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Military News Articles from 03/2014

Dempsey to Discuss Range of Issues During Israel Visit

March 29, 2014 - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is traveling to Israel for meetings with senior Israeli military officials.

Handheld Inspection Tool will Increase Food Safety for Soldiers

March 28, 2014 - Military food inspectors may one day hold the key to avoiding foodborne illness in the palms of their hands.

Soldiers Ready for World Cup on Home Range

March 28, 2014 - Seven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, or USAMU, will join members of the U.S. National Shooting Team to compete in the International Shooting Sports Federation, or ISSF, World Cup starting today.

Army Medic Honored as 'Angel of Battlefield'

March 27, 2014 - An Army medic was recognized for rushing into an intense firefight to help other Soldiers, despite having just suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Carson Sworn in as 31st Under Secretary of U.S. Army

March 27, 2014 - Secretary of the Army John McHugh swore in Brad R. Carson as the 31st Under Secretary of the Army, and Chief Management Officer of the Army, during an informal ceremony amongst family, friends and colleagues, today, at the Pentagon.

Guardsman Certified as First ANG Off-Base Convoy Commander

March 26, 2014 - As the Air Force aims for total force integration, for the first time, an Air National guardsman was certified to perform the duties of a convoy commander within a missile complex -- one of only three individuals entrusted with the responsibility.

African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 begins

March 25, 2014 - African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 began with an opening ceremony here March 24.

Camp Pendleton Reduces Waste by Recycling

March 24, 2014 - Camp Pendleton has begun a new initiative in recycling by reducing their disposable waste through recycling Styrofoam.

11th MEU Conducts Training Operations

March 23, 2014 - For more than 200 years, American society has revered the Marine Corps as one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.

11th MEU Marines Blaze a Trail with Volunteer Efforts

March 22, 2014 - Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit donated time and effort to a local Catholic mission near Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 22.

Fox Company BLT 2/1 Trains for Theater Cooperation

March 21, 2014 - Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (BLT 2/1), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a Special Operation Training Group exercise.

Hagel Gets Assurances About Russian Troops on Ukraine Border

March 20, 2014 - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu assured Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Russian troops along the Russia-Ukraine border are there solely for exercise purposes and will not cross over into Ukrainian territory.

Navy Continues Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner

March 19, 2014 - U.S. Navy aircraft and personnel remain engaged in the search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, en route to Beijing, a Defense Department spokesman said today.

Hagel Assures Malaysian Counterpart of U.S. Commitment to Search

March 18, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein last night to discuss the ongoing search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Air Force Announces Annual Engineering and Environmental Awards

March 17, 2014 - Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the annual Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Awards and Civil Engineer Awards.

Big Brother Hands over Mission to Little Brother

March 16, 2014 - (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)

Blake Paved way for Thousands of Air Force Women

March 15, 2014 - The women of today's Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake.

First Female Assumes Command of ANG Fighter Wing

March 14, 2014 - Col. Sherrie McCandless, the first woman selected to command the 124th Fighter Wing and first female wing commander in Idaho Air National Guard history, assumed command in a ceremony on March 2, at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.

Information, Tickets and Tours Plan Annual Travel Show for Vacationers

March 13, 2014 - Vacationers who are planning an ultimate summer trip or a spur-of-the-moment getaway can get a head start at Marine Corps Community Services' Information, Tickets and Tours' 16th annual Travel and Recreation Trade Show at Thomason Gymnasium here March

Afghan National Army Soldiers Familiarize Themselves with MOUT Techniques

March 12, 2014 - Afghan National Army soldiers enrolled in the Regional Corps Battle School conducted a Military Operations in Urban Terrain training exercise aboard Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 8.

Marine Firefighter Wins a 2013 Geico Military Service Award

March 11, 2014 - Marine administrative message 089/14 announced the Marine Corps recipients of the 2013 Geico Military Service Award.

U.S. Will Beef Up Air Operations in Poland

March 10, 2014 - More U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons will deploy to Poland in the coming days and weeks, a Pentagon official said here today.

Navy Helps in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

March 08, 2014 - The U.S. Navy is contributing to the international search effort for a Malaysia Airlines jet that dropped off the radar of Subang, Indonesia, traffic controllers early Saturday morning while over the South China Sea.

Department of Defense Official Discusses Nuclear Deterrence in Congress

March 07, 2014 - The Defense Department's nuclear deterrent is the ultimate protection for the United States while also assuring distant allies of their security against regional aggression, a senior Pentagon official told Congress yesterday.

Africom Commander Says Terror Threat Remains Across Africa

March 06, 2014 - Helped by the Arab Spring, terrorist groups in North and West Africa have expanded their operations, increasing threats to the United States and its interests, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Congress today.

Department of Defense's Top Doc Outlines Medical Advances

March 06, 2014 - The Defense Department's top doctor says the innovations and technology in military medicine derived from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to advances in caring for the sick and injured.

Official Encourages Dialogue Between Pentagon and Industry

March 05, 2014 - To ensure on-time, on-cost delivery of quality products and services to the warfighter, a Pentagon official encouraged clear and ongoing dialog between Defense Department decision-makers and industry leaders in a conference here yesterday.

Official Provides Details on U.S. Augmentation in Baltics

March 05, 2014 - Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement today during Senate testimony that the United States is augmenting its participation in NATO's air policing mission in the Baltics and will increase joint training through its aviation detachment.

Vietnam Experience Inspires Vet to Create Delivery Company

March 04, 2014 - Fred Smith served two tours in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals.

Veterans Affairs Officials Detail $164 Billion Budget Request

March 04, 2014 - President Barack Obama has proposed a $163.9 billion fiscal year 2015 budget for the Veterans Affairs Department, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal 2014.

Face of Defense: Radio Station Honors Marine as "Hometown Hero'

March 03, 2014 - After a flood of calls, texts and Facebook posts, Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Over learned he had been selected as Hometown Hero of the Week by radio station WYRK in Alden, N.Y.

Department of Defense Puts Military-to-military Activities With Russia on Hold

March 03, 2014 - The Defense Department has "put on hold" military-to-military activities with Russia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said this evening.

NATO Official Urges Russia to De-escalate Tensions in Ukraine

March 02, 2014 - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen today urged Russia to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, according his statements contained in a NATO news release.

Hagel Discusses Ukraine and Budget on "Face the Nation'

March 02, 2014 - Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged a diplomatic approach to resolve what he described as a "dangerous situation" in Ukraine.
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