Episode #102: Weekly News Roundup for Sept. 9

Image: DoDLive Logo In the “This Week in the DoD” podcast for September 9:

As U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey prepares to take office as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after current Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen retires Sept. 30, Army Gen. Raymond Odierno took the reins as the Army’ Chief of Staff.

Airman Magazine has eliminated its print magazine and now resides solely online.

Beneficiaries who receive military retirement payments will receive an extra paycheck in 2011. The payment scheduled for Oct. 3 will be released Sept. 30 and the payment for Jan. 3, 2012, will be paid Dec. 30, 2011. Recipients are encouraged to speak with a tax advisor, as the early payment may affect your tax liability for 2011.

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. For coverage of this weekend’s events and stories about living through 9/11, visit Defense.gov’s new special site, and read here on DoDLive.

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