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Marine Corps Cpl. Aaron Bohlen helps a Botswanan soldier fire a non-lethal weapon at a range at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana, during Southern Accord 12. DOD photo by Donna Miles

U.S. Marines, Soldiers Share Tactics With Botswanan Troops

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana, Aug. 15, 2012 – Marine Cpl. Kyle Swanson watched as soldiers from the Botswanan Defense Force engaged targets...

Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs

Report Details Military’s Energy Investments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 – In the second report of its kind, a top DOD official has certified that the Defense Department’s proposed 2013-2017...

Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Proffitt recently pulled a young girl from the ocean after a riptide pulled her out too far at Sullivan's Island, S.C. Proffitt faced another life-saving moment when he saved a co-worker who was choking on a turkey sandwich. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading

Face of Defense: Airman Saves Little Girl at Beach

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 15, 2012 – Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Proffitt reacted quickly at the beach to save the life of a drowning...

Defense Department employees help collect food donations at a Feds Feed Families mid-campaign rally event held at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., July 12, 2012. The event was sponsored by the Washington Headquarters Service and was headlined by an awareness and informational briefing by the Capital Area Food Bank. DOD courtesy photo

Defense Department Employees Collect Food for the Hungry

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 – Defense Department employees are doing their best to feed those in the National Capital Region who go hungry, and a...

Air Force Lt. Col. June Oldman looks on as Botswana Defense Force medics carry a simulated casualty aboard a C-130 aircraft. DOD photo by Donna Miles

U.S. Helps Botswana Build Medical Evacuation System

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana, Aug. 15, 2012 – When the Botswana Defense Force set out to build a medevac and aeromedical evacuation capability...

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Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn

Flynn: Integrated Intelligence System Provides Advantage

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 – Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has become Defense Intelligence Agency director at a time when 17 intelligence agencies...

Educating yourself on student aid

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Over the next couple of weeks I will be providing information and resources about the educational benefits for...

Be forgiven for your student loan

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This week I will be going over student loan forgiveness for service members. I have had a few inquiries about how...

Navigating the TRICARE dental transition

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Lately there has been talk about the transition of the TRICARE Dental Program from UCCI (United Concordia...

Making PCSing as painless as possible

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As I pondered what to discuss for this week, my friend and editor Alane Pearce called and we were discussing her...

Buying a home with a VA loan

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In an email I received last week, I was told how they enjoyed my website and was asked to update it with...