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Military News Articles from 01/2015

First Lady Depicts Veterans' Lives to TV and Movie Industry Members

January 31, 2015 - The stories of veterans are more complicated and inspiring than they are depicted on television and in movies, First Lady Michelle Obama said at a screenwriters event today.

Department of Defense Moves Data to the Cloud to Lower Costs and Improve Security

January 30, 2015 - The Defense Department is moving its data to the cloud, driven by cost reductions, technical efficiencies and security considerations, Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told military and industry leaders gathered here yesterday.

Sequestration Casts Shadow on Shrinking, Aging Air Force Fleet

January 28, 2015 - Today's Air Force is not only smaller, but its diminutive fleet is older than it has ever been, the service's chief of staff said today in remarks at the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Senior Enlisted Continuation Board Results Released to Command Triads

January 27, 2015 - The board results for the performance-based Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB) have been approved and posted on BUPERS online (BOL) for command triads, Jan. 27.

Hagel Praises New Defense Cooperation Agreements With India

January 25, 2015 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement today applauding agreements on defense cooperation between the United States and India, announced by President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria and Iraq

January 24, 2015 - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Department of Defense Decides Against Sending Four National Guard Units to West Africa

January 23, 2015 - Army National Guard soldiers who were set to replace forces in Senegal and Liberia fighting West Africa's devastating Ebola outbreak will not be needed in that effort, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said today.

Naval Air Forces Holds Change of Command

January 22, 2015 - Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 22.

Submarine Force Will Begin Integration of Enlisted Women

January 21, 2015 - Following the successful integration of female officers onboard submarines, the Submarine Force will be immediately opening service on submarines for enlisted female Sailors.

Google Launches Virtual USS Constitution Tour Experience

January 20, 2015 - Google Maps published a complete 360-degree virtual experience of USS Constitution on Tuesday, Jan 20.

Pentagon Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King's Life and Legacy

January 18, 2015 - Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon's annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday.

Dempsey to Attend High-Level Defense Meetings in Rome and Brussels

January 18, 2015 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey arrived here today for meetings with senior Italian defense officials.

DUI Through a Defender's eyes

January 17, 2015 - One quiet night while on shift, a security forces patrol leader and her partner witness a car rolling through the stop sign at a nearby intersection. With vehicle lights flashing, they initiate a traffic stop.

President Announces Expanded Cooperation with UK on Cyberthreats

January 16, 2015 - President Barack Obama announced his intent to expand cooperation with the United Kingdom in battling cyberthreats during a joint media availability today with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House.

Hagel Initiatives Enable Veteran and Military Support Organizations

January 16, 2015 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has set policy emphasizing the importance of relationships with veteran and military service organizations, as well as military support nonprofits.

TRICARE Patients Must Attest to Health Care Coverage

January 15, 2015 - As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty.

Air Force Brings Ideas to Defense Innovation Initiative

January 15, 2015 - In dual remarks during the State of the Air Force press briefing here today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and the Air Force chief of staff announced plans to bring the service's research, science and technology ideas to the Defense Innovatio

Nuclear Satellite Terminal Upgrade to Begin Operational Testing

January 14, 2015 - The nuclear satellite communication terminals that connect U.S. leaders to Minuteman combat crews in the event of a nuclear attack are currently undergoing an upgrade and scheduled to begin operational testing this month.

Dempsey Praises Scowcroft at National War College Event

January 14, 2015 - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praised the career of retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft during a dedication ceremony in honor of Scowcroft's achievements held at the National War College here yesterday

MWCS-38 Gets 'Back to Basics' with Back in the Saddle Training

January 13, 2015 - Marines with Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 38 added some flare to their annual training, Jan. 5 thru 9.

Special Reaction Team Refine Special Weapons and Tactics Training

January 13, 2015 - The sky is overcast and a brisk wind sends a chill across flat, featureless terrain. Men dressed in flak jackets and Kevlar helmets ready themselves to engage targets downrange.

Women in Service Review Rollout Due in 2016

January 12, 2015 - Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

Chairman Says Sequestration Cuts Would Require Strategy Change

January 11, 2015 - Unless Congress changes the Budget Control Act, which now requires a return to sequestration-level spending cuts in 2016, the military will need to change its strategy, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview broadcast today.

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

January 10, 2015 - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

U.S. Navy Divers Use Advanced Equipment in Search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

January 09, 2015 - An eight-member team from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 onboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is supporting the ongoing Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501 with advanced Tow Fish side scan sonar systems capable of providing high-reso

Career Transition Options Announced for AWF/AWV Community

January 08, 2015 - Career guidance for Naval Aircrewmen (Mechanical) (AWF) and Naval Aircrewmen (Avionics) (AWV) affected by the shift from P-3C Orion to P-8 Poseidon aircraft was announced in a NAVADMIN released Jan. 8.

Department of Defense Releases Updated Instruction for Acquisitions System

January 07, 2015 - The Defense Department's top acquisitions official today released a new version of the acquisitions corps guiding document: Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System.

NCO Coordinates Soldiers' Transport in Liberia

January 06, 2015 - Some military vehicles can't travel safely through the rough terrain, rigorous roads and congested traffic of Liberia.

Official Reports Progress in Awareness of Human Trafficking

January 05, 2015 - Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DoD's Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported.

USS Fort Worth Joins Sampson in Search Efforts

January 04, 2015 - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth has joined the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson in the Java Sea to assist in the Indonesian-led international search-and-recovery effort for downed AirAsia Flight 8501.

Troops Honored at NHL's Winter Classic

January 03, 2015 - Pre-game and intermission events at the National Hockey League's outdoor Winter Classic were all about the troops at Nationals Park here yesterday.
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