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Military News Articles from 02/2014

Top Air Force Senior enlisted Leader Testifies on Air Force Quality of Life

February 28, 2014 - The top Air Force senior enlisted adviser testified during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran's Affairs, Feb. 26, in Washington, D.C.

Force Improvement Program Team Makes Final stop at Warren Air Force Base

February 28, 2014 - The Force Improvement Program team made their last stop in a tour of Air Force Global Strike Command missile wings Feb. 23, as they arrived here to conduct their final interviews and compile their data.

Transcom Commander Discusses Mission Priorities

February 27, 2014 - President Barack Obama's mandate to reduce U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 is U.S. Transportation Command's top priority, Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III told Congress here today.

Nominee Pledges to Continue Meeting Department of Defense's Fiscal Challenges

February 26, 2014 - The Defense Department has faced many funding challenges and stands ready to meet those ahead, the man nominated to be the Pentagon's next chief financial officer said at a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing here yesterday.

Acting Deputy Secretary Outlines Defense Budget Priorities

February 25, 2014 - Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox took to the podium today at the 2015 Defense Programs Conference here to explain the strategic assumptions and analytic basis for the budget and program decisions for the budget request for 2015.

Scholar Captures African-American Officers' Unique Challenges

February 24, 2014 - The journey of African-Americans serving in the U.S. military stretches back to the Revolutionary War, when black men fought for the nation's independence despite lacking their own personal freedom.

Hagel Orders a Revamp of POW/MIA Effort

February 21, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the undersecretary of defense for policy to develop a plan to reorganize the department's POW/MIA accounting effort, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

Osprey Supports Multinational Marine Fast-Rope Drills

February 20, 2014 - Ever since the MV-22B Osprey was fully implemented into the Marine Corps, U.S. Marines have been riding, rappelling and parachuting out of them as part of operations and exercises.

Keel Authenticated for 11th Littoral Combat Ship and the Future Sioux City

February 20, 2014 - The Navy and Lockheed Martin, with Marinette Marine Corp., held a keel laying ceremony Feb. 19, for the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11), the Navy's 11th littoral combat ship (LCS).

Headquarters and Service Battalion Makes Way for New Sergeant Major

February 19, 2014 - Sgt. Maj. Gerald Saunders replaced Sgt. Maj. Michael Moore as the Headquarters and Service Battalion's sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony at Little Hall on Feb. 19, 2014.

Item Unique Identification Sets Stage for Greater Accountability

February 19, 2014 - At the foot of relics of past conflicts, Marine Corps officials placed an item unique identification marking on an M32A1 multi-shot grenade launcher, the 1 millionth piece of equipment to carry an IUID designation in the last two and a half years.

Chaplain Corps Announces Release of DoN Strategic Plan for Religious Ministry 2014-2019

February 18, 2014 - Chief of Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd announced the release of the Department of the Navy's Strategic Plan for Religious Ministry 2014-2019, Feb. 10.

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

February 18, 2014 - The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group (BATARG), with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered U.S. 6th Fleet's area of operations, Feb. 16.

Department of Defense Works with NBA to Improve Troops' Transition Assistance

February 17, 2014 - As the Defense Department looks for ways to ease the difficult process of transitioning from service member to civilian, it's also seeking out companies in the private sector who can help lead the way in training and hiring veterans.

Hazardous Materials Removed from Daiki Maru 7

February 16, 2014 - The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed heavy oil, diesel fuel, and batteries from the grounded Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 16.

Army Coach Leads Team USA to More Olympic Medals

February 15, 2014 - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Team USA Olympic skeleton coach Sgt. 1st Class Tuffy Latour received a whole lot of love from his skeleton athletes on Valentine's Night at Sanki Sliding Centre.

USS George H.W. Bush departs for 2nd Deployment

February 15, 2014 - USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) departed for its 2nd deployment Feb. 15.

Hagel Signs Memos Laying Out Scope of Nuke Review Panels

February 14, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has signed memos for reviews of the military's nuclear enterprise, and those will proceed apace, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

DARPA Helps Cadets and Midshipmen Prep for Cyber Mission

February 14, 2014 - During a winter weekend in Pittsburgh, more than 50 cadets and midshipmen from three service academies sat elbow to elbow at nine round tables in a packed room.

Secretary of the Air Force Outlines Plan to Address 'Systemic Problems'

February 13, 2014 - Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James shared her observations from her visit with airmen across the ICBM community following revelations of a proficiency-test cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., last month.

Airmen and Soldiers Sharpen Search and Rescue Skills Together

February 13, 2014 - Joint-service combat search and rescue training missions were held for the first-time Jan. 28 to Feb. 11 at Cellina Meduna training grounds near Maniago, Italy.

Brain Injury Center Releases Care Guidance for Concussions

February 12, 2014 - While treatment for moderate to severe brain injuries has long been studied, mild cases, or concussions, have only recently been recognized as requiring standard care, officials at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center here said.

Air Force Kicks off High Flyin' BBQ Challenge

February 11, 2014 - The Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services is hosting the inaugural Air Force High Flyin' BBQ Challenge now through September.

From Cuba to America and Beyond Through Music

February 11, 2014 - Poverty can be tragic, but sometimes there are greater injustices one must endure.

Women's Mentorship Program Empowers Service Members

February 10, 2014 - The Women's Mentorship Network hosted a membership drive at Fort Hood, Texas, last week to broaden participation and send out updates for future meetings, a program spokeswoman said.

Soldiers See Russian History at Sochi Opening Ceremony

February 09, 2014 - Team USA marched into Fisht Olympic Stadium to thunderous applause during an opening ceremony choreographed to highlight centuries of Russian folklore and history.

Chairman Promises Vigorous Military Ethics Campaign

February 09, 2014 - Recent lapses in military ethics have Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey's full attention, and he promises a military campaign to reinvigorate the profession of arms.

Hagel, Foreign Minister Discuss U.S.-Japan Alliance

February 08, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met at the Pentagon yesterday to discuss ways to deepen and enhance bilateral cooperation, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

DODEA Students' Participation in Advanced Placement Exams Grows

February 06, 2014 - Department of Defense Education Activity students took nearly 100 more Advanced Placement exams in the 2012-13 school year than they did in the previous school year, DODEA officials reported today.

Navy to Replace Forward Deployed Mine Countermeasures Ships in Japan

February 05, 2014 - The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 5 that newer, more capable mine countermeasure ships will forward deploy to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, to become part of the U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF).

Somerset Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage to Commissioning

February 04, 2014 - The Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Pre-commissioning Unit Somerset, (LPD 25) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La., Feb. 3, beginning its maiden voyage to it's commissioning site in Philadelphia.

US and French Navies Conclude Combined Operations

February 02, 2014 - Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and French Navy Task Force 473 concluded five weeks of combined carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Feb 2.
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