Department of Defense News & Information

 
U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIL in Iraq
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday southwest of Baghdad and northwest of Irbil.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Breedlove: U.S. Reconsidering Troops Reductions in Europe
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe said Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment triggered by Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Explains President's Strategy to Destroy ISIL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained the military portion of President Barack Obama's strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: USS Stethem's Sailors Learn CPR
Medical personnel aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem conduct life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation training each week for the ship's crew.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Project Sanctuary Aids Military Families
A national nonprofit organization is assisting military families in making the transition from "battle-ready to family-ready."
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Dempsey Discusses Anti-ISIL Strategy at Senate Hearing
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff describes the strategy against ISIL as "an Iraq-first strategy, but not an Iraq-only one."
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL
U.S. military forces conducted two airstrikes in support of Iraqi security forces near Sinjar and southwest of Baghdad.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD IG's Office Protects Whistleblowers
Military and civilian personnel who expose wrongdoing in the government should not become victims, said Nilgun Tolek, the director of whistleblower reprisal investigation at the DoD Inspector General's Office.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
President Awards Medals of Honor to 2 Vietnam Veterans
Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Obama to Announce Africom Joint Force Command HQ in Liberia
U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command Headquarters in Liberia to support U.S. and international relief efforts to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Troops From 15 Nations Begin Exercise in Ukraine
Troops from 15 nations kicked off the annual Rapid Trident field training exercise in northwestern Ukraine.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Soldier Pursues Passion for Motocross
Thirteen years after witnessing dirt bike racing for the first time, Army Sgt. Jeremy Hazard finally got his chance to race.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Executive Discusses Hispanic American Heritage Month
Education and the willingness to move are keys for anyone getting ahead in federal service, Rhonda Diaz, the deputy director of resources at U.S. Africa Command said in an interview.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Cultural Diversity
Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Navy Identifies Missing Hornet Pilot
The Navy announced it has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski as the missing F/A-18C Hornet aviator and declared him presumed deceased.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Star-Spangled Banner Waves at Fort McHenry
Visitors and special guests watched as members of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), 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 in Baltimore at the "By Dawn's Early Light" flag-raising ceremony.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
President Slates Commanders' Meeting at Centcom
President Barack Obama is slated to visit U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he'll receive a briefing from his top commanders, and thank the men and women who will partner with others to carry out the counterterror strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Dr. Biden Cheers On Athletes at Invictus Games
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to London to cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete in the 2014 Invictus Games.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Navy Suspends Search for Hornet Jet Pilot
After an extensive search, the Navy has ended search-and-rescue efforts for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, employing attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes in support of Iraqi security forces near the Mosul Dam.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Senior Executive Service Announcements
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignment
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's phone call with Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenes
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary Work's Meeting with Norway's State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Assignments
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's phone call with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Announcements
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Soldier Missing From WWII Accounted For
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on President Obama's ISIL Speech
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Haditha Dam Airstrikes
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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Hagel's meetings with the President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili of Georgia
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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel on the ISIL Meeting
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Ahmed Godane
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Assignment
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Releases First Quarter Suicide Information
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014, Through July 2014
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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon
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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with Afghan Minister of Defense Bismullah Khan Mohammadi
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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with Ukraine Minister of Defense Colonel General Valeriy Heletey
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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine
Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training, with a ceremony Sept. 15, 2014, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian
Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Indonesian-U.S. exercise Garuda Shield begins in East Java
Soldiers with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army and U.S. Army stood side-by-side at the parade square of Dodiklatpur in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, in an opening ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the 8th annual Garuda Shield exercise, Sept. 1, 2014.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Operation Stonewall helps train regional police in Kosovo
Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, with local police and European Union Rule of Law Mission forces conducted a five-day crowd and riot control event, named Operation Stonewall, in Ferizaj, Kosovo, Aug. 25-29, 2014.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers air assault through mock village during Saber Junction 14
After walking about three kilometers through forests, paratroopers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, made their way from the air assault infiltration location to conduct a deliberate attack on the military operations on an urban terrain site known as Haaslat Village, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 28, 2014.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
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
 
State of Air Force Reserve discussed at AFA
Senior Department of Defense and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2014 Air and Space conference and technology exposition Sept. 15 to discuss the future of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:08:00 GMT
SecAF: From legacy of past to uncertain future, bold leadership key
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gave her vision of bold leadership during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space conference and technology exposition here Sept. 15. She said the future of the Air Force is influenced by uncertainty of the world scene and the Air Force needs to have the flexibility to react to this dynamic environment. “We have an uncertain and constantly changing landscape…politically, militarily and technologically as well,” said James.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:38:00 GMT
AF announces basing criteria for Installation, Mission Support Center HQ
The Air Force released the criteria it will use to select candidate bases for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) Headquarters Sept. 15.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:00 GMT
Invictus Games come to a close, US places in team events
Roughly 26,000 people showed up to give the inaugural Invictus Games an enormous sendoff and pay final respect to all the athletes involved here Sept. 14.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:26:17 GMT
SecAF announces incentive pay for nuclear career fields
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:58:09 GMT
Invictus Games: USA Team wins first wheelchair rugby match
The United States used their team speed to jump all over the Australians, scoring a goal within the first minute of the match. They managed to maintain that pace through the first half, holding a 7-1 lead at halftime.


Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:37:06 GMT
New eligibility cutoff dates for promotion to tech, master
Implementation of a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced in July by Air Force senior leaders continues with new promotion eligibility cutoff dates for Airmen competing for promotion to technical and master sergeant.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:17:24 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 Sep 2014 14:16:41 GMT
Remembering 9/11: Tributes throughout the Air Force
Total force Airmen from around the globe took time to commemorate the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with everything from commemorative runs, to tributes and moments of silence. Here is a brief look at some of those events around the Air Force.


Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:37:23 GMT
Enlisted evaluation and promotion systems implementation timeline
In July, the chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced a series of incremental changes to the Enlisted Evaluation and Weighted Airman Promotion Systems scheduled for implementation from August 2014 through January 2017.

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:24:00 GMT
Invictus Games kick off with opening ceremony
More than 5,000 people attended the Invictus Games’ opening ceremony Sept. 10, on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, here.


Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:48:09 GMT
Critical Days of Summer ends; focus on risk management heightens
During the last holiday weekend of CDS, the Air Force lost two Airmen, one in a private aircraft mishap and the other in a motor vehicle-pedestrian mishap. There were 17 fatalities during the entire CDS period, May 23 through Labor Day weekend, down from 20 for the same period last year.


Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:16:01 GMT
Sept. 10 – Pulse on AF force management
Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility, force shaping board results and ongoing civilian force management programs.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMT
AF Academy ranks high in Best Colleges Ranking report
The U.S. Air Force Academy ranks high among the nation's top universities in engineering and liberal arts courses, according to the 2015 Best Colleges Ranking report released Sept. 9, by U.S. News & World Report.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:37:00 GMT
USA Team wraps up second day of Invictus Games training
Members of the Invictus Games U.S. Team finished their second day of training by practicing road cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark here Sept. 9. Competitors on both upright solo and recumbent bikes tested out the one-mile road circuit to familiarize themselves with the track before the Invictus Games road cycling competition begins Sept. 13.


Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:40:00 GMT
Letter to Airmen: RAND study
Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety.

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:24 GMT
Air Force revamps AEF
The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1.

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:01:53 GMT
Security forces team awarded Combat Action Medal for fighting off base attack
Thirty-nine security forces Airmen received the Air Force Combat Action Medal Sept. 2, for their actions in defending U.S., NATO, and Afghan military bases from an insurgent attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:48:00 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, 05 Sep 2014 15:42:00 GMT
Career intermission: AF Personnel Center to host Facebook live chat Sept. 9
The Air Force Personnel Center will host a Facebook live chat Sept. 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. to answer questions about the Career Intermission Pilot Program, officials said Sept. 5.

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:21:01 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
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
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
More Than 50 Chiefs Promoted Aboard George Washington
Fifty-three chief petty officer selectees from the U.S. Navy's forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staff, commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:42:00 -0400
NETSAFA Hosts 25th International Maritime Student Officer Workshop
The Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) kicked off the 25th Department of the Navy Maritime International Military Student Officer (IMSO) workshop Sept. 16 in Pensacola, Florida.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:33:00 -0400
New Chiefs Pinned at Naval Hospital Bremerton
The 121st Pinning Ceremony of new chief petty officers brought unexpected family for one, an old mentor for another, and family, friends, and well-wishers for all at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) on Sept. 26.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:52:00 -0400
New Chiefs Pinned at DC Navy Memorial
Thirty-four new chief petty officers were pinned at an official pinning ceremony held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:22:00 -0400
Maritime Professionals Gather in Naples for APS Annual Planning Conference
Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a three-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:22:00 -0400
USS Warrior joins ROK Navy to Commemorate 64th Anniversary of Incheon landing
Sailors from USS Warrior (MCM 10) joined Republic of Korea navy ships in a naval demonstration and reenactment Sept. 15 to pay tribute to Korean War veterans who fought side-by-side during the Incheon landing 64 years ago.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:57:00 -0400
US Navy Identifies F/A-18C Hornet Pilot in Crash; Declared Presumed Dead
The Navy has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year old native of Lake Arrowhead, California, as the pilot who was declared presumed deceased, Sept. 15.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:17:00 -0400
NFAAS Verification is Underway
The Navy's semiannual Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) verification is underway requiring all Navy personnel to verify and update their personal contact information in NFAAS by Sept. 30.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:16:00 -0400
America Arrives to Homeport After Maiden Transit
The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived at its homeport of San Diego for the first time Sept. 15 after completing its two-month maiden transit from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:48:00 -0400
NAVSSES Celebrates 25th Anniversary of DDG 51 Land Based Engineering Site
Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NAVSSES) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the DDG 51 Land Based Engineering Site (LBES) in Philadelphia with a ceremony Sept. 15.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:21:00 -0400
Diversity Leaders Embark USS Nimitz
Nine representatives from five different diversity groups along with Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, visited the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of the distinguished visitor (DV) embark program, Sept. 11-12.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:00 -0400
 
High Desert community mixes with military neighbors
The 25th Annual Community Military Mixer was held at the Maj. Gen. James L. Day Conference Center, on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., Sept. 4. The event allowed the High Desert community to network


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:24:04 GMT
2nd LAAD section, team leaders refine skills, enhance abilities
Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s section leader course and team leader course combined during a final exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 10.  The section and team leader courses at 2nd LAAD are both three weeks long. They are designed to serve as a refresher on the fundamentals of the Marines


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:13:48 GMT
MWHS-2 hosts Jane Wayne Day, builds squadron readiness
Spouses and family members with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 became Marines for a day during the squadron’s Jane Wayne Day here, Sept. 12.   The event was designed to give MWHS-2’s extended family a peek behind the scenes at the squadron’s day-to-day operations and some typical Marine Corps training, said Alesha N. Burkeen, the family


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:00 GMT
Maj. Gen. Beydler visits SP-MAGTF Africa
Maj. Gen. William D. Beydler, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, visited here, Sept. 13, to meet the service members of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14. The service members currently assigned to SP-MAGTF Africa 14 are tasked with supporting Marine Forces Europe and


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:11:19 GMT
Tennessee Marine returns from training in Burundi
Major Luke A. Sauber, a Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, and native of Memphis, Tennessee, recently returned from a theater security cooperation mission in Burundi.    Sauber was part of a small team of Marines and Sailors who trained and advised the Burundi National Defense Force in logistics and engineering,


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:43 GMT
New York Sailor returns from training in Burundi
Petty Officer 1st Class Mazamesso Solitoki, a corpsman with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, and native of New York, N.Y., recently returned from a theater security cooperation mission in Burundi. Solitoki was part of a small team of Marines and Sailors who trained and advised the Burundi National Defense Force in logistics


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:14 GMT
SP-MAGTF Africa 14 attends local play, breaks bread with locals
After conducting two successful community relations projects in Vizzini, Sicily, the Marines and Sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa, along with other local volunteers, were able to sit back and enjoy a play which was originally set at Cunziria, a district of Vizzini, Sept. 7. “Cunziria” or tannery dates back to Roman


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:08:58 GMT
Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visits SP-MAGTF Africa
The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett visit here, Sept. 3, to meet the Marines, Sailors and Coastguardsmen of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14. During the visit, Amos and Barrett walked through individual work sections at SP-MAGTF Africa to meet


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:08:21 GMT
GCEITF sailors prepare for Fleet Marine Force qualification
Among the many supporting elements the Marine Corps relies on in times of peace and war are their Navy siblings that make up the Fleet Marine Force corpsmen. This force of sailors that have been trained and qualified to support Marines have followed them through thick and thin.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Dogs, Bombs and Drugs: K-9 Teams Train To Detect Explosives and Narcotics
Law enforcement K-9s and their handlers from the Marine Corps Police Department K-9 Section on MCLB Barstow engaged in training to detect explosives and narcotics, Sept., 2.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:15:31 GMT
Marines, Sailors conduct first-time 9/11 memorial ceremony aboard USS America
A sea of green and blue blended in the hangar bay of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as Marines and Sailors with America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South stood in formation to remember the tragic events from 13 years ago, Sept. 11.   The Sept. 11 memorial ceremony consisted of a video, speeches and the

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:43:46 GMT
MWSS-274 Marines, Sailors return from deployment
More than 80 Marines and Sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 10 after a six-month deployment to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.  During the deployment, MWSS-274 supported various squadrons throughout the camp and assisted heavily in the efforts to retrograde the site, said Capt.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:40:12 GMT
1st MLG welcomes Colombian military leaders
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – More than thirty officers from the Colombian School of Advanced Warfighting and Brig. Gen. Leonardo Pinto Morales, commander of the 7th Division of the Colombian Army, visited 1st Marine Logistics Group leaders as part of the Colombian Observance Exchange Program Sept. 2, 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. The program


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:29:41 GMT
Geospatial data critical to base decision making
The intent of the data, which is usually presented in the form of detailed maps, is to give base officials the best possible information about the installation and its surroundings. That knowledge could figure prominently in any decisions made about installation management practices that could better serve Marine training while assuaging any environmental concerns. Data contained in this system was key to developing the base Master Plan, which will guide the future development of MCBQ through 2035.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:11:14 GMT
CAOCL analyst helps prepare young Marines for deployment to Asia
Dr. Yale M. Needel likens what he does for young Marines headed to Asia to the due diligence required before meeting your girlfriend’s parents.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:10:51 GMT
Marines team up with Combined Federal Campaign to help those in need
They're not exactly John Wooden's UCLA, but the Purple Cobras from the Marine Corps Air Field are close enough after claiming their third consecutive Dodgeball Championship to highlight Friday's action at the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff at the Barber Physical Activity Center.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:09:49 GMT
Quantico farmers’ market season ends, future in question
Last Thursday marked the end of season and possibly the run of the farmers’ market at Quantico. When the program launched last year, it was funded as a part of the Healthy Base Initiative pilot program. With funding cut for next season, Elizabeth Borst, Quantico Farmers’ Market Manager, said they are working on alternative resources to keep the market afloat. On average, 500 people visited the market each week. It’s a hopeful number but Borst admits that numbers need to double to remain viable.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:09:37 GMT
Quantico Rugby Team kicks off its season against British Intelligence Corps Rugby team
Coach Chuck “Conan” O’Neill remains confident that his Quantico Rugby Football Club will someday be the team he envisions.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:09:32 GMT
Electricity, water outages planned in the up-coming weeks
To facilitate various repairs, it is sometimes necessary to have planned power and water outages. The following is a list of upcoming outages. Please plan or adjust accordingly. Remember; do not open your refrigerator or freezer during an outage. The items inside will remain cool or frozen. If you need refrigerated items, take them out and put them on ice prior to the outage.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:20:33 GMT
AVTB gives local dads, daughters taste of Marine life
Daughters and their dads came away with lasting and big shared memories Sept. 6, thanks to the Marine Corps Systems Command Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch at Camp Pendleton, California. Through a community partnership with the YMCA, 48 daughters ages 5-11 and 37 fathers learned firsthand about Marine life.  “We were so pleased to be able to expose


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:41:39 GMT
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