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09/29/2000

Cohen Committed to Asian-Pacific Stability      

WASHINGTON - The United States is committed to the Asia-Pacific region and will remain engaged in helping solve the region's problems, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told Pacific allies during his recent nine-day trip to the region.

09/29/2000

Chiefs Tell Senate DoD Needs Money for Modernization      

WASHINGTON - “We cannot mortgage future readiness,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Henry Shelton told the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 27.

09/29/2000

Hispanic-American Achievement Highlighted At DoD Ceremony      

WASHINGTON - Hispanic Americans -- traditional supporters of defense and valued contributors to the nation’s cultural heritage -- are poised for an expanded role on the national stage in the 21st century.

09/29/2000

Cohen, De Leon to Hold Electronic Town Hall Oct. 4      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen will be interviewed on the Defense Reform Initiative as part of an interactive broadcast Oct. 4.

09/29/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week Ending Sept. 29, 2000      

WASHINGTON - "We cannot mortgage future readiness," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Henry Shelton told the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 27.

09/28/2000

A Vote's too Valuable to Forsake to This American  This story contains photos.    

FORT BLISS, Texas - More than 40 percent of Army personnel didn't take the time to vote during the 1996 presidential election. During this year's election, at least one soldier will be in line waiting for the doors to open.

09/27/2000

WWW.Huh?: TRICARE Web Site Good First Stop for Beneficiaries      

WASHINGTON - TRICARE officials want people to know they have an Internet home page that can be a great first stop for beneficiaries to get information on the program.

09/27/2000

TRICARE Recognizes Employee Excellence      

WASHINGTON - TRICARE officials are working to improve their program's image by giving a high-profile pat on the back to those who go "above and beyond" to make TRICARE a success.

09/26/2000

AMU's Graves Wins Olympic Bronze in Skeet Event  This story contains photos.    

SYDNEY, Australia - Army Sgt. 1st Class James Todd Graves had a slew of good-luck charms working for him Sept. 23 as he became the first U.S. men's skeet shooter since 1984 to win an Olympic medal.

09/26/2000

WIC Health Program Expands Overseas Next Year  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A government-sponsored supplemental food and health education program available to stateside military families will soon become available to families overseas as well.

09/22/2000

North 'Must Reciprocate' to Keep Reconciliation on Track      

TOKYO - North Korea must reciprocate by lessening tensions if it wishes the continuation of South Korean economic aid, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said here.

09/22/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week Ending Sept. 22, 2000      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army spouse Nancy Johnson of Fort Benning, Ga., was the first U.S. athlete to strike gold in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

09/21/2000

Researchers Study Crime and Punishment      

WASHINGTON - Anyone who thinks it's OK to slap, punch, bite, kick, head butt, choke or throw their spouse up against a wall needs to think again.

09/21/2000

Army Leader Helps DoD Tackle Domestic Violence      

WASHINGTON - Maj. Gen. Craig B. Whelden no longer heads the Army's Community and Family Support Center, but he's as busy as ever working to support military families.

09/21/2000

Korea Security Meeting Filled with Hope, Realism  This story contains photos.    

SEOUL, South Korea - The Korea-U.S. Security Consultative Meeting held here is starting to address changes in the region resulting from the engagement between South and North Korea.

09/21/2000

The Wolfpack Howls Welcome to Cohen  This story contains photos.    

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - The Wolfpack was howling here as Defense Secretary William S. Cohen addressed members of the 8th Fighter Wing and Army troops from local Patriot batteries.

09/21/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

09/20/2000

No Reluctance on Part of DoD Investigator in Deutch Case      

WASHINGTON - DoD leaders weren't reluctant to investigate former Deputy Secretary John Deutch, but rather saw no need to duplicate the CIA's efforts.

09/20/2000

U.S. Optimistic, but Cautious About Changes in Korea      

SEOUL - The historic meeting in June between South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Chong-il carries much promise for the people of both Koreas.

09/20/2000

Over Hill, Over Dale, These Engineers Build a Trail  This story contains photos.    

CAMP WY WUH, Alaska - A joint task force of Army and National Guard engineers, Navy Seabees and Marines is taking on a literally mountainous task here on remote Annette Island.

09/19/2000

DoD Aids in Search and Rescue of Hijacked Cuban Plane      

WASHINGTON - The United States immediately launched several sea and air craft to assist in the search for an allegedly hijacked Cuban plane that crashed early Sept. 19 into the Caribbean south of the Florida Keys.

09/19/2000

Army's 'Big O' Set to Go Boxing Down Under  This story contains photos.    

SYDNEY, Australia - Now that he's a resident of the Olympic Village, Staff Sgt. Olanda Anderson says the pressure has been lifted from his Olympic boxing mission.

09/19/2000

Cohen Stresses Need for Multinational Exercises      

BANGKOK - In what is becoming a theme of his trip to Asia, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen spoke with Thai officials Sept. 19 about the need for multilateral peacekeeping exercises.

09/19/2000

USNS Benavidez Honors Army Medal of Honor Hero  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The late Roy P. Benavidez, who received the Medal of Honor in 1981 for valor in Vietnam, is the latest soldier whose name will be borne on a Navy ship.

09/18/2000

Service Members Awarded New American Legion Award      

MILWAUKEE - Enlisted representatives from the five armed services received the American Legion's new Spirit of Service award at the group's 82nd National Convention here Sept. 5-7.

09/18/2000

Cohen Thanks Service Members Carrying Out U.S. Strategy  This story contains photos.    

USS GERMANTOWN IN SINGAPORE - A group of sailors waited on the flight deck of this ship for Defense Secretary William S. Cohen to speak. They griped about missing liberty in this beautiful city.

09/18/2000

Singapore Welcomes Stability U.S. Brings to Region      

SINGAPORE - U.S. military presence is crucial to stability in the Southeast Asian region, said U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Steven Green.

09/18/2000

U.S., Filipino Leaders Meet to Strengthen Ties      

MANILA - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said the main theme of his trip to Asia is to solidify relationships, and he spent the weekend doing exactly that.

09/18/2000

Army Spouse Strikes First Gold in Sydney Games      

SYDNEY, Australia - A United States Army spouse was the first athlete to strike gold Down Under in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.

09/18/2000

Cohen Tells Indonesian Leaders to Disarm, Disband Militias  This story contains photos.    

JAKARTA, Indonesia - During a long day of meetings, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told Indonesian leaders Sept. 18 that they must disband and disarm the "killer militias" on the island of Timor.

09/15/2000

Services Work to Boost Number of Hispanic Recruits  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - As America becomes more diverse, the military services are working hard to keep pace and offer opportunities for everyone.

09/15/2000

Task Force Gains New Perspective      

WASHINGTON - There's no telling what you'll find yourself doing once you join the armed forces.

09/14/2000

Air Force Sergeant Finds Happiness at Naval Home  This story contains photos.    

GULFPORT, Miss. - As a young man, Frank Dillard, 75, was sweltering in the Alabama sun laying roadbed and railroad tracks while most of his friends escaped to the armed forces.

09/14/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week Ending Sept. 15, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Even when you're sure you can't afford to, you can save money, according to financial planner and best-selling author Ric Edelman.

09/14/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

09/13/2000

Cohen Asia Trip Includes Strong Message to Indonesians      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen will take "a strong message to the leaders of Indonesia" as part of his nine-day trip to Asia.

09/13/2000

Time Running Out for Military Absentee Voters      

WASHINGTON - Time is running out to register to vote absentee in the Nov. 7 presidential election.

09/12/2000

DoD Defends Readiness Record      

WASHINGTON - People wanting to know if U.S. forces are ready "should ask Saddam Hussein," said Defense Secretary William S. Cohen Sept. 7.

09/12/2000

DoD's Revamped POV Shipment System's a Customer Pleaser  This story contains photos.    

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - It used to be service members who shipped privately owned vehicles to Europe never knew where their wheels were until the freighter arrived at Bremerhaven, Germany. And that could take several weeks.

09/12/2000

Former POWs May Qualify for Purple Heart      

WASHINGTON - Former American prisoners of war may be eligible to receive the Purple Heart medal due to a little-publicized four-year-old change in the award rules.

09/12/2000

You Can Save, Top Money Expert Says      

WASHINGTON - Even when you're sure you can't afford to, you can save money, according to financial planner and best-selling author Ric Edelman.

09/11/2000

Troops Value 'Real' Missions, DoD Values Troop Sacrifice      

WASHINGTON - "How's it going?" Bernard Rostker recently asked a soldier during a room inspection at Fort Carson, Colo.

09/11/2000

Hispanic-American General was Aviation Pioneer, Tactical Genius  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - He was an aviation pioneer, an organizer of Allied victory during World War II and a Hispanic American.

09/11/2000

Pace Takes Command; Pledges to Help Democracy, Prosperity, Freedom Grow      

MIAMI - Marine Gen. Peter Pace took command of the U.S. Southern Command here Sept. 8, pledging to cooperate with partner nations to ensure that democracy, prosperity and freedom continue to grow strong roots in the hemisphere.

09/11/2000

World War I Bugler Still Going Strong and Blowing His Horn  This story contains photos.    

GULFPORT, Miss. - David Spiro is amazing! He will be 102 on Nov. 8. His memory and hearing are slowly ebbing, but he can still muster the lung power to blow his favorite bugle, which he does once in a while just to show he still can.

09/08/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

09/08/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week Ending Sept. 8, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department civilian personnel specialists and managers starting next year will be able to perform employee actions, gather information and assemble reports with the click of a computer mouse.

09/07/2000

DoD Attacks Ecstasy Drug Use      

WASHINGTON - What drug comes in tablets, makes "painful" realities go away and is popular among hedonistic young people today -- including some service members?

09/07/2000

DoD to Assess Youth Support  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Drugs, alcohol, sex, gangs, puberty, peer pressure, school violence -- it's not easy being a teen.

09/07/2000

Services Consolidate Exchange Charge Cards      

WASHINGTON - Life is simpler for military exchange customers: Now there’s just one charge card instead of two.

09/06/2000

Security Must Remain Though Weapons and Warfare Change      

WASHINGTON - The borderless world of cyberspace promises DoD unprecedented capabilities -- and vulnerability, according to one of the department's senior command, control, communications and intelligence expert.

09/06/2000

Army General Takes Over Joint Forces/NATO Commands      

WASHINGTON - Transforming America’s armed forces is a complex proposition that involves far more than purchasing new weapons systems, said the new commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO's Allied Forces Command, Atlantic.

09/05/2000

'Point-Click' Civilian Personnel Data System Nears Reality      

WASHINGTON - Sometime next year Defense Department civilian personnel specialists and managers will be able to perform employee actions, gather information and assemble reports with the click of a mouse.

09/01/2000

Readiness on Upswing, Continuing Effort Needed      

WASHINGTON - Military readiness is on an upswing due to increased funding in the fiscal 1999 and 2000 defense budgets, senior defense officials say, but more resources are needed to address commanders' concerns.

09/01/2000

President Defers Missile Defense System Decision      

WASHINGTON - President Bill Clinton said that while the United States may eventually need a national missile defense system, he will leave it up to his successor to decide whether or not to proceed with plans to develop that system.

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