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Military News Articles from 06/2014

American Forces Press Service, the Pentagon Channel and Defense Department Social Media are Combining as DoD News.

June 30, 2014 - To better serve the service members and civilian employees of the Defense Department and their families with the latest news about DoD, officials at the Defense Media Activity here are combining three platforms to form a new division.

Hagel and Italy's Defense Minister Discuss Security and Defense Issues

June 27, 2014 - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed a range of security issues with Italy's Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti during a meeting at the Pentagon today.

Fort Bliss Soldiers Honor Fallen Comrade's Promise

June 25, 2014 - Soldiers dressed in Army dress blue uniforms filled the front seats at the Mountain View High School graduation ceremony here June 7.

Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Former Soldier

June 23, 2014 - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on July 21 to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, White House officials announced today.

I Am Second Movement Visits the Combat Center

June 21, 2014 - The crowd's heads bow as the guest speaker leads a prayer. He speaks upon the Bible, religion and how he came to faith while he served as a Navy SEAL.

Cybercom Chief Says Cyberspace Operations Key to Future Warfare

June 16, 2014 - In the cyber domain of 2025, the ability of military formations to operate offensively and defensively will be a core mission set, and commanders will maneuver the capability much as they maneuver ground forces today.

Army Secretary Honors Fallen at Arlington Commemoration

June 16, 2014 - Army Secretary John M. McHugh praised the fallen from the nation's wars last night during a commemoration of Arlington National Cemetery's 150th anniversary in the cemetery's amphitheater.

Department of Defense Continues Security Assistance at State Department's Request

June 16, 2014 - At the request of the State Department, the Defense Department continues to provide security assistance for U.S. Embassy personnel in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

Department of Defense Provides Security Help for Baghdad Diplomatic Facilities

June 15, 2014 - At the State Department's request, the U.S. military is providing security assistance for U.S. diplomatic facilities in Baghdad, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

USS George H.W. Bush to Move into Arabian Gulf

June 14, 2014 - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to move today from the North Arabian Sea into the Arabian Gulf.

Libraries Launch 'Paws to Read' Summer Reading Program

June 13, 2014 - Summer is just around the corner and right now is the perfect time to begin putting together your family's summer reading list.

SECNAV Discusses Maritime Security and Partnerships in Romania

June 13, 2014 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Romania June 10-11 to reinforce the relationship between the United States Navy and Marine Corps and their NATO ally.

Misawa Air Base Launches First Global Hawk

June 12, 2014 - The RQ-4 Global Hawk made its first operational flight out of Misawa Air Base on June 6.

Airmen and Sailors Build Navy Mines for B-1 Deployment

June 11, 2014 - Ellsworth Airmen partnered with several U.S. Navy minemen June 2 through 7 during a joint training mission to exercise the B-1B Lancer's capabilities in deploying Navy mines.

Air Force General Philip M. Breedlove Reflects on D-Day Commemorative Events

June 10, 2014 - After taking part in numerous events last week commemorating the 70th anniversary of the allied D-Day landing that turned the tide of World War II, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe shared his impressions in an interview.

Corps of Engineers Finishes Afghanistan Projects and Closes South Area Office

June 10, 2014 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed another chapter in Afghanistan as the Transatlantic Afghanistan District's South Area Office was inactivated in a ceremony here, Friday.

Fort Sill to House Six Hundred Unaccompanied Alien Children

June 09, 2014 - The Defense Department is loaning the facilities at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to the Department of Health and Human Services to house about 600 unaccompanied alien children, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.

Veterans Affairs Releases Data on Quality and Access to Health Care

June 09, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today released the results from its nationwide access audit, along with facility-level patient access data, medical center quality and efficiency data, and mental health provider survey data for all veteran health f

Marine Corps Sgt. Major Bryan B. Battaglia Honors Decorated World War II Veteran at Soccer Match

June 08, 2014 - In a ceremony that brought 50,000 people to their feet, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented an award yesterday to a decorated World War II veteran for his service.

Army Kicks off First-of-Many 239th Birthday Events

June 08, 2014 - Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

SEAC Leads Sendoff for USA Men's Soccer World Cup Team

June 07, 2014 - With the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff commanding, 23 service members lined up yesterday on a field here facing the USA Men's Soccer World Cup team and placed a special set of dog tags around each of their necks.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Meets with French Defense Minister Le Drian

June 07, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met today in Paris with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the day after both attended D-Day anniversary ceremonies in Normandy in honor of the sacrifice and victory of June 6, 1944.

U.S. and Honduras to Conduct Hurricane Response Exercise

June 06, 2014 - The United States and Honduras are joining efforts in Tegucigalpa and Soto Cano Air Base, June 9-12 to demonstrate and assess a mapping tool designed to revolutionize the way organizations respond to disasters.

President Barack Obama Says Normandy was 'Democracy's Beachhead'

June 06, 2014 - Normandy represents democracy's beachhead, President Barack Obama said today in remarks commemorating the 70th anniversary of the allied invasion of France, a turning point in World War II.

US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Impacts Water During Approach to USS Carl Vinson

June 05, 2014 - A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

USS Vella Gulf Hosts Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

June 05, 2014 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) welcomed aboard U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania, June 5.

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

June 04, 2014 - USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed there.

Naval District Washington Honors Battle of Midway Anniversary

June 04, 2014 - Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and World War II veterans commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4.

Combat Rescue Airmen Highlighted in New Television Documentary

June 03, 2014 - After their successful 2013, six-episode series on Air Force Combat Rescue, a National Geographic Channel camera crew went back to Afghanistan for a 2014 two-hour special.

First Lady and Sailors Celebrate PCU Illinois' Keel Laying

June 02, 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama's initials were welded onto a metal plate as Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786) looked on during a keel-laying ceremony for the new Virginia-class submarine, June 2.
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