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OPM to expand hiring benefit for some military spouses

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) plans to give certain military spouses expanded benefits from special federal hiring provisions.

By Joe Davidson  | March 9, 2011; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Troops have 10 more days to get stop loss benefits

Veterans and service members who had tours of duty extended between Sept. 2001 and Sept. 2009 have 10 more days to apply for one-time hardship pay.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 7, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How sailors are learning about a post-DADT world

The Navy is instructing sailors on the end of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy by using one of best-used training tools in the business: PowerPoint.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 4, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Reaction to Westboro Baptist Church court decision

The Supreme Court's decision protecting a fringe church's anti-gay protests at military funerals is garnering a mostly negative response from veterans groups and other commentators.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 3, 2011; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta leaving Army

Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living service member from the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq to receive the Medal of Honor, will leave the Army in mid-June of this year, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 8, 2011; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Navy sets deadline for completion of post-'don't ask, don't tell' training

The Navy said Tuesday it plans to complete its training of sailors regarding the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy by June 30, becoming the first branch of the military to publicly disclose its plans for training personnel about ending the ban on gays in the military.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 8, 2011; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Older Entries in This Category »

No dirty videos, please - we're in the Navy, Greg Jaffe , January 9, 2011
Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, Craig Whitlock , January 6, 2011
'Don't ask, don't tell' repealed: What's next?, Ed O'Keefe and Craig Whitlock , December 20, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell': Senate vote reaction, Ed O'Keefe , December 18, 2010
Senate votes to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell', Ed O'Keefe , December 18, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' vote nears (Video), Ed O'Keefe , December 18, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal will clear Senate, Lieberman says, Ed O'Keefe and Felicia Sonmez , December 17, 2010
Most back repealing 'don't ask, don't tell,' poll says, Ed O'Keefe and Jon Cohen , December 15, 2010
Four soldiers hitch a deluxe ride home with Gates, Craig Whitlock , December 10, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' vote fails: Reaction, Ed O'Keefe , December 9, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' procedural vote fails, Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane , December 9, 2010
Congressional calendar endangers repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell', Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe , December 4, 2010
Obama: No military pay freeze, Ed O'Keefe , December 3, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' dismissed by McCain, Ed O'Keefe , December 2, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' report: Little risk to enlisting gays, Ed O'Keefe and Craig Whitlock , November 30, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' report authors speak out, Ed O'Keefe , November 30, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' report set for release, Ed O'Keefe , November 30, 2010
Telework legislation passes, Ed O'Keefe , November 18, 2010
The future of 'don't ask, don't tell' (video), Ed O'Keefe , November 16, 2010
McCain wants new 'don't ask, don't tell' report, Ed O'Keefe , November 14, 2010
Don't ask, don't tell: Reaction to leaked report, Ed O'Keefe , November 11, 2010
Mullen warns of strain on armed forces, Craig Whitlock , October 27, 2010
Axelrod: 'Don't ask' appeal was 'custom', Matt DeLong and Ed O'Keefe , October 26, 2010
'Don't ask' court hearing scheduled for today, Ed O'Keefe , October 18, 2010
White House assures skeptics on 'don't ask', Ed O'Keefe , September 24, 2010
Jon Stewart explains 'don't ask, don't tell'... , Ed O'Keefe , September 23, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell': The legal options, Ed O'Keefe , September 22, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' vote fails: Reaction, Ed O'Keefe , September 21, 2010
Audio: The Secretary of Stand-up, Ed O'Keefe , September 17, 2010
President Obama to U.S. troops: Get your money!, Ed O'Keefe , September 15, 2010
Tips on how to phase out 'don't ask, don't tell', Ed O'Keefe , September 15, 2010
Gates starts outlining Pentagon cuts, Ed O'Keefe , September 14, 2010
Harry Reid to Lady Gaga: I hear you, Ed O'Keefe , September 14, 2010
VA details changes for Agent Orange claims, Ed O'Keefe , August 30, 2010
Military bands on Gates's chopping block?, Ed O'Keefe , August 24, 2010
Panel: Lovelorn NASA astronaut should go, Ed O'Keefe , August 20, 2010
Robert Gates to retire in 2011, Ed O'Keefe , August 16, 2010
Pentagon slow to clean up bases, report says, Ed O'Keefe , August 16, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' surveys due Sunday, Ed O'Keefe , August 13, 2010
Gates: Pentagon to cut thousands of jobs, Ed O'Keefe , August 9, 2010
Navy women reach new heights, Ed O'Keefe , July 23, 2010
Pentagon workers tied to child porn, Ed O'Keefe , July 23, 2010
June Army suicide rate up, Ed O'Keefe , July 16, 2010
New PTSD policy begins Tuesday, Ed O'Keefe , July 12, 2010
'Don't ask, don't tell' survey released, Ed O'Keefe , July 9, 2010
Rules eased for filing PTSD claims, Ed O'Keefe , July 9, 2010
Can you crack the Cyber Command code?, Ed O'Keefe , July 8, 2010
The Air Force switches cellphone plans, Ed O'Keefe , June 16, 2010
'Don't ask' repeal passes... now what?, Ed O'Keefe , May 28, 2010
 
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