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    HQ reorganization: Over 3K to lose jobs

    The Air Force will cut thousands of headquarters jobs as it consolidates installations management across the service and aims to streamline base services and amenities for airmen.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    A female lieutenant in the Infantry Officer Course hangs from the rope during the obstacle course portion of the initial Combat Endurance Test at Marine Corps Base Quantico July 2, 2013. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers

    The opportunity for women to attend the Marines' Infantry Officer Course experiment won't be limited to entry-level officers for much longer.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  1. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell Staff

    Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces

    Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  2. ADM Michelle Howard smiles following her promotion to the rank of admiral at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will serve as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from ADM Mark Ferguson. MCC Peter D. Lawlor/Navy

    Howard receives fourth star, makes history

    When Adm. Michelle Howard thought about who to thank first during her speech at a Tuesday ceremony marking her promotion to four-star and her assuming duties as the Navy's number two officer, the list was long.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  3. Army Secretary John McHugh has signed a memo opening thousands of more jobs for women in maneuver battalions across the force. Spc. Canaan Radcliffe / Army

    33,000 more jobs open to female soldiers

    The Army is opening about 33,000 more jobs to women, according to a newly released directive signed by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  4.  Army

    Fort Bragg hospital chief relieved of command

    The leader of the Army hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has been fired after senior Army medical leaders 'lost trust and confidence in his command,' according to a statement from Army Medical Command.

    • May. 28, 2014
  5. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  6. Midshipmen celebrate following the commencement and commissioning of the Class of 2014 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.. Mike Morones/Staff

    SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault

    More than a thousand new officers entered the fleet Friday as the Naval Academy's graduating class hurled their midshipman covers into the air while a packed stadium roared with cheers and applause.

    • May. 23, 2014
  7. Delta Company soldiers march to the field at Army Officer Candidate School. Army

    Switching services could be your best shot at OCS

    Michael Heller knew that if he was going to move up, he had to get out.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    A Slovenian soldier surveys a map as he and forces from U.S. Army plan an assault as part of a field training exercise in 2012. Despite the drawdown in Europe, there remain opportunities for NCOs, officers and their families. Spc. Lorenzo Ware/Army

    For U.S. troops, European tours come with career, quality-of-life perks

    Imagine going out to hunt wild boar in the forests of Germany, then celebrating with buddies at the local gasthaus, hoisting a brew that rivals any you can find in the States.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    1st Lt. Kelly Requa is breaking new ground at Fort Bragg. She's one of a small number of female lieutenants brought into lead a cannon platoon at the North Carolina base. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed. Gerry Broome / AP

    First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, a Reserve unit out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., roll down a dirt road on their M1A1 Abrams tank during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. Under a policy change, female Marine reservists can assume support roles in combat units, including 4th Tanks, but are still withheld from direct combat roles. Tyler Main/Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women

    The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women — this time in the Reserve.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  9. A female Marine officer participates in the Infantry Officer Course. After washing out of the course, 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo wrote an op-ed arguing that females should be allowed to retake IOC. H. Darr Beiser / USA Today

    The story behind the female officer who called for change at IOC

    Second Lt. Sage Santangelo wasn't able to retake the Infantry Officer Course, but other female volunteers might get that chance, thanks to a case she made to the commandant of the Marine Corps this year.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  10. Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether disgraced Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay. Saul Loeb / AFP

    McHugh: I'll decide Sinclair's rank

    The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  11. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates, was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military's most closely watched courts-martial. Ellen Ozier / AP

    Lawyer: Sinclair may retire at current rank despite plea

    The attorney for Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who pleaded guilty last week to adultery and having inappropriate relationships with several women, said it is possible that his client could still retire as a general.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
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    Members of a Female Engagement Team assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, conduct a security patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan in 2011. Marine Corps

    On policy allowing women into combat, Marines prepared to seek exceptions

    A force integration plan sent to top Marine Corps officers and enlisted leaders March 12 by the commandant reveals that more women will be assigned to previously closed combat arms units, but emphasizes the service will be prepared to seek exceptions to t

    • Mar. 21, 2014
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    Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses on Wednesday in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed support, Fox received a set of orders informing her she had been placed on inactive status, a step from discharge. An independent commission has concluded there 'is no compelling medical reason' for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving, according to a report set to be published Thursday. Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops

    The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on Presid

    • Mar. 13, 2014
  12. Soldiers train with a field artillery howitzer at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, last year. Women will now join field artillery units, down to the platoon level, as the Army opens thousands of jobs to them. Army

    Army opens all field artillery officer jobs to women

    Virtually all Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve positions coded for field artillery officers have been opened to women under a directive issued by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  13. DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says

    Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program — Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
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    This Sept. 18, 2012, file photo shows female soldiers training on a firing range while wearing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky. Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do, say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women. Mark Humphrey / AP

    Report: Few Army women want combat jobs

    Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service’s nearly 170,000 women.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  14. Army Maj. Timothy Hyde is among several hundred officers being reviewed for possible job loss. William B. Plowman / for USA Today

    Soldiers survive combat, then lose their jobs

    For thousands of career-military troops who endured combat and family separations during a dozen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the end of hostilities brings a new directive from the government — your services are no longer needed.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  1. Technical sergeant promotion list released

    The Air Force Thursday released the list of more than 5,600 staff sergeants who have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant....

      3:03 PM, Jun. 29, 2013
  2. 2014 VSP program details revealed

    Details of the fiscal year 2014 enlisted Voluntary Separation Pay program were released Tuesday by Manpower officials....

      11:09 AM, Oct. 9, 2013
  3. Army updates August officer promotion list

    The August officer promotion list has been updated, the Army announced today. The update includes officers on the Army Competitive Category lieutenant colonel list that was confirmed by the Senate Aug....

      10:43 AM, Aug. 21, 2013
  4. Command chiefs: Eval and promotion system overhaul tackles long-standing problems

    The impending overhaul of the enlisted performance system dominated the chief master sergeant forum on the opening day of the 2014 Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference outside Washington, D.C....

      11:29 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
  5. 2015 board shuffles NCO schedule; separation reviews planned

    The board schedule has been revised for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, re-ordering NCO boards and scheduling retention screenings for staff sergeants and above....

      1:58 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
  6. Release date announced for lieutenant colonel selections

    Results of the fiscal 2014 Army Competitive Category lieutenant colonel promotion selection board that met early this year will be released Thursday morning....

      5:42 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
  7. In/out calls

    The following chart identifies the strength status of military occupational specialties by rank. Shortage MOS have Y/N calls, balanced N/N and overstrength N/Y....

      10:30 AM, Apr. 4, 2014
  8. 6 CAP fixes sailors want

    Sailors have a love/hate relationship with spot promotions....

      3:12 PM, Jun. 22, 2014
  9. New one-star is U.S. military's first general born in Vietnam

    Col. Viet Luong pinned on his first star during a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, becoming the first Vietnamese-born general officer in the U.S. military....

      11:07 AM, Aug. 7, 2014
  10. Medical officers chosen for ILE courses

    Attached are the names, branches and specialties of the Army Medical Department officers selected for attendance at Intermediate Level Education courses in 2014 and 2015....

      3:52 PM, Jan. 28, 2014
  11. Army announces CSM assignments

    Here are the names, specialties and major commands of the Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) senior NCOs who have been slated for assignment to brigade and battalion command sergeant major and key billet positions in fiscal 2015:...

      7:06 PM, Apr. 30, 2014
  12. Switching services could be your best shot at OCS

    Michael Heller knew that if he was going to move up, he had to get out....

      1:46 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
  13. Honorable mention, 2013 Navy Times Coast Guardsman of the Year: Narvaez-Vazquez

    Narvaez-Vazquez is described as a '...

      11:42 AM, Jul. 16, 2013
  14. Selfish? Officer's take on women in combat raises outcry

    The Marine Corps is about to launch one of its most comprehensive experiments to test the mettle of women in combat, but an active-duty female officer has a message for the Corps: Don't bother....

      11:16 AM, Sep. 18, 2014
  15. Active-duty O-4 promotions released

    The following active-duty line officers have been selected for promotion to lieutenant commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 055/14, released Tuesday:...

      1:21 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
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