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SECNAV Announces Contract for Navy Photovoltaic Array Project

July 25, 2014 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a contract to Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, for the procurement of electricity produced from renewable energy generation systems.

Cape Ray Crew Continues Neutralizing Syrian Chemical Materials

July 25, 2014 - Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria’s declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.

Department of Defense Supports Wildland Firefight in Pacific Northwest

July 25, 2014 - As fires rage in two states in the Pacific Northwest, Defense Department fire-suppression efforts are underway with two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-capable C-130s from U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Senior Leaders Explain Army's Drawdown Plan

July 24, 2014 - The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

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Officials Declare Overseas Polio as Public Health Emergency

July 24, 2014 - A resurgence of polio virus in 10 overseas countries has prompted the World Health Organization to declare the spread of the wild virus as a public health emergency of international concern, the director of the Military Vaccine Agency.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey Explains Danger Posed By Extremist Groups

July 24, 2014 - It's important to recognize that the various religious extremist groups that threaten the United States do not share the same ideologies, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

U.S. Forces Display Military Might at Farnborough

July 23, 2014 - Organizations, businesses and military forces from across the globe gathered in Farnborough, England, to celebrate 100 years of aviation at the Farnborough International Air Show, or FIA, July 14 -20.

Senior Defense Officials Attend Aspen Security Forum

July 23, 2014 - Over the next four days, U.S. defense, security and diplomatic leaders are gathering in Aspen, Colorado, for the annual Aspen Institute Security Forum.

Budget Cuts and Growing Threats Affect Space Operations

July 23, 2014 - Until recently, space was a peaceful domain where orbital and flying craft were unprotected, but adversaries now are developing systems designed to counter advantages gained by those using such space capabilities.

Security Forces Marksmen Hone Skills at Alaska Range

July 22, 2014 - Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall, Tech. Sgt. Jerimiah Brock looks well-suited for a career as a power forward in the NBA.

Medal of Honor Recipient Joins Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

July 22, 2014 - A former paratrooper who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama yesterday for acts of valor against the Taliban in 2008 was inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes during a ceremony here today.

Commander and Fleet Forces Presents USS Gettysburg with 'Best in Fleet' Trophy

July 22, 2014 - Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command presented the 2013 Battenberg Cup to the crew of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), July 16, during a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.

Chief of Naval Operations China Visit Builds Cooperation for Greater US, PLA Navy Relationship

July 21, 2014 - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People's Republic of China (PRC) Friday after a successful four-day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Congratulates South Korea’s New Defense Minister

July 19, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone this evening with Han Min-koo, South Korea’s new defense minister, and later with former Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Department of Defense Spokesman Says No Hint Russia Has Ceased Rebel Support

July 18, 2014 - Although it's unclear who is helping separatists fighting in Ukraine and how much help is being provided, there are no indications that Russia has stopped its support, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Outlines Problems and Actions Taken

July 17, 2014 - In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists.

Airman to Publish Story of Tragedy and Perseverance

July 17, 2014 - He could have faced another life, one that included becoming a child soldier and subsequently a lost boy from the Liberian Civil War. Instead, luck, hard work and true grit led Joseph Boyou to the Air Force where he now holds the rank of staff sergeant.

Reserve Airman Saves Fellow Airman after ATV Rollover

July 16, 2014 - The swift actions of an Airman during an ATV accident saved the limb and probably the life of a fellow Airman.

First Lady Lauds Los Angeles Mayor’s Homeless Vets Initiative

July 16, 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama today praised Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on the challenge of assisting transitioning veterans through employment and support resources.

U.S. and British Wounded Warriors Compete in Summer Competition

July 15, 2014 - Approximately 100 U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and British Armed Forces wounded warriors trained and competed in the second annual Wounded Warrior Summer Invitational Adaptive Sports Tournament at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, July 7-10.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says POW/MIA Community Needs ‘Sweeping’ Changes

July 15, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to restructure department agencies that recover and identify Americans who were prisoners of war and missing in action represents changes that were necessary, a senior defense official said today.

Department of Defense Official Discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

July 14, 2014 - Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14.

U.S. and Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters and Defense Systems

July 14, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar's Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Updates Governors on Future Force Capabilities

July 11, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called members of the Council of Governors yesterday to update them on his trip to Georgia, Florida and Alabama this week, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
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