Department of Defense News & Information

 
DOD Maintains Support to Find Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
The Defense Department continues to support the international search mission for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters, while providing a cost breakdown.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Continues Efforts to Bring Captured Soldier Home
A Pentagon spokesman has denounced as completely false reports of a lack of coordination within the Defense Department on efforts to locate Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been missing in Afghanistan since 2009.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Obama: U.S. Treaty Commitment to Japan is 'Absolute'
President Barack Obama, making the first state visit by an American president to Japan in nearly two decades, made clear the United States would be obligated to come to Japan's defense in any confrontation with China over islands both nations claim in the East China Sea.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Military Research Continues Fight Against Malaria
World Malaria Day 2014 will be observed April 25 around the world with activities that highlight advances in the field of malaria research.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: LA Woman Achieves Dream as Marine
Marine Corps Cpl. Connie Hernandez, who hails from Los Angeles, is pursuing her dreams and building her future as a military field wireman.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
White to Accept Medal of Honor in Memory of Comrades
Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White said that when he accepts the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama at the White House on May 13, he will do so in honor of the five soldiers and one Marine "who gave their lives in the defense of freedom and the American way of life."
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Looks to Strengthen Ties With Canada, Mexico During Defense Meeting in Mexico
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is participating in the North American Defense Ministerial conference in Mexico City, which brings together the defense leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pacific Naval Leaders Agree to Adopt Sea Guidelines
Nearly two dozen Asia-Pacific nations have agreed to sea guidelines adopted by naval leaders at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in China, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
White House Launches One-stop Shopping for Vets Seeking Jobs
First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Veterans Employment Center, the first online one-stop shopping tool for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses in search of employment.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Announces Military Equipment Moves with Australia, Egypt
Australia has agreed to purchase F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft, and the Defense Department will deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, a Pentagon spokesman announced.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Commitment to Helping Sexual Assault Victims Earns Honors
The Defense Department honored six exceptional sexual assault response coordinators for their outstanding efforts in assisting victims of sexual assault and for their commitment to preventing this crime, officials said.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Airmen Excel in 'Invisible Mission,' Chief of Staff Says
The biggest frustration for airmen is that most people don't know what they do, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said during a speech at the National Press Club.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Air Force Announces Bases to House New Tanker Refueling Aircraft
The Air Force selected two bases to house and operate the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft which will replace the KC-135 refueling tanker, after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, and economic and environmental factors for each location.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pentagon Program Succeeds in Matching Military Spouses With Jobs
A program intended to help unemployed military spouses find jobs -- including positions with Fortune 500 companies -- is surpassing its goals, connecting more than 60,000 military spouses with 220 private- and public-sector partners since the program began three years ago.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Air National Guard Brothers Deploy Together
Three patriotic brothers who are also members of the California Air National Guard are serving together in Southwest Asia.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DARPA Officials Show Hagel Technologies Under Development
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program personnel demonstrated five technologies under development to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the secretary's conference room at the Pentagon.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Notifies Egypt of Upcoming U.S. Certification
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed his Egyptian counterpart that Secretary of State John F. Kerry soon will certify to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States and is meeting its obligations under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Troops to Arrive in Baltic Region for Exercises
A company-sized element of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team -- about 150 soldiers -- will arrive in Poland to begin a bilateral infantry exercise with Polish troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Discussions Continue on Post-2014 Troop Strength in Afghanistan
Discussions are continuing within the Obama administration on how many U.S. troops could remain as a residual force in Afghanistan next year after the current U.S.-led NATO mission ends, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel to Visit Mexico, Guatemala to Affirm U.S. Commitment
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make a three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere and affirm America's commitment to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Altus, McConnell selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Canada's Minister of Defense
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Assignments
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Announces Winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
United States, Japan, Republic of Korea Defense Trilateral Talks Joint Statement
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignment
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) (As of December 31, 2013)
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Assignments
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Senior Executive Service Announcement
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 15, 2014
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Chilean Minister of National Defense Jorge Burgos Varela
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Republic of Korea National Assembly's Ratification of a New Special Measures Agreement
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Joint Statement of the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Announces Comprehensive Review of Military Justice System
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Announcements
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
SMA presents Soldier's Medal to Fort Leonard Wood Soldier
When Staff Sgt. Isaac Diaz threw a Soldier out of a live-grenade training bay and protected him with his body from the blast, he said he was just doing what any of his training range cadre would do -- put the Soldier's welfare before their own.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
101st Airborne begins transitioning to BCT 2020
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is beginning Operation Agile Eagle II, designed to localize and implement the larger Department of the Army-directed Brigade Combat Team 2020 initiative.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting team doubles down in Vegas
Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting team won two titles at the 2014 U.S. Practical Shooting Association Multi-gun National Championships, held April 18-20, 2014.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland
A company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops, April 23, 2014.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
COLA to decrease for service members in Germany
The Cost Of Living Allowance is scheduled to decrease for many service members in Germany starting, May 16, 2014.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel Soldiers, families in aftermath of tragedy
In the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting, Chaplains and chaplain assistants coordinated coverage to provide counseling and care to the Army family.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston Marathon victims
Staff Sgt. Julio Larrea gazed at a front-page newspaper photo of this year's Boston Marathon, explaining that he and other Soldiers of the Army Wounded Warrior program keep in contact with those injured in last year's marathon.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Shot at point-blank range, Soldier gets back life-saving body armor
Sgt. Timothy Gilboe said he is alive not only because of the armor that stopped a bullet in its tracks, but also because of his squad leader who paid the ultimate price that day in Afghanistan three years ago.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise
U.S. Army science advisors partnered with military, federal and state agencies to discuss their technology needs during an emergency response exercise, from March 27 to April 2, 2014.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Combined Resolve II to exercise Army's European Rotational Force
The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, May 1-June 30, 2014.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
National Guard supports 2014 Boston Marathon
More than 800 Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island National Guardsmen helped local law enforcement agencies in eight cities and towns to keep the route clear for runners as they hit the road for the 118th Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Corps welcomes first tow of 2014 navigation season to St. Paul, Minn.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District welcomed the first line tow of the 2014 navigation season to St. Paul, Minn., April 16, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Privatization of Army lodging to benefit wounded warriors
The Staybridge Suites now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va., is being designed specifically to cater to wounded warriors and their visiting family members.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living
Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded warriors for independent living, March 27, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia
The Croatian Army received more than two dozen military vehicles from excess Army inventory at a ceremony in Croatia, April 7, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S., Saudi troops build teamwork, friendship during mil-to-mil exercise
Approximately 1,100 Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the New York National Guard, participated in the two-week military-to-military exercise geared toward strengthening stability in the region and improving interoperability.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Walk to End Violence' raises awareness of sexual assault, harassment at USAG Ansbach
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team sponsored a walk April 17, 2014, at Katterbach Kaserne, Germany.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty
The U.S. Army fired the first of a new fifth-generation tank cartridge, the M829E4, from an Abrams tank at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 18, 2014, as part of a series of critical trials preceding the cartridge's entry into the Army's inventory.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
New deployable kennels for military dogs mitigate temperature extremes
To keep the working dogs healthier and more comfortable during deployments, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers from Picatinny and Rock Island are developing kennels for environments with temperature extremes.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
SMA Chandler visits deployed troops, shares future NCO vision
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III came to speak to deployed Soldiers during a town hall at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, April 15, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
April 23 – Pulse on AF force management
The latest news on Air Force force management.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT
Altus, McConnell AFBs selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft
Air Force officials announced April 23, that Altus Air Force Base, Okla., is the Air Force’s KC-46A Pegasus formal training unit and McConnell AFB, Kan., is the first active duty-led Pegasus main operating base.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10:44 GMT
Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office
In late March, the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James dusted off her desert boots after her first troop visit to Europe and Afghanistan. While the trip allowed her to get a feel for the global reach of the force under her command, James also celebrated a tacit career milestone, when she passed her 100th day in office March 30.


Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:56:00 GMT
Earth Day: 'Conserve Today - Secure Tomorrow'
Every April 22, Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day by taking actions to enhance sustainability and support the Air Force's Earth Day theme of "Conserve Today - Secure Tomorrow."

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:53:00 GMT
AF wounded warriors selected for Warrior, Invictus Games
Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:43:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen 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, 18 Apr 2014 15:20:00 GMT
Air Force researchers test Google Glass for battlefield use
Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking to make missions for Airmen a whole lot lighter and faster by testing Google Glass and its head-mounted optical see-through display technology, for potential battlefield use.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:56:00 GMT
Culture change is key to sexual assault prevention
Air Force senior leaders discuss the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how it relates to sexual assault prevention and response. Read more.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:01:00 GMT
SecAF: AF committed to preventing sexual assault
In observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James released a video charging all Airmen to join senior leaders and take action against sexual assault.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT
AF receives top honors for Special Victims’ Counsel Program
The Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel Program received the Federal Service Award April 9 at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The Federal Service Award honors individuals for their direct service to victims of federal crime.


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:01:00 GMT
April 14 - Pulse on AF force management
Pulse on Air Force force management, is an ongoing effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT
Air Force budget focuses on preserving capability, not aircraft
The debate over force structure reductions outlined in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget should be about capabilities and missions, not aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate here April 10.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:41:00 GMT
Exchange officer learns to use heart, mind to win friendships abroad
When then-Capt. Paul Morris stepped off the aircraft in Lima, Peru, to report for his first assignment as a foreign exchange officer, he faced three years away from family and friends in an unfamiliar country. Ahead lay uncertainty, accompanied by the tempting sense of adventure and intrigue of the unknown.


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:09:00 GMT
Airmen: Our greatest strength
The Air Force’s top enlisted Airman, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, along with top enlisted members of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on personnel, about the impact budget decisions have on the enlisted force, April 9.


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:53:00 GMT
DOD, AF science and technology leaders testify before Senate
Kevin Gooder, the program integration division chief of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities April 8.


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:33:11 GMT
AF dependent recognized as 2014 Military Child of Year
An 18-year-old Air Force dependent from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, was recognized for his achievements and dedication to service at the Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year Awards gala at the Crystal Gateway Marriot here, April 10.


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:42:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen 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, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:00 GMT
F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft
The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs there, April 8.


Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:30:17 GMT
April 8 – Pulse on AF force management
A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced April 8.

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:19:30 GMT
Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, along with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, took time out of their base visit April 7, here, to engage Airmen in a town-hall style meeting in the Lighting Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar.


Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:19:13 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
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
Employers, Wounded Warriors and Veterans Register Now for Hiring Conference
Whether you're a veteran or wounded warrior looking for a job or an employer looking for qualified candidates, the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference is the place to be May 28-29 in Raleigh, N.C.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:10:00 -0400
USS Constitution Kicks Off Participation in Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution began their participation in Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week with an interpretative historical presentation to Longhorn Council Cub Scout troops 183 and 318 April 22.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:13:00 -0400
USS Wayne E. Meyer Visits Busan during Western Pacific Deployment
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, April 24 as part of a regularly scheduled port visit.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:55:00 -0400
A Navy Patent First: Award-winning Automation Goes Commercial
The Navy announced April 24 its award-winning Metrology Bench Top (METBENCH) automation system that helps Sailors perform some 10,000 calibrations each year has been licensed to industry for the first time, marking the Navy's first cross-licensing patent agreement of its type.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:52:00 -0400
Makin Island Undergoes Mid-Cycle Inspection
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) completed its Mid-Cycle Inspection (MCI) April 24.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:08:00 -0400
Electronic Attack Squadron 132 Participates in Exercise Max Thunder
The U.S. Navy's Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 participated in Exercise Max Thunder, a bilateral aerial training exercise for U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military aircrews and maintainers April 23 at Gwangju Air Base.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:49:00 -0400
USNS Spearhead Arrives in Libreville, Gabon for Port Visit
Joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Libreville, Gabon, for a port visit, April 23.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0400
Shamal Paves the Road to Excellence
The crew of the Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) was awarded their second consecutive Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") Award March 20, by Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:43:00 -0400
Obangame Express 2014 Concludes
Exercise Obangame Express 2014, the multinational maritime exercise in the Gulf of Guinea, concluded April 23.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0400
USNS Spearhead Participates in Exercise Obangame Express
The U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) participated in exercise Obangame Express alongside European, Atlantic, and African partners in the Gulf of Guinea April 16-21.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:08:00 -0400
NAS Key West Metering to Save Energy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast and Schneider Electric installed 238 "smart meters" to electrical service connections at Naval Air Station Key West.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:53:00 -0400
Alcohol Awareness Month: Drinking Responsibly
Seeking to raise awareness and reduce stigma around alcoholism and alcohol-related disorders experienced by 18 million Americans, the Navy is joining the national Alcohol Awareness Month campaign this April.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:01:00 -0400
Naval Hospital Bremerton highlights Energy Conservation Policy for Earth Day 2014
In conjunction with the Navy's 2014 theme for Earth Day, "Global Reach, Local Action," Naval Hospital Bremerton showcased the new Commanding Officer Energy Conservation Policy with a recognition ceremony on April 23.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:47:00 -0400
CSCSU Poster Contest Brings Awareness To Sexual Assault
In a creative effort to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU), Great Lakes, held a poster contest for which staff and students could participate on April 23.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:57:00 -0400
 
NHCP to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26, 2014
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is hosting the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Apr. 26 for all TRICARE beneficiaries in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help prevent medication misuse, abuse and theft. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:57:41 GMT
Marine Forces North hosts DCSA executive summit
Marine Forces North hosted the Defense Support of Civil Authorities executive summit at the Federal City Auditorium in New Orleans, April 23, 2014. The summit brought together representatives from each of the U.S. military services as well as numerous government agencies to collaborate and learn the intricacies of how DSCA works and how each organization can better work together during domestic crises.


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:41 GMT
2nd MAW Marine, Sailors share hometown ties
Cherry Point is home to thousands of service members filling a variety of roles in support of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. With such a large number of service members spread across dozens of squadrons, new faces can be seen around every corner.  It was for this reason that when the wing surgeon of 2nd MAW, the executive officer of Marine Aircraft


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:43:51 GMT
Headquarters squadrons face off in annual field meet
A step up from last year, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron won the annual field meet against Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 18, 2014.   H&HS’s top leadership won the trophy during a tie-breaking relay race between the squadrons’ commanding and executive officers and sergeants major.


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:38:00 GMT
Young Marines take little trip
These children are part of the Excelsior High Desert Young Marines, a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through 18. It is the focal point


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:52:00 GMT
HMLA-467 pilots, crew refine skills
Pilots from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 improved their flying abilities by sharpening their skills with visual and instrument flight rules with the UH-1Y Venom at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 21, 2014.  During VFR, pilots use visual references to guide their aircraft in flight. During IFR, pilots use


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:24 GMT
MCPD stays on point
An active shooter incident is where one or more shooters are looking to harm as many people as possible, explained Tom Streeter, lead training instructor for MCLB Barstow’s MCPD. The 2009 and recent shootings at Fort Hood


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:33:00 GMT
Carolina Hurricanes honor two RS Raleigh Marines during final game of season
Sgt. Thomas S. Otwell and Sgt. David A. Miller, recruiters with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh, were honored as the Chevy Service Members of the Week by the Carolina Hurricanes during the team’s final game of the season against the Washington Capitals at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., April 10.  The Marines were given free entry to the

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:16:00 GMT
Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium
Multinational noncommissioned officers with Task Force Belleau Wood enhanced their leadership skills during a Coalition Committed and Engaged Leadership Symposium aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 20.  Task Force Belleau Wood is comprised of approximately 3,400 Marines as well as a multitude of NATO International Security Assistance Force


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:57:15 GMT
Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand Province
As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines, April 17.  Their two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:50:00 GMT
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns home after eight-month deployment
After eight months at sea conducting theater security cooperation exercises with foreign nations throughout the Western Pacific and the Middle East, Marines and sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group are slated to wrap up their Western Pacific deployment and head home to San Diego, Calif., April 24,

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:36:00 GMT
13th MEU homecoming
The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked upon the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, will return to its home base at Camp Pendleton, April 24, 2014.  The 13th MEU departed San Diego Aug. 24, 2013, for an eight month western pacific deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.  During the deployment the Marines trained with foreign

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:35:00 GMT
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Montgomery, Ala.
As an administrative specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Pfc. D’Vonte Robinson is seen and rarely heard. But walk past his barracks room in the evening, and you might mistake him for the radio.  From an early age, the 18-year-old Marine from Montgomery, Ala., learned to express himself through music. Raised with strong ties to his


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMT
MCEITS aces its first command cyber readiness inspection
All Marines benefit from the excellent rating given to Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services in its first command cyber readiness inspection. The results ensure the viability and security of Marines' pay, promotion and training systems so the warfighters can focus on their primary mission.


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:00 GMT
Aim center, hit center: Corps' top shooters compete in 2014 Marine Corps Match Championships
In the cold, windy rain, Marines tried to keep a stable position as they held a 17-pound rifle and aimed for center mass. Hitting center mass wasn’t always the outcome, but few Marines were able to gain stability and earned gold, silver and bronze medals.  The Marine Corps’ top shooters from around the world gathered at the Weapons Training


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:26:00 GMT
H&HS gets back to basics
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron participated in a squadron hike aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 18.   Marines received classes and fired various weapons at Carlos Hathcock Range after covering two miles of a five mile hike.   “We wanted to get everybody together and get some quality [physical training]


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:00 GMT
Sky-high security: JGSDF showcases latest air-defense systems with U.S. forces
Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, hosted Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members with the 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment who showcased new air-defense equipment April 16 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The event afforded the Marines, alongside U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:56:05 GMT
Tips for summer PCS with success
Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:00 GMT
Super squad competition pushes Marines to the limit
They were on call for nearly a week, the anticipation building, until finally, at 2 a.m., the call came. All squad leaders were ordered to report to the armory with their Marines.   After checking out weapons, six squads of Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group threw on their packs and 


Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:23:00 GMT
11th MEU, PHIBRON 5 unite for first at-sea period
Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 completed two weeks of sea-based predeployment training off the coast of San Diego, April 18.  PHIBRON Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training was the first full-scale at-sea event in the 11th MEU's predeployment cycle. The training allowed the MEU,


Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:46:00 GMT
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