DoD Reporter's Notebook

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Service members in remote areas missing out on transition benefits

DoD’s Transition Assistance Program aims to prepare service members for life outside the military. But for members whose final duty station is small or…

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(Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is aerial refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 as part of an escort mission in support of the B-52 “Stratofortress” deployment. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force will turn its tankers into flying hotspots in first deployment of ABMS

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Navy and Marine Corps make drones a top priority

In a new campaign plan, the sea services say teaming traditional systems with unmanned ones will let them “rewrite the narrative” of maritime warfare.

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IG: Pentagon disregarded auditors, overpaid contractors by as much as $97M

The Defense Contract Management Agency is reexamining several of its past decisions to reimburse contractors. That’s after the DoD inspector general found…

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Austin orders new steps to curb sexual assault while panel studies the problem

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling the military services to stand up new violence prevention workforces, identify “high risk” bases and assess their own compliance with existing policies meant to stop sexual assault.

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