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U.S. Navy Photos of the Day Update

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 1, 2017)

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Sailors and guests watch New Year’s Day fireworks on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). As the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, Ronald Reagan provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate (Released) 170101-N-OY799-207

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Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

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Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq
12/31/2016 04:59 AM CST

Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 31, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 21 strikes in Syria:

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DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts Regarding Discharges, Military Records

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DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts Regarding Discharges, Military Records
12/30/2016 11:47 AM CST

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DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts Regarding Discharges, Military Records

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2016 — The Defense Department today announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed, according to a DoD news release.

Through enhanced public outreach; engagement with veterans’ service organizations, military service organizations, and other outside groups; as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department encourages all veterans who believe they have experienced an error or injustice to request relief from their service’s Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records or Discharge Review Board, the release said.

Review, Potential Upgrade of Discharge Status

With today’s announcement, the department is reaffirming its intention to review and potentially upgrade the discharge status of all individuals that are eligible and that apply, the release said.

Additionally, all veterans, VSOs, MSOs, and other interested organizations are invited to offer feedback on their experiences with the BCM/NR or DRB processes, including how the policies and processes can be improved, the release said.

In the past few years, the department has issued guidance for consideration of post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as the repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and its predecessor policies, the release said. Additionally, supplemental guidance for separations involving victims of sexual assault is currently being considered.

The department is reviewing and consolidating all of the related policies to reinforce the department’s commitment to ensuring fair and equitable review of separations for all veterans, the release said. Whether the discharge or other correction is the result of PTSD, sexual orientation, sexual assault, or some other consideration, the department is committed to rectifying errors or injustices and treating all veterans with dignity and respect.

Veterans are encouraged to apply for review if they desire a correction to their service record or believe their discharge was unjust, erroneous, or warrants an upgrade.

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MOB OPP 131X (O-4/O-5) QATAR, RLD: 5/12/2017 (NE-4916-0004)

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

  1. Grade: O-4/O-5
  2. Designator: 131X
  3. Clearance: TS/SCI (MUST BE CURRENT)
  4. NOBC/AQD: N/A

Billet Summary:

  1. Title: SUPPORT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
  2. Location: QATAR
  3. NOSC Report Date: 5/12/2017
  4. Duration: 270 Days Boots-on-Ground
  5. Type of Orders: Involuntary
  6. Remarks: THIS IS A JTF HQ DIRECTOR LEVEL POSITION RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING, COORDINATION, AND SUPERVISION OF JTF HQ FUNCTIONS INCLUDING, PERSONNEL (J1), LOGISTICS (J4), COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORK SYSTEMS (J6), AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (J8). SERVES AS THE JOG-C CHIEF OF STAFF AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COORDINATION AND APPROVING ALL STAFF ACTIONS THAT ARE ENDORSED FOR HIGHER HEADQUARTERS ACTION. PROVIDES COMMAND AND CONTROL OF SUPPORT ELEMENTS AND DIRECTOR LEVEL COORDINATION WITHIN SOCCENT, USCENTCOM, AND USSOCOM. SOF AND/OR SIGNIFICANT JOINT OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. THE POSITION WILL FORWARD DEPLOY FOR SURGE OPERATIONS AND PLANNING TO COMBAT ZONE C2 NODES WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR.

Application Deadline: 1/4/2017 – selection may occur prior to the deadline.