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Military News Articles from 09/2012

Through Airmen's Eyes: Louisiana Native Helps Bring Service Members Home

September 30, 2012 - "Get seated as fast as possible, we have to fill this jet all the way up," said the loadmaster, giving directions to the passengers who had just entered the C-17 Globemast III from Camp Bastian Airfield, Afghanistan.

Astronauts and Community Leaders Welcome Crew Compartment Trainer to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

September 29, 2012 - NASA Astronauts Michael Good and Michael Foreman visited the National Museum of the Air Force during a private event to formally introduce the first shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer.

Job Reservation Program Continues Through Fiscal Year 2013

September 28, 2012 - The Air Force career job reservation program will continue through fiscal year 2013, with more than 1,000 Airmen from 30 career fields likely to be affected, Air Force officials announced today.

2012 Caring for People Forum Addresses Issues Affecting Airmen and Families

September 28, 2012 - The 2012 Caring for People Forum concluded here Sept. 27 with a presentation of initiatives to members of the Air Force's Community Action Information Board and Integrated Delivery System.

Naval Historian Describes U.S. 7th Fleet's Impact in Asia

September 28, 2012 - The U.S. 7th Fleet has played a key role in American foreign policy and has had a major positive impact in Asia since being stood up during World War II, a historian told an audience of military service members and Defense Department civilian employees at

Four Wheelin' Provides Active Therapy for Wounded Warriors

September 28, 2012 - Airmen from the Washington area have found a unique way to help wounded warriors, one that takes them out of the daily grind, far removed from their normal surroundings.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter Visits F-16 International Training School

September 27, 2012 - Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter visited the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport here yesterday to learn about international F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot training.

Department of Defense Implements New Flight Cancellation Policy for Travelers

September 27, 2012 - The Defense Department is working with airlines to implement a new flight cancellation policy that may affect air travel for some temporary duty travelers, a Pentagon official said today.

Online Toolkit Available for Mental Health Providers

September 27, 2012 - The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new online community provider toolkit aimed at delivering support, therapeutic tools, and resources to community providers treating veterans for mental health concerns.

Center Explores Combat Rations to Optimize Warfighter Capability

September 27, 2012 - Is your body feeling run down from all those dismounted patrols? Take a bite of lemon poppy seed cake in your combat rations and feel the Omega 3 fatty acids baked into it ease that inflammation.

Modular Backpack Panel to Allow Soldiers to Carry Heavy and Unwieldy Loads

September 26, 2012 - Lightening Soldiers' loads has always weighed heavily on Rich Landry's mind.

Congress Told IEDs will Remain 'Weapon of Choice' for Decades

September 26, 2012 - Improvised explosive devices and the networks that use these asymmetric weapons, will remain an enduring threat to U.S. forces and the nation for decades to come, the Defense Department's top counter-IED official told lawmakers, Sept. 20.

Army Examines Feasibility of Integrating 4G LTE with Tactical Network

September 25, 2012 - The U.S. Army employed a 4G cellular network this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.; this was done to address integration with current network designs and to enable actionable intelligence for dismounted squads.

Military Police Community Remembers their Fallen at Arlington

September 25, 2012 - On the eve of the birth of the Military Police Corps 70 years ago, the Army's provost marshal opened a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to remember the 20 MPs who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan this year.

United States Participates in South African Exposition

September 24, 2012 - More than 130 U.S. military members were invited to demonstrate the air and ground capabilities of American forces as they partnered with the South African air force during the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition here, Sept. 22-23.

Lancers and Falcons Share South Dakota Skies

September 24, 2012 - The skies above Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are routinely filled with B-1 bombers, but during Sept. 17 to 21, base bombers shared the airspace and ramp area with several South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s during a Guard training exercise.

Commander Addresses Military Training Investigation Report

September 23, 2012 - Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr., commander of Air Education and Training Command, released a statement Sept. 21 about the scope of ongoing criminal investigations at Air Force Basic Military Training.

US and Nepal Build Relationships and Improve Lives

September 23, 2012 - A multinational team led by U.S., Nepalese, and Australian military members and civilians treated more than 4,100 villagers, repaired and renovated three schools, and shared expertise Sept. 10-15, during Operation Pacific Angel 12-4 in Nepal.

Deployment Brings Family Together Twenty-Two Years Later

September 21, 2012 - Before Senior Airman Joyce Tucker arrived at the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron to start her six-month deployment, she had another mission in mind.

Air Force Officials Encourage Airmen to Submit Retraining Packages before MilPDS Upgrade

September 21, 2012 - Air Force officials are encouraging Regular Air Force Airmen who are eligible to retrain in December to submit their completed retraining packages through the myPers website by Nov. 15 to avoid processing delays.

Retired and Separated Wounded Warriors can Still Pursue CCAF Degrees

September 21, 2012 - Air Force combat-related wounded warriors wishing to continue their Community College of the Air Force education can now do so after separating or retiring thanks to provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

World War II Veterans Share Memories During Conference

September 21, 2012 - The first snow of the winter blanketed the German landscape below his P-51 Mustang, and as the young World War II pilot flew alongside others in formation, he noticed an important detail.

President Nominates Vollrath as Assistant Defense Secretary

September 20, 2012 - President Barack Obama has nominated Frederick E. Vollrath to be assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management.

VA Fills First Phase of Veteran Retraining Program

September 20, 2012 - The Veterans Affairs Department has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal 2012 under the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for 54,000 slots available in fiscal 2013.

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia Cites Resilience as Key to Solving Suicide Issue

September 20, 2012 - Resilience is the key to solving the military's suicide problem, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

Officials Discuss Education Outreach for Hispanic Youth

September 20, 2012 - The Defense Department's director of Diversity Management joined other senior government officials to discuss federal efforts to encourage young people of Hispanic descent to obtain the education and knowledge necessary to enter technical occupations.

U.S. Citizens Overseas Urged to Vote

September 19, 2012 - With the 2012 national election less than 60 days away, Air Force officials are encouraging service members and U.S. citizens stationed overseas to request their absentee ballots.

36th Wing Provides Consistent Evac Support in Asia-Pacific

September 19, 2012 - With tsunami threats recently pervading the Asia-Pacific region, the 36th Wing here has been actively exercising its capabilities of providing evacuation support to neighboring bases.

AFLINK Mobile App Keeps People Connected to Everything Air Force

September 18, 2012 - Staying connected and keeping up with the latest news and information has never been easier for America's Airmen.

CSAF Talks Air Force Innovation and Evolution at AFA Conference

September 18, 2012 - The Air Force chief of staff spoke about the current state of the service during the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 18.

Army General Martin E. Dempsey Says Public Trust Requires Apolitical Military

September 17, 2012 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wants service members and veterans to consider what using the uniform for partisan politics does to the trust Americans have in their military.

Forest Service Deactivates C-130 Firefighting Operations

September 17, 2012 - The U.S. Forest Service has deactivated the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped military C-130 Hercules as fire conditions in the West have improved.

Air Force Leaders Welcome Attendees to Annual Conference

September 17, 2012 - In a ceremony steeped in military tradition, Air Force senior leaders welcomed thousands to the 2012 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17, a day before the service's 65th birthday.

AFPC Works to Improve Unemployment Compensation Process

September 17, 2012 - Half-a-dozen personnelists here recently completed a rapid improvement event to review Air Force management of the nonappropriated fund, appropriated fund and military unemployment compensation programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

Panetta Lists Goals for Asia Trip and Assesses Mideast

September 16, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E Panetta yesterday told traveling reporters about the importance of the three countries he's going to visit: Japan, China and New Zealand.

Dempsey Says U.S. Must Remain Engaged with Muslim World

September 16, 2012 - The recent anti-American demonstrations that have occurred in many Muslim countries "demands for us to be more engaged, not less engaged," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.

Army General Martin E. Dempsey in Turkey to Discuss Syrian Crisis

September 16, 2012 - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey arrived here today for talks with Turkish military leaders on the situation with neighboring Syria and the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian civil war.

Obama Says Nation Must `Carry On' Work of Fallen Heroes

September 15, 2012 - As the loss of four Americans serving at a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, resonates globally, President Barack Obama in his weekly address today thanked the fallen for their service and pledged that their killers will not escape justice.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Begins Trip to Japan, China and New Zealand

September 15, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta left today for his second visit to Japan and his first to China as defense secretary, as well as the first visit to New Zealand any defense secretary has made since Caspar Weinberger went there in 1982.

Budget Uncertainty Hinders Department of Defense Accountability Effort

September 14, 2012 - Budget uncertainty is hindering the Defense Department's efforts to achieve budget auditability by 2014, a senior defense official told Congress today.

Top U.S. Officials Honor Americans Who Died in Libya

September 14, 2012 - As they touched down for the last time on U.S. soil, four Americans killed during attacks this week at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were honored with eulogies today by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Olympians and Paralympians Get White House Welcome

September 14, 2012 - Brad Snyder, a triple medalist in swimming in the recently concluded 2012 Paralympic Games, was here today, along with most of the other Paralympians and Olympians who represented the United States in London to meet the President.

President Proclaims National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 14, 2012 - President Barack Obama said the nation's Hispanic citizens "have led movements that pushed our country closer to realizing the democratic ideals of America's founding documents.

NEEC Project Teams Focus on Battery Technology for Naval Applications

September 13, 2012 - Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC) students from Penn State University are researching out-of-the-bag technologies to improve batteries for U.S. Navy applications.

USS New Hampshire Returns from Six-Month Deployment

September 13, 2012 - The families of Sailors assigned to Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) welcomed their loved ones as they returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Sept. 13, following a six-month deployment.

All Midwest Navy Bases Earn SECNAV Energy Awards

September 13, 2012 - Three Navy Region Midwest installations are winners in the fiscal year 2011 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards competition

Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific Commander Relieves HSC-25 XO

September 12, 2012 - The executive officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE (HSC-25), has been relieved due to misconduct.

U.S. Fleet Forces to Conduct Change of Command

September 12, 2012 - Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., will be relieved by Adm. William E. Gortney as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) in a ceremony on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept 14.

Navy Secretary Announces Energy and Water Management Awards

September 11, 2012 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the winners of the 2012 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards Aug. 29.

Navy Secretary Announces Energy and Water Management Awards

September 11, 2012 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the winners of the 2012 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards Aug. 29.

IKE Sailors Conduct COMREL at Bahrain Mobility Institute

September 10, 2012 - U.S. Navy Sailors from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) also known as "IKE," assisted in the renovation of a facility for the disabled during a community relations (COMREL) project, Sept. 2.

La Jolla Visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

September 10, 2012 - The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Sept. 10 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Host Ombudsman Appreciation Dinner

September 10, 2012 - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam held an appreciation dinner for the ombudsman of Commander Navy Region Hawaii; Commander, Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2, Sept. 7.

Fleet and Family Support Center Holds Classes Aboard Mercy

September 10, 2012 - As the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), prepares to return home from deployment, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) began classes onboard, Sept. 1, to help service members prepare for reunions with their loved ones.

Underwood Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago's Independence

September 09, 2012 - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) pulled into Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Sept. 7, just in time to help celebrate the country's 50th anniversary of independence.

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Awards $180.9 Million Performance Based Logistics Contract

September 08, 2012 - NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support recently awarded a Multiplatform Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to Honeywell International based out of Tempe, Ariz., Aug. 24.

Air Force Finishes Strong at End of 'Critical Days of Summer'

September 07, 2012 - The Air Force 2012 Critical Days of Summer campaign ended Sept. 4 with zero fatalities for the Labor Day weekend for the first time in five years.

NAVFAC Delivers 100th Laboratory to Uniformed Services University

September 07, 2012 - A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the 100th research and educational laboratory Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington has delivered to the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine here Sept. 6.

Energy Conservation Paying off for Navy in Southern California

September 07, 2012 - Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) participated in Southern California Edison's Demand Response program and shut down non-essential electrical devices between noon and 8 p.m. to reduce the load on California's electrical grid and avoid rolling blackouts.

'Wolfhounds' Conduct Live-Fire Exercise in South Korea

September 07, 2012 - Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a combined arms live-fire exercise, or CALFEX, here, Sept. 3, as part of Operation Wolfhound Maul.

Warrior Adventure Quest Seeks to Recondition Soldiers

September 06, 2012 - Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

Civil-Military Operations Expert Encourages West Point Cadets to think Globally and Jointly

September 06, 2012 - The West Point Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations hosted its first guest lecture Aug. 23, for cadets enrolled in the Center for Enhanced Performance's Information Literacy and Critical Thinking course.

Soldiers Learn Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Tools in Okinawa

September 06, 2012 - "It's a problem within our ranks that has to stop, it's an issue within the ranks and it will destroy us from inside. Remember weekends, alcohol and barracks."

Army Paralympic Shooter Helps Pioneer Prosthesis

September 06, 2012 - A sharpshooter who competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games this week also helped develop an innovative prosthesis that has helped countless wounded warriors.

Medalist Shares 'Humbling' Experience of Paralympic Competition

September 05, 2012 - The opportunity to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games and to represent the United States in front of huge crowds has been a humbling experience, a U.S. Paralympic swimmer said here today.

Partners and Innovation Help Pentagon Deal with Budget Cuts

September 05, 2012 - The Defense Department is dealing with long-term budget reductions by working more closely with international partners.

Voting Assistance Program Eases Registration and Ballot Process

September 05, 2012 - With Election Day about two months away, absentee military and overseas citizen voters can enjoy a streamlined process to register.

Wounded Veteran and Paralympian Tells Story of Perseverance

September 05, 2012 - Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines answer the nation's call to serve, knowing there likely will be a time where they will be asked to step into harm's way.

New Department of Defense Policy for TDY and PCS Cancellations

September 04, 2012 - Beginning October 1, 2012, any travel authorization that includes air travel must be approved and ticketed at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure to avoid airline reservations from being cancelled.

Medical Squadron Command Candidates Named

September 04, 2012 - More than 100 officers were named to the medical squadron command candidate list during the 2012 summer developmental teams, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

Mentorship Program Offers Support to Recovering Airmen

September 04, 2012 - The Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program connects wounded, injured or ill Airmen who are well along in their recovery with those who are just beginning the journey.

Air Force Veteran Shares Wisdom with Young Paralympians

September 04, 2012 - The camaraderie of being part of a team is a draw to many athletes and can be traced to the origins of why many embarked on lengthy careers, staying the course even when things are not always going their way.

Dignified Transfer OIC Honored to Serve Fallen

September 01, 2012 - At his home base of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Capt. Bernard Harper is the chief of the Military Personnel Section.

2012 Air Force Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award Winners Named

September 01, 2012 - Capt. Trevoron L. Jones of Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., and Mr. Terrence Williams of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio are the Air Force 2012 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award winners, said Air Force Personnel Center officials.

Afghan Airmen Learn Language of Flight at the Kandahar English Training Center

September 01, 2012 - Whether an Afghan airmen needs to fly an aircraft safely, communicate with air traffic controllers, or maintain and fix equipment, he must first learn the language of flight.

Iraqi Air Force F-16 Training Takes off in Arizona

September 01, 2012 - While the Republic of Iraq anticipates an initial delivery of F-16 Fighting Falcons in September 2014, the pilots who will fly them embark on a historic partnership with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing here.
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