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  1. Recruiters who go by-the-book say they can spend several hours in the morning visiting a school in a rural location, grabbing a fast-food lunch during their drive back to their home office, and spend the afternoon interviewing potential recruits and shuttling recruits without cars to and from a testing location. Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault / Air Force

    Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports

    Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  2. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  3. Brig. Gen. Viet Luong's family escaped Vietnam when he was 9, shortly before the fall of Saigon. He is the first Vietnamese-American general officer in the U.S. military's history. Army

    New one-star is U.S. military's first general born in Vietnam

    Col. Viet Luong pinned on his first star during a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, becoming the first Vietnamese-born general officer in the U.S. military.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  4. Black majors dismissed at greater rate than whites

    The forced culling of majors from Army ranks is taking a bigger toll on black officers than those from any other ethnic group, according to Army personnel documents.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  5. Vice Adm. Phil Davidson addresses the crew of the destroyer Ramage in April. Davidson has been nominated as the next head of Fleet Forces Command. Navy

    3-star nominated to head Fleet Forces Command

    The 6th Fleet boss has been tapped to return to the states to helm the Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command, the Defense Department announced Monday.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
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    HQ reorganization: Over 3K to lose jobs

    The Air Force will cut thousands of headquarters jobs as it consolidates installations management across the service and aims to streamline base services and amenities for airmen.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    A female lieutenant in the Infantry Officer Course hangs from the rope during the obstacle course portion of the initial Combat Endurance Test at Marine Corps Base Quantico July 2, 2013. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers

    The opportunity for women to attend the Marines' Infantry Officer Course experiment won't be limited to entry-level officers for much longer.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  6. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell Staff

    Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces

    Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  7. ADM Michelle Howard smiles following her promotion to the rank of admiral at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will serve as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from ADM Mark Ferguson. MCC Peter D. Lawlor/Navy

    Howard receives fourth star, makes history

    When Adm. Michelle Howard thought about who to thank first during her speech at a Tuesday ceremony marking her promotion to four-star and her assuming duties as the Navy's number two officer, the list was long.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  8. Army Secretary John McHugh has signed a memo opening thousands of more jobs for women in maneuver battalions across the force. Spc. Canaan Radcliffe / Army

    33,000 more jobs open to female soldiers

    The Army is opening about 33,000 more jobs to women, according to a newly released directive signed by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  9.  Army

    Fort Bragg hospital chief relieved of command

    The leader of the Army hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has been fired after senior Army medical leaders 'lost trust and confidence in his command,' according to a statement from Army Medical Command.

    • May. 28, 2014
  10. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  11. Midshipmen celebrate following the commencement and commissioning of the Class of 2014 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.. Mike Morones/Staff

    SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault

    More than a thousand new officers entered the fleet Friday as the Naval Academy's graduating class hurled their midshipman covers into the air while a packed stadium roared with cheers and applause.

    • May. 23, 2014
  1. Riverines to add women in March

    Barring a last-second roadblock from Congress, the six women already assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 2 will become the first official female riverines in March, a Navy spokesman said....

      10:58 AM, Mar. 2, 2014
  2. Active duty senior NCO promotion list for December released

    The Army has announced the active duty senior noncomissioned officers selected for promotion in December. See who made the list....

      5:29 PM, Nov. 22, 2013
  3. E-8 selections released

    Here is a list of the sailors selected for promotion to senior chief:...

      7:39 PM, Jun. 5, 2014
  4. Army announces CSM assignments

    Here are the names, specialties and major commands of the Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) senior NCOs who have been slated for assignment to brigade and battalion command sergeant major and key billet positions in fiscal 2015:...

      7:06 PM, Apr. 30, 2014
  5. Army announces sergeant, staff sergeant promotions

    These soldiers will be promoted to sergeant or staff sergeant in February, Army officials announced Thursday. They can expect to be promoted as of Feb. 1:...

      11:36 AM, Jan. 24, 2014
  6. RDC 'hot job' boosts your chance at making chief

    If you'd like to up your chances to make chief and oh, by the way, help the Navy at the same time then you should consider a tour as a recruit division commander the next time you're up for orders....

      4:31 PM, Aug. 2, 2013
  7. 2014 board calendar update

    Oct. 2-5 USAR Assignment Advisory...

      9:32 AM, Aug. 24, 2013
  8. Active duty senior NCO promotion list for December released

    The Army has announced the active duty senior noncomissioned officers selected for promotion in December. See who made the list....

      5:29 PM, Nov. 22, 2013
  9. October sergeant promotions

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      9:54 AM, Sep. 25, 2014
  10. NCO boards will shuffle in '15

    The Army has revamped the sequencing of senior NCO promotion boards, although the exact convening dates for those panels have not yet been announced....

      1:58 PM, May 1, 2014
  11. 388 picked for squadron command

    The Air Force has selected 388 officers across multiple career fields for squadron command, the Air Force Personnel Center said Dec. 9....

      7:42 PM, Dec. 12, 2013
  12. Amid cheating investigation, raises considered for missileers

    While the Air Force investigates the biggest cheating scandal in the history of the nuclear missile force, top Defense Department officials are considering the possibility of raises for those officers to address morale problems....

      2:15 PM, Jan. 22, 2014
  13. Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines

    Female soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women....

      7:27 AM, Sep. 30, 2014
  14. Cyber: The safest job in the Air Force?

    In the three years since the Air Force's arm of U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the numbered command has grown to 5,400 airmen, civilians and contractor personnel providing around-the-clock support to protect and defend DoD networks. Another 11,...

      7:59 PM, Feb. 20, 2014
  15. Adm. Kelso, former CNO, dies at 79

    Retired Adm....

      4:19 PM, Jun. 27, 2013
  16. Master sergeant promotion list released

    The Air Force released its master sergeant promotion list today. Of the 20,528 eligible technical sergeants, 3,841 were selected for promotion to master sergeant, for a promotion rate of 18.71 percent....

      7:57 PM, May 23, 2013
  17. Thousands of NCOs eligible for new instructor badges

    Soldiers competing for advancement to sergeant and staff sergeant can earn promotion points by serving in positions that lead to the award of the new Army Instructor Badges....

      8:36 AM, Mar. 17, 2014
  18. New EPR could drop number ratings

    The Air Force is considering dropping numerical performance ratings as part of a major upcoming overhaul of enlisted airmen's evaluations....

      2:17 PM, Jan. 23, 2014
  19. Military Entrance Processing Command chief removed from duty

    The chief of U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., was abruptly relieved of command this week....

      5:13 PM, Jun. 19, 2013
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