knew it was only a matter time before he would follow in the family's boot prints.
January 21, 2011
- Marine Corps Logistics Command welcomed Sgt. Maj. Christopher D. Harper and said farewell to Sgt. Maj. Stephen A. Balczo at a relief, appointment and retirement ceremony held here at Schmid Field, Friday.
December 23, 2010
- The deadline for eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to March 4, Defense Department officials announced today.
December 22, 2010
- As Air Force officials continue to sculpt their fitness program based on Airmen's feedback, service officials issued an AF Guidance Memorandum here Dec. 20 that provides policy changes to AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program.
December 21, 2010
- Department of the Treasury officials have announced a new rule that will extend the safety and convenience of electronic payments to millions of Americans and phase out paper checks for federal benefits by March 1, 2013.
December 21, 2010
- Air Force officials have announced an extension of voluntary separation and retirement programs for fiscal 2011 as part of the service's ongoing force-management initiatives.
December 14, 2010
- Forty-five years ago, Fort Carson's honor guard was in its early stages. An Army civilian worker, Hugh Trabandt, the post stable manager, thought it would be a good idea to have a mounted color guard.
December 09, 2010
- Little Rock Air Force Base C-130E Hercules aircraft 62-1788 made its final flight Nov. 29, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, the aircraft retirement "bone yard" here.
December 07, 2010
- For the first time, America officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with 'Gold Star Wives Day.'
November 25, 2010
- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy visited here Nov. 25 for a Thanksgiving visit.
November 22, 2010
- An influx of claims in October and November by members applying for retroactive stop loss special pay is leading to an increased processing time as the Dec. 3 deadline nears.
November 02, 2010
- Office of Personnel Management officials have announced open season for three civilian benefit programs beginning Nov. 8 and lasting through Dec. 13.
October 19, 2010
- Senior NCOs met with NATO partners Oct. 13 here for a panel discussion gain insight on other nations' military standards, customs and courtesies, and traditions.
October 12, 2010
- Human resources leaders from across the post and other locations met here Oct. 5 to develop strategies to deal with the impact.
October 01, 2010
- Eligible Airmen, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Dec. 3 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay following an extension in the continuing resolution signed by the president Sept. 30.
September 28, 2010
- More than 100 residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home here are packing up to move into a brand new complex in Gulfport, Miss., that replaces the facility that was destroyed five years ago by Hurricane Katrina.
September 21, 2010
- Hundreds of retired service members and their families gathered to seek out post-retirement opportunities during the 17th Annual Retiree Exposition at Camp Pendleton's South Mesa Club, Sept. 18.
September 17, 2010
- The last combat systems officer training aircraft was retired from service in a ceremony here Sept. 17.
September 11, 2010
- First Lady Michelle Obama marked the ninth anniversary of 9/11 today with service to America's veterans.
September 09, 2010
- "It suddenly dawned on me that I had been at the point of impact only minutes before the plane hit the building," said Walter Wood. "I was in shock, bitter with anger that someone had attacked and killed my friends."
September 08, 2010
- Approved in the Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, the Career Intermission Pilot Program (CIPP) offers a temporary inactivation from active duty - from one to three years - for top performing Sailors.
August 23, 2010
- Members of the 673rd Medical Group Mental Health Flight here have been working hard to meet the mental healthcare needs of military members and their families.
August 06, 2010
- The day retired Gen. Charles A. Horner received the call 20 years ago that eventually launched Operation Desert Shield he was flying his F-16 Fighting Falcon.
July 31, 2010
- Maintainers are towing F-16 Fighting Falcons out of retirement from the "boneyard" here July 29 and preparing them to become the Air Force's newest platform for target training.
July 29, 2010
- A congressionally mandated panel has recommended broad changes to long-term Defense Department strategies and priorities, including funding a major recapitalization of equipment.
July 28, 2010
- Eligible servicemembers and veterans have less than three months to apply for Retroactive "Stop Loss" Special Pay.
July 13, 2010
- The military has more than enough large transport planes, and the appropriation of any more in the next budget year will force some into premature retirement, Defense Department officials told a congressional panel today.
July 09, 2010
- The Air Force's new "virtual Finance" is giving work time back to Airmen and civilians by providing a host of secure financial services that customers can access with a mouse click.
June 23, 2010
- USS New Orleans (LPD 18), along with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, and other embarked units departed Manzanillo, Mexico, June 22, after completing a successful port visit.
June 16, 2010
- When an airman is seriously injured, multiple agencies are ready to provide help.
June 10, 2010
- The top two officials in charge of Arlington National Cemetery here were disciplined after an Army investigation found the cemetery's management to be "dysfunctional," Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today at the Pentagon.
June 08, 2010
- The Air Force Retiree Council meets annually at the Air Force Personnel Center here to discuss and act upon concerns and issues affecting nearly 790,000 retired Airmen and surviving spouses.
June 03, 2010
- President Barack Obama has extended new benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees, including those within the Defense Department.
June 02, 2010
- Air Force leaders will hold a selective early retirement board here July 19 through 23 to consider select officers who must retire by Jan. 1, 2011, or upon retirement eligibility.
June 01, 2010
- Surrounded by a sea of darkness, the 28-year-old airman is well aware of the hundreds of eyes watching his every move. He has been in this situation many times before, but somehow, this time feels different.
May 25, 2010
- The federal workplace has to adapt to a looming personnel issue that federal managers ignore at the country's peril, the Defense Department's deputy chief information officer said.
April 28, 2010
- Not once, but twice. Twice, in 2004 and 2007, a combat photographer who was assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., was wounded in Iraq.
April 27, 2010
- Marine Forces Reserve offers an array of opportunities for those officers who want to live in the spirit of "Once a Marine, always a Marine."
April 14, 2010
- It's a heady résumé: war hero, veteran pilot, commercial pilot, safety officer, father, grandfather, husband and projects officer: with such an extensive list of credentials to his name, one would expect this Soldier to be incredibly busy.
April 06, 2010
- Prioritizing the work ahead shortly after his first anniversary on the job, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his focus for the year ahead is on reducing the disability claims backlog.
April 01, 2010
- Outlining his vision for the future of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the Army, framed his message with a focus on creative sustainability for attendees at the March 29 Association of the Army's Installations Symposium and Exposition.
March 25, 2010
- For the first time in 23 years, the U.S. Army is allowing a pair of Sikh Soldiers to keep their hair and beard intact and wear a turban.
March 23, 2010
- The 10th chief of staff of the Air Force was laid to rest in a full-honors ceremony March 22 at Arlington National Cemetery, but his legacy lives with today's Airmen through his emphasis on developing camaraderie.
March 03, 2010
- With the Tricare Retiree Dental Program, retired servicemembers can purchase affordable dental coverage for themselves and their eligible family members.
February 19, 2010
- The Air Force secretary discussed the outlook for the Air Force's future during the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 18 here.
January 27, 2010
- President Barack Obama will request increased funding for military pay, housing allowances, family support programs and care for wounded warriors.
January 21, 2010
- On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference last week, delegates broke from their individual working groups and voted on their top five issues, three of which involve services for wounded or ill warriors.
January 15, 2010
- After 2,500 years of retirement, a former general has been hired as a military consultant to help troops cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.
December 31, 2009
- The Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program is working to prepare servicemembers and their families for a successful transition to civilian life.
December 29, 2009
- If it weren't for restrictions on where first year cadets can and can't wander, one a cappella group might not exist; at least not with their current name.
December 22, 2009
- Air Force Personnel Center officials here launched a series of Web conferences, called Webinars, designed to provide retirement-eligible Airmen the information they need to submit their retirement applications.
December 22, 2009
- Active-duty servicemembers must use Tricare Prime or Prime Remote, but retirees who are not eligible for Medicare may be eligible for Tricare Prime or choose Tricare Standard or Extra.
December 17, 2009
- A new program will offer "gray area" reservists the opportunity to purchase Tricare health care coverage.
December 11, 2009
- The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board here announced Dec. 11 the 2010 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions will remain at $16,500, unchanged from 2009.
December 02, 2009
- The answer: This commander from Nellis Air Force Base hopes to exhibit a high-flying level of knowledge on one of America's favorite quiz shows.
November 23, 2009
- Air Force leaders remain committed to the service's top investments: Airmen and their families.
November 21, 2009
- An estimated 120,000 Soldiers and veterans are now eligible for retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay.
November 19, 2009
- Retired Col. Lewis L. Millett, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what was reportedly the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14.
November 16, 2009
- Air Force officials here announced Nov. 16 measures to meet the fiscal 2010 end strength of 331,700, requiring personnel management actions to reduce the force by approximately 3,700 officers and enlisted members.
November 10, 2009
- A new executive policy has pushed open the door for qualifying military spouses to enter the federal workforce, enabling them to apply for more jobs advertised on USAJOBS.
November 03, 2009
- As the Defense Department begins to compensate military members forced to serve beyond the expiration of their contracts, the number of those still serving under "Stop Loss" has been greatly reduced, a Pentagon official said.
October 29, 2009
- Air Force officials here announced the list of candidate locations Oct. 29 for basing the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.
October 21, 2009
- The Defense Department will implement a new program this week to compensate former and current servicemembers for each month they involuntarily served from Sept. 11, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2009, a defense official said.
October 09, 2009
- The UH-1 Iroquois helicopter was officially retired in a ceremony held here, Oct. 2 by the Army National Guard, ending a service life of more than 50 years to the Army and close to 40 years in the Army Guard.
September 30, 2009
- Personal finance expert Suze Orman said she doesn't hold much hope that the economy will recover as quickly as the troops she met at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here yesterday.
September 29, 2009
- The longest-serving Navy SEAL was piped ashore for the last time during a retirement ceremony Sept. 25 at Naval Special Warfare Group 4 on Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va.
September 28, 2009
- Officials in the Pentagon's Office of Military Community and Family Policy have announced the upcoming expansion of a popular child care program and other news affecting military families.
September 25, 2009
- Army Sgt. Maj. Virginia Stickler enjoys serving up drinks and snacks, as well as a bit of advice, to her fellow soldiers here at a coffee shop that speaks volumes about her deployment.
September 17, 2009
- Five of the original cadre members of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School's initial C-130 Hercules Weapons Instructor Course came together Sept. 11 to attend the retirement of a fellow 29th Weapons Squadron comrade here.
September 17, 2009
- After extensive internal review, Air Force officials released Sept. 17 their basing criteria that will be used to determine the future basing of joint strike fighters.
September 10, 2009
- Gen. William M. Fraser III assumed command of Air Combat Command from Gen. John D.W. Corley in a change-of-command ceremony here Sept. 10.
September 08, 2009
- A boy who wanted to become an architect ended up enlisting to be a part of the brotherhood of the Marine Corps. Today, as an officer, he uses his experience as an enlisted Marine to help those in his charge.
August 31, 2009
- Military working dogs have come a long way since the days of ancient Persia and Assyria, where they donned armor, spiked collars and warned of impending attack or charged on the enemy's cavalry.
August 28, 2009
- Air Force Personnel Center officials have revamped the Voluntary Assignments Base of Preference Program to allow eligible enlisted members to initiate BOP requests online.
August 17, 2009
- The 2010 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program has a new look and focus as Air Force officials here seek to fill approximately 1,124 shortage career field and special duty positions.
July 31, 2009
- With the Post-9/11 GI Bill's option to transfer unused educational benefits to eligible family members taking effect tomorrow, it's no surprise that more than 25,000 servicemembers have pre-applied, a Pentagon official said today.
July 08, 2009
- Bright blue skies above the National Mall today belied the solemnity of the ceremony commemorating the first two American combat casualties of the Vietnam War.
July 07, 2009
- Army Sgt. 1st Class JennyAnne Bright believes noncommissioned officers have to practice what they preach.
July 02, 2009
- U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Timothy Maxwell stood stoicly silent as the crowd at his retirement ceremony rose to their feet and applauded. For those who knew of his incredible journey, they can't help but let their emotions flow.
July 01, 2009
- Department of Defense officials began accepting applications from Airmen to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to dependents June 29.
June 23, 2009
- It's official. The Defense Department signed off yesterday on policies and procedures servicemembers will use to transfer their unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children, a Pentagon official said today.
June 18, 2009
- For the Department of Defense Education Activity, the 2008-2009 school year was all about improving education for military children, the agency's director said as she reflected on the accomplishments of what she's dubbed "Team DoDEA."
June 03, 2009
- Having been part of their tightly knit community all her life, Teresa Vance always has had an interest in military families.
May 30, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates delivered the keynote address today to open the "Shangri-La Dialogue," an annual Asia security conference in Singapore sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
May 28, 2009
- Surrounded by family and friends, colleagues and fellow Airmen, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Airey was laid to rest here May 28.
May 28, 2009
- As young Tim Keating was growing up just outside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, his parents taught him to treat other people the way he'd like his children, one day, to be treated, and as if all those other people outranked him. As young
May 20, 2009
- Air Force officials announced plans to retire legacy fighters to fund a smaller and more capable force and redistribute people for higher priority missions.
May 14, 2009
- Vice President Joe Biden today announced the Defense Department's plan to expand its housing assistance program with $555 million devoted to servicemembers forced to sell their homes at a loss due to the country's struggling housing market.
May 08, 2009
- The Department of Veterans Affairs opened its doors for accepting Post-9/11 GI Bill applications May 1.
May 01, 2009
- Three NASA astronauts visited Patrick Air Force Base members April 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of support from the Air Force to the American space program.
April 28, 2009
- Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry retired here today, 24 hours before being sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.
April 15, 2009
- Todd Worley and Robert Shelly hadn't seen each other in about ten years. Both are retired Air Force master sergeants. They recently met up again at the 2009 Air Force Push-Pull exercise here.
March 04, 2009
- Even if retired, Airmen still can give to the Air Force Assistance Fund. This year's annual campaign, the 36th, began Feb. 9 and runs through May 1; however, installation commanders will decide on a specific six-week period for their base's campaign.
February 24, 2009
- Servicemembers are more practical about their retirement needs than their civilian counterparts, according to a survey conducted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
February 24, 2009
- Troops nearing retirement eligibility may be able to tap into the transferability benefits provided in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
February 23, 2009
- Ending the military's so-called "stop-loss" program is a priority for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, a senior official said here today.
February 16, 2009
- Members of the total force -- regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilian and retired Airmen -- are on line to have one central phone number for help with their personnel questions starting at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time Feb. 22.
January 26, 2009
- The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced the establishment of senior enlisted continuation boards Jan. 24 as a means to help shape the force.
January 23, 2009
- Air Force Personnel Center officials here will begin to transfer health treatment records of retired and separated active, Guard and Reserve Airmen to the Department of Veterans Affairs Feb. 1.
January 05, 2009
- Young men and women frequently follow the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by joining the military.
January 02, 2009
- Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney McKinley and more than 700 Airmen preparing to graduate from basic military training honored the Air Force's enlisted heroes during today's dedication of the new Enlisted Heroes Walk here.
December 28, 2008
- Soldiers serving in the Army Reserve long had the stigma of being second-class soldiers.
December 12, 2008
- An 18-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department is achieving another veteran status here, this time as a soldier.
December 03, 2008
- A new National Guard database could improve long-term medical treatment for servicemembers in all branches, and boost research into traumatic brain injury and other health issues.
December 01, 2008
- Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Thomas S. Crow died Nov. 30, at his home in San Diego following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 74.
November 20, 2008
- After more than 50 years in service, the venerable AN/VRC-12 series radio was retired from the Army National Guard in a ceremony Nov. 18 at the Army National Guard Readiness Center.
November 15, 2008
- Speaking at Army Lt. Gen. Robert Dail's retirement ceremony, Petraeus said Dail's two years as DLA director and 33 total years of service in the Army will have a lasting impact on U.S. warfighters.
October 31, 2008
- Army Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed leadership of the U.S. military command charged with helping to build peace in a tough and war-torn part of the world today.
October 30, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' concerns raised this week about a "serious brain drain" at laboratories that design and develop nuclear weapons is resonating within the research and engineering community.
October 28, 2008
- "As long as others have nuclear weapons, we must maintain some level of these weapons ourselves," Gates noted in a speech to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
October 20, 2008
- Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.
August 05, 2008
- A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system.
June 20, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates praised Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden at the general's military retirement ceremony here today as "the quintessential intelligence professional in government."
June 18, 2008
- Air National Guard officials identified six Airmen as their Airmen of the Year for 2008 following their arrival here June 15 for a week-long celebration and tribute to their achievements.
June 16, 2008
- The Army National Guard has been so successful recruiting and retaining citizen-soldiers that officials purposely slowed May enlistments, National Guard Bureau officials reported.
February 07, 2008
- In a room lit only by sunlight streaming in, a soldier bites through the plastic wrapper of a package of pencils.
March 19, 2007
- Eligible members of the Air National Guard can now submit retirement applications electronically via the virtual Personnel Center -- Guard and Reserve.
October 20, 2006
- With the 2.2 percent across-the-board pay raise that is part of the Fiscal 2007 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Department will reach its goal to bring military basic pay to the 70th percentile when compared to civilians.
September 05, 2006
- Commentary: The attacks of September 11, 2001, have shaped my view of America's Soldiers. My father, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Carnell Draughn Sr., served 30 years in the Army.
August 31, 2006
- Officials from the Defense Department and military services got together here yesterday for the first 'From Deployment to Employment' conference to discuss ways to better serve America's severely injured servicemembers.
August 09, 2006
- Helmets to Hardhats helps people leaving military service find careers in the construction industry, said Sarah Hayes, the not-for-profit organization's general manager. She noted that National Guardsmen and reservists also can benefit from the program.
May 31, 2006
- An act signed into law May 29 by President Bush solves a conflict in the tax code by allowing servicemembers who serve in a combat zone to still contribute to their individual retirement accounts.
April 05, 2006
- A grassroots group in Chicago hopes to help create a better system of support for servicemembers returning from the global war on terrorism.
March 28, 2006
- Almost 62 miles and 64 years later, Clifford "Smokey" Martinez received the Purple Heart March 26 at the 2006 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range for wounds he received as a prisoner of war during World War II.
February 16, 2006
- A general lack of financial knowledge makes servicemembers an ideal target for predatory money lenders, so the Defense Department is helping to do something about it.
January 26, 2006
- U.S. servicemembers and federal employees stationed overseas need to act quickly to request absentee ballots for this year's primary and general elections.
January 20, 2006
- Man's best friend has contributed to U.S. war efforts for many years, so it is only fitting to have an official war dog memorial to honor the service of these canine companions.
September 13, 2005
- Some of the nation's largest veterans organizations are pitching in to help displaced veterans, servicemembers and other victims of the Hurricane Katrina storm that devastated New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast.
August 03, 2005
- Hard-charging servicemembers who are promoted ahead of their peers may one day also be rewarded with performance pay, the chief of a defense panel studying military compensation issues said.
July 21, 2005
- The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation met in Washington to hear presentations about the current state of military compensation programs and recommendations to improve those programs.
March 28, 2005
- The Army National Guard has retained 73 percent more soldiers during the past three months than it retained during the same period last year, officials reported on Good Friday.
October 15, 2004
- The federal government's Thrift Savings Plan kicked off its 2004 open season with slogans to remind members of the uniformed services and civilian government employees that they can increase their retirement coffers substantially by investing in TSP.
August 16, 2004
- Department of Defense TRICARE officials are working to inform military families that non-active-duty beneficiaries must enroll in the health care system before they see a doctor.
August 12, 2004
- he U.S. Army's first Operation Blue to Green recruit took the oath of enlistment Aug. 12 at the New Orleans Recruiting Battalion headquarters.
August 02, 2004
- The idea of getting things cheaper, faster and easier seems to have become status quo in the everyday lives of Americans.
Almost every degree, from aviation to zoology, can be purchased. All that is needed is a credit card number and computer access.
August 01, 2004
- The Army Corps of Engineers is recruiting Soldiers who are leaving the Army, retired military, family members and Department of Defense civilians to work in Iraq and Afghanistan.
July 21, 2004
- Under Operation Blue to Green, officially approved July 19, the Army will provide the opportunity for members of the Navy and Air Force to transfer into the Army and retain their rank.
May 01, 2004
- A new Army program will help severely disabled soldiers and their families cut through red tape so they can more easily tap into services available to them through the military and Department of Veterans Affairs.
April 05, 2004
- Recent surveys tell of broad concern that the Army faces potential challenges in retaining Soldiers when their enlistments are up.
March 25, 2004
- Soldiers benefiting from technological wonders like the Otto Bock microprocessor C-Leg knee unit or the myoelectric Utah 3 arm marvel not only at the existence of the devices, but that they are receiving such top-shelf products.
February 24, 2004
- A money savvy servicemember serving in Iraq did not wait to get back home to buy a shiny new car with his $30,000 military re-enlistment bonus. Instead, he invested all of it into the Thrift Savings Plan.
December 08, 2003
- Military personnel will see their basic pay more in line with that of civilian counterparts in the private sector in 2004 thanks to an increased pay and benefits compensation package included in the 2004 Defense Authorization Act.
November 06, 2003
- ''I took this photo with the purpose of giving it to my father for his retirement ceremony after 40 years in the government,
October 22, 2003
- What was the date of my promotion? Did I get my hazardous duty pay for going to Iraq? How much was it? Those are among the questions that military people frequently ask those who maintain their personnel and pay records.
September 19, 2003
- Air Force needs more military retirees to take on teaching roles in high-school classrooms as the service expands its Junior ROTC program. The 744 units in high schools worldwide offer many opportunities for qualified, eligible applicants.
August 27, 2003
- Despite predictions to the contrary, Americans are continuing to volunteer for the military, and those already in service are re- enlisting at a vigorous rate.
July 10, 2003
- The general who led U.S. forces to victory in Iraq has acknowledged American troops may need to remain in that country for several more years.
November 26, 2002
- Affordable continuing education is a high priority for soldiers and their families, according to the votes of 112 delegates to the 2002 Army Family Action Plan Conference.
September 25, 2002
- A little-known pay measure, set to become law, could turn into a budget-busting problem for the Defense Department, officials said. If enacted, the legislation may cost DoD around $58 billion extra over the next decade.