Post Tagged with: "Department of Defense"


Children from Vogelweh Elementary School draw out their emotions during a therapy session April 21 on Vogelweh. During the Turkey evacuation, dozens of families separated from service members in Turkey, and some are now in the KMC.

Chalking up our anxiety, separated from family

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Azmeralda Poole pushes the chalk down on the ground and draws two dots inside a circle, cracking a grin as she sketches a smiling face. She points to her creation as she looks up at Nicole Flores, her Vogelweh Elementary School counselor.

May 5, 2016 ×


Helpline gives sexual assault victims additional resource

by Holly Logan-Arrington Robins Air Force Base Public Affairs

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Department of Defense has given sexual assault victims a resource that helps them take control of their recovery process.

October 22, 2015 ×


Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefs reporters Sept. 8 at the Pentagon.

Syrian train-and-equip effort continues

by Jim Garamone Department of Defense News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense will continue to support moderate Syrian forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today.

September 10, 2015 ×


EO implements new sexual orientation policy

by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Department of Defense implemented a change to the military equal opportunity directive in June to resolve unlawful discrimination complaints based on sexual orientation.

September 10, 2015 ×


AF works with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON — The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data.

July 30, 2015 ×


AF waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

by Breanne Smith
Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing.

March 12, 2015 ×


Force management: leading Airmen through change

by Lt. Col. Michelle Tarkowski
786th Force Support Squadron

If you’ve read or listened to the news any time in the past year, you’ve probably heard stories about the dire situation surrounding the Department of Defense budget. The Air Force is and will continue to be affected by the changes in funding levels that are being discussed. Many of the most visible and personal effects of these changes are likely to occur in the realm of personnel pay, retention and benefits.

February 6, 2014 ×


DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex spouses

by Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

Department of Defense facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

August 22, 2013 ×