Karen Bastian, Energy Outreach Coordinator
January 12, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 75th Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Management Office has named Aaron Erickson, 309th Maintenance Support Group energy manager, as the 2016 Energy Champion of the Year.Erickson has taken positive and specific actions that have contributed to a decrease in energy consumption for the 309th MXSG. Energy efficiency projects throughout the Ogden Air Logistics Complex... Read more
January 12, 2017
WASHINGTON — Four new members have been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises VA’s Secretary on issues and programs impacting women Veterans.  Established in 1983, the committee makes recommendations to the Secretary for policy and legislative changes.“VA values the transformational guidance the Committee has... Read more
Amaani Lyle, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 — As tax season approaches, Defense Department civilians, military members, nonappropriated funds employees and their families will need to validate their minimum essential health care coverage as reported to the Internal Revenue Service, the Pentagon’s top health official said in a phone interview Dec. 23, 2016.Dr. Karen S. Guice, the principal deputy assistant secretary... Read more
January 12, 2017
DALLAS – Just in time for the “big game,” the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Mars are giving military shoppers the opportunity to win one of 10 shopping sprees.The Big Game Party sweepstakes will award a $100 Exchange gift card to 10 lucky shoppers worldwide.“A $100 Exchange gift card can got a long way to help football fans suit up for the ‘big game,’ ” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt... Read more
STAFF SGT. KATHERINE SPESSA, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 12, 2017
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — “Being here, you get treated like a normal person, not like an amputee. Not like an injured guy,” said Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, as he added more 45-pound plates to his barbell.In the crowded 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron “prison gym” at Bagram Airfield, Caswell is outlifting most. He should be – he showed many of them the ropes.After a sports... Read more
Tricare staff
January 12, 2017
Some children and adults have trouble saying certain sounds or words. Not only will speech and language disorders — such as articulation disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders and language disorders — make it difficult to speak clearly, other conditions such as hearing impairments, cleft or lip palate, autism spectrum disorder or breathing and swallowing disorders could also affect one’s... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
Defense leaders hailed the commitment and accomplishments of departing commander in chief President Barack Obama in a formal military ceremony as he closes out his presidency.Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the armed forces full honor review farewell ceremony today at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. Vice... Read more
PATTY WELSH, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
January 12, 2017
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems (CROWS).Although the office’s primary operating location and senior leadership will be at Hanscom Air Force Base, contributing staff will come from various Air Force organizations and geographic locations. It will focus on integrating activities... Read more
Amaani Lyle, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
Pentagon officials addressed emerging cyber challenges and the game plan to confront them in remarks before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States here today.Marcel Lettre, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, appeared with Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, to clarify... Read more
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
January 12, 2017
The Defense Department today announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed, according to a DoD news release.Through enhanced public outreach; engagement with veterans’ service organizations, military service organizations, and other outside groups; as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department... Read more

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