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Military News Articles from 08/2011

New York Army National Guard Motor Soldiers Aid Post-Irene Rescues

August 31, 2011 - Armed with high-axle trucks, good will and the willingness to help, New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 719th Transportation Company joined local police to rescue people trapped by Hurricane Irene flood waters Aug. 29.

Army Corps Crews Work to Clear Debris from Harbor after Irene

August 31, 2011 - Crews aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District's three drift-collection vessels have been working to clear drift and debris from the waters in and around the New York and New Jersey Harbor after Tropical Storm Irene.

Muslim Soldiers and Civilians Celebrate End of Ramadan

August 31, 2011 - CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2011 -- Muslim Soldiers and civilians came together during early morning hours to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2011.

'Kraken' provides Needed Intelligence and Force Protection at NIE

August 31, 2011 - The Army is evaluating a cutting-edge force-protection system which combines radar, surveillance cameras, unmanned sensors, gunshot detection and remote-controlled weapons.

Printing Delay for Enlisted Guide won't Delay Promotion Testing

August 30, 2011 - Distribution of the printed version of the 2011 Air Force Pamphlet 36-2241, Professional Development Guide, will be delayed until late December.

Air Force Celebrates JSF Arrival and Rolls out Nation's Airpower Future

August 30, 2011 - Air Force officials said the unveiling of the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter was a "historic occasion" during a rollout ceremony here Aug. 26.

Air Force Iraq Mission Likely to Increase Before it Ends

August 30, 2011 - As the American presence in Iraq draws down, the Air Force mission in the nation likely will increase, said Maj. Gen. Russell J. Handy.

Langley and Dover Air Force Bases Lift Stop Movement Orders

August 30, 2011 - Commanders at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Dover AFB, Del., have lifted the stop-movement orders initiated last week in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

JTAC Shot but Keeps Calling in Critical Close Air Support

August 29, 2011 - American heroes have shone time and time again during the war in Afghanistan, earning accolades from their branches of service and even the president of the United States.

Pacific Unity Concludes in Vietnam Renovating Three Medical Clinics

August 29, 2011 - In an effort to foster friendship and improved relationships between the U.S. and Vietnam, more than 60 military civil engineers, construction workers and volunteers from both countries came together Aug. 9-29 to renovate three medical clinics.

Air Force Transfers Final Sector of Northern Iraq's Airspace to Iraq Civil Aviation Authority

August 29, 2011 - The U.S. Air Force transferred the final sector of northern Iraq's airspace to the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority here on Aug. 25.

Ceremony Kicks off NCR Leg of 9/11 Ruck March to Remember

August 29, 2011 - Security forces Airmen from across the national capital region joined for a wreath laying ceremony Aug. 29 at the Pentagon.

Guard Supports Joint Response and Thousands Deploy

August 28, 2011 - National Guard support to the joint response to Hurricane Irene was in full motion Aug. 27 as thousands of Soldiers and Airmen rolled out in multiple states to support civilian authorities.

Huey Crew Chiefs Receive Award for Efforts in Afghan Skies

August 28, 2011 - Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 awarded 18 Marines with combat aircrew wings at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Aug. 26.

John C. Stennis CSG Cancels Port Visit to Manila Due to Typhoon Mina

August 28, 2011 - High winds and seas led the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to cancel a port visit in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 28.

Norfolk-Based Task Force Stays Ready During Hurricane Sortie

August 28, 2011 - Amphibious Task Force (ATF) 26 departed the Naval Station Norfolk area Aug. 25 to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irene.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Puts Troops on Standby for Hurricane Assistance

August 27, 2011 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has issued a prepare-to-deploy order for 6,500 active-duty service members from all of the services to support hurricane relief efforts if ordered, Pentagon spokesman George Little said Aug. 27.

Navy iPhone Application Provides Emergency Response Information

August 27, 2011 - As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) reminds Sailors, retirees and their families Aug. 26 about the "Navy Life" iPhone application that provides emergency information regarding hurricane preparedness.

Last Patients Move from Walter Reed to Future National Military Medical Center

August 27, 2011 - The last patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) were transported to the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Md., Aug. 27.

Second Fleet Ships Prepared to Provide Assistance Following Irene

August 27, 2011 - Units from Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet stand able and ready Aug. 27 to support emergency response from the sea and land if requested in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

Coast Guard Concludes Training Conference at Naval Station Newport

August 26, 2011 - A contingent of 16 U.S. Coast Guard cutters from Boston departed Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport's Pier 2 Aug. 25 following the conclusion of the district's 2011 Operations, Training, and Readiness conference.

E-Waste Event Assists San Diego Commands While Protecting Environment

August 26, 2011 - Naval Base Coronado Environmental Department and Sustainable Solid Waste Program helped commands in the San Diego area remove clutter from their offices in an environmentally friendly way Aug. 25.

U.S. and Singaporean Navies Complete Sea Phase of CARAT Singapore 2011

August 26, 2011 - U.S. and Singaporean Sailors completed the at-sea portion of the 17th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2011 Aug. 26 following six days of underway training.

Navy to Account for Families Affected by Irene

August 26, 2011 - Naval Personnel Command (NPC) announced Aug. 26 that the Navy has issued an order to account for Navy personnel and their families as Hurricane Irene approaches fleet concentration areas along the eastern U.S.

Battlefield Acupuncture Offers Alternative Pain Relief for Deployed Service Members

August 25, 2011 - Officials from the Malcolm Grow Medical Center Acupuncture Clinic held a battlefield acupuncture course Aug. 11 for military medical and other healthcare professionals to learn the innovative pain relief technique.

USS Santa Fe Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

August 25, 2011 - Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 24 after completing a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) region.

First Navy Trainer Completes Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River

August 25, 2011 - The Navy's alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.

Navy Vice Admiral (Dr.) John M. Mateczun Says Hospital Consolidation Going Smoothly

August 25, 2011 - As the largest-ever realignment of military health care facilities nears culmination, the commander of the task force executing the effort is pleased with how it has gone.

Airman Inducted into Space Camp Hall of Fame

August 24, 2011 - An Air Force officer recently became the first U.S. Air Force space and missile operator inducted to the Space Camp Hall of Fame.

Face of Defense: Airman Honors Vets Via Baseball

August 24, 2011 - Air Force Staff Sgt. Craig LeBlanc said the opportunity to honor U.S. veterans and meet with baseball heroes during a near month-long journey from New Orleans to ground zero in New York City earlier this year was an experience he'll never forget.

Vice President Joe Biden Thanks Yokota Airmen for Helping Japan

August 24, 2011 - Vice President Joe Biden thanked about 1,000 military and civilian personnel from Japan's Kanto Plains here today for their role during Operation Tomodachi.

Routine Interactions Build U.S-India Defense Relations

August 24, 2011 - The U.S.-India defense relationship is a natural partnership created by shared interests and values and driven by increasingly routine day-to-day interactions, a senior Defense Department official said here today.

Seymour Johnson Defenders Begin 9/11 Ruck March to Remember

August 23, 2011 - Eight months ago, the 4th Security Forces Squadron commander and his training NCO sat down here and mapped out an idea to organize a ruck march from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Air Force Youth of the Year Recognized in Pentagon Ceremony

August 23, 2011 - Fifty teens were honored at the 2011 Air Force Youth of the Year Award ceremony Aug. 3 in the Pentagon auditorium here.

Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Rattles Pentagon

August 23, 2011 - Operations continued at the Pentagon despite the magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., today.

National Guard Readies for Hurricane Irene

August 23, 2011 - National Guard adjutants general along the East and Gulf coasts are awaiting the potential landfall of Hurricane Irene, and preparing to act if called upon by their governors, National Guard officials said today.

50th Space Wing Gains Control of Newest GPS Satellite

August 22, 2011 - Officials from the 50th Space Wing 2nd Space Operations Squadron accepted command and control of the second Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite Aug. 19.

TRICARE Officials Expand Retail Pharmacy Vaccine Program

August 22, 2011 - TRICARE officials are expanding the number of preventive vaccines covered at retail network pharmacies. Until now, the majority of vaccines were only covered when obtained through a physician's office.

Airman Uses Research and Experience to Contribute to Fight

August 22, 2011 - Neil Armstrong was once quoted as saying, "Research is creating new knowledge." One Joint Expeditionary Tasking Airman in Southern Afghanistan understands that mentality very well.

Altus Captain Embarks on 'Journey of Freedom' to Honor Fallen Heroes

August 22, 2011 - An Air Force captain is planning to bike from Arlington National Cemetery, Va., for approximately 150 miles and then run another 100 miles to Ground Zero in New York City, N.Y., Sept. 10-11 without stopping to rest.

Exercise Eagle Flag Focuses on Joint Task Force-Port Opening

August 19, 2011 - The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center launched its Eagle Flag Exercise Aug. 13, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Department of Defense Schools Engage Students with Technology

August 19, 2011 - When children walk into a Defense Department school this year, they may be handed a laptop or electronic reader, or perhaps they'll be asked to build a robot or try out a simulator on the school lawn.

Fairchild's 36th Rescue Flight Rescues Mountain Biker in Idaho

August 19, 2011 - Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., rescued a 52-year-old female mountain biker Aug. 17 near Thompson Pass, Idaho, after she flipped over her handlebars and injured her ribs and back.

New Commander and President Takes over Air University

August 19, 2011 - The change of command ceremony Aug. 12 was unique for Air University, as Lt. Gen. David Fadok became the organization's first president and 29th commander.

"Brilliance in the Basics" Prepares Marines for Follow-on Exercises and Deployment

August 18, 2011 - A platoon of infantry Marines patrolled down a dusty trail, secured a base of operations and waited hours before receiving orders to conduct another patrol.

Children go to Purification Plant and Learn about Water

August 18, 2011 - Children from the Youth and Teen Center here went to the Nishimi Water Purification Plant Aug. 12 to learn how water gets to homes.

VA Paralympic Program Officials Launch Website for Disabled Veterans

August 18, 2011 - Department of Veterans Affairs officials have launched a Paralympic Program website as part of the VA's ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled veterans through participation in adaptive sports.

Officials Offer Peek into Officer Promotion Boards

August 18, 2011 - Air Force officials offered a peek into the officer promotion board process recently to explain how they are conducted.

Army General Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch Says Robots Could Save Soldiers' Lives

August 17, 2011 - Robots and unmanned systems potentially could improve enemy surveillance, reduce a soldier's workload and save lives on the battlefield, an Army general said here this week.

Program Supports Military Families With Special Needs

August 17, 2011 - About a year ago, Air Force Maj. Nicholas Sabula received word of an upcoming assignment following his deployment in Afghanistan.

USS Mount Whitney Commemorates Liberation of France

August 17, 2011 - Sailors and Military Sealift Command (MSC) civil service mariners aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), completed a four-day port visit to Theoule Sur Mer, France, Aug. 16.

MCPON Sends Labor Day Message

August 17, 2011 - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Labor Day message to the Fleet Aug. 17.

Orthopedic Device Helping Wounded Warriors Return to Run

August 16, 2011 - A new energy-storing orthopedic device, along with an extensive rehabilitation program, is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again.

Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services Using Solar-Powered Carts

August 16, 2011 - Since the environmental movement began, measures that are kinder to the Earth are generally called "green." That being the case, the Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services ranks with leprechauns and shamrocks for green-ness.

Third Army Works Hard to Meet Presidential Direction

August 16, 2011 - Time is of the essence. Only five more months until the Dec. 31 drawdown of Iraq, which will see thousands of servicemembers leave the country and begin the process of redeploying to the U.S.

Under Secretary Westphal Reflects on Today's Army

August 16, 2011 - Joseph W. Westphal, the 30th under secretary of the Army and the service's chief management officer, is responsible for providing trained and ready forces for combat commanders.

Iraqi Airmen Train to Defend their Airspace as U.S. Forces Prepare to Withdraw

August 15, 2011 - With less than six months remaining before the U.S. withdraws from Iraq, U.S. military air advisors here are doubling their training efforts to ensure Iraqi Airmen are prepared to defend their boarders from the sky.

Communications Upgrades Keep Warfighters Connected

August 15, 2011 - The Theater Deployable Communications Team at the Electronic Systems Center here is continuing to ensure warfighters have the key communications infrastructure they need while deployed.

Navy Admiral Mike Mullen Says no Changes to Military Retirement Any Time Soon

August 15, 2011 - The military retirement system isn't going to change any time soon, a Defense Department official said recently.

U.S. and South Korea Forces to Begin Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise

August 15, 2011 - U.S. and South Korean troops will begin the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Aug. 16, conducted annually by the Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command to improve combat readiness.

Raid on Mock Pirated Vessel Planned while Launched from Sea Base

August 14, 2011 - Training to retake a hijacked seagoing vessel, maritime raiders boarded their floating objective miles from Southern California's San Clemente Island Aug. 14, while overhead, helicopters flew unseen snipers and heavy guns.

Navy Teaches Marines Ship Safety During a Navy-Taught Orientation

August 13, 2011 - Eleventh Marine Expeditionary Unit service members aboard this amphibious transport dock learned to be safe amphibians here Aug. 13 during a Navy-taught orientation.

Marines in Afghanistan Run in Honor of Fallen Sister

August 13, 2011 - More than 500 U.S. Marines and deployed troops participated in a 5-kilometer memorial run to honor the life and service of Maj. Megan McClung at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Aug. 13.

Marine's Gallantry Earns Highest Military Honor

August 13, 2011 - Removed from an ambushed platoon of Marines and soldiers in a remote Afghan village on Sept. 8, 2009, Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyer's reality viciously shaken by an onslaught of enemy fighters.

Officials Announce Civilian Workforce Hiring Freeze

August 12, 2011 - Air Force officials announced the implementation of a 90-day hiring freeze effective immediately.

Smith Hall Medical Instruction Facility Dedicated During Ceremony

August 12, 2011 - A new medical instructional facility honoring the United States Air Force's first Sergeant Major for the Air Force Medical Service was dedicated during a ceremony at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug.12.

Face of Defense: Air Guard NCO Graduates From Army Course

August 12, 2011 - Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chris Roper is the first Air National Guard member to graduate from the in-residence Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Show to Display Military Land, Sea and Ground Robots

August 12, 2011 - For four days next week, more than 6,000 experts from 30 countries will gather here for this year's largest robot and unmanned systems show.

US Civil Engineers and RCAF Improve Lives in Cambodia

August 11, 2011 - When patients couldn't get care from the clinic here due to a washed out road, the U.S. and Cambodian militaries partnered together to give back to the community.

Department of Defense Releases Names of Airmen Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

August 11, 2011 - Three Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen died Saturday morning when their aircraft, a coalition CH-47 Chinook, crashed in the Maiden Wardak Province in eastern Afghanistan.

Air Force Announces Enlisted Supplemental Promotions

August 11, 2011 - More than 800 Airmen have been selected for promotion to the next higher rank as part of the August enlisted supplemental promotion process.

Air Force Continues Emphasis on DADT Repeal Training

August 11, 2011 - Air Force leaders want to ensure all Airmen are prepared for the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law Sept. 20.

Vasquez Leads Soldiers at U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials

August 10, 2011 - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Sgt. Samuel Vasquez was the last Soldier standing when he climbed into the ring at the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials Aug. 4 at the Mobile Civic Center.

JTF CapMed Unveils New Beneficiary Reassignment Hotline

August 10, 2011 - The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical launched a new beneficiary reassignment hotline.

Task Force Attack Draws the Line in the Sand

August 10, 2011 - "When the challenge is drawn in the sand, the Soldiers step up," said Maj. Paul Berg, executive officer of Task Force Attack.

Soldiers Battle in Guard Best Warrior Competition

August 10, 2011 - Fourteen Soldiers from across the Army National Guard competed in the 2011 Best Warrior Competition Friday through Monday on Fort Benning. The winners will go on to vie for the titles of All-Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

Rescue Coordination Center Team Assists in Mission that Saved Sixty Hikers

August 09, 2011 - Severe weather on July 29 flooded a hiking path on Mount Whitney near Lone Pine, Calif., leaving 60 hikers stranded.

Malicious Websites Pose Threat to Air Force Network

August 09, 2011 - The discovery of spoofed Air Force Websites means Air Force network users must maintain vigilant awareness before entering passwords into Air Force sites.

Air Force Employee One of Five Selected for Special Award

August 09, 2011 - Michael Nakai, an information technology specialist at the Air Force Safety Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., was selected as one of five recipients of the 2011 Judith C. Gilliom Outstanding Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students.

President Obama and Military Leaders Pay Respects at Dover Air Force Base

August 09, 2011 - President Barack Obama and military leaders paid their respects Aug. 9 at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware during the dignified transfer of remains of service members killed in an Aug. 6 helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

PCU Minnesota Commanding Officer Enlists Eight Minnesota Sailors

August 08, 2011 - The commanding officer of PCU Minnesota (SSN 783) officially administered the oath of enlistment to eight future Sailors during a namesake visit to Minneapolis at the State Capitol building Aug. 8.

General Peter W. Chiarelli Says Wounded Warriors and Families Deserve Best Care

August 08, 2011 - The military has made great strides in warrior care over the past decade of war, but much work remains to be done, particularly when dealing with the invisible wounds of war, the Army vice chief of staff said Aug. 8.

U.S. Naval War College Readies For Class with International Partners

August 08, 2011 - U.S. Naval War College staff and faculty began preparing Aug. 8 for next week's start of class as more than 500 U.S. and international military officers report to the Naval Station Newport, R.I., campus.

Obama Says Service Members Embody Best of America

August 08, 2011 - The five aircrew members and 25 special operations personnel killed in a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Aug. 6 -- and their fellow U.S. service members -- embody the qualities America needs most for its future, President Barack Obama said.

Tuskegee Airmen and Aviation Excellence Celebrated in D.C.

August 07, 2011 - More than 650 people gathered for the 40th annual Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. convention Aug. 3-7, with events happening throughout the National Capitol Region.

Leaders Offer Condolences in Wake of Helicopter Crash

August 07, 2011 - Senior U.S. leaders extended condolences Aug. 6 to the families of American and Afghan forces lost in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan.

Senior U.S. Leaders Offer Condolences in Wake of Helicopter Crash

August 06, 2011 - Senior U.S. leaders today extended condolences to the families of American and Afghan forces lost in an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama Announces Veteran Workforce Initiatives

August 05, 2011 - President Barack Obama today announced a series of administration initiatives to help military veterans find jobs.

Nine-month Army Deployments to Begin in 2012

August 05, 2011 - Beginning Jan. 1, most soldiers will deploy for nine months, giving them more time at home between deployments, Army officials announced today.

Navy Corpsmen in Europe Test for Prestigious U.S. Army Badge

August 05, 2011 - Air hissed between the teeth of Petty Officer 3rd Class Toby League as he maneuvered under a barbed wire fence obstacle as part of Combat Testing Lane 3 during the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization and Testing here, Aug. 3.

Paratroopers from Several Nations Come Together in Ukraine During Rapid Trident 2011

August 05, 2011 - Rapid Trident 2011 is about building lasting international partnerships and friendships, in addition to its military goals.

Chairman's Corner: Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard

August 04, 2011 - Two hundred and twenty-one years ago today, Congress created the U.S. Revenue-Marine to protect a vulnerable young nation's shores, on a date we now celebrate as the birthday of the United States Coast Guard.

Debt Reduction `Sequestration' Concerns Panetta and Mullen

August 04, 2011 - The "sequestration" mechanism in the nation's new debt-reduction law is unacceptable given the multitude of threats facing America, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

Anniston Army Depot Converts Army's M2s Machine Guns

August 04, 2011 - Anniston Army Depot is converting the Army's inventory of M2 Flexible machine guns to a new variant, providing a constant stream of work for the installation's Small Arms Repair Facility.

Task Force Spartan Combat Engineers Keep the Roads Safe with New Technologies

August 04, 2011 - A combat engineer company's standard mission on deployment is route clearance. Typically, a route clearance mission consists of patrolling roads in the brigade's area of operations and clearing them.

New Commander Takes Reigns of Air Forces Central Command

August 03, 2011 - Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein took command of U.S. Air Forces Central Command from Lt. Gen. Gilmary Michael Hostage III during a change of command ceremony Aug. 3 in Southwest Asia.

VA Officials Kick off National Caregiver Support Conference

August 03, 2011 - The 2011 National Caregiver Support Conference, which highlights Veterans Affairs' support of caregivers of all eras, will conclude here Aug. 4.

EPLOs Deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Response Preparation

August 03, 2011 - With tropical storm activity increasing in the Atlantic region, officials from the Air Forces Northern National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate deployed two emergency preparedness liaison officers to assist in response efforts.

Secretary of the Air Force Talks with Airmen while Visiting Vance AFB

August 03, 2011 - "We're committed to ensuring that the United States continues to have the world's finest Air Force for generations to come," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during his stop here July 27.

Operation Warmheart Provides Funds for those Displaced

August 02, 2011 - Among the several organizations ready to support Airmen and their families here in times of need is Operation Warmheart. Its mission is to provide emergency grants to base members.

TRICARE Survivor Benefits Continue upon Death of Sponsor

August 02, 2011 - TRICARE will continue to provide coverage for family members if a sponsor dies. Options and costs will vary based on the sponsor's military status when he or she dies and if the surviving beneficiary is a spouse or child.

President Barack Obama Nominates Carter as Next Deputy Secretary

August 02, 2011 - President Barack Obama nominated the Pentagon's head of acquisitions, technology and logistics Aug. 2 to become the next deputy secretary of defense.

New Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Peterson AFB

August 02, 2011 - The new secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, made a surprise visit here July 29, taking time to talk to a group of service members who were eager to meet the newest member of the Department of Defense family.

McChord Airmen Recognized for Historic Antarctic Mission

August 01, 2011 - The C-17 Globemaster III aircrew members of "Ice 68" from the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings here were recognized by Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr., the commander of Air Mobility Command, July 29 for their part in evacuating an ailing government contractor.

Kunsan AB Airmen Put New Firefighting Suit Through Week-Long Test

August 01, 2011 - Thirty-three Airmen from here participated in a field test of the new Joint Firefighter Integrated Response Ensemble July 25 - 29, providing data and feedback for researchers from the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Program Helps Disabled Vets Become Entrepreneurs

August 01, 2011 - Retired Army 1st Sgt. Renee Floyd wasn't about to let a disability stop her from realizing her dream of having her own business.

Veterans with Disabilities in Pittsburgh for Wheelchair Games

August 01, 2011 - More than 600 disabled veteran athletes will compete in a variety of sport competitions at the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Pittsburgh, Aug. 1st through the 6th.
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