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Military News Articles from 04/2014

Hagel Meets With Egyptian Foreign Minister at Pentagon

April 30, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy to discuss recent events in Egypt and the Middle East, as well as the defense relationship between the United States and Egypt.

National Guard Coordinates Storm Response With Civilian Agencies

April 29, 2014 - In the deadly aftermath of severe storms that struck earlier this week, men and women of the National Guard - in coordinated efforts with civilian agencies - are responding to communities in several states across the south.

U.S.-Philippine Pact Expands Defense Cooperation

April 28, 2014 - U.S. and Philippine leaders praised the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement the two nations signed yesterday, saying it updates and builds on the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Makes Case for Support to Veterans

April 27, 2014 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the members of the Dallas-based America's Future organization for their efforts on behalf of veterans, but said such efforts must continue.

Hagel and Guatemalan Leaders Visit Troop Humanitarian Projects

April 26, 2014 - On his first visit to Guatemala as U.S. defense secretary, Chuck Hagel spent the day with the nation's leaders, and with them visited a small town that is the most recent site of humanitarian projects that U.S. and Guatemalan troops work side by side.

Weapons Systems Team Muscles Daniels Cup Challenge Win

April 25, 2014 - Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's Boyett Park bustled with 30 sweaty, cheering Marines as well as civilian-Marines, who competed for the annual Daniels Cup Challenge winning trophy and this year's bragging rights, April 16.

Marines and Sailors Pick up Investigative Skills During Course

April 25, 2014 - Marine Corps Base Hawaii Marines and sailors participated in a tactical site exploitation exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows during the Combat Hunter Trainer Course, April 23, 2014.

Carolina Hurricanes Honor Two Recruiting Station Raleigh Marines During Final Game of Season

April 24, 2014 - Sgt. Thomas S. Otwell and Sgt. David A. Miller, recruiters with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh, were honored as the Chevy Service Members of the Week by the Carolina Hurricanes during the team�s final game of the season.

Headquarters Squadrons Face off in Annual Field Meet

April 24, 2014 - A step up from last year, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron won the annual field meet against Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 18, 2014.

New York Air National Guard Leadership Committed to Fixing Sexual Harassment and Assault

April 23, 2014 - Bare walls dominate the office d'cor, evidence that the newest tenant has recently moved in. "I'm still getting used to it," says Air Force Brig. Gen. Dawne Deskins who was recently promoted to brigadier general.

Altus, McConnell AFBs Selected to Receive KC-46A Pegasus Aircraft

April 23, 2014 - Air Force officials announced April 23, that Altus Air Force Base, Okla., is the Air Force's KC-46A Pegasus formal training unit and McConnell AFB, Kan., is the first active duty-led Pegasus main operating base.

Hagel to Visit Mexico and Guatemala to Affirm U.S. Commitment

April 22, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins a three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala tomorrow to meet with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere and affirm America's commitment to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Discussions Continue on Post-2014 Troop Strength in Afghanistan

April 22, 2014 - Discussions are continuing within the Obama administration on how many U.S. troops could remain as a residual force in Afghanistan next year after the current U.S.-led NATO mission ends, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

President Barack Obama to Begin Fifth Trip to Asia-Pacific Region

April 21, 2014 - President Barack Obama will begin his fifth visit to the Asia-Pacific region April 23 -- a six-day trip that includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

National Guard Aids Boston Marathon Law Enforcement Efforts

April 21, 2014 - More than 800 Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island National Guard members helped local law enforcement agencies in eight cities and towns to keep the route clear for runners as they hit the road for the 118th Boston Marathon today.

Defense Department Officials Provide Tips for Heartbleed Security Vulnerability

April 19, 2014 - The Defense Department has dealt effectively with the Heartbleed computer vulnerability, but individuals must do their parts as well, DOD's deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity said.

Privately Owned Vehicle Shipping Program Undergoes Changes

April 18, 2014 - The Department of Defense's privately owned vehicle shipping program will undergo several changes starting May 1. Several vehicle processing centers, where privately owned vehicles are dropped off and picked up, will relocate.

Air Force Wounded Warriors Selected for Warrior and Invictus Games

April 18, 2014 - Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11.

Acquisition Community Works to Improve Tradecraft

April 17, 2014 - Everything the defense acquisition community is doing now is being done to improve its "tradecraft," Katrina G. McFarland, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition said yesterday.

President Sends Condolences and Pledges Aid for Ferry Sinking

April 17, 2014 - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday's ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea.

Helpline Marks Three Years of Aiding Sexual Assault Victims

April 16, 2014 - The DOD Safe Helpline -- a crisis-response resource that provides sexual assault victims with an anonymous and confidential system of support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world "" marks three years of operation this month.

U.S. Ship Responds to Scene of Korean Ship Sinking

April 16, 2014 - The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is responding to the scene after the passenger ship Sewol sank near the island of Jindo off South Korea's southwestern coast.

Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Former Soldier for 2007 Actions

April 15, 2014 - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White in a May 13 White House ceremony for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Afghanistan's Nuristan province Nov. 9, 2007, White House officials announced today.

CNO Talks Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 14, 2014 - April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and this year's theme is "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault."

Russian Aircraft Flies Near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea

April 14, 2014 - A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

Hagel Speaks With New Egyptian Defense Minister

April 13, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke today with Col. Gen. Sedki Sobhy, Egypt's new defense minister, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Department of Defense Official Says Russia's Actions Could Reshape Transatlantic Alliance

April 11, 2014 - A senior Defense Department official has told Congress Russia's annexation of Crimea will affect and perhaps even reshape the NATO alliance.

NWC Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Fleet Seminar Program

April 10, 2014 - The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is now accepting online applications through June 30 for the College of Distance Education's 2014-2015 Fleet Seminar Program (FSP).

USS Vandegrift Returns to San Diego Following Rescue at Sea

April 09, 2014 - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrived at Naval Base San Diego April 9 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat approximately 1,300 miles south of San Diego.

Africa Presents Challenges, Opportunities to U.S. Command

April 08, 2014 - The African continent presents significant opportunities and challenges," said Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command.

Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

April 07, 2014 - On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first official visit to China, the Peoples' Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier .

Hagel Gets Update on Afghan Election From Dunford

April 06, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, currently on a trip to the Asia-Pacific region, received a telephonic update today on the election in Afghanistan from the top U.S. military commander posted there.

Test Pilot School Team Proves How 'a Dummy' Can Save Money

April 05, 2014 - Test Management Projects give students hands-on experience and oversight of a real-test program during the year long course.

Commander Identifies Fort Hood Shooter and Provides Details

April 03, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.

Sesame Mobile App Provides Families "Big Moving Adventure'

April 02, 2014 - A child in a military family experiences an average of nine moves from kindergarten through high school, and a new mobile app called "The Big Moving Adventure" can help them through the rough spots.

Vice Chairman Tosses First Pitch for Baltimore Orioles

April 01, 2014 - One of Major League Baseball's teams joined a long list of professional American sports franchises in honoring the U.S. military yesterday.
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