USS RENTZ, At Sea, January 13, 2014 (NNS) - The frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), Helicopter Squadron Anti-Submarine Warfare Light 49 Detachment 5, and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) personnel disrupted approximately 313 kilograms of cocaine while conducting counter drug…
USS PHILIPPINE SEA, At Sea, December 9, 2013 (NNS) - Boot camp can humble anyone. The college graduate and the high school slacker get treated just the same. Each new arrival wears the same clothes and has the same name, recruit. While most would say this training process is necessary,…
Minutes before sunset on Friday, she lowers her head and covers her face in prayer. Her hands are illuminated by the faint glow of the Shabbat candles, each flame representing and honoring a family member. As the week comes to a close, Capt. Sarah Schechter, the Jewish chaplain of the 89th Airlift…
Upcoming furloughs for Army civilians, along with budget cuts, will affect the Army’s ability to provide behavioral health care to soldiers, the service’s chief of behavioral health care said here this week.
March is designated National Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Brain Injury Association of America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury every year, with traumatic brain injury being a contributing…
Good old competition will push people to test themselves on mental, physical and emotional levels. Combine natural competitive instincts with incentives, such as an extended weekend and personal awards, and a super squad competition is born.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 - Military personnel performed their duties with solemn respect over the past several weeks as U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S. soil.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 23, 2013)—As the Army finishes up operations in Afghanistan, at home it continues a fight to stem the sexual assaults some in uniform perpetrate against their fellow Soldiers. Now leading the charge against sexual assault in the Army is Christine T. Altendorf,…
12/1/2012 - As any parent of a deployed soldier, Maj. Christopher Gering worries about his son who is deployed downrange. It can be gut wrenching knowing his child operates outside the wire, working to clear and dispose of improvised explosive devices.
The DoD has revitalized and consolidated the Military OneSource website to better serve military members and their families.
11/8/2010 - Sixty U.S. troops deployed to Iraq were up before sunrise Nov. 7 to compete in Demon Fury, a unit competition testing the full spectrum of their combat skills.
4/1/2010 - USS Nicholas (FFG 47) captured suspected pirates April 1 after exchanging fire, sinking a skiff and confiscating a suspected mother ship.
An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.
The Air Force is one of the nation’s top purchasers of green power, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 25 list of Green Power Partners released Jan. 31.
6/9/2010 - Educational and information resources, as well as support information for spouses are the subject of the latest “Family Gram
1/17/2010 - - More than 2,000 Marines and sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are now underway and in route to aid in the international Haiti relief effort.
8/4/2009 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS)—Three Air Force aircraft along with multiple aircrew, aeromedical evacuation teams, and agencies from around the world gave a British soldier a fighting chance at life in late July after the soldier sustained multiple gunshot wounds and had his blood…
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. “Darton College’s quarterly Professional Women’s Forum hosted their first annual Salute to Military Women June 3.
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 - Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stated.
6-23-2011 - President Barack Obama assured 10th Mountain Division Soldiers today that the drawdown in Afghanistan is not precipitous, and that gains made there will be sustained.
WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2009)—President Barack Obama has ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff until Veterans Day in honor of the victims of yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 25, 2009) - The United States hasn’t gone cashless quite yet, but in Afghanistan and Iraq, that’s the goal—at least when it comes to the way the Army plans to conduct business there.
HILLAH, Iraq, (7/22/09) - Multinational Division South’s leaders and troops received a tour of Iraq’s ancient past here last week in an effort to assess its future.
About 70 Soldiers from across the country brought their “A” game to the Warrior Games clinics here to train and compete in sitting volleyball, track and field, and cycling
1/7/2011 -The Defense Department has found $154 billion in efficiencies over the next five years and will be able to invest $70 billion of that saved money in more deserving accounts
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