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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan, an 821st Contingency Response Squadron aerial porter at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., has become the first Airman to be granted a religious accommodation for a shaving waiver based on his Muslim faith.  LILIANA MORENO/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Air Force grants first beard waiver to Muslim airman

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November 21, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Air Force has quietly approved a request by a Muslim airman to grow a beard, marking the service’s first such religious accommodation for a follower of Islam, Air...
WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) - A graphic for stories about the Department of Defense Blended Retirement System. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Blended Retirement System enrollment period ends Dec. 31

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November 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy issued a reminder to Sailors eligible to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) that the BRS enrollment period ends Dec. 31, in NAVADMIN 280/18,...
Chief Petty Officer Jaime Kalaw disciplines a recruit during a recent boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY
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‘Making a Sailor’ documentary reveals what boot camp is like in modern-day Navy

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November 20, 2018
People who think the Navy may have gone soft on new recruits can see the tough training that goes on at a modern boot camp via a new documentary.
Marines with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion wait to have their uniforms examined by fitters at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 9, 2018.  TYLER HLAVAC/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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Company of female Marines are first to graduate in new dress blues

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November 20, 2018
A company of Marines became the first to graduate in the service’s new female blue dress uniforms Friday at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.

Independent Guåhan’s General Assembly will discuss Bhutan as a country model for sustainable development Nov. 29

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November 20, 2018
For Immediate Release, November 20, 2018  Independent Guåhan (IG) invites the public to attend its November General Assembly (GA) on Thursday, November 29th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Photo caption: Errol Alegre, Jr., Prepaid Product Specialist at IT&E, presents 30,000 United MileagePlus miles to Vester Leon Gross, the final Guam winner of the IT&E Explore Your World Million Mile Giveaway. Prepaid subscribers received an entry into the giveaway each time they activated a $10 or $20 prepaid load card.

Final winners announced in the IT&E Explore Your World Million Mile Giveaway

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November 19, 2018
HARMON, Guam -- After 16 weeks of giveaways, IT&E has awarded the final winners of the IT&E Explore Your World Million Mile Giveaway.