BUCHAREST, Romania - How do you establish a professional NCO corps in a military that has never had one?
WASHINGTON - Give troops a chance and they won't hesitate to say what's on their mind about pay, housing, health care and living conditions.
MUNICH - The NATO Cooperative Defense Initiative and meetings with Romanian officials will highlight Defense Secretary William S. Cohens latest visit to Europe.
BUCHAREST, Romania - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen
WASHINGTON - DoD gave pyridostigmine bromide tablets to troops during Desert Storm to protect them during suspected chemical attacks.
WASHINGTON - Is the military ready to fight or not?
WASHINGTON - White service members have a more positive
FORT LEE, Va. - Harvest festivals are as old as civilization itself, but our Thanksgiving is much more than an annual festival. It is a national day of expressing thanks, according to every individual's personal beliefs.
ARLINGTON, Va. - A considerable amount of women's history gathered here recently at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
WASHINGTON - Military dining facilities go all out to give service members a taste of home on Thanksgiving Day. It hasn't always been that way.
WASHINGTON - In January 1997, Army Sgt. 1st Class Edward
WASHINGTON - One big problem throughout military history has been identifying who's in charge.
LONDON - The United States will remain engaged in world
WASHINGTON - Getting a hot meal to soldiers, Marines and airmen in the field is going to get a lot easier thanks to new rations being developed by the Army.
WASHINGTON - Service members who dislike automatic payroll deductions or who find it hard to commit money for U.S. Savings Bonds every month now have a way to buy that's just a mouse click way: online.
WASHINGTON - As the holidays approach, many people and
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - "Argentina and the United States
WASHINGTON - A new federal advisory committee is evaluating how well DoD is improving the quality of health care it provides some 9 million eligible beneficiaries.
BRASILIA, Brazil - Nations must work together to combat
BRASILIA, Brazil - In Argentina, Brazil and Chile, democracy has triumphed where military dictators once ruled. Civilian control of the military, unheard of in the past, is now the way of the future.
WASHINGTON - Apache helicopters deployed in Kosovo, Bosnia, Southwest Asia and Korea will receive top priority repairs as the Army moves to replace parts implicated in a crash in January.
PHILADELPHIA - Department of Veterans Affairs officials constantly review their contracts and install safeguards to ensure beneficiaries of the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program get the best possible benefits.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen will depart Washington Nov. 11 bound for Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
WASHINGTON - Bill Woods dropped out of high school at 17 to join the Army on Sept. 24, 1947, intending to serve three years, get out of the Army and use the GI Bill to pursue a college education. But patriotism got in the way.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Norman A. McDaniel, 62, calls himself, "One of the luckiest of the unlucky."
WASHINGTON - Federal employees can begin their holiday gift giving early with a gift to themselves in the form of Thrift Savings Plan investments.
WASHINGTON - Today, on the last Veterans Day of the 20th Century, America pauses to salute the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Veterans Day was designated at the end of the First World War as an opportunity to offer “thanksgiving and prayer” with the goal of perpetuating “peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.” Unfortunately, the sounds of battle have echoed again and again in this century.
ARLINGTON, Va. - A recently approved 45-acre expansion at Arlington National Cemetery here will allow continued interments until about 2060.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Mandatory anthrax vaccinations are just the
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - About 85 of the 150 living Medal of Honor recipients attended the dedication Nov. 5 of the Medal of Honor Memorial at Riverside National Cemetery here. Ten widows of recipients also attended.
WASHINGTON - Creators of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall here hoped a wall of names would help survivors heal emotionally and be America's tangible recognition of the sacrifices made by those who served.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Cultural misunderstandings may keep some
WASHINGTON - DoD must work to improve the health and well being of the defense industrial base, Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre said.
ARLINGTON, Va. - What is it about sitting in a too-small chair with knees banging on a too-small desk and listening to a teacher that automatically makes you want to raise your hand before speaking?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - "Twenty-five percent of the beneficiary population doesn't have the foggiest idea of what's going on," Army Dr. (Col.) Ted McNitt warned marketers, publicists and educators attending the TRICARE Communications and Customer Service conference here Nov. 2-4.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Patients in the TRICARE military health
WASHINGTON - Homeless veterans have a beautiful, articulate and passionate advocate fighting to get them off the streets and back in a productive role in mainstream America.
WASHINGTON - Taking note of who "we" are is just one reason DoD has a calendar of annual heritage months.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has named outside experts to provide advice and guidance on the Army-led investigation into events at Nukuen-Ri during the early days of the Korean War.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Depending on who you talk to, TRICARE is either great or it stinks and DoD should keep it or can it.
WASHINGTON - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced Nov. 3 U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston will be its next supreme allied commander Europe.
WASHINGTON - Service members may get the chance in 2001 to build retirement nest eggs in the federal Thrift Savings Plan, but only if serious obstacles are overcome.
WASHINGTON - Hear "veterinarian" and you think of the doctor who treats sick horses, dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and other animals.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department wants to interview Gulf War veterans who served as field sanitation team members and who may know about potential health hazards U.S. service members were exposed to before and during the war.
WASHINGTON - The United States cannot afford to concentrate on near-term crises to the exclusion of long- term national interests, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Henry Shelton.
WASHINGTON - Health care and housing are two areas DoD must address to keep military recruiting and retention high, said Defense Secretary William S. Cohen.
WASHINGTON - When silent, invisible toxins fill the air, service members will need to know, and they must be protected, defense officials recently told Congress.
WASHINGTON - About 1,600 U.S. service members serving in Bosnia are slated to return to the United States between December and April.
WASHINGTON - Three DoD Internet Web sites have been cited as among the best in the federal government.
WASHINGTON - Anthrax, plague, smallpox -- the former Soviet Union had them all and was fully prepared to use them, a one-time leader of a secret Soviet biological weapons program told Congress recently.
LINTHICUM, Md. - The airman was accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife. He thought he would get away with murder when he literally cut the evidence to pieces.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - America's search and rescue capability is like having life insurance -- most service members don't pay attention to it until they need it, Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton said Oct. 27 at DoD's third annual personnel recovery conference here.
WASHINGTON - It took only seven days for Puerto Rican-born Pedro Rodriguez to earn two Silver Stars for bravery on the battlefield during the Korean War.
ARLINGTON, Va. - To be a guest in the Arlington Institute's "fusion center" here feels much like being a guest on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Both are futuristic in substance and style and both offer a glimpse of uncharted territory.
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