NORFOLK, Va. (NNS)—The Navy’s first littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Freedom (LCS 1), has successfully completed another major milestone in preparation for her upcoming maiden deployment.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Army News Service, Aug. 15, 2013) - Going without sleep can make Soldiers feel more than just a little grumpy and groggy at work, said a sleep medicine consultant on the Army’s Performance Triad program.
The commander of the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command spoke to members of the media about the on-going investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by military training instructors (MTIs) at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
On Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and during Constitution Week, we commemorate the legacy passed down to us from our Nation’s Founders.
12/14/2009 - ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS)—Thirty Royal Danish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons took to the sky over their homeland Dec. 8 to rendezvous with a Royal Air Force Mildenhall-based KC-135 Stratotanker and perform semi-annual aerial refueling training.
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.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 4, 2009) - The 2009 Army Concert Tour, which includes artists Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Lynyrd Skynyrd, is sponsored by I.A.M. Strong, the Army’s campaign to combat sexual harassment and sexual assaults by engaging all Soldiers to prevent inappropriate behavior…
12/17/2009 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS)—An Air National Guard MQ-1 Predator pilot marked the beginning of a new era Dec. 12 as the first unmanned aircraft pilot from a reserve component to graduate from the Air Force Weapons Instructor Course at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School here..…
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS, 9/17/2013) - The Navy has issued an order to account for Navy personnel and their families in response to the events that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard, according to a Navy message released Sept. 16. NAVADMIN 233/13 requires commanders to conduct a personnel…
4-24-2011 - The Department of Defense announced today it will issue 27awards to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research
7/8/2009 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS)—Moody Air Force Base A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots operating over Iraq and Afghanistan this fall will be armed with new targeting pods designed to increase the already lethal capabilities.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO—RANDOLPH, Texas, September 30, 2013 (AFNS) - Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged…
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., (7/8/09) - The remains of seven American troops, including four National Guardsmen, killed July 6 during combat operations in Afghanistan returned to their nation during a dignified transfer this afternoon at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
July 25, 2014 - Few would ever argue that a military service fails to prepare soldiers for just about any job once their commitment is complete. In fact, one of the major selling points for those who opt to serve is the opportunity for training and education in a wide variety of careers.
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.
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS)—Command indoctrination is a military tradition but it’s also a readiness program designed to give Sailors a good foundation when joining a new command.
WASHINGTON (NNS) - Following closely on the heels of the first Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Summit hosted by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in September 2009, Navy is moving forward to eliminate sexual assault.
NORFOLK, Jan. 06, 2014 (NNS) - Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and embarked air detachment, the “Vipers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 5 after completing a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and…
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 27, 2013) - The Army’s Enterprise Management Decision Support, or EMDS, was selected as the best information technology program of 2013 by FedScoop 50, which honors 50 of the most innovative people and technologies within the federal government.
3-21-2012 - Even with the eventual drawdown in Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury will continue to be a problem for the Army.
3-2-2012 - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House tribute to Iraq War veterans and their families last night to honor them for their service, sacrifice and commitment to the nation.
7/21/2010 - Proposed changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill would improve military readiness.
12/11/2009 - During the Vietnam War, Betty J. Mohlenbrock, founder of the United Through Reading Program, experienced the stress many military spouses with young children are faced with when their other half receives orders overseas.
NOVEMBER 11, 2014, WASHINGTON (AFNS) - Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights.
A little-known provision of the Home Buyer Tax Credit bill that became effective on Nov 6, 2009, is that certain military personnel and Foreign Service employees have an EXTRA year to purchase a home and qualify for the tax credit.
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