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DoD is considering a plan to allow civilian employees to shop in exchanges

Defense officials are considering a proposal to allow DoD civilians to shop at military exchanges.

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Students, parents, teachers: Grade your DoD schools

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The nation's foremost military experts have 39 ideas for modernizing its personnel system

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Insurance Guide 2017: Charts to compare providers, and tips for how to buy

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Insurance Guide 2017: Don't overlook insurance for spouses, experts say

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Insurance Guide 2017: How the new retirement system may change your insurance plans

DoD's new blended system can mean big financial changes, even to staples like insurance coverage, ex…

Exchanges, MWR, family readiness programs get some relief from hiring freeze

A number of quality of life programs on military installations have gotten a reprieve from the feder…

Trump's proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels would hurt veterans

Sweeping cuts being proposed by the Trump administration could impact Meals on Wheels, a program tha…

Relief from the freeze: DoD schools now hiring teachers, school nurses and others

Defense Department school officials have resumed hiring teachers, school nurses, principals and some…

Senior enlisted: Child care, spouse employment among troops' top quality-of-life concerns

Familiar themes from deployment tempo to pay and benefits uncertainty topped the list of worries exp…

PCS season could bring more hiring freeze headaches for military bases

The effects of the federal civilian hiring freeze could get worse with the upcoming permanent change…

Some fresh produce prices to decrease soon for commissary shoppers in the Pacific

Bagged salads will be cheaper starting in April, per an IG report triggered by complaints of cost sp…

Former DoD official on transgender policy reversal: Decision 'saddens me'

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