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04/29/1998

Military Helps New Ambassador Improve Ties      

ATHENS, Greece - Nick Burns, former State Department spokesman-turned ambassador, has gotten a helping hand in his new job from the U.S. armed forces.

04/29/1998

Army Women Take Basketball Crown, Pro-Am Team Picked      

POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. - The Army women's basketball team made a 4-0 run to capture its seventh consecutive Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship here April 1-3.

04/29/1998

Identification Lab Examines Bay of Pigs Remains From Nicaragua      

WASHINGTON - The Army Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii is examining bone fragments found in Nicaragua that could be those of two fliers missing since the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.

04/29/1998

Sports Minded      

WASHINGTON - U.S. military athletes earned two boxing medals at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal. Name the two athletes, their weight class and the medals they won?

04/29/1998

Do You Know?      

WASHINGTON - When is Armed Forces Day traditionally celebrated?

04/29/1998

Worth Repeating      

WASHINGTON - "Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard."

04/28/1998

"Mr. NATO" Explains Enlargement  This story contains photos.    

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic. NATO members? Why should the United States pledge to defend these countries? What's in it for us?

04/28/1998

Shelton Shares Views on Military Women  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "We simply could not do our mission today without the military women who volunteered to serve their country," said Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton.

04/28/1998

DoD Group Recommends Disinterring Vietnam Unknown  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A DoD senior working group recommends the remains of the Vietnam Unknown be disinterred at Arlington National Cemetery to see if new technology can identify that person.

04/28/1998

Medals of Honor Bestowed on 10 Service Members  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The story of the intense loyalty and patriotism, sacrifices and heroic exploits of Asian Pacific Americans in the country's defense is relatively unknown. But Asian Pacific islanders have made major contributions to America's military heritage.

04/27/1998

Allies in Bosnia Committed to Justice      

WASHINGTON - The United States is committed to bringing indicted Yugoslavian war criminals to justice as are all allies taking part in the stabilization force in Bosnia, Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said April 23.

04/27/1998

Cohen Salutes Sinai Peacekeepers  This story contains photos.    

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt - "You represent the force for peace between Egypt and Israel," Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, told American troops here April 20. "This is a critical mission," because "without peace in the Sinai, it would be very difficult to promote a wider, regional peace."

04/27/1998

Acquisition Field to Test Personnel Project      

Washington - If you're a civilian working in the acquisition field, you may be in for some big changes.

04/27/1998

Air Force Takes Bowling Crown, Army Takes Individual Honors      

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Two soldiers took home bowling gold, but they couldn't stop the Air Force from winning the team championships at the armed forces bowling tourney here April 6-10.

04/24/1998

Mountain Nerve Center Remains Relevant to Warfighting  This story contains photos.    

COLORADO SPRINGS - Beneath the pine-studded granite mass of Cheyenne Mountain lie 15 buildings as tall as three stories. They rest on 1,319 springs that weigh 1,000 pounds each and are designed to cushion the original vacuum-tube computers against the shock of an earthquake or a nuclear explosion. Rock bolts -- 115,000 of them ranging from 6 to 32 feet in length -- prevent the mountain from imploding on the vast, high-tech cavern.

04/24/1998

Worth Repeating      

WASHINGTON - "To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well."

04/23/1998

Cohen Honors Holocaust Victims  This story contains photos.    

JERUSALEM, Israel - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen honored holocaust victims April 20, laying a wreath at the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance, here.

04/23/1998

Cohen Says U.S.-Greek Ties Strong      

ATHENS, Greece - "We are dedicated to building a very strong relationship, and to make it even stronger in the future," Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told Greek officials here April 21.

04/23/1998

Sports Minded      

WASHINGTON - Name the Marine Corps light heavyweight boxer who not only won an Olympic gold medal, but also defeated Muhammed Ali for the world professional heavyweight boxing title.

04/23/1998

Do You Know?      

WASHINGTON - What do you call a group of toads?

04/23/1998

Cohen Accepts Revisions to Homosexual Policy      

WASHINGTON - A Defense Department review panel found the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is being applied for the most part properly throughout the force.

04/20/1998

Iraqi Crisis Easing, Not Over  This story contains photos.    

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The crisis with Iraq has eased, but it is not over, U.S. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told U.S. service members here April 18.

04/20/1998

DoD Anthrax Vaccination Program Proceeds Well  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - With more than 25,000 service members started in the anthrax vaccination program in the Persian Gulf region, officials said it is going well, and troops are getting all the facts.

04/20/1998

DoD Names Winners of Installation Excellence      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen announced on April 14 the winners of the 1998 Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence are: Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C., Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Japan, Spangdahlem Air Base, Spangdahlem, Germany, and, Defense Contract Management Command Long Island, Garden City, N.Y.

04/20/1998

Vaccine is Safe, Cohen Assures Troops      

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - Anthrax vaccinations are safe, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen assured service members here April 18.

04/20/1998

Web Sites Estimate Retirement Annuities      

WASHINGTON - Today, with all the hoopla about downsizing and buyouts, a lot of federal workers may be confused about the size of their retirement pensions.

04/20/1998

NationsBank Wins DoD Travel Card Contract      

WASHINGTON - NationsBank of Delaware will replace American Express as the Defense Department's travel card contractor Nov. 30.

04/20/1998

Sports Minded      

WASHINGTON - Horse racing's "triple crown" are the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. What are the names of the race tracks and where are they located?

04/15/1998

Asian Pacific Americans Seeking Recognition      

WASHINGTON - Asian Pacific Americans were among the last group of immigrants to flood the shores of America -- "melting pot of the world."

04/15/1998

Is There a Future for Armed Forces?      

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Will there ever come a time when armed forces will no longer be needed?

04/15/1998

Assistance Group Honors Army Air Force Exchange      

DALLAS - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc., honored the Army and Air Force Exchange Service as a "friend of TAPS," during its most recent Honor Guard Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

04/15/1998

Sports Minded      

WASHINGTON - Where did the New York Yankees play their 1974 and 1975 home games during Yankee Stadium reconstruction?

04/15/1998

Worth Repeating      

WASHINGTON - "The world is governed more by appearance than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it."

04/15/1998

Do You Know?      

WASHINGTON - What do the four "Cs" of a diamond refer to?

04/15/1998

Daytime Dozing: Something to Wake Up About      

WASHINGTON - Do you feel drowsy at mid-morning? In the afternoon? At work after a heavy lunch? Or all the time, even when you think you've had a full night's rest? Your problem may be a sleeping disorder.

04/14/1998

U.S.-Trained African Forces Tool for Peace  This story contains photos.    

STUTTGART, Germany - Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia -- for most U.S. service members, these are just names on a map. But for some soldiers, more and more often these African countries are temporary duty stations.

04/13/1998

SFOR Captures Two War Criminals      

BRUSSELS - NATO military forces have captured two more Bosnian Serbs indicted for war crimes.

04/13/1998

Rostker Nominated to Assistant Secretariat  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Bernard Rostker, head of DoD's Gulf War illness office, was nominated by President Clinton April 2 to be assistant secretary of defense for force management policy.

04/13/1998

Joint Contact Teams Reach Out to East      

STUTTGART, Germany - In the past five years, a relatively small number of American service members have had a huge impact on Central and Eastern Europe's emerging democracies.

04/13/1998

Long-Range Space Plan Unveiled      

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A long-range U.S. Space Command plan unveiled April 7 shows how the command will achieve its vision for the year 2020.

04/09/1998

Strategic Reserve Displays Firepower  This story contains photos.    

GLAMOC RANGE, Bosnia - Armored troop carriers and tanks rumbled across the overcast plain, machine guns chattering and 120mm guns thundering. Artillery rounds hit hard, spewing billowing clouds of dark smoke. Overhead, attack helicopters spit rocket clusters into the low hills.

04/08/1998

Making a Place for NATO's Military Women  This story contains photos.    

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Two American military women are on trial here at NATO headquarters and they welcome the challenge.

04/08/1998

SACEUR Says NATO Warfighting Skills Crucial      

LONDON - Despite the demands of peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, NATO's armed forces must retain warfighting skills and capabilities to deal with other security threats, U.S. Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark said here April 2.

04/08/1998

SACEUR Says Hard Work Ahead in Bosnia      

LONDON - Peace implementation forces in Bosnia have made significant progress, but there's still hard work ahead, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe said here April 2.

04/08/1998

Do You Know      

WASHINGTON - What was the first newspaper published by soldiers in the field?

04/08/1998

Worth Repeating      

WASHINGTON - "Don't find fault. Find a remedy."

04/06/1998

Cohen Cautious on Persian Gulf Progress      

WASHINGTON - Service members on duty in the Persian Gulf can expect to remain there -- at least for now.

04/06/1998

Lee Gives Guard, Reserve, High Marks as She Leaves Office      

WASHINGTON - Five years ago active duty commanders had mixed feelings about Guard and Reserve forces.

04/06/1998

Army Narrowly Defeats Marines in Wrestling Championships  This story contains photos.    

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army wrestlers rallied to overcome a vehement onslaught by Marine matmen to capture first place in the hotly contested armed forces wrestling championships here, March 24-29.

04/03/1998

A Primer on TRICARE Prime      

WASHINGTON - If you're an active duty service member, you're automatically enrolled in the DoD managed health care plan, TRICARE Prime. Your spouse and children have to elect Prime enrollment, but the good news is, Prime is free to service members and their families.

04/03/1998

Between the Lines: Sports and You      

WASHINGTON - The humming you hear is the messages zipping through cyberspace on a new e-mail forum for people involved with military newspapers.

04/03/1998

New Closure Rounds Needed, Cohen Says      

WASHINGTON - If DoD continues to pay for unnecessary bases, readiness will decline, service members' quality of life will drop and defense modernization will have to be put off, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said April 2.

04/03/1998

Do You Know?      

WASHINGTON - At what temperature does water boil at the top of Mount Everest?

04/03/1998

Worth Repeating      

WASHINGTON - "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."

04/03/1998

TRICARE Offers Choice of Health Care Plans      

WASHINGTON - While all active duty service members are enrolled automatically in TRICARE Prime, DoD's managed health care plan offers other eligible beneficiaries two alternatives, Standard and Extra.

04/03/1998

Sports Minded      

WASHINGTON - Name the four NCAA conferences for collegiate hockey.

04/03/1998

Air Force Marathon Set Sept. 19      

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The second annual Air Force Marathon takes place here Sept. 19.

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