ADVANCES IN READINESS

Army secretary approves new policy on Intellectual Property Management


WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper approved the new Intellectual Property (IP) Management Policy on Dec. 7, which provides the force with a “deliberate and balanced” strategy to sustain readiness, drive modernization, and foster private innovation. “More than ever before, the Army faces unprecedented challenges from emerging threats, proliferation of technology, and rapid innovation by our adversaries,” […]

Blended Retirement System clock ticking to opt in




WASHINGTON — Less than a month remains for Soldiers to opt into the Blended Retirement System (BRS) and so far only 19 percent of those eligible have switched to the new plan. Pentagon officials are concerned many Soldiers will be missing out on benefits under BRS that they can take with them if they leave the Army before serving 20 […]

Installation prepares for holiday block leave




If Fort Gordon seems unusually quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, do not be alarmed. An estimated 5,000 Soldiers will vacate the installation next week for holiday block leave; a vast majority of them are Soldier-trainees. The intent of holiday block leave is to provide a safe departure and return of 15th Signal Brigade and Cyber Center […]

Fort Gordon staff receive prestigious award



JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Two employees with ties to Fort Gordon were recognized for their dedication and accomplishments during a ceremony held in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 28. Tiffany Olds, chief of the Support Services Division of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), and Alfred Scott, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Directorate – Training executive […]

Holiday and New Year’s Day observances



The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) will curtail services for the national observances of Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. EAMC will also observe Training Days Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The medical center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for emergency services and inpatient care. All patient-centered medical homes, ancillary clinics, […]

Magazine for transitioning Servicemembers launches



The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) staff at Fort Gordon are excited to announce the launch of a new transition resource for its transitioning Servicemembers: an online magazine that shares lessons learned from current and recently transitioned Soldiers, tips for life after active duty, and how to increase your chance of finding a job post-transition. Follow this link […]

Moving expenses taxable for civilian employees




The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed December 2017, eliminated a number of deductions that taxpayers have come to rely on. One of these was the moving expense deduction. The act eliminated the deduction for the tax year 2018 through the tax year 2025. However, the deduction will come back in 2026 unless Congress intervenes to eliminate it permanently. This […]

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U.S. Army shared on Facebook

Three in a row! #USArmy West Point – The U.S. Military Academy beats United States Naval Academy 17 – 10. #GOARMY #ArmyNavyGame Jeremy Scott Ellis: My dad was drafted for Vietnam and enlisted so he was always an Army fan. I joined the Navy, enlisted, and have always been an Army fan because of him. 3 in a row dad. […]

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