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Strengthening Suicide Prevention: Training Initiatives in the Army

6/26/24
The Directorate of Prevention, Resilience and Readiness continues to make progress in suicide prevention training efforts, including implementing recommendations provided by the Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee’s 2022 report.

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Army Spouses: They Don’t Have Uniforms but Wear Many Hats

6/26/24
As evidenced by May’s celebrations for Military Spouse Appreciation Month, it takes an Army to support our Soldiers—one composed of dedicated spouses who provide 24/7 support by handling tasks from the mundane to the monumental.

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Child Development Center Tuition-Fee Waiver Not Taxable

6/26/24
The Armed Forces Tax Council has determined that the Child Development Center tuition-fee waiver for CDC employees is not taxable. Section 117(d) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that any qualified tuition reduction is excluded from gross income.

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Department of Defense Changes Codeine Cutoff Rate

6/26/24
On March 4, the Defense Department’s Military Personnel Drug Abuse Testing Program raised the codeine cutoff rate from 2,000 ng/mL of codeine to 4,000 ng/mL to mitigate false positive results for military service members.

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Navigating Barriers for Military Spouses Working Overseas

6/26/24
One in five military spouses is unemployed— nearly four times the national unemployment rate—according to data collected independently by the Defense Department and the Military Spouses Chamber of Commerce.

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New ‘Engage’ Training Boosts Soldier Readiness

6/26/24
The Army's R2 strategy emphasizes readiness and trust-building. Among its trainings, Engage stands out, teaching Soldiers leadership skills and how to handle personal and professional challenges.

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Total Force Fitness and How to Make the Best of Stress

6/26/24
Total Force Fitness is a framework that enables human beings to get healthy and become high-performing service members.

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Great Teams Program Enriches Groups That Work Together

6/26/24
Teams that work together regularly can benefit from the Great Teams Workshop to help them develop, enhance or solidify their team culture. The discussion-based workshop engages Soldiers and leaders in a collaborative review that examines the group’s shared philosophy, vision, values and standards.

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U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Highlights Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

6/21/24
The month of June is Men’s Health Awareness Month which addresses and raises awareness about the mental health challenges faced by men, particularly those in the military.

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Great Place Health, Wellness Program Prioritizes Civilian’s Fitness, Quality of Life

6/20/24
Fort Cavazos has revitalized its effort to promote utilization of the Army’s Civilian Health and Wellness program to better support civilians.

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CATC Conducts Domestic Violence Intervention Training Course

6/20/24
U.S. Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians assigned to various law enforcement units participated in the 7th Army Training Command’s Combined Arms Training Center-hosted Domestic Violence Intervention Training course in Vilseck, Germany.

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Hawai'i Army BOSS Elevated to Army BOSS Representative

6/17/24
U.S. Army Garrison Hawai’i Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has garnered national recognition for its exceptional contributions and leadership.

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Civilian Employee Exercise Program Offers Increased Holistic Fitness

6/11/24
The Army offers a little used program for civilian employees that occasionally gets them away from the desk and into fitness.

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Like Soldier, like Daughter, Military Child of the Year Aids Others

6/10/24
A Soldier stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky encouraged his children to help solve the growing transient population issue in the Nashville area.

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Kickball Tournament Doubles as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Awareness Event

6/10/24
Four teams came out to compete in the tournament at Camp Zama’s Rambler Field which was held in conjunction with the installation’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

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Army Expands Military Spouse Licensing, Fellowship Programs

6/10/24
The Army recently expanded the reimbursement policy and fellowship program for military spouses to promote career continuity, financial stability, professional fulfillment, talent retention and support overall military readiness.

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Why I Serve: Picatinny Spouse, Former Miss USA Pageant Competitor, Recognized for Role in Month of the Military Child Celebration

6/5/24
Military spouses serve alongside their service members, enduring long training days, deployments, frequent moves, and the uncertainties inherent in military life.

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Fort Wainwright Opens Largest Child Development Center in Army

6/5/24
U.S. Army Garrison Alaska is now home to the largest child development center in the Army.

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Presidio of Monterey Hosts Baby Shower for New and Expecting Parents

6/4/24
The Presidio of Monterey’s New Parent Support Program held a baby shower for new and expecting parents at the General Stilwell Community Center.

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Brand New Home for Soldiers Opens at US Army Garrison Humphreys

6/4/24
New barracks for unaccompanied enlisted Soldiers are officially opened at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.

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New Army Policy Expands Reimbursement for Spouse Business Costs

6/4/24
The U.S. Army is expanding its financial support for military spouses by enhancing the reimbursement program for business costs and relicensing fees. The new directive permits reimbursement of up to $1,000 for business-related expenses, in addition to the already authorized $1,000 for relicensing fees resulting from a relocation.

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PoM School Liaison Officer Discusses His Role During PCS Season

6/3/24
As peak PCS season approaches, U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey School Liaison Officer Robert Larson is confident in his ability to help military Families navigate everything related to schools.

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