The Internet did what DoD never could
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) has stopped selling Playboy and some other adult magazines. The magazines had remained on the shelves even after legislators tried to remove them from AAFES stores, citing a rise in violent, sexual crimes. Because of lack of readership, Playboy and over 800 other titles will be removed including Saturday Evening Post and SpongeBob comic books.
Marines’ new enhanced combat helmet goes to production
The Marine Corps is getting ready to field its new enhanced combat helmet. In the first quarter of fiscal 2014 the first of thousands of ECHs will Vet Ready Resource and Career Fair Vet Ready is presenting a resource and career fair on Wednesday, Aug. 28,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego 92108. You’ll find transition assistance, assistance with career opportunities and information on education and training you qualify for. Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success. For more info, visit www.vetready.org. be issued to Marines bound for deployment.
The new helmet results from a collaboration with the Army that dates from March 2009 when the Corps received an urgent requirement, stating that the Corps needed to produce a helmet with enhanced ballistic protection from selected small-arms ammunition and fragmentation. The Navy joined the program the following year.
Military find support on the new Whisper app
Whisper is a free iOS and Android app that lets users share secrets anonymously and connect to people around you through shared experiences.
A trend on the app is for U.S. military to share confessions and secrets. They write whispers about the military, fighting overseas, feelings about returning home, and thoughts on the war itself. Whisper’s location tool reveals that many of these posts are actually created in Afghanistan. For more info, visit www.Your-Voice.org/.
Vet Ready Resource and Career Fair
Vet Ready is presenting a resource and career fair on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego 92108. You’ll find transition assistance, assistance with career opportunities and information on education and training you qualify for. Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success. For more info, visit www.vetready.org.
Program helps vets
Vet to Vet San Diego at Balboa Park provides peer to peer support. We meet Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Museum, 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101, enter through the basement door on the West side of the building. Contact: Call Michael Silverman (949) 842-8276 or Hugo Haynie (619) 249-6355, or on Facebook http://wwwfacebook.com/VettoVetSD.
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DoD Warns of Looming Promotion Freezes
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that if Congress fails to end budget sequestration, DoD could be forced to freeze military promotions, suspend recruiting, put a hold on all PCS orders and make bigger reductions in forces than current law allows.
According to a 2012 report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 14.3 percent of vets commit suicide. The national average for all Americans is well below 1 percent.
Military Skills Translator: Civilian Jobs You Qualify For
Translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities. Enter in your MOS, MOSC, Rating, or Designator and you’ll get a list of civilian skills and equivalent job openings. Go to http://goo.gl/knazMF.