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Counterpart Conversation
07/15/2018 07:00 PM CDT

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Croatian Command Sgt. Maj. Davor Petek, command senior enlisted leader for Allied Command Operations at NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, before a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., July 16, 2018. Petek placed a wreath at the tomb to pay tribute to U.S. service members for their contributions to NATO missions past and present. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann

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Three Salutes
07/15/2018 07:00 PM CDT

From right, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Coast Guard Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard; and Army Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, render honors during a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., July 16, 2018, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Guam. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann

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UPDATED: MOB OPP 131X/132X (O-6) DJIBOUTI, RLD: 2/8/2019 (NE-1756-0018)

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UPDATE: ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE BOARDED AT THE AVIATION MAJOR COMMAND SCREENING BOARD IN OCTOBER. NON-SELECTED APPLICANTS MAY BE COMMAND QUALIFIED FOR FUTURE INTERATIONS OF THE SAME BILLET.

Eligibility Requirements – Applicants who do not meet requirements will be rejected:

  1. Grade: O-6 (no pay sub)
  2. Designator: 131X/132X
  3. Clearance: Top Secret
  4. NOBC/AQD:

Billet Summary:

  1. Title: COMMANDING OFFICER
  2. Location: CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI
  3. NOSC Report Date: ***2/8/2019***
  4. Duration: 69 Days Training, plus 365 Days Boots-on-Ground
  5. Type of Orders: Involuntary
  6. Planned Order Authority*: 10 USC § 12302
  7. Remarks: COMMANDING OFFICER SHORE ACTIVITY: COMMANDS A SHORE ACTIVITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW, REGULATIONS AND CUSTOMS OF THE SERVICE. DEVELOPS ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN TO FULFILL ASSIGNED MISSION. ESTABLISHES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR OPERATION AND FUNCTIONING OF ACTIVITY. INSPECTS TO ENSURE EFFICIENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATES CORRECTIVE ACTION. EXERCISES MILITARY CONTROL AND PROVIDES TECHNICAL GUIDANCE FOR COMMAND. NOMINEE MUST BE APPROVED BY PERS AVIATION MAJOR COMMAND SCREEN BOARD AFTER SELECTION BY CNRFC. EXTENSIVE COMMAND TRAINING TRACK.

Application Deadline: 7/22/2018 – selection may occur prior to the deadline.

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Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment

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Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment
07/16/2018 03:16 PM CDT

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Veterans who are eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment can submit a 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Tax Return for their reimbursement. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for the refund. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando

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Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment

By Lisa Ferdinando

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 — The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DoD tax expert said. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the department began mailing notices to veterans July 9.

The deadline to file for the refund is one year from the date of the Defense Department notice, or three years after the due date for filing the original return for the year the disability severance payment was made, or two years after the tax was paid for the year the disability severance payment was made, according to the IRS.

Affected veterans can submit a claim based on their actual disability severance payment by submitting to the IRS a completed Form 1040X, the Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Dulaney said.

The IRS also has approved a simplified method for obtaining the refund, in which veterans can claim the standard refund amount on Form 1040X based on when they received the disability severance payment. Those standard refund amounts are $1,750 for tax years 1991 to 2005, $2,400 for tax years 2006 to 2010;, and $3,200 for tax years 2011 to 2016.

Dulaney pointed out the disability severance payment is not taxable or subject to federal income tax withholding for a veteran meeting either of these criteria:

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MOB OPP 1XXX (O-6) GTMO, RLD 1/18/2019 (NE-1730-0048)

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Eligibility Requirements – Applicants who do not meet requirements will be rejected:

1. Grade: O-6 (no pay sub)

2. Designator: 1XXX

3. Clearance: TS/SCI

4. NOBC/AQD: N/A

Billet Summary:

1. Title: CHIEF OF STAFF

2. Location: GTMO

3. NOSC Report Date: 1/18/2019

4. Duration: 365 Days Boots-on-Ground

5. Type of Orders: Involuntary

6. Planned Order Authority*: 10 USC § 12302

7. Remarks: CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE JTF COMMANDER. FUNCTIONS AS JOINT AND INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF. DIRECTS PRINCIPAL AND SPECIAL STAFF IN DAILY ACTIVITIES AND COORDINATES THOSE ACTIVITIES WITH ONE SUBORDINATE BATTALION-SIZED COMMAND AND THREE COMPANY-SIZED COMMANDS. SERVES AS THE PRIMARY SENIOR MILITARY ADVISOR TO THE COMMANDER AND DEPUTY COMMANDER, JTF-GTMO, AND PRINCIPAL LIAISON WITH SEVERAL OFFICES WITHIN DOD TO INCLUDE DEPSECDEF, CJCS AND SERVICE COMPONENTS, US SOUTHERN COMMAND, DOS, DHS AND OTHER AGENCIES.

Application Deadline: 7/22/2018 – selection may occur prior to the deadline.

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Tunnel Vision
07/10/2018 07:00 PM CDT

Army Cadet Nathan Watkins relies on the leadership and guidance of fellow cadets to overcome obstacles during the Field Leaders Reaction Course at Fort Knox, Ky., July 11, 2018. Watkins a student of Niagara University, N.Y. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dalton Smith