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AFCEA Leadership Series: Good Leaders Never Stop Learning

July 24, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

It’s not just superiors who can impart knowledge that makes young military officers good leaders. Skippers glean knowledge too from peers and subordinates, says Vice Adm. Doug Crowder, USN (Ret.).

Ocean Drone Collects Data During Typhoon Rammasun

July 23, 2014
By Cyndy Hogan

An ocean drone collected and transmitted weather data during one of Asia’s biggest typhoons this month. This information will allow scientists to better predict intensities of typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes with the goal of saving lives and minimizing property damage.

Microsoft Names Kelly Senior Director for the U.S. Army

July 24, 2014

Microsoft, Washington, D.C., has named Jim Kelly senior director for the U.S. Army.

Vechery Assigned to Headquarters U.S. Africa Command

July 24, 2014

Brig. Gen. James C. Vechery, USAF, has been assigned as director for logistics, Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Conn Assigned to Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center

July 24, 2014

Capt. Scott D. Conn, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nevada.

Pletcher Assigned to Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command

July 24, 2014

Brig. Gen. John M. Pletcher, USAF, has been assigned as director, financial management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Correll Assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command

July 24, 2014

Capt. Richard A. Correll, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director, Joint Fleet Operations, N-3/N-5, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Podcast Player Boosts Sound and Speed

July 22, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Do you love listening to podcasts? The new Overcast app, developed by Marco Arment, co-founder of Tumblr and creator of Instapaper, offers a simple, intuitive interface to listen to all your favorites.

Veterans Affairs Awards Contract to Help Veterans in Rural Areas Access Services

July 21, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired a contractor to help veterans who live in rural areas learn to acccess and navigate technical programs that will give them better access to their medical records.

Clarke Assigned to Joint Interagency Task Force-South

July 22, 2014

Capt. Peter J. Clarke, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Florida.


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