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Military News Articles from 01/2016

Carter Thanks The Netherlands Following Announcement of Expanded Air Campaign

January 29, 2016 - In a statement, Defense Secretary Ash Carter commended the Netherlands for its announcement today that its pilots will expand their current mission over Iraq to participate in coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in easter

Defense Department Experts to Support HHS with Zika Virus Research

January 27, 2016 - Defense Department experts who have experience working with the Zika virus have been asked to support the Department of Health and Human Services in its efforts related to the mosquito-borne disease, the Pentagon press secretary said today.

Service Members Should Register and Request Absentee Ballots Now

January 25, 2016 - Defense Department personnel and their families who plan to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming presidential primaries and the general election in November should complete a registration application and request their ballots now, according to a Federa

Ten US Navy Sailors Detained by Iran Return to the United States

January 23, 2016 - The 10 U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 who were briefly detained by Iran Jan 12-13, returned to their homeport in San Diego last night.

Acting Secretary of the Army Wants to Expand and Export Fort Hood Successes

January 21, 2016 - The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Sol

Army Prepares to test Enhanced Network Operation Tools at NIE 16.2

January 19, 2016 - To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations, or NetOps, tools during Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 16.2 this spring.

Purple Heart Ceremony Honors Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith

January 15, 2016 - July 16, 2015 was a Thursday as any other at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Chattanooga.

Official Urges Families to Learn About Veteran Burial Honors

January 14, 2016 - Planning funerals for military veterans and retirees can be overwhelming for their families, and the Defense Department’s director of casualty and mortuary affairs wants family members to familiarize themselves in advance when possible to know what

Obama Points to U.S. Strength in State of the Union Address

January 13, 2016 - In his final State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama said the United States is the most powerful nation on Earth.

Naval War College Seeks Papers on Women, Peace and Security

January 12, 2016 - U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is issuing a 'call for papers' in preparation of its fourth annual Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conference to be held at the college, May 17.

More Sexual Assault Reports Show Growing Trust in System

January 08, 2016 - More military service academy cadets and midshipmen this year reported instances of sexual assault and harassment, indicating growing trust in the reporting system, a Defense Department official said Jan. 7.

Pentagon Announces Changes to Military Decorations and Awards Program

January 07, 2016 - The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released today.

Dunford Arrives in Germany to Meet With U.S. Commanders

January 04, 2016 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived here yesterday for meetings with U.S. commanders.

Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Phones ICBM Crews on New Year’s Eve

January 01, 2016 - In the hours before the clock struck midnight last night, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was on the phone with two-person crews who were on alert in missile silos at the nation’s three intercontinental ballistic missile bases.
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