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  • New DOD program leaves sexual predators nowhere to hide

    A new Department of Defense program called Catch a Serial Offender, or "CATCH," aims to make it more difficult for perpetrators of sexual assault to evade identification and capture by law enforcement.
  • Program Reflections: As F-35 production grows, DCMA takes aim at DoD goals

    The 2019 INSIGHT Magazine covers the many ways DCMA supports America's National Defense Strategy. This article highlights the agency’s work with the F-35 program. F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter production is about to reach new heights. Low rate initial production 11, or LRIP 11, calls for 141 F-35 aircraft, which is a 67 percent increase from LRIP 10. While production numbers climb, costs continue to fall, as this production run marks the program’s lowest price per aircraft to date.
  • Health Care Transition Looks to Improve Processes for Wartime Missions, Beneficiaries

    At the direction of Congress, the military health care system is going through a substantial set of changes in its structure and how it will operate, said the Defense Department’s director of cost assessment and program evaluation.
  • Survey identifies potential homeless vets

    According to the United States Census Bureau there are more than 21 million veterans in United States and nearly 50,000 are homeless. Nebraska comes in slightly below the natural average with 241 homeless veterans. As a preventative measure, the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration and the Unites States Interagency Council on Homeless created a system to identify veterans who may be at risk for homelessness.
  • A child’s home away from home – Part 1

    Dropping off a child at daycare can be bittersweet, but knowing the child is safe and well taken care of while at work can be comforting. The 20th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center mission is to assist Department of Defense military and civilian personnel with balancing the competing demands of working and accomplishing the DOD mission by helping raise their children.
  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
  • AF helicopter ‘hard crew’ formula improves cohesion, mission

    In the realm of team sports where expectations and the stakes to win are high, teams rely on continuity and chemistry to maximize their effectiveness and propel them to the top. Utilizing a similar game plan, operating as a ‘hard crew’, a team of Moody’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew recently unified and flew every mission together at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., to enhance their Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) capabilities so they will perform at their peak when it matters the most— when lives are on the line.
  • Policy changes for Post-9/11 GI Bill transfers

    Additional changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Benefits policy were announced Nov. 14, 2018. The Department of Defense postponed their previous effective date of July 12, 2018, to July 12, 2019. Since the policy change was effective immediately, service members who were previously eligible found themselves ineligible to transfer their benefits. To ensure issues were addressed fairly, the effective date was pushed back a year.
  • 552nd ACW supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts

    An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing’s 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron launched out of Tinker Air Force Base Saturday morning in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The aircraft, with a crew of 19, will be on station for an extended period flying off the coast of North Carolina. This type of mission is a bit different than the combat missions AWACS crews normally fly. “We get to help Middle America and everyone is usually pretty energetic to go on these missions.
  • 99th MDG: The backbone of DoD spine surgery

    As one of the more limited Air Force Medical Service specialties, orthopedic spine surgery has only three authorized surgeons in the entire Department of Defense, two of whom are now on the team at Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th Medical Group successfully completed its first set of orthopedic spine surgeries after bringing two highly-specialized spine surgeons to the unit August 20.
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