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Tyto Athene to Host Charity Golf Tournament to Support Fisher House Foundation

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Tyto Athene has announced that it will host its 13th annual charity golf tournament to raise funds to support the Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families by offering shelter and support during a medical crisis.

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Pentagon to Free Up $3.6B to Support 11 Border Barrier Construction Projects; Jonathan Hoffman Quoted

Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, said the Department of Defense has identified 127 domestic and overseas military construction projects that could be postponed to free up $3.6B in funds to support barrier projects at the southern U.S. border, DoD reported Wednesday.

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Susan Lawrence, Managing Director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, Awarded 4×24 Chairman’s Award

Susan Lawrence, managing director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, received an award for her leadership role in Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program, designed for the government contracting industry’s senior and most influential executives.

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House Bill Would Authorize Military Force Against Terrorism

House lawmakers have proposed a bipartisan bill that would authorize the U.S. president to use military force against the Islamic State militant group, Taliban, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations for five years. The proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force legislation aims to update previous AUMFs that Congress enacted in …

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US Military, NATO Conclude Saber Strike 17 Cooperative Training Exercise

Military members from the U.S. and NATO have concluded the Saber Strike 17 cooperative month-long training exercise which took place at various locations in the Baltics and Poland. The operation involved 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, including: Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, …

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Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab Collects Servicemen Family Member Samples at Annual Korean/Cold War Briefing

The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory has collected DNA samples from 426 family members of uniformed personnel at the 2016 Korean/Cold War Annual government briefings held Aug. 11 and 12 in Arlington, Virginia. The Defense Health Agency said Friday the family members have met with government officials that specialize in policy update, global operations, DNA …

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Report: Army Eyes Deactivation of 9 Long-Range Surveillance Groups

The U.S. Army looks to decommission nine long-range surveillance groups from active duty in 2016 as part of an effort to reorganize the armed forces, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Alex Horton writes the Defense Department could decide on the deactivation of three active-duty and six National Guard Long-Range Surveillance companies over …

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DoD Names Nine Winners of 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

The Defense Department has recognized nine individuals, teams and installations within DoD for their environmental achievements and practices at the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. DoD said Thursday nine winners were selected from 30 nominees. “Our men and women work hard to keep environmental stewardship a top priority while simultaneously advancing our National Defense Mission,” …

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NATO Inks Defense Cooperation Deal with Ukraine

NATO and Ukraine have inked a roadmap to carry out a number of activities related to defense cooperation. Patrick Auroy, NATO assistant secretary general for defense investment, and Oleg Gladkovskyi, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, signed the agreement on Wednesday. The roadmap presents ways to …

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