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DoD unveils improved sexual assault prevention training

By Amaani Lyle | April 16, 2014

As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials today announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees.  Officials said the improvements center on development of consistent sexual assault prevention and MORE
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Hearing for proposed fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization panel 2

By Courtesy story | April 11, 2014

April 9, 2014 - Final   GILLIBRAND:   We are expecting a vote around 11, but I'm going to start the next panel, and we'll take a break when the vote starts. So the panel is welcome to come up.   OK. OK. Please join us.   And just take your seats. Good morning.   Please be seated.   On the second panel, we have the senior enlisted advisors of the MORE
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Commanders Series: Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps

By Courtesy Story | April 09, 2014

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks General Jones for the introduction and Fred for the opportunity to speak today.   I’ll begin with a few thoughts as both a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then as a service chief.  First, let me state up front that I believe that our nation is at a strategic inflection point.  After 12 years of MORE
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Marine uses sign language to connect with community Face of defense: Marine connects using sign language

By Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar | April 08, 2014

April 7, 2014 – Hands wave through the air in an organized fashion, and children follow the movements as they enjoy the children's story "A Day at the Farm."  Marine Corps Cpl. Parnell Sararana put his Universal Sign Language skills to use here April 4 as he translated while Air Force Staff Sgt. Jon Espinoza read aloud at the Stella Maris School MORE
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Fox challenges Marines, Navy to innovate

By Nick Simeone | April 08, 2014

The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox said April 7.  "Whether sequestration returns or not, the reality is we're counting MORE
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Officials: Military medicine must support readiness

By Terri Moon Cronk | April 08, 2014

April 7, 2014 - U.S. national security and defense strategies must be supported by a strong, forward-leaning Military Health System, the Defense Department's top physician told Congress last week.  At an April 2 hearing of the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health MORE
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Work continues to open military occupations to women

By Amaani Lyle | April 08, 2014

April 7, 2014 - Efforts continue for the services and U.S. Special Operations Command to meet a Jan. 1, 2016, deadline by which all military positions and occupations will be open to women, a senior Pentagon official said at the Officer Women Leadership Symposium here April 5.  Juliet Beyler, officer and enlisted personnel management director in MORE
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Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC), located in Arlington, Virginia, consists of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging his responsibilities prescribed by law and higher authority. The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the total performance of the Marine Corps. This includes the administration, discipline, internal organization, training requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the service. The function, composition, and general duties of HQMC are defined in the United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle C, Part 1, Chapter 506 (Headquarters, Marine Corps).

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps operates under the United States Department of the Navy.

The Marine Corps, with authorized end strength of 202,100 active duty and 39,600 reserve Marines, is the smallest of the United States armed forces in the Department of Defense.
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