9/15/2011 - Nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts that the 2011 Budget Control Act could require would devastate the military.
BAGHDAD (9/27/09) - Nine Iraqi businessmen in southern Baghdad gave broad smiles and many thanks as they received micro-grant payouts, Sept. 21, from Soldiers of A Troop, 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the North Carolina National Guard, that improve economic…
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013)—Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.
WASHINGTON (AFNS)—The Air Force has officially restarted military tuition assistance, effective immediately. The service restarted the program as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, where Congress called for the MTA program to continue in the…
11/28/2010 - An Army unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, is shaping the future of the Army’s unmanned aircraft systems program with a handful of its newest aircraft, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle.
The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, Spruance, Saturday, June 5, 2010, during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. The new destroyer honors legendary Adm. Raymond Spruance, whose calm and decisive leadership at the Battle of Midway contributed to a pivotal…
11/12/2009 - Marines and sailors aboard Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq, are doing their part to protect the local environment by focusing on the proper disposal of all hazardous material aboard the base.
11/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AFNS)—Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained Airmen.
The 31st Fighter Wing launched several of its F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft Jan. 29 to join the ongoing search effort for a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who was declared missing during a nighttime training mission Jan. 28.
11/8/2012 - A team from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit can now brag that they are the best sniper duo in the world.
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. “Darton College’s quarterly Professional Women’s Forum hosted their first annual Salute to Military Women June 3.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS)—The Naval Academy announced May 9, that a new major is available for the Class of 2016 and beyond, bringing the number of technical majors offered to midshipmen to 18. Cyber operations is an interdisciplinary major that covers the entire scope of cyberspace and related…
The U.S. Military Academy educates, trains and produces 19 percent of the Army’s officers each year but officials said they account for 75 percent of those with STEM degrees.
3/2/2011 - The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of eight new members to VA’s Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, an expert panel that advises him on issues involving minority veterans.
CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) - The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, His Excellency, Juan Carlos Varela, visited USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Sept. 17 to observe the course of the multinational exercise PANAMAX.
The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen beat the Black Knights, 31-17, at the Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Dec. 11.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 16, 2009)—Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited a program designed to help Soldiers and their families develop resilience here today.
8/27/2009 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS)—Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould unveiled plans Aug. 27 for a major transformation and expansion of the Academy’s character development efforts.
1/10/2011 - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced Jan. 6 a series of efficiencies decisions designed to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion during the next five years primarily by reducing overhead costs, improving business practices and culling excess or troubled programs.
6/14/2010 - A new technology now allows the North Dakota National Guard to share events in real-time with military families and the public.
BUTLERVILLE, Ind., (8/20/09) - Ohio National Guard members spent a week at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center here to test their ability to respond to a chemical attack.
7/2/2013 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS)—Dozens of Airmen received mentorship, advice and an opportunity to converse with senior NCOs at a speed-mentoring event June 21 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The event mimicked “speed dating.”
U.S. Army program managers earned Department of Defense acquisition awards recently for rapidly fielding a fire-resistant ghillie suit and an enhanced fuze rocket warhead. After two Soldiers from the Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment burned to death when their camouflaged sniper gear…
3/9/2010 - Airmen now can contribute to relief operations for the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Haiti that caused widespread death and destruction, according to Air Force and Office of Personnel Management officials.
8/20/2009 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS)—At any given moment, a call can come in requiring an entire aeromedical evacuation staff here to stop what they are doing and begin preparing to care for the wounded and sick headed their way.
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