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07/30/2010

President Signs Defense Supplemental Bill      

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed the Defense Department’s supplemental war-funding bill, which includes $33.5 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

07/30/2010

Southcom Monitors Trafficking, Prepares for Disasters      

WASHINGTON - Illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons, exotic animals and human beings remains the biggest challenge for U.S. military forces in Central and South America, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said.

07/30/2010

Official Rejects Claim WikiLeaks Offered Document Review      

WASHINGTON - A claim by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the U.S. government had an opportunity to review stolen military documents published on the group’s website is untrue, a Pentagon spokesman said.

07/30/2010

Forces in Afghanistan Capture Suspected Insurgents      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and coalition forces captured numerous suspected insurgents in recent operations.

07/30/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 10 al-Qaida in Iraq Associates      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested 10 suspected associates of the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist organization in several operations.

07/30/2010

Dr. Biden Appears in ‘Army Wives’ Episode  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, attended a special screening at Fort Belvoir, Va., for an episode of the Lifetime television series “Army Wives” in which Dr. Biden plays herself.

07/30/2010

Child Care Fees Change to Maintain Quality Services      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is adjusting its child care fees, adding categories for its highest income earners, to compensate for six years without fee range increases.

07/30/2010

Face of Defense: Soldier Takes Fight From Cage to Army      

FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Before donning an Army combat uniform, Pvt. Hannah Grossman, a human resource information management student, was a professional cage fighter.

07/29/2010

Pentagon Officials Confirm Sailor’s Death      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials announced the death of a sailor who went missing in Afghanistan's Logar province last week and had been listed as “duty status whereabouts unknown.”

07/29/2010

Gates Calls on FBI to Join Leak Investigation      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced he has asked the FBI to help Pentagon authorities investigate the leak of more than 90,000 classified documents published online by the WikiLeaks organization.

07/29/2010

Shinseki Addresses Importance of Care for Women Veterans      

WASHINGTON - Women in today’s military serve closer to the front lines than ever before, and as they become veterans the Veterans Affairs Department will be ready to handle their care, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said.

07/29/2010

Army Releases Suicide Report, Prevention Recommendations      

WASHINGTON - An Army task force has released more than 250 recommendations to reduce suicides and improve mental health care for troops.

07/29/2010

Panel Suggests Changes in Long-Term Defense Planning      

WASHINGTON - A new report recommends broad changes to long-term Defense Department strategies and priorities.

07/29/2010

Official Reminds Troops, Vets to Submit ‘Stop Loss’ Claims      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials want to ensure that anyone whose military enlistment was involuntarily extended under the so-called “stop loss” provision applies for a stipend by the Oct. 21 deadline.

07/29/2010

Face of Defense: Eagle Scouts Soar in Intel Battalion  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Utah National Guard's 141st Military Intelligence Battalion will deploy to Iraq with 83 soldiers who have earned Eagle Scout badges from the Boy Scouts of America.

07/29/2010

Insurgent Bombs Kill 6 Afghan Civilians, Wound 3      

WASHINGTON - Insurgents killed six Afghan civilians and wounded three more in roadside bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan.

07/29/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 6 Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested six people affiliated with the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorism organization in combined operations with U.S. advisors.

07/29/2010

Biden: Pakistani Support for Taliban ‘In the Past’      

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that some people in Pakistan’s intelligence community had supported the Taliban, but he said that situation is changing.

07/29/2010

Lynn: Guam Tours Provide Insight, Perspective      

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said a series of tours around Guam gave him broader insight into the challenges that lie ahead for that U.S. territory.

07/29/2010

Lynn: Collaboration is Key to Troop Buildup in Guam      

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said he’s departing Guam with a better understanding of the troop realignment challenges that lie ahead there.

07/28/2010

Vice President, Dr. Biden Welcome Soldiers Home at Fort Drum  This story contains photos.    

FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team received a rousing welcome home from Iraq, not only from fellow soldiers, family members and community leaders, but also from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

07/28/2010

Document Leaks Could Endanger Afghan Civilians      

WASHINGTON - The classified military documents released by WikiLeaks.org could not only threaten the lives of U.S. troops, but the Afghan civilians with whom they work, a top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said.

07/28/2010

Gates Shares Common Experiences, Vision With Scouts  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, an Eagle Scout himself, shared his passion for Boy Scouting with tens of thousands of Scouts and their families gathered for the Boy Scouts of America centennial.

07/28/2010

Lynn Underscores Commitment to Guam’s People, Resources      

AGANA, Guam - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III reiterated his commitment to respect Guam’s culture and to preserve its resources throughout an upcoming U.S. troop realignment.

07/28/2010

Insurgents Show Desperation in Afghanistan, General Says      

WASHINGTON - Although insurgents continue to threaten progress in Afghanistan, their efforts are becoming increasingly desperate, the top U.S. military commander in Eastern Afghanistan said.

07/28/2010

Pentagon Won’t List Sailor as Captured in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has identified two sailors who went missing in Afghanistan’s Logar province, and U.S. forces there are focused on finding one still unaccounted for, a Pentagon spokesman said.

07/28/2010

Congress Approves Supplemental War-Funding Bill      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Defense Department’s supplemental war-funding bill, already passed by the Senate, most of which will be used to pay for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

07/28/2010

Time Running Out for Troops, Veterans to Claim ‘Stop Loss’ Pay      

WASHINGTON - Eligible servicemembers and veterans have less than three months to apply for Retroactive “Stop Loss” Special Pay.

07/28/2010

Face of Defense: Logistics Analyst Excels in Leadership Program  This story contains photos.    

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - When Betty Hoapili was selected to attend the Department of Defense’s Executive Leadership Development Program, she got the chance to walk in a warfighter’s shoes.

07/27/2010

Senate Considers Mattis to Head Central Command      

WASHINGTON - Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis called for harmony and consistency in the U.S. Central Command area of operation during his Senate confirmation hearing.

07/27/2010

Mullen Calls for Long-Term Partnership with Iraqi Military  This story contains photos.    

BAGHDAD - The United States military is committed over the long-term to a positive, productive partnership with Iraqi security forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a visit to Baghdad.

07/27/2010

Allegations of Civilian Casualty in Logar Province Are False      

WASHINGTON - NATO's Afghanistan force has investigated allegations regarding a civilian casuality incident near the Charkh district and confirmed they are false.

07/27/2010

Obama: Issues in Leaked Documents Led to Review      

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued his first comments on WikiLeaks’ release of Afghanistan war documents, saying he is concerned about the leaks, but that they don’t reveal any new issues.

07/27/2010

Pentagon Launches Probe into Document Leaks      

WASHINGTON - The Army's Criminial Investigation Division will take the lead in the investigation into how thousands of classified military documents were leaked to WikiLeaks.org, a Defense Department spokesman said.

07/27/2010

Obama Proclaims Korean War Armistice Day      

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama issued a proclamation to commemorate the anniversary of the conclusion of Korean War hostilities at Panmunjom and to honor veterans of the conflict.

07/27/2010

Face of Defense: Marine Recalls Top-Tier Soccer Career  This story contains photos.    

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jose Pena, a warehouse chief on Camp LeJeune, N.C., has been playing soccer at the highest levels for the Corps almost since the day he enlisted nearly 13 years ago.

07/27/2010

Lynn Thanks Troops for Their Service, Sacrifice      

U.S. NAVAL BASE, GUAM - Nearly a decade into war, America’s military members continue “stepping up every time,” no matter how difficult or extensive the task, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III told servicemembers at U.S. Naval Base, Guam.

07/27/2010

Lynn Praises Guam’s Contributions to U.S. Military      

MANGILAO, Guam - The people of Guam are making an “incredible contribution” to the U.S. military, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.

07/27/2010

Lynn: Guam Plays Pivotal Role in Globally Important Region      

MANGILAO, Guam - The realignment of forces on Guam is key to maintaining an effective U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific region, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.

07/27/2010

Chairman Appalled by WikiLeaks Release      

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is “appalled” by the breach of security represented by the WikiLeaks case.

07/27/2010

Lynn Vows to Protect Guam’s Resources During Troop Realignment      

MANGILAO, Guam - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said the department is committed to protecting Guam's resources, and will adjust the pace of incoming U.S. troops to match the island's ability to accommodate them.

07/26/2010

Act Locally to Improve Schools, Education Leader Says      

WASHINGTON - Progress is being made to improve the public education of military children, but parents still should be involved at the local level, the head of the Military Child Education Coalition said.

07/26/2010

Commander Explains Conditions in Regional Command East      

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Though the battle in Regional Command East in Afghanistan is more difficult than expected, U.S., NATO and Afghan forces are making progress there, Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division as well as the regional command, said.

07/26/2010

Face of Defense: Fort Jackson Club Boss Puts Soldiers First  This story contains photos.    

FORT JACKSON, S.C., July 26, 2010 - Carole Coveney, the new general manager for the NCO club at Fort Jackson, S.C., has served soldiers and their families for more than two decades.

07/26/2010

Pentagon Assesses Leaked Documents      

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon condemned the actions of WikiLeaks.org, which released thousands of classified U.S. military documents on its website. “The leaking of classified information is something we take very seriously,” Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters.

07/26/2010

Helicopter Lands Hard in Afghanistan; Operations Continue      

WASHINGTON - Four passengers suffered minor injuries when a NATO helicopter made a hard landing in Kabul province, and elsewhere forces arrested a Taliban leader.

07/26/2010

Mullen Attends Kandahar Meeting, Visits Local Police  This story contains photos.    

CAMP NATHAN SMITH, Afghanistan - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told community leaders in Kandahar, Afghanistan, that creating jobs is the key to ridding the area of the Taliban and reassured them that United States will not leave the country until the job there is done.

07/25/2010

Mullen Thanks Embassy Employees in Kabul  This story contains photos.    

KABUL, Afghanistan - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized the need for all aspects of national power to contribute to defeating extremists in Afghanistan during an “all-hands” talk at the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

07/25/2010

Mission Unchanged in Afghanistan, Mullen Says      

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. mission in Afghanistan has not changed, despite its new leadership, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a news conference in Kabul.

07/24/2010

Mullen Stresses Commitment to Afghanistan, Pakistan      

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stressed America’s commitment to Afghanistan and the region during interviews with Pakistani TV and print reporters in Islamabad.

07/24/2010

Pakistan Sacrifices for Counterterrorism Fight      

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani military and government are grappling with the problems of militants in the country and don’t get enough credit for the sacrifices they are making.

07/23/2010

McChrystal Retires Amid Praise for Career  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who resigned last month as commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, retired in a ceremony marked by praise for his three-decade career.

07/23/2010

Dr. Biden: Military Children Deserve America’s Support      

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Defense and education officials are working together to ensure quality education options are offered to all military families, said Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

07/23/2010

First Lady Christens Cutter, Praises Women in Service  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama became the first-ever presidential spouse to christen a new U.S. Coast Guard cutter, the USCG Dorothy C. Stratton, during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.

07/23/2010

Afghan-International Forces Make Progress Across Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Afghan-international forces seized enemy weapons caches, captured or killed numerous insurgents, and reopened a long-closed school during recent operations.

07/23/2010

Service Chiefs Gather to Address Children’s Conference      

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - It’s no small feat to gather the service chiefs at one event, but they were united in Maryland to support the cause of helping military children.

07/23/2010

Commander Praises Afghan Forces’ Efforts During Kabul Meetings      

WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. military commander praised the work performed by Afghan security forces during the recent international meetings held in Kabul.

07/23/2010

Deadly Terror Group Expands Area of Operations, Mullen Says      

NEW DELHI - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is disturbed by a new terrorist trend that Lashkar-e-Taiba – the group that attacked the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008 – epitomizes.

07/23/2010

Mullen: U.S.-India Ties Make Region, Globe More Secure      

NEW DELHI - The United States is committed to South and Central Asia, and deeper U.S.-Indian military-to-military relations will make the region and globe safer and more secure, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

07/23/2010

Army Jumpmaster Earns Coveted Master Parachutist Wings  This story contains photos.    

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Sanders battled a bad knee to earn the coveted master parachutist wings, a high-level airborne skills award.

07/23/2010

With Summer Temperatures Peaking, People Must Hydrate      

WASHINGTON - As summer temperatures peak, people are encouraged to pay attention to proper diet, sleep schedules and hydration.

07/23/2010

Afghan Police Learn to Protect and Serve      

WASHINGTON - Afghan Ministry of Interior officials are helping to embed a code of ethics into the foundation of Afghanistan's police education system.

07/23/2010

Officials Praise Growth of U.S.-India Military Partnership      

NEW DELHI - The growth of military-to-military cooperation between India and the United States is “stunning,” and it is poised to continue to increase, U.S. officials told reporters in New Delhi where the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is in meetings.

07/22/2010

Troops See Return on Investment in Iraq, General Says      

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces deployed in Iraq are seeing a return on their investments as aspects of a fully-functioning nation come into sight.

07/22/2010

Criminals Use Romance, Patriotism to Steal Money      

WASHINGTON - Servicemembers, civilians and contractors should be aware of scams cyber criminals may employ to steal money, information and even identities.

07/22/2010

DoD, VA Committed to Wounded Warrior Care      

WASHINGTON - Caring for wounded and injured servicemembers is among the highest priorities within the Defense Department, Jack Smith, acting deputy assistant defense secretary for clinical and program policy, told Congress.

07/22/2010

Face of Defense: World War II Vet Gets Distinguished Flying Cross  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Retired Air Force Col. Claude M. Schonberger received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions as a B-24 Liberator bomber pilot on Feb. 16, 1945.

07/22/2010

New Office Aims to Reduce Military’s Fuel Usage  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon’s first director of operational energy plans and program hopes to decrease the risk in transporting and guarding the military’s fuel.

07/22/2010

Army Works to Expand Combat Stress Detection      

WASHINGTON - Since 2003, the Army has worked hard to establish processes that will improve the speed at which post-traumatic stress is diagnosed.

07/22/2010

Liaison Officer Connects Afghan Police With Communities      

WASHINGTON - NATO Training Mission Afghanistan’s new liaison officer is finding ways to protect and serve the Afghan people.

07/22/2010

Officials Report Numerous Afghan-Coalition Operations      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and coalition forces discovered large weapons, detained several suspects and provided medical treatment to civilians.

07/22/2010

Gates Notes Growth of Partnership With Indonesia      

JAKARTA, Indonesia - In a commentary appearing in today’s edition of the Indonesian newspaper Kompas, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates noted the growth of the U.S. relationship with Indonesia, as well as Indonesia’s emergent role as a regional and global leader.

07/22/2010

Gates Recaps Discussions with Indonesian Leaders      

JAKARTA, Indonesia - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said discussion of “broadening, deepening and elevating ties” between the United States and Indonesia highlighted the meetings he had with its president and defense minister in Jakarta.

07/22/2010

Gates Seeks Stronger Military Ties With Indonesia      

JAKARTA, Indonesia - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, for meetings aimed at enhancing defense ties between the two nations including a re-engagement with the Indonesian army's special forces.

07/22/2010

Mullen Seeks to Continue Good Relations With Indian Military      

ABOARD A U.S. AIR FORCE C-17 - The military-to-military relationship between the United States and India has grown dramatically in the past 20 years, said U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he traveled to New Delhi.

07/21/2010

Troops Must Understand the ‘Why’ of the Fight, Odierno Says      

WASHINGTON - With his tenure winding down as commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno shared what he believes the U.S. needs to be successful.

07/21/2010

Clinton: U.S. Efforts Vital to Afghan Success      

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, where nations gathered to support Afghan goals and policies, represents a milestone in a long and difficult journey.

07/21/2010

Obama Picks Mattis for Central Command Post      

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis to serve as commander, U.S. Central Command. Mattis will succeed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who now commands U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

07/21/2010

Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Key to Recruiting and Retention      

WASHINGTON - Proposed changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill would improve military readiness while aiding recruitment and retention efforts.

07/21/2010

U.S. Military on Track for Iraq Drawdown, Odierno Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military will have troop strength down to 50,000 well in time to meet the September drawdown schedule, said the commander of U.S. Forces in Iraq during a Pentagon briefing.

07/21/2010

Numerous Insurgents Killed, Captured in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Numerous insurgents were killed or captured during recent Afghan-coalition operations conducted across Afghanistan.

07/21/2010

Better NCO Training Boosts Afghan Army’s Capabilities      

WASHINGTON - The influence of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in the development of Afghanistan’s military forces is possibly most apparent in its training regimen.

07/21/2010

Face of Defense: Marine Miraculously Survives Enemy Bomb Blast  This story contains photos.    

SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan - Marines in Lima Company think U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Garst is the luckiest guy in the battalion, and one of the most dedicated.

07/21/2010

Clinton Announces New Sanctions for North Korea      

SEOUL, South Korea - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Seoul, South Korea, with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, announced new measures to prevent North Korean weapons proliferation, curb illicit activities that fund its weapons programs and discourage further provocative actions.

07/21/2010

Cheonan Tragedy Strengthens U.S.-South Korean Alliance      

CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - The fact that the United States is a steadfast ally of South Korea is one of the messages carried by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, who visited with U.S. troops stationed at Camp Red Cloud.

07/21/2010

Clinton, Gates Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to South Korea  This story contains photos.    

PANMUNJOM, South Korea - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to South Korea during a visit to the demilitarized zone that separates the U.S. ally from its communist neighbor to the north.

07/21/2010

Mullen: Military Needs Leaders to Address Suicide Issue  This story contains photos.    

CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Good leadership can help to bring down the military's suicide rate, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told more than 200 soldiers and airmen at an "all hands" at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea.

07/20/2010

Intelligence Requires Team Effort, Clapper Tells Senate      

WASHINGTON - James R. Clapper, Jr., undersecretary of defense for intelligence and the nominee for director of national intelligence, said during his confirmation hearing that intelligence is a team effort and the director is in a unique position to ensure that.

07/20/2010

General Outlines U.S. Mission, Challenges in Africa      

WASHINGTON - As U.S. Africa Command matures and strengthens ties with African nations, American interests on the continent become more stable, said Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, the command's top officer.

07/20/2010

Face of Defense: NCO Leads Guard Response Team  This story contains photos.    

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Sgt. Maj. Kevin E. Smith is the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the National Guard’s newest Domestic All-Hazards Response Team.

07/20/2010

Spouse Jobs Program to Relaunch in October      

WASHINGTON - The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular program.

07/20/2010

Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Capture Insurgents      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and coalition forces killed or captured numerous insurgents during operations in various locations.

07/20/2010

Gates Urges Soldiers to Complete Survey      

CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers' opinions are vital as the Defense Department looks at ways to make "smart" changes if Congress repeals the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

07/20/2010

Gates Discusses Korea Tour Lengths, Army Deployments      

CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Tour lengths for troops assigned to South Korea and the Army’s deployment cycles were on the minds of soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division’s 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when they met with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Camp Casey, South Korea.

07/20/2010

New Plan Will Lead to Stronger Alliance, Gates Says      

CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The delay in shifting wartime operational control for forces to the South Korean military will give both countries time to forge a stronger, more effective alliance, said U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

07/20/2010

Gates Plans Demilitarized Zone Visit as Gesture of Solidarity      

CAMP CASEY, South Korea - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will visit the demilitarized zone with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and their South Korean counterparts in a show of the “steadfast” U.S. commitment to South Korea.

07/20/2010

Seoul Meetings Emphasize Strength of U.S., South Korean Pact      

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Meetings between U.S. and South Korean defense leaders mark a reaffirmation of the commitment the United States showed in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea, said U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

07/20/2010

U.S.-Korean Defense Leaders Announce Exercise Invincible Spirit      

SEOUL, South Korea - Planned military exercises with U.S. and South Korean troops are designed to send a strong, clear message to North Korea to stop its provocative and warlike acts, defense leaders from both countries said.

07/19/2010

National Guard to Deploy Troops to Mexican Border      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. National Guard is sending 1,200 troops to the Southwest border states to provide temporary support for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

07/19/2010

Forces Battle Insurgents; Taliban Chief Orders Civilian Deaths      

WASHINGTON - An Afghan-international security force killed and wounded several insurgents yesterday during an operation in Nimroz province, officials reported, and a top Taliban leader ordered subordinates to kill innocent Afghan civilians.

07/19/2010

Face of Defense: Coast Guard ‘Superstar’ Wins Coveted Award  This story contains photos.    

U.S. COAST GUARD STATION KEY WEST, Fla. - Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Camacho, an expert on his service’s newest class of boats, earned a prestigious award during his first tour-of-duty.

07/19/2010

Language Lab Helps Afghan Air Force Take Off      

WASHINGTON - An aviation English language lab in Kabul, Afghanistan, is helping to equip Afghan airmen for the cockpit, where English is the standard language.

07/19/2010

Gates to Underscore U.S. Commitment to South Korea      

SEOUL, South Korea - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Seoul, South Korea, for a visit intended to underscore the United States' commitment and provide a framework for further strengthening of an alliance between the two nations.

07/19/2010

USS George Washington to Visit Republic of Korea      

BUSAN, South Korea - The USS George Washington, the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, will visit Busan, South Korea, July 21 to 25. It will host a reception and conduct a number of guided tours.

07/16/2010

Afghan, Coalition Forces Continue Operations      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international security forces killed or detained numerous enemy fighters and seized illegal drugs and weapons.

07/16/2010

Face of Defense: Brothers Serve Together in Afghanistan  This story contains photos.    

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Two brothers, who wear different military uniforms, have found themselves not only deployed at the same time but also assigned to the same base.

07/16/2010

Gates Plans Visit to South Korea for ‘2-plus-2 Talks’      

WASHINGTON - Sending North Korea a strong message of deterrence and underscoring the strength of the U.S.-South Korean alliance are key aims of an upcoming visit to South Korea by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

07/16/2010

Iraq Takes Control of Last Major Detention Facility      

CAMP CROPPER, Iraq - The last major U.S.-run detention facility officially was transferred to the Iraqi government.

07/15/2010

Army Spouse Shares Deployment Tips      

WASHINGTON - Plastic sheet protectors for documents, a frank discussion and an 8x10 photo taped to the car seat -- these are a few of the tips Army spouse and mother Rebekah Sanderlin has come up with to help cope after more than a half-dozen deployments.

07/15/2010

Officials Commit to Disabled Veterans’ Businesses      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials are committed to providing service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses with contracting opportunities, Linda B. Oliver, the Pentagon's head of small business programs, told a House panel.

07/15/2010

Military Support to Mitigate Oil Spill Continues      

WASHINGTON - Military efforts along the Gulf Coast continue as part of the federal response force to clean up the oil spill with 1,900 Defense Department and associated personnel providing ongoing support.

07/15/2010

Acquisition Reform Plays Key Role in Pentagon’s Cost Savings      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has the opportunity to save billions of taxpayer dollars through acquisitions reform, but only if it grows its workforce with the right federal workers in place to oversee contracts.

07/15/2010

Coalition Makes Steady Progress in Helmand Province      

WASHINGTON - Coalition and Afghan forces are making steady progress in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the commander of Regional Command Southwest said during a teleconference from Camp Leatherneck.

07/15/2010

Face of Defense: Physician Assistant Cares for Troops, Local Iraqis  This story contains photos.    

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Army 1st Lt. Jessica Larson gave up a lucrative private sector career designing airports to provide medical care to troops and residents in Iraq's Anbar province.

07/15/2010

NATO Trainers Increase Literacy in Afghan Forces      

WASHINGTON - NATO's Combined Security Transition Command is working to educate Afghans to fill its army and police ranks, where illiteracy hovers around 90 percent.

07/14/2010

Lack of Supplemental Funding Poses Problems for Pentagon      

WASHINGTON - Because Congress has yet to pass a supplemental funding bill, the Defense Department must start planning to take measures to ensure uninterrupted war operations, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

07/14/2010

Karzai Approves Plan to Keep Taliban Out of Villages      

WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has approved a program that will set up local police forces in towns and villages where the Taliban are attempting to infiltrate and intimidate the population, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

07/14/2010

U.S., South Korean Leaders to Meet in Seoul      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join with South Korean leaders in the first “2-plus-2” meetings in Seoul, South Korea, on July 21, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

07/14/2010

Experiment Introduces Sailors, Marines to New Technology      

WASHINGTON - Trident Warrior, one of the largest and most complex annual U.S. Navy experiments, serves as a real-world lab for testing new technologies and innovations.

07/14/2010

Outreach ‘Essential’ to Suicide Prevention, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - Preventing suicide among servicemembers and veterans calls for comprehensive education and communication, the director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury told Congress.

07/14/2010

Iraqis Arrest 4 Suspects in Combined Operations      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested four suspected criminal associates of al-Qaida in Iraq members in operations in Baghdad and Taji with U.S. advisors.

07/14/2010

Officials Report on Operations, Insurgent Attacks      

WASHINGTON - Combined security forces detained suspected insurgents in separate operations while pursuing various Taliban leaders.

07/14/2010

Face of Defense: Guardsman Retires After 56 Years  This story contains photos.    

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Nelson "Gene" Blakey of Moweaqua, Ill., enlisted in March 1953 and retired June 1 from the Illinois National Guard.

07/13/2010

No More C-17s, Defense Officials Tell Congress      

WASHINGTON - The military has more than enough large transport planes, and the appropriation of any more in the next budget year will force some into premature retirement, Defense Department officials told a congressional panel.

07/13/2010

Airdrops Break Records in Afghanistan  This story contains photos.    

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - U.S. Transportation Command-coordinated airdrop missions in Afghanistan are providing record amounts of supplies to warfighters.

07/13/2010

Some 'Stop Loss’ Soldiers to Return Early      

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Hundreds of U.S. soldiers will return early from Iraq over the next two months, including some whose service was extended under "Stop Loss."

07/13/2010

Active-Duty Services Meet or Exceed June’s Recruiting Goals      

WASHINGTON - All active-duty services met or succeeded recruiting goals during June as many high school graduates entered the military.

07/13/2010

Afghan Villagers Repel Taliban Attack      

WASHINGTON - Taliban fighters and an Afghan civilian were killed when insurgents made an unsuccessful attack on the village of Aalai Shahea in the Ghazni province.

07/13/2010

Face of Defense: Third-Generation Officer Takes Oath  This story contains photos.    

KABUL, Afghanistan - Navy Ensign Ian Kriegish received his oath of commissioning from his uncle, Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, the commander of a unit in Afghanistan.

07/12/2010

Haiti Task Force Focuses on Engineering, Medical Missions  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - Soldiers, sailors and airmen assigned to Joint Task Force New Horizons have made major progress on their engineering and medical missions in Haiti.

07/12/2010

Defense, Guard Establish 8 Homeland Response Force Units      

WASHINGTON - Eight more homeland response force units will be established in fiscal year 2012 as regional forces that will cross state lines when needed.

07/12/2010

VA Eases Claims Process for Veterans with PTSD      

WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department plans to publish a final regulation intended to improve access to health care and ease the claims process for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

07/12/2010

Mullens Reflect on 40 Years of Marriage, Service  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Forty years ago, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, said, “I do” -- not just to each other, but to four decades in the Navy.

07/12/2010

Obama Announces Return of the SAVE Award      

WASHINGTON - Submissions are now being accepted for the 2010 SAVE Award program, which asks federal employees to submit their ideas for eliminating government waste and saving American taxpayers’ money, President Barack Obama announced.

07/12/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest Several Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested several terrorism suspects in separate operations in Jululah, Baghdad, Sadiyah, Hawijah and Taji.

07/12/2010

Provincial Official Helps Thwart Insurgent Attack      

WASHINGTON - Afghan National Police and the subgovernor of Ghazni province thwarted an insurgent attack in Gahzni’s Khwajah Omari district.

07/12/2010

Face of Defense: Luge Athlete Braves Heat at Fort Jackson  This story contains photos.    

FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Before coming to Fort Jackson, S.C., to train, Army Pfc. Joseph Mortensen spent his days sliding down frozen luge tracks around the world.

07/11/2010

USO, Nationals Celebrate Wounded Warriors, Families  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Wounded warriors, servicemembers and military families were honored during a Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants.

07/10/2010

Obama: Veterans With Post-traumatic Stress Deserve Best Care      

WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department will begin making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain the benefits and treatment they need, President Barack Obama said in his weekly message, calling veteran care the nation’s “solemn responsibility.”

07/09/2010

Survey Will Permit Informed Decisions, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - Survey responses on the possible repeal of the law that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military will help leaders make informed decisions, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

07/09/2010

Cyber Command Synchronizes Services’ Efforts      

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the new U.S. Cyber Command have a long to-do list in overseeing the military’s computer networks, including synchronizing what the services already have in place.

07/09/2010

Officials in Afghanistan Describe Recent Operations      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and coalition forces detained a number of suspected insurgents and seized enemy weapons and munitions.

07/09/2010

Iraqis Arrest 4 Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested four terrorism suspects in Mosul and Kirkuk in separate operations.

07/09/2010

Buildup of Afghan Security Forces Continues      

WASHINGTON - The push to increase Afghanistan’s security forces to 305,000 members by October 2011 is ahead of schedule, but obstacles still remain.

07/09/2010

Face of Defense: Air Guard Instructor Uses Marine Experience  This story contains photos.    

EL PASO, Texas - Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Butler is a former Marine now serving as an instructor with the Texas Air National guard, preparing troops to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq.

07/08/2010

Gates, Mullen Urge Participation in Survey      

WASHINGTON - Noting the importance of the opinions of those most affected by a possible repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, urged servicemembers to provide their input.

07/08/2010

Restoration Complete for Vietnam War Memorial Statue  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The newly refurbished Three Servicemen Statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was unveiled after six weeks of restoration.

07/08/2010

Gates Emphasizes Media Engagement Rules      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department needs to cooperate with the media, but first needs to clean up its act in how it goes about it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a Pentagon news conference.

07/08/2010

Gates Recommends Mattis for Central Command Job  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recommended Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command. If confirmed by the Senate, Mattis will succeed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who now commands U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

07/08/2010

Miscommunication Caused Fatal Air Strike, Officials Say      

KABUL, Afghanistan - A joint assessment team has determined that a fatal air strike was the result of miscommunication between the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan forces.

07/08/2010

Cyber Solutions Depend on Partnerships, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials are reaching throughout government and the private sector to lay the framework for long-term solutions in computer network security.

07/08/2010

Training Prepares Civilian Employees for Deployment  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A program is equipping Defense Department employees with the skills needed to deploy for humanitarian, reconstruction and combat-support missions.

07/08/2010

Security Force Captures Haqqani Bomb Facilitator      

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan-international security force captured a Haqqani terrorist network bomb component facilitator and several other suspected insurgents in Khost province.

07/08/2010

Command Works on Integrated Training for Afghan Forces      

WASHINGTON - NATO Training Mission Afghanistan is developing a system that will help integrate training provided to Afghanistan’s security forces and civil servants.

07/08/2010

Face of Defense: General’s Son Pursues Same Path  This story contains photos.    

TOLEDO, Ohio - Army Brig. Gen. John “Jack” O’Connor, commanding general of Army Materiel Command Southwest Asia, plans to follow in his father's military footsteps.

07/07/2010

Bin Laden Aide Pleads Guilty in Military Commission      

WASHINGTON - A Sudanese man pleaded guilty in a military commission to conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaida in the five years leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the United States.

07/07/2010

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Surveys Hit Servicemembers’ Inboxes      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials have e-mailed surveys to 400,000 servicemembers as part of a review to prepare for a potential repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.

07/07/2010

Rodriguez Describes Changes to Operations in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - The commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan has made changes to improve command and control in the key province of Helmand.

07/07/2010

Coalition Makes Progress, Regains Momentum, General Says      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces are making steady progress in Afghanistan, and the coalition and government are regaining the momentum from the Taliban, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said.

07/07/2010

International, Afghan Team Investigates Air Strike      

WASHINGTON - A NATO and Afghanistan team is looking into the facts and circumstances surrounding an operation in which Afghan soldiers were killed and injured.

07/07/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 3 Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi forces arrested three terrorism suspects, including two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq members.

07/07/2010

Face of Defense: Officer Selected as White House Fellow  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - An Army officer emerged from a field of more than 700 applicants to earn a spot in a program designed to give participants hands-on experience with the inner workings of the U.S. government.

07/06/2010

Soldier in Iraq Faces Criminal Charges      

BAGHDAD - Criminal charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including transferring classified data onto a personal computer, have been preferred against a soldier assigned to the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

07/06/2010

Gates Issues Memo to Leaders on Media Engagement      

WASHINGTON - In a memo to senior civilian and military leaders, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reiterated the need for leaders to take media engagement seriously, and to stay within their levels of knowledge.

07/06/2010

No Grenades on Commercial Flights, TSA Tells Troops      

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration is reminding military members that explosives are not allowed on commercial flights.

07/06/2010

Forces Conduct Operations in Three Afghan Provinces      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international security forces conducted combined operations in Afghanistan’s Ghazni, Helmand and Logar provinces last night, detaining a Taliban commander and several suspected insurgents, military officials reported.

07/06/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 10 Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces working with U.S. advisors arrested 10 suspects with ties to various terrorist organizations.

07/06/2010

Face of Defense: Deskbound Pilot Aids Drawdown  This story contains photos.    

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - A deskbound pilot is managing two “advise-and-assist” brigades as they swap places for the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the beginning of Operation New Dawn.

07/06/2010

Dr. Biden Hears From Guard Troops, Iraqi Teachers  This story contains photos.    

CAMP PROSPERITY, Iraq - Reintegration, education and support for single soldiers’ families were among the issues Texas Army National Guard soldiers raised during a discussion with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

07/05/2010

General Discusses Afghan Army’s Development      

WASHINGTON - Afghanistan’s army, with help from the NATO training mission, is working to increase its growth and develop leaders.

07/04/2010

New Program Honors Military Kids, Friends With Fun  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A Major League Baseball game in the nation's capital marked the kick-off of the USO’s “Me and a Friend” program, which provides free tickets to major league sporting events, theater performances, museums and other venues for military children and their friends.

07/04/2010

Bidens Celebrate Independence Day With Troops in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - As Americans back home celebrated with fireworks and festivities, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, opted to spend their Fourth of July holiday in Iraq, thanking U.S. troops for the service and sacrifice that help to ensure the nation remains free.

07/04/2010

Bidens Attend Naturalization Ceremony in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, presided over a naturalization ceremony in Iraq to honor 156 servicemembers who earned their U.S. citizenship through service to the nation.

07/04/2010

First Lady Urges Support for Military Families      

WASHINGTON - As the nation observed Independence Day, First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement urging Americans to support servicemembers and their families.

07/04/2010

Winning is NATO’s Mission in Afghanistan, Petraeus Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The objective in Afghanistan is to win, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said as he formally assumed command of the International Security Force in Afghanistan.

07/03/2010

U.S. on Track to End Combat Mission in Iraq, Officials Say      

BAGHDAD - The United States is on track or ahead of schedule to end its combat mission in Iraq this summer, and the lack of a permanent government there will not serve as a deterrent to that plan, senior administration officials traveling with Vice President Joe Biden said.

07/03/2010

Vice President, Dr. Biden Arrive in Iraq to Visit U.S. Troops      

BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, arrived in Baghdad for a surprise visit to celebrate Independence Day with U.S. troops stationed in Iraq.

07/02/2010

DFAS Employees Terminated After Security Review      

WASHINGTON - Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials have notified 33 agency employees who are facing suspension or termination after they were found ineligible to meet the sensitivity requirements of their job.

07/02/2010

Obama Praises Troops in Independence Day Message      

WASHINGTON - In recognition of Independence Day, President Barack Obama issued a statement praising the women and men who protect our nation, noting their sacrifices in the name of freedom "have been extraordinary."

07/02/2010

Insurgents Attack Outpost in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Insurgents conducted a vehicle-borne bombing attack on an International Security Assistance Force combat outpost west of Kandahar City.

07/02/2010

Mullen, Servicemembers Show Support with Care Packages      

WASHINGTON - The nation’s top military officer and the USO of Metropolitan Washington teamed up for the Pentagon’s first Operation USO Care Package stuffing party for servicemembers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

07/02/2010

Chairman’s Corner: Independence Day 2010      

WASHINGTON - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes military members serving at home, those deployed overseas in harm's way, and their families, while wishing all a happy and safe Fourth of July.

07/02/2010

Official Details Foreign Language Program’s Progress      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military’s efforts to have more language-qualified servicemembers are beginning to pay off.

07/02/2010

Officials Work to Resolve Wind Energy, Radar Dilemma      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials are reaching out to top scientists to solve emerging issues in the development of renewable energies, such as the effect of wind turbines on radar.

07/02/2010

Iraqi Forces Capable, Confident as Drawdown Advances      

WASHINGTON - One year after U.S. forces withdrew from Iraqi cities, Iraqi security forces have proven themselves capable of conducting independent operations.

07/02/2010

Iraqis Kill Terror Financier, Arrest Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces killed an al-Qaida in Iraq financier and arrested three terrorism suspects.

07/02/2010

Mullens Advocate More Reserve Support      

WASHINGTON - Military leaders are working hard to create the same kind of support network for the reserve components that exists for active duty military members and their families, said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife in a joint podcast.

07/02/2010

Guardsman Gets Lucky Draw at AT&T Pro-Am  This story contains photos.    

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Air Force Chief Master Sgt. George Vasiloff played a round of golf alongside Tiger Woods at the AT&T National Pro-AM at Aronomink Country Club in Newtown Square, Pa.

07/02/2010

Face of Defense: Holiday Has Special Meaning for Captain  This story contains photos.    

FORT CARSON, Colo. - On Independence Day, Army Capt. Fred Babauta marks the fifth anniversary of his awakening from an 11-day coma after being wounded by an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.

07/01/2010

Afghan, Coalition Forces Conduct Numerous Operations      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international security forces conducted numerous operations capturing a Taliban district chief and killing or capturing other insurgents.

07/01/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 3 Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member and two suspected criminal terrorist associates.

07/01/2010

Flournoy Notes India’s Growing Role as Security Partner      

WASHINGTON - India is an increasingly important partner to the United States, and the relationship between the nations is maturing, the undersecretary of defense for policy told members of the Asia Society.

07/01/2010

Face of Defense: Soldier Donates Marrow to Help Stranger  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A soldier is undergoing a procedure at a National Marrow Donor Program clinic to donate his bone marrow to help save the life of a man he’s never met.

07/01/2010

Partnerships ‘Vital’ to Peace, Stability, Mullen Says      

WASHINGTON - Military partnerships between the United States and Colombia are “absolutely vital” to global peace and security, the top U.S. military officer told graduates of the Columbian naval cadet school in Cartegena.

07/01/2010

Petraeus Calls Unity of Purpose, Effort Crucial      

WASHINGTON - Unity of purpose in Afghanistan is essential to winning the counterinsurgency fight, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Belgium.

07/01/2010

NATO Strives for Quality, Quantity in Afghan Police      

WASHINGTON - The Afghan National Police force needs to grow, and be able to train itself for the NATO mission there to be successful.

07/01/2010

Conference Focuses on Globally Shared Spaces      

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Key U.S. defense, military and NATO leaders met this week to discuss efforts to enable civil and military forces to operate in and secure global shared and ungoverned spaces such as outer space, international waters, airspace and cyberspace.

07/01/2010

War Commanders Need Better Logistics Picture, General Says      

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany - Commanders fighting the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq need a better “common operating picture” for supplies and other logistical requirements, Army Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, the Joint Staff’s logistics director, said during a speech in Germany.

07/01/2010

Database Provides Mission Readiness Information      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s readiness reporting system, designed to provide an overview of a unit’s capabilities, is nearily fully operational.

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