Department of Defense News & Information

 
Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Suicide Prevention Takes Courage, Communication, Official Says
The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIL near Amirli and Mosul Dam
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes, one near the Mosul Dam and the other near Amirli.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Airstrikes Hit ISIL, Airdrops Aid Citizens in Amirli
At the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S., Partner-nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq
American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said in a statement.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel's 16th Overseas Trip Includes Wales Summit
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will begin his 16th international trip Sept. 3, a six-day visit to three countries and participation at a NATO Summit in Wales.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pentagon Prepares Options for President on ISIL
Military officials are working to present President Barack Obama with options to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct four airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine
Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard Identifies Fallen F-15C Aviator
Massachusetts National Guard officials identified the pilot of an F-15C Eagle jet that crashed in Virginia as Air Force Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Soldiers Redeploy After South Korea Exercise
Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment following their participation in the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise held in South Korea.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Transcom: Know Your POV Shipping Entitlements
Many service members may not know of their entitlements when shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return stateside, according to U.S. Transportation Command officials.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Massachusetts Guard Jet Pilot Died in Crash
The pilot of an F-15C Eagle aircraft that crashed Aug. 27 in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia, was fatally injured, Massachusetts National Guard officials said.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Obama Tasks DoD for Options Against ISIL
President Barack Obama has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to present a range of options aimed at the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Votel Takes Charge of Special Operations Command
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presided over the U.S. Special Operations Command change-of-command ceremony in Tampa, Fla., as Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel III assumed command from Navy Adm. William H. McRaven.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
VA Website Tool Provides Education, Benefits Info
The Department of Veterans Affairs has rolled out an improved version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool, which was first launched in February 2014.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Army Amputee Keeps Innate Optimism
A hit-and-run driver caused Army Staff Sgt. Michael Smith to lose most of his right arm -- and nearly his life -- but failed to impact his single-minded determination.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Searchers Seek Missing F-15C Pilot
The search in Virginia for a missing Massachusetts Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing pilot expanded with Air Force resources.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 26, 2014
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Secretary Hagel's statement on the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force change of command between General Joe Dunford and General John Campbell.
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD and VA Take New Steps to Support the Mental Health Needs of Service Members and Veterans
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Kurdish Resupply Effort
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Conducted
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's Visit to Japan
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's Visit to South Korea
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with Greece Minister of Defense Dimitrios Avramopoulos
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary RADM John Kirby on Attempted Rescue Operation
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Ukraine's Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Work's Visit to Guam
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Passing of Senator Jim Jeffords
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call to the MV Cape Ray
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships
The Army is taking part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29, 2014, with South Korean forces, to strengthen partnerships, mutual defense, and security cooperation.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14
The Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day at Pocek, Slovenia, Aug. 27, 2014.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Estonian Soldiers face U.S. opposition forces during Saber Junction 14
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, acting as the opposition force, put the Estonian army Scout Battalion straight into their cross hairs, during exercise Saber Junction 14, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 27, 2014.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Arctic Warriors participate in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014
The U.S. Army's only airborne brigade west of the Mississippi River participated in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) here Aug. 18 - 29.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
1-12 Infantry, 2-77 Field Artillery team up at Kandahar Airfield
M777A2 howitzers owned by 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were brought to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, where they were registered or zeroed, by shooting live rounds into an uninhabited area known as the Red Desert, in Kandahar Province, Aug. 22, 2014.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills
U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Europe conducts exercise Saber Junction
Exercise Saber Junction, one of U.S. Army Europe's premier training events, is scheduled to run from Aug. 25, through Sept. 11, 2014, at several locations throughout Europe.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Security enterprise builds partnership with Liberian Army
Two groups of Security Assistance Command Soldiers, from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, traveled to Liberia, to teach members of the Liberian Army how to build a stronger non-commissioned officer corps.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Joint Task Force-Bravo helps provide 1,400 Hondurans with medical care
Joint Task Force-Bravo helped provide medical care to more than 1,400 Hondurans, and performed 11 surgeries, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and Mobile Surgical Team engagement, Aug. 11-15, 2014, in the Honduran towns of San Juan del Sitio, Correderos, and Santa Barbara.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Immediate Response 14 kicks off with team-building exercises
Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and their allies from various European nations, conducted a physical-fitness competition in Postojna, Slovenia, in order to promote camaraderie with the start of combined exercise Immediate Response 14, Aug. 19, 2014.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Fort Polk unit teaches building bridges for a better Afghanistan
Approximately 15 Afghan National Army Soldiers with National Engineering Brigade, and Afghan civilian engineers came to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 9-13, 2014, to gain a better understanding of the bridge technologies coalition forces have brought to their country.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. range clearance effort in Afghanistan led by Huntsville Center team
Cleaning up U.S. military training ranges in Afghanistan and returning the land to the Afghan people in a usable condition has become the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes
Despite all the planning, double checking and potential hazards associated with airborne operations, jumping out of a C-130 aircraft never loses its charm for paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
20th CBRNE Soldiers head south for Panamax
Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting Panamax, a U.S Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise taking place in the United States and Central America.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army divers aid in Cambodia de-mining
Army divers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, certified equipped, trained and certified Cambodian Mine Action Center divers on military diving protocol and salvage diving operations, last year. This year the U.S. Army divers are back in Cambodia as the on-going partnership between the two nations continues.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Paratroopers, Latvians develop understanding through training, planning
Jumping from a C-130 served as a warmup for 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers, before beginning a two-day helicopter infiltration exercise with Latvian Soldiers in Adazi, Latvia, July 22, 2014.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. paratroopers train to use Polish weapons
Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, received training on Polish army weapons from their allies at the Studnica Small Arms Range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Aug. 5, 2014.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army hosts PEDS Course for Honduran pediatricians
Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element hosted a Pediatrics in Disasters or PEDS course to train Honduran physicians about the healthcare needs for children in emergencies, Aug. 7-9, 2014, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Riggers support air drops in northern Iraq
U.S. Army parachute riggers at two bases in the Central Command region are assembling pallets of food and water for humanitarian air drops in the vicinity of Sinjar, Iraq.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear
Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
National Guard identifies fallen F-15C aviator
Massachusetts National Guard officials identified the pilot of an F-15C Eagle jet that crashed in Virginia as Air Force Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:03:57 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, 29 Aug 2014 15:51:15 GMT
Be disaster aware, take action to prepare
Devastating earthquakes, floods, wildfires and tornadoes never announce a time or place – that’s why it’s important to be prepared! Air Force Emergency Management is using National Preparedness Month this September to encourage Airmen and their families to “Be Ready!”


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:21:04 GMT
Trading places: Minot chosen as test base for crew swaps
In order to implement new initiatives stemming from the Force Improvement Program, Minot Air Force Base was chosen as the test bed for two modifications currently underway within the missile community.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:03:03 GMT
Ramstein Airmen conclude operations in Poland
With a flurry of grass and dirt, a C-130J Super Hercules touched down on a grass runway at Powidz Air Base, Poland, marking the final week of deployed operations here, Aug. 25. For Airmen deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, this was their home away from home for 60 days.


Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:06:23 GMT
Call for nominations: Portraits in Courage, Vol. IX
Nominations are being accepted and reviewed for inclusion in Portraits in Courage, Vol. IX, now through Oct. 13.


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:43:00 GMT
Romania air base replaces Transit Center Manas
Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, located 25 miles northwest of the Black Sea city of Constanta, started operations in February 2014 and has already processed more than 85,000 troops.


Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:55:00 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.


Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:34 GMT
CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen
The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Aug. 19. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed an audience of Airmen, former enlisted and retired NCO members of the association where he talked about the challenges of a smaller Air Force and the impact it is having and will have on its Airmen.


Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:55:00 GMT
Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A Lifestyle and culture
Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:21:45 GMT
82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks
U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:28:00 GMT
Greece, US continue to enhance NATO airpower
The bilateral training between the Greek and U.S. air forces continues this week with more large-force employments, or LFE.


Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:32:07 GMT
Changes to academic degree and developmental education expectations
Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen's time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to first complete that same level of developmental education by correspondence.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Service members receive RAND military workplace survey
About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:24:05 GMT
Aug. 15 – Pulse on AF force management
Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility, enlisted retention and force shaping board results and the ongoing civilian force management programs.



Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:11:58 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, 15 Aug 2014 15:12:00 GMT
CSAF Call to Airmen: 2015 Reading List
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has issued a call to all Airmen, to help create the 2015 CSAF Professional Reading Program, asking for submissions that center on the profession of arms and more specifically the Air Force core values: Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.


Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:49:00 GMT
CHIEFchat: ACAs and the future Enlisted Performance Reports
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, how it influences enlisted performance reports, and how those reports will affect future promotions during his latest CHIEFchat at Defense Media Activity, here.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMT
Defense Health Agency makes progress
As the Defense Health Agency approaches its one-year anniversary Oct. 1, it has already saved money and standardized health care in the Defense Department, said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:08:33 GMT
Voting now open for American Airman Video Contest
Voting for the 2014 American Airman Video Contest is now open and runs until Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. (CDT).

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:54:25 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
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
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
NAVFAC Announces 2014 Engineers of the Year
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced the winners of its 2014 Military and Civilian Engineers of the Year Awards Dec. 9.
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 02:47:00 -0400
NSWC PCD Aviation Search and Rescue Team Saves Distressed Kayaker
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division's (NSWC PCD) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew responded to an urgent marine alert Oct. 23, from Coast Guard Sector Mobile concerning a kayaker who became adrift in rough seas about four miles offshore from Phillips Inlet in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:05:00 -0400
Preparing to Promote with EAP at Naval Hospital Bremerton
Naval Hospital Bremerton wrapped up another round of Enlisted Advancement Program (EAP) training August 26-28 in helping to prepare over 150 enlisted personnel for the upcoming September 2014 advancement exams.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:24:00 -0400
Midshipmen Conducts Summer Training On Board Anchorage
Eight Navy Reserves Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen joined the crew of amphibious platform dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to learn and to experience firsthand shipboard life July 16 - Aug. 14.
Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:01:00 -0400
Carrier Strike Group 10 Changes Command
Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey relieved Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, during a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), August 1.
Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:26:00 -0400
Blue Ridge Completes Exercise with ROK Navy, Improves Joint Operational Capabilities
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff departed Busan, Republic of Korea Aug. 30 after conducting joint exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 (UFG 14) with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy during a 17-day port visit.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:23:00 -0400
Navy Chief Selects Help Guam Residents
Navy Guam chief selects partnered with a village mayor to clear land that will be used as a community garden and improve the living conditions of surrounding residents in Asan Aug. 29.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:17:00 -0400
TRANSCOM: Know Your POV Shipping Entitlements
Many service members may not know of their entitlements when shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return stateside, according to U.S. Transportation Command officials
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:19:00 -0400
Citadel Pacific 2014 Enhances Security, Readiness on Guam Installations
Navy and Air Force service members and personnel throughout the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility including Guam tested their anti-terrorism plans and response during Exercise Citadel Pacific 2014 (CP 14) from Aug. 25-29.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:26:00 -0400
Sexual Assault Reports: Week of August 18 - 24, 2014
This week's overview of alleged sexual assaults was compiled based on 22 initial reports across the Navy from Aug. 18 - 24.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:53:00 -0400
Expeditionary Forces Train for Rapid Response
Members of Expeditionary Strike Group 2 (ESG-2), Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), and 2nd Marine Logistics Group conducted an annual, rapid-response planning and loading exercise (LOADEX) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Aug. 27-28.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:50:00 -0400
EODMU 8, VP-4 Participating in Exercise Northern Coasts
Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, based at Naval Station Rota, Spain, and Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, based at Naval Air Station Sigonella, are participating in Exercise Northern Coasts 2014 (NOCO 14), beginning Aug. 29.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:00 -0400
USS Germantown Successfully Completes INSURV
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed a material inspection by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Aug. 28.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:23:00 -0400
Operation Shower Recognizes GHWB Wives
Wives of deployed Sailors aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) were showered in recognition and gifts during a group baby shower, August 28 at Naval Station Norfolk
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0400
Naval Station Norfolk CPOs, CPO Selects Unite to Help Victims of Domestic Violence
More than 30 chief petty officers (CPO) and chief petty officer selectees united with local charity Samaritan House to restore and renew emergency housing for the victims of domestic violence in the Hampton Roads region, Aug. 27.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:08:00 -0400
 
HMH-366 focuses on crew communication during heavy lift training
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 practiced vertical lift capabilities and crew communication tactics during training near Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Aug. 20.  The squadron's CH-53E Super Stallions transport heavy quantities of gear, like weapon systems and vehicles, quickly and efficiently in support the Marine Air-Ground Task

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:28:27 GMT
Bench press competition returns to Combat Center
1st Lt. Chad Carlson, motor transportation officer, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, won the Bench Press Competition hosted by Semper Fit, High Intensity Tactical Training program and GNC at the East Gym, Aug. 28, 2014.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT
4th Force Recon wraps up FMP
Marines assigned to reserve 4th Force Reconnaissance Company conducted sustainment training on and around Marine Corps Base Hawaii for their two-week annual training package, completing a full mission profile, Aug. 23, 2014.


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:58:00 GMT
Divers document relics off Kaneohe Bay shores
A small group of divers teamed up with the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department to observe and document historic landmarks beneath the waves off of Pyramid Rock Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2014.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:43:00 GMT
New mess hall competes for William P.T. Hill Trophy
Throughout history, successful men have detailed ‘the grind,’ or the price of success, whether it be starting a successful business or winning the Super Bowl.  Get up. Get dressed. Another early morning in the Marine Corps is kicked off with the usual run or trip to the gym, leading into a day filled with plenty of work to be done. Like any other


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:42:00 GMT
Co. B recruits train in hand-to-hand combat
Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program chokes and counter techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 25. The purpose of MCMAP is to teach the basic fundamentals of hand-to-hand combat while instilling warrior ethos in recruits. “Recruits train to use it in


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMT
New Marine knows the meaning of brotherhood
As Pvt. Joel A. Lopez, Platoon 3263, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made his way through each event of the Crucible, he knew he was getting one step closer to becoming a part of the Marine Corps’ brotherhood. Eighteen-year-old Lopez, a Houston native, joined the Corps to find a better way of life for himself and his brothers.  Lopez


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:31:00 GMT
Recruits face one last Pugil Stick bout before Crucible
Marines are trained to be ready for any situation. Part of being ready is having a back-up plan, as a bayonet attached to a rifle in case of weapons malfunctions or no ammunition. Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion learned confidence and combat readiness during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug.


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:29:00 GMT
Active shooter exercise allows for safe training
Marines, Sailors and civilians participated in an active shooter exercise called “Operation Social Fury,” at the Recycling Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 27.


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan
Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To mitigate this threat, infantry units conduct security patrols to build relationships with locals in the surrounding area of Camps Bastion and Leatherneck, and to rid local routes of improvised explosive devices.  Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:49:12 GMT
ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor training course aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan
Soldiers with the Afghan National Army graduated from a six-week  instructor training course at the Regional Corps Battle School aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2014.  The graduation was significant because it was the first instructor course entirely operated by Afghan instructors without any influence by coalition forces.  “This was


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:07:55 GMT
New flash-bang launcher expands Marines’ non-lethal capability
For Marines running roadblocks and vehicle check points, identifying an oncoming vehicle as a threat is a decision that has to happen quickly and at standoff range because lives are on the line. A new system being fielded to II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces, Reserve Units and Marine Corps Forces Central Command will give Marines more


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:00 GMT
Marines ready for disaster at a moment's notice
NORFOLK, Va. - Approximately 185 Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group assigned to the Defense Support of Civil Authorities, or DSCA, worked with sailors from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command to conduct loading exercises in order to maintain DSCA mission readiness and to strengthen the Navy-Marine Corps relationship Aug. 26-29.  Over the past


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:52:13 GMT
Camp Lejeune chow hall renamed in honor of two Navy Cross recipients
The 8th Marine Regiment held a dedication ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 28, 2014, to rename the Wallace Creek Dining Hall in honor of two Marines who died protecting their own in Iraq. Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, an anti-tank missile man with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, from Burkeville,


Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:24:23 GMT
San Diego Chargers attend military appreciation day aboard MCAS Miramar
Marines, Sailors and family members attended a San Diego Chargers military appreciation day aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 27.


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:25:00 GMT
An Introspective Look at Joining Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
When I received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., I was overwhelmed and intimidated at first.  “How is this possible?” “Why me?” “Am I ready for this?” Were the questions that plagued my mind.  Considered hallowed grounds amongst most Marines, I was shocked that the Corps would consider me worthy of this distinct honor. Like most Marines

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:47 GMT
20-year-old award ceremony honors old and new generation of E Co., 2/7
The Marine Corps’ storied legacy spans hundreds of years since its humble beginning in 1775. To this day, the Marine Corps takes pride in its traditions. Aboard the Combat Center, E Co., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, continues a tradition of its own, alongside the 1st Marine Division Association, Phoenix Chapter, which began 20 years


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:37:00 GMT
Fightertown fights hunger
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort ended its 6th Annual Feds Feed Families Campaign to support food insecure households in the surrounding communities, Aug. 28. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the donations from the Feds Feed Families food drive are especially important because they come at a time of year when donations


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:32:00 GMT
Holy Joe’s Café delivers truckloads of coffee for service members
In the blazing hot sun of the Middle East, on the cold steel of a ship underway and anywhere else service members may deploy, something as simple as a hot cup of coffee can lift their spirits and get them through the day. In this way, a free cup of coffee reminds service members they are not forgotten.  Holy Joe’s Café delivered thousands of boxes


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:00 GMT
Like father, like son
In 1986, Richard Burris took the challenge of going through the rigorous 13-week training that is Marine Corps boot camp. Nearly three decades later, Burris’ son followed in those same yellow footsteps that transform young adults into Marines. Now a master gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps, Burris is known throughout the field of correctional


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:27:00 GMT
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