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Aircraft Maintainer Saves Air Force $5 million

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 25, 2015 6:00:00 AM

By By Air Force Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
99th Air Base Wing

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein is an avionics, electro-environmental and propulsions systems expert. But he’s not your average specialist flight expediter -- his expertise has saved the Air Force $5 million.

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Topics: Military News, Servicemember Spotlight

Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 24, 2015 12:27:00 PM

By Cheryl Pellerin
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.

Carter discussed the new strategy -- an update to the original strategy released in 2011 -- before an audience at Stanford University on the first day of a two-day trip to Silicon Valley in California.

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Topics: Military News

Soldiers and Airmen help keep Boston strong during Marathon

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 23, 2015 6:00:00 AM

By Massachusetts National Guard

Early on a cool, drizzly morning, runners, volunteers and spectators participated in the 119th Boston Marathon.

With a course that stretches from Hopkinton, Mass., to the well-known finish line in downtown Boston, thousands of people cheered on the many runners, walkers and mobility-impaired participants who endured the 26.2-mile course.

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Topics: Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Units

Navy in Hawaii Promotes Earth Day 2015

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

By Lt. Corbin Dryden, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

Sailors kicked off a series of events in Hawaii April 2 to highlight efforts to achieve energy security and sustainability in recognition of Earth Day and Earth Month.

Those efforts include informing the public about operational and technical innovations using biofuels. 

Joelle Simonpietri of U.S. Pacific Command's Energy Innovation and Experimentation Division and Lt. Cmdr. Robert Franklin III, operations officer for Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (CNSG MIDPAC), discussed the latest scientific developments and operational impacts of renewable sources of energy during an interview, April 2.

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Topics: Military Branches, Military Units

Military Leaders Honor Military Children of the Year

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 20, 2015 11:40:00 AM

By Shannon Collins
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Resilience, leadership and achievement are just a few of the many traits that earned six youths acclaim from senior leaders during Operation Homefront’s 7th annual Military Child of the Year Award Gala in Arlington, Va., Thursday.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and keynote speaker, Jason Brown, a former professional athlete, honored the sacrifices of some 2 million military children around the world. Out of more than 500 nominations, six were chosen, representing each service branch.

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Topics: Military Families, Military Branches

WWII Veteran Reunites with Former Aircraft

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 17, 2015 1:24:00 PM

By 2nd Lt. Shelley Gregory, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Reunions between old friends are typically full of joy, laughter and shared memories -- especially when more than 50 years have passed between meetings.

For World War II veteran, retired Lt. Col. Alston "Al" Daniels, the reunion with the aircraft he piloted for nearly 2,000 hours was no different. On April 7, Daniels gleefully walked up the steps to a Douglas C-47D Skytrain cockpit for the first time since 1962.

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Topics: Military History, Military Heroes, Servicemember Spotlight

Transition Programs Help Veterans Find Civil Service Work

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 16, 2015 1:54:00 PM

By Ryan Mattox, Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs Office

Leaving military service and job hunting can be overwhelming to some, but there are two transition programs that help veterans to ease into a civilian career.

The Vets to Feds Career Development Program and the Army Materiel Command, or AMC's, Always a Soldier Program is designed to recruit and support the development of veterans for careers within the federal government. The programs offer veterans the opportunity to gain on-the-job training and experience. After completion of training, candidates are placed into contract specialist positions.

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Topics: Military Benefits, Military Transition

New Military Parent Program Supports Child Development Needs

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 15, 2015 12:10:00 PM

By Amaani Lyle
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

For many new or expecting parents, the stress of navigating the needs and developmental milestones of an infant or toddler can rival that of deployments.

But a well-established program not only provides many resources to help untangle the parental requirements of understanding the critical first three years of a child’s life, but also brings child care experts right into military families’ homes, Barbara Thompson, director of DoD’s Office of Family Readiness Policy, said in a recent DoD News interview. April is the Month of the Military Child.

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Topics: Military Families, Military News

Guard Your Health to Launch FitText on April 15

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 14, 2015 6:00:00 AM

By Guard Your Health, Army National Guard Chief Surgeon's Office

Guard Your Health, a health and wellness campaign out of the Army National Guard Chief Surgeon’s Office, will launch FitText on April 15. FitText is a text messaging initiative centered on maximizing physical training (PT), preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and supporting ongoing fitness among Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and their families. 

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Topics: National Guard News

Fort Hood Shooting Victims, Families Receive Medals

Posted by Rebecca on Apr 13, 2015 12:52:00 PM

By Heather Graham-­Ashley 
3rd Corps and Fort Hood

After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medal award ceremony here yesterday.

“Hundreds of lives have been woven together by this single day of valor and loss,” Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, 3rd Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, told the soldiers, civilians and families gathered for the somber occasion.

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Topics: Military Families, Military News, Military Heroes

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