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image showing a field of grave stones at Arlington National Cemetery May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day A Federal Holiday to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day to recognize and remember the sacrifice and service of the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Season of Remembrance

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Link to article on Nat'l Military Appreciation Month May 1, 2015 - May is National Military Appreciation Month, an opportunity for Army leadership at every level to raise awareness of service members' contributions both on and off post, as well as deepen partnerships that support resilience and enhance the total wellness of the force. Look for national events such as Loyalty Day (May 1), Public Service Recognition Week (May 3-9), the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 8), Armed Forces Day (May 16), and Memorial Day (May 25) at installations and communities worldwide.
For additional information,   visit http://www.nmam.org


Link to Army dot mil article April 27, 2015 - McHugh scales up civilian workforce transformation
(Army News Service - Washington) -- A new roadmap for Army civilian professional growth has been announced by Army Secretary John M. McHugh - and more changes are coming over the next year or so. "Our Army demands that civilian employees commit to a lifetime of professional and personal growth," said McHugh, in a memo April 10, [Read memo] introducing Army Directive 2015-24. ...   read Army.mil article


Office of Personnel Mgmt seal Accelerated Training and Promotion Plan for Registered Nurses: On March 11, 2015, the Office of Personnel Mgmt approved a request to extend the Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM's) training agreement for Registered Nurses. [Read memo 1]   The extension covers employees at the GS-0610-5/7/9 levels located at MEDCOM facilities worldwide. The approval enables MEDCOM to promote at an accelerated rate. A follow-up OPM clarifying message was issued on April 6, 2015, extending the training agreement until March 31, 2025... [Read memo 2]


Link to article on Senior Enterprise Talent Management Program SETM ETM Open Application Period
The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) recently announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) program and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) leadership training and development programs ...   Learn More