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'I Am Your Child'  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen joins children in sand table play at the Pentagon Child Development Center. Cohen and movie director Rob Reiner recorded a video message to military parents on the importance of the first three years of life.


DoD Takes Action Against Domestic Abusers      

WASHINGTON - Active duty, Guard and Reserve service members convicted of domestic abuse must surrender their military and personal weapons, DoD officials said.


Domestic Violence Conviction Defined      

WASHINGTON - The following outlines the elements of "misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence" as the term applies to the firearms restriction recently added to the Gun Control Act of 1968.


DeCA Names Best Commissaries for 1997      

FORT LEE, Va. - The Defense Commissary Agency announced the winners of this year's Best Commissary Awards during ceremonies recently at the American Logistics Association's 50th Annual Convention in Philadelphia.


Military Personnel Cite Similar Issues, Concerns      

WASHINGTON - Military personnel across the services cited similar issues and concerns to the executive committee of the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Services during an information-gathering mission to the Western Pacific in July.


NATO Enlargement May Cost Less      

WASHINGTON - The cost of NATO enlargement may not be as high as originally estimated, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told legislators Oct. 21.


American GI Forum Salutes Hispanic Veterans  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A U.S. congressman, two generals, an artist, an infantry regiment and a squadron of Mexican combat pilots were recently extolled here by the American GI Forum.


Generations Unite to Honor Women in the Military  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - Generations of women veterans, their families and friends gathered at several events spanning four days to honor the past, present and future of women in the military.


Throngs Witness Memorial Dedication      

ARLINGTON, Va - Ruth E. Randolph thought financial woes would prevent her from being here among throngs of people witnessing the dedication of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.


Insurance Program Cuts Benefit, Will End      

WASHINGTON - Reservists will receive only 5 percent of their mobilization insurance benefit until Congress passes the 1998 Defense Authorization Act, DoD officials said.


Cohen Orders Security Review      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William Cohen has ordered a 30-day review of security and accountability procedures for small arms and ammunitions.


Shelton Welcomed at Pentagon      

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton received his official welcome as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during an Oct. 15 Pentagon ceremony.


DoD Seeks Public Comments on New Environmental Rules      

WASHINGTON - Public comments on rules for environmentally safe transfers of military training ranges to civilian use are invited at a series of DoD regional meetings starting this month.


Surprised by Change, Attache Observes Central Asia Role  This story contains photos.    

ON THE ROAD TO TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - As the air-conditioned tour bus bobbed and swayed along the narrow, uneven highway leading south out of Kazakhstan, Army Col. Ralph Bruner recalled a 9-year-old conversation.


U.S. Increases Air Power Over No-Fly Zone in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Iraq will bear the consequences if it continues to violate the southern no-fly zone, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen warned.


Sports Office Sets 1998 Tournaments      

WASHINGTON - Military athletes, get ready. The Armed ForcesSports Office announced the 1998 Armed Forces Championship calendar.


Suspected Chemical Incidents 'Unlikely,' Reports Conclude      

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said the existence or use of chemical weapons at two sites in Kuwait during the Gulf War was unlikely.


Pentagon Responds to Criticism of Gulf War Inquiry      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials expressed disappointment with a September draft report from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses deeply critical of the DoD investigation.


Cohen Reiterates Bosnian Mission End Date      

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials must focus on what to accomplish before the NATO Stabilization Force mission ends in Bosnia, said Defense Secretary William S. Cohen.


U.S. Ventures Cautiously Into Former Soviet Territory  This story contains photos.    

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Six years ago, senior military officers typically seen here were Soviets. This was, after all, capital of a Soviet republic.


Tasting an Ancient Culture  This story contains photos.    

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Envoys, attaches and delegations on hand for CENTRAZBAT '97 not only observed the Central Asian Battalion training but got a first-hand look -- and taste -- of the region's history and culture.


DISA Completes Information Center Consolidation      

ARLINGTON, Va. - A consolidation aimed at reducing sites, reducing manpower and increasing information processing efficiency has been completed six months ahead of schedule.


Stamp Honors Military Women  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service will officially issue a stamp honoring military women Oct. 18, at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery the same day the Women in Military Service for America Memorial is dedicated at the gateway to the cemetery.


Joint Chiefs Chairman Retires  This story contains photos.    

FORT MYER, Va. - "In the years to come, no matter what I do, no matter where I go, no matter what I will become, in my heart I will always remain one of you -- a soldier."


After Jumping, Battalion Learns to Crawl  This story contains photos.    

SHIMKENT, Kazakhstan - After 8,000 miles in the air and two aerial refuelings, the Central Asian Battalion arrived Sept. 15 from Fort Bragg, N.C., in clear skies above their homeland, aboard U.S. Air Force C-17s and accompanied by members of the 82nd Airborne Division.


Chairman Reviews His Term      

WASHINGTON - The United States military is the envy of the world, but America must invest more -- in people and equipment -- to keep the armed forces ready, said Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili.

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