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Military News Articles from 04/2012

Air Force Specialty Code Changes Take Effect in May

April 30, 2012 - Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect in May, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

Air Force Television Network Releases Newest Version of Today's Air Force

April 30, 2012 - Air Force Television News released a new edition of Today's Air Force on April 27.

Air Force Reserve and FBI Train Together During 'Patriot Sands'

April 30, 2012 - Five Reserve units and a federal agency teamed up April 26-29 in Florida for Patriot Sands, an airlift training exercise simulating deployed bare base conditions with limited support.

Airmen who Exceed deployed Time get Added Time Off

April 30, 2012 - Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense's established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25.

Fleet Week Port Everglades Sailors Participate in "Take A Hero Fishing" Tourney

April 28, 2012 - More than 75 Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen participated in the fourth annual "Take a Hero Fishing" tournament, April 27, during Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012.

San Jacinto and DeWert Reach Out to the Community During Fleet Week

April 28, 2012 - USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS DeWert (FFG 45) Sailors participated in a community relations project April 27 supporting the U.S. Navy's largest community outreach effort in south Florida.

Wasp Crewmembers Volunteer at Florida Children's Hospital During Fleet Week

April 28, 2012 - Sailors and a Marine assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) visited the Chris Evert Children's Hospital in Broward County, Fla., April 27 to help lift the spirits of the hospital's children, parents and staff.

USS Independence Concludes First Foreign Port Visit

April 28, 2012 - The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Manzanillo, Mexico, April 28, concluding the ship's first foreign port visit since its commissioning.

U.S. and Philippine Leaders to Discuss Alliance Future

April 27, 2012 - American and Philippine officials will discuss the state of the alliance between the two nations during an April 30 meeting at the State Department, DOD officials said here today.

Service Personnel Leaders Testify on Budget Request

April 27, 2012 - Army, Navy and Air Force leaders detailed plans for force readiness and service member support when they briefed a Senate committee this week on budget requests for next year.

Executive Order Safeguards Military from Predatory Schools

April 27, 2012 - President Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, today visited with 3rd Infantry Division soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., and discussed a new executive order that helps to safeguard military education benefits.

CNIC to 'PASS' Pay/Personnel Admin Support System to NPC

April 27, 2012 - Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) will transfer responsibility of Pay/Personnel Administrative Support System (PASS) to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) said Navy officials April 26.

Army Announces Plans to Reactivate 7th Infantry Division

April 26, 2012 - The secretary of the Army announced plans today to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division and stand up its headquarters here.

Nation's Future STEM Professionals Gather in Nation's Capital

April 26, 2012 - Young science enthusiasts from around the country -including future naval researchers and scientists - are gathering in the nation's capital for a weekend of discovery at the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 28-29.

Veterans Affairs Chief Visits Joint Base Clinic and Discusses Progress

April 25, 2012 - The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, along with Rep. Jon Runyan, visited the Community Based Outpatient Clinic April 13 here.

Some Lieutenant Colonels can Apply for TIG Retirement Waiver

April 25, 2012 - Lieutenant colonels with at least two years time in grade may be able to retire at their current grade through the Time in Grade Waiver Program, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief.

Fallen Airman's Family Accepts Medal for a Hero

April 25, 2012 - Karen Hollon accepted the posthumous Airman's Medal on behalf of her husband Tech. Sgt. Steven A. Hollon during a ceremony, here April 23.

Eighth Army Returns to Operational Roots in Korea

April 25, 2012 - More than 61 years after arriving in Korea to repel communist aggression, Eighth Army returned to its operational roots this year.

Biden Visits Corps of Engineers Project in Everglades

April 24, 2012 - Vice President Joe Biden discussed the administration's efforts to restore the Everglades at the S-356 pump station, a component of the Modified Water Deliveries, or MDW, to Everglades National Park project in Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 23.

Registration to Open for Army Ten-Miler's 30,000 Entries

April 24, 2012 - The Army Ten-Miler, one of the national capital area's landmark running events, is gearing up for this year's 28th annual run, Oct. 21.

Tri-Service Surgeons General Visit Medical Units in Afghanistan

April 24, 2012 - Current operations in Afghanistan are a joint effort by servicemembers of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force as well as Coalition forces from various countries, operating together to ensure Afghanistan is a safe and sovereign country.

President Designates Fort Ord as National Monument

April 24, 2012 - President Barack Obama signed a proclamation April 20 designating Fort Ord, Calif., as a national monument under the Department of the Interior.

Soldiers and NCOs Compete to be Named IMCOM's Best

April 23, 2012 - Four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers from around the world are facing off this week in the IMCOM Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis, Texas.

Panetta Promises Continued Support to Colombia

April 23, 2012 - After a meeting today with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta promised the U.S. military partner of 60 years continued commitment and assistance.

Dempsey Meets With Jordan's Defense Chief and Moves on to Afghanistan

April 22, 2012 - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met today with his counterpart in Jordan's capital of Amman before flying here for the second leg of an overseas trip.

President Pays Tribute to Wounded Warriors on Soldier Ride

April 21, 2012 - President Barack Obama cheered for 22 wounded warriors taking part in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride yesterday, calling it "one of the most inspiring events" to take place at the White House.

Veterans Affairs Increases Mental Health Care Workforce

April 20, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will add approximately 1,600 clinicians -- to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers -- as well as nearly 300 support staff.

Marine Corps Commandant Checks in on Cherry Point

April 19, 2012 - Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos visited Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point April 18 with Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett.

US Ambassador to Morocco and Senior Officers Visit Marines and Sailors Aboard USS Iwo Jima

April 19, 2012 - The U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Sam Kaplan, along with senior members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces and the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, spent an afternoon with members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Honors Fallen Marines while at Sea

April 19, 2012 - Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group gathered together to honor Cpl. Derek Kerns and Cpl. Robby Reyes during a memorial ceremony aboard the USS Iwo Jima April 18.

Our Military Kids' Holds Celebration of Star Power Awards Ceremony

April 19, 2012 - Family and friends gathered at the Naval Heritage Center for Our Military Kids' Celebration of Star Power awards ceremony held in Washington D.C, April 19.

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Employee Earns Asian Pacific American Leadership Award

April 18, 2012 - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic's Public Works Business Line coordinator has been selected to receive the 2012 Federal Asian Pacific American Council Outstanding Individual Leadership Award at a ceremony May 3 in Atlanta, Ga.

Titanic Discoverer Embarks on ONR Mission to Boost STEM Education

April 18, 2012 - The famed ocean explorer and RMS Titanic discoverer visited the Office of Naval Research (ONR) April 18 to discuss how he's using innovative "tele-presence" technology for both research and to energize youth about the sciences.

New Orleans Kicks Off War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Navy Week

April 18, 2012 - The people of New Orleans and visitors to the city will be able to tour 11 ships from six nations that arrived in New Orleans April 17, to participate in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration and "Star Spangled Banner" Navy Week 2012.

Career Opportunities for the 21st Century Sailor and Marine Highlighted at 2012 SAS Expo

April 18, 2012 - Veterans hiring, one of the objectives contained in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative area of "continuum of service", was the focus of an important panel discussion at the 2012 Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Md. April 18.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Says NATO at `Pivotal Point' in Afghan Mission

April 17, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived here today ahead of this week's NATO "jumbo" ministerial conference, where the alliance's defense and foreign ministers are scheduled to discuss Afghanistan security transition and alliance capabilities.

Vietnam War Hero to Receive Posthumous Medal of Honor

April 17, 2012 - Army Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor in a May 16 ceremony, White House officials announced yesterday.

Pacific Partnership Personifies `Whole of Government' Approach

April 17, 2012 - The USNS Mercy's upcoming deployment as part of the Pacific Partnership medical exercise personifies the "whole of government" approach to diplomacy and military-to-military relations, the exercise's commander said here today.

USO Spring Tour Thrills Wounded Warriors and Basewide Crowd

April 17, 2012 - The USO's spring tour, lead by the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs and his "Vice Squad," continued to entertain service members overseas as its fourth stop brought morale and high spirits to wounded warriors and other troops serving here today.

Army Explores 'Human Dimension' During Unified Quest Seminar

April 16, 2012 - Experts from inside and outside the Army will meet April 17-20, to discuss how the Army can use the "Human Dimension" concept to better understand how it recruits, trains, develops, and retains the best personnel for the future Army.

Army Investing More Money and Training into SHARP

April 16, 2012 - Since 2007, the Army's budget to combat sexual assault has increased fivefold, said the director of Human Resources, Army G-1.

Army Focusing on Industrial Base and International Sales

April 16, 2012 - As the Army works vigorously to pursue its key modernization priorities while simultaneously seeking to lower costs and adjust to a changing budget, international sales opportunities are figuring prominently in the Army's acquisition strategy.

MRAP has Future in Army with Clearance and Prepositioning

April 16, 2012 - The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won't be part of an "MRAP brigade."

Positioning C-5 Crews Increases Flight Efficiency, Saves Fuel and Money

April 15, 2012 - It's been said that "flexibility is the key to airpower." It's because of that "flexibility" that Air Mobility Command officials are saving money by the millions and fuel in hundreds of thousands of gallons.

4th Fighter Wing Airmen to Launch Aircraft to Honor WWII History

April 15, 2012 - Members of the 4th Fighter Wing will pay homage to World War II history here April 16 by launching 70 F-15E Strike Eagles in a training mission to destroy more than 1,000 targets on bombing ranges across North Carolina.

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit "Raven" Flies the Skies of Morocco

April 15, 2012 - Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrated the capabilities of the MEU's unmanned aerial system assets for members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, April 12, at Inezgane Airfield.

Marines Continue Infrastructure Growth in Afghanistan

April 14, 2012 - Marines with Support Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) worked tirelessly toward the completion of a 12 kilometer stretch of road.

Army General Martin E. Dempsey Says Nation Faces Security Paradox

April 13, 2012 - The world today is less violent but also more dangerous than at any other time in human history, the nation's senior military officer told a Harvard University audience yesterday.

First Lady Michelle Obama Says Military Kids Make Parents' Service Possible

April 13, 2012 - First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted the shared sacrifices of military children while meeting with the teenage daughters of service members yesterday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Thrift Savings Plan to Offer New Roth Option

April 13, 2012 - Service members and Defense Department civilian employees who are eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan will soon have a new Roth option for retirement savings under the program, defense finance officials announced today.

Panetta Vows to Continue Fighting Sexual Assault in Military

April 13, 2012 - With the release of an annual report today on sexual assault in the military, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta vowed to continue fighting to stamp out the crime among service members.

Fort Campbell Soldier Receives Distinguished Service Cross

April 12, 2012 - A 101st Airborne Division soldier received the nation's second-highest military honor in a ceremony today at McAuliffe Hall here.

Official Says Cyber Operations Give Leaders New Options

April 12, 2012 - Senior Pentagon officials are working to determine how the centuries-old Law of Armed Conflict applies to potential conduct of operations in the newest military domain of the Internet, the deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy said yesterday.

Prosecutor Says Reformed Guantanamo Trials Ensure Justice

April 12, 2012 - The chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba took exception with defense lawyers' characterizations of proceedings on the base as being done without the protections of the U.S. Constitution.

Northcom Acknowledges North Korean Missile Launch and Failure

April 12, 2012 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command officials acknowledged today that U.S. systems detected and tracked a launch of a North Korean TaepoDong-2 missile at 6:39 p.m. EDT.

Three Enlisted Airmen Selected for Advanced Degree Program

April 11, 2012 - Three Air Force master sergeants will pursue master's degrees through the Air Force Institute of Technology Enlisted to AFIT Graduate Degree Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

NRNW Holds Sexual Assault Prevention Response Summit

April 11, 2012 - Navy Region Northwest leadership gathered at the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Summit at the Grand Vista ballroom aboard Naval Station (NS) Everett, Wash., Apr. 11, to discuss sexual assault awareness.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Visits Tri-Base Florida Georgia Area

April 11, 2012 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) conducted town hall meetings aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Naval Station Mayport, Fla. and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. April 10-11.

Air Force Participates in Marrakech Aeroexpo and Strengthens Bonds

April 10, 2012 - U.S. Air Forces Africa participated in the third biennial Marrakech Aeroexpo here April 4-7 to strengthen the partnerships with Morocco and more than 15 other participating nations.

Air National Guard Medical Team Sets Bar During disaster Response Test

April 10, 2012 - It took only 36 minutes for the 139th Airlift Wing's medics here to make their presence known as medical performers during a recent homeland response evaluation.

Reserve and Active Duty F-22 Pilots Fly Long-Range Strike Exercise

April 09, 2012 - A mix of personnel from the 477th Fighter Group, 3rd Wing, and 673rd Air Base Wing left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to participate in a long range strike exercise on April 4.

Helicopter Rescue Efforts Rely on 'Top Notch' Maintenance Crew

April 09, 2012 - The 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescuemen wouldn't scramble anywhere to save a patient without the 55th Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit members.

Vietnam War Pararescueman Finally Brought Home

April 08, 2012 - Air Force pararescuemen were able to bring home one of their fallen comrades April 6 here.

General Alfred Flowers Presented with Order of the Sword

April 07, 2012 - The enlisted men and women of Air Education and Training Command presented retired Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers with the Order of the Sword during a ceremony April 6 here.

Twenty-Nine Athletes Selected for 2012 Warrior Games Air Force Team

April 07, 2012 - Twenty-nine Air Force athletes will compete for gold after being chosen to represent the service at the 2012 Warrior Games.

Security forces Experts Exchange Ideas at Cope Taufan 2012

April 06, 2012 - While Cope Taufan 2012 here may be billed as a live-flying exercise between the U.S. Air Force and Royal Malaysian Air Force, there's also quite of bit of knowledge being shared on the ground as well.

Senior Leaders Honor Military Children of the Year

April 06, 2012 - From a 9-year-old blogger to a 17-year-old community-service volunteer, children from military families took center stage here last night during Operation Homefront's 2012 Military Child of the Year awards gala.

White House Announces `Joining Forces Challenge' Winners

April 06, 2012 - First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden today announced the five winners and "The People's Choice Winner" of the Joining Forces Community Challenge.

Navy Commander Provides Statement on F-18 Crash

April 06, 2012 - A senior Navy officer expressed his concern for the community and thanked emergency responders following today's crash here of a two-seater F/A-18D Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 106.

Secretary of the Air Force Says Downsizing Air Force Trades 'Size for Quality'

April 05, 2012 - In the current economic environment, the best course of action for the U.S. Air Force is to "trade size for quality," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley March 30.

Recent Donations Honor Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger Legacy

April 05, 2012 - In honor of his legacy and to inspire future generations of Airmen, two contributions were added to the Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger displays at Gunter Annex near here March 26.

Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley Says Air Force to Continue Legacy of Innovation

April 05, 2012 - More than any other military service, people have viewed the U.S. Air Force as an innovative and "leap ahead" organization, the service's top civilian leader said here today.

Air Force Crews Deliver Critical Cargo to Outposts

April 05, 2012 - A cold, isolated outpost high in the mountains of Afghanistan was running low on fuel, which provides all the power and heating for forces there.

Air Force Officials Release Captain Promotion List

April 04, 2012 - More than a hundred first lieutenants were selected for promotion to captain during the 2011E Chaplains, Line of the AF Judge Advocate General Corps, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps & Biomedical Sciences Corps Quarterly Captain Selection Process.

Virtual Wingman Makes Smart Choices Easy

April 04, 2012 - Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29.

Cadets Break Collegiate Parachuting Record

April 04, 2012 - The Air Force Wings of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team broke the collegiate record for largest formation March 31 in Gila Bend, Ariz.

First Lady Unveils New Military Spouse Hiring Effort

April 04, 2012 - First lady Michelle Obama today announced a new hiring effort intended to deliver thousands of portable, flexible job opportunities to military spouses and veterans in the coming years.

Navy Turns To Twitter to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

April 03, 2012 - The U.S. Navy took to Twitter April 3 in an effort to help raise awareness of sexual assault throughout the fleet and across the country.

Veterans Administration Makes Progress on Pledge to End Veteran Homelessness

April 03, 2012 - The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told American Forces Press Service.

Officials Complete New Tuition Assistance Policy Memo

April 03, 2012 - When a new policy takes effect -- probably this summer -- schools will need to have a signed memorandum of understanding to participate in the Defense Department's Tuition Assistance Program, Pentagon officials said.

U.S. and Afghans Negotiate on Night Raids in Afghanistan

April 03, 2012 - As U.S., NATO and Afghan officials discuss the future of night raids in Afghanistan, the raids are effective and Afghan forces participate in the planning of every night operation, a senior Defense Department official said here today.

Four Military Sealift Command Ships Lauded for Food Service Excellence

April 02, 2012 - Military Sealift Command presented its 2012 annual David M. Cook Food Service Excellence awards at the International Food Service Executives Association's Joint Military Awards Ceremony in San Diego, Calif, March 31.

Navy's New Robotics Lab Will Speed Technology to the Total Force

April 02, 2012 - Scientists based in the nation's capital are stepping into the desert and rainforest to run experiments on autonomous systems without having to set foot outside the Navy's new robotics laboratory, officials said April 2.

Naval Medical Logistics Command: 'Happy 119th Birthday Navy Chiefs'

April 02, 2012 - Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), located on Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., celebrated the 119th birthday of Navy Chief Petty Officers with a cake cutting ceremony April 2.

Nominations Sought for Stockdale Leadership Awards

April 02, 2012 - Commanding officers of afloat units are being encouraged to submit their nominations for the 2012 Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Leadership Award, according to NAVADMIN 113/12, released April 2.
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