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Military News Articles from 09/2014

Woodson Praises Advances in Military Medicine

September 30, 2014 - The Defense Department's military health system has always advanced medical care through periods of war, Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said Sept. 28.

Official Says 'Decisive' Air Power Thwarts ISIL's Capabilities

September 29, 2014 - Air power has stymied Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, with the Air Force accomplishing 74 percent of the more than 240 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8, a senior Air Force official told reporters at the Pentagon today.

The 2014 Warrior Games Begin in Colorado

September 28, 2014 - The 2014 Warrior Games, bringing together more than 200 wounded or ill U.S. service members and veterans opened here today, with a senior Defense Department official lauding all those competing as an inspiration to everyone who wears the uniform.

Obama Urges Countries and Organizations to Do More to Fight Ebola

September 25, 2014 - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a health crisis that threatens regional and global security, and if it's not stopped, it could cause a humanitarian catastrophe across the region, President Barack Obama said today at a United Nations meeting.

Newman's Own Recognizes Charities for Supporting Troops and Vets

September 24, 2014 - Newman's Own, the company founded by the late actor Paul Newman, today awarded a total of $200,000 to five charities for their innovative programs intended to improve the quality of life for service members, their families and veterans.

Army and Air Force Move Data over Same Network for First Time at Joint Base San Antonio

September 24, 2014 - This month, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Transcom Official Explains Vehicle Shipment Issues

September 23, 2014 - Peak moving season, a contract protest, litigation and insufficient transition time all have played a part in challenges to the Defense Department�s program to ship privately owned vehicles overseas and back to the United States under a new contrac

SMA Discusses Sexual Assault and Suicide During Lee Town Hall

September 23, 2014 - Character, commitment and competence are key to reducing sexual assaults and suicide among service members, according to the Army's most senior noncommissioned officer.

SecArmy Thanks Returning Service Members During Romania Visit

September 22, 2014 - The Army's top leader stopped off at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania to meet with service members returning from Afghanistan during a visit to the small Romanian air base Saturday.

U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

September 22, 2014 - U.S. and partner nation forces have begun airstrikes inside Syria against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said in a statement today.

Dempsey Recaps NATO Meetings in Lithuania

September 21, 2014 - Russia's continuing aggression in Ukraine was a chief topic in meetings with NATO's chiefs of defense in Vilnius, Lithuania,

New U.N. Ebola Mission Will Depend on International Support

September 19, 2014 - In an emergency session yesterday convened by the United States, 131 members of the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak spreading now in Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Army Marksman Wins Double Trap Gold in Spain

September 18, 2014 - Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond captured his second world championship title in Men's Double Trap with a perfect score during the All-Event International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship.

Official Calls Resilience Key Factor in Suicide Prevention

September 18, 2014 - Resilience -- the ability to recover and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands -- is a key factor in suicide prevention, the director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office said yesterday.

Army Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients Join Hall of Heroes

September 16, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honored two "remarkable" Americans today as he led the induction of the Army's two most recent Medal of Honor recipients into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes here.

Obama Details Major Increase in U.S. Ebola Response

September 16, 2014 - In a whole-of-government approach and with international partners, the United States is significantly upping its response to the West African Ebola epidemic to save lives now and halt future outbreaks.

Achieving Art of the Possible Through Partnerships

September 15, 2014 - In an operating environment focused on discovering new ways to save time, Airmen and civilian partners gathered at the 2014 Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition to listen to a presentation.

Executive Discusses Hispanic American Heritage Month

September 15, 2014 - Education and the willingness to move are keys for anyone getting ahead in federal service, the deputy director of resources at U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, said in a recent interview.

Star-Spangled Banner Waves at Fort McHenry

September 14, 2014 - Visitors and special guests watched today as members of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), with the help of War of 1812 re-enactors, hoisted a 15-star, 15-stripe, full-size replica Star-Spangled Banner flag over Fort McHenry.

Dr. Biden Cheers On Athletes at Invictus Games

September 13, 2014 - Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to London to cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete in the 2014 Invictus Games.

Navy Suspends Search for Hornet Jet Pilot

September 13, 2014 - After an extensive search, the Navy today has ended search-and-rescue efforts for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.

Fort Leavenworth Dedicates Library in Honor of Representative Ike Skelton

September 12, 2014 - Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno hosted a public ceremony renaming the library here in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, today.

Army Investing in Soldiers and Civilians to fight war Against Hackers

September 12, 2014 - The commander who oversees the Army's cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9/11.

Obama Exalts America's Endurance in Wake of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014 - Thirteen years after the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, President Barack Obama spoke at an observance at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial today to honor those who lost their lives and those who have persevered.

Transcom Officials See Improvement in Vehicle Deliveries

September 11, 2014 - U.S. Transportation Command's privately owned vehicle fusion cell has recognized that deliveries of vehicles shipped from overseas bases are improving, based on site surveys and a sampling of shipment records, Transcom officials said.

Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

September 10, 2014 - The United States will lead a broad coalition of nations to take the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address tonight at the White House.

Inspector General Hotline Gives Department of Defense Employees Options

September 09, 2014 - In an organization as large as the Defense Department, bad or outdated policies or regulations can remain in place, and sometimes there are bad actors.

Pentagon Official Says Airstrikes in Iraq 'Tremendously Effective

September 08, 2014 - Airstrikes in Iraq have been extremely successful against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.

Hagel Says U.S. Backs Georgia's New NATO Standing and Boosts Defense Support

September 07, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his first official visit to Georgia today following his participation at the NATO Summit in Wales.

Air Force Global Strike and Air Reserve Component Leaders Discuss 'Way Ahead'

September 06, 2014 - Air Force Global Strike Command hosted its first Air Reserve Component focus day here, Aug. 26 and 27.

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes in Support of Irbil Operations

September 06, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant yesterday and today in support of operations near Irbil, Iraq.

Better Buying Power 3.0 Shifts Emphasis to Innovation

September 05, 2014 - The projected release next month of Better Buying Power 3.0, the latest iteration of a Pentagon initiative designed to achieve dominant capabilities through technical excellence and innovation, will shift the Defense Department's focus.

Department of Defense Agrees to Share Space Data with South Korea

September 05, 2014 - The Defense Department has signed a memorandum of understanding to share space situational awareness data with South Korea's Defense Ministry, Pentagon officials said today.

First Lady Thanks Military Family Support Personnel

September 04, 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with actor Bradley Cooper yesterday to place a conference call to military support personnel to thank them for their continued service to military families.

Pentagon Notes 'Exceptionally Capable' Russian Force

September 04, 2014 - The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.

Credentialing Effort Helps Troops Enter Private Sector

September 03, 2014 - A Defense Department initiative is helping service members who plan to leave the military acquire civilian credentials for technical professions so they can move more quickly into the private sector.

1st Cavalry Unit Selected for South Korea Deployment

September 03, 2014 - The U.S. Army's III Corps announced today, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea, in October.

Humanitarian Operations and Airstrikes Will Continue in Iraq

September 02, 2014 - Air operations in Iraq continue in support of President Barack Obama's directives to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight with terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Army Turns to Researchers for Future Lethality

September 02, 2014 - The Army of the future may have fewer Soldiers but more lethality thanks to research in precision, scalable effects and improved range.

Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam

September 01, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes yesterday and today near the Mosul Dam.

Official Says Suicide Prevention Takes Courage and Communication

September 01, 2014 - The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military.
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