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  • Dempsey equates sexual assault to insider attack

    By JIM GARAMONE
    American Forces Press Service
    Sexual assault in the military is what commanders would call in tactical terms “an insider attack,” Gen. Martin Dempsey said during a session with bloggers April 10.
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he has been thinking recently about the idea of “American exceptionalism” and the part the American military plays in that idea.
    He has concluded that what makes the American military exceptional is the bond of trust that binds it together.

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    Navy ship sent to Black Sea
    to assure allies of commitment

    American Forces Press Service

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    President Obama praises Fort Hood military, first responders
    American Forces Press Service

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    Active, Reserve components meet, exceed recruiting goals
    Department of Defense

  • Use Star card for sweepstake entry

    AAFES
    As summer draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy for shoppers to reel in a wide selection of prizes with the MILITARY STAR® Ultimate Outdoor Sweepstakes.
    Between April 1 and May 1, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they use their MILITARY STAR® card at any Exchange facility, including main stores, Expresses and Class Six locations, or on shopmyexchange.com.

  • Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina holding Primary elections in May

    FVAP
    Indiana will hold its primary election May 6. If you are an Indiana resident living outside your voting jurisdiction and want to vote in the primary, you must register by April 28.
    You can register to vote and receive absentee ballots by submitting the Federal Post Card Application to your local election official (the form can be found at fvap.gov/indiana). If you complete, sign and submit the FPCA by the deadline, Indiana will register you as an absentee voter and send your ballot for any elections this year.

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    IMCOM to change commands, welcome Lt. Gen. Halverson
    U.S. Army Installation Management Command

  • March honors Bataan Death March victims

    By ADRIANA SALAS
    White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
    White Sands Missile Range hosted about 6,200 participants during this year’s 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held Sunday.
    The march honors the American and Filipino Soldiers who were surrendered to Japanese Forces during World War II. As prisoners of war, the Soldiers had to endure a death march the length of almost three marathons and a ride on a hell ship with little to no room to breathe.

  • Military peak moving season approaching, plan ahead for fewer pains

    By AMAANI LYLE
    American Forces Press Service
    With warmer weather comes peak moving season, so when orders are in hand, people should plan ahead to ensure the most hassle-free relocation, a senior official who oversees personal property moves for military families said in a recent interview.

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    Navy SEALs board,
    control Libyan tanker

    American Forces Press Service
    American forces boarded and took control of a commercial tanker ship that was seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a Defense Department news release issued Monday.