The Air Force Surgeon General confirmed that no Air Force medical treatment facilities (MTFs) purchased, dispensed or administered the contaminated steroid injection that has been implicated in the fungal meningitis outbreak.
5/10/2010 - More than 2,600 current and former Airmen have been approved for retroactive stop-loss special pay since Air Force Personnel Center officials here began accepting claims in September.
12/13/2009 - The formation of 1,626 Marines seemed to go on forever as they poured out of the Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School during the Toys for Tots Run at the Combat Center Dec. 4.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) October 09, 2013 - Air Force officials released Oct. 8, the following furlough-related questions and answers to aid service civilians with processing time and attendance. This information was coordinated with manpower and personnel, financial management, and general counsel…
Soldiers from 693rd Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, conducted a series of Sapper training events this month to teach new Soldiers tricks of the trade.
There are officially 24 days left before Christmas! While we hustle and bustle to put up our tree and buy gifts for the family, let us not forget about the men and women who will be deployed this season defending our country.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 5, 2013) - For the first time in the 236-year-old history of the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, or JAG, a woman has been selected as the service’s top lawyer. She will lead the nearly 2,000 full-time judge advocates and civilian attorneys…
Local service members will present the nation’s colors to kick off Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes Benz Superdome here, Sunday. Watching the Super Bowl is an anticipated American pastime woven into the fabric of the nation’s identity and culture. But before the kickoff and…
5/10/2010 - The Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier showcased some of its products May 5 at the Aberdeen Test Center
WASHINGTON (Aug. 29, 2013) – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it is expanding the availability of services through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to an additional 62 new locations this fall – bringing the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.
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.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 conducted vehicle-borne improvised explosive device training at Kadena Air Base June 11.
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.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 13, 2009 - When Army Pfc. Joseph James deploys this month he won’t have to say goodbye to his wife, Army Pfc. Samantha James—she will be with him throughout his yearlong deployment to Iraq.
8/18/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS)—The U.S. Air Force boasts more than 130 enlisted career fields and on Aug. 17 one more was officially welcomed as the first class of 10 enlisted unmanned aircraft system sensor operators began their technical school.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 – In response to a need for peer support services identified by users of the Defense Department’s Safe Helpline for sexual assault victims, Pentagon officials have launched the Safe HelpRoom, a new service that allows victims to participate in group chat sessions…
5/26/2010 - Toes to the edge of a cliff in the mountains of West Virginia, Lance Cpl. Luke Turner faced his fears and put trust in what he learned as he leapt from one cliff to another—about eight feet away.
3/30/2010 - In about 3.5 months, 425 Elmendorf Air Force Base Airmen accumulated more than 1 million push-ups to reach a unit goal.
It was a cold January evening in a little town called Muzquiz, in Coahuila, Mexico. Despite the chill in the air, she and a friend decided to go to the local dance hall. It was the kind of close-knit town where everyone knew each other, and dancing was a way to let loose on a Friday night. Her…
10/6/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) —Talking every day with the man she married is sometimes a challenge for Amanda Gutierrez, but even though he is deployed they can still discuss family issues face to face.
9/1/2009 - GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist with the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2013) - The Army expects to have embedded behavioral health teams on Army installations and in all active brigade combat teams no later than fiscal year 2016. Speaking before the 2013 Warrior-Family Symposium, Sept. 12, in Washington, D.C., Vice…
1-11-2012 - “Come on down!” This simple request ended with a big pay-off in a showcase showdown for a Vandenberg Fire Department member and his family.
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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