Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department’s responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security, or BENS, meeting in New York, Oct. 11.
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 - One day after Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered his first State of the Coast Guard Address, he testified on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request before the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women, more women than ever before will be serving along the front lines, often in small, isolated locations, without access to running water or many hygiene products.
The Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 11. The ultra- modern U.S. Navy ship, bearing a four-color camouflage combination of flat black, haze gray, haze white and ocean gray, arrived at Pearl Harbor after departing her homeport…
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.
2/18/2010 - Station service members along with civilian and military volunteers conducted a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation exercise here Feb. 10-12.
7/2/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) —Like clockwork, an Air Mobility Command aircraft departs on a mission within the area-of-operations every two minutes every hour of every day.
The U.S. Department of Labor today marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act by issuing a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently…
3-21-2012 - Even with the eventual drawdown in Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury will continue to be a problem for the Army.
11/30/2010 - Statement by President Obama on DOD Report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
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.
7/21/2009 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS)—The morning of July 21, 2008, six Airmen set out from Andersen Air Base, Guam, in their B-52 Stratofortress, call sign RAIDR 21, on what would be their final mission.
11/2/2010 - Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented Jan. 1 affecting eligibility and benefits for appropriated civilian employees under the Federal Employees Health Benefits and Federal Flexible Spending Account programs.
10/29/2009 - WASHINGTON, - President Barack Obama today signed the fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act during a ceremony at the White House.
SAN DIEGO (NNS) July 28, 2009 - Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), including the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and units assigned to CSG 11, departs July 31 with more than 7,000 Sailors for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment.
MCAS BEAUFORT S.C. (July 25, 2013) - Since the March 1 implementation of sequestration, thousands of government employees have been affected by the sweeping budget cuts to local, state and federal government agencies.
Describing her career as “inconceivable,” there isn’t much that Maj. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar would want to change. “I’ve done more than I ever imagined,” said the small-hometown-in-Illinois commander of the Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews,…
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…
As founder and president of the “America Supporting Americans,” or ASA, program, one woman continues the struggle of connecting Soldiers with towns and communities in large cities.
The VA reports that, by this time next year, all veterans enrolled with the VA will get personalized handbooks in an attempt to clear up veteran confusion related to health and other benefits
WASHINGTON (8/3/09) - Three former National Guardmembers told a Senate committee Monday they were exposed to a deadly chemical with long-term health effects while serving in Iraq.
7/21/2011 -Team USA’s No. 1 men’s beach volleyball squad defeated Lithuania, 2-0, in their opening match of the 5th Conseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games.
7/6/2010 - I’ve lived in the Pacific for more than four years, first in Japan now in Hawaii. I’ve always heard about the great exploits of World War II Marines.
6/1/2010 - The Air Force’s top uniformed officer urged the integration of energy efficiency and conservation into all aspects of the service’s mission at the close of the U.S. Air Force Energy Forum
11/10/2009 - Lance Cpl. Kyle Lejeune quietly withdrew from the podium after reading Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune’s words to hundreds of 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members Nov. 10.
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