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08/31/2001

DoD Seeks to Expand New Relationship With Russia      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2001 - The new relationship the United States would like with Russia will be furthered by eliminating the Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty, said a DoD policy official Aug. 28.

08/31/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 31, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Aug. 31, 2001)

08/30/2001

Medical Logistics System Saves DoD Big Bucks      

WASHINGTON - For years, defense officials have been saying that the department would reap substantial savings by adopting private industries' "best-business practices."

08/30/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

08/27/2001

Shelton Talks Change, Troops, Transformation      

WASHINGTON - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton reflected on change and present and future challenges facing the military during an Aug. 22 interview with American Forces Information Service.

08/27/2001

DoD Remains Wary of 'Code Red' Computer Virus      

WASHINGTON - DoD continues to monitor its fortified computer systems for the so-called Code Red "worm" virus and its variants, the Pentagon's chief information officer said Aug. 24.

08/27/2001

U.S. Taekwondo Team Captures Five Medals at CISM Championship      

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - The U.S. military Taekwondo team captured five medals and finished ninth in a field of 19 at the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Taekwondo Championship Aug. 8-16 at Woensdrecht Air Base, the Netherlands.

08/24/2001

Bush Nominates Myers as JCS Chief, Pace as Vice      

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced today his nomination of Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, 59, to become the 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

08/24/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

08/24/2001

Services Need to Balance Risks Better, Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is asking the military services to better balance the risks of today and tomorrow.

08/24/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 24, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Aug. 24, 2001.)

08/23/2001

Army Unseats Marines for Softball Tourney Gold  This story contains photos.    

FORT HOOD, Texas - It was a tough battle, but the All-Army men's softball team never let up on its quest for gold during the Armed Forces Softball Tournament here Aug. 15-17.

08/21/2001

Education Coalition Created for the Sake of Children      

WASHINGTON - About four years ago, a group of people in Killeen, Texas, got together to seek ways to solve the plight of transitioning military schoolchildren.

08/21/2001

Review of Iraq Policy Under way, DoD Official Says      

WASHINGTON - Will the United States and its coalition partners patrolling the no-fly zones continue to play aerial "cat-and-mouse" with Iraqi anti-aircraft missiles and guns in the months ahead?

08/20/2001

Ensuring Kids get Quality, Consistent Education      

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Department of Defense Education Activity is going beyond its charter in an effort to help military kids.

08/20/2001

Military Brats Are a Special Breed      

WASHINGTON - The term "military brat" is derogatory to some people, but not to Mary Edwards Wertsch and thousands of her closest "brat" friends and acquaintances around the world.

08/20/2001

Military TSP Savings Plan Enrollments Start Oct. 9      

WASHINGTON - Service members starting Oct. 9 can choose to contribute a percentage of their pay to the military's thrift savings and investment program as part of building a nest egg for retirement.

08/20/2001

Army, Schools Seek Easy Transitions for Military Youth  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - An Army-created program called the Secondary Education Transition Study, or SETS, isn't just about the Army, it's about mobile children.

08/20/2001

Modified 'Two-War' Strategy Would Balance Risks, Realities      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is mulling a new force strategy that could be likened to a fighter who can totally stomp one enemy while neutralizing a second with a punch in the nose.

08/17/2001

Is There Really a Ballistic Missile Threat?      

WASHINGTON - The United States is ready to spend billions on ballistic missile defense. The question many critics have is whether the threat warrants the investment.

08/17/2001

From Hitler to Hussein: The Need for Ballistic Missile Defense      

WASHINGTON - The British called them "Bob Hopes" -- meaning you bobbed down and hoped for the best.

08/17/2001

DoD Kicks-Off Annual Savings Bonds Campaign      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2001 - U.S. Savings Bonds coordinators and canvassers from Office of the Secretary of Defense organizations picked up information and literature at an Aug. 17 kickoff ceremony at the Pentagon.

08/17/2001

Budget Planning Guidance Goes to Services      

WASHINGTON - The services have received guidance from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that sets budget priorities as they shape the fiscal 2003 DoD Budget Request.

08/17/2001

Western Wildfires Spark Guard/Reserve Assistance      

WASHINGTON - Sixteen Air National Guard and Air Force reserve aircraft and 250 Guardsmen have now been called up to help fight wildfires burning in 10 western states, DoD officials said.

08/17/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 17, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending August 17, 2001.)

08/16/2001

Plan Looks to Shape Acquisition Workforce      

WASHINGTON - Within the next five years, 50 percent of DoD's acquisition workforce will be eligible for retirement, department officials said.

08/16/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

08/16/2001

F-22 Gets Green Light for Low-Rate Production  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Defense Acquisition Board has approved the F-22 air superiority fighter to enter low-rate initial production, officials announced Aug. 15.

08/15/2001

U.S. Warplanes Hit Iraqi Military Site      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Air Force F-16 jets attacked an Iraqi missile site Aug. 14, said a DoD official.

08/14/2001

Russia, U.S. Must Get Beyond Cold War, Rumsfeld Says to Putin  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov in Moscow Aug. 13 and discussed a range of security, political and economic issues.

08/14/2001

Chu Sees Value in Longer Military Tours of Duty      

WASHINGTON - DoD's senior personnel official says modifying current "up-or-out" retention rules and establishing longer tours of duty might better serve members and their families.

08/13/2001

Recruit Attrition Rates Fall Across The Services      

WASHINGTON - Recruit attrition rates are dropping across the services thanks to programs that try to prepare enlistees for the rigors of basic training before they ship out and revamped training policies.

08/13/2001

Missile Talks May Lead to New U.S.-Russia Understandings      

MOSCOW - The first time Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was in Russia was in 1974. He accompanied then-President Gerald R. Ford to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.

08/13/2001

E-mail, Faxes Flood Rumsfeld's Town Hall Question Lines      

WASHINGTON - More than 400 people fired off e-mail and faxes with questions for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at his Aug. 9 town hall meeting in the Pentagon.

08/10/2001

Rumsfeld, Ivanov Set Agenda for Moscow Talks      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov is just part of a Bush administration effort to put U.S.-Russian relations on a whole new plane, said a senior defense official Aug. 10.

08/10/2001

U.S., British Planes Attack Iraqi Military Sites      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and British warplanes struck Iraqi military sites Aug. 10 in response to recent hostile actions by Baghdad against coalition aircraft patrolling the no-fly zones, defense officials said. No coalition aircraft were damaged or lost.

08/10/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 10, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending August 10, 2001.)

08/10/2001

Missile Defense's 'Sweet Spot' of Success      

WASHINGTON - The test of the ground-based ballistic missile defense system July 14 was almost a complete success, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization officials said Aug. 9.

08/10/2001

Rumsfeld Responds to Questions During Town Hall Meeting      

WASHINGTON - The audience was told that anything was fair game when they asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld questions during a 45-minute Pentagon town hall meeting on Aug. 9.

08/09/2001

DoD Tightens Blood Donation Rules Due To 'Mad Cow'      

WASHINGTON - DoD believes stepped up recruiting efforts will make up for a narrowed blood donor pool caused by restrictions that begin next month because of "mad cow" disease concerns.

08/09/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

08/09/2001

DoD Examines Structure With Eye on 'Paradigm Shift'      

WASHINGTON - DoD officials involved with the Quadrennial Defense Review process say they have given Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld a range of options for force size.

08/09/2001

President's Proclamation for National Airborne Day, Aug. 16      

WASHINGTON - President's Proclamation for National Airborne Day, Aug. 16

08/08/2001

DoD Looks to End 'Permanent Vulnerability' to Missiles      

WASHINGTON - They are a threat and there's no good defense against them.

08/08/2001

DoD Balancing Risks, Missions      

WASHINGTON - The size of the U.S. military might not change much, but the way it is configured and the missions it addresses will change, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Aug. 6.

08/08/2001

Rumsfeld to Host Aug. 9 Pentagon 'Town Hall Meeting'      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld will host a town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 in the Pentagon auditorium.

08/08/2001

Readiness Support Web Site Assists Guard/Reserve Families      

WASHINGTON - Families of Guard and Reserve members will soon be able to obtain quality-of-life support information over the Internet to resolve issues while sponsors are away.

08/03/2001

DoD Tests Alternate to 2 Major Conflict Force      

WASHINGTON - Though DoD is not ready to jettison the two major regional contingency force structure model, the department is looking at an alternative, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Aug. 3.

08/03/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of August 3, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending August 3, 2001.)

08/03/2001

DoD Details Base Closure Legislation      

WASHINGTON - DoD has made changes to the base closure and realignment legislation and will send it to Congress shortly, DoD officials said Aug. 2. DoD would like the legislation passed in fiscal 2002.

08/02/2001

Anti-Computer Virus Efforts Appear Successful      

WASHINGTON - DoD efforts to protect military computers against the so-called Code Red 'worm' virus seem successful, so far.

08/02/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

WASHINGTON - "AFIS On Assignment" is a weekly publication of the American Forces Information Service.

08/02/2001

DoD Targets Ecstasy      

WASHINGTON - "Ecstasy" is the fastest growing abused drug in the United States, and the military is taking steps to ensure it doesn't endanger service members.

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