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Legacy of sacrifice for fallen Airman April 21, 2014 — Like a lot of children growing up in the '60s and '70s, Chris Balcom liked to watch TV for fun and entertainment. But on one occasion, Chris wasn't watching passively, or for joy or entertainment. As he watched, his heart wrenched. Chris was watching the repatriation of American prisoners of war and missing in action -- looking for his father.  On MORE
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The legacy of sacrifice
General encourages social courage to combat sexual assault April 21, 2014 — With Sexual Assault Awareness Month underway, the Defense Department Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office director encouraged "social courage" and a recognition of the cues and behaviors that lead to the under-reported crime to help eradicate it.  "Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of all ranks know what right looks like, because it's MORE
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Marines become martial arts instructors April 21, 2014 — After 15 days training through sweat, blood, mud and tears, students of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course finally achieved what they had been striving for — their instructor tab. The course, which took place at Fort George G. Meade, Md., From March 14 to April 4, consisted of Marines from surrounding commands who attended to better MORE
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DoD unveils improved sexual assault prevention training 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 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 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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Face of defense: Marine connects using sign language 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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Marine uses sign language to connect with community
Fox challenges Marines, Navy to innovate 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 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 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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