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11/30/2000

Budget Adds Major TRICARE Benefits for Active Duty      

WASHINGTON - Active duty members and their families should look for major new benefits coming soon in DoD's TRICARE managed healthcare plan, a senior program official said.

11/30/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

11/30/2000

Healthcare Benefits Grow for Retirees Age 65 and Over      

WASHINGTON - Military retirees and their spouses who are age 65 and over will get two substantial benefits from the 2001 National Defense Authorization Act signed Oct. 30 by President Clinton.

11/30/2000

DoD Stops Anthrax Shots for Troops in Korea      

WASHINGTON - Dwindling anthrax vaccine supplies are forcing DoD to further curb its plan to vaccinate all service members against the disease.

11/29/2000

Cohen Honors Military Olympians  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen congratulated U.S. military Olympians Nov. 28 for their efforts in Sydney, Australia.

11/29/2000

Air Force Deposes Marines 71-59 for Basketball Crown  This story contains photos.    

CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - DoD's top basketball talent exchanged combat boots for court shoes in Starlifter Arena here as the Air Force unseated the defending champion Marines 71-59 in the 2000 Armed Forces Basketball Tournament.

11/29/2000

New DoD Schools Director: Finding Adventure in Education      

ARLINGTON, Va. - Joseph Tafoya had been figuring he'd done just about all he could in civilian schools when he saw "an interesting possibility" in a DoD Education Activity ad in "Education Week" magazine.

11/29/2000

Cohen Directs IG to Examine Military Absentee Balloting      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has asked the DoD inspector general to look into problems concerning military absentee balloting.

11/29/2000

TV Show Dec. 7 Pays Tribute to Combat Photographers  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "Shooting War," a 90-minute documentary about World War II combat photographers, is scheduled to air Dec. 7 on the ABC television network.

11/28/2000

Honoring Veterans Stamp Slated for May 2001 Issue  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service recently unveiled a new commemorative first-class postage stamp entitled Honoring Veterans that is scheduled to be issued here in May 2001.

11/28/2000

DoD Official Travelers To Get New Plastic      

WASHINGTON - Many authorized DoD military and civilian employees whose government travel charge cards have expired are exchanging their NationsBank ‘plastic’ for Bank of America Visa cards.

11/28/2000

Israeli-Palestinian Violence 'Must Be Stopped,' Cohen Says      

JERUSALEM - Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak Nov. 22 here that frazzled Palestinian and Israeli leaders should take a step back, cool off and give peace negotiations another chance.

11/24/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week of Nov. 24, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen praised sailors and Marines here Nov. 16 for enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone over Iraq for their commitment and expertise.

11/22/2000

Jordans King Abdullah, Cohen Discuss Mideast Violence      

AMMAN, Jordan - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Jordan’s King Abdullah met Nov. 21 and held discussions about the violence between Palestinians and Israelis, which, according to Cohen, could jeopardize peace and stability throughout the Middle East.

11/21/2000

Retired General Works for Better Military QOL      

WASHINGTON - After 37 years in the Army, you would think John H. Tilelli, Jr., would have had enough of the military. Not so, says the retired general.

11/21/2000

Cohen To Bahrain: Thanks For 50 Years Of Partnership      

MANAMA, Bahrain - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen thanked Bahrain’s leaders and people today for their steadfast assistance in helping to keep the Mideast a peaceful and stable region.

11/21/2000

U.S. Embassy Team in Oman Recognized For Cole Support  This story contains photos.    

MUSCAT, Oman - Nine U.S. military members working in the Omani embassy were recognized today for their efforts in providing support for over 200 service members evacuated from the USS Cole after the Oct. 12 bombing.

11/21/2000

Omani Sultan Celebrates 30 Years of Rule  This story contains photos.    

ENROUTE TO JORDAN - Omani ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said knows how to throw a party, and Defense Secretary William S. Cohen had a front-row seat.

11/21/2000

Japanese American Memorial; A Reminder to Future Generations  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "Courage comes in many forms,” Cherry Tsutsumida said as she looked out over a sea of umbrellas shielding the more than 2,000 people from the drizzling rain during the recent dedication of the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, here.

11/21/2000

USO 'Recruits' Support Troops  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2000 - Outside, more than 40 inches of fresh snow covered the Balkan ground. Inside, nearly a thousand BDU-clad troops bearing M-16 rifles packed the prefabbed gym.

11/20/2000

Defense Secretary Praises U.S.-Saudi Relations  This story contains photos.    

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's second deputy prime minister lauded the contributions to Mideast peace provided by Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and praised the partnership between the United States and his country.

11/20/2000

Cohen Salutes Abe Lincolns Crew  This story contains photos.    

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen praised sailors and Marines here Nov. 16 for enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone over Iraq for their commitment and expertise. Defense Secretary William Cohen greets USS Abraham Lincoln crewmembers Nov. 16 in the Persian Gulf off Bahrain. (Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore) (Click photo for screen-resolution image; high-resolution image available).

11/20/2000

Cohen Visits, Reaffirms UAE, Qatar Ties  This story contains photos.    

MUSCAT, Oman - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen discussed Iraq, Iran and the Middle East Peace Process with senior leaders in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Doha, Qatar, Nov. 18.

11/20/2000

Cohen: U.S.-Kuwait Ties 'Have Never Been Stronger'      

RIYIDH, Saudi Arabia - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen visited Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Nov. 19 as part of his seven-day Mideast trip.

11/17/2000

Shelton Looks to Military Strategy of the Future      

ARLINGTON, Va. - The nation’s top military officer believes the security environment will become more complex and the United States must develop and experiment with new operational concepts and transform accordingly.

11/17/2000

Association Honors 18 for Work on Behalf of Military Families  This story contains photos.    

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - DoD's deputy secretary and reserve affairs chief were among 18 persons honored Nov. 16 by the National Military Family Association for their contributions to military families' quality of life

11/17/2000

Bush Adviser Addresses National Security Priorities      

ARLINGTON, Va. - National missile defense, relations with China and Russia and countering asymmetric challenges dominated a presentation by Condoleezza Rice, a foreign policy adviser to Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

11/17/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

11/17/2000

Simulators Teach DoD Medical Students How to Save Lives  This story contains photos.    

FOREST GLEN, Md. - Army Dr. (Col.) Christoph Kaufmann said the goal of DoD's new National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center here can be summed up in three words: "to save lives."

11/17/2000

Scientist Creates Simulators to Aid Medical Training  This story contains photos.    

FOREST GLEN, Md. - The need for research animals and cadavers as teaching tools for medical students will not go away anytime soon, but Alan Liu creates products that may one day dramatically reduce the need.

11/17/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week of Nov. 17, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Terrorist attacks such as the Oct. 12 bombing of the destroyer USS Cole will not chase the United States out of the Middle East nor undermine U.S. military security agreements with nations throughout the region, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said Nov. 15 while en route to Manama, Bahrain.

11/17/2000

John Levitow's Legacy Will Live Forever  This story contains photos.    

SAN ANTONIO - America lost a hero Nov. 8 when Air Force Medal of Honor holder John L. Levitow died at age 55 at his home in Connecticut after a lengthy battle with cancer.

11/16/2000

'We're not Leaving,' Cohen Says of U.S.-Middle East Ties      

MANAMA, Bahrain - Terrorist attacks such as the Oct. 12 bombing of the destroyer USS Cole will not chase the United States out of the Middle East nor undermine U.S. military security agreements with nations throughout the region, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said.

11/15/2000

DoD Schools Encourage Maximum Participation in SATs      

WASHINGTON - Students in DoD schools scored slightly below the national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test this year, but officials said there's more to the numbers than meets the eye.

11/15/2000

DoD Pushes Dropping 'Coffin Nails' During Smokeout      

WASHINGTON - DoD's top leaders want people to snuff out their cigarettes for one day Nov. 16 during the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.

11/15/2000

WWW.Huh?: You Can Quit For Good; Help Available Online      

WASHINGTON - Quitting smoking can be an uphill battle.

11/15/2000

National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism Dedicated  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Drizzling rain was mixed with tears streaming down the faces of Japanese American World War II heroes and those who spent the war years imprisoned in isolated internment camps as the National Japanese American Memorial for Patriotism was dedicated here Nov. 9.

11/15/2000

Cohen Mideast Trip Keys On Bilateral Defense Issues      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen departed Nov. 15 on a seven-day trip to the Middle East to reaffirm U.S. security commitments to nations in the region.

11/14/2000

Fast-Paced, High-Tech Advances Provide Winning Edge  This story contains photos.    

MCLEAN, Va. - In one second, a single strand of fiber-optic cable can transmit the data contained in 11,000 encyclopedia volumes.

11/14/2000

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for World War II Memorial  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - World War II veterans, many in wheelchairs or with walkers, were out in force Nov. 11 to participate in groundbreaking ceremonies for the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here.

11/13/2000

Pet Owners Get Help with Quarantine Costs      

WASHINGTON - Service members and DoD civilians are getting a little help from Uncle Sam when they have to quarantine their pets during permanent-change- of-station moves. Related Site of Interest:

11/13/2000

Clinton Thanks Veterans for Lives of Service  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Clinton thanked veterans for their lives of service during the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery here.

11/13/2000

Food-Borne Illnesses Mostly Preventable      

WASHINGTON - Picture it, the perfect Thanksgiving. Youve eaten your fill; the dishes are done; football is on the tube.

11/09/2000

Military, Civilians Get Keys to Help Unlock Gridlock      

WASHINGTON - Military members and DoD civilians within the United States and its territories are now eligible for mass-transit subsidy benefits.

11/09/2000

More Hispanics Needed in Senior DoD Civilian Jobs      

WASHINGTON - DoD officials recently established an advisory group that will explore ways to place more Hispanic Americans in DoD military and civilian jobs, especially at the upper management level.

11/09/2000

DoD Uses New Incentives To Recruit the Best      

WASHINGTON - An expanded college loan repayment program and a modified retirement savings system are two new recruiting tools at DoD's disposal because of legislation recently signed by President Clinton, said DoDs senior civilian personnel official.

11/09/2000

Office Surveys Military to Improve Voting Program      

WASHINGTON - As the 2000 presidential election has shown, every vote counts, including service members' absentee ballots.

11/09/2000

Storm Causes Minor Damage to Vehicles, Household Goods      

WASHINGTON - About 180 privately owned vehicles belonging to service members suffered minor damage en route from the United States to Bremerhaven, Germany, said Military Traffic Management Command officials.

11/09/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week of Nov. 10, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Service members and DoD civilians are getting a little help from Uncle Sam when they have to quarantine their pets during permanent-change-of-station moves.

11/09/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

11/09/2000

DoD Presents Dual Use Technology Awards      

MCLEAN, Va. - DoD rewarded innovative thinking at a Nov. 8 award ceremony here recognizing science and technology projects that benefit both the military and civilian industry.

11/08/2000

Cyber Libraries Enhance Military Health Care      

WASHINGTON - One day soon, all military health care providers whether in the Pentagon or DoD's most remote outpost will be just a computer screen away from a complete, authoritative medical library.

11/08/2000

Beneficiaries Can Help Avoid Medical Bill Problems      

WASHINGTON - There are several steps TRICARE beneficiaries can take to avoid getting in hot water over unpaid medical bills, military health care officials said.

11/08/2000

Reserve Callups Benefit Total Force, Employers      

WASHINGTON - Army 1st Lt. Craig Yarbrough, a member of the Texas National Guard, knows it's not easy to just pick up and go whenever duty calls. Deployments mean putting your personal life and civilian career on hold.

11/08/2000

The Boss Goes to Bosnia  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - About this time last year, Army 1st Lt. Craig Yarbrough got caught between a rock and a hard place. When the National Guard called him up for nine months' active reserve duty in Bosnia, his civilian boss objected.

11/08/2000

Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle's History  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - Military buglers have been communicating with troops and their families for centuries.

11/08/2000

DoD To Reshape Workforce Via Expanded Buyout Program      

WASHINGTON - An expanded civilian buyout and early retirement program will enable DoD to reshape its workforce, the Pentagon’s top civilian personnel official said.

11/07/2000

Pentagon Salutes Outstanding Employers  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Employer support for the reserve components is vital to the nation's defense, according to Charles Cragin, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for reserve affairs.

11/07/2000

Support Committee Links Reserves, Employers      

WASHINGTON - When Uncle Sam calls up the reserve components, employers too are required to support the nation.

11/07/2000

Marines Seek Lejeune Residents for Health Survey      

WASHINGTON - If your children were conceived or born at Camp Lejeune anytime between 1968 and 1985, the Marine Corps needs you to participate in an environmental health survey.

11/06/2000

For the Memories: Pentagon Dedicates USO Corridor  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The stars have come out to entertain America's troops for nearly six decades. Now, the military has created a lasting tribute to the United Services Organization that makes it all possible.

11/03/2000

Turkey Wins CISM Wrestling Titles, U.S. Grapplers Finish Second  This story contains photos.    

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Turkish wrestlers captured 13 individual medals and both overall team titles to sweep the 2000 CISM World Military Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling Championships here Oct. 28 and 29.

11/03/2000

Lincoln's Country Getaway Coming Out of Obscurity  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Abraham Lincoln and his family spent about a quarter of his presidency at "Anderson Cottage," their haven of renewal and rest in the countryside.

11/03/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week of Nov. 3, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Kuwait and Saudi Arabia join Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen as having the highest level of threat against U.S. military in the Middle East region, Pentagon spokesperson Kenneth Bacon said Oct. 31.

11/03/2000

Cole Commission Focuses On Force Protection Measures  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - DoD’s Cole Commission will review and evaluate current force protection policies and procedures for troops traveling to and from the Middle East, and possibly recommend changes, the commission co- chairmen said.

11/02/2000

Sacagawea: The Saga of a Shoshone      

WASHINGTON - She was a slave, a woman and an Indian. And America might not be what it is today without Sacagawea.

11/02/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

11/01/2000

Army Claims Rugby Title; Air Force Doesn't Come Close in 38-12 Rout  This story contains photos.    

NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, FLA. - Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for the Army rugby team as they conquered Air Force 38-12 and won the first Armed Forces Rugby Championship here.

11/01/2000

This TRAP's a Downed Pilot's Best Friend  This story contains photos.    

DOGANBEY, Turkey - On the morning of Oct. 18, it took Navy Seaman Jacob Longoria about 15 minutes to eat breakfast. That afternoon, he and other members of the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel team needed only four minutes to rescue two downed pilots from enemy territory.

11/01/2000

Gulf War Commemorative Web Site Highlights Army Reserve Roles      

WASHINGTON - Army Reserve soldiers delivered most of the 500 tons of mail sent daily to the half-million service members engaged in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

11/01/2000

Veterans Day 2000 Message From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff      

WASHINGTON - Today marks the first Veterans Day of the 21st Century. As we have done since 1919, Americans pause to salute the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. This day was originally set aside as a day of observance for those who fought and died in the "Great War," World War I -- the "war to end all wars." Obviously, World War I was not the end of warfare; in fact, it was the precursor of warfare throughout the 20th Century. So with history as our guide, members of our Armed Forces undoubtedly will be called upon to go into harm's way in the new century. Our men and women in uniform, serving around the globe today, stand ready to answer that call.

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