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Military News Articles from 02/2013

Army Emergency Relief Campaign Underway

February 28, 2013 - The annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign begins March 1, and continues through May 15, with this year's campaign slogan being: "Supporting Soldiers and their families, yesterday, today and tomorrow."

Mountain Soldiers complete Winter Challenge and Honor History

February 28, 2013 - Training during winter months is nothing new to Soldiers stationed at Fort Drum. Whether it's individual training or collective team tasks that are being executed, most of the time the intent is to be ready for a wartime mission.

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

February 28, 2013 - The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship Feb. 25-27 at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Rang, here.

National Guardsmen Prep for Gainey Cup

February 27, 2013 - For the first time, the Army has invited Cavalry Scouts from across the nation to showcase their skills and vie for top honors with the Gainey Cup, an inaugural four-day competition kicking off Saturday.

USO Tour Sparks Excitement for Sailors in Spain

February 27, 2013 - The USO brought all-star entertainment to Naval Station Rota on Feb. 26, the first stop on a spring tour to visit troops abroad.

1,300 Individual Mobilization Augmentee Positions open for Soldiers Leaving Active Duty

February 26, 2013 - As the Army begins downsizing, a personnel official said Soldiers who leave active duty should consider the opportunity to continue serving in the Army Reserve as individual mobilization augmentees.

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little Says Cuts Would Mean Absorbing More Risk

February 26, 2013 - If the large and sudden spending cuts called sequestration begin as scheduled March 1, military readiness and national security will suffer immediately, hurting the Defense Department and the nation, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

First Lady Asks Governors to Aid Certification for Veterans

February 25, 2013 - As the war in Afghanistan winds down and more than 1 million veterans return to civilian life, the nation's responsibility to help them in that transition will ramp up, First Lady Michelle Obama told the National Governors Association at the White House.

State Department Updates Worldwide Caution for U.S. Travelers

February 21, 2013 - State Department officials have issued an updated a worldwide caution for Americans traveling overseas.

Panetta Notifies Congress DOD Preparing for Furloughs

February 20, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

2012 Climate Survey Shows Overall Satisfaction with Jobs and Leaders

February 19, 2013 - More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 - June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.

First Afghan Air Force C-208 CASEVAC a Success

February 18, 2013 - In another historic step for the Afghan Air Force, an AAF Cessna 208 configured for battlefield casualty evacuation successfully transported a seriously injured soldier and three minor casualties from Kandahar, Afghanistan to Kabul International Airport

Justice Rolls Slowly in Alleged 9/11 Suspects' Case

February 15, 2013 - The latest round of pre-trial hearings for the alleged 9/11 mastermind and four accomplices wrapped up yesterday at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, much as it started.

Carter Describes `Crisis of Readiness' During Senate Testimony

February 14, 2013 - Looming spending cuts and the lack of a budget for the fiscal year present a readiness crisis for the Defense Department, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter told the Senate Appropriations Committee here today.

Defense Department Officials Says Building Partner Capacity Serves U.S. Interests

February 14, 2013 - Programs that help U.S. partners build their capabilities can be force multipliers in achieving U.S. interests, Defense Department officials told the House Armed Services Committee here today.

Centcom and Africom Nominees Tout Importance of Partnerships

February 14, 2013 - Two generals nominated to lead U.S. combatant commands focused on the role of partnerships in national defense strategy in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today.

First MAW Brings Smiles to Thailand Children's Home

February 13, 2013 - U.S. Marines and sailors visited the Thailand Children's Home in Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, during a community relations event Feb. 9 prior to the start of exercise Cobra Gold 2013

Light Strike Vehicles Expand Helo Company's Capabilities and Range

February 13, 2013 - When the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's helo-borne assault force receives the call, a specialized vehicle could help them complete the task at hand.

Eucom Official Calls Partnerships Vital to `Exit Strategy' Goals

February 13, 2013 - With President Barack Obama's announcement last night that 34,000 U.S. troops will come home from Afghanistan during the coming year, a senior U.S. European Command official underscored the importance of established partnerships.

Panetta Condemns North Korean Test and Calls Regime Danger to U.S

February 13, 2013 - North Korea is a threat to U.S. interests in Northeast Asia, U.S. allies in the region and to the American homeland, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

Fiscal Impacts Could Immediately Erode the Readiness of the Force

February 12, 2013 - Defense leaders appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 12 to discuss the impacts the respective services are facing as a result of a potential sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution throughout fiscal year 2013.

Remains of Monitor Sailors to be Interred at Arlington National Cemetery

February 12, 2013 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Feb. 12 that remains recovered from the USS Monitor will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

MECEP Marine at Texas A&M NROTC Unit Awarded Medal

February 12, 2013 - An active duty Marine attending Texas A&M University (TAMU) was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for heroic action in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 5.

Cornell NROTC Midshipman Nominated for Truman Scholarship

February 12, 2013 - A Midshipman from Cornell University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Midshipman is among nearly 600 students nominated for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2013, Feb. 5.

Guardsmen Help Paramedics Deliver Baby During Blizzard

February 11, 2013 - As a historic blizzard battered Massachusetts in the early hours of Feb. 9, soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard's Headquarters Company assisted Worcester emergency medical services personnel in personnel in delivering a baby.

Exercise Cobra Gold 2013 Kicks Off in Thailand

February 11, 2013 - The commander of U.S. Pacific Command kicked off the longest-running U.S. military exercise in the Pacific in Thailand today, calling the 13,000 multinational participants guardians of future peace and prosperity.

Airmen and Afghans Join Forces to Repair Local Wells

February 11, 2013 - Airmen and local Afghan elders gathered around a broken water well in a small nearby village here and traded ideas about how to fix a pump and bring fresh groundwater back to the village.

Panetta Signs Memo Extending Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

February 11, 2013 - Calling it "a matter of fundamental equity," Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today signed a memorandum to the service secretaries and the Pentagon's top personnel official extending benefits to same-sex partners of service members.

Allen Passes NATO Security Assistance Command to Dunford

February 10, 2013 - U.S. and NATO leaders today congratulated Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen for a job well done as commander of the alliance's International Security Assistance Force and praised Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

Panetta Praises Outgoing and Incoming ISAF Commanders

February 10, 2013 - The following statement made by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta was read at today's transfer of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Locklear Warns of Territorial Disputes Escalating to Conflict

February 09, 2013 - Amid reports of an incident between China and Japan near the Senkaku Islands, the top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific reiterated the need to resolve territorial disputes peacefully and to develop a code of conduct to support the process.

Air Force Explosive Ordinsnce Disposal Techs Train Afghan Border Police

February 09, 2013 - Afghan Border Police explosive ordinance disposal technicians are one step closer to being qualified after a joint training validation event with U.S. Air Force EOD technicians, Feb. 5.

Band Builds Partnerships through Music with other Nations

February 09, 2013 - The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band joined bands from seven other nations here at the Musikschau Der Nationen (Music Show of the Nations) Jan. 23 - 27 to remember veterans of all nations that fought in World War I and World War II.

Officers Eligible for Promotion should Review Records before MilPDS Upgrade

February 08, 2013 - The data feed from the Military Personnel Data System to the Air Force promotions data systems will not be available during the March MilPDS upgrade.

Panetta Reflects on His Public Service During Farewell Tribute

February 08, 2013 - Retiring Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta expressed his gratitude today for all those he served with through five decades of public service to the nation during his farewell ceremony here.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter Sees Department of Defense Strategy at Work on Europe and the Middle East Trip

February 07, 2013 - Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter saw critical elements of the new defense strategy at work in European and Middle East nations and in a bilateral meeting with Indian defense officials during a six-day international trip that ended last night

Financial and Employment Training Aids Soldiers and Vets

February 06, 2013 - The Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center here recently implemented the Veteran's Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act, a national program designed to assist transitioning soldiers with financial and career planning.

New Jersey Airmen among First on Ground and Supporting French Operations in Africa

February 05, 2013 - More than 100 Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, located here and at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., are currently supporting airlift missions transporting French soldiers and military equipment from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali.

FAST Members Provide Much Needed Security at remote Airfields

February 04, 2013 - An aircraft commander has plenty to worry about while flying in potentially hostile environments: What are the landing conditions like? Is there security at the landing site? Are my crew and the aircraft safe? Do I have enough fuel?

Missile Retrievers not Afraid to Dive in Adverse Conditions

February 03, 2013 - When the weather forecast calls for tall waves, mean currents and high winds in the Gulf, the last thing most people want to do is jump into it.

Special Tactics Officer Saves North Carolina Woman

February 02, 2013 - In the midst of smoke and blood, the special tactics officer's training kicked in, and he set to work.

Mobile App Provides Biofeedback for Patients

February 02, 2013 - The Department of Defense released a smart phone mobile application to help service members use the therapeutic benefits of biofeedback.

Veterans Affairs Issues new Report on Suicide Data

February 01, 2013 - The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide.
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