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19 Dead, 80 Hospitalized in Terror Attack in Saudi      

WASHINGTON - Nineteen American service members were killed and hundreds injured by a terrorist attack on a military housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


Reserve Chiefs Say Family Readiness as Important as  This story contains photos.    

DALLAS - Family readiness and support in the reserve components are just as important as buying a new submarine, ship, airplane, satellite or tank, Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert A. McIntosh recently told an audience here.


U.S. Teams Set to Search for MIAs in North Korea      

WASHINGTON - U.S. military recovery experts will travel to North Korea in July and September to search for the remains of Americans lost during the Korean War.


In the Pacific Theater, Telemedicine is "Akamai"      

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Clever; smart; best at something. That's a rough translation of the Hawaiian word "akamai" and why planners chose the word as the title for a major telemedicine project in the Pacific theater.


Pacific Rim Challenges Health Care Delivery      

CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii - As the U.S. Pacific Command surgeon, Rear Adm. William J. McDaniel, views the Pacific Theater as three entities offering distinctive challenges to health care delivery.


TRICARE In Hawaii; Smooth Sailing      

CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii - Setting up TRICARE in this part of the tropics was a breeze.


Navy Supports TWA Flight 800 Crash Investigation      

WASHINGTON, DC - The Navy salvage and rescue ship USS Grasp and the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill are assisting the National Transportation Safety Board's search and recovery of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, N.Y.


Estes to Replace Ashy as Commander, U.S. Space Command      

WASHINGTON - President Clinton nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. Howell M. Estes III for appointment to general with assignment as commander of U.S. Space Command at Peterson


Perry Speaks of NATO's Future, Bosnia Progress      

WASHINGTON - NATO will be bigger and more flexible thanks to changes recently approved at the North Atlantic Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium.


Asian Pacific American Association Honors Three DoD  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON, DC - Three DoD employees were honored June 5 in Bethesda, Md., at the 10th annual conference of the National Association of Professional Asian-American Women.


Executive Order Ends Vietnam Combat Zone      

WASHINGTON - Combat pay and special tax benefits end June 30 for U.S. service members assigned in Vietnam, although imminent danger pay will continue for duty in the Southeast Asian nation.


16 Military Athletes Qualify for Olympic Track, Field Trials      

WASHINGTON - Hopes of gold, silver and bronze medals for 16 military track and field athletes rest on their performances at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Atlanta.


Lake on Use of Force, Lessons of Post-Cold War World      

WASHINGTON - When and where to use military force was the subject of a commencement address by National Security Adviser Anthony Lake at the National Defense University.


DoD Revises Aerial Demonstration Team 1996 Schedule      

WASHINGTON, DC - DoD recently revised the remaining 1996 jet and parachute demonstration team schedules. The new schedules, released June 6, reflect performance changes for the Navy's Blue Angels, the Air Force's Thunderbirds and the Army's Golden Knights.


Smith, Waldroup Earn Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Spots      

WASHINGTON, DC - Two soldiers earned Olympic spots and three others earned alternate positions at the recent U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling trials in Concord, Calif.


Family Dental Plan Joins TRICARE, Services Remain Constant      

WASHINGTON - The name changed, but DoD's Family Member Dental Plan still provides low-cost access to a broad network of civilian dentists.


Air Force Releases Brown Crash Investigation Report      

WASHINGTON - A combination of mistakes caused the April 3 CT-43 jet crash in Croatia that killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others, according to an Air Force investigation board.


Air Force Takes Corrective Action      

WASHINGTON - Air Force officials are taking action to reduce the risk of tragedies like the crash of a CT-43 passenger jet that killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others.


President Nominates Johnson As Navy's New Chief  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Clinton nominated Adm. Jay L. Johnson to become the 26th chief of naval operations. Upon Senate confirmation, Johnson would succeed Adm. Jeremy M. Boorda, who died May 16.


Women's Advisory Committee Seeking Recognition  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON, DC - Ask service members what they know about DACOWITS, and most will probably ask, "What's a DACOWITS?"


TRICARE's Reach Rapidly Extending      

WASHINGTON - The TRICARE managed health care plan for service members and their families and military retirees isn't gathering moss.


Telemedicine Enhances Troop Health Care in Bosnia      

WASHINGTON - A "medical internet" will provide U.S. forces in Eastern Europe the same level of health care they'd receive back home, officials at the Medical Advanced Technology Management Office, Fort Detrick, Md., said.


Perry Outlines Diverse Role for Today's Military Leaders      

WASHINGTON - Being a skilled warrior is not enough today, military leaders now must also be statesmen, technologists and managers, according to Defense Secretary William J. Perry.


East Meets West Training in Ukraine      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Eastern European defense officials assembled in Western Ukraine recently for opening ceremonies of Peace Shield 1996, the first multinational peacekeeping exercise held in the former Soviet republic.


Sowing Seeds of Peace in Fields of War      

WASHINGTON - The defense leaders of the world's top three nuclear powers recently sowed seeds of peace in a field of war. Soil that for decades was sown with nuclear death and destruction will soon yield a bounty of golden blooms.


NATO Increases Patrols in Bosnia      

WASHINGTON - Having completed most of its military tasks "almost flawlessly," NATO's peace implementation force is now conducting more visible patrols throughout Bosnia, according to Secretary of State Warren Christopher.


NATO Approves Combined Joint Task Force Concept      

WASHINGTON - NATO officials have agreed to a plan allowing the Western European Union to use NATO assets in military operations.


DoD Names Military Journalists of the Year      

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - DoD named its top journalists for 1995 during its recent Thomas Jefferson journalism competition.


New Athletes Take Track and Field Winners' Stand  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON, DC - The services honored 16 new champions at the 1996 men's armed forces track and field championships, held May 22 and 23 at Santa Barbara (Calif.) Community College.


Four Women Repeat as Track Winners  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON, DC - Seven medalists from the 1995 women's armed forces track and field meet claimed gold medals at this year's event, held May 22-23 at Santa Barbara (Calif.) Community College.


Shalikashvili Tells Graduates About Leadership,      

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told graduating Naval Academy midshipmen he celebrated their achievements and had confidence in their abilities.


Air Force Relieves Three Commanders      

WASHINGTON - The Air Force has relieved three commanders in Germany in connection with the April 3 jet crash that killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others.


Thunderbirds to Tour Europe in 1996      

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron takes its act to Eastern Europe this summer as part of a seven-country tour June 12 through July 10.

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