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DOD releases FY2014 budget proposal


DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal From: News Release             On April 10, 2013, President Barack Obama sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardshipRead More »

Naval Construction Group ONE establishes during historic ceremony


By Shane Montgomery — 31st SRG Public Affairs Officer Port Hueneme, Calif. – Naval Construction Group ONE (NCG 1) was established during a historic ceremony that integrated two Seabee commands, March 11, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme’s main grinder. The 31st Seabee Readiness Group (31st SRG), responsible for training, equipping and maintainingRead More »

DOD extends additional benefits to same-sex couples


From Released February 11, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta gives statement on the Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex Partners “Seventeen months ago, the United States military ended the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  We have implemented the repeal of that policy and made clear that discrimination based on sexual orientation hasRead More »

Civil Works Program Transformation


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works program is undergoing a major makeover. The program, which includes emergency response from floods, has often been hit with criticisms of being inefficient in the past. A 2011 customer survey revealed complaints in the issue of ‘Corps Policies/Requirements’ and ‘Corps Bureaucracy.’ Some customers also stated thatRead More »

Obama signs $633 Defense Bill


On Jan. 2, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law. Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act by Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things that cannotRead More »