Choosing future Navy and Marine leaders as his audience, President Barack Obama issued a pointed call Friday for an end to sexual assaults in the military, appealing to graduating midshipmen to display honor and moral courage to contain what has become a growing epidemic.
All 247 military commissaries will be closed on Mondays when civilian defense worker furloughs begin July 8, and many will be closed on Tuesdays as well, the Defense Commissary Agency said Friday.
The director of the Department of Defense education arm responsible for the nearly 200 military-run schools at bases across the world has announced her plan to retire in late summer.
Facebook is turning into a rallying point for those who are now on the hook for housing allowance. “People are finding out about it by word of mouth,” Army civilian Rik Thibodeau said. “We’re finding strength in numbers.”
Nearly a decade into the Pentagon’s efforts to stop sexual assault and harassment in the military, some parts of the armed services still allow — and even encourage — the kind of anti-woman sentiment that directly contradicts the Defense Department’s oft-cited “zero tolerance” policy.