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Military News Articles from 10/2014

Integrated Task Force Artillery Marines send First Rounds Downrange

October 31, 2014 - Although artillery's usual purpose is to support infantry troops on the ground, Battery A Marines were not supporting infantry Marines during this live-fire field training.

Marine Firefighters and Air-Wingers Conduct Helo Mishap Drill

October 29, 2014 - Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a helicopter mishap drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 27, 2014.

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

October 26, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria Saturday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Military and Washington Wizards Join Efforts to Feed the Needy

October 25, 2014 - Members of the U.S. military joined players for the Washington Wizards and area students yesterday to prepare more than 1,000 meals for needy children and families.

Marines and Sailors Hit the Beaches Ready to Roll

October 24, 2014 - Marines with 1st Transportation Support Battalion and Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, along with Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and Beach Master Unit 1, participated in ship-to-shore drills during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015.

Civilian Marine Lends a Hand in Multi-Agency Ebola Effort

October 23, 2014 - In the White House's call for ideas to provide personal protective equipment to those caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, that acquisition experience is coming from Scott Paris, a Marine Corps Systems Command employee.

Marines and Romanians Scale to New Heights in Platinum Lynx Exercise

October 22, 2014 - Marines and sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force, along with members of the Romanian Armed Forces and 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, worked together in multiple engagements across multiple locations during Exercise Platinum Lynx recently.

Bronze Star Awarded Posthumously to Marine for Valor in Combat

October 21, 2014 - "He was killed stepping out of a doorway so someone else didn't have to,� said Sgt. Christopher Leonard, the former first fire team leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment.

Feds Feeds Families Program Closes Out Record-breaking Year

October 20, 2014 - Defense Department and other federal employees nationwide met and exceeded goals to answer the call and assist food-insecure households through this year's "Feds Feed Families" food drive, the Pentagon's team lead for the drive said.

Transcom Widens Logistics Pipeline in Ebola Fight

October 17, 2014 - U.S. Transportation Command Joint Task Force-Port Opening teams are widening the pipeline necessary to move forces, humanitarian aid, medical supplies and portable hospitals into Liberia in support of the U.S. response to the outbreak of Ebola.

Reassurance and Interoperability Key for U.S. Army in Europe

October 16, 2014 - Exercises and the promise of more exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America's European allies, the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said here today.

Army Secretary John M. McHugh Calls for Budget Resolve

October 14, 2014 - We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," Army Secretary John M. McHugh said yesterday.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says Climate Change Can Affect Security Environment

October 12, 2014 - Providing a preview to a key topic he'll discuss during a security conference that begins tomorrow, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday described how climate change can affect the security environment.

Defense Logistics Agency Assists Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa

October 09, 2014 - Several Defense Logistics Agency distribution sites around the world have been supporting the packaging and movement of critical supplies to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.

Department of Defense Highlights Programs to Prevent and Treat Domestic Violence

October 09, 2014 - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Defense Department is working to increase awareness of a serious public health issue and one for which the military offers multiple options for prevention and treatment.

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

October 09, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists today, using bomber and attack aircraft to conduct a total of eleven airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

Air Force Basketball Athlete Defines Resiliency

October 08, 2014 - When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally.

Obama Meets at Pentagon With Hagel Military Commanders

October 08, 2014 - President Barack Obama today discussed a series of pressing issues affecting U.S. security

CMSAF Visits Academy Airmen and Addresses EPR and Fiscal Concerns

October 07, 2014 - Today's Airmen are more than capable of taking on the unpredictable fiscal and operational challenges of modern times, the Air Force's top enlisted leader told a crowd of 200 Academy Airmen who attended his all call here Oct. 3.

First Sergeant Provides Health and Welfare for Warriors

October 07, 2014 - General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant - taking care of people.

Victim Advocates Provide Selfless Service for Airmen

October 06, 2014 - When an Airman is assaulted, representatives of the Air Force's own Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate program stand ready to assist.

Army General David M. Rodriguez Said Troops in Liberia Will Be Protected From Ebola

October 04, 2014 - Soldiers deployed to Liberia to help with the Ebola outbreak there will receive the best equipment and training beforehand, be monitored on the ground and be screened before they go home.

Powering the Flightline and Ensuring the Mission is Accomplished

October 04, 2014 - People use electricity every day, whether by turning on a light switch or vacuuming the carpet and in the Air Force, some of the energy used every day powers a multimillion dollar flightline and ensuring the mission is accomplished.

Airman Uses LEAP Experience to Enhance AFSOUTH Mission

October 03, 2014 - The Air Force is made up of a diversely talented group of people whose personal skill sets often enhance their careers and one Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airman is using his language and culture skills to support a unique Air Forces Southern mission.

USS Princeton Named Recipient of CNRSW 'Good Neighbor' Award

October 03, 2014 - The officers and crew of guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) were named as the recipients of the 2014 Navy Region Southwest "Project Good Neighbor" flagship award for medium-sized sea duty commands, Sept. 29.

Recon Marines Sharpen Communication during CQT

October 02, 2014 - Marines with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, participated in their fourth week of a close-quarters tactics course at Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 25, 2014.

Marines and Romanian Forces Train to Thwart Potential Attack at CINCU-14

October 02, 2014 - The roar of gunshots and explosions echoed through the mountains of Romania as Marines and the Romanian military moved forward together to bring the fight to the large enemy force waiting in the valley.

French Minister Praises Cooperation in ISIL Fight

October 02, 2014 - French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian praised the bilateral defense relationship with his U.S. counterpart Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a joint news conference today.

Department of Defrnse's Largest Navy-Led Study Endorsed by Army's Top Doc

October 01, 2014 - The Department of Defense's largest longitudinal study in military history received an endorsement from the Army's surgeon general Sept. 19, emphasizing the importance of the Navy-led study across the military services.

DARPA Director Discusses Cyber Security Challenges

October 01, 2014 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on new ways to protect information and systems that use the Internet, said Arati Prabhakar, the agency's director.
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