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Army Directive 2017-28, signed Dec. 7, 2017, aims to ensure that in the future, enough Soldiers in the grades specialist and sergeant will be integrated onto the promotion-recommended list for promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant. The result will be that more fully-qualified Soldiers get to see promotion, and the Army gets to fill leadership slots. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra)

More 'robust' promotion list offers specialists, sergeants improved upward mobility

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December 15, 2017
WASHINGTON -- This month, the Army could have selected for promotion over 8,700 additional Soldiers to either sergeant or staff sergeant across more than 90 military occupational...
U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

December enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released

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December 15, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force selected 211 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process.

Navy extends E-3 High Year Tenure

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December 15, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- As part of ongoing reviews of policies that impact Fleet readiness, the Navy announced it is increasing its high year tenure (HYT) policy for active component...
U.S. Forces Japan's liberty policy is displayed at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES
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Off-base drinking ban, midnight curfew lifted for US troops in Japan

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December 14, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has lifted alcohol restrictions and a midnight curfew for Japan-based servicemembers imposed last month after a fatal vehicle accident...
WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2017) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior military leaders, signs H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Dec. 12, 2017. (White House photo by Stephanie Chasez/Released)

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

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December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12.
Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data information and their Servicemembers’ Online Election System annually, before deploying and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a child. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Airmen encouraged to update their vRED, SOES information

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December 13, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data and their Servicemembers’ Online Election System...