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Military News Articles from 01/2014

Commanders Should Keep Sex Assault Courts-Martial Authority

January 30, 2014 - The independent Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel has accepted a subcommittee recommendation that senior military commanders retain authority for referring these crimes to courts-martial.

Navy Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers Tabbed as Next Cyber Command Chief

January 30, 2014 - Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers is President Barack Obama's nominee to become the next commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a DOD news release issued today.

Hagel Meets With Leaders of DOD Nuclear Enterprise

January 29, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with the leaders of the Defense Department's nuclear enterprise today to discuss the health of the force.

First Lady`s Guests Include Soldier Recovering From Bomb Blast

January 28, 2014 - An Army Ranger seriously injured in a roadside-bomb blast during his 10th deployment will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama tonight when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.

Pentagon Condemns Afghan Release of Bagram Detainees

January 27, 2014 - An Afghan government order to release 37 of 88 detainees who U.S. Defense Department leaders have deemed to be legitimate threats to national security drew condemnation from a Pentagon spokesman today.

Chief of Naval Personnel Busts Rumors and Talks Training and Responsibility with Sailors

January 25, 2014 - Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran conducted an all-hands call for Sailors at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Fla. Jan. 24.

Multi-Ship Exercise Koa Kai Underway Near Hawaii

January 24, 2014 - Seven Hawaii-homeported surface ships and two San Diego-based surface ships will participate in the integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1 near Hawaii Jan. 24 through Jan. 31.

ROTC Program Molds Future U.S.-South Korea Alliance Leaders

January 24, 2014 - The Eighth Army deputy commander for sustainment said the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program molds the future leaders who will defend freedom on the Korean Peninsula.

Four N.Y. Guard Soldier/Athletes Head for Winter Olympics in Sochi

January 23, 2014 - Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will be part of the United States Olympic team at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.

Women Leaders Serve as Role Models Whether They Realize it or Not

January 23, 2014 - The Army's surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, said she tried not to consider the role her gender played on her professional development as she climbed higher through the ranks in the Army.

Planners Say Smarter Robots Likely in Army's Future

January 22, 2014 - Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are coming in the future, according to the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Guard Personnel Part of Multi-State West Virginia Water-Sampling Operation

January 22, 2014 - Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen along with personnel from other states are using the skills and training they have for sampling and identifying unknown chemical or biological agents.

Hagel Lauds Efforts Urging Iraqis to Evict Terrorists

January 21, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today lauded the Iraqi government's continued outreach to local Sunni tribal leaders and officials to evict terrorist fighters from Fallujah and other parts of W. Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby s

Wounded Soldier Hopes to 'Pay it Forward' as Doctor

January 21, 2014 - It took a devastating loss in Afghanistan for an Army officer to find his new calling.

Obama Administration Condemns Taliban Attack on Kabul Restaurant

January 18, 2014 - The Obama administration has condemned Friday's deadly Taliban attack on a restaurant in the Afghan capital, Kabul but has commended the Afghan security forces' quick response.

Disaster Psychiatry Emerges as Department of Defense Field of Study

January 17, 2014 - At the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, experts in the emotional toll of disasters help the Defense Department, government agencies and first responders worldwide understand how best to help communities struck by terrorist attacks.

Hagel and Japanese Security Advisor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

January 17, 2014 - During their meeting at the Pentagon today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese National Security Advisor Shotaro Yachi welcomed the establishment of Japan's National Security Council and discussed ways to deepen and enhance bilateral cooperation.

Commander Praises Perseverance in MLK Observance Speech

January 16, 2014 - An injured Iraq war veteran and the garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va., described the alignment of his ideals with those of Martin Luther King Jr., during the Defense Department's Annual MLK Observance.

Dempsey Makes Case for Slowing Manpower Costs

January 16, 2014 - The Defense Department must slow the growth of its manpower costs to avoid a crisis in the future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said earlier this week.

Students in Germany Earn Scholarship and Trip to Washington

January 15, 2014 - Two students from Defense Department-managed high schools in Germany have earned $5,000 scholarships and will represent the Department of Defense Education Activity at the 52nd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program here March 8-15.

Department of Defense Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking

January 15, 2014 - Defense Department officials have a zero-tolerance level for human trafficking and have stepped up awareness and education efforts to curb the crime overseas.

Medical Fellowship Program Seeks to Reduce Battlefield Deaths

January 14, 2014 - A physician who was an Army Special Forces combat medic has designed a fellowship program that he hopes will improve the survival chances of battlefield casualties.

Veterans Affairs Offers $600M to Support Services for Homeless Vet Families

January 14, 2014 - Veterans Affairs Department officials today announced the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veterans.

Sesame Street Book Teaches Kids Resilience

January 13, 2014 - The Defense Department and Sesame Street have unveiled a book and DVD to develop resilience in young children.

Religious Support Teams Provide Hope and Comfort at Bagram Hospital

January 13, 2014 - Medical personnel at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital see patients from all over Afghanistan with medical issues ranging from kidney stones and appendicitis to trauma battle-related issues.

Department of Defense Focuses on Healthy and Active Lifestyle for Kids

January 12, 2014 - With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department's director of the office of family policy and children and youth said.

Famed scientist and Author Visits RAF Lakenheath

January 11, 2014 - On the afternoon of Dec. 29, 2013, Royal Air Force Lakenheath received an impromptu visit from a member of the local community and a famed figure in the global scientific community.

CMSAF Discusses Force Management with Langley Airmen

January 10, 2014 - Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody talked openly with Airmen about force management measures that will affect the future of the Air Force during his visit here Jan. 7-8.

Force Protection Team Helps Keep Trainees Safe

January 09, 2014 - A program office here is using its expertise to help ensure the safety of Air Force trainees.

New Law Brings Changes to Uniform Code of Military Justice

January 08, 2014 - The National Defense Authorization Act passed last month requires sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, particularly in cases of rape and sexual assault.

Scientist Explores Elements of Workplace Well-being

January 08, 2014 - Social relationships and their associated mutual trust and investment are the cornerstones of strength-based leadership, a Gallup scientist told a Pentagon audience today in the "New Ideas" lecture series.

Cavalry Rotational Deployment Supports Asia-Pacific Rebalance

January 07, 2014 - The rotational deployment of a cavalry battalion from Fort Hood, Texas, to South Korea next month is part of a broader effort to rebalance U.S. forces to the Asia-Pacific region in support of the defense strategic guidance released in January 2012.

Department of Defense Speeds Delivery of Surveillance Assets to Iraq

January 07, 2014 - The United States is speeding delivery of unmanned aerial vehicles Iraq purchased under the foreign military sales program to help in tracking and thwarting al-Qaida-affiliated groups, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

Agency Works to Draw Down Costs, Maintain Top Medical Care

January 06, 2014 - The Defense Department's goal to save medical dollars and deliver the best health care possible has made strides in its first 100 days, the director of the new Defense Health Agency said

Reservist Leads Project to Connect American Public and Veterans

January 06, 2014 - The idea germinated shortly after Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Bernardi returned from a 10-month deployment to Iraq.

Hagel Discusses Terrorist Attacks With Russian Counterpart

January 04, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called his Russian counterpart today to discuss recent events in Russia.

Secretary Thanks Japan's Defense Minister for Futenma Efforts

January 04, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today thanked Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera for the Japanese government's efforts in securing approval of the landfill permit request to build a replacement facility at Camp Schwab-Henoko Bay.

Pentagon Announces Upcoming Changes to Imminent Danger Pay

January 03, 2014 - The Defense Department announced today changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters here.

Marines Evacuate More U.S. Embassy Personnel from South Sudan

January 03, 2014 - Marines evacuated about 20 U.S. Embassy staff members from the deteriorating security situation in Juba, South Sudan, on the same day the State Department announced it will add $49.8 million to humanitarian assistance the United States has provided.

Bagram Airmen Get Call from Air Force Top Leader to Ring in New Year

January 02, 2014 - Four 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen received New Year's Eve phone calls from the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

Military Blood Program Director Urges Generosity

January 02, 2014 - Air Force Col. Richard H. McBride wants all service members to be part of a new arms race.

U.S. Deeply Concerned About South Sudan Situation

January 01, 2014 - The United States "remains deeply concerned" about the situation in South Sudan and calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities there to stabilize the situation and permit full humanitarian access to civilians who remain in dire need of assis
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