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Military News Articles from 05/2012

Academy Cadets Work with Osan Engineers

May 31, 2012 - The sounds of hammers and drills echoed through the air as Air Force Academy cadets gave Osan Air Base's civil engineers an extra hand with construction May 24.

Shaw Captain Named Top Air Force Fighter Tactician

May 31, 2012 - Every year the Air Force spotlights the most outstanding fighter tactician from the combat air forces. The search combs through hundreds of pilots from four major commands, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.

Global Medical Practitioners Work to Seamlessly Integrate

May 31, 2012 - Instructors from the U.S. Defense Institute for Medical Operations are exchanging ideas and techniques with medical practitioners from the different countries participating in Exercise Shared Resilience 2012 May 28 - June 8 here.

PACAF Releases Report on Alaska F-16 Squadron Move

May 31, 2012 - Pacific Air Forces today released a report on the Air Force's plan to move people and aircraft associated with the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska.

Veterans Administraton Partnership Aims to House 10,000 Homeless Veterans

May 30, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it will collaborate with the "100,000 Homes" campaign and its 117 participating communities to help find permanent housing for 10,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless veterans this year.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Fighters Aboard USS Enterprise

May 30, 2012 - Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Rich Franklin and Keith Jardine visited sailors and Marines aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise for live fighting demonstrations, April 16.

Airman has 'Memorial' Reunion During Braves Game

May 30, 2012 - An Air Force reservist hit the proverbial grand slam by surprising his family at the Atlanta Braves Memorial Day baseball game here May 28.

Warrior Wellness Quine Assistance Important Part of Healing Process

May 30, 2012 - The relationship between man and his horse is a storied one. Winston Churchill once said, "There's something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

Pentagon Supports Diplomatic and Economic Pressure on Syria

May 29, 2012 - The Defense Department supports the U.S. policy of working with international partners to put diplomatic and economic pressure on Syria's government to help stem the humanitarian crisis there, the Pentagon's press secretary said here today.

Soldiers of Today Visit with Veterans of Yesterday

May 29, 2012 - Twenty-one Veterans from WWII and the Korean Conflict came together May 18, at the 165th Airlift Wing, part of the Air National Guard in Savannah, Ga. to travel to Washington, D.C. to view the monuments that were created on behalf of their heroic actions.

South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers Partner with Kuwaiti National Guard

May 29, 2012 - Partnership meant opposition for some United States Army National Guard and Kuwaiti National Guard troops during an exercise here recently.

Panetta and Dempsey Recall Vietnam Veterans Valor and Sacrifice

May 29, 2012 - The Defense Department's most senior leaders today honored Vietnam War veterans, including their own friends and mentors, in a commemoration at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall here they said was long overdue.

Defense Leaders Call for Communities to Help Families and Vets

May 28, 2012 - Americans must remember the sacrifices made on their behalf and reinforce those memories with action, Defense

Obama Says All Americans Must Help Shoulder Burden of War

May 28, 2012 - Binding the wounds of war is the priority for our nation, President Barack Obama said during the Memorial Day observance here today.

Anniston Army Depot Begins M777 Reset Program

May 28, 2012 - At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers with assistance from BAE Systems.

Army Widow Rides Final Challenge for Memorial Day

May 28, 2012 - Donna Engeman, Installation Management Command program manager of Survivor Outreach Services, rode into Washington, D.C., this weekend with about 1,200 other motorcycle riders who came from as far away as California to ride with the Rolling Thunder.

Panetta Says Pakistan's Jailing of Doctor `Unhelpful' to U.S. Relations

May 27, 2012 - Pakistan's jailing of a doctor who helped the United States find and kill Osama bin Laden a year ago is undermining efforts by both countries to improve relations, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in an interview that aired today.

'Lead Your Country,' Biden Tells West Point Grads

May 26, 2012 - West Point is even more important to the country today than when Gen. George Washington called it "the key to the continent," Vice President Joe Biden said during graduation exercises at the U.S. Military Academy today.

California BRAC Bases now Part of Recycling Revolution

May 25, 2012 - J.D. Wang, the CEO of a tire recycling company, believes people can recycle anything if they put their minds to it.

Department of Defense Leaders Target Audit Readiness at Town Hall

May 25, 2012 - In the Defense Department's congressionally mandated effort to become audit ready, DOD leaders yesterday told senior government executives the Pentagon must manage its books as tightly as it manages operational missions.

Air Force Safety Officials Launch Critical Days of Summer Website

May 25, 2012 - May 25th marks the first day of the Critical Days of Summer (CDS) safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities

USS Makin Island Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit

May 25, 2012 - The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Hong Kong May 25 for a port visit.

Summer Safety Standdown Held At Guantanamo Bay

May 24, 2012 - The Safety department at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted the annual Navy and Marine Corps' "101 Critical Days of Summer" with a safety standdown at the installation's Navy Exchange atrium, May 24.

USS Miami Crew, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Combat Fire Aboard Submarine

May 24, 2012 - Statement from Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander, of Submarine Group 2 in Groton, Connecticut:"Late yesterday afternoon, USS Miami experienced a fire in the submarine's forward compartment.

Bloomberg Welcomes U.S. and Coalition Sea Services

May 24, 2012 - Mayor Mike R. Bloomberg welcomed U.S. and coalition sea services to Fleet Week New York 2012 at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan on May 24.

Vice Chief Visits San Antonio Wounded Warrior Support and Joint Force Training Facilities

May 24, 2012 - The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) toured the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and visited Navy and joint training sites during a May 24 trip to the greater San Antonio area.

Army and Air Force Mount Renewable Energy Push

May 23, 2012 - The Army and Air Force are committed to developing 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025, senior leaders from both services announced May 23.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Believes Dover Punishment Appropriate

May 23, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta believes the punishment of supervisors accused of retaliating against whistleblowers at the Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base was appropriate, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

Air Force Colonel Encourages 'Caged' Drivers to Watch out for Bikers

May 23, 2012 - Col. Dana Morel knows the dangers of motorcycle riding as well as anyone.

Air Force and NATO Fly to Protect Iceland's Air Sovereignty

May 23, 2012 - Airmen from Nevada to Germany are currently deployed here to conduct Icelandic air policing missions until June 7.

Eller Earns Fourth Olympic Berth in Double Trap

May 22, 2012 - Reigning Olympic double trap gold medalist Sgt. Glenn Eller III earned his fourth Olympic berth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Shotgun Team Trials, May 18-19, at the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club.

Hawaii Residents and Community Urged to Prepare now for Hurricane Season

May 22, 2012 - Hurricane season is approaching, and it's time for everyone to take precautionary measures.

Chinooks Make Historic 3,400-Mile Journey to Alaska

May 22, 2012 - The signature sound of the tandem-rotored Chinook was multiplied by four as Sortie 2 took to the early morning air over Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.

Army Commits to Security Through Renewable Energy

May 22, 2012 - The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, in a bloggers roundtable today, said one of the reasons the Army is committed to one gigawatt of renewable energy is security.

Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School Announces Course Dates

May 21, 2012 - The Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School, based out of Fort Carson, Colo., is filling its classes of the Special Forces Senior Mountaineering Course throughout the summer of 2012.

Performance Specialist Prepares Players for 2012 Warrior Games

May 21, 2012 - A performance enhancement specialist from Fort Jackson was part of the support staff preparing Soldiers for competing in this year's Warrior Games.

Texas National Guardsmen Exchange Best Practices with Burundi soldiers

May 21, 2012 - Texas National Guardsmen had the opportunity to share best practices with Burundi soldiers preparing for an upcoming deployment during a visit to Mudubugu, Burundi, March 26-April 6, 2012.

Holding Fiscal Law Training on Post Saves Army Almost $400,000

May 20, 2012 - Army resource managers are required to take an introductory course and then a refresher every three years.

WCAP Wrestler Lester Expects Nothing but Gold from London

May 18, 2012 - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman wrestler Spc. Justin Lester has just one goal remaining on the mat.

U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Marks 200-Year Legacy

May 18, 2012 - As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, the north recovery range training complex was dedicated May 16, in honor of Lt. Col. Harry M. "Bulldog" Downer, who gave more than 40 years of service to the nation.

Soldiers School Public about Army During 2012 JSOH

May 18, 2012 - The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House here, which ran May 18-20.

B-1 Aircrews Make History by Employing Laser JDAMS

May 17, 2012 - B-1 Lancer aircrews from here employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16.

Active Duty service Commitment Waiver Request Window Closing Soon

May 17, 2012 - Active duty Airmen who would like to retire or separate but have an active duty service commitment that prevents them from doing so may be eligible for a waiver, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief.

Fighters to fly Air Defense Exercise to Prepare for NATO summit

May 17, 2012 - Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters will be active in the skies over Chicago on Friday in preparation for the next week's NATO summit.

U.S.-South Korea Alliance Provides Security in Northeast Asia

May 16, 2012 - The U.S.-South Korea alliance provides security and stability in Northeast Asia and that partnership will continue into the future, said Brig. Gen. Kang Yong-hee, chief of public affairs for the South Korean Army.

Dempsey Describes Future Force at Warfighting Conference

May 16, 2012 - The U.S. military must leverage emerging technologies and capabilities to create Joint Force 2020, the fighting force of the future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

President Awards Posthumous Medal of Honor to Vietnam-Era Soldier

May 16, 2012 - President Barack Obama paid tribute today to a man who died defending his fellow soldiers 42 years and six days ago, and who the commander-in-chief said represents a generation's honorable and undervalued service.

Bringing Military Spouses and Employers Together Helps Both

May 16, 2012 - Military spouses need only the focused attention of employers to improve hiring for the benefit of both sides, a military family advocate who works for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said today.

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn Says Future Holds Danger and Uncertainty in Complex World

May 15, 2012 - The U.S. military is operating in an increasingly dangerous world in which it is going to have to do more with less, given increasingly tight budgets.

U.S. Hopes Pakistan Will Open Supply Lines in `Very Near Future'

May 15, 2012 - Pentagon officials hope the Pakistani government will reopen the ground supply lines into Afghanistan "in the very near future," George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, said today.

Program Offers Paid Training for Unemployed Veterans

May 15, 2012 - Unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60 can apply for up to 12 months of paid training through a new program sponsored by the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs.

Joint Chiefs to Link New Strategy and Operational Capabilities

May 15, 2012 - The Joint Chiefs of Staff is developing the framework to tie operational capabilities to the military strategy guidance the Defense Department released in January, a senior Pentagon official said here today.

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General Phil Breedlove Says Balanced Force Structure Imperative to Air Force Readiness

May 14, 2012 - -- Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.

Air Force Announces Criteria for Basing KC-46A

May 14, 2012 - After extensive internal review, the Air Force released today its basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the KC-46A formal training unit and first two main operating bases.

Andersen Emergency Med Techs Operate at Advanced Level

May 14, 2012 - A new policy instated at Andersen Air Force Base will allow ambulances and emergency medical technicians to operate at an Advanced Life Support status.

Military HIV/AIDS Conference Promotes Awareness and Prevention

May 14, 2012 - The 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference concluded here today after four days of sharing insights into new ways to re-energize military HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

Marines in Afghanistan Thinking about Mom at Home

May 13, 2012 - U.S. Marines serving in Marjah, Afghanistan, say when they have the time, they often think about the luxuries and comforts they miss at home. Naturally, there's always one lady missed very much by a deployed Marine - his mother.

Helicopter Support Team Conducts Night Operations Via Sling Load

May 12, 2012 - The calming shade of blue makes the water enticing under the intense Afghan sun, but the currents are relentless. When the Helmand River is too deep to ford while delivering supplies, the helicopter support team is called in.

Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel Platoon Trains to Rescue Downed Pilots

May 12, 2012 - In the unfortunate event that an aircraft goes down, pilots can be rest assured the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit has trained a 24-man platoon to and get them.

Marines Qualify as Scout Swimmers During Course

May 11, 2012 - Waves wash their barely visible bodies ashore from the cold ocean water. Covered in sand, they slip off their fins and slowly crawl up the beach unnoticed.

Black Sea Rotational Force Marines and Sailors Aid Car Crash Victims in Romania

May 11, 2012 - What started out as a simple trip for the Marines and sailors of Black Sea Rotational Force 12, to run a marathon and enjoy the local culture of Transylvania, turned out to be a day of action when a car carrying a Romanian family of four.

Georgia Marine Awarded Bronze Star for Heroic Actions

May 11, 2012 - Saint Mary's, Ga., native Cpl. Ronald Smith received one of the nation's most prestigious combat awards, the Bronze Star medal with combat distinguishing device, during a ceremony May 4 in front of fellow Marines.

Military and Civilian Firefighters Team up for Training

May 11, 2012 - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire) came together with Marine Corps Instillations West and tenant commands aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to conduct a Wild land Firefighting Exercise at the Las Pulgas Lake,May 10.

Vice Chief Hosts Washingtonians at Twilight Tattoo

May 10, 2012 - More than a thousand visitors to Joint Base Myer, Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., walked, bused, drove and taxied during some nasty weather May 9, to watch the time-honored tradition of a "Twilight Tattoo."

Chandler Breaks Biscuits with World Class Athlete Program Soldiers

May 10, 2012 - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III recently gained insights into Olympic training from Installation Management Command Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Takes Advantage of Training Opportunities with Reduced OPTEMPO

May 10, 2012 - With the military out of Iraq, there's more time for Soldiers to train for the next fight, the vice chief of staff of the Army said.

Westphal Presents 50th Pace Award to Auditor ans G-6 Officer

May 10, 2012 - For the 50th consecutive year, the Pace Award was presented to an Army officer and Army civilian, for their outstanding performance in significant staff assignments that benefit the Army by providing substantial financial savings.

Medical Official Explains F-22 Pilot-Protection Efforts

May 09, 2012 - The Air Force has instituted measures designed to protect its pilots, ensure mission completion and assess the possible physiological effects of flying the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft, the command surgeon for Air Combat Command told reporters here today.

President Barack Obama Meets with NATO's Secretary General

May 09, 2012 - President Barack Obama met today with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in the Oval Office to discuss preparations for the May 20-21 NATO summit meeting in Chicago, according to a White House press release.

Navy Warfare Development Command to Host Junior Leader Innovation Symposium

May 09, 2012 - Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) is hosting a Junior Leader Innovation Symposium at NWDC's headquarters aboard Naval Station Norfolk, June 6.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Discusses 21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative

May 09, 2012 - The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Manpower and Reserve Affairs spoke with Sailors at the Nation's first Submarine Base, Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE), May 9.

U.S. Trainers and Military Cooperation Return to Yemen

May 08, 2012 - U.S. military personnel are again training Yemeni forces, Defense Department officials said today.

NAVSUP GLS Adopts Services of NAVSUP Logistics Operations Center

May 08, 2012 - San Diego-based NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (GLS) absorbed the transportation and distribution, ammunition handling, and logistics coordinating services of the NAVSUP Logistics Operations Center.

ONR Researcher Tapped for Role in National Materials Genome Initiative

May 08, 2012 - The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has selected an Office of Naval Research (ONR) director to serve as co-deputy chair of an interagency subcommittee tasked with speeding the advancement of new materials.

Secretary of The Navy Announces DDG 116 to be Named Thomas Hudner

May 08, 2012 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced May 7 the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) will be named the USS Thomas Hudner.

Leon Panetta Says U.S.-China Relationship One of World's Most Critical

May 07, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta welcomed Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie to the Pentagon today as part of the first U.S. visit by a Chinese defense minister in nine years.

Pentagon Spokesman Says Taliban on Their Heels

May 07, 2012 - Coalition and Afghan forces have reversed the Taliban's momentum and will continue to build on that success, a senior Pentagon spokesman said today.

Junior SWO Bonuses Combined and Senior Bonus Eliminated in FY12 Plan

May 07, 2012 - NAVADMIN 156/12 released May 7 announces the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) and SWO Continuation Pay (SWOCP) programs with major program changes.

2012 U.S. Army Sexual Harassment and Assault Summit Begins

May 07, 2012 - The Army's Annual "I. A.M. Strong" Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention Summit takes place May 7-9 at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.

Security Forces Enhances Situational Awareness with Arctic Command and Control Innovation

May 05, 2012 - Airmen at Thule Air Base are adopting a new land mobile radio system, enhancing their communications capabilities.

President Barack Obama Praises Military and Highlights `New Chapter in Afghanistan'

May 05, 2012 - In his weekly address today, President Barack Obama discussed his trip to Afghanistan, where he signed a historic agreement setting the stage for a long-term partnership.

Panetta Notes Afghanistan Progress in Wide-ranging Interview

May 05, 2012 - Progress in Afghanistan was among the topics Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta discussed in a wide-ranging interview this week with Bloomberg Television's Judy Woodruff.

Air Force General Expresses Confidence in F-22

May 05, 2012 - The commander of the Air Force's Air Combat Command met with reporters this week to discuss the national security imperative for the F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

Military Working Dog Handlers Come Together for Joint Competition

May 04, 2012 - The 2012 Department of Defense Military Working Dog K-9 Trials kicked off here May 4 and will continue through May 6.

Motorcycle Safety Remains Top Priority for Defense Leaders

May 04, 2012 - Preventing motorcycle accidents and fatalities remains a top priority for Defense Department leaders, a senior defense official said today, with training and awareness reducing the number of incidents.

Lawyers and Onlookers Prepare for Guantanamo Bay Arraignment

May 04, 2012 - Two planeloads of people arrived here today to participate in or watch court proceedings against five detainees who allegedly conspired in the 9/11 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Department of Defense and Financial Protection Bureau Underscore Partnership

May 04, 2012 - Defense Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials attended a Pentagon ceremony here today where they signed a joint statement of shared principles that underscores their partnership to protect the finances of service members.

Top Air Force Chaplain Retires after 40-Year Career

May 03, 2012 - Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Cecil R. Richardson concluded a nearly 41-year career with his retirement ceremony April 30 here.

Little Rock Air Force Base Members Say Goodbye to Last C-130E

May 03, 2012 - Airmen gathered for a ceremony here May 1 to say goodbye to the first C-130E Hercules ever produced and the last one to be retired.

Air Force Raises $2.3 Million for Combined Federal Campaign and Takes Top Honors

May 03, 2012 - On behalf of Air Force personnel around the globe, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley accepted five of the top Combined Federal Campaign awards May 2 at a ceremony in the Pentagon.

Officer Development Program Applications Due

May 03, 2012 - Officers considering 2013 advanced academic degree and experience broadening programs have a narrow application window, with some applications due within the next few weeks, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

Afghan Forces and Marines Connect with Kajaki Citizens through Weekly Shura

May 02, 2012 - As Afghan forces take responsibility for more civil and security operations in Kajaki, Marines serving with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, are staying connected with the local community.

President Updates Nation on Afghanistan Mission

May 02, 2012 - After joining Afghan President Hamid Karzai in signing a strategic partnership agreement in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul today, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves at Bagram Airfield to update the American people on the mission in Afghanistan.

Experts to Make Missile Defense Case at Moscow Meeting

May 02, 2012 - At Russia's international missile defense conference held in Moscow tomorrow and May 4, U.S. experts will make their case for the European missile defense plan "in a broader forum," one of the delegation leaders said today.

Eighth Army Commanding General Addresses Korean Military Academy

May 02, 2012 - The Eighth Army commanding general called South Korea an "amazing ally" during an address to the Korean Military Academy in Seoul, May 2.

Dempsey Explains Defense Strategy at Nation's Oldest `Think Tank'

May 01, 2012 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today discussed the new national defense strategy and its core pillars in remarks at the nation's oldest international affairs "think tank."

Soldiers Execute Realistic Scenario and Face Hybrid Threat as NIE Begins

May 01, 2012 - The Army's largest ever network field exercise rolled into action today, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of advanced tactical communications equipment.

Army Women Dominate 2012 Warrior Games Cycling

May 01, 2012 - The Army women's upright cycling team swept the competition at the 2012 Warrior Games, taking the top three positions and adding three medals to the total count for the Army.

President Obama Thanks Service Members in Afghanistan

May 01, 2012 - After joining Afghan President Hamid Karzai in signing a strategic partnership agreement in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul today, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves at Bagram Airfield to update the American people on the mission in Afghanistan.
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