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Navy to Work on Updates for Sailor Pay, Personnel Support System

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The U.S. Navy has identified new actions in an effort to update its pay and personnel services for sailors. The military branch said Friday it plans to perform organizational shifts, reform the sailor and command self-service system, update training for pay and personnel professionals, as well as assign additional military staff to Personnel Support Detachments across the …

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Peter Potochney: DoD Eyes Public-Private Partnership Expansion in Other Infrastructure Areas

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A Defense Department official has said that DoD plans to expand public-private partnerships in other defense infrastructure areas in addition to the privatization of military family housing, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Peter Potochney, acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment, made the remarks during a …

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Maj. Dan Riley: New Air Force Test Group to Focus on Autonomous Flight Systems

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The U.S. Air Force activated a new group within the 412th Test Wing in July to help the military branch develop testing methods for autonomous systems and small unmanned aircraft. The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force aims to establish test plans and policies as well as explore potential testing areas around Edwards AF Base in California, the Air Force said Thursday. The …

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Navy, California Forge Renewable Energy Partnership; Dennis McGinn Comments

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The Department of the Navy and California’s state energy commission have launched a new renewable energy partnership that aims to help Navy and Marine Corps installations develop alternative energy resources. California Energy Commission Chair Robert Weisenmiller and Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment Dennis McGinn signed a memorandum of understanding to …

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Army, Marine Corps to Test Oshkosh-Built JLTVs in 2017


The U.S. Army and Marine Corps plan to conduct tests on Oshkosh Defense-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles over the next year at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and other military sites across the country, the Army News Service reported Wednesday. Gary Sheftick writes up to 10 vehicles will undergo maneuverability and automotive evaluations during 2017. Oshkosh Defense, which …

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