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09/30/2002

Wolfowitz Praises Pakistan, Looks at Larger War      

WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz addressed the larger war on terrorism at the inauguration of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council under the auspices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

09/30/2002

Troops to Teachers Available to Reserve Components      

WASHINGTON - The worst teacher shortage ever is now approaching, according to figures compiled by the National Education Association. Reserve component personnel can help alleviate the problem.

09/30/2002

'Steep Hill to Climb in Iraq,' Bush Says      

WASHINGTON - "There's a steep hill to climb in Iraq," U.S. President George W. Bush said Sept. 27 in Denver, Colo., but the nation is ready for the climb.

09/30/2002

Rumsfeld: Measure Iraq by Its Actions, Not Its Words      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has proven time and again he can't be trusted. And Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took to the podium today to point that out.

09/27/2002

Rumsfeld Answers Questions on Iraqi Threat      

ATLANTA - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke today to Georgians about the dangers of the post- Sept. 11 world and the steps the United States must take to combat these new threats.

09/27/2002

Pace: U.S. Military Is 'Prepared To Deliver' Against Saddam      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is ready - if called upon -- to remove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from power while continuing the fight against global terrorism, the nation's second-most-senior military officer said here today.

09/27/2002

Powell Urges Donors to 'Continue Commitment' to Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - With nearly two million refugees returning to Afghanistan, the country's fledgling government needs continuing help from the international community, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sept. 26.

09/27/2002

New Command Shifts Thinking on Defense      

WASHINGTON - Establishing U.S. Northern Command Oct. 1 shifts the way the U.S. military thinks about defending the United States, DoD's point man on homeland security matters said.

09/27/2002

Outlook Improving for Afghan Women  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The plight of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime ranked among the worst endured by any group of humans in modern history. But international aid organizations and the U.S. government are working hard to help these women learn to help themselves.

09/27/2002

Rumsfeld Says Link Between Iraq, al Qaeda 'Not Debatable'      

ATLANTA - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said this morning the link between al Qaeda terrorists and Iraq is "accurate and not debatable."

09/26/2002

Postal Service Unveils Cesar Chavez Commemorative Stamp  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service recently unveiled the Cesar E. Chavez commemorative stamp that is scheduled to be issued in April 2003.

09/26/2002

Bush Says Saddam Hussein 'Must Be Stopped'      

WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein "must be stopped" before he has the means to terrorize and dominate the region and to threaten the United States, its friends and allies, President Bush said today.

09/26/2002

U.S. Has 'Solid Evidence' of Al Qaeda Operating in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - The United States has "solid evidence" senior al Qaeda operatives have been in Baghdad, Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today. He could not confirm whether such individuals are still in Iraq.

09/25/2002

Northern Command to Assume Defense Duties Oct. 1      

WASHINGTON - A page in history will turn Oct. 1 as U.S. Northern Command stands up at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

09/25/2002

Double-Dip Retirement Measure May Become Law      

WASHINGTON - A little-known pay measure, set to become law, could turn into a budget-busting problem for the Defense Department, officials said.

09/25/2002

Navy Women Breeze to Volleyball Title; Playoff Needed for Men's Crown  This story contains photos.    

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force squared off against each other in the 2002 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Volleyball Championship at Naval Support Activity Mid-South here Sept. 9-14.

09/25/2002

WWW.Huh? New Site Compiles Military-Specific Consumer Complaints      

WASHINGTON - DoD and the Federal Trade Commission have teamed up to provide military and civilian personnel of the Defense Department an outlet for consumer complaints.

09/25/2002

Rumsfeld: U.S., NATO Gird For 21st Century Threats      

WARSAW, Poland - The United States and NATO will be prepared to face the 21st century threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.

09/24/2002

U.S. Briefs NATO On Iraq's Relationship With Terrorism  This story contains photos.    

WARSAW, Poland - There's a connection between Iraq, terrorists and weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here today.

09/24/2002

British Intel Details Scope of Saddam's Weapons      

WASHINGTON - President Bush today praised British Prime Minister Tony Blair for releasing a report in London that further makes the case Saddam Hussein is a threat to peace in the world.

09/24/2002

NATO Responds Positively to Capabilities Initiatives      

WARSAW, Poland - NATO ministers today demonstrated "overwhelming" support for the alliance to improve its military capabilities to meet 21st century threats, a senior DoD official said here.

09/24/2002

Poland To Take Advisory Role With New NATO Members  This story contains photos.    

WARSAW, Poland - Poland will play an important role in advising the military of any new nations accepted into NATO, a senior U.S. defense official said here Sept. 23.

09/24/2002

NATO Must Plan For Future Role, Robertson Tells Ministers      

WARSAW, Poland - The Cold War is over and NATO must now plan and prepare for 21st century challenges such as terrorism, the alliance's senior leader said here today.

09/24/2002

U.S. Moving Troops to Cote d'Ivoire      

WASHINGTON - Around 200 U.S. troops are deploying to the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire in response to a request by the U.S. ambassador there.

09/24/2002

Army Exhibits Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The war in Afghanistan has proven the abilities of military unmanned aerial vehicles. The Army showed off its newest UAV at a static display at the Pentagon Sept. 24.

09/23/2002

Feith to Consult With Allies in War on Terror      

WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials will discuss options for the International Security Assistance Force with Afghan leaders as part of a trip to the region starting Sept. 24.

09/23/2002

Rumsfeld: U.S.-Polish Relationship Is 'Strong and Healthy'  This story contains photos.    

WARSAW, Poland - The military-to-military relationship between America and Poland is strong and getting better every day, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld noted here today.

09/23/2002

U.S. Medics Treat Afflicted Afghans      

WASHINGTON - A U.S. medical team from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan traveled to a remote community and treated more than 800 patients, Combined Joint Task Force-180 officials said Monday.

09/23/2002

Cyclists Wind Up 270-Mile Ride at Pentagon  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - About 1,200 cyclists, including a Tour de France champion and the brother of the pilot whose plane hit the Pentagon, arrived at the military headquarters Sept. 22, completing a 270-mile ride from Ground Zero, the site of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

09/23/2002

Bush Vows to Deal with Saddam Hussein, Terrorists      

WASHINGTON - "We will not allow the world's worst leaders to threaten us with the world's worst weapons," President Bush vowed Monday.

09/22/2002

Rumsfeld: NATO, Like U.S., Needs to Transform Its Military  This story contains photos.    

WARSAW, Poland - must transform its military to become more capable and flexible in preparation for 21st century contingencies, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said.

09/20/2002

Congressman Recalls Years as Prisoner in North Vietnam      

WASHINGTON - About 10 days after being shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese in April 1966, Sam Johnson's captors blindfolded him, put him on trial, accused him of being a criminal and sentenced him to death.

09/20/2002

Warsaw Meetings May Presage Rumsfeld's Agenda at Prague NATO Summit (Revised)      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld leaves Sunday to attend NATO ministerial meetings in Warsaw, Poland, a senior DoD official said here today.

09/20/2002

Joint National Training Center in DoD's Future, Chu Says      

WASHINGTON - To make interoperability a reality among the U.S. military services, a Joint National Training Center will be established in two years, DoD's senior civilian readiness official said.

09/20/2002

Powell Calls for U.N. Resolution to Compel Iraqi Compliance      

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell said the proposed U.N. resolution on Iraq must spell out consequences for Saddam Hussein's regime if the country does not comply.

09/20/2002

U.S. Personnel Come Under Fire in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - With all the attention riveted on Iraq, U.S. forces continue their jobs in Afghanistan.

09/20/2002

Rumsfeld: Burden of Proof Should be on Saddam, Not U.S.      

WASHINGTON - Recent writing on the wall about Saddam Hussein's intentions and capabilities should be enough to justify pre- emptive military action without the United States providing further evidence, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress this week.

09/20/2002

U.S. Military Will Leave No One Behind  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - It is a matter of honor to the U.S. military that it will leave no one behind.

09/19/2002

DoD Kicks Off CFC Campaign With $11.3 Million Goal  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Wilhelmina J. Rolark inspired the gathering at DoD's kickoff for this year's Combined Federal Campaign as she enthusiastically had the audience chanting, "If it's to be, it's up to me. If it's to be, it's up to me."

09/19/2002

Ivanov: Iraq Should Accept New WMD Inspection Teams  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov today opined here that his country and the United States could successfully perform any renewed inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

09/19/2002

Wolfowitz: 'We've Got to Go on Offense' Against Terrorists      

WASHINGTON - 'Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz today told congressional questioners that offense -- not defense -- will win the global war against terrorism.

09/19/2002

Iraq Part of Global War on Terrorism, Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - Iraq is not separate from the global war on terrorism, it is part of it, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

09/18/2002

Troops Urged to Vote by Absentee Ballot      

WASHINGTON - Stateside and overseas troops and U.S. civilians overseas should now be requesting absentee ballots in order to vote in the November general election, DoD's senior voting official urged today.

09/18/2002

Bush Calls Iraqi Offer a 'Ploy'      

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Saddam Hussein's offer to let U.N. inspectors back into Iraq is "his latest ploy," and said a strong U.N. resolution was still necessary.

09/18/2002

Cambone: Budget Plan Will Shape the Force of the Future      

WASHINGTON - The fiscal 2004-2009 DoD budget proposal will shape the force of the future, Program Analysis and Evaluation Director Stephen A. Cambone said here today.

09/18/2002

Seeing a Smoking Gun Means It's Too Late, Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - "The last thing we want to see is a smoking gun," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress today. "A gun smokes after it has been fired. The goal must be to stop such an action before it happens."

09/18/2002

POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster Available as Web Download  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - So many people are asking for this year's POW/MIA Recognition Day poster that the fastest, easiest -- perhaps only -- way to get is to download it, according to Larry Greer, spokesman for the POW/Missing Personnel Office.

09/17/2002

Millennium Challenge Part Of 'Transformation Journey,' General Says      

WASHINGTON - DoD will apply lessons learned from a recently concluded joint military experiment - the largest ever to shape the forces of the future, a four-star general said here today.

09/17/2002

U.S. Says Tough Resolution Needed Despite Iraq's OK to Inspections      

WASHINGTON - The only way to make sure Iraq does not repeat the past is to craft a U.N. Security Council Resolution with tough standards, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.

09/17/2002

Oft-Absent Reserve Component Members Endanger Education Benefits      

WASHINGTON - Selected Reserve members who use government-provided education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill- Selected Reserve but fail to participate satisfactorily during their obligated period of service will have to refund their unearned benefits. Examples of this include service members who excessively fail to attend scheduled training, fail the physical fitness testing or do not complete required military courses.

09/16/2002

Powell Working to Put Teeth in U.N. Iraq Resolution      

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have said time and again that the war on terrorism will be fought on many fronts. Now, it is diplomacy's chance to lead the charge.

09/16/2002

Myers: Terrorists Not Interested in the Diversity That Makes U.S. Great  This story contains photos.    

FORT MYER, Va. - Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said international terrorists killed more than 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, and if they had their way, they'd gladly kill more innocents -- "10,000 or tens of thousands."

09/16/2002

'Connecting the Dots' Before the Next Tragedy      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that while people are concerned about "connecting the dots" on what happened Sept. 11, 2001, he is more interested in connecting the dots before the next attack.

09/16/2002

Coalition No-Fly Zone Tactics Changed      

WASHINGTON - The number of provocations over the northern and southern no-fly zones over Iraq have remained about the same, but coalition responses have become more deadly, said U.S. defense leaders.

09/13/2002

Reserve Component Personnel Need to Know About Medical Benefits      

WASHINGTON - When some reservist and guardsmen who are sick, injured and suffering from some disease return from deployments or training, they don't know which way to turn for medical care.

09/13/2002

Bush Doubts Iraq Will Fulfill Resolutions, Wants Deadlines      

WASHINGTON - President Bush said it is "highly doubtful" that Saddam Hussein will meet U.S. demands that Iraq live up to the U.N. Security Council resolutions.

09/13/2002

Mass Weapons Danger Real, Iraq not Only Country of Concern      

WASHINGTON - While Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program poses the most immediate danger, other countries are also of concern, said a senior defense official Sept. 13.

09/13/2002

Army Guard Promotes 1st Black Woman to Flag Rank      

ARLINGTON - Brig. Gen. Julia Jeter Cleckley vowed to make it possible for others to follow in her footsteps after becoming the first African-American woman to be promoted from full colonel to flag officer in the Army National Guard on Sept. 3.

09/13/2002

'We Can Not Rest On Our Success,' Myers Tells Reporters      

WASHINGTON - While America and its allies have achieved many goals thus far in the war against global terrorism, it's not time to rest on laurels, the U.S. military's senior officer said here today.

09/12/2002

Remains of Pentagon Attack Victims Buried at Arlington  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here today those killed in the Pentagon attack "died because they were Americans. Put another way, they died because they were part of a nation that believes in freedom."

09/12/2002

Iraq 'a Grave and Gathering Danger,' Bush Tells U.N.      

WASHINGTON - President Bush called Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq a "grave and gathering danger" during a speech today to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

09/12/2002

Bush Tells Americans 'Be Confident'      

WASHINGTON - At the end of a long day, President George W. Bush put the events of Sept. 11 into focus for America, saying the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon were also attacks "on the ideals that make our nation."

09/11/2002

Central Command Not Moving to Qatar, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command is not moving to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, as news reports have suggested.

09/11/2002

Pentagon Phoenix Project Workers Are Heroes, Wolfowitz Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2002 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz today praised construction - the workers imposed it on themselves.

09/11/2002

Reflections on Sept. 11, A Day of Terror  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Sept. 11, 2001, was a helluva welcome to the Pentagon, Army Spc. John W. Hoffman, 26, recalls today.

09/11/2002

One Year After: Pentagon People, Others, Discuss 9-11  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - When a hijacked airliner destroyed 184 innocent lives here a year ago today, life at the Pentagon became horribly surreal for victims' families and the building's military and civilian employees.

09/11/2002

Rumsfeld, Myers Remember the Slain, Gird for Future  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld echoed Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address when he told those attending the Pentagon observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack "that we meet on a battlefield" of the war on terrorism.

09/11/2002

Greatest Tasks Face U.S. Military, Bush Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Bush said that "the greatest tasks and the greatest dangers will fall to the armed forces of the United States" as the country continues its war on the terrorists who struck America Sept. 11, 2001.

09/11/2002

U.S. Must 'Reject Bigotry,' Bush Says in Address to American Muslims      

WASHINGTON - Americans must understand that "the face of terror is not the true face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world," President Bush said Tuesday at the Afghan Embassy here.

09/10/2002

Pentagon Sept. 11 Ceremony Satellite Broadcast Set      

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's observance of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America will be broadcast live by satellite starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

09/10/2002

Exercise Tests D.C. Air Defense Capabilities      

WASHINGTON - Exercise Clear Skies II kicks off here today to test air defense systems in the region, DoD officials said.

09/10/2002

Pentagon Ash Trees: Living Legacies For 9-11 Victims  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, three members of Congress and survivors of victims of the Pentagon terrorist attack gathered here today to plant a tree -- and hope for the future.

09/10/2002

No Northern Command Without the National Guard, New Chief Says      

WASHINGTON - The new U.S. Northern Command will strive to help defend the homeland against terrorism in the same spirit the National Guard has dealt with homeland defense, natural disasters and civil disturbances for centuries, the recently appointed commander told Guard leaders Sept. 7.

09/10/2002

Pace Talks Threat-Level and Clear Skies Changes, Details War Progress      

WASHINGTON - Clear Skies II, an ongoing air defense exercise here, is now a deployment -- and troops are being issued live weapons, Marine Gen. Peter Pace told reporters this afternoon.

09/10/2002

Redskins Donate $700,000 To Pentagon 9-11 Relief  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Army Emergency Relief and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society today each received $350,000 checks from the Washington Redskins football team at an outdoor Pentagon ceremony.

09/10/2002

Sept. 11 Anniversary Message to the Armed Forces from the Secretary of Defense      

WASHINGTON - Today, Americans everywhere are pausing to remember September 11th of last year -- a day forever etched in our minds and on our hearts.

09/10/2002

U.S. Heightens Threat Level of Terrorist Attack      

WASHINGTON - The United States is at high risk of terrorist attack, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today.

09/09/2002

DARPA Combating Information Overload      

ARLINGTON, Va. - In the civilian world, it's called "information overload."

09/09/2002

Health Care Providers Seek Better Communication With Patients, Families      

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - More than 200 federal and civilian health care providers kicked off a three-day conference here today aimed at helping them become better risks communicators for patients and their families.

09/09/2002

Saddam Poses Threat to Neighbors, West      

WASHINGTON - Iraq already possesses weapons of mass destruction and is seeking more, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on "Good Morning America" Sept. 9.

09/09/2002

Sheila Moody's Story  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Sheila Moody doesn't mind wearing purple pressure gloves to smooth the burn scars on her hands. She just has to think of her former office mate Louise Kurtz, who lost her fingers and her ears, or the 184 people who lost their lives.

09/08/2002

Rumsfeld, Myers Discuss Iraq Situation On Talk Shows      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department's senior leaders discussed the Iraq situation on the Sunday national television talk shows, just days before the one-year anniversary of 9-11.

09/06/2002

Country Music Star to Perform at Pentagon      

WASHINGTON - If you love country music, you know Alan Jackson. If you work at the Pentagon, you can see him up close and personal Monday morning.

09/06/2002

Nation's Enemies Still Exist; Best Defense Is to Find Them      

WASHINGTON - Even though nearly a year has passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people must not forget that the nation's enemies still exist, President Bush said Sept. 5 in Louisville, Ky.

09/06/2002

Kabul Bombing Targeted Innocents; TV Cameraman Dies in Helo Crash      

WASHINGTON - Yesterday's deadly bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, was a deplorable, deliberate act that targeted innocents to spread terror, a senior Pentagon spokesperson said here today.

09/06/2002

DoDEA Students' SAT Participation Climbs to New High in 2002      

ARLINGTON, Va. - Department of Defense Education Activity students' 2002 SAT I participation rate jumped 4 percent to a new high of 68 percent, DoDEA officials announced Sept. 3.

09/06/2002

Pentagon Kiosk Showcases Video E-mail Sent to Deployed Service Members  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A computer maker today unveiled a special kiosk at the Pentagon that features hundreds of video e-mail messages sent to service members deployed worldwide in the war against global terrorism.

09/05/2002

Outreach Efforts Help Explain Unconventional War (Revised)      

WASHINGTON - The global war on terrorism is unlike any war the United States has ever fought.

09/05/2002

Bridging the Gap Between Muslim World and the West      

WASHINGTON - Al Qaeda not only hijacked airliners for terrorist purposes, the terrorist group is trying to hijack Islam, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Sept. 5.

09/05/2002

Karzai Escapes Assassination Attempt, Downtown Kabul Bombed      

WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai today survived an apparent assassination attempt in the city of Kandahar.

09/05/2002

Afghanistan Also Battleground of Ideologies      

WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Afghanistan is not only the scene of a war on terrorism, but also the battleground of opposing Muslim ideologies, and the relationship of the Muslim world with the West.

09/05/2002

World Can't Be Blackmailed By Leaders Like Saddam, Bush Says      

WASHINGTON - President Bush today implied Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein would eventually try to blackmail the world by using weapons of mass destruction.

09/05/2002

Quilters Show Support From Around the World  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The first quilt arrived shortly before Thanksgiving 2001. It was sent in by students at Cardinal Forest Elementary School in Springfield, Va. They had decorated brown lunch bags for rescue and repair workers and then used those drawings to create a 64-by-82-inch quilt.

09/04/2002

USAMU shooter wins Gold Medal at Junior Olympics  This story contains photos.    

FORT BENNING, Ga. - A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit soldier took home the gold medal Aug. 28 in the 2002 USA Shooting Junior Olympic Shooting Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

09/04/2002

Navy Chief Shows NFL Film Crew the Ropes in Afghanistan  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Chief Petty Officer Johnny Bivera recently returned to Afghanistan, not with the U.S. Navy as he had the first time, but with National Football League Films.

09/04/2002

Doing Nothing About Iraq Is Not An Option, Bush Says      

WASHINGTON - Doing nothing about the serious threat Saddam Hussein poses to the world is not an option for the United States, President Bush said today.

09/04/2002

Paintings Capture First Moments of 9-11 Combat Air Patrols  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Sept. 11 was a day when Americans rushed to the aid of each other.

09/04/2002

Pentagon 9-11 Ceremony Will Send Variety of Messages      

WASHINGTON - When the eyes of the world turn to the Pentagon Sept. 11, they will see a reconstructed Pentagon with a work force mourning its dead, but united in pushing forward to win the war on terrorism, said Richard McGraw, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's point man for the Sept. 11 anniversary.

09/04/2002

Space Camp Scholarship Honors Young Sept. 11 Pentagon Attack Victim  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - His voice cracked and lips quivered as he fought back tears and tried to control his heartbroken emotions about the loss of his 11-year-old son in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

09/03/2002

Help On the Way for Parents of Military-Connected Children  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Help is on the way for parents who want to be advocates for their military-connected schoolchildren but don't know where to go when they move from place to place around the world.

09/03/2002

Myers Describes Value of Transformation in Afghanistan Conflict      

WASHINGTON - Coalition military successes in Afghanistan have led to a greater understanding of what it takes to fight a war in the 21st century, America's top general said.

09/03/2002

USO Gives Service Member Care Package Program Global Reach      

WASHINGTON - The Operation USO Care Package program for service members deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom is being expanded globally, said Elaine Rogers, president of United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington.

09/03/2002

Workers Ready Site for Sept. 11 Ceremony  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A field of bleachers is growing alongside the Pentagon as workers assemble seating for 12,000 in advance of a Sept. 11 ceremony.

09/03/2002

Rumsfeld Discusses Iraq Inspections, WMD Capabilities      

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