Department of Defense News & Information

 
DoD to Implement 3-Tier Civilian Performance Appraisal System
Pentagon officials delivered a report to Congress on the progress the Defense Department has made over the last six months in redesigning personnel authorities.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Amputee Pilot Inspires Fellow Airmen
Air Force Capt. Ryan McGuire completed pilot training despite losing a leg in a boating accident, and is now a motivational speaker to airmen.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Honors Workforce Recruitment Program Participants
Defense Department officials hosted a July 28 awards ceremony for participants in the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Locklear Briefs on Asia-Pacific, Partners, Security
Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, discussed the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, successful engagement with partners there, and conditions for continued stability and security in the region.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Continues to Help Iraq in Face of Extremist Threat
While Pentagon officials continue reviewing assessments of the situation in Iraq, operations to aid the Iraqi government against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Pacific Command Kicks Off Exercise Fortune Guard
U.S. Pacific Command is hosting personnel from 31 nations as part of the proliferation security initiative Exercise Fortune Guard.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Dempseys Open Military Child Education Coalition Seminar
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, opened the Military Child Education Coalition's national training seminar with a panel discussion about today's military.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Russian Forces Continue to Gather on Border with Ukraine
Russian military forces continue to gather on Ukraine's southeast border, and Russia continues to funnel heavy equipment to separatists in Ukraine, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Ramstein Airmen Discover Body in C-130 Wheel Well
Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, found the body of an adolescent boy in the wheel well of a C-130J cargo plane July 27, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Lauds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Action
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered his thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its efforts on behalf of service members and their families.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Bureau Gets Service Members Debt Relief From Predatory Lender
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained about $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, also collectively known as "Rome Finance," for about 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers harmed by the company's predatory lending scheme.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Airman Powerlifts to Fitness
Air Force Airman 1st Class Benny Le powerlifts to stay fit and inspire others.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Official: Global, National Efforts Tackle WMD Threat
A panel discussion during the Aspen Security Forum examined one of the most dreaded national-security threat scenarios: terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Employers of Reserve-component Troops Earn Freedom Awards
The Defense Department will honor 15 businesses and government organizations with the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Speaks With Ukraine's New Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Russian Troops, Equipment Mass Along Ukraine Border
Russian troops continue to mass along the Ukrainian border while Russian equipment continues to flow across the border to Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Dempseys to Open Military Child Education Coalition Seminar
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, will kick off the Military Child Education Coalition's 16th National Training Seminar.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Northcom's Vibrant Response Exercise Reaches Midpoint
Vibrant Response '14, a domestic emergency preparedness training exercise conducted in Indiana and directed by U.S. Northern Command and executed by U.S. Army North, has reached its midpoint.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Boom Operator Reaches 8,000-hour Milestone
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Floyd W. Atkins, a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, has reached 8,000 refueling hours in his career, a rare feat for a boom operator.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Northern Command Chief Explains Key Mission Areas
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., the commander of U.S. Northern Command, said the command epitomizes the changes over the past decades in defending the United States of America.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Department of Defense Announces Progress on Design and Implementation of New Civilian Employee Performance Management System and Appointment Procedures
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcement
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Ukraine's Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Announces Recipients of 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Embassy in Tripoli Relocated
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defense of the Netherlands
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 24, 2014
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Releases Fourth Quarter Suicide Information
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Marine Missing From WWII Accounted For
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Announcement
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Mon, 21 Jul 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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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's call with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's phone call Hagel with the Netherlands' Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaer
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Han
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Call with the former Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan Jin
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Continental Congress authorizes Army
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Rangers among first leaders of America's Army
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers
The Army chief of staff recognized 28 company-grade commissioned and warrant officers for epitomizing the ideals of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards -- duty, honor, country -- during a standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, June 30, 2014.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability
The commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade presented the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Defense Missile Command with the historic release of U.S. Air and Missile Defense doctrine specifically approved for South Korea's Patriot force, May 29, 2014, at the Air Defense Missile Command headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump
Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.
Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.
Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'
Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.
Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army vice chief conducts first Facebook Soldier for Life town hall
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell took questions "virtually" from the field for an hour, May 29, 2014, on a variety of subjects related to the Soldier for Life campaign.
Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Combat vets look back on Strike Brigade deployment
A few months into their historic first operational deployment from South Korea, many of the Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike Brigade," were asking their commander the same question: Where are we going next?
Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
21st TSC assists with 'Sky Soldiers' deployment to Poland, Baltics
Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command traveled to Poland and the Baltic States last month to help facilitate the arrival of paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," scheduled to conduct multinational training activities in those countries.
Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games
Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.
Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system
Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.
Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force
The Air Force’s ability to continue to adapt and respond faster than the potential adversaries is the greatest challenge it faces during the next 30 years.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:09:10 GMT
Vice chief of staff talks STEM to local educators
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer spoke to local educators about the particular importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the Air Force during an ASM Materials Teachers Camp July 18, at Shaw-Howard University, Washington, D.C.


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:50:00 GMT
Ramstein AB Airmen discover body in C-130 wheel well
Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, found the body of an adolescent boy in the wheel well of a C-130J Super Hercules July 27, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 29.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:16:49 GMT
Pacific Angel-Tonga wraps up
More than 4,300 patients received care and five schools obtained much needed upgrades as Operation Pacific Angel 14-3, a joint and combined humanitarian mission, closed July 25.


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:00 GMT
AF Assistance Fund may not hit 2014 goal
In spite of persistent economic difficulties, active-duty and retired Airmen have contributed more than $6 million to the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, during this year’s fund drive.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:00 GMT
ACC, PACAF commanders confirmed
Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle will be the next commander of Air Combat Command and ACC Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson will be the next commander of Pacific Air Forces, according to a Senate confirmation vote July 23.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:00 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, 25 Jul 2014 15:51:23 GMT
Guardsmen, reservists help battle western wildfires
Air reserve components are providing crews and planes to support civilian firefighting efforts in the West, the commander of the effort said in a DOD News interview.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:12:08 GMT
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood watch capability.”

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:46 GMT
AF selects 460 for promotion to captain
The 2014A Line of the Air Force, Chaplain Corps, Judge Advocate General Corps, Nurse Corps, Medical Services Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly captain selection process selected 460 first lieutenants for promotion to captain July 18.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:14:00 GMT
Air Force focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions
In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:41:00 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, 18 Jul 2014 12:51:04 GMT
Wanted: Airmen selfie videos
Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:29:00 GMT
Air Force will provide assured access to space
Gen. William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, stressed the importance of maintaining assured access to space to the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during a hearing on the options for assuring domestic access to space, July 16.


Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:11:00 GMT
‘Like watching your kid grow up’: B-2 Spirit 25th anniversary
The first B-2 Spirit to "slip the surly bonds of earth" celebrates its 25th anniversary of flight July 17, providing the Airmen and civilians who work with the airframe a chance to reflect on the strategic impact 20 aircraft can have in the entire Defense Department arsenal.


Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:23:00 GMT
Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches
Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:10:24 GMT
Air Force to highlight S&T priorities at industry event
Creating tomorrow's Air Force is a delicate balance. It requires a mix of science and technology, or S&T, investment to meet current warfighter needs, as well as cutting edge research to develop revolutionary capabilities which today's Airmen can only imagine, and may not see fielded this decade.


Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:54:03 GMT
Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization
Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:41:00 GMT
Air Force creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
The Air Force is centralizing its installation support management within a newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force officials announced July 11. The change resulted from a comprehensive effort to reduce overhead costs; increase efficiencies; eliminate redundant activities; improve effectiveness and business processes; and will help meet the Defense Department’s directive to reduce costs and staff levels by at least 20 percent.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:38:00 GMT
ISR Agency becomes part of newest Numbered Air Force
The Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency is being realigned from Headquarters Air Force as a Field Operating Agency to become part of a new operational Numbered Air Force, or NAF, under Air Combat Command, or ACC, officials said July 11.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:38:00 GMT
 
Family Members of HMCS Protecteur Arrive Safely in Pearl Harbor
United States Ship (USS) Michael Murphy arrived today alongside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with family members and civilian contractors transferred off Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, five days after a fire onboard Protecteur.
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:25:00 -0400
Australian, U.S. Sailors Trade Places During Pacific Bond 2013
The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) swapped 10 crewmembers with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney's (FFG 03), in support of Pacific Bond 2013, June 23 to enhance inter-ship operability and foster camaraderie.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:55:00 -0400
Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2013 Comes to an End
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Aksaz Naval Base after completing Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2013, Nov. 14.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:10:00 -0400
7th Fleet Medical Team Trains with Indonesia and Malaysia Doctors On board Blue Ridge
U.S. 7th Fleet's medical staff hosted Malaysian and Indonesian military medical teams underway aboard the flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 22 - 25, 2014.
Wed, 28 May 2014 08:58:00 -0400
2014 Resolutions: Resolve to Protect against Flu
Start off 2014 in a healthful way by resolving to protect you and your family members from the flu.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:44:00 -0400
NAVFAC Announces 2014 Engineers of the Year
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced the winners of its 2014 Military and Civilian Engineers of the Year Awards Dec. 9.
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 02:47:00 -0400
NSWC PCD Aviation Search and Rescue Team Saves Distressed Kayaker
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division's (NSWC PCD) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew responded to an urgent marine alert Oct. 23, from Coast Guard Sector Mobile concerning a kayaker who became adrift in rough seas about four miles offshore from Phillips Inlet in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:05:00 -0400
RIMPAC's Maritime Component Commander Thanks Hawaii
A veteran newscaster in Hawaii and anchor of KHON(FOX)2's Wake Up 2day show, gave Canadian Rear Adm. Gilles Couturier an honorary title during an interview July 24 about Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:32:00 -0400
Bureau Gets Service Members Debt Relief From Predatory Lender
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained about $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, also collectively known as "Rome Finance," for about 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:33:00 -0400
U.S. Navy Ships Arrive at Changi Naval Base in Advance of CARAT Singapore 2014
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) are in port Singapore July 28 in advance of the 2014 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)exercise with the Republic of Singapore Navy.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:00 -0400
Students Practice STEM Skills as Crime Scene Investigators
Navy scientists and engineers partnered with Florida State University Panama City (FSU PC) STEM Institute, July 14-25, to teach rising eighth, ninth and tenth graders how to conduct simulated crime scene investigations (CSI) using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:35:00 -0400
USS Oscar Austin Arrives in Riga, Latvia
The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Riga, Latvia, for a scheduled port visit, June 28.
Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:34:00 -0400
Navy Sails into Seattle for Seafair Fleet Week
Sailors aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and USS Howard (DDG 83) will arrive in Seattle the afternoon of July 29 for Seafair as part of the annual festival's Fleet Week, marking the return of the U.S. Navy after missing the event in 2013.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:57:00 -0400
Mercy Holds Mass Casualty Drill During RIMPAC's Sea Phase
The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) took part in a mass casualty drill July 27 during the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:23:00 -0400
NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Exercise Provides Canine Explosive Detection Training
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division and Charles County Maryland Sheriff's Office concluded their final canine homemade explosive detection training event, July 23.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:15:00 -0400
'Hollywood to the Navy' Program Shows Entertainment Industry Why Platforms Matter
Entertainment industry professionals toured Navy commands, July 24-27, as part of the Navy Office of Information West's (NAVINFO West) 'Hollywood to the Navy' (HTTN) program.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:10:00 -0400
Camp Lemonnier CPO 365 Sailors Clean up Local Community
Forty-eight Sailors assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti volunteered in part of a Chief Petty Officer 365 (CPO 365) program community relations cleanup project, July 27.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:59:00 -0400
US Navy, JMSDF VBSS Teams Build Unity Aboard McCain during Malabar 2014
The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was the stage for a compliant boarding exercise involving visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), July 27, as part of exercise Malabar 2014.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:19:00 -0400
USNS Mercy Holds Hospital Corpsmen Academy During RIMPAC
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) held a three-day hospital corpsmen academy during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 24-26.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:26:00 -0400
Oscar Austin Returns from BALTOPS 2014
The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, July 26, marking the completion of a two-month underway period in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:28:00 -0400
 
Competitors run in honor of Montford Point Marines
A 105mm M101A1 Howitzer salute sent competitors racing on a muddy path and underbrush for the second annual Montford Point Memorial Biathalon at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 25, 2014.  Marines with The Basic School, where newly commissioned officers go to learn the art and science of leading Marines, and weapons training battalion


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:07 GMT
II MEF CG visits 2nd MAW Marines, sailors
The commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Forces Africa visited Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point July 25, taking time to address the Marines of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing here.  The visit came as part of Maj. Gen. William D. Beydler’s initial tour of Marine Corps units now under his command, including 2nd Marine


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Devil Dogs; canine's of the corps
Throughout history dogs have been our constant faithful companions and protectors. As far back as the Civil War, stories have been


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:12:00 GMT
Leatherneck tour treats Marines, sailors to entertainment, comedy
Marines and sailors enjoyed an afternoon of comedy, music and live entertainment at the For the Leathernecks III Comedy and Entertainment Tour hosted at the Twin Rivers Theater at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, July 25, 2014.  The tour was hosted by the Single Marine Program and served as an opportunity for active duty service members to


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:10:00 GMT
Not all hellfire and cordon wires: 1st Dental Bn. sailor balances military discipline and job proficiency to succeed in career
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The military is not all hellfire and cordon wires. As a dental technician for 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin balances military bearing and discipline with an approachable personality, necessary for building rapport with patients, and getting the job done. “I enjoy my


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:55 GMT
Colorado Springs Marine proud to serve twice during Afghan drawdown
During America’s longest war, many newly-minted Marines’ have wished for an opportunity to dirty their boots in Afghanistan. In the past year, however, deployments to Helmand have slowed and the remaining forces are focused on the redeployment and retrograde effort, while others continue to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:50:00 GMT
Marine reconnects with Trinidadian roots
A Marine raised in a Trinidadian household, will reconnect with his heritage when he meets distinguished guests from Trinidad and Tobago during their visit aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), July 25.  Staff Sgt. Steven Superville, a communications chief with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, expressed


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:02:00 GMT
USS America receives distinguished guests in Cartagena
Marines and sailors on the flight deck of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) moved to their positions as an MV-22 Osprey carrying U.S. and Colombian distinguished guests came in for a landing, July 17. Marines and sailors rendered honors as the guests exited the aircraft welcoming with handshakes and smiles as they entered the

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:57:00 GMT
SPMAGTF-South Marines visit Colombia
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South took their first step onto Colombian soil, July 16, after shuffling off an MV-22 carrying packs weighing more than 80 pounds. They were greeted by Colombian Marines with handshakes and smiles, eager to build a long lasting relationship.  Approximately 40 Marines and sailors with


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:55:00 GMT
4th Tanks practice live fire ranges and amphibious operations
Digging into the dusty path, the enormous tank uses its tracked wheels to climb onto a range leading a convoy of assault vehicles. Locked, loaded and ready to fire, the 120 millimeter main gun rotates, aims and waits for the target to appear.  Cradled deep in the belly of the M1 Abrams Tank, the gunner peeks through the sights focused on the tree


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:21:00 GMT
Marine combat veteran paddles the Mississippi River, raises awareness for post-traumatic stress
Hazy rain clouds settled overhead as the tides of the ever-flowing mighty Mississippi River bashed on the shoreline at Algiers Point. With a crowd of gathering Marines focusing their eyes on small silhouette in the distance, their voices raised in excitement and cheering as the wearisome paddler made his way to them.  Former Marine Cpl. Joshua


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:19:00 GMT
Determination, motivation drive young man to Marines
Hard work and determination can get people places they never though they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it.            Pvt. Jose A. Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn’t give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the Marine Corps.            Caban realized what he


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:39:00 GMT
Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board announced application acceptance
Marine Administrative Message 328/14 announced the acceptance of applications for the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board during calendar year 2014 through 2016. The MCRPB was established to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy on matters that affect the readiness, mobilization, and deployment capability of the Marine Corps Reserve.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:08:00 GMT
Commandant promotes new chaplain of the Marine Corps
Capt. Brent W. Scott was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by the commandant of the Marine Corps and assumed his duties as 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps/deputy chief of Navy chaplains at Marine Barracks Washington, July 25.  During his remarks, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, welcomed Scott back to the Marine Corps after


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:43:00 GMT
3/3, ROK Marines conduct sea-based operation
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, teamed up with Republic of Korea Marines and attachments from the New Zealand Army to conduct a simulated assault on opposing forces provided by 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 11, 2014 as part of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise.


Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:23:00 GMT
VMFA-122 trains with fifth-generation fighters
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 conducted Dissimilar Air Combat Training against the 199th Fighter Squadron while aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise, July 1, 2014.


Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:06:00 GMT
MCPON visits sailors aboard Camp Pendleton
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens, visited sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 18, 2014. During his visit Stevens took open questions from sailors to address their concerns.  Stevens said he wanted to ensure the sailors aboard Camp Pendleton know that they are appreciated and never forgotten.  “The


Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Leadership 101: Marine from Dallas
The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Gunnery


Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:59:33 GMT
Quantico hosts 2nd Annual Environmental Summit
Federal, state and local representatives from around the region gathered at the Clubs at Quantico on July 17 for Marine Corps Base Quantico’s 2nd Annual Environment and Energy Summit.  "This is an opportunity for the Marine Corps, particularly Quantico and representatives from the entire region, to share what is going on in their various programs,

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:16:46 GMT
Career planner advises Marines on retention campaign
July 1 marked the beginning of the submission period for fiscal year 2015 reenlistment and lateral move requests, according to the first term alignment plan submission guidelines. The submission period will close to all Marines Sept. 30.  With fiscal year 2015 approaching, Marine Corps officials are advising Marines to submit for retention despite

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:59:00 GMT
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