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Military News Articles from 02/2012

Going 'Where no African-American Had Gone Before'

February 29, 2012 - She may never have traveled aboard an actual space shuttle, but in the 1960s Nichelle Nichols inspired a generation by boldly going where no African-American had gone before.

German and U.S. officials Meet to Discuss Proposed New KMC Medical Center

February 29, 2012 - U.S. senior military leaders hosted German federal, state and local government representatives here Feb. 27 to talk about the proposed new Kaiserslautern Military Community Medical Center.

Commander Says TRANSCOM Continues Mission Despite Challenges

February 29, 2012 - U.S. Transportation Command continues to meet all of its obligations to military combatant commanders and warfighters despite increasingly tighter budgets and an access dispute with Pakistan, the organization's commander told a congressional panel here ye

Navy Adopts Domino Strategy on How to Drink Responsibly

February 29, 2012 - Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office launched the "Domino Strategy on How to Drink Responsibly" campaign, officials said Feb. 29.

Marine and Sailors with 1/6 Honor Eight of their Fallen Brothers During Memorial Service

February 28, 2012 - Marines and sailors entered the somber theater by the dozens. Each was prepared to pay their last respects to eight of their fallen brothers during the memorial service held by 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.

Marine Corps Recruiting Command Launches New Website

February 28, 2012 - Since 2008, www.Marines.com has been one of Marine Corps Recruiting Command's most successful advertising tools in support of recruiters. In fiscal year 2011 alone, the website had more than 7 million visits and produced more than 79,000 qualified leads.

Spouses Lejeune Area Kickball Association Kicks off New Season

February 28, 2012 - Over the course of 18 months, a friendly game between the spouses of two Marine units has turned into a full-fledged kickball league boasting 24 teams.

2/9 Supporters Exercise from Lejeune to Afghanistan and Back

February 28, 2012 - Family members and friends of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, have been doing some exercise lately and it's enough to go to Afghanistan and back-which is exactly what they are trying to do.

First Lady Urges Governors to Aid Spouse Employment

February 27, 2012 - First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, today urged the nation's governors to remove employment barriers for military spouses with professional licenses.

Panetta and Portuguese Defense Minister Discuss Common Challenges

February 27, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Portuguese Defense Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco here today to discuss a range of common challenges, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

Panetta Supports ISAF Personnel Recall After Kabul Murders

February 25, 2012 - After learning this morning of the murders of two U.S. military officers serving in Kabul, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta backed the decision to recall International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan personnel working in ministries there.

Obama Offers Condolences for U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan

February 25, 2012 - President Barack Obama called the commander of the International Security Assistance Force today to offer condolences for the "tragic killing of U.S. troops" in Kabul and to discuss the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.

Army Charges Manning With Leaking Intelligence

February 24, 2012 - Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning was arraigned here yesterday on 22 charges that include wrongfully releasing intelligence, theft of records and aiding the enemy.

Coast Guard Commandant Details Arctic Security Issues

February 24, 2012 - At a recent conference, a Defense Department participant said the Arctic doesn't represent a security threat for at least the next decade, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. said last week.

Department of Defense Takes Steps to Remove Spouse Employment Barriers

February 24, 2012 - The Defense Department is making "tremendous" strides in its efforts to ease employment challenges for military spouses with occupational licenses, a DOD official said here yesterday.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter Concludes Afghan Trip With Visit to Kajaki Dam

February 24, 2012 - Wrapping up his first trip to Afghanistan since assuming the Pentagon's No. 2 post, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter today visited a key site that provides irrigation and hydroelectric power to residents here.

Shared Love of Aviation Unites U.S. and Russian Airmen

February 23, 2012 - At most airshows in the U.S., it isn't uncommon for aircrew to get the occasional odd request.

First Black Female Fighter Pilot Follows Childhood Dream

February 23, 2012 - By the time she was in fourth grade, young Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell knew she wanted to be a fighter pilot.

Army Leaders Outline Plans to Upgrade Tactical Communications Network

February 23, 2012 - The Army is preparing to field up to eight brigade combat teams with an advanced, integrated tactical communications network beginning early next year.

Cone Discusses how TRADOC is Shaping Army of 2020

February 23, 2012 - Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, provided updates on TRADOC initiatives that will help shape the future Army.

Olympian Becomes Weather Officer During World War II

February 22, 2012 - Archie Williams, 1936 Olympic Gold Medal winner was later Archie Williams, Air Force weather officer and pilot.

Air Force Works to Update Disability Hiring Records

February 22, 2012 - Disability hiring initiatives are ongoing as federal agencies work to meet the president's challenge to hire 100,000 people with disabilities over the next five years.

Air Advisors and Honduran Air Force Develop ATC Curriculum

February 21, 2012 - The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron and Honduran Air Force partnered together recently in developing an air traffic control technical curriculum for the Honduran Air Force air traffic controllers.

Daniel James III Makes Own Mark in Air Force History

February 20, 2012 - The son of the Air Force's first African-American four-star general made a mark in his own right during an Air Force career spanning close to four decades.

Tuskegee Airman Broke Color Barriers through Civil Disobedience

February 19, 2012 - 2/19/2012 - FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Not only was Oliver Goodall an accomplished Tuskegee Airman, but the World War II B-25 pilot is said to have helped lead the rally cry during the Freeman Field Mutiny.

Airmen from the 898th Munitions Squadron Put Response Skills to the Test

February 19, 2012 - Seven Airmen from the 898th Munitions Squadron witnessed a car crash, recently, on Interstate 40 near Amarillo, Texas, and put their self-aid and buddy care training to the test.

Nurse Faced Hurdles for Military Acceptance

February 18, 2012 - Retired Army Maj. Nancy C. Leftenant-Colon, the first black nurse in the Reserve or active-duty Army nurse corps, didn't expect it to be easy.

Weather forecasters important to mission success

February 18, 2012 - Mission ready. Not if the weather forecasters said it's a no go. An often overlooked Air Force Specialty Code is the weather forecaster.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta praises Global Strike Airmen

February 18, 2012 - The nation's top military advisor visited Barksdale Air Force Base, Feb. 17, getting a first-hand look at the Air Force's strategic deterrence capabilities.

Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz visits Elmendorf Airmen

February 18, 2012 - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and his wife Suzie visited Airmen here during a visit to Alaska Feb. 15 through 18.

Vietnam Vet Awarded Silver Star after Forty-Five Years

February 17, 2012 - In 1967 the average cost of new house was $14,250. The average income was $7,300 a year and gas was 33 cents a gallon.

Soldier Mariners Showcase Landing Craft Simulators to Lamont

February 17, 2012 - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont got a firsthand look at how Soldiers work as sailors with simulators that support the Army Learning Concept and how they enhance real-world water logistics missions.

51-Year-Old Mom Holds Her Own During Basic Combat Training

February 17, 2012 - At 9 o'clock this morning, Sgt. Sandra Coast will graduate from Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard Wood, officially beginning her Army career - at 51 years old.

Initiative Aims to Retain Quality Soldiers as 2013 Re-Enlistment Window Opens

February 17, 2012 - In an effort to address a downsizing Army, Army Directive 2012-03, Army Retention Initiatives, goes into effect March 1, the same day the re-enlistment window opens for Soldiers whose service contract ends in fiscal year 2013.

Mobile Web App Makes Personnel Accountability Easier

February 16, 2012 - Software developers have created a new mobile Web application that allows total force Airmen the ability to account for themselves and family members from their smartphone during a crisis or natural disaster.

Fort Lee Graduates First Class of Stryker Maintainers

February 16, 2012 - Twenty Soldiers are making history today by being the first to graduate from the brand new Stryker Systems Maintainer military occupational specialty.

Expanded Army Accident Investigation Training Facility Opens

February 16, 2012 - The Army's newest accident investigation training facility officially opened with a ribbon cutting at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 14.

Budgets and Force Reduction on Service Members' Minds

February 16, 2012 - The senior enlisted advisors for the four military services met on Capitol Hill today to discuss with lawmakers issues on the minds of service members. It turns out that for many, it's the same as what's on lawmaker's minds: the budget.

Report Intends to Ease Spouse Employment Barriers

February 15, 2012 - Officials are hoping efforts to address military spouses' ongoing issues with obtaining occupational licenses after a move will help to remove career barriers and reduce an unemployment rate.

Budget Official Says Military Will Remain Ready

February 15, 2012 - The strategy-based budget proposal sent to Congress earlier this week will help to maintain the world's finest fighting force capable of defeating any adversary, the Pentagon's top budget official said yesterday.

Panetta Asks Congress to Undo Sequestration and Approve BRAC

February 15, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today urged Congress to undo an automatic $500 billion cut to defense spending due to go into effect next year, and made his case for two new rounds of military base realignments and closures.

First Lady and Panetta Unveil Effort to Aid Spouse Employment

February 15, 2012 - Alongside the nation's top defense officials, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, unveiled a new report today that spotlights military spouses' employment challenges.

Guard Partnership Program Seen Among Solutions in Constrained Environment

February 14, 2012 - During the fifth Unified Quest seminar last week, many participants said one Army National Guard program could go far in expanding capabilities for the force of the future.

Nurses' New Approach to Care Improves Patient Satisfaction

February 14, 2012 - Since implementing a new approach to its system of care last year, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, or CRDAMC, nursing professionals boast to having successfully created a positive culture change, resulting in improved patient satisfaction.

WAVE Member Honored during 100th Birthday Celebration

February 13, 2012 - Retired and active duty military gathered at the Lydia Roper home in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9, to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the first women to serve as a Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).

Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Gabrielle Giffords

February 13, 2012 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Feb. 10 that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10).

Department of Defense Fiscal 2013 Budget Proposal Released

February 13, 2012 - President Barack Obama sent Congress a proposed defense budget of $613.9 billion for fiscal 2013, Feb. 13.

Joint Women's Leadership Symposium to be Held March 5-6

February 10, 2012 - Women from all branches of the armed forces will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills and network at the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium here March 5-6.

Troops and Families to Benefit from Landmark Settlement

February 10, 2012 - Service members and their families are among the Americans who will benefit from a "landmark" $25 billion foreclosure settlement between the government and banks, federal and state officials said today.

New Air Force Song Recordings Ready for Use

February 09, 2012 - New recordings of The U.S. Air Force Song are available for use in official military ceremonies.

Air Force Announces February Enlisted Supplemental Promotions

February 09, 2012 - More than 235 Airmen have been selected for promotion to the next higher rank as part of the January enlisted supplemental promotion process.

Air Force Spouse Featured on 'Wheel of Fortune'

February 09, 2012 - The spouse of an NCO stationed here made her national television debut as a "Wheel of Fortune" contestant Feb. 6.

Civic Leaders Learn About Wounded Warriors and Family Issues

February 09, 2012 - Civic leaders from 32 states and Guam were briefed on wounded warrior care and support to military families during the Air Force Chief of Staff's Civic Leader Program annual conference here recently.

Motor Vehicle Safety is a Top Priority for NAVSAFECEN

February 08, 2012 - The Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) offers resources to help manage driving risks.

Making Chief Petty Officers 365 Days a Year

February 08, 2012 - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/SW) Rick D. West recognized that chiefs are not made in six weeks said a Navy official Feb 8.

Wasp and ESG-2 Begin Bold Alligator "D-Day" Operations

February 07, 2012 - Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) started "D-Day" operations Feb. 6 as Exercise Bold Alligator switches from its initial stages into full exercise combat operations.

Officer Force Management Efforts Lead to Smaller FY13 SER Board

February 07, 2012 - The Navy's past successful efforts to balance the officer corps resulted in the need to conduct a selective early retirement (SER) board for only two communities in the restricted line and staff corps this year as announced in NAVADMIN 048/12, Feb 7.

Families Foster Future Military Working Dogs

February 06, 2012 - Navy veteran Hector Hernandez leans down to hug his dog as she pants noisily from her most recent dash around the living room. She nuzzles into his hand -- a momentary calm in the storm of activity that's Bella.

Pentagon Spokesman Says Syrian Actions `Utterly Deplorable'

February 06, 2012 - Armed attacks by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime that have killed and wounded thousands of citizens since last January are "utterly deplorable," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today.

White House to Honor Iraq War Veterans and Families

February 06, 2012 - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will honor Iraq War veterans and their families at the White House later this month, White House officials announced in a statement today.

Obama Nominee Could Become Air Force's First Female General

February 06, 2012 - President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general, and as commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced today.

House Committee Leaders Visit USS Enterprise

February 05, 2012 - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon of California, Vice Chairman Rep. William "Mac" Thornberry of Texas and Navy Adm. Kirkland Donald, arrived aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise today.

Panetta Calls for Europe and NATO Defense Investment

February 04, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today called for European nations to match the United States' vote of confidence in the transatlantic partnership, through investment in common defense and commitment to a long-term solution in Afghanistan.

Panetta Pays Tribute to Military Nurses in Germany

February 03, 2012 - "I'm here to pay tribute to you," Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told nurses and other medical professionals here today.

Army IG Testifies to Congress on Arlington Cemetery Progress

February 03, 2012 - Within the last two years, Arlington National Cemetery has seen much progress in correcting gravesite deficiencies, increasing customer service, and instituting effective computer recordkeeping, the Army's inspector general said here today.

Service Members Worldwide Gear Up for Super Bowl

February 03, 2012 - Excitement is building aboard the Bataan Amphibious Group as sailors prepare to return home from the longest Navy deployment in four decades -- and spend one of their last days at sea enjoying Super Bowl XLVI with their loved ones.

Operation Deep Freeze Supports Antarctica Research Mission

February 03, 2012 - Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday -- a sure sign, according to popular lore, that winter will hang on for another six weeks. But it's late summer in Antarctica, where Operation Deep Freeze, is beginning to wind down another successful season.

Director Sees Room for Growth in Trauma Training Program

February 02, 2012 - Six months after arriving here at one of the nation's busiest trauma centers to run a program that trains Air Force medical personnel in trauma care, its director already sees potential to expand it.

Department of Defense Begins Prorating Imminent Danger Pay

February 02, 2012 - Service members now will receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas, Pentagon officials said here today.

Intelligence Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Cyber Laws

February 02, 2012 - The threat to U.S.-based computer networks is one of the country's most pressing security problems, and Congress needs to act on it soon, the director of national intelligence told a congressional panel today.

First African-American Pilot a War Hero During WWI

February 02, 2012 - After watching his father narrowly escape a lynching in early 20th century Georgia, Eugene Bullard would escape the confines of racial tensions and a segregated country to become the first African-American combat pilot of World War I.

Michigan Marine Welcomes Son to World Via Video Chat in Afghanistan

February 01, 2012 - Cpl. Joseph Schank, a small arms repair technician with Marine Air-Ground Task Force Support Battalion 11.2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), is familiar with missing monumental occasions in his young daughters' life due.

Base Officials to Make Piney Green Gate Outbound Traffic Safer

February 01, 2012 - Anyone who commutes to and from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune knows it can be a long and treacherous morning or afternoon when it comes to being stuck in base traffic, and often times trying to merge with the rest of traffic can be a scary task.

RLT-2 and Italian Navy Partner During Exercise Bold Alligator 2012

February 01, 2012 - Marines, Sailors and coalition partners from around the world are gathering aboard ships off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts in execution of Exercise Bold Alligator 2012.

Commandant's Reading List Offers Insight for Marines Seeking Promotio and Re-Enlistment

February 01, 2012 - Marines are looking for more ways to set themselves apart as re-enlistments and promotion opportunities become increasingly competitive due to the Marine Corps' recent commitment to downsize by 20,000 Marines.
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