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GI Bill News You Can Use

The post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect on August first, but service members should know that NOW is the time to put in that request to transfer their benefits to spouses and children. Pentagon officials say its one of the most popular aspects of the GI Bill. Experts say its smart to transfer at least a month of benefits to each dependent before your hitch is up, so you can make adjustments later. Once you leave the service, you can't make such a change.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Update , GI Bill ,

Monday - 07/27/2009, 11:57am EDT

Advisory group says Pentagon needs to improve lines of communication with industry

A Pentagon advisory panel is preparing a report suggesting that the Defense Department has some work to do to in improving communications with industrial firms that provide goods and services to the military.

Tags: management , Defense Business Board , Denis Bovin , Department of Defense ,

Monday - 07/20/2009, 06:30am EDT

The reconstruction of NSPS

A Pentagon advisory group suggests revamping, but not scrapping, the National Security Personnel System. A task force member tells FederalNewsRadio there is something worth saving in the program.

Tags: P&B , NSPS , Defense Business Board , Rudy deLeon , Robert Tobias , defense department , Robert Gates , President Obama

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:58am EDT

He's Back

The American Jihadist fighting alongside al Shebab militants in Somalia has released another video recording. In this one Abu Mansour Al-Amriki states that President Barack Obama was trying to mislead Muslims and impose "so-called moderate or American Islam." Al-Amriki also stated that the mujahidin would not stop fighting until all foreign troops are pulled out of Muslim lands and until the US stops its support to Israel. The statement is attributed to the Sada Al-Jihad Media Center of the Global Islamic Media Front.

Tags: technology , Jihadist , al Shebab , Obama , Abu Mansour , Al-Amriki , Islamic , Msulim , American Islam

Monday - 07/13/2009, 07:45pm EDT

Closing Honduran Air Space

The Honduras Civil Aeronautics General Directorate has decided to close Toncontin Airport. Assistant Director Boris Ferrera indicated that the decision to suspend operations in the country's main airport for 5 days is a measure that can change according to developments in the problem being faced by the country. What that seems to indicate is that the military does not want a plane carrying deposed President Manuel Zelaya to re-enter the country.

Tags: technology , Honduras , Aeronautics , Boris Ferrera , Manuel Zelaya

Tuesday - 07/07/2009, 08:08pm EDT

H1N1 in Argentina

A health emergency has been declared in Buenos Aires to help control an outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu strain that has killed 26 people in the country.

Mayor Mauricio Macri has asked residents to stay at home as much as possible. The health emergency will remain in place until Friday.

The Argentine government says 1600 cases of the new strain of virus, also known as swine flu, which is spreading. Early July is the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere winter.

Tags: technology , H1N1 , Buenos Aires , Maurcio Macri , Argentina

Tuesday - 06/30/2009, 06:50pm EDT

Daddy, do you have to go again?

Multiple deployments can be tough on military familes, but they're especially tough on the children. School work suffers, and surveys show behavioral problems increase. The Pentagon tries to help with the Military Family Live Consultant program, which makes counselors available to families. There are resources available online at the Military One Source, Military Homefront and the Military Community and Family Policy websites.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , military

Monday - 06/29/2009, 10:55am EDT

Unrest In Ingushetia

The President of the Russian Republic of Ingushetia is in serious condition, but expected to live after an assassination attempt today. One bodyguard and a police officer were killed and three other body guards were seriously wounded. A bomb planted along the road exploded as Yunus-Bek Yevkurov's motorcade passed by. He suffered schrapnel wounds to his head and upper torso and is suffering from burns.

Tags: technology , Russian Republic of Ingushetia , Yunus- Bek Yevkurov

Monday - 06/22/2009, 08:41pm EDT
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