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December 05, 2013
- The Army had to scrap more than $250 million in energy projects during fiscal year 2013 in order to comply with the Budget Control Act, said the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability.
October 16, 2013
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno inducted former Army Capt. William D. Swenson into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
October 10, 2013
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced that Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter will step down December 4.
October 03, 2013
- South Korea historically has been called the "Land of the Morning Calm," but a hill at this combat-ready air base reminds airmen and soldiers here that the calm can shatter at a moment's notice, and they have to be ready to respond.
September 24, 2013
- A Marine sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepares to enter another house in Fallujah, Iraq.
September 20, 2013
- Members of the Colorado National Guard, the Army's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., and the Wyoming National Guard are shifting their support of civil authorities in Colorado flood evacuation operations.
August 19, 2013
- McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.
August 08, 2013
- The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator safely returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River Aug. 8 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aftercompleting a number of historic firsts for carrier-based unmanned aviation.
July 31, 2013
- Marines with Bulk Fuel Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, participated in a training exercise here, July 7-19. Bulk fuel Marines practiced setting up a series of Amphibious Assault Fuel Systems and protecting them from notional enemy combatants.
July 29, 2013
- As the U.S. mission in Afghanistan changes and forces conduct more dispersed operations, new tactical communications equipment for vehicles at the company level will help extend the network over vast distances to keep Soldiers connected.
July 26, 2013
- Waiting patiently within the carefully manicured communities of South Florida lies a force so powerful that hurricane-strength winds can't keep it at bay.
July 22, 2013
- During Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter's first official trip to Israel, he and senior security officials here reaffirmed that the U.S.-Israeli defense relationship has never been stronger and agreed to continuing close consultations.
July 22, 2013
- U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. joined 23 other senior military and civilian officials July 17, to observe training here as part of exercise Rapid Trident 2013.
July 17, 2013
- A new logistics tracking system between the United States and Australia will help to ensure faster, more coordinated responses to humanitarian crises and other contingencies.
July 09, 2013
- Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in a Mechanized Assault Course as part of Integrated Training Exercise 4-13 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, June 23-24.
July 09, 2013
- Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Egress Training at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center here June 21.
July 05, 2013
- Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen from the 366th Civil Engineering Squadron were joined by fellow EOD Airmen from nine different bases to perform the annual range clearance at Saylor Creek and Juniper Butte Range complexes, Idaho.
July 03, 2013
- New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday deployed 250 National Guard members to aid residents and businesses impacted by recent heavy rains and severe flooding in the state's Mohawk Valley region.
June 24, 2013
- Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army's EOD team from the 4th Kandak.
June 21, 2013
- USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) wrapped up active support for exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 off the coast of San Diego June 20.
June 17, 2013
- More than 500 students from colleges across the U.S. participated in the Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen-West 2013 here May 28-June 21.
June 14, 2013
- Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's amphibious assault vehicle platoon had its first bilateral training event of Exercise Eager Lion 2013 here June 12.
June 13, 2013
- More than 140 personnel from the Colorado National Guard are continuing to assist civil authorities with firefighting support at the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colorado.
June 10, 2013
- Eleven U.S. Air Force Academy cadets learned to operate RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems, or SUAS, during an initial qualification training course at Choctaw Airfield, Fla., June 3-14.
June 07, 2013
- A cadet capstone project designed to build upon cadets' research in 2012 could have broad-ranging applications from powering austere bases to supplementing stateside bases' power grids.
June 05, 2013
- Throughout the month of May, Airmen submitted more than 11,000 cost-reducing ideas during the "Every Dollar Counts" campaign, an initiative that empowered Airmen to find and recommend areas of savings.
May 26, 2013
- U.S. Marines have been at sea since 1775, and the U.S. Navy has been landing Marine forces ashore since the Battle of Nassau when a battalion of Marines led by Capt. Samuel Nicholas landed on the shores of New Providence in the Bahamas, March 3, 1776.
May 25, 2013
- What started out as a sunny, routine day for one member of the 507th Force Support Squadron and the estimated 250 staff and patients at the Moore Medical Center took a sudden turn for the worse on Monday, May 20.
May 16, 2013
- The most recent change to the Navy's Traffic Safety Instruction, OPNAVINST 5100.12J, requires commands to set up mentorship programs for motorcycle riders.
May 01, 2013
- Army leaders may not make the best advocates when it comes to convincing Congress and the American people which systems soldiers really need, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said here yesterday.
April 29, 2013
- As the North Dakota National Guard begins its second week supporting flood-response efforts here, the number of soldiers and airmen on duty increased briefly today as missions shifted from traffic control to quick-reaction forces for flood emergencies.
April 15, 2013
- The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit keeps an expeditionary footing even between deployments by remaining qualified and ready to be called upon at a moment's notice.
April 06, 2013
- The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to assume the duties from the Peleliu ARG, April 5.
April 02, 2013
- In order to protect Soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system.
February 27, 2013
- For the first time, the Army has invited Cavalry Scouts from across the nation to showcase their skills and vie for top honors with the Gainey Cup, an inaugural four-day competition kicking off Saturday.
February 13, 2013
- When the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's helo-borne assault force receives the call, a specialized vehicle could help them complete the task at hand.
January 28, 2013
- On an island world-famous for its chain of active volcanoes, Marines are harnessing extreme heat to test a process that could become the future of military waste management.
January 27, 2013
- Servicemembers stationed around the world make sacrifices every day for their country. Some expense time away from their families and a number risk their lives to protect their brothers in arms.
January 22, 2013
- Today's Soldiers are strong and technologically savvy, and the Army aims to continue to attract these young people to its ranks, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing Mark S. Davis.
December 12, 2012
- The public utility for San Diego County's natural gas and electricity recognized Camp Pendleton's energy-conservation measures by presenting to the base a check for $1,002,570 at a ceremony in the courtyard of the 14 Area enlisted barracks here Dec. 10.
December 11, 2012
- In the next installment to improve space capability and further develop an affordable, reusable space vehicle, the Air Force conducted its third X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle launch here on December 11, officials said.
December 06, 2012
- In a panel discussion at Defense Logistics 2012, Donald Stanton, assistant secretary of defense for transportation policy, and leaders from U.S. Transportation Command and Defense Logistics Agency lauded combined cost-saving efforts.
December 03, 2012
- Maj. Christopher Gering worries like any other parent whose child deploys downrange. It can be gut wrenching knowing his child operates outside the wire, working to clear and dispose of improvised explosive devices.
November 29, 2012
- After redeploying 33,000 surge forces and their equipment from Afghanistan nine days ahead of the presidentially mandated deadline, U.S. Transportation Command is assessing the lessons learned to improve its processes for ongoing drawdown operations.
November 26, 2012
- A small group of people leave their office and pile into a vehicle.
November 20, 2012
- For the United States and its alliesending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where violent extremism has flourished, says Leon Panetta.
November 13, 2012
- Hundreds of civilians, active duty and retired service members from around the Pacific Northwest attended a Veterans Day ceremony at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Nov. 12.
November 07, 2012
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast employees are working hard to help put on the Navy-Marine Corps Basketball Classic, Nov. 9, on board USS Bataan (LHD 5) on Naval Station (NS) Mayport.
November 05, 2012
- The Department of Defense remains fully engaged in the ongoing federal disaster response efforts under way in the eastern and northeastern United States as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to a DOD news release issued today.
November 04, 2012
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency tapped the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing here as a staging area to push out much-needed relief supplies to West Virginia and East Coast residents hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.
November 01, 2012
- In the wake of President Obama's call for the federal government to "lean forward" in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, Airmen from across the country are answering the call.
October 30, 2012
- More than 7,400 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen had been mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, and more were on the way.
October 24, 2012
- The U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force kicked off Orient Shield 2012 in Japan today, the first in a series of annual tactical field-training exercises.
October 22, 2012
- The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition announced today the posting of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Federal Business Opportunities website.
October 19, 2012
- Marines and sailors with Company K, with Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the first phase of its training to become certified at performing a mechanized raid Oct. 19, 2012.
October 17, 2012
- For more than 50 of Camp Pendleton's patrons and community members, Marine Memorial Golf Course was home of the Commanding General's 1st Invitational Golf Tournament Oct. 15.
October 05, 2012
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic awarded a contract Sept. 27 for improvements to the main gate at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Dam Neck Annex.
October 03, 2012
- In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.
October 01, 2012
- Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature "Letter to Airmen" on Sept. 28.
September 29, 2012
- NASA Astronauts Michael Good and Michael Foreman visited the National Museum of the Air Force during a private event to formally introduce the first shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer.
September 28, 2012
- Airmen from the Washington area have found a unique way to help wounded warriors, one that takes them out of the daily grind, far removed from their normal surroundings.
September 24, 2012
- More than 130 U.S. military members were invited to demonstrate the air and ground capabilities of American forces as they partnered with the South African air force during the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition here, Sept. 22-23.
September 17, 2012
- In a ceremony steeped in military tradition, Air Force senior leaders welcomed thousands to the 2012 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17, a day before the service's 65th birthday.
September 13, 2012
- Three Navy Region Midwest installations are winners in the fiscal year 2011 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards competition
September 07, 2012
- The Air Force 2012 Critical Days of Summer campaign ended Sept. 4 with zero fatalities for the Labor Day weekend for the first time in five years.
August 28, 2012
- The Marine Corps has opened a number of fields to women, the service's commandant said here today, and the experiences of the first women to go through the Infantry Officer Course next month will help him.
August 19, 2012
- Climbing a glacier for 24 straight hours, delivering medical care while taking enemy fire or chasing an armed murderer through a crowded airport; these are the actions of some of the 20 Airmen featured in the latest volume of Portraits in Courage.
August 15, 2012
- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense's energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7.
July 31, 2012
- The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group faces a full-sized logistical challenge every time they prepare to leave port.
July 27, 2012
- The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise off the coast of Southern California, July 24.
July 19, 2012
- Planning for future operations is a big part of the Chief of Transportation's job, and it's a role that Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen relishes.
July 11, 2012
- Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference.
July 03, 2012
- Several robust programs at U.S. Africa Command are helping to ensure that when African partners pull together to support shared security interests, they have the logistical capabilities they need to deploy and sustain their operations.
July 02, 2012
- When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.
June 21, 2012
- In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, Soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation.
June 20, 2012
- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter visited service members in the coastal low country of South Carolina on June 18, urging the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen who serve the nation here to think about the future.
June 18, 2012
- The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
June 16, 2012
- The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
June 06, 2012
- Standing post and hiking patrols are not the most glamorous work in an infantryman's career. But these security measures ensured the safety of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Unit.
May 31, 2012
- Every year the Air Force spotlights the most outstanding fighter tactician from the combat air forces. The search combs through hundreds of pilots from four major commands, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.
May 29, 2012
- Partnership meant opposition for some United States Army National Guard and Kuwaiti National Guard troops during an exercise here recently.
May 27, 2012
- Pakistan's jailing of a doctor who helped the United States find and kill Osama bin Laden a year ago is undermining efforts by both countries to improve relations, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in an interview that aired today.
May 22, 2012
- The signature sound of the tandem-rotored Chinook was multiplied by four as Sortie 2 took to the early morning air over Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.
May 22, 2012
- The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, in a bloggers roundtable today, said one of the reasons the Army is committed to one gigawatt of renewable energy is security.
May 18, 2012
- As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, the north recovery range training complex was dedicated May 16, in honor of Lt. Col. Harry M. "Bulldog" Downer, who gave more than 40 years of service to the nation.
May 18, 2012
- The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House here, which ran May 18-20.
May 12, 2012
- The calming shade of blue makes the water enticing under the intense Afghan sun, but the currents are relentless. When the Helmand River is too deep to ford while delivering supplies, the helicopter support team is called in.
May 10, 2012
- With the military out of Iraq, there's more time for Soldiers to train for the next fight, the vice chief of staff of the Army said.
April 19, 2012
- The U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Sam Kaplan, along with senior members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces and the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, spent an afternoon with members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
April 16, 2012
- As the Army works vigorously to pursue its key modernization priorities while simultaneously seeking to lower costs and adjust to a changing budget, international sales opportunities are figuring prominently in the Army's acquisition strategy.
April 16, 2012
- The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won't be part of an "MRAP brigade."
April 14, 2012
- Marines with Support Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) worked tirelessly toward the completion of a 12 kilometer stretch of road.
April 05, 2012
- More than any other military service, people have viewed the U.S. Air Force as an innovative and "leap ahead" organization, the service's top civilian leader said here today.
March 26, 2012
- The Army G-8 addressed the status of the service's top modernization portfolios, ground combat vehicle, aviation and the network and reiterated the number-one priority would remain Soldier protection.
March 13, 2012
- Airmen at Langley Air Force Base, Va., are testing a new fuel delivery system that could revolutionize flightline operations and save the Air Force millions of dollars.
March 08, 2012
- High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Mayport, Fla., March 8, marking the completion of its four-month HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12) mission.
March 02, 2012
- In talks yesterday with science chiefs from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, House Armed Services Committee members targeted technology advances, cyber security and gaps left by mandated cuts in the 2013 defense budget.
February 23, 2012
- The Army is preparing to field up to eight brigade combat teams with an advanced, integrated tactical communications network beginning early next year.
February 16, 2012
- Twenty Soldiers are making history today by being the first to graduate from the brand new Stryker Systems Maintainer military occupational specialty.
February 16, 2012
- The Army's newest accident investigation training facility officially opened with a ribbon cutting at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 14.
February 13, 2012
- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Feb. 10 that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10).
February 13, 2012
- President Barack Obama sent Congress a proposed defense budget of $613.9 billion for fiscal 2013, Feb. 13.
February 07, 2012
- Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) started "D-Day" operations Feb. 6 as Exercise Bold Alligator switches from its initial stages into full exercise combat operations.
February 04, 2012
- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today called for European nations to match the United States' vote of confidence in the transatlantic partnership, through investment in common defense and commitment to a long-term solution in Afghanistan.
January 26, 2012
- President Barack Obama traveled to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Jan. 26 to praise the military for "doing its part" - not just in the nation's defense, but also as leaders in energy conservation.
January 23, 2012
- Since Jan. 13, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron here has been busy disposing of an old and trusted satellite.
December 27, 2011
- It seemed like Santa Claus paid a surprise visit to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron here Dec. 23, to assist in an airdrop delivery to remote forward operating bases in Afghanistan.
December 24, 2011
- Ushering in a new era of logistical support equipment, Marines attached to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward)'s G-4 Licensing section began operator training on the Logistics System Vehicle Replacement 16 Tractor, Dec. 18.
December 22, 2011
- Firebase Saenz has been destroyed. Its defenses have been torn down and its walls have been completely leveled.
December 21, 2011
- Marines will load Toys for Tots donations into tactical vehicles in Times Square from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19 to Friday, Dec. 24, during their final collection of toys before Christmas.
December 21, 2011
- Small tables and tents with products laid out looked like a flea market aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 13. Except the things being marketed were advances in warfighting technology.
December 19, 2011
- The Air Force continues to place emphasis on energy awareness throughout the entire year.
December 17, 2011
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff took time on a multicountry USO holiday tour this week to thank Kuwaiti officials for that nation's critical help to U.S. Forces Iraq over the past eight years and now, as the mission is ending.
December 01, 2011
- Picatinny Arsenal recently received kudos from Soldiers by developing six out of 10 2010 Army Greatest Inventions.
November 28, 2011
- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz signed the Program Action Directive Nov. 20 that details the transfer of munitions squadrons responsible for nuclear mission support from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command.
November 28, 2011
- As the Army looks for innovative solutions to slim its financial waistline, a new facility for the advanced version of its protected satellite terminal has consolidated production, training and fielding in one location in an effort to save millions.
November 24, 2011
- Two MI-17 Iraqi helicopters made their way over the city of Ramadi, and the Euphrates River to land at the helicopter-landing zone on Camp Ramadi.
November 04, 2011
- An Office of Naval Research (ONR) senior leader received the Department of Defense (DoD) Distinguished Civilian Service Award Nov. 4, largely for his success at transitioning programs from science and technology (S&T) into naval acquisition programs.
November 04, 2011
- Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville is taking a top-to-bottom approach on promoting a culture of awareness to manage energy use and prevent energy waste.
October 27, 2011
- By this time next year, the Army will have a good idea about alternatives for the ground combat vehicle program, Army leaders told Congressmen Wednesday.
October 19, 2011
- In a keynote address, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said improving energy security directly translates into improving our national security.
October 19, 2011
- At the Victory Base Complex in Iraq, a place that is beginning to feel empty, there is one place that is filling up fast, the RPAT yard at Camp Liberty.
October 18, 2011
- Saving energy saves lives, and new technologies championed by Defense Department officials already are making a difference at the Pentagon and on the battlefield, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Oct. 18.
October 16, 2011
- Illuminated only by the few rays of moonlight that broke through the thick cloud cover, and with the sounds of their engines muffled by the distant thunder, the Marines pushed towards the beach in their amphibious assault vehicles.
October 11, 2011
- The U.S. Army is making substantial progress with numerous ongoing efforts designed to improve the acquisition process by implementing recommendations from a recently completed Army Acquisition Review.
September 30, 2011
- The Defense Department has made saving energy a priority in everything it does, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment said yesterday.
September 21, 2011
- The Army Surgeon General's Office released its report yesterday on dismounted complex blast injuries, which more than twice as many service members have suffered annually since the 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan.
September 16, 2011
- The National Reconnaissance Office is 50 years old this month, but its mission of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites is always future focused, its chief said yesterday.
September 01, 2011
- They come from all walks of life and all sorts of backgrounds. They're driven by the call to serve and willingly put their lives on the line every day.
August 31, 2011
- Armed with high-axle trucks, good will and the willingness to help, New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 719th Transportation Company joined local police to rescue people trapped by Hurricane Irene flood waters Aug. 29.
August 31, 2011
- The Army is evaluating a cutting-edge force-protection system which combines radar, surveillance cameras, unmanned sensors, gunshot detection and remote-controlled weapons.
August 24, 2011
- The U.S.-India defense relationship is a natural partnership created by shared interests and values and driven by increasingly routine day-to-day interactions, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
August 18, 2011
- A platoon of infantry Marines patrolled down a dusty trail, secured a base of operations and waited hours before receiving orders to conduct another patrol.
August 16, 2011
- Since the environmental movement began, measures that are kinder to the Earth are generally called "green." That being the case, the Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services ranks with leprechauns and shamrocks for green-ness.
August 12, 2011
- For four days next week, more than 6,000 experts from 30 countries will gather here for this year's largest robot and unmanned systems show.
July 22, 2011
- When Army Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Stone saw cars suddenly braking and swerving ahead of him on Interstate 35 East in Dallas, he knew something bad had just happened on the freeway he was driving on.
July 21, 2011
- Military senior leaders provided their perspective on operational energy and its associated metrics during the Army Air Force Energy Forum here July 20.
July 16, 2011
- Marines with the Houston-based Lone Star Battalion, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Task Force Belleau Wood, pushed through south Habib Abad in Nad' Ali District, Helmand province, and linked up with troops from Task Force Helmand.
July 12, 2011
- Members of the Joint Base San Antonio security forces community began the kickoff leg of a 2,181-mile ruck march here July 12.
June 30, 2011
- The Navy announced the start of construction of the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif., June 30.
June 23, 2011
- The latest advances in unmanned mine countermeasures technology are undergoing tests and exhibition during a science and technology demonstration hosted by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Panama City for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), June 13-23.
June 20, 2011
- As the morning sun stretches into the sky promising with it another afternoon of scorching heat, the locals here busy themselves with their daily routines.
June 19, 2011
- Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, established in 2008, is one of the youngest squadrons in the Marine Corps, but its Marines are not without experience.
June 17, 2011
- The X-51A Waverider flew its second test flight at the Point Mugu Naval Air Test Range over the Pacific Ocean June 13, bringing significant hypersonic research data despite a less-than-successful flight.
June 06, 2011
- The Kansas National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery lit up the sky with rockets during an Open House and Live-Fire exercise May 21, 2011, at the firing range on Fort Riley, Kan.
June 01, 2011
- As part of an interagency effort to support America's veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
May 16, 2011
- Sailors and Marines of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed an eight and a half-month deployment May 16 when the ships arrived at Norfolk Naval Station and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va.
May 14, 2011
- With his retirement nearly at hand, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is taking time to visit entry-level training facilities for military services all over the country.
May 13, 2011
- Returning from deployment, getting ready for marriage, a promotion and three-day weekends are just some of the occasions in which Airmen take the time to plan and schedule leave.
May 07, 2011
- With the high demand placed on vehicles, engines and generators operating in extreme conditions across southwestern Afghanistan, there is a constant and vital necessity for experienced maintenance Marines to keep it all functioning and in the fight.
April 14, 2011
- Last week's groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military "going green" -- saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too.
April 11, 2011
- In a vivid demonstration of how agencies work together to help others during a flood, a handful of county, state and federal assets combined forces Monday to evacuate a World War II veteran from his rural home between Argusville and Harwood, N.D.
March 25, 2011
- The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, PCU Arlington (LPD 24), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss, March 26.
March 19, 2011
- Every day since March 11 when the earthquake and a tsunami struck Japan, mobility Airmen have been on a busy pace.
March 02, 2011
- U.S. Pacific Command is preparing to launch an interagency, international mission aimed at providing a fast, coordinated response should disaster strike the Pacific Ocean region.
February 15, 2011
- The Army's Fiscal Year 2012 budget request includes funding for a 1.5 percent pay raise for Soldiers, a 3.1 percent increase in housing allowance, and a 3.4 percent increase in subsistence.
February 14, 2011
- Air Force officials said despite a reduction in the top line request, combat capabilities and balance will remain focal points in the Air Force's portion
February 09, 2011
- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is leveraging the "power of the crowd" to reduce the time it takes to design and build complex, expensive combat vehicles, an agency official said today.
February 03, 2011
- Indiana National Guardsmen are just beginning to draw down their forces after more than 1,000 soldiers and airmen responded to severe weather across the state this week
February 01, 2011
- If Iraqi security forces continue to improve at their current rate, the State Department will be able to meet its goal of taking over operations there when military forces leave at the end of the year.
January 31, 2011
- Sometimes, the hardest line of work is the one where not doing your job is a good thing.
January 28, 2011
- Under the beaming rays of the morning sun Jan. 24, Soldiers with Combined Task Force Lightning rehearsed reacting to enemy contact while on a dismounted foot patrol.
January 27, 2011
- The Department of the Army today released its Fiscal Year 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy, defining how the Army will modernize and sustain its tactical wheeled vehicle fleets through Fiscal Year 2025.
January 26, 2011
- The Defense Department's plans to cut $78 billion from its budget over five years and find more than $100 billion in savings for reinvestment was a collaborative effort and a reasonable balance between military needs and budget constraints.
January 26, 2011
- The jury is still out on China's apparent fifth-generation J-20 stealth aircraft, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said today.
January 20, 2011
- U.S. Transportation Command and its people got top billing this week during a History Channel premier that examined their task of packing and shipping every single item the U.S. military needs to keep operating.
January 18, 2011
- The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System assets such as the Gray Eagle and expanding the size and range of its overall fleet to include a Family of Small UAS and a Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing UAS.
January 12, 2011
- The Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment have tapped into a vital renewable energy source - the sun - to help take the fight to the enemy in Sangin District.
January 06, 2011
- Defense Department officials have found $154 billion in budget efficiencies over the next five years and will be able to invest $70 billion of that saved money in more-deserving accounts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Jan. 6.
December 27, 2010
- Members of the Air Force Safety Center's Ground Safety Division received the National Safety Council's Outstanding Effort in Training Young Adult Drivers award for
December 27, 2010
- As of 8 a.m. today, 430 National Guard members had been activated in response to an East Coast winter storm that left as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas and prompted six governors to activate their National Guard.
December 22, 2010
- He's a calm individual. His voice is barely above a whisper. Maybe because waiting for the enemy to attack in a hastily built fighting position in the Hindu Kush Mountains makes everybody whisper. Maybe because he doesn't get that excited anymore.
December 22, 2010
- Marines and sailors from Motor Transport Company B (Reinforced), Combat Logistics Battalion 3 provided tactical logistics support to the Marines of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force, du
December 14, 2010
- Forty-five years ago, Fort Carson's honor guard was in its early stages. An Army civilian worker, Hugh Trabandt, the post stable manager, thought it would be a good idea to have a mounted color guard.
December 10, 2010
- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and 2,800 Sailors arrived at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Wash., Dec. 9 after completing a four-day transit from San Diego.
December 09, 2010
- A key component of the 35th Fighter Wing's mission is to assist in the defense of Japan.
December 06, 2010
- Milestones seem to be all in a day's work for the employees who develop and sustain the Army's unmanned aircraft fleet.
December 05, 2010
- It takes a lot of heavy lifting to transport the tons of food, water, ammunition and other supplies needed to sustain warfighters on the frontlines, which is why heavy equipment operators are so vital to the counterinsurgency mission in Afghanistan.
November 29, 2010
- Newer police forces can benefit from training and discipline, but a good example is one of the best ways to learn.
November 23, 2010
- An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009.
November 20, 2010
- President Barack Obama today used his weekly address to the nation to underscore the importance of ratifying the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty this year, calling the treaty fundamental to national security.
November 02, 2010
- The last two CH-46E "Sea Knight" helicopters of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced) (HMM-165) landed, shut-down, and were chained to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) on Oct. 31.
October 27, 2010
- The number of accidental deaths in the Army has dropped dramatically in recent years, from 299 deaths in 2005 to just 179 in 2010.
October 23, 2010
- As the Female Engagement Team of Regimental Combat Team 1 patrols the fields, canals and villages of Helmand, they are bridging the cultural gap that is sometimes at the forefront of the counterinsurgency here.
October 22, 2010
- Several hundred townspeople gathered to watch as a convoy of vehicles made its way down a dirt road to the San Vicente School.
October 18, 2010
- The Defense Department's current reliance on expensive, difficult-to-transport and finite fossil fuels affects cost-reduction efforts as well as war-fighting operations, a senior Pentagon official said.
October 15, 2010
- The Marine Corps has deployed an experimental forward operating base to Afghanistan to assess how it stands up to rugged operational conditions while relying solely on renewable technology and energy-saving techniques.
October 08, 2010
- Adm. John C. Harvey presented his opening night speech Oct. 4, 2010 at the Expeditionary Warfare Conference illustrating how America's expeditionary forces could be crippled without adequate Mine Countermeasures support.
October 04, 2010
- Vehicles of every shape and size and various weapon systems were featured at the 30th Modern Day Marine Exposition Sept. 28-30.
October 04, 2010
- Not only will the U.S. Army Europe's future headquarters house the latest technology when it opens its doors in 2012, the Command and Battle Center will also boast the Army's first LEED Silver certification in Germany.
October 04, 2010
- The Army's next combat vehicle must perform through the full spectrum of Army operations, be designed to protect itself and the Soldier, and be built with a budget in mind.
October 01, 2010
- Airmen from the 621st Contingency Wing here will assume responsibility for a four-month rotation of Joint Task Force, Port-Opening alert Oct. 1.
September 30, 2010
- More than 150 aircrew and personnel from the U.S Air Force and Army took part in the Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) 2010 exhibition held at Air Force Base Ysterplaat, Cape Town, South Africa last week to build on an ongoing partnership between the U.S.
September 27, 2010
- Leading patrols and sniffing out improvised explosive devices may seem like a game for Cpl. Twister, but what she doesn't know, is that this "game" is saving the lives of many Marines.
September 24, 2010
- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will showcase its latest expeditionary equipment at the 2010 Modern Day Marine Exposition scheduled Sept. 28-30 at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.
September 21, 2010
- Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate officials partnered with Xilinx, Inc. five years ago to design new field programmable gate arrays that would reduce costs and increase effectiveness of their satellite circuitry.
September 20, 2010
- Some of those 50,000 Soldiers who've stayed behind in Iraq are busy now helping Iraqis learn valuable skills, such as auto repair.
September 17, 2010
- Prepositioning ship USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317) received more than 2,000 pieces of equipment over a ten-day period aboard Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Charleston Sept. 7 through Sept. 17.
September 14, 2010
- The Army is now reaping benefits in Iraq and Afghanistan from two decades of digitization, said the general who in May assumed the reins of the Army G-3/5/7.
September 03, 2010
- Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September and is dedicated to the contributions all workers make to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
September 02, 2010
- A structural test vehicle from the Defense Support Program, which helped provide the Air Force with early warning of ballistic missile launches or above ground nuclear detonations, was recently donated to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
August 27, 2010
- This year's GovEnergy workshop and tradeshow at the Dallas Convention Center, Aug. 15-18, hosted nearly 4,000 attendees and more than 300 speakers from the private and public sector.
August 23, 2010
- The test of a robotic refueling system by researchers marks the second successful test of technology that could dramatically change the way the U.S. military services its aircraft.
August 19, 2010
- Members of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron here dropped more than 1,192,000 pounds to 22 different drop zones, including fuel, water, food and additional supplies needed by servicemembers on the ground.
August 16, 2010
- A new system being developed to give helicopter crews a "heads up" when they're being attacked, as well as the shooter's location, is slated to ship to Afghanistan in October to see how it stands up under combat conditions.
August 13, 2010
- Marine Corps and Navy leaders are evaluating commercial energy technologies at Camp Wilson here, as part of the Experimental Forward Operating Base initiative Aug. 9-13.
August 13, 2010
- A packed LC-130 Hercules cargo plane lurches forward across the snowy ice sheet here, struggling to gain lift.
August 12, 2010
- "It's hard to fight complacency when you're just waiting around," admitted Sgt. 1st Class Elias Munoz as he and two of his Soldiers attempted to hook up cable for television in a room set aside for U.S. Soldiers here.
August 11, 2010
- Now that the leak has been plugged and the oil has been stopped, three of the four states on duty are decreasing the number of National Guard members they have responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 09, 2010
- A demonstration project under way at 20 sites in the United States and overseas is helping to break down technological barriers to promote more interoperability and better intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data sharing.
August 09, 2010
- Senior noncommissioned officers played a big role during the four-day Land Forces Symposium held in Columbus, Ga., Aug. 1-4.
August 06, 2010
- President Barack Obama this week hailed "one of the largest logistics operations we've seen in decades" accompanying the force drawdown in Iraq.
August 05, 2010
- One member of the Marine Corps Police Department's Civilian Patrol Working Dogs Section began a `normal' German Shepard's life Monday after 11 years as a patrol and explosives detection canine here.
July 27, 2010
- There are approximately 420 Marines integrating with the nearly 300 Sailors onboard Carter Hall. The Carter Hall is one of three ships attached to Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSG ARG), each of which has Marines onboard.
July 26, 2010
- Though the battle in Regional Command-East in Afghanistan is more difficult than expected, U.S., NATO and Afghan forces are making progress there, Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell said here yesterday.
July 22, 2010
- Approximately 170 professionals at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, use complex systems and produce information to arm warfighters with the knowledge needed to safely perform their duty.
July 21, 2010
- Anyone is able to access and browse this Web site, but those who sign up on the site will have the opportunity to upload photos, videos and stories about how the Marine Corps has impacted them.
July 21, 2010
- Continuing Promise embarked the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima July 14-15 for a deployment to the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility in support of Operation Continuing Promise 2010.
July 19, 2010
- The Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force embarked the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, July 14-15 for a deployment to the U.S. Southern Command's area of operation in support of Operation Continuing Promise 2010.
July 16, 2010
- Air Force Research Laboratory scientists here returned to the organization's roots with their latest rocket test recently.
July 16, 2010
- The energy department of the 61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron recently finished the final portion of its three-phase construction of a photovoltaic panel project, completing the north-side parking lot of the base.
July 09, 2010
- Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Butler is a former Marine who's now serving here as an instructor with the Texas Air National Guard.
July 07, 2010
- Several active duty security forces members now have a better idea what the "Total Force" concept is after learning valuable combat skills from Guard instructors.
July 05, 2010
- Afghanistan's army, with help from the NATO training mission there, is working to increase its growth, develop leaders and increase retention to make a stronger force.
July 02, 2010
- One year after U.S. forces withdrew from Iraqi cities, the chief of staff for the 3rd Infantry Division and Task Force Marne said yesterday that Iraqi security forces have proven themselves capable of conducting independent operations.
July 01, 2010
- Tank trails and roads cut across the 40,000 acres of the Hohenfels training area, dusty brown ribbons that vehicles use to carry Soldiers, munitions and equipment through a simulated war zone for multinational military training.
June 25, 2010
- The National Museum of the Marine Corps launched an interactive website June 23, allowing historians and high schools around the world to tour the installation in any clime and any place that has an internet connection.
June 24, 2010
- The Air Force's top military leader took time during a visit to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing June 22 to present combat decorations to two Airmen.
June 18, 2010
- 26th Marine Expeditionary Marines wrapped up Realistic Urban Training, a three-week exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., June 18.
June 17, 2010
- Wind tunnels, the tools used to simulate airspeed environments to test flight capabilities, have come a long way since the Wright brothers built a box with fans to test a kite model.
June 16, 2010
- Local residents and visitors crowded the shore to get a glimpse of the sight reflections gleaming from the tops of the amphibious assault vehicles making their way toward the coast.
June 14, 2010
- U.S. and Canadian servicemembers are working side by side in defense of North America and fighting side by side in defense of freedom in Afghanistan. Now officials want to expand that cooperation to the cyberworld.
June 14, 2010
- Military personnel at Dover Air Force Base, Del., performed their duties with solemn respect over the past several weeks as U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S. soil.
June 08, 2010
- In the blazing Afghanistan heat, Marine mechanics can be found turning wrenches, fixing the vehicles that help keep Marines alive.
June 04, 2010
- The difference between rapid acquisition and traditional acquisition can be as much as six years or more.
May 27, 2010
- For the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team, Army Spc. Kevin Pemberton is the bane of their existence.
May 27, 2010
- Sirens wailed across Israel and residents took shelter during a nationwide civil defense exercise carefully watched by a delegation of National Guard leaders May 26 here.
May 26, 2010
- Air Force officials set a goal in 2005 to reduce the energy facilities use by 2 percent. In 2007, officials modified these goals to an annual 3 percent reduction through 2015.
May 26, 2010
- An X-51A Waverider flight-test vehicle successfully made the longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight May 26 off the southern California Pacific coast.
May 21, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates returned to his career roots here tonight to accept a lifetime achievement award for his four decades of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security.
May 19, 2010
- Army medical personnel are making progress across a broad range of issues affecting health care for Soldiers and their families, according to the Army's top medical officer.
May 15, 2010
- Joint operations were underscored here this weekend as thousands of civilians gathered at the 2010 Joint Service Open House to get a closer look at the military's best aircraft and vehicles and the servicemembers who operate and maintain them.
May 09, 2010
- Under a blazing North African sun, U.S. Marines and Soldiers worked to offload 276 vehicles and pieces of equipment from the USS Arc in preparation for AFRICAN LION 2010 here.
May 08, 2010
- Driving over Afghanistan's rocky terrain can take a toll on tactical vehicles. Roads are littered with improvised Explosive Devices and a tactical vehicle unlucky enough to roll over one is most likely too damaged to continue driving.
May 05, 2010
- Members of the 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron here received a new refueling vehicle April 14 to evaluate its performance.
May 05, 2010
- Bostonians driving past Marines painting a mural showcasing the Corps' proud values displayed their support by waving, honking and shouting motivation toward the Marines at an intersection in Hyde Park, May 5.
May 04, 2010
- The National Guard is transforming itself to meet the threats of the 21st century, but the transition is hard and will be painful for units, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said here today.
May 04, 2010
- National Guard Soldiers and airmen are on the ground in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida supporting civilian authorities tackling the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response.
April 30, 2010
- Tactical vehicles play a substantial role in all Marine Corps operations around the world by transporting troops safely to and from various locations in support of their mission.
April 30, 2010
- Camp Pendleton officials recently issued a new directive regulating the use of the base's Resale Lot, due to a rising number of illegally parked, stored and commercially sold vehicles.
April 28, 2010
- Marines and sailors from a variety of military occupational specialties stepped out of their normal routines April 23-25, to contribute to the XO's Road Show.
April 28, 2010
- From inside of a small compound, known as Patrol Base Khodi Rhom, the Marines of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, alongside a section of Afghan National Army soldiers, patrol an area once known for large amounts of enemy activity.
April 26, 2010
- More than 500 Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, descended upon a massive training area at Fort Bragg, N.C. to conduct essential training for their upcoming seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.
April 22, 2010
- The U.S. Army has outfitted a handful of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, more commonly referred to as MRAP, vehicles with Network Integration Kits designed to give the bomb-defeating vehicles the ability to share real-time information.
April 20, 2010
- In a prelude to this week's Earth Day events, a major independent research group today called the Defense Department a leader in energy conservation.
April 20, 2010
- Airmen preparing for the worldwide mobility mission of the 621st Contingency Response Wing here now have a powerful new training tool.
April 19, 2010
- A cool breeze, vigorous surf and fine, golden-hued sands greeted Marines of the Security Cooperation Marine Air Ground Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 10, as they came ashore at Guerero Beach, April 6.
April 19, 2010
- Marines and Sailors with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, established a new patrol base in the area of Laki, Garmsir District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 30.
April 16, 2010
- The first launch of the Minotaur IV Space Launch Vehicle is scheduled to occur April 20 at noon PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
April 15, 2010
- Members of the 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Atlanta Support Battalion, Charlie Company here are moving shipments of mine-resistant, ambush-protected, all-terrain vehicles overseas to a number of remote locations.
April 14, 2010
- A group of Airmen organized Boot Camp Week for 3 to 5 year olds April 5 through 8 at the child development center at Rose Barracks in the Vilseck Military Community in Germany.
April 14, 2010
- From the commander in chief in the White House to an Airman manning an observation tower on Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, space is the domain that ties them together.
April 13, 2010
- A mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle towers to nearly the height of an 18-wheeler. Weighing in at more than 20 tons each, MRAPs are designed to survive blasts from roadside bombs and small-arms fire.
April 12, 2010
- The National Guard is helping civilian authorities to protect 46 heads of government and international organizations at the largest domestic summit since the founding of the United Nations.
April 08, 2010
- President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Prague April 8, with both countries pledging to reduce their deployed, strategic nuclear weapons stockpiles.
April 07, 2010
- The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the U.S. withdrawal from that country.
April 06, 2010
- Airmen from the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here were busy in March, as they supported the surge of forces into Afghanistan.
April 06, 2010
- Suppressing a beachhead with heavy firepower before landing Marines to fight the enemy seems very unlikely nowadays, but that doesn't mean the Marines won't be ready if ever faced with the situation.
April 05, 2010
- In the lead-up to the summer fighting season in Afghanistan, the Defense Department is focused on helping troops counter the threat of makeshift bombs, employing among other things, cameras to catch insurgents in the act of planting explosives.
April 05, 2010
- USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) joined 12 other warships from around the world at the Doha international port to participate in the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference March 29-31.
April 02, 2010
- The massive amount of equipment and supplies being sent to support troops in Afghanistan is a historic logistical effort critical to mission success there, the Defense Department's undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics said today.
April 02, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled here yesterday to personally present U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
April 01, 2010
- Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, someone is washing vehicles and equipment at the wash rack on Camp Arifjan.
March 31, 2010
- Members of the Tactical Satellite-3 program team answered the call when U.S. Southern Command officials requested imaging collection to assist with rebuilding and humanitarian relief efforts after an earthquake struck Haiti and Chile.
March 30, 2010
- While the world searches for more efficient ways to fuel automobiles and create usable energy, Air Force scientists are looking for cleaner, more efficient ways to fuel the military's aircraft.
March 26, 2010
- Perhaps no other weapon platform has more significantly transformed the way the U.S. military wages war in recent years than unmanned aircraft, a senior defense official told Congress March 24 here.
March 25, 2010
- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged senators today to quickly approve a $37.5 billion supplemental budget request to fund ongoing operations.
March 19, 2010
- An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot recalled a harrowing mission she flew in Iraq for an audience at the Women's History Month luncheon here March 15.
March 18, 2010
- Being the smallest non-air wing unit here, Combat Logistics Company 36 stays committed each day to providing supply support, engineer ground equipment maintenance and intermediate motor transport to the air wing.
March 17, 2010
- One of the U.S. military's greatest advantages over its adversaries is its ability to move an enormous amount of people and equipment quickly anywhere in the world.
March 17, 2010
- Soldiers should find themselves spending twice as much time at home station as they do deployed by 2011, the Army's vice chief of staff said on Capitol Hill yesterday.
March 16, 2010
- The U.S. Army's Feb. 25 release of a formal Request for Proposal, or RFP, to industry marks a significant step forward in the effort to build a first-of-its-kind, highly versatile Ground Combat Vehicle, more commonly referred to as the GCV.
March 16, 2010
- The Army Test and Evaluation Command has been deploying teams to the Iraq and Afghanistan theater to assess new systems under combat conditions.
March 12, 2010
- Because one-third as many soldiers are killed in vehicle accidents as in combat, researchers are developing a training simulator that creates environments mirroring the challenges servicemembers face behind the wheel.
March 09, 2010
- A white-painted blast wall standing in front of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, headquarters here bearing the names of 22 fallen soldiers was a sobering reminder to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates of the cost of the war.
March 05, 2010
- As President Barack Obama's plan to plus up U.S. forces in Afghanistan goes into motion, members of the 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron here are helping one of U.S. Air Force's in Europe's largest movement of war readiness materiel since.
March 04, 2010
- Headquarters Marine Corps recently established the Command Support Team Detachment to expedite fulfillment of critical communications equipment shortfalls throughout the Marine Corps.
March 04, 2010
- During the month of April, the Environmental Department here is slated to raise awareness on the significance of environmental appreciation for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day April 22.
February 26, 2010
- Marines with Military Police Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, attended a two-day metal detecting course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 22 -23.
February 16, 2010
- The United States recently donated a number of water trucks, field artillery cannon and patrol boats to the Pakistani government, according to U.S. State Department news releases.
February 08, 2010
- Members of the District of Columbia National Guard have been on the job through an historic snowstorm and post-storm cleanup, supporting emergency response efforts and more in the nation's capital.
February 05, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today pledged surplus mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles along with expanded access to classified information to U.S. allies to help in combating the threat of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.
February 05, 2010
- Tricky salesmen, high interest rates and beat-up cars are common pitfalls for Marines buying their first car, but with the correct information, they can avoid these problems.
February 04, 2010
- The secretary of the Air Force visited servicemembers here Jan. 29 as he toured military installations throughout Southwest Asia.
February 03, 2010
- The Army revealed its Fiscal Year 2011 budgets Feb. 1, including $143 billion to fund training and sustainment of the total force, and an additional $102 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 03, 2010
- Scientists, researchers and former NFL players have joined together to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and brain injuries, a spokesman for the Defense Department "Real Warriors" program said today.
February 02, 2010
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not speak about money today during his testimony on the fiscal 2011 defense budget request before the Senate Armed Services Committee, but rather what that money will do.
January 27, 2010
- Born a 1950s baby boomer, I grew up during the Cold War with the threat of nuclear holocaust looming on the horizon. As a little girl, I had dreams in which Russian troops swarmed over the hill in our back yard.
January 26, 2010
- The National Guard responded to severe weather in the Dakotas and Arizona yesterday.
January 24, 2010
- I watched a woman die yesterday.The young Haitian woman -- call her Marie -- was fifty feet from the helicopter that was to take her to the USNS Comfort.
January 23, 2010
- Traffic, parking and gas prices: All reasons to use the free base taxi service aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.
January 21, 2010
- Current and potential U.S. adversaries seek to employ asymmetrical weapons, such as improvised explosive devices and cyber warfare, as a means to confront U.S. military superiority in conventional conflict, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III sai
January 16, 2010
- Hundreds of 82nd Airborne Division troops from Fort Bragg, N.C., arrived here overnight in the first wave of putting a substantial U.S. military relief effort in place in the wake of this week's devastating earthquake.
January 14, 2010
- As time for their pre-mission brief drew near, route-clearance crews here began to gather around Army 1st Lt. Chris Johnson, their platoon leader.
January 13, 2010
- The Navy will commission Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Independence Jan. 16 during an 11 a.m. CST ceremony at Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile, Ala.
January 12, 2010
- Pumping more than 188 million gallons of fuel to more than 9,500 aircraft would take a while, and probably would be one long line for the fuel pump.
January 12, 2010
- Cadets in the FalconLaunch program here will conduct a fully integrated static test fire of the FalconLaunch-8 rocket's propulsion system Jan. 15 in Jacks Valley, Colo.
December 31, 2009
- A team of Airmen handles thousands of passengers, pallets and vehicles flying into Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
December 30, 2009
- The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.
December 29, 2009
- More than 100 National Guard soldiers and airmen responded over the holiday and through the weekend to support callouts by governors in four Midwest states hit by severe winter weather.
December 23, 2009
- U.S. Army Col. Timothy J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with the International Space Station at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday.
December 23, 2009
- A high-visibility test on a second-stage developmental rocket motor set a new record in the Arnold Engineering Development Center's J-6 large-rocket motor-testing facility Dec. 9.
December 22, 2009
- Two battalions of Navy Seabees will deploy to Afghanistan in coming months as part of the 30,000 additional U.S. forces deploying to the region.
December 21, 2009
- National Guardsmen in seven states were called to duty over the weekend after a record snowfall blanketed the Northeast.
December 21, 2009
- Conference attendees addressed issues related to unmanned aircraft systems' access into the national airspace system Dec. 9 through 11 here.
December 16, 2009
- The pre-mission brief concluded, combat engineer Army Sgt. Darrin Lewno called together the assembled route-clearance crew, all members of the 211th Engineer Company of the South Dakota Army National Guard.
December 11, 2009
- The United States and Russia are making progress on a pledge to reach an agreement on a nuclear weapons reduction pact to replace a long-standing bilateral treaty that expired last week.
December 08, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today to ensure troops in Afghanistan have what they need to accommodate the incoming 30,000 soldiers and Marines, and to tell them, "We are in this thing to win."
December 08, 2009
- It's that time of the year again and North American Aerospace Defense Command officials are getting ready to track Santa Claus.
December 07, 2009
- The technology that lets you listen to CDs, the GPS that got you around a traffic jam this morning, and even the mouse you just used to click on this story all are direct results of research conducted or sponsored by the Air Force.
November 30, 2009
- Global positioning system technology is being applied to older rotary-wing aircraft to help save lives, a senior helicopter pilot based at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., said.
November 30, 2009
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency officials will take the Internet technology that agency researchers helped create 40 years ago a step farther Dec. 5 with a contest aimed at bringing people together to solve tough problems.
November 25, 2009
- The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli re-emphasized details of the Army's Modernization Plan and what is "necessary" in conceiving the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle as he met with more than 200 industry representatives.
November 20, 2009
- The Secretary is particularly focused on ensuring Soldiers have adequate opportunity to refresh and reintegrate between deployments.
November 18, 2009
- At the Air Force Warfare Center here, lessons learned supporting ground troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are being shared with the aviation community and incorporated into the training as quickly as they're developed.
November 13, 2009
- More than 160 National Guard members in three states have responded to flooding caused by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ida today.
November 13, 2009
- The Air Force's first unmanned aircraft systems wing already is on the case in its never-ending quest to provide more and better intelligence through the systems they fly.
November 12, 2009
- The Defense secretary Nov. 12 condemned a spate of leaks regarding both the Afghanistan strategy deliberations and last week's shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, threatening to fire anyone in the Defense Department he finds is involved.
November 11, 2009
- A flexible American strategy based on Ronald Reagan's inflexible belief in liberty was key to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here yesterday.
November 09, 2009
- President Barack Obama will join Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Joint Chiefs Chairman Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Fort Hood, Texas, tomorrow.
November 08, 2009
- Scientists at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center are researching armored vehicles made with built-in sensors that automatically report when they are damaged.
November 06, 2009
- When he joined the Navy 15 years ago, Cmdr. Trent Kalp probably expected to serve six-month deployments to the middle of the ocean during his career.
November 05, 2009
- When the National Training Center opened here in 1981, it presented the most realistic training environment imaginable to prepare troops for a potential large-scale, tank-on-tank confrontation with the Soviet Union in Germany's Fulda Gap.
November 05, 2009
- Airmen, U.S. Embassy and national defense officials from Senegal and Mali gathered during the latest U.S. Air Forces Africa senior leader engagement in Mali and Senegal Oct. 26 through 30.
November 04, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will travel to the factory line of the newest version of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle next week to personally thank the workers for their efforts to speed delivery of the vehicles to warfighters.
November 02, 2009
- Physicists at the Army Research Laboratory are bringing quantum "ghost" imaging from the realm of scientific curiosity to practical reality.
November 02, 2009
- Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery (HIMARS), drove their High Mobility Artillery Rocket System out the rear of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Oct. 22, with a new advancement.
October 31, 2009
- The future USS New York (LPD 21) conducted surface and air onloads Oct. 30 just off the coast of Camp Lejeune, N.C., in preparation for the ship's Nov. 2 arrival in its namesake state, where it is scheduled to be commissioned Nov. 7.
October 31, 2009
- Marine Corps participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom is drawing to a close as Marines, sailors and equipment make their way back home or to other parts of the globe.
October 30, 2009
- Modern technology makes warfare more fast-paced, efficient and deadly, but the ever-present confusion or "fog" of battle still causes inadvertent deaths of friendly forces and civilians.
October 29, 2009
- It's a fine balancing act for the office of the Pentagon's director of defense research and engineering: how does the department fulfill the needs of today's warfighters and the needs of servicemembers a generation from now?
October 28, 2009
- President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act during a ceremony at the White House Oct. 28.
October 28, 2009
- Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors from the 45th Space Wing provided Eastern Range support for NASA's successful launch of the Ares I-X. The test rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28.
October 28, 2009
- Seven Department of the Navy commands were recognized for exemplary achievements in energy and water efficiency at the Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony Oct. 28.
October 27, 2009
- Within a week of arriving here, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gary Mishoe is preparing his motor pool for his unit's takeover of counterinsurgency operations in the province.
October 26, 2009
- Air Force officials from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing here became the first wing under U.S. Air Force Central to move to a greener vehicle fleet Oct. 26.
October 26, 2009
- The first mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles designated for southern Afghanistan arrived here, Oct. 22 by air transport.
October 23, 2009
- Soldiers carry a heavy load, with basic body armor alone weighing about 45 pounds, not to mention firearms, ammunition, radio equipment, food and other tools they may need for a mission.
October 20, 2009
- During a White House ceremony today President Barack Obama praised Vietnam veterans of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment for their heroism in rescuing Soldiers from another unit trapped near the Cambodian border.
October 16, 2009
- The Department of Defense is the largest government and individual petroleum user in the United States, guzzling about 330,000 barrels of oil per day, according to military officials.
October 16, 2009
- The services could more effectively power unmanned vehicles, underwater monitoring sensors, ships and aircraft if Naval Research Laboratory scientists achieve their goals of harnessing solar and sea power to fuel the military for years to come.
October 14, 2009
- "We are losing far too many Airmen to private motor vehicle mishaps" according to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, in their Oct 8 memorandum to all Air Force personnel.
October 13, 2009
- In an executive order issued Oct. 1, President Barack Obama banned federal employees from text messaging while behind the wheel on government business.
October 07, 2009
- Future U.S. military weapons are going to have to be relevant, adaptable and affordable, the nation's second highest-ranking military officer told defense contractors here today.
October 06, 2009
- The Army must structure itself to face a future of persistent conflict as it takes on a long-term ideological struggle against terrorism and militant extremists, the service's top officer said today.
October 05, 2009
- President Barack Obama's decisions on the next phase of the Afghan war will be among the most important of his presidency, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who vowed to faithfully execute his orders.
October 02, 2009
- The Navy is merging its information technology, intelligence and communications operations into one organization to better address Information Age challenges, including threats to computer networks, the Navy's top officer said here yesterday.
October 02, 2009
- U.S. Pacific Command continues to help in coordinating humanitarian relief operations in American Samoa, Indonesia and the Philippines, the command's top officer said today.
September 28, 2009
- At many bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, Air Mobility Command airlifters, such as the C-17 Globemaster III, are landing on dirt runways bringing much-needed cargo to forward-deployed Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and coalition partners.
September 23, 2009
- A deliberative approach is best for everyone as President Barack Obama and his national security team grapple with the way forward in Afghanistan, the Pentagon spokesman said today.
September 23, 2009
- American military officials here donated almost $1 million worth of equipment, food and supplies to local establishments as operations at Forward Operating Location Manta, Ecuador, came to an end Sept. 18.
September 22, 2009
- Army Sgt. 1st Class Jarrett Jongema grew up watching war movies, and later on, documentaries about military life and war, but it wasn't until he was injured by a suicide car bomber that he gained a deeper and more personal understanding.
September 21, 2009
- Sometimes, you just gotta laugh - even in combat. That's the attitude of Army Sgt. Simon Baum, and one of the things his fellow infantrymen like most about him.
September 18, 2009
- The soldiers of the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's quick-reaction force are responsible for the safety of the troops and civilians operating here.
September 06, 2009
- Air Force Week Sacramento kicked off with a splash Sept. 5 as thousands of people participated in the 10th annual Mather Mud Run at Hagan Community Park here.
September 05, 2009
- A gloomy gray sky didn't stop more than 30 avid riders from coming out for the 119-mile Security Battalion motorcycle ride on Friday.
August 31, 2009
- The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan has completed his assessment of the situation there and has forwarded it to NATO and U.S. leaders, Defense Department officials said today.
August 27, 2009
- Officials in NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1 for the 2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.
August 27, 2009
- Boosted by a few strong years of testing successes, much of the United States' missile defense technology that once was questioned is now ready to be fielded.
August 26, 2009
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency scientists are striving to build an engine that will propel a hypersonic jet at Mach 4 and faster, while also bringing new efficiencies to ships and ground vehicles.
August 20, 2009
- Ohio National Guard members spent a week at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center here to test their ability to respond to a chemical attack.
August 12, 2009
- Student lieutenants with Charlie Company, the senior student company on deck at the The Basic School, conducted convoy operations training Monday at TBS.
August 11, 2009
- Marines and sailors of the 7th Marine Regiment held small, training sessions during a pre-deployment exercise here July 27-Aug. 14 to prepare for a deployment to Afghanistan as part of Regimental Combat Team 7.
August 07, 2009
- The commander of one of the largest and most diverse wings in the Air Force highlighted the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing's contributions to operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom during a "DoDLive" bloggers roundtable Aug. 5.
August 06, 2009
- As U.S. forces fight insurgents in the southern and eastern regions of Afghanistan, officials are working to protect them with new technology, equipment and vehicles.
July 30, 2009
- For the first time, 12 nations have come together, independent of NATO, to fly in support of their national requirements under the provisions of the Strategic Airlift Capability program, a U.S. military officer in Papa, Hungary, said July 29.
July 29, 2009
- About a thousand people lined Harmon Drive from the 12th Flying Training Wing headquarters to the main gate here the morning of July 26 to honor fallen Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Lara as a motorcade bringing his body home passed.
July 29, 2009
- Marine Corps Maj. Richard "Bart" Bartolomea says he feels at home serving with his brother, Bill, in an operational environment.
July 29, 2009
- The United States had high goals for the recent Moscow Summit, and while significant progress was made, distinct challenges were identified as well.
July 24, 2009
- The risk of attack against senior government and military officials always has been high, making protection of the Pentagon and other buildings in the national capital area a top priority, a senior official involved with a recent bio-attack drill said.
July 23, 2009
- The U.S. military's expanded overseas use of unmanned aircraft highlights the increased importance of such aerial platforms to current and future military operations, senior Air Force officers said here today.
July 23, 2009
- A month after Army experts first gathered to discuss requirements for a new ground combat vehicle, their insights from that forum were presented to the Army's vice chief of staff -- and were met with approval.
July 22, 2009
- A wounded Airman and his wife plan to use the lessons they've learned about marriage and friendship through military service and adversity to help servicemembers who might be struggling after deployment or injury.
July 22, 2009
- Taking advantage of emerging technologies to collect and analyze intelligence, then testing out better ways to get it out to warfighters who need it is the focus of a demonstration project under way in the California high desert and at sites in the United
July 17, 2009
- Few weekend travelers driving by the Pentagon on July 11 noticed a truck lumbering along the perimeter of the building showering it in a transparent layer of bacteria in the early morning hours.
July 17, 2009
- The South Carolina National Guard recently dropped 32 armored personnel carriers and M-113 track vehicles into the Atlantic Ocean -- and it wasn't by accident.
July 14, 2009
- The layers and diversity of the U.S. missile defense program are its biggest strengths, the Missile Defense Agency's director said here today.
July 14, 2009
- Soldiers are saving the world against alien attacks -- or at least they are helping in the new movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
July 09, 2009
- The military is sending thousands of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Afghanistan, even while a new version is being built, to protect troops against their biggest threat: improvised explosive devices.
July 07, 2009
- With hurricane season in full stride, Marines and families here should feel a little more at ease knowing II Marine Expeditionary Force has taken the proper precautions to prepare for the disastrous winds and heavy rains a hurricane could bring.
July 07, 2009
- After a 10 hour bumpy, dusty drive through the desert, the United States Marine Corps has now secured the southernmost point of operations in Helmand province.
July 03, 2009
- During a visit to the Pentagon June 26, business executives heard firsthand from the commandant concerns over the growing "regional instability" in Korea.
July 01, 2009
- Servicemembers' long-term rehabilitation shouldn't keep them, or their family members, bound to the hospital grounds, and the Yellow Ribbon Fund is working to make sure that doesn't happen.
June 29, 2009
- Ascension Auxiliary Airfield, a small base belonging to a detachment of Air Force Space Command's 45th Space Wing here, is constantly facing invasion.
June 28, 2009
- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations June 27, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
June 22, 2009
- Iraqi troops in northeastern Baghdad have a new weapon in their arsenal, thanks to U.S. soldiers here.
June 17, 2009
- With at least 10 improvised explosive devices found and detonated in recent weeks on a key route leaders prepared to travel along on June 13, soldiers in Afghanistan's Wardak province set up a traffic checkpoint.
June 15, 2009
- The Staff Sgt. Heathe N. Craig Joint Theater Hospital here opened its doors June 13 to highlight a number of services available to servicemembers in the Regional Command East area of operations.
June 07, 2009
- U.S. President Barack Obama spoke here yesterday at a ceremony honoring the servicemembers who fought and died during the allied invasion of Normandy 65 years ago.
May 28, 2009
- Airmen from the 532nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron jumped in and out of helicopters from the Army C Company, 1-137th Aviation Regiment during air-assault training here May 23.
May 26, 2009
- American servicemembers cleared 10,000 acres of land of old ordnance and munitions at the Joint Pacific Alaskan Range Complex Yukon training area in May to make the area safe and to save money.
May 26, 2009
- The 586th Air Expeditionary Group is one of three Air Force groups organized to complete joint expeditionary taskings and is contributing significantly to operations in Iraq and Kuwait, the group's commander said.
May 22, 2009
- As Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pushes to get deployed troops whatever they need to succeed and return home safely, the services are gearing up campaigns to reduce deaths at home during the summer vacation season that kicks off today.
May 22, 2009
- As the world struggles to manage increasing demands for energy, dwindling natural resources, a highly vulnerable environment and an economic downturn, the Navy is developing new technologies to significantly reduce energy consumption at sea.
May 20, 2009
- A $1.1 million solar array project to power the base hydrogen production and fueling station was completed here May 8, marking a "first" for both the Air Force and the state of Hawaii.
May 14, 2009
- The Air Force has made tough choices and some prudent trade-offs to balance the service across the spectrum of capabilities needed for the future, Air Force leaders said.
May 08, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wrapped up a two-day visit to Afghanistan today, telling reporters he's optimistic about efforts under way and the initiatives he pushed to support them.
May 08, 2009
- During his last stop on a whirlwind two-day visit through Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates brought encouragement and assurance of support to 10th Mountain Division soldiers who have been deployed here since January.
May 07, 2009
- The Pentagon's chief financial officer today described the Defense Department's fiscal 2010 funding request as a "reform budget."
May 04, 2009
- Robins has won the 2009 White House Closing of the Circle Award for its efforts to promote environmental improvement efforts.
April 29, 2009
- When future astronauts prepare to go to the moon or to a rendezvous with the International Space Station, their craft will look suspiciously familiar.
April 27, 2009
- A lot of questions are likely to rush through your head when you're out on the battlefield and the enemy projectiles come flying.
April 15, 2009
- As the world prepares to mark Earth Day 2009 on April 22, the Pentagon has become the "greenest" of federal agencies, with military operations worldwide deriving a full 10 percent of their power from sources other than fossil fuels.
April 13, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today that servicemembers and military families were his primary concern when formulating the fiscal 2010 defense budget recommendations.
April 10, 2009
- A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program is well on its way toward developing a system that prevents disruptions in communication signals, and when they do occur, ensures the message doesn't disappear into never-never-land.
April 01, 2009
- Ever imagine filling up the fuel tanks on a military aircraft with french fry grease? It's no April Fools' Day joke -- that's exactly what the Air Force could do someday if a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research program proves successful.
March 30, 2009
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today recognized eight civil servants for their positive impact on national security and their efforts in support of the Joint Staff throughout the past year.
March 27, 2009
- The Marine Corps' first expeditionary fighting vehicles -- 17-passenger armored vehicles -- are slated to be delivered to the Marine Corps for testing in May 2010, the vehicle's program manager said.
March 26, 2009
- Military and civilian officials gathered March 23 to commemorate the 10,000th surface shipment of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, known as MRAPs, to the U.S. Central Command area of operations, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan.
March 25, 2009
- Rain and melting snow continue to increase flooding in five states across the northern United States today.
March 20, 2009
- Marines from Landing Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, conducted helicopter support team operation at night in support of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
March 19, 2009
- Modern war is ever-evolving. With more and more battlefield technologies and mechanical equipment available to the military, it is still as important for Marines to be able to turn wrenches as it is for them to pilot jets and fire weapons.
March 17, 2009
- The United States is working to speed up delivery of equipment and training to help Mexico to better confront violent drug cartels, the commander of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
February 25, 2009
- Army 1st Lt. Nicholas Camardo is in charge of the security force tasked with keeping the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan's Paktia province safe.
February 23, 2009
- Two years is much too long to determine service disabilities, especially when the injuries obviously qualify a servicemember for full benefits and compensation, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
February 20, 2009
- The U.S. military fielded its 10,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle in Iraq today during a ceremony on Camp Liberty, just 22 months after it was introduced into the theater of operations.
February 06, 2009
- The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center has begun realigning its mission capability to support cyber operations. This realignment will shift about 70 personnel during the next 18 months from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
February 03, 2009
- Dozens of military vehicles, cars, planes and a few other special novelties adorn the walls of the brigade command conference room in the headquarters building of the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team at this southern Baghdad base.
February 02, 2009
- Adapting new capabilities within the rapidly changing military space environment is increasingly important to national security.
January 27, 2009
- One of the main challenges facing the Defense Department is how the department acquires goods and services and manages the taxpayers' money, Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
January 26, 2009
- At 38 years old and with a 15-year-old daughter, Angela Fry took on the challenge of basic training and the possibility of deployment. She already had a degree, so it wasn't for college. She had a job, so it wasn't for the money.
January 26, 2009
- U.S. soldiers are building roads to remote areas in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province that are opening doors to a better way of life for local Afghans.
January 26, 2009
- Sailors assigned to USS Green Bay (LPD 20) brought their ship to life during a commissioning ceremony Jan. 24 at the port of Long Beach, Calif.
January 14, 2009
- The U.S. Air Force has begun airlifting Rwandan peacekeeping equipment and supplies from here to Sudan's Darfur region as part of a United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission.
January 12, 2009
- The Marine Corps is moving toward a different mission in Iraq as it progresses further into the early months of 2009.
January 09, 2009
- If, as the saying goes, every dog has its day, then four military police dogs certainly will have theirs when they help provide security for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
January 09, 2009
- Army officials are creating a new way to field force-protection products, such as mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, to speed their delivery to deployed soldiers in Iraq.
January 08, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pleased by "great progress" in improving care and support for wounded warriors, but believes these developments "are still not good enough" and plans to implement more,Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.
January 07, 2009
- Air Force-funded researchers from several universities are studying the flexible, flapping wings routinely used by bats and insects and mimicking their biological attributes to improve agility, speed and adaptability in micro air vehicle systems.
January 06, 2009
- Gates called Bush a visionary who recognized before becoming president the threat terrorists and other unconventional threats posed.
December 31, 2008
- As Pakistani troops apply renewed pressure on militants who have threatened a major supply line, military transportation officials are seeking alternate routes for supplying U.S. and NATO troops deployed in Afghanistan.
December 29, 2008
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. told troops in Baghdad just before Christmas that their efforts have brought "heartening" progress in Iraq that will allow the Army to throw more of its "weight" toward Afghanistan.
December 24, 2008
- Airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit here use innovative training that allows them to thwart terrorist attacks.
December 24, 2008
- President George W. Bush telephoned nine deployed servicemembers from each military branch this morning to pass along holiday greetings and thank them for their service.
December 22, 2008
- Joint Airborne Battle Staff members here are similar to 911 operators in the air as they ensure convoys operating throughout Iraq are never without communications.
December 22, 2008
- Power-projection platforms across the Army will soon receive a new training device designed to keep deploying Soldiers from drowning when their vehicles overturn into water.
December 17, 2008
- Starting early next year, the Army will allow full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for all soldiers killed in action.
December 11, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told several hundred troops here today that a sense of duty caused him to agree to stay on in his current job through the administration change.
December 09, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met yesterday with Vice President-elect Joe Biden as Gates continues to work to ensure the department's transition between the two administrations is as seamless as possible.
December 01, 2008
- The American military is planning to build robot soldiers that will not be able to commit war crimes like their human comrades in arms.
November 22, 2008
- Utility Marines with Support Platoon, Company B, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5 routinely aid the platoon in construction efforts throughout the al-Anbar province.
November 21, 2008
- Conventional military wisdom holds that enemies have a vote in combat. But manufacturers of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle have worked to disenfranchise them.
November 21, 2008
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. recently outlined three topics he believes are important for the Army to address with the incoming administration.
November 20, 2008
- Coalition forces captured five wanted men and detained 10 additional suspects during operations targeting terrorist networks throughout Iraq yesterday and today, military officials reported.
November 19, 2008
- The Non-Line of Sight Launch System, being developed as part of the Army's Future Combat Systems, has been selected for use aboard the first of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom.
November 17, 2008
- The Army's new Active Protection System, designed to safeguard Soldiers and vehicles from incoming fire, has been named one of the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine.
November 16, 2008
- Reserve Marines from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5 based here drove more than 200 miles Nov. 9 to conduct a security patrol and inspect construction of new Iraqi forts along the country's border with Syria.
November 10, 2008
- The crew of USS Freedom (LCS 1) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Nov. 8 as the ship was brought to life at Milwaukee's Veterans Park before a crowd of nearly 10,000.
November 05, 2008
- The Navy's first littoral combat ship (LCS) Freedom will be commissioned Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony at Veterans Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
November 04, 2008
- The Army recently established the Energy and Partnership Office to not only conserve energy, but also to reduce the Army's dependence on the civilian power grid.
October 31, 2008
- The Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels strive to provide American and international troops access to one of the premier military training sites worldwide.
October 28, 2008
- The United States military is the best-manned, best-equipped and best-trained force in the world, but that doesn't mean a thing if it can't get to the fight, said the commander of U.S. Transportation Command.
October 27, 2008
- Citizen-Soldiers from the Michigan Army National Guard are teaming with soldiers from Latvia and Afghanistan for a nine-month tour in Afghanistan.
October 22, 2008
- The deal is done for the Air Force officials to ship 18 G-222 cargo planes to the Afghan National Air Corps.
October 21, 2008
- Retired Col. Robert B. Nett, 86, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and honorary colonel of the Officer Candidate School battalion at Fort Benning, died at his home Oct. 19 after a brief illness.
October 20, 2008
- The Airmen of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group Employ The MRAP.
August 29, 2008
- The first aircraft to fly by pulsed-detonation engine power, along with associated hearing protection technology became additions to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during an Aug. 25 ceremony at the museum annex here.
June 12, 2008
- Multinational Division Baghdad mechanics ensure every vehicle leaving the base for a mission is in top working order, is safe and is going to be a reliable ride if something bad were to happen.
May 09, 2008
- Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Flowers has served combat deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and understands firsthand what warfighters need to succeed.
April 21, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates established a new task force last week to ensure the Defense Department is doing everything possible to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets to support warfighters.
March 05, 2008
- As Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was urging the Army's return to 12-month deployments, an Army brigade here just back from Iraq was getting word that it's time to start training for its next combat rotation.
February 26, 2008
- The U.S. Army remains ready to engage and defeat America's enemies despite experiencing strain after seven years of wartime deployments, the Army's top civilian and military leaders told a Senate panel here today.
January 22, 2008
- Medical evacuation crews from Task Force Marne faced down enemy gunfire to deliver five injured soldiers in Iraq to safety Jan. 18.
January 10, 2008
- In the civilian world, sneaking a peak at an exam before taking it will earn someone a failing score. Sneaking a peak at the front lines before leaving the base for a mission, however, can save lives in a combat zone.
October 17, 2006
- The fiscal 2007 National Defense Authorization Act provides more than $530 billion to maintain the military in the shape it must be to win the war on terror.
October 11, 2006
- An 82mm mortar round fired by militia forces from a nearby residential area caused yesterday's fire at a Baghdad ammunition holding area around 10:40 p.m.
September 29, 2006
- The United Service Organizations celebrated its 65th anniversary last night and honored troops from each branch of the military for heroism.
September 10, 2006
- During the week leading up to the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Coalition troops and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad continued their efforts to secure the capital city as part of Operation Together Forward.
September 04, 2006
- Earlier this month, the U.S. military deployed several thousand extra combat troops to flashpoint districts in the troubled Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
August 30, 2006
- The squadron's mission is to process, exploit and disseminate to commanders information gathered by AFSOC's MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles and other airborne intelligence and surveillance sources.
August 21, 2006
- British authorities have charged 11 people in an alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners, and authorities are considering charges against 11 others.
July 28, 2006
- The top U.S. general in Iraq had hoped to be able to recommend what he called a fairly significant reduction in U.S. troops in the country this year. Instead, Donald Rumsfeld approved the general's request for 3,500 more troops.
July 26, 2006
- The military has worked with the U.S. State Department and the governments of Turkey and Cyprus for the past 10 days to evacuate U.S. citizens from Lebanon, which has suffered extensive damage in 15 days of conflict between Israel and Hezbollah militants.
July 13, 2006
- Three men scurry around mesquite bushes in the open desert near the United States' border with Mexico at about 10:45 on a mid-June night. The temperature is nearly 100 degrees. Using night vision equipment, a National Guard Soldier tracks their journey.
June 30, 2006
- More than 1,000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were involved in water rescues, evacuations and other emergency operations during the past days as widespread flooding caused a disaster emergency to be declared in 46 of the state's 67 counties.
June 17, 2006
- Coalition and Iraqi officials have launched a massive search operation for two coalition soldiers missing following an incident in Yusufiyah, Iraq.
May 20, 2006
- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says U.S. military forces are helping people every day in all parts of the world in unconventional ways: building hospitals, digging water wells and administering medical aid to those in need.
May 18, 2006
- Hundreds of Taleban fighters and coalition forces clashed in southern Afghanistan Wednesday night and Thursday morning in two separate incidents. At least 30 militants and one Canadian soldier were killed, and dozens of militants were captured.
March 22, 2006
- Currently, the United States has a limited missile defense capability. Multiple sensors and radars are positioned around the world to detect and track enemy missiles, but they do not yet offer global coverage.
February 02, 2006
- The Army and Marine Corps are pulling out all the stops to ensure deployed troops have the best body armor possible, including ceramic side plates to protect their torsos.
January 23, 2006
- New Orleans faced an uphill battle against mountains of debris after storm surge and levee flooding from hurricanes Katrina and Rita brought city services to a halt in 2005. New Orleans asked FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for help.
January 12, 2006
- U.S. military members serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous locales will soon receive revamped armored vests that provide more side protection.
January 10, 2006
- The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the Interceptor ballistic armor. The 3 pound side panels will be made of the same material as the small-arms protective inserts.
December 22, 2005
- The U.S. Congress approved a $453.5 billion 2006 defense budget December 22 that includes a measure outlawing the use of torture, or cruel and inhuman treatment of detainees being held by the U.S. military and civilian federal agencies such as the CIA.
December 20, 2005
- About 500 liquid-filled cooling vests are now being tested by Humvee crews in Iraq and Kuwait. The vests are worn under body armor and a hose from each vest is plugged into the Humvee's on-board air-conditioning system.
December 14, 2005
- Task Force Baghdad soldiers detained 43 suspected terrorists during recent operations conducted to ensure a safe environment for Iraq's upcoming national elections.
December 12, 2005
- A satellite-based communications systems for combat vehicles is now being evaluated by the Battle Command. Lighter, smaller, mobile and more efficient are the waves of future battlefield communications.
December 02, 2005
- As company commander, Rapicault led his Marines through 50 firefights and 27 improvised explosive device ambushes between the time he took command of the unit and until he was killed Nov. 15, 2004.
November 16, 2005
- U.S. Air Force F-15s, F-16s and Predator unmanned aerial vehicles made air strikes against insurgent fighters near the Iraq-Syria border Nov. 14 in support of Operation Steel Curtain.
November 07, 2005
- French police say a man beaten last week during rioting in a Paris suburb has died, the first fatality in 11 days of unrest. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin is expected to announce a series of measures to restore order.
October 29, 2005
- President Bush has used his weekly radio address to hail Iraq's passage of a new constitution while warning that more sacrifice will be required from U.S. and coalition troops.
October 04, 2005
- Iraqi troops assigned to a public-order brigade and U.S. Army soldiers fought off more than 40 insurgents in southern Baghdad this morning.
September 30, 2005
- The U.S. military has a lot to do and spends a lot of money doing it. For the major defense contractors, simulation training and support is not just big business - it is a huge business.
September 28, 2005
- The U.S. military in Iraq is increasingly concerned about roadside bombs that are taking a greater toll on U.S. troops than at any time since dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled in April, 2003.
September 26, 2005
- Thousands of Soldiers are providing food and water to stranded residents along the Texas-Louisiana border following flooding from Hurricane Rita.
September 23, 2005
- Personnel working at the Navy Legal Services Office at the Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Miss., have teamed up with Task Force Navy Family to provide assistance to Navy families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
September 23, 2005
- In preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Rita, the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard are positioning assets and equipment to aid in relief efforts.
September 10, 2005
- National Guard soldiers have a presence on the streets of Mississippi. They are here to deter looting, keep sightseers from disrupting recovery and repair work, keep vehicular traffic flowing safely and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.
September 05, 2005
- The 38,000 National Guard troops and almost 13,000 active-component forces in the region are working feverishly to wrap up search-and-rescue operations and get the hurricane victims to safety.
September 04, 2005
- Nearly 30,000 National Guard troops from across America left their families and their civilian jobs during the week after Hurricane Katrina became the biggest national calamity since terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
August 17, 2005
- Once used only for remote reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft technology has rapidly evolved in recent years. Such systems now feature strike capabilities and are being used for force-protection and signals-collection missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
August 09, 2005
- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has criticized the Iranian government, saying it is not stopping the flow of weapons across its border into Iraq. The criticism follows recent reports that Iraqi border guards intercepted shipments of bombs from Iran.
July 05, 2005
- One man was killed and three others detained after they were caught trying to plant improvised explosive devices in northern Iraq July 4, military officials in Baghdad reported.
June 21, 2005
- The Marine Corps is adapting the way it protects its servicemembers against improvised explosive devices. The measures used when Marines returned to Iraq in March 2004 to protect them from IEDs simply are no longer sufficient.
June 19, 2005
- Marines and Iraqi security forces continue Operation Spear, called Rohme in Arabic, in Iraq's Anbar province, finding weapons caches and calling in air strikes on terrorist strong points.
June 01, 2005
- In Iraq, Operation Lightning continues, but a suicide bomber slipped through the net and hit the main checkpoint into Baghdad International Airport. Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested hundreds of insurgents in a city-wide sweep this week.
May 12, 2005
- President Bush signed into law on May 11 legislation that provides $82 billion in supplemental funding, most of it to help cover the cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
May 09, 2005
- U.S. forces have launched an offensive in Iraq's al-Anbar province, and report killing dozens of insurgents. Three U.S. Marines have also been killed in the area.
May 07, 2005
- Ghassan Muhammad Amin Husayn al-Rawi was described as the amir, or leader, of Rawah, Iraq. He is accused of coordinating meetings for senior members, helping move and set up meetings for al-Zarqawi in the Rawah region, and helping move foreign fighters.
May 05, 2005
- ask Force Liberty soldiers captured 22 insurgents suspected of launching an indirect fire attack on a coalition forces base near Bayji, Iraq, May 4.
April 13, 2005
- He may have just been doing his job, but the actions of Spc. Jeremy L. Church saved lives when his convoy came under heavy fire one year ago. They also earned him the first Silver Star awarded to an Army reservist during the global war on terrorism.
March 25, 2005
- Task Force Liberty soldiers defeated a terrorist attack near Baqubah at about midnight today, killing three of the attackers. No coalition forces were injured in the attack, officials said, but they provided no further details.
March 15, 2005
- The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on legislation to provide $81.3 billion to support U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 11, 2005
- When military retirees apply for Combat Related Service Compensation, their applications will now be processed within 30 days of when received, since CRSC has cleared a backlog of nearly 14,000 applications.
February 08, 2005
- The Navy unveiled its future as it officially christened its revolutionary new Littoral Surface Craft - Experimental, commonly referred to as X-Craft.
January 20, 2005
- The find contributes to the task force's four-week streak of finding weapons caches and detaining anti-Iraqi forces in this previously unpatrolled area along the Euphrates River.
December 30, 2004
- The Army will meet its requirement of 8,105 up-armored Humvees by March 2005, has equipped all deployed Soldiers and DoD civilians with Interceptor Body Armor, and has also developed a more flexible system for meeting field commander's equipment needs.
December 28, 2004
- Iraqi citizens continue to help U.S. soldiers rid their country of illegal weapons, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
December 15, 2004
- Up-armoring tactical wheeled vehicles continues to be a priority for the Army, officials involved in the effort told reporters today at the Pentagon.
December 11, 2004
- An additional 100 up-armored Humvees per month could soon be heading to Iraq, according to Army officials.
December 08, 2004
- Some soldiers headed for duty in Iraq took the secretary of defense at his word in Kuwait today when he encouraged them to ask him tough questions at a town-hall meeting.
November 09, 2004
- Unmanned aerial vehicles are earning star status in the global war on terror, becoming the most-requested capability among combatant commanders in Southwest Asia and increasing fourfold in that theater during the last year alone.
September 30, 2004
- Deadly car bombs ripped through several neighborhoods in and around Baghdad Thursday, killing more than 40 people, many of them children. Officials say a U.S. soldier and two Iraqi police officers were among the dead.
September 28, 2004
- Troops from Multinational Force Iraq conducted an early-morning precision strike on a site in southern Fallujah, military officials in Iraq announced in a written statement. The statement said the site was a confirmed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi terrorist site.
September 01, 2004
- As forecasters predict Hurricane Frances will reach land near Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., on Sept. 4, bases have begun preparing for the storm.
August 29, 2004
- A powerful bomb explosion in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least seven people, including foreigners. The attack comes a day after a bomb blast in a southeastern province killed 10 people, mostly children.
August 10, 2004
- The lightweight device is a portable, ruggedized, digital information system designed to give commanders, leaders and Soldiers across the battlefield improved command and control capabilities, data sharing and enhanced situational awareness.
August 01, 2004
- Homeland Security officials have raised the color- coded threat level to orange, or high, for parts of New York City, northern New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.
July 29, 2004
- When moviemakers have a military angle in the plot, they often come to the Army for help.
June 26, 2004
- When the United States put $15 million each on the heads of Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay Hussein, it took only about week for someone to turn them in.
June 24, 2004
- Unmanned aerial vehicles could start playing a more active role in missions to suppress and destroy enemy air defenses if a UAV Battlelab initiative proves successful.
June 16, 2004
- Troops across Iraq use the resources they have available, and in true Marine fashion, figure out ways to make themselves faster and safer on the battlefield.
June 14, 2004
- At least 13 people, including several Westerners have been killed in Baghdad after a vehicle loaded with explosives plowed into a convoy carrying foreign contractors.
June 01, 2004
- Sixty years ago today, more than 250,000 ground and airborne troops in England anxiously awaited one of the most anticipated events in world history.
May 22, 2004
- In Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside the home of a senior Iraqi official Saturday, slightly injuring him but killing several members of his security team.
May 12, 2004
- Two more U.S. soldiers will face military courts- martial in the abuse of Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison, coalition officials in Baghdad said today.
May 10, 2004
- U.S. aircraft bombed the offices of a radical Shiite leader Monday in southern Iraq. Meanwhile, armed insurgents shot and killed two foreigners working in northern Iraq. U.S. warplanes bombed the Sadr City offices of wanted radical Shiite cleric Moqtada.
May 03, 2004
- The kidnapping and murdering of civilian contractors in Iraq has not deterred thousands of workers from providing aid to American troops and assisting with the build-up of Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 12, 2004
- It has been a year since Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dave Williams' Longbow Apache was shot down, and pictures of the bullet-riddled helicopter were broadcast on television internationally.
March 31, 2004
- In Iraq, five U.S. soldiers and four American civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition have been killed in a day of violent attacks Wednesday. The bodies of the American civilians were burned and put on display by a crowd in Fallujah.
March 29, 2004
- In what has become almost a nightly ritual, soldiers from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, lined up their vehicles on a quiet side street in the sleepy town of Abu Ghuraib, Iraq.
March 23, 2004
- One U.S. officer and 17 Greek soldiers were injured last week when more than 1,000 rioters attacked an observation post at the Serbian Church of Saint Uros in Ferizaj/Urosevac.
March 17, 2004
- As many as 29 people have been killed in a car bomb explosion that heavily damaged a hotel in downtown Baghdad Wednesday night, in what appears to be another in a series of attacks by insurgents against civilians.
March 06, 2004
- Palestinian militants using jeeps disguised as Israeli military vehicles have made a failed attack on Israeli soldiers at the main border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
February 27, 2004
- With an increase in improvised explosive devices being used by insurgents in Iraq against American convoys, the 1st Force Service Support Group is squeezing in some last-minute training to spin up Marines before they roll out.
February 24, 2004
- Protecting an entire military post from enemy attack is a job that military police offices from the 143rd Military Police Company and their Iraqi Civil Defense Corps colleagues take very seriously.
February 19, 2004
- Humvee production in February has ramped up from 25 to 30 vehicles daily at an AM General factory in order to meet the US Army demand in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 18, 2004
- A car bomb attack early Wednesday at a coalition military base south of Baghdad killed at least 11 Iraqi civilians and injured eight foreign soldiers. The wounded soldiers are from Poland, Hungary and the United States.
February 05, 2004
- President George W. Bush submitted his FY 2005 budget request to Congess Feb. 2. The Department of the Navy Budget is $119.4 billion of the total $401.7 billion Department of Defense budget.
February 05, 2004
- Multi-service special operations troops have led the way to victory in overseas campaigns during the war against terrorism.
February 04, 2004
- The United States Marine Corps participated in the 2004 Capital One College All-Star Challenge held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, January 30, 2004.
January 29, 2004
- The Army will grow to 510,000 soldiers over the next four years as a temporary measure.In the next four months, an official said, the Army will move 220,000 soldiers into and out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
January 22, 2004
- Two U.S. soldiers were killed and another was injured in a Jan. 21 mortar and rocket attack on a 4th Infantry Division base near Baqubah, Iraq.
January 16, 2004
- An Army research and development center has entered a partnership with NASA to provide technology to the Space Shuttle program, and at the same time, transfer NASA technology to Army ground vehicle development.
January 09, 2004
- Radiation-resistant computers developed by Air Force Research Laboratory helped steer one of NASA's Mars exploration rovers to a safe landing on the red planet Jan. 4.
December 25, 2003
- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf says he will continue his government's fight against terrorism, despite a failed assassination attempt by two suicide bombers Thursday. The attack claimed at least 14 lives and injured at least 45.
December 24, 2003
- Attackers in Iraq have fired a mortar round at a Baghdad hotel largely occupied by Western journalists and contractors. There are conflicting reports about whether it struck the hotel.
December 24, 2003
- French officials have canceled at least six Air France flights between Paris and Los Angeles Wednesday because of security concerns. Los Angeles international airport is at its highest security level since the 2001 terror attacks on the East Coast.
December 17, 2003
- Defense Department-led effort to quickly deliver new technologies to the warfighter is making life easier -- and, more importantly, safer -- for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
December 17, 2003
- An apparent car bomb has exploded in Baghdad. Iraqi police tell VOA the blast killed at least 12 people and wounded many more.
December 16, 2003
- US military officials say coalition forces have seized a rebel leader and at least 77 others in a raid in central Iraq.
December 11, 2003
- With about 140,000 American service members due to rotate out of Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command officials are very clear that service members cannot bring home weapons, ammunition and other prohibited items.
December 01, 2003
- In Iraq, the U.S. military gave the first detailed account of Sunday's massive firefight between U.S. troops and Iraqi insurgents in the central city of Samarra.
November 29, 2003
- Seven Spanish intelligence agents have been killed and one wounded in Iraq in an attack on their convoy on a road south of Baghdad. Saturday's guerilla-style attack occurred on a highway 30 kilometers south of Baghdad.
November 27, 2003
- Sixty years after one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and the 2nd Marine Division returned to Tarawa to honor more than 1,000 killed.
November 25, 2003
- Military people in world hotspots might soon tell where people shooting at them are located by using technology Defense Department and Air Force researchers are developing.
November 24, 2003
- U.S. casualties in Iraq may be suffering a greater share of brain injuries than in previous wars, causing concern among military doctors.
November 23, 2003
- Three U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq in two separate incidents, as anti-coalition insurgents continue to target troops and Iraqis working for the coalition.
November 02, 2003
- At least 15 people were killed and many others injured when a U.S. Army helicopter was shot down Sunday west of Baghdad.
October 27, 2003
- Scores of people have been killed and injured in several early morning bomb blasts in Baghdad. Three explosions rocked Baghdad Monday morning, the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
October 23, 2003
- At approximately 6:22 a.m., Oct. 23, 1983, a truck loaded with 2,000 pounds of explosives crashed through the gates of the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
October 22, 2003
- ''A very, very detailed'' look at units will be done before an undetermined number of them are told to pack their bags for a year-long deployment in Iraq, said Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
October 10, 2003
- The Army's new Stryker armored vehicles are headed for their first operational assignment -- service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
October 02, 2003
- Coalition soldiers relinquished security and guarding responsibilities of Objective Jaguar, an ammo supply point, to the soldiers from Delta Company, part of the Iraq Civil Defense Corps in a relief in place ceremony Wednesday.
September 20, 2003
- A woman member of Iraq's governing council has been shot and seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt in Baghdad. Akila al-Hashimi is undergoing treatment at a U.S. Army hospital.
September 12, 2003
- Hot, molten steel splattered in a colorful display of natural fireworks, as the bow stem was recently formed for PCU New York at a Louisiana foundry.
July 29, 2003
- The armistice with North Korea was signed at 1000 hours, July 27, 1953. Hostilities stopped at 2200 hours and with it, the end of 37 months of death and destruction. The silence along the front lines of Korea was deafening.
July 23, 2003
- Marines of 2nd Platoon, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines joined other elements of the battalion in a group of patrols aimed at finding stockpiles of weapons and Ba'ath Party loyalists that present a continued threat to peace in Karbala.
July 20, 2003
- Two U.S. soldiers are dead following a guerrilla ambush on their convoy in northern Iraq. Elsewhere, an Iraqi driver was killed and at least one relief worker was wounded in a separate attack on an aid convoy.
July 18, 2003
- Kenneth Branch, 64, and William Erskine, 43, are charged with misusing proprietary Lockheed Martin Co. documents during bidding for Air Force launch contracts. If convicted, each faces a maximum of 10 years confinement, a fine of $250,000 or both.
July 17, 2003
- Army released a 15-page report today stating that members of the 507th Maintenance Company fought the best they could in Iraq until there was no longer a means to resist.
July 17, 2003
- Another audiotape, purported to be the voice of Saddam Hussein, has aired on Arab-language television on the anniversary of the 1968 Baathist revolution that brought Saddam's party to power. Meanwhile, U.S. troops are on heightened alert.
June 26, 2003
- An Iraqi driver was killed and an unknown number of people wounded in an attack on an Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority vehicle near Baghdad International Airport.
June 23, 2003
- A senior U.S. defense official has confirmed coalition forces attacked a convoy fleeing Iraq, amid news reports that Saddam Hussein or other top leaders in his former regime may have been in the vehicles.
June 23, 2003
- A photograph of a patrol of stainless steel statues trudging through snow toward an objective is featured on the new commemorative postage stamp honoring the Korean War Veterans Memorial that's slated to be dedicated by the U.S. Postal Service on July 27.
June 04, 2003
- U.S. and Italian forces launched an offensive June 2 against anti-coalition forces in the Shahi Kowt section of the Paktia province in Afghanistan, Combined Joint Task Force 180 officials said today.
May 13, 2003
- The blasts targeted Westerners living in the kingdom. Saudi officials say at least 29 people were killed in the bombings, including seven Americans and nine bombers. Almost 200 others were injured.
May 05, 2003
- As a new day dawned in the Arabian Gulf May 2, there was a sense of guarded optimism for Sailors and Marines here about President Bush's recent nationally televised speech to the nation from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
May 04, 2003
- The Army's 716th Military Police Battalion, alongside 1st Marine Division Marines and Iraqi police, has been keeping the streets of Iraq safe and secure so those walking on those streets can breathe the breath of freedom without fear.
April 18, 2003
- United States and coalition forces accepted the surrender of the first enemy general in Operation Iraqi Freedom when the commander of all armed forces in the western district of Iraq capitulated in Ar Ramedi.
April 15, 2003
- On a tip from an Iraqi official, Marine with D Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, dashed through sniper fire on the streets of Samarra, Iraq.
April 13, 2003
- The survey focused on locating Navy losses and the temporary harbors used in Neptune, the naval portion of Operation Overlord (D-Day), the codename for the Allied invasion of Europe, June 6, 1944.
April 08, 2003
- Coalition forces targeted ''senior regime officials'' in a strike in the Baghdad suburb of al Mansour April 7, a U.S. Central Command official said during a briefing in Qatar today.
April 08, 2003
- VOA correspondent Alisha Ryu is with US forces at the Baghdad airport and describes Monday's incursion into Baghdad by U.S. troops to Al Pessin in VOA London bureau.
April 05, 2003
- Deafening explosions rocked the Iraqi capital in the early morning hours of Sunday, and artillery fire was reported on the southwestern edge of the city.
April 03, 2003
- Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, defense officials have pointed out the Iraqi regime's policy of consistently ignoring the laws of armed conflict and the Geneva Conventions.
April 02, 2003
- The 3rd Infantry Division (Mech.) engaged in heavy fighting today with the Republican Guard's Medina Division near Karbala, Iraq, and some U.S. elements reportedly advanced to within 25 miles of Baghdad.
April 01, 2003
- The warriors of 1st Marine Division slowed their advance toward Baghdad to reenergize and take care of personal needs during the last few days of March.
March 31, 2003
- The sight of bloodied, bandaged Marines laying on flimsy, green cots in southern Iraq was a disheartening scene, March 27. But the wounded wouldn't let their misfortune get them down.
March 31, 2003
- British artillery and coalition aircraft destroyed a column of Iraqi tanks and armored vehicles early March 27, British Air Marshal Brian Burridge said at a press briefing.
March 28, 2003
- The Iraqi capital of Baghdad came under heavy bombardment Friday with coalition warplanes targeting communications facilities and Republican Guard units poised to defend the city from a ground attack.
March 28, 2003
- An Iraqi missile attack and the detection of biological agents March 27 had the U.S.-led, multi-nation task force, whose mission is to respond to biological and chemical attacks here, believing they would be called into action.
March 26, 2003
- U.S. forces have found 3,000 Iraqi chemical protective suits at an An Nasiriyah hospital, which gives war planners an indication that Saddam Hussein's regime is preparing to use banned chemical weapons against coalition forces.
March 26, 2003
- Armored columns of the 3rd Infantry Division roared hundreds of kilometers toward Baghdad securing an airfield at Jalibah, exchanging fire outside Al Samawa, and capturing about 250 enemy soldiers.
March 18, 2003
- While the United States grows closer to war with Iraq, elements of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., sharpen their skills on what was once the battlefield of Operation Desert Storm.
February 06, 2003
- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has provided the United Nations with what he calls irrefutable proof that Iraq is continuing to build and hide weapons of mass destruction, while maintaining links to terrorist groups including al-Qaida.
January 16, 2003
- On the 48th day of weapons inspections in Iraq, U.N. inspectors traveled to a residential neighborhood in Baghdad. The inspectors say they plan to ask the U.N. Security Council for more time to finish their search for weapons of mass destruction.
November 27, 2002
- U.S. camps have been targets of hit-and-run attacks from Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers over the last week. U.S. personnel and also have found arms caches and shut down a drug lab. There were no U.S. casualties.
September 17, 2002
- The President of the United States has focused the world's attention on Iraq's continued defiance of UN resolutions. Saddam Hussein's regime claimed, once again, that Iraq would comply unconditionally.
August 06, 2002
- Two separate incidents of bravery under fire this week led to posthumous awards of the Medal of Honor to a Navy corpsman and an Army paratrooper, 50 years ago in Korea.
July 23, 2002
- Truce talks continued to be stalled on the number of prisoners to be exchanged, 50 years ago this week in Korea.
May 23, 2002
- DoD engineers are developing the 2010-era Objective Force Warrior even before the next- generation Land Warrior is fielded in 2004.