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Military News Articles from 07/2012

Pacom Weighs Pre-Prepositioning Logistics for Disaster Response

July 31, 2012 - Along with more rotational deployments, U.S. Pacific Command is eyeing opportunities to pre-position some of the logistics assets being drawn down in Afghanistan to support a future disaster response or other contingency in the Asia-Pacific region.

Army Marksman Takes Gold in Skeet Competition

July 31, 2012 - In double record-setting fashion, U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks here today.

Presidential Memorandum Supports Employment of Veterans

July 31, 2012 - President Barack Obama has made helping veterans find civilian employment and reintegrate into the nation's workforce and economy a top priority, according to a White House fact sheet released July 19.

Combat Cargo Takes on Full-Size Responsibility

July 31, 2012 - The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group faces a full-sized logistical challenge every time they prepare to leave port.

Marines and Sailors Hone Machine Gunning Skills for Afghan Deployment

July 30, 2012 - Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group are slated to deploy to Afghanistan in the coming months, but they are not wasting any time preparing each and every member of the unit.

Money Gurus Provide Financial Expertise and Assistance to Expeditionary Unit

July 30, 2012 - Being deployed for extended periods of time can often take its toll on Marines and sailors.

Navy Officer Takes Volleyball Challenge to Netherlands

July 30, 2012 - Dedication and self motivation has taken her places she has always wanted to go. It led her to the United States Naval Academy, and then to the officer ranks of the Navy. It led to her volleyball, and then recently to the Netherlands.

50,000th Devil Pup Graduates on Pendleton's 52 Area Parade Deck

July 30, 2012 - A graduation ceremony was held for the nation's newest Devil Pups at Camp Pendleton's 52 Area Parade Deck, July 28.

Secretary Begins Trip to North Africa and Middle East

July 29, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today that North Africa and the Middle East present a confluence of challenges he will explore during his trip to the region.

Jitters Get Best of Uptagrafft in Olympic Pistol Debut

July 29, 2012 - Despite having a difficult Olympic debut, Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft's experience in London today featured enough goosebumps and memories to last a lifetime.

Panetta Seeks to Further Strengthen U.S.-Israel Partnership

July 29, 2012 - The United States recognizes Israel is a sovereign nation and can make its own security decisions, "but at the same time, we have developed a very close partnership with regards to dealing with threats in the region.

Army Spouse Competes in First Medal Event of Olympics

July 29, 2012 - In front of an enthusiastic crowd eager to witness presentation of the first medals of the London Olympic Games, Jamie Gray, wife of a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit soldier, competed in women's 10-meter air rifle yesterday.

Sailors aboard USS Peleliu Administers Anthrax Vaccinations

July 28, 2012 - Sailors aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) began anthrax vaccinations, July 23, as part of a mandatory immunization program to protect its fighting force.

Truman Returns to Norfolk After 12-Days of Carrier Qualifications

July 28, 2012 - The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, July 27, after a 12-day underway in support of flight deck certification and carrier qualifications.

Underwood Sailors Re-Qualify for Armed Watch Standing

July 27, 2012 - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) re-qualified as armed sentries, July 26.

Peleliu ARG Aids in Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation Exercise

July 27, 2012 - The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise off the coast of Southern California, July 24.

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Supply Corps Officer Talks Nutrition

July 27, 2012 - Challenging conventional wisdom is part of NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support's (NAVSUP WSS) Lt. Cmdr. Spencer Baker's everyday routine when it comes to nutrition and exercise.

Theodore Roosevelt Sailors attend Sacramento Navy Week

July 27, 2012 - Three USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sailors attended Sacramento Navy Week July 16-22, to paticipate in several community relations projects (COMRELs) throughout the area.

Officials Describe Threats to U.S. and Steps Taken to Counter Them

July 26, 2012 - Internal and external threats to the United States are legion, and the Defense Department is partnering with industry and the international community to defend against them, senior defense officials said today.

Cybercom Chief Says U.S. Unprepared for Serious Cyber Attacks

July 26, 2012 - The United States is not adequately prepared for a serious cyber attack, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told the audience at the Aspen Institute's annual security forum today.

Social Workers Join Movement to Support Military Families

July 25, 2012 - Social workers today became the latest field of professionals to sign on to help service members, veterans and their families in a broad effort as part of the White House's "Joining Forces" campaign.

Panetta and Shinseki Warn of Stress on VA From Wars and Budget

July 25, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki warned Congress today that looming budget cuts as and returning troops will further challenge the government's ability to provide for veterans in a timely manner.

Air Force Releases Mid-Year Selective Re-Enlistment Bonus List and Changes

July 24, 2012 - Air Force officials today released the fiscal year 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program.

Air Mobility Tactics and Electronic warfare Experts Analyze Adversaries

July 24, 2012 - Approximately 50 combat operations experts met at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base here July 16-20 for a working group on air mobility tactics.

Harnessing the Power of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

July 24, 2012 - The chair of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Engineering Division and head of the Aeronautics Department here said the nation faces a crisis in the areas of science,

Eglin Maintenance NCO Named Times Airman of the Year

July 24, 2012 - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presented the 2012 Military Times Airman of the Year award to a digital maintenance supervisor from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., here July 19.

Tactical Training Exercise Builds Partnerships

July 23, 2012 - Approximately 260 members of the 81st Fighter Squadron along with members of the U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Air Force and Romanian air force's 71st Air Fotilla are training with one another in Exercise Dacian Thunder.

Total Force C-130 Operations Building Opens at Peterson

July 23, 2012 - With a snip of the ceremonial scissors, Air Force Reserve and active duty Airmen ushered in the opening of a new total force C-130 Hercules operations facility July 17 here.

Collaborative Training Develops Muscle Memory for when it Matters Most

July 23, 2012 - For the first time in five deployment cycles, all seven companies of Eagle Lift, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, trained together during a collaborative situational training exercise at Fort Campbell.

Corps of Engineers Commander Tours Far East District's Multi-Billion Dollar Project

July 23, 2012 - The Far East District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and chief of Engineers, on his first visit to South Korea, July 16-17, 2012.

USS Abraham Lincoln Pins Its First Enlisted Information Dominance Warriors

July 22, 2012 - Three Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) became the first Lincoln personnel to earn the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialty (EIDWS) pin, July 14.

Experimental Mobile App Assists in Disaster Decision Making

July 22, 2012 - The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) tested two new mobile applications during the week-long humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.

Colorado Shooting Claims Lives of Sailor and Airman

July 21, 2012 - Yesterday's mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has claimed the lives of two U.S. service members, according to military officials.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter Praises Japan-based Sailors' Security Role

July 21, 2012 - Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter spent time here today with U.S. troops who are, as he put it, "at the epicenter" of the nation's strategic transition to an Asia-Pacific focus.

Department of Defense Bolsters Safeguards for Sensitive Information

July 20, 2012 - In a closed House panel hearing on the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, the defense department's senior civilian official and its top military officer said DOD must do more to protect sensitive information.

National Security Agency Looks to Industry for Secure Mobile Capabilities

July 20, 2012 - The head of the National Security Agency's information assurance directorate today discussed the agency's goals in providing government with secure mobile devices.

Transportation Corps Looks to Technology and Soldiers to Move Army Forward

July 19, 2012 - Planning for future operations is a big part of the Chief of Transportation's job, and it's a role that Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen relishes.

Army Secretary Emphasizes Importance of Detroit Arsenal

July 19, 2012 - Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Army's Detroit Arsenal today to speak with senior leaders there and see firsthand how innovative technologies being developed there are prepping our nation for the future.

Welsh Addresses Air Force Challenges at Confirmation Hearing

July 19, 2012 - Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in his confirmation hearing today to become the next Air Force chief of staff, was optimistic about the service's fiscal challenges, but warned there are limits to how much it can cut.

San Antonio Health System Among Best in Wounded Warrior and trauma Care

July 19, 2012 - During the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure commission hearings, it was suggested that the military should consolidate all health facilities in San Antonio to create the San Antonio Military Health system.

Odierno Meets with and Addresses Pacific-Region Army Leaders

July 18, 2012 - Building partnerships with the armies of Asian and Pacific nations is the focus of the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's trip through Australia and Thailand.

Military Children Focus of Bill Adopted by Forty-Three States

July 18, 2012 - Georgia is the 42nd state to sign the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The purpose is to ease the transition for school-aged children of military families, according to the compact.

Third Infantry Division Looks to Dethrone Two-Time Defending Combatives Champs

July 18, 2012 - The 3rd Infantry Division combatives team surprised people at the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, but with a third-place finish, it won't be flying under anyone's radar, head coach and trainer Monte Massey said.

Army and NFL Collaborate on Traumatic Brain Injury Helmet Sensors

July 18, 2012 - The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to traumatic brain injury.

Veterans Affairs Grants Will Aid Homeless Veterans

July 17, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced.

Department of Defense Leads Drive Toward Healthier Lifestyles

July 17, 2012 - The Defense Department is taking a leading role in a governmentwide effort to stop the nation's obesity problem, Barbara Thompson, the director of DOD's Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, said.

Pentagon Reaches Out to Food Services to Promote Nutrition

July 17, 2012 - Military food and beverage workers who gathered in San Antonio today for an annual training workshop were met with an appeal from a senior Defense Department official: help promote healthier living.

Frank Kendall Says Afghan Drawdown Logistics to be 'Huge' Undertaking

July 17, 2012 - The man who oversaw the logistics of the military withdrawal from Iraq sees a greater challenge coming in the Afghan drawdown, describing it as `huge".

'Always our Protector': Working out Memories of a Fallen Airman

July 16, 2012 - What does the word "gym" mean to you? Does it mean the blood, sweat and tears of weight training and cardio to get in tip-top shape? Does it symbolize a place where your buddies meet to blow off steam?

Military Working Dogs train at Kandahar Airfield

July 15, 2012 - His nose is working overtime. Seeking and scanning the dirt for the unseen. Aaron, a military working dog, and his handler, Staff Sgt. Larry Harris, work their pattern back and forth.

AFOSI Agent Saves Man from Burning Death

July 14, 2012 - For heroic efforts, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent was recognized with the Air Force Command Civilian Award for Valor here, May 24.

Air Force General Explains Force Structure Decisions to Congress

July 13, 2012 - The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs testified on proposed force structure changes before the House Armed Services Committee here, July 12.

Passionate Rider Strongly Encourages Marines to Attend Motorcycle Mentorship Program

July 12, 2012 - People say "one man can't change the world," but that doesn't mean one man can't make a difference in another's life.

Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Marines Welcome New Commander

July 12, 2012 - A historic Change of Command took place at the Harbor Master Facility aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek - Fort Story, July 12.

JECC Celebrates One Year with US Transportation Command

July 12, 2012 - Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC) celebrated its one year anniversary with U.S. Transportation Command July 1.

NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Wins American Petroleum Institute Award

July 12, 2012 - Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Energy Office Director presented NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk the calendar-year 2011 American Petroleum Institute (API) Navy Bulk Terminal Award for excellence in fuel management.

Official Says Department of Defense Must Have Petroleum Fuel Alternatives

July 11, 2012 - Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference.

Transportation Security Administration Expands PreCheck Program

July 11, 2012 - The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a program that's designed to provide faster processing for traveling service members passing through the nation's airports.

Front Range Bases Assist with Displacement Vouchers

July 10, 2012 - Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Schriever and Peterson Air Force bases and employees from Fort Carson set up a processing line at the Academy's community center July 9-10 to help file vouchers for Academy housing.

Little Rock gets IPads which Saves Paper and Money

July 10, 2012 - Officials here received 721 iPad 2s for their C-130 Hercules fliers July 2 as part of Air Mobility Command's effort to reduce paper waste and costs by replacing flight bags, and the loads of paperwork they hold, with the electronic tablets.

Computer Simulations Created to Train Soldiers on Howitzers

July 09, 2012 - Two Soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

Landscapers 'Give Back' to Vets and Fallen at Arlington

July 09, 2012 - More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery today for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members by sprucing up the landmark's grounds.

New Options Arise for Many Military Homeowners

July 07, 2012 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced changes to its short-sale policies that should make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae- or Freddie Mac-backed mortgage loans to honor their financial commitments.

Base Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Airman

July 07, 2012 - Family, friends, coworkers and leaders came together at the Malmstrom Air Force Base Chapel on July 2 to honor the memory of and pay tribute to a fallen Airman.

Face of Defense: Air Force General Pilots Raptor Fighter

July 06, 2012 - Air Combat Command's senior airman completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification recently, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force's efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents involving a small number of Raptor crews.

State Partnership Program Supports Africom's Theater Engagement

July 06, 2012 - When a pro-democracy revolution swept Tunisia, launching what became known as the Arab Spring, the Tunisian military looked to its U.S. partner, the Wyoming National Guard, for help in teaching democratic values to the country's youth.

DOD C-130 Crews Continue Western Wildfire Fight

July 06, 2012 - Defense Department C-130s equipped with the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System have discharged more than 332,400 gallons of retardant as of early today, U.S. Northern Command officials reported.

Department of defense Officials Call Syrian General's Defection, `Significant'

July 06, 2012 - Pentagon officials called the defection of Syrian Army Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass "significant," saying this could be the first crack in the inner circle around Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Tinker Reservists to Participate in Navy Fleet Exercise

July 05, 2012 - Four 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft and more than 135 Air Force Reservists will join forces with the U.S. Navy during July to support a U.S. Pacific Fleet exercise.

Commander Qualifies in the F-22 and Feels Confident in Raptor

July 05, 2012 - Air Combat Command's senior Airman completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification recently, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force's efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents involving a small number of Raptor crews.

Bataan Death March Survivor Shares Story

July 05, 2012 - Fewer and fewer Americans today can recall where they were when they heard the news that Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, had been attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941

Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force Appointed

July 05, 2012 - On July 3rd, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Jamie Morin to serve as the Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force.

Africom Builds Logistics Capability in African Partners

July 03, 2012 - Several robust programs at U.S. Africa Command are helping to ensure that when African partners pull together to support shared security interests, they have the logistical capabilities they need to deploy and sustain their operations.

Panetta Welcomes Opening of Pakistan Supply Lines

July 03, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today welcomed Pakistan's decision to open ground lines of communication on the border with Afghanistan that have been closed since November.

Deadline Nears for Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program

July 03, 2012 - Eligible military members and federal civilian employees who face financial loss when selling their primary residence may receive compensation, provided they apply for the Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program by Sept. 30.

Pittsburgh Army Reserve Unit Arrives in Kuwait

July 02, 2012 - More than 240 Pittsburgh-based Army Reserve Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived here, July 1, to begin their unit's second overseas deployment.

Defense Acquisition Program Saves Soldiers' Lives

July 02, 2012 - When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

Fort Hood Air Assault School Hosts First Class with Own Team

July 02, 2012 - Pfc. Jacquay Jackson knew what he was getting into. He was in for 10 days of testing his physical and mental limits, but he wanted to be a part of Fort Hood's first Air Assault class conducted by Fort Hood instructors.

Drill Sergeant of the Year Winners Announced

July 02, 2012 - The U.S. Army selected Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Heilman, representing Fort Jackson, S.C., as the 2012 active duty U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year.

Fort Bragg Shooting Suspect Dies of Self-Inflicted Injuries

July 01, 2012 - Army Spc. Ricky G. Elder, the subject of a criminal investigation surrounding the June 28 shooting here of two soldiers with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, has died.
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