Department of Defense News & Information

 
Hagel Welcomes Defense Authorization Act, Calls for 'More Predictable Budgets'
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act in a statement, but he called on Congress to work with the department on several fronts.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
President Signs National Defense Authorization Act
President Barack Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, saying in a written statement that it provides vital benefits for troops and critical contingency authorities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
South Carolina Guardsmen Recall Operation Just Cause 25 Years Ago
Three South Carolina Army National Guardsmen who deployed in support of Operation Just Cause a quarter-century ago marked the anniversary by reflecting on the mission in Panama and their roles in that operation.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
NORAD Tunes Up Santa-tracking System
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Authorizes Up to 1,300 Additional Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Up to 1,300 additional U.S. troops will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
U.S. and partner-nation military forces are continuing attacks against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Guam Toys for Tots Delivers Cheer
American Marines from Marine Corps Activity Guam delivered approximately 4,700 toys to the Salvation Army and Catholic Social Service.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL
U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued air attacks against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Coalition Will Defeat ISIL, Task Force Commander Says
The strength of the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Cooks Help Morale in Austere Environment
Food service specialist Army Spc. Benjamin Ross is dishing up good hot food and boosting morale for troops deployed to Liberia to help fight Ebola.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Work, British Defense Official Discuss Budgets, Programs
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met at the Pentagon with Philip Dunne, minister for equipment, support and technology for the British Defense Ministry.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Office of Personnel Management Explains Dismissal, Closure Procedures
The Office of Personnel Management explained its 2015 Washington metro area operating status dismissal and closure procedures and announced a leave and telework policy change.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Japan, Australia to Provide F-35 Maintenance Sites in Pacific Region
Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army Scientist Uses Diagnostic Tools to Track Viruses
An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa, seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq
U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
New Program Prepares Enlisted Troops for Medical School
A new program provides an opportunity for qualified enlisted members to complete preparatory coursework for their medical school application while maintaining active-duty status.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Thanks Soldier for Confronting Unethical Behavior Online
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked a senior noncommissioned officer for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members behaving unethically online.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Airman, Working Dog Form Dynamic Duo
Military working dog handler Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez and his canine partner, Ivan, enjoy a close working relationship as they perform a multitude of missions together.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Work, Indonesian Military Leader Discuss Regional Stability
The importance of Asia-Pacific regional stability and the role of the U.S. rebalance to the region in fostering that stability highlighted a meeting between Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Details Still in Works for Deploying Troops to Iraq
Deployment orders have not yet been issued for the U.S. service members who will advise, assist and train Iraqi troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Detainee Transfer Announced
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on ISIL Leadership Killed
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Delay announced for US-Japan Defense Guideline's final report
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 16, 2014
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's meeting with Philip Dunne, UK Ministry of Defense, minister for Equipment, Support, and Technology
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Statement on Pakistan School Terrorist Attack
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's meeting with Commander-in-Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces Gen. Moeldoko
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignment
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Releases Second Quarter Suicide Information
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Littoral Combat Ship
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
2014 Phoenix Award Announced
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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah and Minister of Defense Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah of Kuwait
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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Detainee Transfer Announced
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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Death of Luke Somers
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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Nomination of Ashton Carter December 5, 2014
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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on Rescue Operation in Yemen
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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
CORRECTION: DoD Announces 2014 DoD Chief Information Officer Award Winners
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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Army scientist uses diagnostic tools to track Ebola, other viruses
An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa -- a region thought to be untouched by the disease -- seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa
The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Task force commander says coalition will defeat ISIL
The strength of the 40-plus nation coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year
Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne conducts airfield seizure exercise in Rivolto
The 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a battalion-sized airfield seizure exercise at an airbase in northern Italy, the evening of Dec. 10, 2014, to further their readiness as the Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia
Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne joins Danish, British forces in Exercise White Sword
U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined the Danish Army's 2nd Brigade, and the Queens Company of the British Army's Grenadier Guards, for the start of Exercise White Sword, in Oksboel, Denmark, Dec. 5, 2014.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
First aid classes to help prevent spread of diseases, increase readiness of Liberian police
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014, that could help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Former Ebola testing lab in Liberia a hidden treasure in fighting disease
Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, took a tour at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Medical Research, during Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 7, 2014, in Monrovia, Liberia.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year
Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Disaster simulation exercise improves U.S., Romanian teamwork
Blaring sirens and flashing lights cut through the dense fog of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base as first responders arrived on the scene of an electrical grid explosion and meltdown.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola
When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, Liberia, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes. A new Ebola Treatment Unit will open in Tappita within the month.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Biggest threat to U.S. troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola
In October 2014, Service members deployed to Liberia for Operation United Assistance, an operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. The fight against Ebola, however, poses a significantly smaller health threat to U.S. forces than malaria does.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne conducts rapid deployment exercise in Slovenia
Approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a night airborne operation into Pocek, Slovenia, Dec. 1, 2014, as part of a brigade Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan
A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant, for his service in Afghanistan.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S., Romanian paratroopers complete allied Exercise Rubicon
American and Romanian paratroopers wrapped up the two-week-long combined training Exercise Rubicon in Cincu, Romania, Nov. 23, 2014.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa
With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
'First in Support' main body arrives in Senegal
After weeks of preparation, the main body elements of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command headquarters, 7th Civil Support Command, the 30th Medical Brigade and the 16th Sustainment Brigade, deployed to Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Joint Forces Command-United Assistance celebrates Thanksgiving in Liberia
With 79 percent humidity and a warm ocean breeze, Thanksgiving for Soldiers deployed in Monrovia, Liberia, feels far from traditional. But thanks to a variety of Thanksgiving activities and fare, Soldiers can still get into the holiday spirit throughout the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance area of operations in Liberia.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot control
Loud sounds of batons beating against thick plastic shields rang out as Soldiers shouted commands in unison, all while pushing the screaming rioters forward. The Kosovo Police and European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo struggle to hold back the unruly crowd. Kosovo Force is called in for backup.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:36:28 GMT
AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US
For more than 65 years the Air Force has embraced the concept of flexibility being the key to airpower. Now Airmen from the Arizona Air National Guard are sharing that capacity to find creative ways to overcome problems with one of the Air Force's newest allies – the Iraqi air force.


Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:15:00 GMT
Yokota brings holiday cheer to islanders
A Yokota Air Base, Japan C-130 Hercules airdropped donations to residents of the Micronesian islands during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 9.


Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:14:03 GMT
SecAF talks priorities, challenges with Airmen in town hall meeting
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James reflected on her first year as the service’s secretary answering questions directly from Airmen all over the world in an online town hall-style forum Dec 16, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:59:00 GMT
PJ’s extraordinary heroism earns an Air Force Cross
Recognizing extraordinary heroism shown in combat, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Air Force Cross to an Air Commando during a ceremony here, Dec. 17.


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:11:00 GMT
AF top leaders share holiday message
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody wish Airmen and families happy holidays.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:42:00 GMT
AF announces no involuntary force management programs for FY15
Air Force officials announced there is no longer a need to conduct involuntary force management programs for fiscal year 2015 following a year of significant reductions designed to meet the Defense Department strategic and budgetary guidance.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:39:00 GMT
President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians during visit to joint base
United States of America President Barack Obama visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to express his gratitude to service members and Department of Defense civilians for their service to their country during a meet and greet event Dec. 15.


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:48:00 GMT
DOD Spirit of Hope Award ceremony
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award to military and civilian honorees during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Dec. 12.


Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:39:00 GMT
AF colonel makes swift water rescue, awarded Airman’s Medal
Recognizing Col. Richard Poston for his act of heroism, Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, the director of the Joint Staff, presented him with the Airman’s Medal Dec. 10, in a ceremony held at the Pentagon.


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:11:00 GMT
Civil Air Patrol receives congressional recognition
About 40 living World War II members and their relatives, as well as the families of deceased members, were in attendance as the Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal during a presentation Dec. 10, in the Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington D.C.


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:42:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:10:17 GMT
AMC chief scientist receives Harold Brown Award
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented Dr. Donald Erbschloe, the Air Mobility Command chief scientist, with the 2014 Harold Brown Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Dec. 9.


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:53:00 GMT
“Open Door” with the SecAF
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James is slated to host “Open Door with Secretary James,” an online town hall at the Defense Media Activity here, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. EST. The event will be broadcast live on the DoD News channel and streamed live on the DoD News website and www.af.mil.


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:49:00 GMT
AF senior leaders share holiday messages
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty; and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:52:00 GMT
SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach
The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:05 GMT
AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support
In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer for strategic systems positions into a single two-star (O-8) position.

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 GMT
60 years later: Earning the title 'the fastest man on earth'
On Dec. 10, 1954, Col. John P. Stapp propelled down the Holloman High Speed Test Track here aboard the Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1 at a rate of 632 miles per hour, earning the title "The Fastest Man on Earth."


Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:39:00 GMT
Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes
With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership.

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:36:36 GMT
Falcons to face Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
The Air Force Falcons accepted a bid to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20, in Boise, Idaho, against Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference (MAC).


Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:31:08 GMT
 
Family Members of HMCS Protecteur Arrive Safely in Pearl Harbor
United States Ship (USS) Michael Murphy arrived today alongside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with family members and civilian contractors transferred off Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, five days after a fire onboard Protecteur.
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:25:00 -0400
Australian, U.S. Sailors Trade Places During Pacific Bond 2013
The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) swapped 10 crewmembers with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney's (FFG 03), in support of Pacific Bond 2013, June 23 to enhance inter-ship operability and foster camaraderie.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:55:00 -0400
Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2013 Comes to an End
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Aksaz Naval Base after completing Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2013, Nov. 14.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:10:00 -0400
NMCP's Annual Diabetes Boot Camp Provides Quality Care
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth staff sponsored their 4th annual Diabetes Boot Camp inside the endocrinology clinic and along the main hallway of the Charette Health Care Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, Nov. 14.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:16:00 -0400
Onlookers Salute 'Old Glory' at Fort McHenry
Visitors and special guests watched as members of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment with the help of War of 1812 re-enactors, hoisted a 15-star, 15-stripe, full-size replica Star-Spangled Banner flag over Fort McHenry here at the "By Dawn's Early Light" flag-raising ceremony.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:00 -0400
7th Fleet Medical Team Trains with Indonesia and Malaysia Doctors On board Blue Ridge
U.S. 7th Fleet's medical staff hosted Malaysian and Indonesian military medical teams underway aboard the flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 22 - 25, 2014.
Wed, 28 May 2014 08:58:00 -0400
CNO, Titanic Explorer, Nobel Laureate to Headline Naval S&T Expo
The leader of the expedition that discovered the Titanic wreck and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among a growing lineup of speakers slated for the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo Feb. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:39:00 -0400
2014 Resolutions: Resolve to Protect against Flu
Start off 2014 in a healthful way by resolving to protect you and your family members from the flu.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:44:00 -0400
Sexual Assault Reports: Week of December 08-14, 2014
This week's overview of alleged sexual assaults was compiled based on 29 initial reports across the Navy from December 08 - 14.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:18:00 -0400
DON Ushers in the New Year with More Renewable Energy
The Department of the Navy (DON) announced, Dec. 19, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)-Energy issued two Requests for Proposal (RFP) to provide renewable energy for installations on the east coast.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:39:00 -0400
Davidson Assumes Command of United States Fleet Forces
Adm. Phil Davidson assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Dec. 19, following his promotion to the rank of Admiral.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:57:00 -0400
NEX Minimart Opens on Naval Base Guam
A ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorated the opening of the new Naval Exchange (NEX) Minimart on Naval Base Guam (NBG) Dec. 19.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:40:00 -0400
Wharf Extension on Guam Improves Support for Navy Mission
The Tango Wharf extension ribbon-cutting ceremony on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), was conducted Dec. 18 to celebrate the improvements in infrastructure and capabilities the base can provide to support the Navy's mission.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:38:00 -0400
PACFLT Commander Conducts All Hands Call in Singapore
Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet conducted an all hands call at Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) in Singapore, Dec. 18, during a trip to strengthen maritime partnerships in support of America's rebalance to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:38:00 -0400
Sailor Serves as an Anchor for a Wounded Warrior
For nearly a year, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Jamie Wyckoff has provided crucial support as a sponsor of a wounded warrior who is medically separating from the Navy and navigating a transition to civilian life.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:27:00 -0400
CNO Visits US Fleet Cyber Command, Presents Navy Unit Commendation Award
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) headquarters at Fort Meade, Dec. 17.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:00 -0400
Washington Navy Yard NHHC Completes Warehoused Artifacts Transfer
Washington Navy Yard Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) curators completed the transfer of previously warehoused artifacts to their new home in Richmond, Virginia, officials announced, Dec. 16.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:44:00 -0400
Shoup Crew Celebrates Reopening of Galley
The officers and crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) celebrated the reopening of the ship's galley Dec. 16 following 20 weeks of repair, maintenance and upgrades as part of the ship's Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) period.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:08:00 -0400
PHIBRON 5 Holds Change of Command Ceremony at Sea
The time honored title of commodore was passed from one senior leader to another during a change of command ceremony for Commander, Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5), Dec 14.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:00 -0400
Nominations Sought for Language Professional Awards
Navy Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Office (OPNAV N13F) announced Dec. 16 it is seeking nominations for the fiscal year 2014 Language Professional of the Year (LPOY), Linguist of the Year (LOY), and Command Language Program of the Year.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:44:00 -0400
 
Integrated Task Force artillery Marines fire for effect
Marines with Battery A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a multitude of fire missions during a field exercise at Range GP 7 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 2014.  The battery was firing on targets up to 5,000 kilometers away, with each Marine rotating through the different roles in an artillery


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force infantry Marines execute first collective skills exercise
Marines with Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, put their training to the test during their first fire team-level collective skills exercise at Range K509 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 16, 2014.


Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Marines drive home M27 IAR 101
Marines with Company A,Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, embarked onto amphibious assaultvehicles from Company B, GCEITF, and splashed across the New River en route tothe Verona Loop training area, Dec. 2, 2014.   As the Marines reached land and disembarked from theAAVs, they continued on foot to their intended range, where they


Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:57:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Engineer Platoon blows away assault breaching exercise
Marines with Engineer Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted an assault breaching exercise at Engineer Training Area 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2014.


Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force research monitors oversee training
Of the more than 600 Marines and Sailors assigned to the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, at least half are volunteers and therefore officially classified as “human research subjects.” With that special classification comes an increased responsibility for oversight of the training the volunteer Marines participate in.


Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:35:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Marines build camaraderie, strength during hike
Marines and sailors with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force stepped off for a task force-wide combat conditioning hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the early hours of Nov. 21, 2014.


Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:31:00 GMT
Secretary of Defense visits Integrated Task Force Marines
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marines with the Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force during a Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) live-fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2014. Marines with Anti-Armor Section were conducting a four-day SMAW


Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:08:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force supported by researchers, corpsmen
Owing to its status as a detailed research project, the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force carries a more robust medical capability than most units in the Marine Corps. The Task Force Aid Station, University of Pittsburgh researchers and the unit’s athletic trainer each play a key role in keeping Marines and sailors physically prepared for the rigors of their broad training.


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:35:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Tank Platoon rolls out
Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a three-day field training exercise at Landing Zone Hawk aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12-14.


Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Marines get hands-on with AAVs
Marines with the Assault Amphibious Vehicle platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a series of exercises at Landing Zone Falcon aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12, 2014.


Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Artillery Marines send first rounds downrange
As the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Marines pave the way forward, live-fire training serves as a vital aspect of weaponry familiarization. Marines of Battery A, GCEITF, sent the first rounds down range during a live-fire artillery shoot with the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:53:00 GMT
Pendleton residents save energy in housing
The Department of Defense has made energy conservation a main focus over the last several years, with one program specifically affecting the residents on Camp Pendleton called the Resident Energy Conservation Program. This program’s goal is to encourage energy conservation and reduce electricity costs in more than 7,500 housing units in 20 areas on


Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:30:03 GMT
Marines, Sailors Hit the Beaches Ready to Roll
Marines with 1st Transportation Support Battalion and Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, along with Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and Beach Master Unit 1, participated in ship-to-shore drills during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct.23. PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:22:00 GMT
Special Reaction Team trains critical skills
The Camp Pendleton Provost Marshal Office’s Special Reaction Team conducted live-fire training at Range 300, Oct. 23.  The team handled several weapon systems to include shotguns, rifles and pistols. The weapons they fired are used in critical operations, including hostage situations, breaching structures and unconventional weapons handling. The


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
31st MEU Marine goes back to his amphibious roots on the USS Peleliu
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four.   “I remember going to my dad’s stateroom, thinking that it was really big. I jumped on his bed; he had the Nintendo [Entertainment System] set up, so there we were, playing the old Mario Bros. game with my dad,” said Poggemeyer, radio


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:51:00 GMT
Exercise program a big HITT with Marines aboard Miramar
Marines with Aircraft Recovery, a unit within Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), took part in a High Intensity Tactical Training workout at the HITT Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 22.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:37:04 GMT
Recruits learn rifle fundamentals during Grass Week
Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned rifle fundamentals during Grass Week at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 15.  The purpose of Grass Week is to teach recruits the basic fundamentals of marksmanship and learn the functions of the rifle such as how to load, unload and fire the M16-A4 service


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:34:00 GMT
Guatemalan native joins Marine Corps brotherhood
The death of a father, a constant move from state to state and school to school would be enough to make any child question a sense of belonging or family security.  Fortunately, one recruit was able to find a sense of himself, belonging and security in the type of brotherhood the Marine Corps offers.   Private Axel L. Franco, Platoon 1034, Bravo


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:33:00 GMT
Headquarters and Service Company Marines reach foundations of combat conditioning through hiking
In the early morning, just before the sun rose, Marines and sailors from Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, practiced the basics of combat conditioning as they conducted a four-mile hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 23, 2014.   Marines and sailors wore body armor and carried


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:53:00 GMT
MWSS-373 Marines Build Up for PH 15
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Combat Engineers Platoon, erected a multipurpose building (SWA hut) during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21-22. The wooden structure was built to shelter and support a local population through a notional scenario during PH 15.  PH 15 is a scenario


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:24:08 GMT
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