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Military News Articles from 09/2013

Air Force Announces Support Squadron Commander Candidates

September 30, 2013 - More than 750 officers from 13 career fields were selected by development teams as 2014 support, logistics and air base commander candidates, Air Force officials announced Sept. 27.

Seoul's Prosperity Shows Success of U.S.-South Korean Alliance

September 30, 2013 - You need only to look out from a hotel terrace here to see the worth of the Korean-American alliance, which marks its 60th anniversary today.

Hagel Issues Message to Workforce as Potential Shutdown Looms

September 30, 2013 - With a government shutdown possible in the absence of federal funding beyond fiscal year 2013, which ends at midnight tonight, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter Says Shutdown Would Be 'Disruptive and Stupid'

September 30, 2013 - The shutdown that looms if the government isn't funded beyond the end of the fiscal year at midnight tonight would be "disruptive and stupid," Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here today.

Military Police Corps marks 72nd Anniversary

September 27, 2013 - The Soldiers whose regimental crest bears the words "assist, protect and defend," celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Military Police Corps at Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 26.

Celebrity Chef Expands CLR-17 Food Service Specialists' Culinary Horizons

September 27, 2013 - Pistachio-crusted pork chops, pan-seared lamb chops and plates of roasted spaghetti were just a few of the culinary treats served by Rahm Fama, guest chef and host of the Food Network show, "Meat and Potatoes."

Marine Corps Seminar Visits Colleges to Highlight Leadership

September 27, 2013 - Students attended the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Sept. 24 and 25 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.

Expo Offers Forum for Marine Corps-Industry Collaboration

September 27, 2013 - "An opportunity to position yourself for success" was the proposition for industry leaders Sept. 26 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. They came to hear the annual Report to Industry at the Modern Day Marine Military Exposition

New Flu Vaccine Offers Triple Protection

September 26, 2013 - Each year, flu season affects millions of men, women and children. Flu season usually begins in October, so now is a great time to protect yourself and your family from the flu by getting vaccinated.

Department of Defense and the Washington Redskins Battle Childhood obesity

September 26, 2013 - NFL Play 60 and the Washington Redskins visited Joint Base Andrews here Sept. 24, with the "Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge," teaching more than 230 military kids from the National Capital Region the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Marines Train to Save Lives on and off the Battlefield

September 25, 2013 - Marines are known to never leave one another behind on the battlefield. However, Marines are also trained to maintain this mindset outside of combat, during peacetime in any given situation.

Airman Embraces Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25, 2013 - Diversity enables creativity, facilitating the development of ideas and solutions to resolve complex challenges.

Negotiations Continue on Agreement to Chart Future US-Afghan Partnership

September 25, 2013 - The commander of U.S. Central Command expressed confidence that the bilateral security agreement being negotiated between the United States and Afghanistan will ensure the strong partnership forged over the past 12 years continues to grow beyond 2014.

Carter Details Security Reviews in Navy Yard Aftermath

September 25, 2013 - The Pentagon and the Navy are reviewing security procedures worldwide in the wake of last week's tragic shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.

Marine Veteran Still Protects Brothers and Sisters in Corps

September 24, 2013 - A Marine sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepares to enter another house in Fallujah, Iraq.

Obama Describes Core US Interests in the Middle East

September 24, 2013 - In a speech at the United Nations today, President Barack Obama described key United States' interests in North Africa and the Middle East and made clear America is prepared to use force to back them up.

Indiana Guardsman Shaves Head for Cancer Charity

September 24, 2013 - Soldiers keep their hair closely cropped per regulation, but one female Indiana National Guard Soldier shaved her head for cancer awareness during an event to help a fellow Guardsman, Sept. 14, at the Shelbyville National Guard Armory.

CJTF Paladin Offers Training for Female Engagement Team Members

September 24, 2013 - Five U.S. Army Soldiers are the first to take part in a new counter-improvised explosive device training course designed by Combined Joint Task Force Paladin specifically for Female Engagement Team members.

Memo Prepares Department of Defense Employees for Government Shutdown

September 23, 2013 - Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility.

Airmen Directed to Visit PRDA to View Personnel Records

September 23, 2013 - The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30.

Military and Local Police Officers Raise Money for Special Olympics Hawaii

September 20, 2013 - Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii's Provost Marshal's Office joined fellow local and military officers and Special Olympics Hawaii volunteers for the annual Cop on Top fundraiser Sept. 12 through 14, 2013.

Obama Declares Sept. 20 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 20, 2013 - President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 20, 2013 National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The following is the text of the Presidential Proclamation:

Military Flood Support Mission Shifts in Colorado

September 20, 2013 - Members of the Colorado National Guard, the Army's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., and the Wyoming National Guard are shifting their support of civil authorities in Colorado flood evacuation operations.

Proclamation Honors Reserve Component Employers' Support

September 20, 2013 - To honor employers who support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves, President Barack Obama today signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 22-28 as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.

Latest Pac Angel Makes Big Impact on Local Cambodians

September 19, 2013 - Closing celebrations for Operation Pacific Angel 13-5 Cambodia, a joint and combined humanitarian mission, was held on the grounds at the Rominh Health Center, here Sept. 17.

Missing Airmen from Vietnam War Identified

September 19, 2013 - Department of Defense officials with the POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced Sept. 19 that the remains of Air Force pilots Maj. James E. Sizemore of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., have been identified.

Pacific Air Forces Commander Talks Operations and Opportunities in Theater

September 19, 2013 - The Pacific Air Forces top leader described the challenges and opportunities of securing U.S. and allied interests in the Pacific Sept. 18 here.

New Air Force App Helps Airmen 'Be Ready for Emergencies'

September 19, 2013 - When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, would you be prepared?

Generals Speak to Importance and Relevancy of Nuclear Enterprise

September 18, 2013 - Three Air Force generals discussed the state of the service's nuclear enterprise during the Air Force Association's 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.

ISR Official Urges Looking to History to Face Future Challenges

September 18, 2013 - At the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17, Lt. Gen. Robert P. Otto discussed the current state and way ahead for Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

First Rotational U.S. Army Unit to Deploy to South Korea

September 18, 2013 - The Marines have a rotational element that deploys to Darwin, Australia, as part of the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. The Navy has started littoral combat ship rotations in Singapore.

Military Assets Ready to Back Up Diplomatic Push With Syria

September 18, 2013 - U.S. military assets remain ready to launch attacks if the diplomatic efforts to secure and dismantle the Syrian regime's chemical arms should fail, senior defense officials said here today.

Hagel to Lay Wreath at Navy Memorial to Honor Shooting Victims

September 17, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other senior Defense Department leaders will lay a wreath at the U.S. Navy Memorial plaza at 10 a.m. today to honor the victims of yesterday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Challenges NCOs at Lejeune

September 17, 2013 - Out of approximately 178,000 active-duty Marines, 83 percent of them are sergeants and below. This statistic demonstrates the importance the Marine Corps places on small unit leadership.

Provost Marshalls Office to Conduct Barrier Maintenance

September 17, 2013 - The Provost Marshalls Office and Facilities Maintenance Department are scheduled to conduct barrier maintenance at all six gates on base during the last two weeks of September.

Pacom Forum Promotes Regional Disaster Preparedness

September 17, 2013 - The top U.S. officer who oversees the Defense Department's vast transportation and logistics network shared insights today in how closer cooperation can help Asia-Pacific nations to respond faster and more effectively in the event of a natural disaster.

Intelligence Agency Director Discusses Roadmap for Future

September 16, 2013 - In a global environment where crises such as the one occurring in Syria become sudden priorities and where fiscal, cyber and geopolitical disasters simmer on the world's back burners, intelligence is a critical guarantor of U.S. national security.

Acting Air Force Secretary Describes Budget Choices

September 16, 2013 - The Air Force may have to "cut vertically" in fiscal year 2014 to achieve the savings needed under sequestration, the service's acting secretary said here today.

Hispanic Heritage Month an Opportunity to Explore Contributions

September 16, 2013 - Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15, marks a time to showcase the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department, the Deputy Director of DOD's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity said.

Former Army Captain to Receive Medal of Honor in October

September 16, 2013 - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor next month to former Army Capt. William Swenson for conspicuous gallantry during Sept. 8, 2009, combat operations in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

Obama Says Geneva Progress Represents 'Important, Concrete Step'

September 14, 2013 - A framework agreement reached between the United States and Russia during talks in Geneva "represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria's chemical weapons under international control so that they may ultimately be destroyed.

Department of Defense Manufacturer Address Issue With Antidote Autoinjector

September 13, 2013 - Defense Department and interagency officials are working closely with the Maryland-based manufacturer of an autoinjector for deployed troops that contains a two-drug antidote for some kinds of nerve agents, a military official said.

Navy and Warfare Centers Critical for Nation's Ballistic Missile Defense

September 13, 2013 - The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona delivered its first quick-look analysis Sept. 13 of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) test earlier this week, kicking off the collaborative assessment process for the first operational test of the nation's B

Command Master Chief/Command Senior Chief Program Accepting Applications

September 13, 2013 - The Navy is seeking highly-motivated master chief and senior chief petty officers for the Command Master Chief (CMC) and Command Senior Chief (CSC) Program, officials said Sept. 13.

Chief of Naval Personnel Seeks Nominations for 2013 CSADD Chapter of the Year Awards

September 13, 2013 - Unit commanders are encouraged to nominate outstanding chapters of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) to be recognized as sea and shore chapters of the year, according to NAVADMIN 229/13 released September 10.

Top Air Force Financial Manager Nominated to Key Department of Defense Position

September 12, 2013 - The president of the United States nominated the Air Force's assistant secretary of financial management and comptroller to a department of defense level position Sept. 11.

First of Nine 'Intrepid Spirit' Centers Opens at Fort Belvoir

September 12, 2013 - Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks 12 years ago, more than 2.5 million U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and over that same period, more than 260,000 service members have been diagnosed with the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury.

Defense Department Announces Missile Defense Siting Study

September 12, 2013 - Pursuant to the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act the Defense Department has initiated a study to evaluate five candidate sites in the continental United States for the potential future deployment of additional ground-based interceptors.

Medical Headquarters Joins Healthy Base Initiative

September 12, 2013 - Defense medics are practicing what they preach, as the Defense Health headquarters here became the latest installation to embrace the Healthy Base Initiative.

Civilians Must Create eOPF Account to Access Records

September 11, 2013 - Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records.

Dover Air Force Base Firefighters Unveil 9/11 Memorial

September 11, 2013 - The Eagle Firefighters' Association unveiled Delaware's first public 9/11 memorial on the 12th anniversary of the attacks at the Air Mobility Command museum here Sept. 11.

First Lady Visits USO Center at Fort Belvoir

September 11, 2013 - First Lady Michelle Obama and actor Gary Sinise paused for arts and crafts with young people during their tour of the new USO Warrior and Family Center here in honor of Patriot Day and National Service Day of Remembrance.

Intel Officials Announce Community IT Enterprise Milestone

September 11, 2013 - Eighteen months after the director of national intelligence announced plans for a new information technology environment that would vastly improve information sharing across the intelligence community.

Missile Defense Test Succeeds Against Medium-range Targets

September 10, 2013 - A complex missile defense flight test today resulted in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets, Defense Department officials said.

Officials Map Next Steps in U.S.-Chinese Military Relations

September 10, 2013 - U.S. and Chinese officials mapped the next steps in the military-to-military relationship between their nations at the 14th annual defense consultative talks that ended in Beijing yesterday.

Vice Chairman Lauds 'Newman's Own Award' Winners

September 10, 2013 - The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today recognized eight organizations whose sense of community, creativity and innovation has improved the quality of life for military families.

President Reviews Interagency Counterterrorism Plans

September 10, 2013 - President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other officials today to review interagency counterterrorism planning on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

Program Gives Airman Opportunity to Attend Academy

September 09, 2013 - Each summer at the Academy, a new group of basic cadets march in formation for nearly eight miles from the Terrazzo to Jacks Valley.

Responder Demystifies Calling Military Crisis Line for Help

September 09, 2013 - When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9.

Chinese Navy Leader to Visit San Diego-Based Pacific Fleet

September 09, 2013 - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert will host his counterpart from the People's Republic of China, Adm. Wu Shengli, for a visit to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commands beginning with San Diego-based Pacific Fleet units this week.

Keep What You've Earned Campaign Marks Significant Decrease in Alcohol Incidents

September 09, 2013 - The Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office announced Sept. 9 that alcohol incidents among Sailors decreased 51 percent* from Memorial Day through Labor Day compared the same period last year.

President Explains Syria Decision in Weekly Address

September 07, 2013 - President Barack Obama today used his weekly address to explain his decisions to take military action against Bashar Assad's regime in Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people and to seek congressional approval for that action.

Resilience and Seeking Help to Prevent Suicide is 'Sign of Strength'

September 06, 2013 - A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program.

Vice Chairman Joins in Opening Wounded Warrior Retreat

September 06, 2013 - On a sprawling, tree-framed landscape, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined about 400 guests today for the official grand opening of Boulder Crest Retreat for seriously wounded service members, veterans and their families.

Forest Service Ends Military Firefighting Aircraft Activation

September 05, 2013 - Officials from the U.S. Forest Service, through the National Interagency Fire Center here, have decided to end current military C-130 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System operations as of the end of the day Sept. 5.

Official Predicts Bleak Budget Picture for Fiscal 2014

September 05, 2013 - Budget pressures mean defense acquisition workers' lives "are going to stay difficult for a while," their chief told the workforce here this week, but he reminded them that they have a critical mission for the country.

Deputy Secretary Meets With Norwegian Defense Official

September 04, 2013 - Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met at the Pentagon yesterday with State Secretary Eirik Thorshaug of Norway's Defense Ministry, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little reported.

Official Notes Progress in Suicide Prevention Effort

September 03, 2013 - Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department's suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30.

Partnership Mission Promotes Security, Capacity in West Africa

September 03, 2013 - More than 90 U.S. Marines set sail this weekend for a three-month mission along the West African coast.

Hagel Urges Congress to Support Military Action Against Syria

September 03, 2013 - Emphasizing the need to protect U.S. national security interests, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today he supports President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization for the use of force.

Kerry Says World Watching as Congress Debates Syria Strikes

September 03, 2013 - The entire world is watching to see what the United States will do about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, and how America responds will make a difference, Secretary of State John F. Kerry told a Senate panel today.

Airmen Paint Mural and Create Lasting Impression

September 01, 2013 - Three Airmen painted their interpretation of unity, respect, trust, strength and the will to protect on a wall leaving a visual legacy for those who follow in their footsteps here at Camp Cunningham Aug. 30, 2013.
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