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the Pentagon has no figures on how many transgender people have approached recruiters about joining since Jan. 1, said army Maj. Dave Eastburn, a Defense Department spokesman. It generally takes several weeks from first contact with a recruiter to signing a contract and officially joining the military.
Next month, at army posts across the United States, more than 1,000 reserve soldiers will practice how to set up so-called mobilization centers that move military forces overseas in a hurry. And beginning next month with the Winter Olympics in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang, the Pentagon plans to ...

The command has deflected questions about the killing in Mali, offered murky and shifting explanations of the attack in Niger, and cleared U.S. personnel of wrongdoing in Somalia before launching a new investigation into the killings. All of this comes as the Defense Department as a whole has become ...
Buried in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an obscure, and quite significant, change to the post-employment restriction on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and uniformed personnel. This new provision could have a substantial impact on defense contractors and others who ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2018 -- Combating human trafficking is a responsibility the Defense Department takes very seriously, Anthony M. Kurta, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for military personnel policy, said today. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, he added. "It not only destroys the lives of those victimized, ...
the Pentagon has rejected Russian insinuations that U.S. forces were involved in recent drone attacks against Russia's air base and its naval facility in ... More than 40 Russian military personnel died in Syria since Moscow launched a campaign of air strikes in September 2015, in many cases using ...

Trump is seeking to fulfill a 2016 election campaign promise to create jobs in the United States by selling more goods and services abroad to bring down the US trade deficit from a six-year high of $50 billion. The administration is also under pressure from US defense contractors facing growing competition ...
The perception among DoD personnel was that contractors could unfairly impede timely awards with bid protests because: (1) contractors could file protests ... the rand study's quantitative analysis compiled procurement and bid protest data from the government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of ...
The U.S. military is facing a host of challenges as it seeks to cultivate and expand cyber operations in the new year. ... "The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries," ...
The spokesman said the United States would continue conversations in private with the Pakistani government. Pakistan maintains that it is fighting the biggest war on terror in the world sacrificing the lives of tens of thousands of civilians and armed personnel with huge losses to the economy to the tune of ...
Sexual assault in the armed forces has long been a massive problem, with personnel reporting more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at ... Washington: A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon today to bring attention to sexual assault and ...
U.S. Army Capt. Daniel W. Eggers, 28, dIED May 29, 2004, near Kandahar, Afghanistan, when the vehicle he was riding in hit an IED. Three other personnel with him - Spc. Joseph A. Jeffries, Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Morgensen and navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian J. Ouellette - were also killed. In 1998 ...
The Defense Department detected nearly 100 unauthorized drones flying near the Pentagon over a two-month period last year, according to officials involved ... U.S. personnel deployed to Iraq last year armed themselves with anti-drone weapons to guard against Islamic State militants who used remotely ...
Starting today, transgender individuals may openly join the U.S. military, this despite stiff opposition from President Trump, who tweeted last July that he .... While this represents just a sliver of the Pentagon's personnel, and its nearly $600 billion annual budget, for retired Marine Colonel Gary Anderson, his ...
That U.S. military personnel even have a name for them is just one of the surprises in a stunning article in the New York Times reported by Helene Cooper, ... that he had, in fact, requested and surreptitiously inserted funding for the super-secret program into the Defense Department's (DoD) budget in 2007.
Newly-released video captured by U.S. Navy pilots offers an inside look at a secretive government program that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. The Defense Department says it ended the Advanced aviation Threat Identification Program in 2012 over funding issues. But a Pentagon ...
the Pentagon acknowledged in a statement that it has no good way to track how many servicemembers are stationed overseas, where they are and when they were there. "There is no one personnel system in the [Defense Department] that tracks the daily location of all DoD personnel. There is no easy ...

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity ... 7, 2017 -- The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced today. ... military personnel will continue to report for duty to ensure the safety of the United States and its citizens, he said.
WASHINGTON -- The U. S. military has more than 44,000 troops across the globe that the Pentagon claims it cannot track, according to a recent report. "We are not at a ... "There is no one personnel system in the [Defense Department] that tracks the daily location of all DoD personnel. There is no easy way ...
This is especially true for the Pentagon, where a strong "get out of here as quickly as possible" mentality exists. Staff duty is a dreaded, required interlude between tactical tours. And for junior personnel coming to the Pentagon by choice, the stigma is exacerbated. Military operations may be the lifeblood of ...
6. a list of the assumptions used by DoD to conduct its analysis. GAO identified additional information that may benefit the Commission's ongoing evaluation of the military selective service process. The fifth required reporting element required DOD to analyze its personnel needs in the event of an ...
By this spring, the Pentagon expects to have 1,200 of its personnel working full-time on the audit. .... Defense Authorization bill offered by four senators last September would have required DoD to focus first on the "feeder systems" that are vital to many of the Defense Department's financial transactions.
With ISIS expelled from its de facto capital in Syria and ousted from its last urban stronghold in Iraq, the Department of Defense finally announced the number of U.S. military personnel on the ground in the region… sort of. On Nov. 27, the Pentagon pegged the number of publicly disclosed troops at around ...
the Pentagon says it is aware of and is investigating an "incident" involving U.S. military personnel during President Trump's recent trip to Asia, a spokesperson tells CBS News. Laura Seal was responding to questions about a Washington Post report that three members of the military "have been ...
the Pentagon is investigating the behavior of military officers during President Donald Trump's 12-day trip to Asia earlier this month, officials told the Washington Post Tuesday, with three personnel reassigned from their White House jobs due to allegations of improper contact with foreign women. The three ...
President Donald Trump has increased the number of U.S. troops and ... expert, come from the Pentagon's quarterly reports on personnel.
US Defense officials told CNN about the strike earlier on Tuesday. The Defense Department now has 500 personnel in Somalia including ... Africa Command and the Pentagon insist the series of airstrikes are simply due to ...
In 2017, the Air Force garnered 108 of the 343 total DoD SMART ... Visit myPers for more information about Air Force personnel programs.
The Pentagon wants to pump $143 million into upgrades at a strategic air base ... highlights the growing importance of Jordan as the U.S. military makes plans in ... "To alleviate these risks, to support the influx of personnel, and to provide ... I think it is time for the United States to start thinking in those terms.
Newly released Pentagon figures show a surge in US troops deployed ... "Unless you read DoD quarterly personnel report, you'd never know US ... above the numbers that the Defense Department publicly acknowledges.
9, 2017 -- The Defense Department is pledging to improve the way background ... USS Stethem, Oct. 17, 2017, on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. ... background investigations for DoD personnel, whose investigations are adjudicated by ... The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2017 -- the rand Corp. in October issued its comprehensive study of the Defense Department's nonmedical counseling resources, ...
U.S. Edition ... the Pentagon is facing growing resistance in Congress over its plan to ... the FDA to the Defense Department, raising the stakes in a fight first reported by ... which it says can be a life-saver for military personnel in combat and ... "FDA has been working closely with DoD to bring freeze-dried ...
If confirmed, Wilkie would gain oversight over much of the U.S. ... Wilkie was nominated to be undersecretary of defense for personnel and ...
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis attends a press conference with ... Under Pentagon rules, convictions of military personnel in crimes like ...
The Defense Department is taking what one might call a deliberative ... at U.S. Cyber Command, the Joint Force Headquarters-DoD Information ... intelligence Civilian Personnel System, the program the Pentagon has used as ...
According to both, the Pentagon had launched a "full investigation" into the ... to subpoena DoD officials to force them to share details on the Niger incident with ... The United States has had military personnel in Africa as part of those ... of the Senate in a letter that are 645 U.S. military personnel in Niger "to ...
At the Pentagon, Mattis suggested to reporters that he would say little ... For months before the ambush, the U.S. military had requested more ... lack the capability and capacity to assist with personnel recovery missions.".
U.S. Department of Defense ... By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity ... of military vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of Kirkuk, he said. ... The United States continues to support a unified Iraq, Manning said. ... The Defense Department remains focused on the fight against ISIS, ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 -- The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 -- About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria ravaged ...
Niger: Pentagon Blames Islamic State in Deadly Attack on U.S. Forces ... forces during the October 4 firefight that also killed four of Niger's security personnel. ... "The United States has provided support for the military of Niger, ...
The Defense Department is trying to persuade lawmakers that it has both the tools and the expertise to resume responsibility for processing ...
Mattis Details Three Lines of Effort in Memo to DoD personnel ... WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 -- The Defense Department is on a wartime footing and the pursuit of global ... Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known .... The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.
Washington is abuzz with talk that the U.S. military is increasingly hollow, ... All would agree that the United States has asked a great deal of its ... the quality of U.S. personnel is quite high in terms of experience and aptitude.
Similarly, the statutory timeliness goal for DoD contractors and ... DODIG requested funds to increase its personnel, but it has yet to determine ...
the Pentagon says a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States has not affected military operations or personnel out of Turkey, ... Since the rise of Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition has used Incirlik Air Base ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 -- The Defense Department continues to respond to ... ship USNS Comfort near San Juan, Pentagon spokesman army Lt. Col. ... DoD response efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to ... in San Juan for possible patient movement to the continental United States, he said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2017 -- The distribution of food and water remains the top priority in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Gov.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2017 -- Defense Department personnel stand ready to respond in the ... U.S. Northern Command is fully engaged with federal, state and ...


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