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Work-life balance, job discrimination top of mind for military women

The Pentagon recently announced it would open up 14,000 combat positions to female troops. While women in uniform say the decision will lend "legitimacy" to the frontline roles they already fill, they say job discrimination pales in comparison to the difficulty of raising a family while serving.

Tags: diversity , DoD , Navy , William Gortney , In Depth , Emily Kopp , leadership , women , management , retention , workforce , mothers , parent , work-life

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 08:45am EST
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How the military gets motivation right

In her 26-years of government service, Robin Wink served in both the military and the civil service. Wink says there's a lot civilian agencies can learn about motivating their workforces from those in uniform.

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , motivation , DoD , civilian agencies , Robin Wink , best practices

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:01am EST
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Gay soldier shares reaction to GOP debate boos

Tags: DoD Report , DoD , DADT , gay rights

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:30pm EST

White House asks DoD for recommendations on US troop presence in Afghanistan

The White House has asked the Pentagon for initial recommendations for the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan in 2014. It is the first step in planning the final U.S. drawdown, despite a bleak security outlook.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Iraq , Afghanistan , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 01:28pm EDT

Company uses online deal-site formula to put military spouses to work

TroopSwap CEO Blake Hall and Vice President of Operations Aaron Tiffany joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain how the company is reaching out to military spouses.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , workforce , TroopSwap , Blake Hall , Aaron Tiffany

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:50am EDT
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VFW urges members to fight military benefits changes

he Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday urged its 2 million members to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans' benefits as a special deficit-cutting panel looks to slash $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

Tags: DoD , supercommittee , Congress , VFW , pay and benefits , benefits

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:04pm EDT

Giving voice to military children

Who speaks for the children of our military men and women in uniform? Trevor Romain, an internationally-known children's author and advocate, is working with the Pentagon on a DVD to address the special challenges of military kids. Bullying, cluques, and homework are not unique, but the complications of re-deployment, frequent moving, and missing parents can make it tough. He spoke to a recent Defense military family conference in Chicago.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Update , Trevor Romain

Monday - 09/28/2009, 11:16am EDT

Tweets from the Top!

Twitter users can be found at the top of the U.S. Military's chain of command. Follow Air Force General Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau at Chief-N-G-B. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen -- follow him at 'thejointstaff' - says he'll keep tweeting even as the Pentagon debates the future of social media. These military leaders see social networks as a way to dialogue with the civilians they serve.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Twitter , Craig McKinley , Mike Mullen

Monday - 08/17/2009, 10:53am EDT

"Family Matters" Blog

The Armed Forces Press Service is launching a new military blog called "Family Matters". It's dedicated to helping military families deal with the challenges unique to the military lifestyle. You can get everything from back-to-school tips, find out about education benefits, childcare, and how to deal with deployments.

Find the Family Matters blog online at http://afps.dodlive.mil.

Tags: management , Armed Forces ,

Monday - 08/10/2009, 11:01am EDT

Big Bird assisting the military!

The popular public TV children's show, "sesame Street", is trying to help the children of military service members cope with long deployments overseas, serious injury, and even death. The Sesame Workshop is helping the "talk, Listen and connect" program with free materials, and even fully-equipped child-friendly playrooms that will be sent to military hospitals, libraries, child care and family support centers.

Tags: management , Armed Forces ,

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:52pm EDT
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