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Department of Defense
Military health system changes focus on readiness
February 21, 2020
— The Military Health System is implementing significant reforms aimed at building a more integrated and effective system of readiness and health, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said Feb. 19...
New entrance test to increase Soldier quality, reduce attrition
January 2, 2020
— A new military entrance exam is now being given to Army recruits to predict performance, behaviors, attitude, and attrition of potential Soldiers...
Defense bill to fund pay raise for military, civilian personnel
January 2, 2020
— The $738 billion defense spending bill signed into law by President Donald J. Trump funds the largest pay increases in a decade...
Learn to keep debt, budget under control with JBSA financial wellness classes
December 31, 2019
— Bad credit? Out of control debt? Having trouble living within your means? Or, maybe you have everything under control but would like to know if you could be doing things better. The Joint Base San Antonio Military and Family Readiness Centers have the perfect financial wellness classes for you. ...
DOD funds firefighting foam research for a PFAS-free alternative
November 20, 2019
— Aqueous film-forming foams, or AFFF, rapidly extinguish fuel fires, but they contain PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances...
New Air Force justice information system goes live
October 9, 2019
— Air Force Security Forces Defenders uploaded the first case to the new Air Force Justice Information System last week, marking the launch of the most modern criminal data reporting system in the Department of Defense and providing global integrated awareness of criminal activities that affect the security and safety of Air Force personnel and resources...
DOD launches new pain rating scale
September 18, 2019
— The Department of Defense launched a pain rating scale for use in hospitals to better assess pain in patients. The Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale improves older pain assessment techniques by measuring not only the intensity of pain, but its impact on daily function as well...
BAMC staff helps train Department of Defense doctors
September 11, 2019
— Critical Care staff from Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston helped conduct two days of validation training for military doctors from around the country during the first week of September...
JBSA leaders sign proclamation observing Suicide Prevention Month
September 10, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio leaders pledged support for programs and initiatives to reduce suicide among service members and their families, retirees, veterans and Department of Defense civilians in a ceremony held Sept. 3 at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center...
New DOD program leaves sexual predators nowhere to hide
August 5, 2019
— A new Department of Defense program called Catch a Serial Offender, or "CATCH," aims to make it more difficult for perpetrators of sexual assault to evade identification and capture by law enforcement...
DOD partners with VA, implements Women’s Health Transition Training Program
July 22, 2019
— The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Department of Defense to implement the first Women’s Health Transition Training...
DOD delays Post 9/11 GI Bill changes
July 15, 2019
— The Department of Defense delayed the implementation of a policy that would limit a service member’s ability to share education benefits with family members. The policy, originally slated to take effect July 12, discontinues the transfer benefit for members with 16 years or more of service...
DOD to take over background checks by fiscal 2020
July 1, 2019
— By October, the Department of Defense will be assuming responsibility for background investigations for U.S. government personnel and contractors seeking the various security clearances required to do their jobs...
DOD, OPM team up for improved online training
May 9, 2019
— A new memorandum of agreement between the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management promises to reduce the cost for training for defense employees and enhance the training experience. The two agencies signed the memo May 3, making OPM's “USALearning” program DOD's partner as the "centralized source for training, education, and domain-specific expertise."...
The Air Force is becoming more Agile – one project at a time
April 25, 2019
— The term ‘Agile’ has been on the lips of Department of Defense senior leaders with increasing frequency recently – often citing its importance for developing functional, innovative software that better equips the warfighter to respond to uncertain and ever-changing environments...
Keep your common access card safe, secure
April 16, 2019
— While a common access card is not actually all that common, it is key to helping Department of Defense personnel rapidly authenticate and increase security at military installations and facilities, verify health benefits at medical centers, and a variety of other uses worldwide...
Acting SECDEF: National Defense Strategy is ‘undisputed driver’ in budget request
March 27, 2019
— The National Defense Strategy is the undisputed driver of the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Defense Department, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said on Capitol Hill March 26...
Hiring Heroes Career Fair draws hundreds of attendees
March 25, 2019
— Hundreds of job seekers visited, explored career options with and handed out resumes to Department of Defense employers at the Hiring Heroes Career Fair held in the Sam Houston Community Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 20...
$718.3 billion defense budget request focuses on threats
March 13, 2019
— At $718.3 billion, the fiscal year 2020 defense budget request announced at the Pentagon today by defense officials is an increase from last year’s $685 billion approved budget...
'Fire Pit' provides creative space, assistance to AETC innovators
March 6, 2019
— With an eye towards continuing development of a world-class culture of innovation, Air Education and Training Command officially opened the “Fire Pit” with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 5...