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Air Guardsman Competes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Posted by Rebecca on Sep 3, 2015 3:29:06 PM

By Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen, 108th Wing | DoD News Features, Defense Media Activity

New Jersey Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Justin B. Gielski may not be the next “American Ninja Warrior,” but he provided an inspiring athletic performance on the popular TV show.

Gielski was in Las Vegas in June to compete alongside those who made it through the city qualifying rounds to the four-stage finals of the television show that requires strength, agility, endurance and more than a little grit. The episode aired Aug. 31, and Gielski was not among the 16 who finished the obstacle course to earn a spot in the second stage.

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Topics: Reserve/National Guard Members, Servicemember Spotlight

Granting a Wish, EOD Style

Posted by Rebecca on Sep 2, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation came together to help make a young boy’s dream a reality aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015.

A brave young man, James Gallant of Poway, Calif., has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and thanks to his family, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a group of 1st MLG Marines; he got to realize his dream of being one of the few.

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Topics: Military Units

Preparedness Vital to Defense Readiness: National Preparedness Month

Posted by Rebecca on Sep 1, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Terri Moon Cronk | DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Tomorrow marks the start of National Preparedness Month, and while preparedness calls for year-round attention, it is a good opportunity to remind Defense Department personnel and their families to be prepared at all times to respond quickly to disasters and emergencies, the acting assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security said.

The scope of national security readiness includes being prepared for any type of crisis in the workplace and at home, Tom Atkin said in a recent interview with DoD News.

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Topics: Military News

Army War College Running Parallel Study on Future of Army

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 31, 2015 4:10:24 PM

By David Vergun

Army War College, or USAWC, students began research, Aug. 27, on the future size and force mix of all Army components - one of five research projects that faculty-student teams will produce with Army research funding.

On Feb. 1, the students will publish recommendations on the force structure, based on current and anticipated mission requirements, acceptable levels of national risk, in a manner consistent with available resources, and anticipated future resources.

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Topics: Military News, Military Branches

5 Tips for a LinkedIn Account that Translates to Military Transition

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 29, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Story by Capt. Tyler Mitchell | 120th Public Affairs Detachment

The push continues for military members to develop a resume that is free of military jargon in order to help them find private-sector employment once they complete their military obligations. For some reason military members tend to forget how to apply this concept to their LinkedIn account. Whether you are job hunting or you just want to have a nice-looking profile, here are a few tips to remember as you move forward. I won’t lie; I still do some of the things I have written about.

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Topics: Military Transition

Remembering Hurricane Katrina a Decade Later

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 28, 2015 11:46:00 AM

By Jim Garamone| DoD News Features, Defense Media Activity

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Topics: Military History, Military News

National Guard Medic Awarded State's Top Military Honor for Heroism

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 27, 2015 10:08:00 AM

By Eric Durr, New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs

Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

Watson checked on her sleeping 5-year-old son and rushed outside. 

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Topics: Military Heroes, Reserve/National Guard Members, Servicemember Spotlight

Women’s Equality Day Commemorates History, Bridges Future Leaders

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 26, 2015 5:00:03 PM

By Amaani Lyle, DoD News Features, Defense Media Activity

Today, Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the ratification of the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment -- which solidified women’s voting rights -- but it also coincides with current milestones for women in service, a Pentagon official said in an Aug. 24 DoD News interview.

Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management Director Juliet Beyler, who oversees department-wide policies that include promotions, assignments, separations, force management, and awards and decorations, said casting a wider net for talent and diversity across the force is critical.

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Topics: Military News

Veterans Remember Gulf War 25 Years Later

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 25, 2015 2:45:32 PM

By Megan Locke Simpson, Fort Campbell Courier

Twenty-five years ago this month, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division deployed to the Middle East as part of the U.S. response to the action in what became known as the Gulf War. 

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Topics: Military History, Military Units

US Airman Recognized as 'Hero' in Paris

Posted by Rebecca on Aug 24, 2015 2:42:47 PM

By Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21.

“We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate," Hartley said.

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Topics: Military Heroes, Servicemember Spotlight, Military Travel

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