The SITREP: Coast Guard Reminds about Boating Safety, Air Force to Increase & More

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tenn., in June 2014. Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Mark Rankin)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, May 25, 2017.

    • A novel technology called “Tactical Augmented Reality,” or TAR, is now helping soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes.
    • Navy announced the manner of wear and availability for the new Navy Fitness Suit and women’s choker style Service Dress White jacket for chief petty officers and officers in NAVADMIN 125/17.
    • The Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.

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