Department of Defense News & Information

 
Hagel Calls Chile's Disaster Responses 'Model for Region'
In a Pentagon meeting with Chilean Defense Minister Jorge Burgos Varela, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended the minister for Chile's response to recent natural disasters.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Ship Responds to Scene of Korean Ship Sinking
The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is responding to the scene after the passenger ship Sewol sank near the island of Jindo off South Korea's coast.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Son Follows in Air Force Parents' Footsteps
Ruben Gawan always has known he would follow in the footsteps of his parents, who are both Air Force chief master sergeants.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Helpline Marks 3 Years of Aiding Sexual Assault Victims
The DOD Safe Helpline -- a crisis-response resource that provides sexual assault victims with an anonymous and confidential system of support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world – marks three years of operation this month.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
'Birdies for the Brave' Tees Up Support for Vets, Families
The Professional Golfers' Association Tour boasts a flourishing military outreach program for total force military members and their families, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Former Soldier for 2007 Actions
President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White in a May 13 White House ceremony for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Afghanistan's Nuristan province Nov. 9, 2007.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Releases Report on Estimated Sequestration Impacts
Defense Department officials released a report that documents the cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal year 2015.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Battaglia Brings All-service Panel to Mayport Cadets
The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff completed his command visit to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., by conducting an all-service, interactive panel of commissioned and noncommissioned officers ready to answer questions from local Junior ROTC cadets.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Small Business Administrator Visits Military Entrepreneur Class
The new administrator of the Small Business Administration spoke to a new class of 17 airmen and three sailors who are transitioning out of the services. during a trip to the Pentagon to meet with young service members enrolled in the agency's "Boots to Business" program.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Seeks Efficiencies in Sustainment, Logistics
When the Defense Department is looking to save money, it turns to sustainment and logistics, the undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, logistics and technology said.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Military Commission Judge Mulls Probe of Defense Claim
The judge in the military commission proceedings at Fort Meade, Md., for five suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States called for a recess to prepare an order allowing defense attorneys time to determine whether current or past defense team members were contacted by a government agency.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S., NATO Remain Concerned About Situation in Ukraine
The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to de-escalate the situation, Pentagon officials said.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Despite Jitters, Singer Joins Soldier Show
Despite initial nervousness, Army Spc. Aurielle Polynice's vocal skills earned her a place with the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Official Visits Personnel Accounting Command Facilities
A senior Defense Department official visited two DOD personnel accounting facilities as part of the ongoing dialogue about the department's recently announced personnel accounting enterprise reorganization.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Battaglia Discusses Growth, Transition With Mayport Sailors
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed the first of a two-day command tour at Naval Station Mayport in Florida, the third-largest fleet concentration in the United States.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Airman Recalls Support After Brother's Marathon Bombing Injuries
Air Force Airman 1st Class Alan Bauman credits the Air Force for supporting him after his brother was critically injured at last year's Boston Marathon bombing.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Unveils Improved Sexual Assault Prevention Training
As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
9/11 Proceedings Go Into Recess Before Competency Hearing
Military commission proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States went into recess after a defense attorney said the FBI questioned a member of his team about the suspects.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Russian Aircraft Flies Near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea
An unarmed Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Army Infantryman is Proud to Serve
Army Pfc. Clark Cepeda realized his dream when he joined the military.
Mon, 14 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
DOD Releases Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding Report
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Announcements
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD to Award $167 Million in Research Funding
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox's Meeting with Iceland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Sveinsson
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Retirement of Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-Jin
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Navy to Christen future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Ukraine's Acting Minister of Defense Mykhaylo Koval
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Assignments
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with the President of China Xi Jinping
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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 8, 2014
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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation
The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Stressors in life can result in greater resilience
Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them against it.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Corps of Engineers shares 'Nation's T. Rex' with Smithsonian Natural History Museum, public
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the facility in Washington, D.C., April, 15, 2014.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Ms. Veteran America' uses title to tell Army story, support homeless female Veterans
Staff Sgt. Allaina Guitron uses her title of "Ms. Veteran America" to tell her Army story, support
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort McCoy
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, addressed more than 250 Soldiers during a town hall meeting at the 88th Regional Support Command headquarters on Fort McCoy, Wis., April 10, 2014.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort
How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers
Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal
Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
N.Y. Guard Soldiers support filming of new TV thriller
New York Army National Guard aviators, Honor Guard members and infantry Soldiers supported the filming of scenes for the new Universal Television/ NBC TV series "State of Affairs," April 3, 2014.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army first-aid kits include new eye shield
The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Former sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for Afghanistan actions
Former Army Sgt. Kyle Jerome White will receive the Medal of Honor during a May 13 ceremony at the White House, President Obama announced, April 15, 2014.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
National Guard Soldiers remember Boston Marathon
Already, a year has passed, but three Massachusetts Army National Guard Soldiers who helped save bombing victims at last year's Boston Marathon can still recall most details, as if the event had taken place yesterday.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Natick employees to return to Boston Marathon
Shivaun Pacitto never doubted that she would be back to run again this year. Pacitto was at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off, but she fortunately was unhurt. The day after, before the bombing suspects were identified, she had vowed not to be intimidated by terrorists.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cyber Network Defender MOS now open to NCOs
A new military occupational specialty, 25D Cyber Network Defender, is now open to staff sergeants, sergeants first class and master sergeants in the active component, per Military Personnel Message 14-085.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'
The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and Doctrine Command.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility
Nearly 200 Soldiers and Airmen of the Oregon National Guard's highly trained emergency response team participated with the Hawaii National Guard during Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 24 through April 3, 2014.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Task Force Bayonet holds training exercise in Korea
Task Force Bayonet conducted a combined live fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korean near the world's most heavily guarded border, April 11, 2014.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Social media helping destabilize world, strategist says at War College
Twitter, Facebook and other types of social media are contributing to global instability, said Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor -- a team of intelligence experts.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to 'intervention' model
The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign is now focusing on "intervention," not on "bystander" behaviors, said the director of the Army's R2C program.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Surgeon general says brain health 'new frontier'
Optimizing brain health can have immense benefits for readiness, resiliency and the health of Soldiers, said the Army's surgeon general as she opened two-day consortium on the topic.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
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
Elmendorf dependent recognized as 2014 Air Force 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
Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin
Wounded warriors joined together here April 7 to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the first Air Force trials competition at the Warrior Fitness Center.


Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:53:00 GMT
ANG 'guardian angel' team rescues girl stricken during Pacific voyage
A California family stranded in choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean with a very ill baby girl was safely aboard a Navy ship Monday, enroute to San Diego, a military spokesman said.


Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:28:00 GMT
Today’s Air Force: SecAF visits Airmen, WWII gunner shares his story of valor
Air Force Television News released a new edition of Today's Air Force on April 4.

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:53:00 GMT
Space superiority remains vital to national security
Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, highlighted a successful satellite launch to the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces during a budget hearing for national security space activities, April 3.


Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:47:02 GMT
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary talks budget, urges innovation
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox spoke at Air University's Air War College about budget constraints and sequestration in relation to the Air Force's role in the Department of Defense, the importance of technology and innovation April 3.

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:18:00 GMT
Air Force launches new program to capture innovative ideas
Air Force officials announced the creation of a new program April 4, designed to harness Airmen’s innovation.

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:04:00 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, 04 Apr 2014 16:59:29 GMT
AF updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists
Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in Fiscal 2014.

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:21:00 GMT
AFPC has expanded voluntary FM program waiver authority
The Air Force Personnel Center has been granted expanded waiver authority to waive some active duty service commitments, or ADSCs, for Airmen interested in voluntary separation under the fiscal year 2014 force management program, AFPC officials announced April 3.

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:59:30 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
U.S. Fleet Forces Highlights Navy's Environmental Efforts
Personnel from U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) command highlighted the Navy's environmental efforts during Earth Day 2013 events held in the Hampton Roads, Va. area April 20-21.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:28:00 -0400
US 4th Fleet Sailors find Professional, Personal Balance
The Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command /U.S. 4th Fleet, which is preparing for a change of command April 17, have capably planned dozens of maritime security operations, security cooperation activities and contingency operations in the past few years.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:39:00 -0400
Exercise Obangame Express 2014 Commences
Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:46:00 -0400
Center for Service Support Raises Funds, Awareness for Sailors and Families
Naval Station Newport (NWPT) Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) along with Center for Service Support (CSS) is in the middle of its fundraising season as of April 16
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:25:00 -0400
PCU North Dakota Commissioning Postponed
PCU North Dakota (SSN 784) commissioning will be postponed, the Navy announced, April 16.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:28:00 -0400
3rd Fleet and TTGP Host RIMPAC Staff Exercise
Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) and Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP) held a Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) for senior leadership staffs at Naval Base Point Loma April 14-16 in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:38:00 -0400
Keel Laid for Future USS Gabrielle Giffords
The Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy's tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., April 16.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:29:00 -0400
Bahraini Students Explore, Learn during US Navy Day
Components of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain provided more than 200 Bahraini middle school students with tours, equipment displays, and demonstrations during U.S. Navy Day aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, April 16.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:02:00 -0400
Special and General Courts-Martial for March 2014
The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried within the United States Navy in March 2014.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:11:00 -0400
Navy Memorial Hosts 23rd Blessing of the Fleet
The United States Navy Memorial hosted the 23rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the memorial in Washington April 14.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:42:00 -0400
Navy Voluntary Education Seeks Current/Former Sailors' Success Stories
The birthday of Navy Voluntary Education (VOLED) is May 14, and the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) is asking in advance for Sailors' help in celebrating 40 years of their educational successes.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0400
SECNAV Formalizes Return of NROTC to Princeton
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber signed an agreement April 15, at a ceremony on Princeton's campus formalizing the reinstatement of a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program at Princeton.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:15:00 -0400
Frank Cable Sailors host QA Seminar with Royal Malaysian Navy
Sailors from the Quality Assurance (QA) team aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) hosted officers from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) for a Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE) seminar in Sepangar, Malaysia, April 15.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:46:00 -0400
 
Maryland educators get an inside look at Marine Corps recruit training
Every year, more than 20,000 men and women are recruited and sent to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., with the hopes of becoming a United States Marine. It is on this island that recruits endure 13 weeks of “boot camp,” which is arguably the most physically and mentally challenging basic training of all the uniformed services.  Forty


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:10:24 GMT
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Watsonville, Calif.
In his senior year of high school, Sgt. Sigilfredo Garcia had the rest of his life ahead of him and many paths to choose from. At the crossroads of his life, a time when most youth are unsure of which direction to head, Garcia was certain of two things; he wanted to be a Marine and work with his hands.  Having only fired a weapon once in his life,


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:05:33 GMT
Retired Air Force major, MCSC employee deploys to Afghanistan
It's a cold morning in Virginia and Marianne Lumsden's house is absolutely spotless. The retired Air Force major and current Marine Corps Systems Command employee has everything in its place. Blankets are folded and stowed away perfectly. The floors shine and, save an open laptop and a few papers strewn about her glass-top coffee table-polished to perfection-nothing is out of place.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:02:00 GMT
MARFORRES in Afghanistan
With media coverage on Operation Enduring Freedom waning, budget discussions about ending funding to the war in Afghanistan, and focus turning away from the Middle East, U.S. forces are slowly being forgotten in the American conscious. But the fact remains that service members are still hard at work, working with and training Afghan troops and


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:32:00 GMT
8th ESB stays sharp on trigger
Marines with Alpha Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group assaulted the SR-8 range here with M-249 Squad Automatic Weapons, M-240B medium machine guns and the Corps’ old work horse, the M-2.50-caliber machine gun, April 14.  “We want to familiarize our Marines with the weapons systems they will be using on convoys


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:58:00 GMT
DoD unveils improved sexual assault prevention training
As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials today announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees.  Officials said the improvements center on development of consistent sexual assault prevention and

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:11:14 GMT
Trainers help maintain fitness during pregnancy
Marine Corps Base Quantico requires pregnant Marines to complete a Combat Fitness Test and a Physical Fitness Test within six months after their six weeks of postpartum convalescent leave regardless of the time of year. Fitness trainers at Barber Physical Activity Center offer training sessions tailored for pregnant and postpartum active duty and

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:41:00 GMT
Pendleton holds annual volunteer recognition ceremony
Military and civilian volunteers were awarded for their acts of service at the 2014 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held at the Pacific Views Event Center here April 10.  All the nominees and their command staff were invited to attend because the winners were not notified until their names were announced during the ceremony.    Volunteers were


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:12:26 GMT
Integration of reserve female Marines to select reserve units
Effective immediately, female Marines in grades E6 through E7 and O1 through O3, and female naval medical officers, chaplains and hospital corpsmen of the same grades, may be affiliated or assigned to select billets within the following 4th Marine Division and Force Headquarters Group units:  Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:55:00 GMT
Relief society still accepting donations
The last day to donate to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 2014 Active Duty Fund Drive is April 30, 2014. The NMCRS provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows and survivors, according to NMCRS literature. So far, Marine Corps

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:23:00 GMT
Family Advocacy Program offers crucial class
Through confused, innocent eyes, knowing what to do may not be within their range of vision.  One in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday, and less than one-third of the cases are reported, according to www.d2l.org.  Child sexual abuse is any sexual act between an adult and a minor, or two minors; when one exerts power over

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:02:00 GMT
Marines behind scenes, propelling surge: 8th ESB makes magic possible at WTI
“I don’t ever, ever, ever want to hear the term logistics tail again. If our aircraft, missiles, and weapons are the teeth of our military might, then logistics is the muscle, tendons, and sinews that make the teeth bite down and hold on— logistics is the jawbone!” - Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez, USAF  The commencement of spring season brings the Weapon 


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:41:00 GMT
CLB-7 Marines, Afghan soldiers prepare to conduct communication electronics maintenance course
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps visited Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 6, to review the training curriculum for the upcoming Communication Electronics Maintenance Course.  The training is a 10-day course to establish the communication maintenance process, the fundamentals of


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:56:28 GMT
Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 transfers authority to MWSS-274 as last wing support unit in Afghanistan
It was a cool and bright sunny morning as Marines and sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadrons 372 and 274 gathered for a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7.  During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Sean C. Killeen, commanding officer, MWSS-274 assumed command from Lt. Col. Maura M. Hennigan,


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:55:29 GMT
Set high goals; pursue them doggedly
A rough start didn’t mean a rough ending for this Marine, as she quickly set high goals and was determined to reach them. Sgt. Maj. Laura Brown, the Training and Education Command sergeant major, and former Marine Corps Base Quantico sergeant major, has accomplished almost 30 years of service. Brown faced her first challenge as a Marine when she

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:52:23 GMT
13th MEU Marines Honored With Prestigious Communications Awards
Two communication Marines with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will be the recipients of prestigious communications awards at the C4 Awards Dinner, held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va., April 17, 2014.   Captain Jeffrey Rohman, assistant communications officer, 13th MEU, will receive the General Alfred M. Gray Trophy for

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:38:37 GMT
Marine awarded for act of courage
Marines day-in and day-out prove themselves to be a virtuous, proud and strong military force. They train in all climes and places both night and day, and are motivated by the will to raise their own standard. A big part of being a Marine is not only acting as such in uniform, but upholding these standards out of uniform as well.  Sergeant Stephen 


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:38:00 GMT
Fueling fight from ship to shore: Bulk Fuel Co. demonstrates capabilities of Amphibious Assault Fuel System
For the first time since 1997, Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, began construction of an Amphibious Assault Fuel System aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 2, 2014.  The last time the AAFS was set up it was only capable of transporting 600,000 gallons of fuel. In 1998, after looking at


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:49:00 GMT
Strengthening brotherhood: CLB-5 trains at leadership reaction course
With the Kevlar on his head, the encouragement of his brothers, and his bravery, Pfc. John Vernon, landing support specialist, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, took hold of the rope firmly, drew in a deep breath, and jumped. After swinging for a moment, he joined his peers on the other side of


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:47:00 GMT
No better friend: Marines, sailors showcase humanitarian capabilities during ASEAN conference
More than 190 Marines from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force embarked as Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force ASEAN to showcase the MAGTF’s territorial defense, humanitarian aid and disaster relief capabilities in support of U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, during his visit alongside delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT
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