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Military News Articles from 04/2013

Total Force Readiness Topic of Capitol Hill testimony

April 30, 2013 - Senior leaders from the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve were on Capitol Hill here April 24th to discuss the impact of sequestration on Total Force readiness.

September Exams Pave Way for Continued Advancement

April 30, 2013 - The Navy announced guidance for the administration of the Cycle 220 September 2013 E4-E6 Advancement Exam via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 116/13, released April 29.

Navy Personnel Command Provides CPO Board Package Confirmation

April 30, 2013 - Sailors who submitted a board package to the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Active Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selection Board can confirm its receipt at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) by clicking on the "Selection Board Status" link on

Sailors Missing From Vietnam War Accounted for and Identified

April 30, 2013 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced April 30 that a Navy pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with his crew.

Flood Duty Remains Steady for North Dakota Guard

April 29, 2013 - As the North Dakota National Guard begins its second week supporting flood-response efforts here, the number of soldiers and airmen on duty increased briefly today as missions shifted from traffic control to quick-reaction forces for flood emergencies.

Family Servicemember's Group Life Insurance Benefit Changes

April 29, 2013 - Service members married to other service members are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program, Pentagon officials said.

First Lady Unveils Certification Plan for Veteran Jobs

April 29, 2013 - First Lady Michelle Obama today unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military.

Hagel and Onodera Discuss U.S.-Japanese Security Concerns

April 29, 2013 - North Korea, the East China Sea and creating a new working group for joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities were on the table as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met here today.

Eielson AFB youth show 'Purple Up' Pride

April 28, 2013 - Students at Robert M. Crawford Elementary School celebrated Purple Up Day April 19, honoring military children who make unique sacrifices in support of their active-duty mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.

Airman Shares Passion for Sign Language

April 28, 2013 - Verbal communication is vital in today's military, but one 23rd Force Support Squadron lieutenant can carry on a conversation without saying a word.

Deployed Service Members Observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 27, 2013 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed every April and this year at Kandahar Airfield, in celebration of this month, leaders here collaborated on events to promote awareness including a free self-defense class that offered up to 12 sessions.

Dempsey Discusses Combined Defense and China Engagement as he is Leaving Asia

April 27, 2013 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff returned today from a week in Northeast Asia that he spent exploring possibilities in China and seeking to strengthen allied capabilities against a sustained threat of nuclear attack from North Korea.

Senior Leaders Testify on Health of Personnel Programs

April 26, 2013 - Air Force senior leaders, along with counterparts from each of the services, testified about the current state of military personnel programs before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee April 24.

Congress Reviews Air Force's Readiness at House Hearing

April 26, 2013 - The top leaders from the Air Force's active and Reserve components were on Capitol Hill on April 24 to provide statements and answer questions regarding their fiscal year 2014 budgets and force readiness.

Northcom Tapped to Support Midwest Flooding Response

April 26, 2013 - At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Northern Command here today activated the Defense Coordinating Element for FEMA Region VIII in support of response efforts to flooding in the Midwest.

Wounded Soldiers Share Journey to Inspire Boston Victims

April 26, 2013 - Wounded soldiers recovering here have a message they'd like to pass on to the Boston bombing victims: You're not alone.

Former Ellsworth Wing Commander Honored

April 25, 2013 - Ellsworth Honor Guard members raised the base flag in honor of Maj. Gen. Joseph Brown IV at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 23, 2013.

Indonesian and U.S. Forces Practice Humanitarian Evacuation

April 25, 2013 - After two days of in-class lectures, U.S. and Indonesian service members and civilians from the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center participated in an aeromedical evacuation subject-matter expert exchange here, April 24.

Dempsey Says U.S. Will Remain World Power Despite Budget `Mess'

April 25, 2013 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff didn't mince words when he spoke about the Defense Department's fiscal challenges during a town hall gathering here today.

Dempsey Talks Regional Issues With U.S. Troops in Japan

April 25, 2013 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff explained U.S. objectives in the Asia-Pacific region during an hour he spent today talking with service members and civilian employees here.

Langley Selected for 'Better Foods and Better Bodies' Pilot

April 24, 2013 - The "Better Foods, Better Bodies" campaign recently selected Joint Base Langley-Eustis as a pilot base for its promotional initiative.

Ramstein Airmen Train with Romanian Counterparts

April 24, 2013 - More than 80 Airmen from Ramstein participated in exercise Carpathian Spring in Romania April 12 through 21.

U.S.-Australia Agreement Promotess Space Situational Awareness

April 24, 2013 - A new agreement made between the United States and Australia represents the first in what U.S. Strategic Command's commander hopes will be many that promote transparency in the space domain.

Army Scientists Scout Energy Solutions for the Battlefield

April 24, 2013 - What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean?

EPA Recognizes Air Force Renewable Energy Efforts

April 23, 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top 50 list of Green Power Partners released this month ranks the Air Force number one in the Department of Defense and number two in the federal government for its purchase and on-site production of green power.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team Honors Service Members

April 23, 2013 - The arena erupted with cheers as the Colorado Avalanche took the ice for the pregame warm-up donning special camouflage jerseys as a show of support for the men and women who serve the nation in uniform, here, April 21, 2013.

Website Links Employers with Transitioning Soldiers

April 23, 2013 - Transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members now have a place to post their resumes and look for jobs. At the same place, employers can search for new workers and post their own announcements.

Army honors Fourteen People for Exceptional Service

April 23, 2013 - The Army has honored 14 people for innovations and outstanding contributions that strengthened the force and saved resources.

Doolittle Raiders Greet and Inspire Hurlburt Field Airmen during Final Reunion

April 22, 2013 - Three Air Force legends spoke to dozens of Airmen April 18 here, marking the 71st anniversary of when they and their fellow Airmen turned the tide of the U.S. war effort. The visit also marked the last public reunion of the Doolittle Raiders.

Veterans Affairs Expedites Decisions for Long-Standing Claims

April 22, 2013 - The Veterans Affairs Department is expediting compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer, VA officials announced April 19.

Missouri Guard Units Providing Flood Response along Mississippi River

April 22, 2013 - About 100 Missouri National Guard members from units in St. Louis and Hannibal joined dozens of volunteers to work in support of flood relief operations in affected areas.

Hands-on Tour Paints Big Logistics Picture for Army Under Secretary

April 22, 2013 - Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, April 18.

Hagel Lays a Wreath in Remembrance at Israel's Holocaust Memorial

April 21, 2013 - On the first afternoon of two days of talks with military and government officials here, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured Yad Vashem, Israel's living memorial to the Holocaust.

Dempsey Visits South Korea and China on Weeklong Asia Trip

April 21, 2013 - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in South Korea today for meetings with senior U.S. and South Korean commanders.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says United States Committed to Israel's Security

April 21, 2013 - Israel is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first stop during his inaugural trip to the Middle East this week, a visit he said will let the people of Israel know the United States is committed to their security.

CLB-31 Delivers Burgers and Smiles to Japanese Orphans

April 20, 2013 - As part of the Marine Corps' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region, the Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are expected to be ready for anything. For this occasion, they were ready to play.

General and Wife Die in Private Plane Crash

April 20, 2013 - Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV and his wife, Sue S. Brown, were killed April 19, when the Cessna 210 he was piloting crashed in Williamsburg, Va.

Officials Brief Senators on Personnel Budget Issues

April 19, 2013 - Senior Defense Department officials outlined for a congressional panel this week what President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2014 defense budget request means for personnel programs for the active force, National Guard, reserves and civilian personnel.

Task Force Works Toward Successful Transition in Afghanistan

April 19, 2013 - With an eye toward 2014 and lessons learned from the drawdown in Iraq, a new task force in Afghanistan is working to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities that will set the Afghan government and security forces up for future success.

Veterans Affairs Expedites Decisions for Long-standing Claims

April 19, 2013 - The Veterans Affairs Department is expediting compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer, VA officials announced today.

Hagel's First Middle East Trip to Seal Historic Arms Deal

April 19, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first official trip to the Middle East will underscore U.S. security relationships there and finalize agreements on an unprecedented release of military capabilities to Israel and other partner countries.

NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia Officers Beautify Highway on Earth Day

April 18, 2013 - NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Philadelphia prides itself on giving back to the community and did so on April 17 as eight service members converged on a local stretch of highway to cleaned it while participating in the Adopt-a-Highway project.

Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research Department Wins Prestigious INFORMS Award

April 18, 2013 - On April 8, the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Operations Research (OR) Department was awarded the 2013 UPS George D. Smith Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS).

Army Deaths Spur Successful Campaign Against Supplements

April 18, 2013 - A "David-and-Goliath" scenario - an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his soldiers.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Hosts U.N. Secretary General at Pentagon

April 18, 2013 - In the first visit to the Pentagon by a United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Press Secretary George Little said.

National Guard Continues Support Operations in Boston

April 17, 2013 - The Massachusetts National Guard continues to assist local and state authorities following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 180 people injured.

ISAF Commander Stresses Importance of Bilateral Security Agreement

April 17, 2013 - The top commander of NATO and U.S forces in Afghanistan told Congress today a bilateral security agreement will help to address the uncertainty Afghan people have about their country's future after 2014.

Air Force Officials Announce Civilian Reduction in Force

April 17, 2013 - In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the FY12 President's Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities.

First Lady Joins Maryland Governor at Veterans' Bill Signing

April 17, 2013 - First Lady Michelle Obama joined Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley today at the State House here as the governor signed into law the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013.

Ambitious Exercise Program Keeps Stratcom Mission-Ready

April 16, 2013 - U.S. Strategic Command's exercise program, once focused solely on nuclear readiness and command and control, has gone global, now encompassing all its mission areas and crossing into every combatant command.

Massachusetts National Guard Supports Boston Police

April 16, 2013 - The Massachusetts National Guard continues to assist local and state authorities following yesterday's explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Hagel Says Department of Defense will Provide Support After `Cruel Act of Terror'

April 16, 2013 - The thoughts and prayers of all members of the Defense Department are with the people of Boston and the victims of the marathon bombing yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.

Navy and Marine Corps Leadership Warn About Sequester

April 16, 2013 - With members of Congress continuing to express concern about the impact of sequestration on the military, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a congressional panel today that the Navy and Marine Corps will be able to meet their current and future missions.

FASTPAC Marines Train With Hong Kong Police

April 15, 2013 - Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) Marines trained alongside the Hong Kong Police in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong on March 1, 2013.

22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Maintains Constant Readiness Between Deployments

April 15, 2013 - The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit keeps an expeditionary footing even between deployments by remaining qualified and ready to be called upon at a moment's notice.

Blackfoot Company Arrives for Balikatan 2013

April 15, 2013 - Marines and sailors with Company B, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrive here April 6 to train alongside the Philippine Marine Corps as part of exercise Balikatan.

4th Marine Aircraft Wing Receives New Sergeant Major

April 15, 2013 - Sgt. Maj. Courtney K. Curtis passed the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing sword of office to Sgt Maj. William F. Fitzgerald III during the relief and appointment ceremony on April 14, 2013 at the Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans.

USS Peleliu Offers Alcohol Abuse Support

April 14, 2013 - Throughout the month of April, amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is reminding sailors it offers support to those who may have alcohol-related problems.

Sailor Self Defense Course Aboard USS Carter Hall

April 14, 2013 - Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) participated in a self-defense course April 12 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

12th Annual Salute to Armed Forces Night at Safeco Field

April 14, 2013 - The Seattle Mariners and The Boeing Company paid tribute to the men and women serving in the United States military with the 12th annual Salute to Armed Forces Night, April 13.

Army Requests another BRAC Round in Fiscal Year 2015

April 14, 2013 - The Army's assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment was back on Capitol Hill along with Defense Department and service counterparts to request another round of base realignment and closure in fiscal year 2015.

Dempsey Lauds Honorees at Military Child of the Year gala

April 12, 2013 - Compassion, faith and patriotism earned five youths, each representing a service branch, acclaim from senior leaders during the 5th Annual Military Child of the Year Awards Gala at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Pentagon City here April 12.

Air Force Reserve celebrates Sixty-Five Years of Historic Service

April 12, 2013 - President Harry S. Truman signed legislation on April 14, 1948, establishing the modern-day Air Force Reserve. The new organization reaffirmed the "Citizen Airmen" concept that reaches back to the Army Air Service reservists of the First World War.

General Mark A. Welsh III Says Budget Request Provides for best Air Force Possible

April 12, 2013 - The Air Force's $114.1 billion fiscal 2014 budget request will provide for the most capable airpower arm possible, the Air Force chief of staff said here today.

Honor Student and Athlete Honored as Army's 2013 Military Child of Year

April 12, 2013 - An active volunteer, honor student and varsity athlete from Fort Lee, Va., 17-year-old Nicole Daly, is the Army's 2013 Military Child of the Year.

Strategic Command Provides Vital Warfighter and Operational Support

April 11, 2013 - While providing the deterrence to protect the United States from a strategic attack, U.S. Strategic Command is playing a very real, yet often unrecognized, role in operations in Afghanistan and around the globe.

VA Official Says Funding Request Reflects Commitment to Vets

April 11, 2013 - Emphasizing that a nation's budget reflects its core priorities, a senior Veterans Affairs Department official said the proposed 10 percent fiscal year 2014 budget increase for VA.

Commander Stresses Importance of New Air Refueling Tanker

April 11, 2013 - The commander of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command today stressed the high priority his service places on the KC-46A tanker aircraft program.

No Room For Sexual Assualt On Naval Station Norfolk

April 11, 2013 - Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk held Sexual Assault Awareness training April 9-10 as part of the Navy's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) campaign.

Partner Capacity Moves to Counterterrorism Forefront

April 10, 2013 - As al-Qaida affiliates seek sanctuary in North Africa and the Middle East, the United States must continue to take decisive action and help partners improve their capacity to thwart terrorist organizations, a senior Pentagon official said yesterday.

Streamlined DEERS Procedures Provide Better Efficiency

April 10, 2013 - A modification in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System is expected to streamline personal records for better efficiency, the director of the Defense Manpower Data Center said here yesterday.

Strategic Command Priorities Chart Way Forward

April 10, 2013 - With a broad array of challenges and a new defense strategy, U.S. Strategic Command has widened its aperture to focus on priorities that extend beyond its historic nuclear deterrence mission, its commander reported.

Pentagon Official Examines Law in Cyberspace Operations

April 10, 2013 - "Bad actors" engaging in malware and espionage may lurk in cyberspace, but the law remains paramount to the Defense Department, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy said during a panel discussion at Georgetown University here today.

Vigilance and Readiness Drive Northcom Agenda and Priorities

April 09, 2013 - With a commitment to the "sacred trust" of defending the homeland, Army Gen. Charles H. "Chuck" Jacoby Jr., the commander of U.S. Northern Command, said the command is continuing to evolve along with the threats it stood up a decade ago to confront.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter Says U.S. Committed to Maintaining Peace in Asia-Pacific

April 09, 2013 - Through its actions over the past weeks, the United States has shown that it is committed to maintaining peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here yesterday.

April Application Phase to Open for Sailors Seeking PCS Orders

April 09, 2013 - The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) application phase is scheduled to begin April 11, and remain open until 5 a.m. April 23 for active-duty Sailors in their permanent change of station (PCS) orders negotiation window.

Air Combat Command Stands Down Units Amid Budget Cuts

April 09, 2013 - Air Force officials began to stand down active-duty combat units today to ensure the remaining units supporting worldwide operations can maintain sufficient readiness through the remainder of the fiscal year.

TRICARE Expands Assistance to Reduce Tobacco Use

April 08, 2013 - The Defense Department is committed to helping troops, their families and all beneficiaries of the TRICARE health care plan reduce their reliance on tobacco products, a TRICARE official said here today.

Hagel Seeks to Limit Convening authority Powers Under Uniform Code of Military Justice

April 08, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will ask Congress to change military law so that commanders cannot overturn major convictions, the secretary announced in a written statement issued today.

Navy Leaders Announce Plans for Deploying Cost-Saving Laser Technology

April 08, 2013 - Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans Apr. 8 at the Sea-Air-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014.

Commander Says Strategic Command Plans for Unexpected

April 08, 2013 - The last thing Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler -- the point man for the U.S. nuclear arsenal as well as space, cyber, ballistic missile and other capabilities -- wants is to be caught by surprise.

USS Arlington Joins the Fleet in Emotional Ceremony

April 06, 2013 - With an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand here today, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and officially joined the U.S. Navy's fleet.

Military and Families Honor USS Thresher Heroes

April 06, 2013 - Nearly 1,000 family members, active and retired submariners, shipyard workers, and members of the community came together to pay tribute to the 129 men who perished aboard USS Thresher (SSN 593).

Army General Martin E. Dempsey Says Sequestration not yet a National Security Threat

April 06, 2013 - Sequestration will have no effect on the drawdown in Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday.

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Enters 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility

April 06, 2013 - The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to assume the duties from the Peleliu ARG, April 5.

Revised Security Question Helps Sexual Assault Victims

April 05, 2013 - Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper today issued new guidance for a question that deals with mental health treatment on the questionnaire that must be completed by those seeking national security positions and security clearances.

Marine Corp Base Hawaii Encourages Marines to Drink Responsibly

April 05, 2013 - For generations the Marine Corps has continued to battle a strong enemy. It has endangered Marines all over the world, affected loved ones and families at home.

Eyes of Marine Corps Air Station Always on Alert

April 05, 2013 - Miscommunication or failure to communicate between units on the flight line can be the difference between life and death.

Love Connection Emerges in Midst of WWII

April 05, 2013 - Looking down at the buzzing streets filled with tourists and out toward an ocean that seemed endless, I turned around to compliment Walter and Myrtle Powers on their beautiful condo.

CSAF and CMSAF Visit Global Strike Command Airmen

April 04, 2013 - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and their spouses were at Barksdale Air Force Base April 2-3 to visit with Airmen and see the Air Force Global Strike Command mission firsthand.

Military Children Express Sacrifices Through Art and Writing

April 04, 2013 - Life through the eyes of military children through their paintings, drawings and writings was on public display at the Education Department here today to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.

Alaska Trooper Gains and Gives at Air Force NCO Academy

April 04, 2013 - Tech. Sgt. Brian Zeisel with the Alaska Air National Guard is modest about the recognition he gets from leading his Alaska State Trooper K9, "Argo," through some dangerous law enforcement dispatches.

Indonesian-born Airman Inspires Youth and Women in Jakarta

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Department of Defense to Deploy Ballistic Missile Defense System to Guam

April 03, 2013 - The Defense Department will deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, or THAAD, ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks as a precautionary move to strengthen the regional defense posture against the North Korean missles.

Labor Department Offers Grants to Help Homeless Veterans

April 03, 2013 - Labor Department officials today announced the availability of up to $5 million to fund 16 or more Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants.

Guard Rescue Center Completes 5,000th Mission

April 03, 2013 - Members of the Alaska (11th Air Force) Rescue Coordination Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, completed their 5,000th mission (since July 1, 1994) March 27.

Air Force Leader Reaffirms Commitment to Asia-Pacific Partners

April 03, 2013 - Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Heidi Grant, attended the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2013 at Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

Snow-boarding Wounded Warrior Refuses to Be Sidelined

April 02, 2013 - Eight and a half months ago, Army Sgt. Kristian "Dino" Cedeno was on the top of the world -- married six days before deploying to Afghanistan with the love of his life and soldiering with his band of brothers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade.

Pentagon Spokesman Says North Korea Should Stop Provocations

April 02, 2013 - North Korean leaders need to stop their harsh rhetoric and provocative actions, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today.

Army Developing Models for Most Survivable Combat Vehicle

April 02, 2013 - In order to protect Soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system.

Fort Leonard Wood's Best Warriors Move Through day Two of Competition

April 02, 2013 - Fifteen competitors competed for top honors during day two of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood's 2013 Best Warrior Competition taking place, April 1-5, here.

Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic Opens in Colorado

April 01, 2013 - An Iraq war veteran now serving as a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official opened the world's largest and longest-running disabled sports event here last night, and he challenged almost 400 veterans to reach for new heights through teamwork.

Military Child Month Salutes Children's Contributions

April 01, 2013 - During April's Month of the Military Child, the Defense Department recognizes the support provided by and sacrifices made by military children, said Barbara Thompson, director of DOD's office of family policy/children and youth.

Official Explains New Homeland Defense andCivil Support Strategy

April 01, 2013 - The Defense Department incorporated hard lessons learned when it codified its new homeland defense and civil support strategy, said Todd M. Rosenblum, DOD's top homeland defense official.

Hagel Hosts Singapore's Prime Minister at Pentagon

April 01, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore for a working lunch at the Pentagon today, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
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