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NATIONAL SECURITY

Operational reserve needs new policies, base funding source
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An increased reliance on the Guard and reserve has created the need for new policies that will ensure the two components remain relevant in the future, a senior Army leader said here at the annual conference of the Association of the U.S. Army Oct. 26. 'What has become obvious is that the Army, in particular, needs to achieve a more cost-effective total force through an increased reliance on the reserve components," Tom Lamont, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, told conference attendees. More

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HEALTH CARE


Wounded soldiers stuck in middle of aircraft battle
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More than two dozen injured U.S. troops, including six critical-care patients, have been loaded onto the C-17 transport aircraft destined for Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland Then everyone aboard gets the bad news: There's a fuel leak, and the aircraft may not be able to fly. That means more waiting for the patients, a number of whom were wounded in operations in Afghanistan. More

Mullen renews commitment to 'military health issue of our era'
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Calling post-traumatic stress "the military health issue of our era," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff re-emphasized his commitment to ensuring that war veterans and their families get all the help they need to deal with war's invisible scars. "Post-traumatic stress syndrome spans many generations," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told the audience at a special screening of the HBO documentary "Wartorn, 1861-2010" at the Pentagon Auditorium. More

BENEFITS


Pundits wrong on slashing military benefits
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Recently, CNBC interviewed two defense analysts asking "What if?" the military trimmed its health care budget during these lean economic times. What followed was a misleading dialogue over how the military currently cares for those in uniform and what our military men and women rely upon once they leave the service. More

Senate Panel Chairman opposes increases to military health care premiums
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The chairman of the Senate panel that oversees the Pentagon's personnel policies said that military health care is not a place for the Obama administration to seek savings as it wrestles to reduce the federal deficit. Jim Webb, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Personnel subcommittee, said despite the fact that military health care premiums have not been increased in 15 years and the health care portion of the base defense budget has grown faster than any other, other areas of the budget should be targeted for savings. He suggested looking for cuts in such areas as such as weapons acquisition and the size and makeup of the armed forces. More

DON'T ASK DON'T TELL


Generation gap among US troops on DADT
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If you want to know what a member of the U.S. armed forces thinks about repealing "don't ask, don't tell," you could start by asking how old they are. Generational differences appear to play a prominent role in whether American Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors are worried about repealing the policy that has barred gays from serving openly since 1993 but faces a possible court-ordered end. Generation may also influence how a change is implemented, if the courts or Congress ultimately lift the ban. More

SERVICE SECTIONS


Building re-dedications honor famous Air Force Reserve people
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In keeping with the tradition of dedicating facilities after influential people, the commander of Air Force Reserve Command held a re-dedication ceremony Oct. 25 in the main headquarters building. Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., who is also the chief of Air Force Reserve, re-dedicated the main headquarters building to one of his predecessors, retired Maj. Gen. Homer I. Lewis; the headquarters annex to retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert I. Boyle; and the Professional Development Center to Lee C. Lingelbach. More

RESERVE & GUARD MOBILIZED


National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Oct. 26, 2010
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This week the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Army and Coast Guard announced an increase. The net collective result is 1,342 more reservists activated than last week. At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. More

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