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Military News Articles from 05/2014

U.S. and Chinese Leaders Meet and Continue Rapprochement

May 31, 2014 - Reaching out to new countries is part and parcel of President Barack Obama's new foreign policy approach and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reinforced that push, meeting today with the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army.

President Barack Obama and Parents Give Thanks for Bergdahl's Freedom

May 31, 2014 - At the White House today, President Barack Obama stood with Bob and Jani Bergdahl as they thanked the governments of the United States, Qatar and Afghanistan, the military services, and all supporters of their son Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Beaufort Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Honors Fallen

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Cook-Off Challenges Marines and Develops Creativity

May 30, 2014 - Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort food service specialists competed in the Mess Hall Cook-Off at the Consolidated Mess Hall aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, May 20.

1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment Support British Forces during Turnover of Sterga II

May 29, 2014 - As Marines departed Sangin District, one of Afghanistan's most dangerous areas, they were supported by British soldiers with Maneuver Battle Group who provided security to ensure a safe convoy to Camp Leatherneck.

Bridging the Gap Between Navy Medicine and Marine Corps Tactics

May 29, 2014 - Students from the Field Medical Training Battalion West aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., train how they're expected to perform in a combat environment.

New Marines Set out to Make Marine Corps History

May 28, 2014 - The United States Marine Corps has been making its mark in history since 1775.

Winnefeld Warns of 'Overwhelming Response' to Missile Strikes

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Female and Male Volunteers Needed for Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

May 27, 2014 - The Marine Corps needs volunteers to support the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force.

Obama Says U.S. to Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan in 2015

May 27, 2014 - President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year -- a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested.

Dempsey Thanks Service Members and Families During Memorial Day Concert

May 26, 2014 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked service members and their families for their sacrifices during the National Memorial Day Concert here last night.

President Obama Pays Tribute to Service Members and Families at Arlington

May 26, 2014 - While it is fitting to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day, it is also a time to remember those most directly affected by their deaths, President Barack Obama said today during Memorial Day observances.

Obama Visits U.S. Troops and Leaders in Afghanistan

May 25, 2014 - President Barack Obama marked Memorial Day with a visit to U.S. leaders and service members at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Obama Thanks Troops in Afghanistan for Service at Pivotal Time

May 25, 2014 - President Barack Obama told troops at Bagram Airfield today that he was there to say thank you from more than 300 million Americans.

President Obama Vows Vets Will Get Care They Earned

May 24, 2014 - The United States will ensure that veterans will get the care they earned while in service to the nation, President Barack Obama said during his weekly address today.

Coup Leads U.S. to Curtail Thai Military Engagements

May 24, 2014 - Following a coup by the Thai military, the United States has curtailed military-to-military engagement with the Kingdom of Thailand in accordance with U.S. law, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a written statement today.

The Department of Defense Announces Facilities Adjustments in Europe

May 23, 2014 - The Department of Defense announced today that it will fully return 21 sites to their host nations in Europe, saving the U.S. government approximately $60 million annually, according to a DOD news release issued today.

Operation Live Well Emphasizes Personal Choices

May 23, 2014 - The Defense Department's Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence.

2013 Sailors of the Year Advanced to Chief Petty Officer

May 22, 2014 - The 2013 Sailor of the Year winners were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial, May 22.

Mayor of New York City Hosts Fleet Week Welcome Event

May 22, 2014 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a breakfast and press conference honoring Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen at Gracie Mansion, May 22.

Special Ops Commander Appeals to Industry for Force and Family Preservation

May 21, 2014 - All the equipment, the greatest plans and weapons systems in the world won�t be worth much if the force is broken, U.S. Special Operations Commander Navy Adm. William H. McRaven told the Special Forces Industry conference in Tampa, Fla., yesterday.

Navy Bands Kick-Off 2014 Fleet Week New York Festivities

May 21, 2014 - The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band kicked-off Fleet Week New York with a free concert in Bryant Park, May 20, featuring a wide variety of musical styles.

Eligible Officers May Apply for Advanced Degree and Experience Programs

May 21, 2014 - Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

Commander's Memorial Day Guidance and Safety Message

May 21, 2014 - Monday will be set aside as a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Formerly known as Decoration Day, communities in America fly their national colors at half mast and commemorate their heroes in ceremonies across the natio

Aeronautical Engineer Collars National-Level Award

May 20, 2014 - An aeronautical engineer assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center here earned the Air Force's top billing for the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award.

Retired Marine Corporal to Receive Medal of Honor

May 20, 2014 - Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan from President Barack Obama at a June 19 White House ceremony, according to a White House news release issued yesterday.

U.S. Wants to Advance Military Relations With China Despite Hacking Incident

May 20, 2014 - A day after the Justice Department charged five members of China's military with hacking into computer networks of American companies, a Defense Department spokesman said the Pentagon wants to continue developing military relations with Beijing.

Pennsylvania Guard Partners With Lithuanian Troops

May 19, 2014 - The recent Vigilant Guard 2014 domestic emergency preparedness exercise conducted across the state integrated several Lithuanian military and civil response officers as part of Pennsylvania's long-standing relationship with the Baltic nation.

Army General Martin E. Dempsey Urges VMI Graduates to "Get At It'

May 19, 2014 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tied his May 16 commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington to the Battle of New Market that occurred exactly 150 years ago during the Civil War.

AMPA Dinner Honors Gay and Lesbian Military Families

May 18, 2014 - A senior Pentagon leader highlighted the rights and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families in her keynote remarks at the American Military Partner Association's inaugural National Gala Dinner here yesterday.

Hagel Offers Condolences for Fallen Laos Defense Minister

May 18, 2014 - In a statement issued today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, offer their condolences on the passing of Laos Defense Minister Douangchay Phichit and his wife, Thanda Phichit.

Secretary Supports Health and Human Services Request for Assistance

May 17, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved the use of an unused building on a Texas military installation for temporary housing of unaccompanied alien children under the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Battaglia Salutes Troops on Armed Forces Day

May 17, 2014 - The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised military members serving worldwide and recognized the sacrifices of fallen warriors in remarks following an Armed Forces Day wreath laying-ceremony here today.

Cherry Point Air Show Kicks Off

May 17, 2014 - The Black Diamond Jet Team performs a rehearsal flight before the 2014 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show.

Navy Sexual Assault Prevention Director Visits Sigonella and Discusses Progress

May 16, 2014 - The top civilian leading the fight against sexual assaults in the Navy and Marine Corps visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, May 12-14.

Fort Leonard Wood MPs Test New Body Armor Vest

May 16, 2014 - More than 20 Fort Leonard Wood military police officers tested the regiment's newest body armor vests, last week.

Army Announces Plans to Develop Three Thirty Megawatt Solar Arrays on Georgia Installations

May 15, 2014 - The U.S. Army announced plans today to develop three 30 megawatt, alternating current, solar photovoltaic arrays -- one each on Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Fort Benning, Ga.

Former Sgt. Kyle J. White Inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

May 15, 2014 - The world should know about the service and sacrifice of the six service members who paid the ultimate price during the Battle of Aranas, nearly seven years ago, America's newest Medal of Honor recipient said.

American and Lithuanian Forces Begin Combined Tactical Field Excercise

May 14, 2014 - American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade \"Sky Soldiers,\" and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade \"Iron Wolf,\" marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony here, Monday.

SecArmy McHugh Thanks French Townspeople for Role in Return of Unknown Soldier

May 14, 2014 - As the U.S. begins to commemorate the 150th year of Arlington National Cemetery, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh thanked the people of Chalons-sur-Marne (now named Chalons-en-Champagne) for their part in repatriating America's Unknown Soldier.

Grandfather and Friend Inspire Chicago Native to Join Corps

May 13, 2014 - Private Bakari A. Lindsey-Khalis, Platoon 1015, Company A, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, had a different type of motivation to join the Corps than most.

Blue Ridge Strengthens Long-Standing Friendship with Thailand

May 13, 2014 - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific successfully concluded a three-day visit to Thailand on May 13.

Expeditionary Warrior 2014 Highlights Future of Navy-Marine Corps Team

May 12, 2014 - The Navy-Marine Corps team must continue to find new ways to fulfill engagement and crisis response requirements despite operational access challenges and an uncertain future security environment.

Sesame Street Characters Sing and Dance into hearts of Military Children

May 12, 2014 - Characters from Sesame Street performed a show for families at the Little Hall Theatre at Marine Corps Base Quantico, May 8.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says The United States Remains an Unrivaled Power

May 11, 2014 - While some around the world believe the United States is a weakening superpower, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today defended America as the world's dominant force.

Quadriplegic Drives Racing 'Vette with help from Air Force Performance Lab

May 10, 2014 - Human performance technologies developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., were on display here May 6.

Leadership 101: Marine from Hilham, Tennessee

May 10, 2014 - The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.

USS Vandegrift Departs San Diego for Deployment

May 09, 2014 - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, May 9.

Navy Offers Sailors Limited Opportunity to Volunteer for Early Separation

May 08, 2014 - Due to the excellent retention and outstanding recruiting success, the Navy is reinstating the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP), according to a message released May 8.

188th Civil Engineer Squadron Builds Hope and Relationships in Guatemala's 'Beyond the Horizon'

May 07, 2014 - The 188th Civil Engineer Squadron of the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, recently deployed to Guatemala for one month in support of Beyond the Horizon, which is a U.S. partnership with the government of Guatemala.

Latest Airman Magazine Available to Download

May 07, 2014 - The May/June issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a Web browser.

CNO Explains Navy's Compensation Reform at Congressional Hearing

May 06, 2014 - Chief of Naval Operations testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) encouraging Congress to accept and implement the Department of Defense budget proposal recommendation to slow growth of service members' pay and compensation.

Twenty-Three Nations to Participate in World's Largest Maritime Exercise

May 05, 2014 - Twenty-three nations, 47 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness Gains Official Air Force Instruction

May 04, 2014 - Comprehensive Airman Fitness is not a new term; however, Air Force Instruction 90-506 was released April 2 and further defines requirements for CAF in an effort to enhance the resilience of individuals, families, and communities.

Vice Chairman Addresses Graduates at Alma Mater Georgia Tech

May 03, 2014 - The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stepped up to the podium last night at the Georgia Institute of Technology doctoral and master's commencement ceremony in Atlanta to talk to the new graduates about change, leadership and humility.

Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Wants to Build on Progress

May 02, 2014 - Despite headway regarding victims reporting sexual assault, the Defense Department is not content with its progress, the director of the DOD Sexual Assault Prevention Office said yesterday.

Dutch Foreign Minister Honors U.S. World War II Soldiers

May 01, 2014 - In honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord in Normandy, the Dutch foreign affairs minister visited Arlington National Cemetery here yesterday to pay tribute to American World War II soldiers laid to rest in the Netherlands.
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