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July 17, 2014

‘Whistleblower Law’ Gains Momentum

The rate of complaints from Defense Department whistleblowers has increased since Jan. 1, following last year's enactment of a whistleblower rights and protections law.

July 17, 2014

Hagel Congratulates New British Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he is looking forward to working with new British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon during a congratulatory phone call.

July 16, 2014

Face of Defense: Airman Serves in His Fourth Service Branch

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesus Yanez has served in and learned from all four branches of the military.

July 16, 2014

Official Highlights Resources for Military Consumers

The Defense Department has joined more than 35 other agencies and nonprofits to highlight free consumer protection resources for military members, said Holly Petraeus, the assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

July 16, 2014

Hospital Ship Leaves Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC’s Sea Phase

The hospital ship USNS Mercy is participating for the first time in Rim of the Pacific 2014, the world's largest international maritime exercise.

July 16, 2014

Acting VA Secretary Outlines Problems, Actions Taken

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson has outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists.

July 16, 2014

Contingency Funds Support Operations, Recovery, New Missions

The Pentagon's request for $58.6 billion in fiscal year 2015 overseas contingency operations funds marks a continued downward trend in war-related spending, the deputy defense secretary told Congress.

July 16, 2014

DoD Official Provides Consumer Tips on Avoiding Scammers

Service members and their families can be easy targets for scammers, and financial education is key to prevention, said the deputy director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth.

July 16, 2014

DoD Awards $62 Million in Grants to California, Virginia Schools

The Defense Department is providing more than $62 million in grants to schools in California and Virginia.

July 16, 2014

Russian Military Buildup Near Ukraine Concerns DoD Officials

U.S. defense officials are concerned about a buildup of Russian troops along that country’s border with Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.

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