GREENSBURG, Pa. - At 26, Paula Boliver found herself a widow and single-parent with a one-year-old daughter and two-year-old son.
WASHINGTON - President Bush has recommended a defense budget of $310.5 billion for fiscal 2002.
WASHINGTON - Historians agree that World War II changed life for American women in the 20th century.
GREENSBURG, Pa. - As they have each year for the past decade, townsfolk here came to pay their respects, share their grief and remember their loved ones' glory.
GREENSBURG, Pa. - Thirteen Army Reserve soldiers from this small town 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh died a decade ago, and people across America gave what they could to ensure these citizen soldiers are not forgotten.
GREENSBURG, Pa. - Ten years ago, a wartime tragedy struck Hometown USA.
SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Entry deadline is April 9 for the Armed Services YMCA's annual essay contest to promote reading among children and teens of active, Reserve, Guard and retired service members and DoD civilian employees
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Feb. 22 that recent coalition air attacks against Iraq sent a strong message to Saddam Hussein that “this administration will remain engaged” in Southwest Asia.
WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 23, 2001)
WASHINGTON - A retired Army general who wrote the official history of the Gulf War tells service members and veterans who think they may have symptoms of Gulf War Illnesses to seek medical help.
WASHINGTON - Non-battle related injuries and sickness have sapped the strength and resources of armies since groups of cavemen first threw rocks at each other. The 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War was no exception.
ARLINGTON, Va. - "It's unlikely that DoD can make significant progress toward improving its ability to recover downed air crews and other personnel behind enemy lines without some agency, office or command having budget authority over recovery-related activities, Mel Richmond emphasized during the recently completed DoD fourth annual Personnel Recovery Conference here.
WASHINGTON - The world is in transition from the Cold War to something new and the top military intelligence officer expects the next 10 to 15 years to be “at least as turbulent, if not more so” as the past 10
WASHINGTON - Jean Marie Ward says there are so many spouse employment initiatives underway within DoD and the services right now it makes her head spin.
WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.
WASHINGTON - Ninety percent of people who die in war die before they reach a medical facility, and military researchers are working to lower that number.
WASHINGTON - The American public should not consider the bombings in Iraq Feb. 16 as the end of U.S. involvement in the area.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander has ordered that a Court of Inquiry be convened next week to investigate the circumstances leading to the Feb. 9 collision between a Navy nuclear submarine and a Japanese trawler off Honolulu.
WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 16, 2001)
WASHINGTON - DoD has made great strides in equal opportunity, but the journey has not ended, Charles L. Cragin told the standing room only crowd in the Pentagon auditorium during DoD's African American History Month observance, Feb. 8.
WASHINGTON - Things are looking up for DoD's grocery chain as efforts to please customers and restructuring initiatives appear to be bearing fruit.
WASHINGTON - American and British warplanes attacked Iraqi military command, control and communication sites outside Baghdad today, defense officials said. No allied aircraft were lost.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - President George W. Bush thanked Guardsmen, reservists and their civilian employers here Feb. 14 for their patriotism and service in support of the nation’s security
WASHINGTON - "I'm a little anxious about the subject of African American History Month because a lot of people are uncomfortable with that subject," Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Clifford L. Stanley told the packed Pentagon auditorium here Feb. 8.
WASHINGTON - "I often wonder what my son would look like now," the platinum-haired woman said, glancing at the other combat veterans in the room.
WASHINGTON - Navy officials confirm that civilian guests were in the control room of the USS Greeneville when the sub collided with and sank a Japanese fishing vessel Feb. 9 south of Hawaii.
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Army dominated the other three services to take the Armed Forces Boxing Championship Feb. 12 here.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is not in the midst of a hiring freeze, but it is reviewing its civilian workforce requirements and hiring procedures as part of President Bush's pledge to make government more efficient.
WASHINGTON - Hanging up the BDUs to head back to civilian life? When Uncle Sam's paychecks stop, you'll most likely need a job. DoD wants to help you find one.
NORFOLK, Va. - President Bush spoke about NATO and the DoD top-down review during his Feb. 13 visit to this sprawling U.S. military installation.
WASHINGTON - The women who cover today's news 24 hours a day should snap a salute to their predecessors who covered World War II.
FORT STEWART, Ga. - President George W. Bush said he is concerned about overextending U.S. troops with peacekeeping duties.
WASHINGTON - Students considering a career in local, state or federal government could earn up to $1,000 for college through the Public Service Scholarship Program.
WASHINGTON - National defense all comes down to people, President George W. Bush said.
FORT STEWART, Ga. - President George W. Bush announced Feb. 12 a significant increase in funding for quality-of-life issues affecting U.S. service members.
WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated Paul D. Wolfowitz to be deputy defense secretary.
WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 9, 2001.)
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld believes the defense budget must go up, but any decisions must wait until after he conducts a review of defense programs, Pentagon officials said Feb. 8.
WASHINGTON - Plan early. Get copies of your orders. Visit your transportation office early. Estimate the weight of your household goods.
WASHINGTON - The Navy's annual "Owner's and Operator's Manual," the January All Hands magazine, contains a special twist this year: a CD-ROM packed with rights and benefits information.
WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.
WASHINGTON - DoD still has plenty of homework to do before making a final decision on acquiring the F-22 fighter for the Air Force.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Commissary Agency will close six stateside stores this spring and fall as part of ongoing efforts to infuse better business practices across the organization.
WASHINGTON - The trans-Atlantic relationship is at the heart of the world's security, said NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, and care must be taken so the alliance doesn't drift apart.
WASHINGTON - The United Service Organizations honored six military heroes at its 60th anniversary gala here Feb. 4.
WASHINGTON - USO support for America's troops depends on public support, according to John H. Tilelli Jr., United Service Organizations president.
WASHINGTON - The night was dedicated to the United Service Organizations, but the true stars of the evening were America's men and women in uniform.
WASHINGTON - The United States has allies, and allies consult with each other. That was the bottom line of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's Feb. 3 speech to the Munich (Germany) Conference on Security Policy.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the United States would consult with its allies and friends as it makes decisions about National Missile Defense.
WASHINGTON - Nothing and no one in the military moves without NIMA, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
ARLINGTON, Va. - A small pristine table with one chair sat near the podium during this year’s seventh annual Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel National Day of Prayer breakfast on Feb. 1.
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Department of Defense held its seventh annual National Day of Prayer breakfast here on Feb. 1, to remind the nation and DoD personnel of the extraordinary sacrifices made by military men and women.
WASHINGTON - National Missile Defense, European security issues and a troop visit to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany are on the agenda for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s first trip to Europe for the Bush Administration.
WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 2, 2001.)
WASHINGTON - DoD officials have found no evidence John Deutch, former deputy defense secretary, compromised classified information, but they cannot rule out the possibility.
WASHINGTON - I've learned as an adult that there is so much more African-American history than was taught to me as a child.
WASHINGTON - Doing taxes if you are in the military can be confusing. What do you report as income? If you were stationed in Bosnia or Kosovo for three months or were aboard ship in the Med, how much of your pay is taxable? How are moving expenses treated?
WASHINGTON - Major changes to the Bush Administration DoD budget must wait on the completion of a force structure review, presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said Jan. 31.
WASHINGTON - It has been more than a year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned blood donations from any persons, including service members, who had a total of more than six months of residence in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996.
WASHINGTON - Blacks have served in the Navy since before there was a republic, but their contributions -- even their numbers -- aren't widely known.
WASHINGTON - The United States is assisting international relief efforts following the Jan. 26 earthquake that devastated a large region of western India.
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