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11/30/1999

U.S. Marines Help Build Romanian NCO Corps      

BUCHAREST, Romania - How do you establish a professional NCO corps in a military that has never had one?

11/30/1999

One-on-One Contact Keeps Cohen in Touch  This story contains photos.    

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.

11/30/1999

Cohen to Measure Progress on NATO Initiative      

MUNICH - The NATO Cooperative Defense Initiative and meetings with Romanian officials will highlight Defense Secretary William S. Cohens latest visit to Europe.

11/30/1999

Cohen Praises Can Do Attitude, Promises to Help      

BUCHAREST, Romania - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen

11/29/1999

White House Sets Rules for Use of Investigational Drugs      

WASHINGTON - DoD gave pyridostigmine bromide tablets to troops during Desert Storm to protect them during suspected chemical attacks.

11/23/1999

Cohen Addresses Readiness News      

WASHINGTON - Is the military ready to fight or not?

11/23/1999

Survey Examines Race Relations in Military      

WASHINGTON - White service members have a more positive

11/22/1999

The Pilgrims' Real First Thanksgiving      

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.

11/22/1999

Marching on -- Three Generations of Army Women      

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.

11/22/1999

Thanksgiving During War      

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.

11/22/1999

Army Apologizes to Combat Hero's Family; Clears Record  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - In January 1997, Army Sgt. 1st Class Edward

11/22/1999

Insignia: The Way You Tell Who's Who in the Military      

WASHINGTON - One big problem throughout military history has been identifying who's in charge.

11/19/1999

America Won't Shrink From Global Role, Cohen Says      

LONDON - The United States will remain engaged in world

11/18/1999

New Rations Bring Hot Turkey to the Troops      

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.

11/18/1999

WWW.Huh?: Buy U.S. Savings Bonds Online      

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.

11/18/1999

DLA Accepting Holiday Shipments for Overseas Troops      

WASHINGTON - As the holidays approach, many people and

11/16/1999

Cohen Meets Argentina's Current, Future Leaders  This story contains photos.    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - "Argentina and the United States

11/15/1999

Panel Assesses Quality of Military Health Care      

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.

11/15/1999

Cohen: Cooperation Key to Combating Global Threats  This story contains photos.    

BRASILIA, Brazil - Nations must work together to combat

11/12/1999

Cohen Renews Ties in South America      

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.

11/10/1999

Deployed Apaches Army's Top Repair Priority      

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.

11/10/1999

Safeguards Protect SGLI Beneficiaries      

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.

11/10/1999

Cohen to Visit South America      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen will depart Washington Nov. 11 bound for Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

11/10/1999

The Road Taken: Patriotism, Teamwork, Challenge  This story contains photos.    

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.

11/09/1999

Former POW Says He's "One of the Luckiest of the Unlucky"  This story contains photos.    

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Norman A. McDaniel, 62, calls himself, "One of the luckiest of the unlucky."

11/09/1999

Holidays Also Mark Open Season for Retirement Investors      

WASHINGTON - Federal employees can begin their holiday gift giving early with a gift to themselves in the form of Thrift Savings Plan investments.

11/09/1999

Chairmans Veterans Day Message      

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.

11/09/1999

Defense Bill Approves Arlington Cemetery Expansion      

ARLINGTON, Va. - A recently approved 45-acre expansion at Arlington National Cemetery here will allow continued interments until about 2060.

11/09/1999

Anthrax Vaccine First of Many Force Health Protection Measures      

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Mandatory anthrax vaccinations are just the

11/09/1999

Medal of Honor Memorial Dedicated in California (corrected copy)  This story contains photos.    

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.

11/08/1999

"Healing Wall:" An Education for Younger Generation      

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.

11/08/1999

Cultural Misunderstandings Sabotage Parental Involvement      

ARLINGTON, Va. - Cultural misunderstandings may keep some

11/08/1999

DoD Concerned About Defense Industrial Base      

WASHINGTON - DoD must work to improve the health and well being of the defense industrial base, Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre said.

11/08/1999

Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences      

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?

11/05/1999

TRICARE Marketers Pushed to Sell Plan's Value to Patients      

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.

11/05/1999

New Patient Advocate System Coming to TRICARE      

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Patients in the TRICARE military health

11/04/1999

Miss America Fights for Homeless Veterans  This story contains photos.    

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.

11/04/1999

Heritage Observances Build Sense of Value, Self-Worth  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Taking note of who "we" are is just one reason DoD has a calendar of annual heritage months.

11/04/1999

DoD Names Outside Advisers to Oversee No-Gun-Ri Review      

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.

11/04/1999

Sergeant Helps TRICARE Communicators Focus on Patient Needs      

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Depending on who you talk to, TRICARE is either great or it stinks and DoD should keep it or can it.

11/04/1999

NATO Appoints Ralston Next European Commander      

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.

11/04/1999

Obstacles Remain to Military's Use of Thrift Savings Plan      

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.

11/04/1999

Veterinary Pathologists Help Keep Animals, Humans Healthy  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Hear "veterinarian" and you think of the doctor who treats sick horses, dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and other animals.

11/03/1999

Field Sanitation Teams Sought for Gulf War Information      

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.

11/03/1999

Shelton Says U.S. Must Look to Long-term Interests      

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.

11/03/1999

Health Care, Military Housing Need Attention, Cohen Says      

WASHINGTON - Health care and housing are two areas DoD must address to keep military recruiting and retention high, said Defense Secretary William S. Cohen.

11/03/1999

DoD Works to Counter Chemical-Biological Threats      

WASHINGTON - When silent, invisible toxins fill the air, service members will need to know, and they must be protected, defense officials recently told Congress.

11/03/1999

NATO Approves Bosnia Troop Cut      

WASHINGTON - About 1,600 U.S. service members serving in Bosnia are slated to return to the United States between December and April.

11/03/1999

Three DoD Web Sites Rated Best in Government      

WASHINGTON - Three DoD Internet Web sites have been cited as among the best in the federal government.

11/03/1999

Former Soviets' Bio-War Expert Details Threat      

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.

11/02/1999

High Tech Lab Ties Computers to Crimes  This story contains photos.    

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.

11/02/1999

Search and Rescue: Preparing for the Unthinkable      

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.

11/02/1999

Korean War Double Hero Reflects on Life  This story contains photos.    

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.

11/01/1999

DoD Uses New Information Technology to Battle Y2K      

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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