WASHINGTON (Dec. 31) - So far, so good. That's the message U.S. Pacific Command sent the National Military Command Center here as Y2K arrived in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan and Korea.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has expanded the description of the "don't ask, don't tell" homosexual policy to "don't ask, don't tell, don't harass."
WASHINGTON - Comparing America in 1899 to the country in 1999 may not have much validity, but it is fun. And it shows how far the country has come in 100 years.
WASHINGTON - Henry Luce, founder and owner of Time magazine, called the 20th Century "the American Century."
WASHINGTON - The recently released Basic Allowance for Housing rates effective Jan. 1 were computed using a new method of measuring housing costs for service members in the United States.
WASHINGTON - DoD released the Basic Allowance for Housing rates for 2000.
WASHINGTON - Like budding crops, rows of Southeast Asian
WASHINGTON - Military and civilian security officials at
WASHINGTON - During this joyous season, our hearts turn to you, our men and women in uniform, who have served and sacrificed so much for our great nation.
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy - MTV's Downtown Julie Brown bantered and joked with one and all.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William Cohen has deferred plans that would have cut another 25,000 personnel from the Army National Guard and Reserve.
WASHINGTON - Military life can mean some tough duty, but then again, there are some really choice assignments. Ask Air Force Maj. Denise M. Hollywood and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Will Rosser. They have one.
WASHINGTON - The fiscal 2000 National Defense Authorization Act
WASHINGTON - As America bids farewell to the veterans of World War II, Congress has taken steps to ensure these patriotic GIs receive their ceremonial due.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Military Health System (MHS) is among the most technically sophisticated healthcare systems in the world. Consequently, our preparations for Y2K have been among the most technically challenging in the healthcare industry.
WASHINGTON - William S. Cohen launched his third annual
WASHINGTON - "We anticipate absolutely no problems in the Department of Defense."
WASHINGTON - If you have been the victim of credit card fraud or identity theft, the U.S. Secret Service recommends the following tips to assist you:
WASHINGTON - The United States Secret Service is in the midst of an investigation of credit card fraud perpetrated against a select group of officers in the U.S. military.
WASHINGTON - Bill Curtis will be the first one to tell you that some of his friends thought he lost his senses in March 1998 when he took over as DoD's principal director for Y2K. With more than 7,000 systems that had to be examined, repaired and tested, approximately 350 separate computer domains all containing software, hardware and communications devices subject to Y2K glitches, and 637 military installations that needed to be brought into compliance - the sheer enormity of the task was enough to make even the brightest computer technician or software engineer's head spin.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 1999 - The fourth annual survey of TRICARE beneficiaries
WASHINGTON - The DoD Inspector General will assess the atmosphere surrounding the militarys homosexual service policy, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen announced Dec. 13.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, Colo. - On Christmas Eve children want answers to age-old -- and some not-so-age-old -- questions about Santa Claus. Is he coming? Is he real? Is he Y2K compliant?
WASHINGTON - As 1999 draws to a close, and friends and family gather together to enjoy the holiday season, every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Coast Guardsman, and DOD civilian can reflect on a year of extraordinary accomplishments. Whether carrying out operations in the Balkans, providing disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Mitch in Central America, guarding against aggression in Korea, or enforcing the UN sanctions against Iraq, you met every challenge, no matter how difficult or dangerous.
WASHINGTON - John E. Wright, 83, thought he knew how to soldier
WASHINGTON - Failure of a new anthrax vaccine production plant
WASHINGTON - It's mostly just a large open, quiet room in a downtown Washington office building right now. Almost all the workstations remain vacant. The computer screens are dark, and the large television screens suspended from the ceiling glow to a nonexistent audience.
NEW YORK - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen honored former Ohio Sen. John Glenn and five enlisted men, Dec. 10, during the USO's 1999 Holiday Gala aboard the Intrepid Sea- Air-Space Museum in New York City.
NEW YORK - The United Services Organization presented its highest and most prestigious honor, the "Spirit of Hope" Award, to Senator John Glenn at the 1999 USO Holiday Gala, Dec. 10, aboard the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Its natural for service members
WASHINGTON - Relations between NATO and Russia, strained
WASHINGTON - Trouble in the Balkans may not be over,
WASHINGTON - More investment funds to choose from and daily transaction processing are among the major changes coming May 1, 2000, to the federal employees' Thrift Savings Plan.
WASHINGTON - I've always felt there are two important
WASHINGTON - Greetings. Every year, it is my pleasure to take a moment during the holiday season to review the events of the past year and to reflect on the meaning of the season as well as on the meaning of your service.
WASHINGTON - As millions of folks have come to know, joining the military is a family affair. Whether you're an entry-level private or the Pentagon's top civilian leader, your family is along for the ride.
BRUSSELS - The U.S.-Ukraine Defense Cooperation Plan inked here Dec. 3 will affect service members from all levels of the U.S. military, DoD officials said.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Military members may have noticed a
WASHINGTON - The last of the reserve components' "forgotten widows" are now eligible for the two-year-old Annuities for Certain Military Surviving Spouses benefit.
WASHINGTON - Military and DoD civilian employees and retirees will soon be able to make many routine changes to their official pay accounts whenever they want by phone or via the World Wide Web.
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - America's World War II island-hopping campaign in the Pacific was about to start in 1942, and the U.S. military still didn't have something it desperately needed -- a communications code the Japanese couldn't break.
WASHINGTON - Puerto Ricans say they want the ships, planes
BRUSSELS, Belgium - While the world is stunned by some of the acts of ethnic violence still occurring in Kosovo, NATO officials are pointing to significant accomplishments since the end of Operation Allied Force in June.
WASHINGTON - Charles Chibitty, 78, was honored here Nov. 30 as the last surviving World War II Army Comanche "code talker" during an emotional ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.
BRUSSELS - "The time for a peace dividend is over because there is no permanent peace in Europe or elsewhere," NATO Secretary-General George Robertson said Dec. 2 at the conclusion of the NATO Defense Ministers Meeting here.
WASHINGTON - Army Spc. Winnona Vanson frowned as she looked at
BRUSSELS - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen briefed NATO's nuclear planning group about the threat of ballistic missiles Dec. 2 at the start of the NATO Defense Ministers Meeting here.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany - The seal of the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies here shows two hands clasped in front of the torch of learning.
WASHINGTON - An Air Force Reserve technical sergeant was called to active duty in Kosovo. Before the call-up, he, his wife and their three children got their medical care from a civilian dentist through his employer's medical insurance plan. The plan didn't cover them, however, once he left for active duty.
HAMBURG, Germany - Germany must increase its defense budget, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told military leaders here Dec. 1.
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