Troop Support improves analysis, decision making through project management
Aug. 22, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support recently emphasized a focus on project management to enable better data-driven decision making and analysis. The Continuous Process Improvement office is leading the charge in support of PM training with classroom sessions to improve the workforce's PM skills and provide tools intended to help employees and leaders.
September is National Preparedness Month; make time to plan for disasters
Aug. 21, 2019 - September is recognized as National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder to plan and prepare for emergencies that could impact our homes, workplace, schools and communities. Planning and preparation is essential in building resilient communities and coincides with this year’s theme of “Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.”
Appreciation dinner highlights volunteers contributions to 'give a helping hand to Okinawa'
Aug. 21, 2019 - CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Camp Foster – The United Service Organization on Camp Foster hosted a dinner for service members who volunteered a large amount of their time to community events throughout 2019, Aug. 20 on Camp Foster.
Service members who volunteered throughout the year were treated to a dinner to enjoy with friends, family, and co-workers. The USO itself assists in scheduling and providing transportation to and from volunteer events for military personnel stationed all across Okinawa.
Director addresses Energy workforce
Aug. 20, 2019 - DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams praised the Energy workforce during a town hall event at the McNamara Headquarters Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Aug. 12, saying, “I have been here for two years and the longer I am, the greater my appreciation for this phenomenal team. I can’t think of another organization with a broader impact not only on DLA but also on the Department of Defense.”
Organizations help families get back to school
Aug. 20, 2019 - The Sheppard Spouses’ Club, Sheppard 1st Sergeant’s Council and Sheppard Parent Advisory Board pooled their resources and volunteers together Aug. 10, 2019, for a Back to School Brigade event that saw more than 5,000 donated school supplies go to more than 225 military children to help get the new school year started.
Lethal and Ready to Respond
Aug. 19, 2019 - Marines and Sailors from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed a two-week training exercise aboard multiple U.S. military installations in Kuwait, Aug. 9.
187th Medical Battalion donates more than $10,000 worth of school supplies
Aug. 19, 2019 - Students and teachers at Briscoe Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District received a welcome surprise when Soldiers from the 187th Medical Battalion, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or HRCoE, delivered more than $10,000 worth of school supplies Aug. 8 as part of the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Adopt-a-School program.
Travis AFB produces first certified 3-D printed aircraft parts
Aug. 19, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — The Stratasys F900 3D printer, which is capable of printing plastic parts up to 36-by-24-by-36 inches, uses a material called Ultem 9085 that is more flexible, dense and stronger than typical plastic.
Elementary School Teacher Serves Country and Corps
Aug. 16, 2019 - MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that one in five teachers have secondary occupations. For one Charlotte, North Carolina native, her profession outside of school hours isn’t just another job, it’s a commitment to serve and protect.
Emerging Technologies Industry Study
Aug. 16, 2019 - The Emerging Technologies industry study is one of the most highly demanded courses at the Eisenhower School. This past year’s syllabus revolved around the rapidly increasing applicability of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The subject matter attracted a slew of motivated students from many diverse backgrounds created an atmosphere for thoughtful seminar-style discussion. Site visits to Zurich, Cambridge, Toronto and Silicon Valley further immersed the students in the ever-changing world of emerging technology.
DOD Marks 70th Anniversary of the Chairmanship
Aug. 15, 2019 - This week marks the 70th anniversary of the swearing-in of Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley as the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This followed the Aug. 10, 1949 signing of an amendment to the National Security Act by President Truman, which created the permanent position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified the control of the Armed Forces under the Secretary of Defense, and renamed the National Military Establishment as the Department of Defense.
DLA, DHA agree on joint military health care support
Aug. 15, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency and Defense Health Agency directors signed a memorandum of agreement that established DLA as the acquisition enabler of choice for medical materiel Aug. 15 at the DHA headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.
Mobile communication system brings networks to the tactical edge
Aug. 15, 2019 - Fielded in 2013, NOTM is a satellite communication system that enables the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to communicate while mobile on the battlefield. The capability can connect to a network from various ground and amphibious vehicles, and aircraft—including the MV-22 Osprey—within minutes.
Engaging with industry
Aug. 14, 2019 - DLA Energy Commander hosted two breakout sessions to talk about DLA Energy opportunities and encourage industry feedback during the second annual DLA Industry Day at the McNamara Headquarter Complex, July 31. Eleven companies representing the oil and gas, renewable energy, and utility services sectors attended the breakout sessions.
TRICARE Covers You, Even When You're Separating from the Service
Aug. 13, 2019 - Separating from active duty can be a busy time. And easing back into civilian life may require a transitional health plan. Leaving active duty is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. During this time, you have 90 days from your separation date to change to another health plan if you're eligible.
New contracts, Aug. 12
Aug. 12, 2019 - The agency currently manages approximately 350,000 contracts with an overall total value of $5.2 trillion, and authorizes $678.4 million in contractor payments per business day.
New Army chief of staff: Taking care of people key to winning the fight
Aug. 9, 2019 - Gen. James McConville, who was sworn in as the Army's 40th chief of staff Aug. 9, has led multiple units in combat before most recently serving as the 36th vice chief of staff under Gen. Mark Milley, who will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McConville also oversaw the Army's G-1 (personnel) and legislative liaison offices.
Emerging technology may save Airmen’s lives
Aug. 9, 2019 - This focus on readiness was on display Aug. 5 during a SERE exercise in Vallejo, California, which provided Airmen an opportunity to train using realistic scenarios while testing new technology.
Encourage, Empower and Elevate
Aug. 9, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Energy women were among the roughly 900 federal employees from across the nation who attended the annual Federally Employed Women’s National Training Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22-26.
AF Week in Photos
Aug. 9, 2019 - This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
NISP Classified Configuration available within eMASS
Aug. 9, 2019 -
The NISP Authorization Office has made the NISP Classified Configuration tool (NISP CC) available to download via the NISP eMASS instance. The NISP CC is intended to assist industry in initial and maintenance configuration of NISP authorized information systems. Detailed instructions regarding accessing, downloading, and applying the NISP CC can be found in the NISP CC in eMASS Job Aid, located here
First Female F-35B Pilot
Aug. 9, 2019 - U.S. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz left her legacy on the Marine Corps’ F-35B Program when she became
2019 Cyber Summit focuses on domain as warfighting platform
Aug. 8, 2019 - With a focus on approaching the cyber domain as a warfighting platform, members from across the Continental U.S. NORAD Region – 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) enterprise recently gathered for the annual 2019 Cyber Summit here.
Vaccines: A public health success story
Aug. 8, 2019 - Throughout U.S. history, people have benefited from improvements in the field of public health. The availability of clean water, the development of sewage systems, and other effective interventions worked to cut the rate of disease in entire segments of the population at relatively low cost. Vaccination is an intervention that has proved effective in terms of cost and effort in protecting the population from disease.
What is the IG?
Aug. 7, 2019 - For some, the Inspector General is just a term they have heard and many don’t understand the importance of the office or how to access them.
Active shooter awareness training held at DSCR
Aug. 7, 2019 - Note: This training was held a few days before active shooter situations in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left 31 people dead and more than 50 injured in less than 24 hours.
Nine people killed when a gunman opened fire inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Twenty students and six staff members killed after a 20-year old man shot them inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. A night of partying at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, turned tragic on June 12, 2016 when a man walked in and opened fire, killing 49 and injuring close to 60 more.
Speed wins: MacDill AFB contracting awards 100k in swift fashion
Aug. 6, 2019 - With the success of its first Pitch Day, MacDill AFB showcased how partnerships with local businesses are an integral part of advancing innovation to improve warfighting capabilities. Even further, Pitch Day was a testament to the base’s efforts to open their doors even more to small businesses in the community.
DSCC talks trash
Aug. 6, 2019 - DSCC Environmental Division is focused on reducing solid waste diversion for the installation. The installation minimizes solid waste generation through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. The Environmental Division has made it easy for associates to participate in assist in meeting its goals and help the environment while also providing tips for continued efforts at home.
DoD OIG Newsletter - August 2019
Aug. 5, 2019 - The DoD OIG newsletter summarizes the reports and investigations released by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General in the previous month and those we anticipate releasing in the coming month.
AFPC hosts 2019 Civilian Personnel Training Summit
Aug. 2, 2019 - More than 250 civilian personnel professionals from across the Air Force gathered in San Antonio for the third annual Civilian Personnel Training Summit July 22-26. The event was hosted by the Air Force’s Personnel Center Civilian Personnel Programs division in the Personnel Programs Directorate.
Hand, Foot and Mouth disease
Aug. 2, 2019 - A relatively unfamiliar, yet common, communicable disease has caused some health concern during this summer of 2019—hand, foot and mouth disease.
Systems-based Approach to Biodefense Policy Analysis
July 23, 2019 - In this article, co-authored by Dr. Diane DiEuliis, the authors describe a systems-based analysis of the US biosecurity and biodefense policy landscape to analyze functional relationships between policies. They identify 2 approaches in US policy for countering biological threats: prevention of theft, diversion, or deliberate malicious use of biological technologies, and development of capabilities and knowledge to assess, detect, monitor, respond to, and attribute biological threats.
Historic F-22 Raptor Qatar deployment
July 18, 2019 - In a historic deployment, Airmen and F-22 Raptors have been sent to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
Fort Dix Army engineers expand skills at Beyond the Horizon
July 17, 2019 - The 990th Engineer Company, Fort Dix, N.J. is fresh off a deployment to the Middle East and now faces a different kind of mission — building a trade school in remote Central America as part of the partnership for joint exercise Beyond the Horizon. The exercise is a chance for more than 1,200 Service members from the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard to work and train intimately on combat support roles like building structures and providing medical services alongside Guatemalan counterparts.
USAF begins new Egyptian F110 upgrade program
July 17, 2019 - A big step forward to modernize the Egyptian Air Force F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fleet will take place July 25th in San Antonio, Texas. United States Air Force contracting, through Defense Logistics Agency-Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Program, has awarded an Egyptian long-term F110 propulsion sustainment contract to GE Aviation. The ceremony will recognize the enterprise collaboration with a focus on Egyptian F-16 mission readiness.
Land the Landing Force!
July 17, 2019 - U.S. Marines, Australian soldiers, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members trained in Combined
Clinics, patients turn to hyperbaric medicine
July 17, 2019 - “We call it the fog. It's like they’ve been awake for a few days straight,” said Col. (Dr.) Michael Richards, 59th Medical Specialty Squadron Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine section chief.
“His wife had to finish his sentences. He could no longer take care of himself, really. He couldn’t manage his finances, he couldn’t drive, he couldn’t take care of his children. He couldn’t make decisions, even on small things like choosing what kind of milk to buy at the grocery store.”
For this patient, a fighter pilot, suffering from arterial gas embolism, a condition that causes gas bubbles to enter the blood stream and prevent blood flow - “the fog” was a career ender. Or would have been, without the use of hyperbaric medicine.
Bluestone Dam Edges Closer to Completion
July 17, 2019 - The makeover at Bluestone Dam has been a slow process – but the final part of the process is now underway.
Located on the scenic New River in southern West Virginia, the dam is a massive concrete structure built in the 1940s to reduce flooding across the state. It’s enjoyed a long history of success, preventing more than $6 billion in flood damages during its lifetime - but the ability of the dam to withstand a major storm was called into question in the late 1990s.
Artist to Airman: Street Artist to Art of War
July 16, 2019 - Muralist, painter, street artist and 315th Airlift Wing Reservist, Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at JB Charleston, South Carolina, used his creative talent and public affairs training to win 2018 Military Photographer of the Year and first place in the 2018 Military Visual Awards portrait category.
“On a daily basis we are evolved with creativity, adventure and challenge,” said Lundborg.
Marine Big Band Features Guest Vocalist Kate Reid
July 16, 2019 - This week’s outdoor summer concerts feature the Marine Big Band performing jazz and big band favorites, showcasing special guest jazz vocalist and pianist Kate Reid. The Marine Big Band will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 17 on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol and at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 18 at Pentagon Row in Arlington, Va. Both Concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Join July 25 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE Coverage After Retirement
July 16, 2019 - Will you or a family member be retiring soon? Join the "TRICARE Coverage After Retirement from Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve" webinar on July 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. When you retire from active duty or turn age 60 as a Retired Reserve member, your TRICARE coverage will change. The webinar will cover health plan eligibility, enrollment, dental and vision plans, and much more. Register today!
Supporting Apollo 11
July 16, 2019 - Fifty years ago, Defense Supply Agency in Cameron Station – the predecessor agency of Defense Logistics Agency – supported the first manned mission to land on the Moon receiving written appreciation from NASA's director and an Apollo 11 astronaut.
Breeze 2019 Kicks off In the Black Sea
July 15, 2019 - Three P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Red Lancers” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 began their participation in exercise Breeze 2019 July 12th.
Arkansas teachers observe Marine training
July 12, 2019 - SAN DIEGO - Teachers typically found in the classroom are getting hands-on experience of what it takes to be a United States Marine, undergoing the basics of marksmanship at the Camp Pendleton gun range during Educators Workshop. The workshop is a four-day program designed to better inform high school and college educators about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps.
The Last Firefighter
July 11, 2019 - PEARL CITY, Hawaii -- "I am 95 years old," said James Davis. "I am a World War II veteran, and I'm
DFAS brings live coding, realism to Army Reserve’s Diamond Saber
July 11, 2019 - It’s been said to “train like you fight,” and for financial management Soldiers preparing to deploy in the next year, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service brought a healthy dose of realistic training and experience.
DFAS Defense Military Pay Office personnel brought more than 100 years of military pay experience to help train Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers preparing to deploy during the Army Reserve’s Diamond Saber 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, June 18 to July 1.
Federal laws steer DLA mission, business practices
July 10, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency has been affected by Congress as much as the executive branch during its 58-year history. While some of the influence has come through oversight, the majority resulted from legislation that determined how the agency is structured, operates and employs its workforce.
Edwards AFB sends earthquake response to nearby base
July 9, 2019 - According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck at 10:33 a.m. July 4 with a 6.4 magnitude and is now considered a foreshock. A second quake shook the area the following day at 8:20 p.m. with a stronger 7.1 magnitude. Estimated economic losses of what the USGS now calls the Searles Quake are at least $1 billion; furthermore, the air control tower at Plant 42 was also damaged. The exact extent of that damage is still under review.
Support staff takes flight to see mission in action
July 9, 2019 - Over two dozen civilian support staff from the 434th Air Refueling Wing received an incentive flight June 25, to allow them to see firsthand how they support the mission. Employees from Grissom’s lodging and dining facilities, outdoor recreation and fitness center were joined by members of the Miami Correctional Facility K9 unit on a refueling exercise.
New mobile dental facility grand opening
July 9, 2019 - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions hosted a grand opening celebration for a new mobile dental treatment facility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 8, 2018.
Schroeder doesn't play a Soldier on TV, she is one
July 9, 2019 - Not many people could recognize Carly Schroeder at Fort Jackson's Hilton Field on June 27. The actress, who traded her red carpet heels for combat boots, blended into the crowd of roughly 450 identically dressed Soldiers as they walked across the field during their Basic Combat Training graduation ceremony.
Newborn Neighbor, New Clothes, New School: Mothers Meet in Guatemala
July 8, 2019 - When U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Genesis Pozdiaz, Pozdiaz, a Boston, Massachusetts native with 424th Engineer Company, 412th Theater Engineer Command, found out she would be building a school for annual training, she saw it as a great opportunity to give Guatemalans something else as well - baby clothes.
Supporting today’s NCO Corps with yesterday’s past
July 8, 2019 - Dr. Everett Dague the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Command Historian, reviews historical documents to verify the information provided through a submission on the historical website, on March 18.
By Danielle O’Donnell
NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, Public Affairs Office
4th of July Message
July 2, 2019 - Tomorrow we celebrate our Independence Day- a day which commemorates
the birth of our young nation 243 years ago. On July 4, 1776 Congress declared that
America was a united, free, and independent land. These liberties were hard fought for
and won by many of our ancestors. Each and every one of you uphold their legacy
Installation Management fire inspector shares fireworks safety tips
July 2, 2019 - As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, many are excited to see the fireworks show sparkling in color across the dark skies. It’s a beautiful sight that many try to duplicate in their backyards, parks and sometimes in neighborhood streets. This can lead to some devastating mishaps that I’m sure we’ve all heard about before.
Do's and Don'ts for Displaying Old Glory
July 2, 2019 - This week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly.
BAMC treats patient impaled with firework; underscores need for safety
July 2, 2019 - Fireworks won’t be the only thing skyrocketing on the Fourth of July. Injuries will also be on the rise if people light up the sky without keeping safety in mind. One San Antonio resident found out the hard way that fireworks festivities can backfire in life-changing ways in a split second.
Agency employee becomes first woman to lead NATO codification
July 1, 2019 - While some prepared for summer to begin, Elaine Chapman, international logistics data program manager for the Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations, began her new duties as she completed her first official act as chair of the Main Group for Allied Committee 135 when she opened some codification training courses in Luxembourg.
99th FTS pays tribute to fallen Tuskegee Airman
June 28, 2019 - The 99th Flying Training Squadron paid tribute June 21 to a member of a groundbreaking African-American flying unit that overcame racial prejudice and stereotypes to excel in its mission at the height of World War II.
Fireworks safety: don’t get burned on the Fourth of July
June 28, 2019 - This Fourth of July, people across America will be celebrating the nation’s birthday. Backyard picnics, family gatherings, food, drink and of course mom’s apple pie will be a treat. Fireworks will lighting up the sky around cities and towns.
Creating a culture of safety
June 28, 2019 - Each year the third week in the month of June is designated as Firefighter Safety Stand Down week. This year’s national theme is “Reduce your exposure: It’s everyone’s responsibility” and is chosen by the Firefighter Safety Stand Down group.
Annual summit fosters acquisition excellence
June 26, 2019 - Representatives from DLA Acquisition met with senior leaders during their annual Fifth Estate Chief Contracting Officer Summit and senior procurement executive visit in Lorton, Virginia, June 25-26 to discuss advancing acquisition oversight and support with continuous process improvements throughout the acquisition community.
Strategic Insights: Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy Walsh, USCYBERCOM
June 25, 2019 - In this episode of Strategic Insights, the series that brings you thoughts from leaders at the intersection of information, cyberspace, and national security, US Cyber Command Strategic Initiatives, Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy Walsh, shares his unique perspective on the cyber domain and the critical role of graduate education.
Biologist working on new solution to test hydrological effects on plant habitat in Southwest
June 24, 2019 - A Los Angeles District biologist is working to expand the capabilities of modeling software in hopes of creating a better understanding of hydrological effects on plant habitat along rivers in the Southwest.
Christopher Solek, Environmental Resources Branch, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, is conducting the work as a 2019 participant in the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s outreach program, ERDC University.
Annual event celebrating the end of slavery held on DCSR
June 24, 2019 - Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 every year and is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the freeing of black slaves two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.
BAMC Pride Month observance celebrates LGBT community
June 21, 2019 - Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated Pride Month June 19 with an observance in the fourth-floor auditorium. Pride Month honors lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the gay movement in the United States.
The story of Mom & Pop; Air Force pioneers
June 19, 2019 - Three wars. World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. For some, these conflicts that shook the world may be hard to imagine, but for 92-year-old Gwyneth Johnson, all three were nothing less than reality.
High-dollar contacts announced
June 17, 2019 - The following contracts with a value of over $7 million were awarded last week and will be administered by the DCMA.
Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge June 14 called the Expert Soldier Badge.
12th Flying Training Wing historian recognized by AETC
June 17, 2019 - The preservation of Air Force history is an important task which allows Airmen to look back in time and remember important milestones and events that were important to the identity of a unit. For the last 13 years, Lane Bourgeois, 12th Flying Training Wing historian at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, has ensured the 12th's history lives on forever.
USAFMCOM celebrates Army, Finance Corps birthdays
June 14, 2019 - For most of the Army, June is a very special month, but it’s twice as special for Army financial management Soldiers, including twice the cake. The U.S. Army Financial Management Command held a ceremony celebrating both the Army’s 244th birthday and the Army Finance Corps’ 244th birthday at the Emmett J. Bean Federal Center here June 14.
District’s Small Business Deputy Shares How to Work with USACE
June 12, 2019 - Monique Chisholm, Albuquerque District’s Small Business Programs Deputy, and Stephanie Parra, District contracting officer, recently shared an overview of how small businesses can work with USACE and other federal agencies, and what opportunities are available.
Golden Knights join commemoration of 75th anniversary of D-Day
June 12, 2019 - FORT KNOX, Ky. -- After descending thousands of feet over Normandy, France, in early June, members of the United States Army Parachute Team reminisced about the storied history of the nighttime jump made during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago.
2019 Cogswell winners announced
June 12, 2019 -
The Defense Security Service (DSS) congratulates the winners of the 2019 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Fifty-one facilities were selected for the award, which was presented today at the annual NCMS training seminar, in St. Louis, Mo.
These 51 facilities were chosen from approximately 13,000 cleared facilities. The award criterion focuses on principles of industrial security excellence, and factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements.
The award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which includes an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information.
New DLA hiring policy targets qualified applicants, expedites hiring process
June 12, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support teamed up with their servicing human resources office to bring one of the agency’s first job openings under the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act-authorized Expedited Hiring Authority to a Hiring Our Heroes event May 30 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Inspector General: fact finders for customers, commanders
June 7, 2019 - The inspector general’s office at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is charged with facilitating the commander’s inspection program and operating the complaints resolutions program to help the mission continue successfully.
Installation Health Assessment goes live in the cloud
June 7, 2019 - The status of Air Force installation and mission support programs is now just a click away, thanks to the new Installation Health Assessment tool’s cloud analytics capability. The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland first launched the IHA in 2017 as a first-of-its-kind, metrics-based framework to integrate information from authoritative databases across the I&MS enterprise.
Air Force Basic Military Training continues to fine-tune program with major modernizations
June 6, 2019 - As part of the Basic Military Training curriculum revamp centered on readiness and lethality, airmanship, fitness and the warrior ethos, multiple changes to training are set to begin this summer. BMT is set to receive close to 9,000 M4 training rifles and after renovations to the combat arms range are completed, BMT will switch from the M16 weapons familiarization course to the M4 weapons qualification course.
Key to success: Allied airpower at Normandy
June 6, 2019 - On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied soldiers from 16 nations stormed ashore onto Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches along a 50-mile stretch of France’s heavily fortified Normandy Peninsula. The commander, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and other senior Allied leaders knew that the key to the success of this major undertaking, especially during the critical first few days after the landings, was the establishment and maintenance of air superiority over the beachheads.
Remembering D-Day 75 years later
June 6, 2019 - On June 6, 1944, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives in the name of freedom.
D-Day 75: DLA supports troops commemorating anniversary
June 5, 2019 - DLA delivered materials to three locations in France to sustain service members supporting the D-Day anniversary. But it was an engineering feat that helped sustain Allied troops following the Normandy invasion 75 years ago.
Technology, AFWERX, helping SF Academy graduates become more lethal, ready
June 4, 2019 - Recognizing the pace of change is accelerating, the Security Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has taken full advantage of an opportunity to help field tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter by adding innovative technology into its apprentice course to help produce more lethal and ready Airmen.
Air Force announces partnership with FAA
June 3, 2019 - The Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration announced a collaborative effort to counter the national aircrew shortage May 31. This effort aims to ensure the continued and long-range health and safety of the aviation industry by collaborating to inspire a passion for aviation in the next generation.
Semiannual Report to the Congress: October 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 - The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, requires the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to prepare semiannual reports summarizing its activities for the preceding 6-month period. These semiannual reports are intended to keep the Secretary of Defense and Congress fully informed of significant findings, progress the DoD has made relating to those findings, and recommendations for improvement.
Army boards to rank NCOs solely on merit
May 31, 2019 - More deserving Soldiers will be promoted sooner and fewer school seats should go vacant under the Army's new Enlisted Centralized Promotion Board process, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey May 29.
New National Guard space control squadron stands up
May 30, 2019 - The Colorado National Guard will conduct a stand up ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1 at 1 p.m. to recognize the 138th Space Control Squadron as the first new unit to expand U.S. military presence into the space domain since the reestablishment of U.S. Space Command was announced.
Educating the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors
May 30, 2019 - NSA and its academic, industry, agency partners are at the forefront of fostering the next generation of cyber warriors. As the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program continues to grow, the focus remains on promoting higher education and research in cyber defense to produce professionals that are prepared to solve tomorrow’s problems.
Army Criminal Investigation Command warns about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts
May 28, 2019 - The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for “social media scams” where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for “trust-based relationship scams,” also known as romance scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.
Arlington Ceremony Remembers America's Fallen Heroes
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day is the day that makes possible all other days of the American republic, Vice President Mike Pence said at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. "Without it and the patriots we honor… there would be no other American days," he said.
Media Awards Submissions Up Across Services
May 24, 2019 - Entries from the services are now at the Defense Media Activity for judging, and perhaps equally impressive as the actual entries themselves is the increase in number of entries across the board.
May 18 is Armed Forces Day
May 17, 2019 - Nations around the world honor their military forces with an Armed Forces Day. In the United States, the celebration is held the third Saturday in May.
DOD, OPM Team Up for Improved Online Training
May 6, 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.
Fight, Flight, or Freeze
May 6, 2019 - The neurobiology of trauma, its emotional and physical manifestation and how it affects sexual assault survivors over their life-span, was the topic of a Defense Logistics Agency Energy lunch and learn session May 1. Heather Turner, the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator, led an interactive discussion on how the brain is impacted by trauma.
Innovation Board Report Looks to Foment Software Revolution
May 3, 2019 - The Defense Innovation Board, chaired by businessman and software engineer Eric Schmidt — who accompanied Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment — looked at the department’s software acquisition and practices, and discussed the board’s conclusions.
Middle East Security Still Critical to U.S.
April 30, 2019 - Though the National Defense Strategy has shifted U.S. focus to China and Russia as near-peer competitors, North Korea and Iran as “rogue state actors,” and has also placed emphasis on counterterrorism as a priority, the Middle East is still going to be getting U.S. attention, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said.