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Thumbnail: Operations Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Sanchez participates in an instructor-led Navy College Program for Afloat College Education class on board the dock landing ship Oak Hill. (MC3 Jessica L. Dowell/Navy)

Naval Community College prepares for second influx of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen

Diana Stancy Correll

The Navy is getting ready to kick off the second round of the United States Naval Community College after wrapping up the first round in June.

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Thumbnail: Sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer Mitscher as the ship returns to Naval Station Norfolk to end their nine-month deployment. (MC1Joshua D. Sheppard/Navy)

The Navy is hunting for ‘coaches’ to enhance sailor’s professional, personal growth

Diana Stancy Correll Oct 13, 10:53 AM

The Navy is searching for coaches to enhance sailor performance, but the deadline to apply is rapidly approaching. The coaching initiative, part of the Defense Inter-Service Internal Coaching Training Program, is designed to channel regular, constructive feedback to improve “personal and professional goal setting,” according to the Navy.

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Thumbnail: Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis thanks cadets from Bowie State University for helping with the annual AUSA conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2021. (Kyle Crawford/Army)

Army ROTC embraces cadet preferences in new talent management push

Davis Winkie

WASHINGTON — The Army is undertaking a massive push to improve the way it manages its talent throughout the force. And the service’s leading source for officers is implementing those principles at the earliest stage of an officer’s career — before it even begins

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Thumbnail: The cost of living increase will fully benefit retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System, but have a lesser affect on Federal Employee Retirement System recipients. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Federal retirees to see record high cost-of-living increase for Social Security

Jessie Bur

The cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will increase by 5.9 percent for 2022, marking the largest increase since 1982.

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Thumbnail: The Department of Veterans Affairs building is seen in Washington on July 22, 2019. (Alastair Pike/AFP)

VA to hire 2,000 new processors to help with looming spike in claims backlog

Leo Shane III

Veterans Affairs leaders are bringing on more than 2,000 claims processors to deal with an expected spike in overdue cases that could push the department’s claims backlog to its highest level in seven years.

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Thumbnail: Janet Sanchez created the Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Facebook group in 2007 to support fellow Latinx/Hispanic military families. (Courtesy: Janet Sanchez)

From barriers to bridges: how these Hispanic/Latinx military families created their own safety net

Janet Sanchez

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Janet Sanchez created the Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Facebook group in 2007 to support fellow Latinx/Hispanic military families who faced language barriers. The group has since become a nonprofit organization to expand its mission with Janet serving as president.

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Thumbnail: A recent installment of the AUSA-produced "Medal of Honor" series highlights the life of Mitchell Red Cloud. (AUSA)

Graphic series honors Korean War hero who single-handedly stopped a Chinese assault

Claire Barrett

A recent installment of “Medal of Honor,” a graphic series produced by the Association of the U.S. Army, spotlights the story of Marine-turned-soldier Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr.

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Thumbnail: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, attached to the “Easy Riders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM 37), takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer O’Kane during flight operations in the Ar

Naval Station Mayport gets new helicopter squadron, Maritime Strike Squadron 50

Diana Stancy Correll

Naval Station Mayport is home to a new helicopter squadron. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 50 “Valkyries” was established Oct. 1, and is outfitted with MH-60R Seahawks to support littoral combat ships and expeditionary independent deployers. The MH-60 is capable participating in a range of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, electronic warfare, surface warfare, among other things.

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Thumbnail: Still from the upcoming ABC documentary on the 2017 ambush in Niger. (ABC News)

Upcoming ABC News documentary examines deadly 2017 Niger attack

Leila Barghouty

A new documentary is hoping to shine a light on unanswered questions surrounding the 2017 deaths of four soldiers assigned to an Army Special Forces unit in Niger.

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