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November 21, 2012
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  • Army opens career paths to Reserve officers
    Warrant officers in the National Guard and Army Reserve can apply for transfer to the Regular Army through the 2013 Call to Active Duty program. In particular, the Army is looking for candidates with expertise in science, technology, engineering and math. Army Times (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Marines welcome fifth 4-star general
    The Marine Corps got its fifth four-star general Monday when Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly added a star and assumed control of the U.S. Southern Command. The addition gives the branch the highest number of four-star generals in its history. AOL Defense (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Navy deploys warships to waters off Israel
    The Navy's USS Iwo Jima, New York and Gunston Hall warships are being deployed to the coast of Israel with Marines aboard. "This is being done as a precautionary measure to allow the Marine team to respond to any crisis or contingency, whatever is out there. It is a prudent measure," said Cmdr. Marc Boyd, spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa. Stars and Stripes (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Army education campaign takes aim at PTSD, TBI myths
    Army officials have launched the Hire a Veteran awareness and education program to encourage companies to employ veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD or traumatic brain injury. A Society for Human Resource Management survey found that 42% of employers believe hiring a veteran with PTSD would create challenges. The organization has partnered with the Army on the campaign, which includes a video and an employer toolkit and aims to dispel fears about the impact of PTSD and other conditions on veterans' ability to perform jobs. The Washington Post/Federal Eye blog (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SmartBrief will not publish Thursday and Friday
    In observance of Thanksgiving in the U.S., SmartBrief will not be published Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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