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Military News Articles from 07/2014

Airmen Participate in Security Exercise and Forge Partnerships Across the Globe

July 31, 2014 - The Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, biennial maritime security exercise is a multinational training opportunity taking place in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

Secretary of the Navy Visits Singapore during CARAT 2014

July 31, 2014 - Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors participating in the 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with the Republic of Singapore Navy at Changi Naval Base, July 30.

CNO Says Chaplains and RPs Integral to Fleet Readiness

July 31, 2014 - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined nearly 100 senior chaplains and Religious Program Specialists (RP) gathered for the Chaplain Corps 2014 Strategic Leadership Symposium at the Washington Navy Yard Thursday.

Commissioned Officer Training Course Embraces First JAG Instructor

July 30, 2014 - Air Force Reserve Capt. Brian Walker didn't need to take a leave of absence from the law practice he owns in Fort Worth, Texas, or take the pay cut that goes with it in exchange for a summer in Montgomery, Alabama.

NAVEUR-NAVAF Commander Shares His Vision and Guidance during All Hands Call

July 30, 2014 - Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF), held an all-hands call with Sailors at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Capodichino's base theater, July 29.

Former Naval Academy Superintendent Leaves Legacy of Ethical Leadership

July 30, 2014 - Two-time U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles R. Larson was laid to rest in the Academy cemetery July 30 after funeral services held in the Naval Academy Chapel.

Ramstein Air Force Base Airmen Discover Body in C-130 Wheel Well

July 29, 2014 - Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, found the body of an adolescent boy in the wheel well of a C-130J Super Hercules July 27, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 29.

Vice Chief of Staff Talks STEM to Local Educators

July 29, 2014 - Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer spoke to local educators about the particular importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the Air Force during an ASM Materials Teachers Camp July 18, at Shaw-Howard University.

U.S. Continues to Help Iraq in Face of Extremist Threat

July 29, 2014 - While Pentagon officials continue reviewing assessments of the situation in Iraq, operations to aid the Iraqi government against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

USNS Richard E. Byrd Rescues Nine Individuals in the Gulf of Oman

July 28, 2014 - USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.

USNS Richard E. Byrd Rescues Nine Individuals in the Gulf of Oman

July 28, 2014 - USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.

Employers of Reserve-Component Troops Earn Freedom Awards

July 28, 2014 - Fifteen businesses and state and local government organizations have been chosen to receive the 2014 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, the highest honor the Defense Department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

Intel Community Assists Flight MH17 Investigation

July 27, 2014 - Agencies throughout the U.S. intelligence community are collaborating to develop as complete a picture as possible of the events surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

U.S. Moves Tripoli Embassy Personnel to Tunisia

July 26, 2014 - The U.S. military today assisted in the movement of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli in Libya to Tunisia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.

SECNAV Announces Contract for Navy Photovoltaic Array Project

July 25, 2014 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a contract to Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, for the procurement of electricity produced from renewable energy generation systems.

Cape Ray Crew Continues Neutralizing Syrian Chemical Materials

July 25, 2014 - Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria's declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.

Department of Defense Supports Wildland Firefight in Pacific Northwest

July 25, 2014 - As fires rage in two states in the Pacific Northwest, Defense Department fire-suppression efforts are underway with two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-capable C-130s from U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Senior Leaders Explain Army's Drawdown Plan

July 24, 2014 - The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

Officials Declare Overseas Polio as Public Health Emergency

July 24, 2014 - A resurgence of polio virus in 10 overseas countries has prompted the World Health Organization to declare the spread of the wild virus as a public health emergency of international concern, the director of the Military Vaccine Agency.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey Explains Danger Posed By Extremist Groups

July 24, 2014 - It's important to recognize that the various religious extremist groups that threaten the United States do not share the same ideologies, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

U.S. Forces Display Military Might at Farnborough

July 23, 2014 - Organizations, businesses and military forces from across the globe gathered in Farnborough, England, to celebrate 100 years of aviation at the Farnborough International Air Show, or FIA, July 14 -20.

Senior Defense Officials Attend Aspen Security Forum

July 23, 2014 - Over the next four days, U.S. defense, security and diplomatic leaders are gathering in Aspen, Colorado, for the annual Aspen Institute Security Forum.

Budget Cuts and Growing Threats Affect Space Operations

July 23, 2014 - Until recently, space was a peaceful domain where orbital and flying craft were unprotected, but adversaries now are developing systems designed to counter advantages gained by those using such space capabilities.

Security Forces Marksmen Hone Skills at Alaska Range

July 22, 2014 - Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall, Tech. Sgt. Jerimiah Brock looks well-suited for a career as a power forward in the NBA.

Medal of Honor Recipient Joins Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

July 22, 2014 - A former paratrooper who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama yesterday for acts of valor against the Taliban in 2008 was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes during a ceremony here today.

Commander and Fleet Forces Presents USS Gettysburg with 'Best in Fleet' Trophy

July 22, 2014 - Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command presented the 2013 Battenberg Cup to the crew of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), July 16, during a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.

Chief of Naval Operations China Visit Builds Cooperation for Greater US, PLA Navy Relationship

July 21, 2014 - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People's Republic of China (PRC) Friday after a successful four-day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Congratulates South Korea's New Defense Minister

July 19, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone this evening with Han Min-koo, South Korea's new defense minister, and later with former Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Department of Defense Spokesman Says No Hint Russia Has Ceased Rebel Support

July 18, 2014 - Although it's unclear who is helping separatists fighting in Ukraine and how much help is being provided, there are no indications that Russia has stopped its support, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Outlines Problems and Actions Taken

July 17, 2014 - In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists.

Airman to Publish Story of Tragedy and Perseverance

July 17, 2014 - He could have faced another life, one that included becoming a child soldier and subsequently a lost boy from the Liberian Civil War. Instead, luck, hard work and true grit led Joseph Boyou to the Air Force where he now holds the rank of staff sergeant.

Reserve Airman Saves Fellow Airman after ATV Rollover

July 16, 2014 - The swift actions of an Airman during an ATV accident saved the limb and probably the life of a fellow Airman.

First Lady Lauds Los Angeles Mayor's Homeless Vets Initiative

July 16, 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama today praised Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on the challenge of assisting transitioning veterans through employment and support resources.

U.S. and British Wounded Warriors Compete in Summer Competition

July 15, 2014 - Approximately 100 U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and British Armed Forces wounded warriors trained and competed in the second annual Wounded Warrior Summer Invitational Adaptive Sports Tournament at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, July 7-10.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says POW/MIA Community Needs 'Sweeping' Changes

July 15, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to restructure department agencies that recover and identify Americans who were prisoners of war and missing in action represents changes that were necessary, a senior defense official said today.

Department of Defense Official Discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

July 14, 2014 - Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14.

U.S. and Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters and Defense Systems

July 14, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar's Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Updates Governors on Future Force Capabilities

July 11, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called members of the Council of Governors yesterday to update them on his trip to Georgia, Florida and Alabama this week, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

July 11, 2014 - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF), July 9.

Army enterprise Apps Must Move to Core Data Centers

July 10, 2014 - The Army has started migrating all its enterprise applications and systems to designated core data centers as directed by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson in a June memo. Migration must be complete by the end of fiscal year 2018.

Air Force Introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

July 10, 2014 - Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC.

'Ripped or Ripped Off' Workshop Decodes Dietary Supplements

July 10, 2014 - Despite growing popularity among military members, many dietary supplements on the market are tainted and unsafe, Lauren King, Semper Fit dietitian, told a crowd of Marines and civilians at the Barber Physical Activity Center on June 2.

Department of Defense Official Expresses Concern Over Russian Intentions

July 09, 2014 - A senior Defense Department official said today that the United States is concerned Russian troops may be preparing a counteroffensive in support of Moscow's separatist allies.

Veterans Affairs 'Distressed' by Allegations of Whistleblower Retaliation

July 09, 2014 - Leaders at the Veterans Affairs Department are deeply concerned and distressed about allegations that whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Show Military Appreciation with Free Concert

July 09, 2014 - Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band performed for service members and families before a colors ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 7.

Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby Says No Iranian Regulars on Ground in Iraq

July 08, 2014 - There are no indications that Iran has regular military forces on the ground inside Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today during a Pentagon news conference.

First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President

July 08, 2014 - Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieved Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., as the 55th president and first Navy SEAL in command of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.

53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship Fires Up

July 08, 2014 - Col. Austin E. Renford, commanding officer of Marine Corps Training Command, fired the opening shot with an M-1 Garand Rifle to kick off the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Range 4, Weapons Training Battalion.

Chinese Hospital Ship Hosts RIMPAC Medical Exchange Conference

July 07, 2014 - The Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark hosted a medical exchange conference as part of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise here July 3.

American Service Members Secure Bases on Okinawa

July 07, 2014 - American personnel on the Japanese island of Okinawa are battening down the hatches and securing airfields and facilities ahead of Super Typhoon Neoguri.

President Honors Independence Day in Weekly Address

July 04, 2014 - In his weekly address issued today, President Barack Obama saluted Independence Day, noting that generations of Americans â€" including service members past and present -- have worked and sacrificed to keep the nation strong.

Obama Celebrates Newest Americans During Naturalization Ceremony

July 04, 2014 - President Barack Obama today helped welcome 25 service members and spouses from 15 countries at the end of a journey in which they became America's newest citizens.

SMA Visits Germany and Discusses Army Profession and Soldier issues

July 03, 2014 - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler and his wife Jeanne met with Soldiers, families and senior leaders to discuss key issues throughout the U.S. Army Europe community, during a visit to Germany, Monday through today.

VCSA Visits Fort Stewart and Talks Army Future

July 03, 2014 - Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell spent Tuesday on Fort Stewart meeting with senior leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

Vince Lombardi Trophy goes to McChord

July 02, 2014 - The 2014 Seattle Seahawks 12 Tour is taking the team's first Vince Lombardi Trophy on a journey through the Pacific Northwest during the summer and to say "thank you" to their fans serving in the armed forces, the Seahawks kicked-off the tour July 1.

Army Researches the Future of 3-D Printing

July 01, 2014 - One day, Soldiers will get critical repair parts at the point of need through innovative, reliable 3-D printing systems.
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