Department of Defense

DoD Changing Common Access Card

The Department of Defense's (DoD's) Common Access Card is undergoing modification to make it easier for visually color-impaired security officials to identify bearers who are military, government or contractor civilians, or foreign nationals. Beginning in July, only new CACs will be issued with the changes — encircled letters "W" for military an... more

Military Recruits Still Not Using American-Made Sneakers

In this photo taken Wednesday July 1, 2015, workers, under ultraviolet light, apply cement to the midsole of the military tested New Balance 950v2 sneaker before the outsole is attached in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

BOSTON  — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods. Over a year after ... more

DoD Equal Opportunity Policy Update

The Department of Defense has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation. The update ensures the Federal government treats sexual-orientation-based discrimination the same way it treats discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age and national origin. ... more

New Pentagon Press Secretary Named

File Photo: Peter Cook of Bloomberg Television, left, interviews former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on April 3, 2014, in Honolulu. (Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/ Defense Department)

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday that Peter Cook, most recently Bloomberg TV's chief Washington correspondent, would be taking the job formerly held by Rear Adm. John Kirby as the Pentagon's press secretary. "Peter's years of experience in the national media, coupled with his personal integrity and non-partisan appro... more

Sec Def Appeals to Next Generation of Recruits

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter traveled the East Coast this week to unveil his “Force of the Future” initiative. The initiative suggests changing the way the DoD recruits, promotes, and retains personnel, but offers few specifics or clear proposals. To read more go to http://www.moaa.org/MRSecDefCarter/ more

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