Washington - Which Great Lake is wholly within the United States?
WASHINGTON, DC - "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department and the Central
Intelligence Agency sent a letter to congressional leaders asking to
establish a National Imagery and Mapping Agency. The target date for
standup of the new agency is Oct. 1, 1996.
WASHINGTON - The incoming chair of the Defense Advisory
Committee on Women in the Services announced selections to the 1996
DACOWITS executive committee. They assume their duties Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON - DoD's chief of force management policy
said the armed services met the fiscal 1995 recruiting goals while
recruiting the quality people necessary to maintain a strong and
WASHINGTON - The defense and intelligence communities
have established the Joint Space Management Board. Defense Secretary
William Perry and Central Intelligence Agency Director John M. Deutch
signed the agreement Dec. 15.
WASHINGTON - President Clinton has nominated Air Force
Gen. Joseph W. Ralston to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff. He will succeed Adm. William A. Owens, who announced his
retirement earlier this year.
WASHINGTON - The commander of the Army's 18th Airborne
Corps and the Air Force deputy chief of staff for personnel will head
WASHINGTON - A plane loaded with 97 adults and 61
children landed at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in
early December marking the return of families with schoolage children
to the base.
WASHINGTON - Safety, not speed, is the most important
factor for getting American combat troops into their sector in Bosnia,
said defense officials.
WASHINGTON - President Clinton said he is pleased with the progress of the U.S. deployment to Bosnia and is encouraged by the spirit of cooperation from the Serbs, Croats and Bosnians.
WASHINGTON - I never imagined I would cut off the
ear of a [roast] pig in Kazahkstan, hear an Uzbeki colonel sing like
Frank Sinatra or eat rendered Manchurian toad fat in China, said
William J. Perry.
WASHINGTON - Americans have taken flight on the
Internet's World Wide Web site DoD calls BosniaLINK. The cyberspace
outpouring produced more than 5,000 holiday messages to American
forces supporting the NATO mission in Bosnia.
WASHINGTON - "Thank you so much for helping to build peace. There is no greater reason to use your great military expertise than to save peoples lives and give them a future that we in the U.S. take for granted. Take care and have the best holiday and New Year possible."
WASHINGTON - Enabling forces are in place; the main forces are ready. Therefore," said U.S. Army Gen. George Joulwan, "let's go."
WASHINGTON - The first increment of nearly 2,000
soldiers from 41 Army National Guard and Reserve units began reporting
for training for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission on Dec. 18.
WASHINGTON - In the wake of two recent murders
in Fayetteville, N.C., defense officials are again emphasizing DoD's
policy concerning military personnel participation in supremacist
WASHINGTON - Bosnia is turning from the horror of war to the promise of peace, President Clinton said at the Paris signing of the peace agreement Dec. 14 .
WASHINGTON - NATO and non-NATO nations are contributing forces to Operation Joint Endeavor, NATO's peace implementation force for Bosnia.
WASHINGTON - While the majority of the 20,000 U.S. troops participating in Operation Joint Endeavor are from units in Europe, service members from the following stateside units were also identified for possible deployment to Bosnia:
WASHINGTON - Dan Rather is anchoring CBS nightly news from Tuzla. Jack McWethey, ABC's Pentagon correspondent, is in Tuzla with his TV crew. NBC's Tom Brokaw is slated to arrive on the weekend. The world's press is "reporting live" from Bosnia.
WASHINGTON - The military is doing everything
it can to prepare its personnel for deployment to BosniaHerzegovina,
DoD's chief of personnel and readiness said at a Pentagon press briefing.
WASHINGTON - Top DoD officials stressed the
importance of preventive medicine in maintaining the health of
personnel deployed to BosniaHerzegovina in a Pentagon press conference.
WASHINGTON - U.S. service members can expect
to see more of China's military in the year ahead, according to Joseph
S. Nye, Jr.
WASHINGTON - Failure of the Clinton
administration and congressional leaders to forge a balanced
budget agreement by Dec. 15 could cause another government
shutdown, but it won't affect Defense Department employees.
WASHINGTON - Although Nov. 5, 1996, marks
Election Day nationally, Americans in all states, territories and the
District of Columbia will vote in primary elections beginning in February.
WASHINGTON - After heroes of the old West
saved a town from evildoers, they rode off into the sunset and left
townspeople to pick up the pieces. That's what the Martin Luther King Jr.
Federal Holiday Commission will do in September 1996.
WASHINGTON - Eleven Army Reserve units in Germany and Italy began mobilizing today in support of NATO's peace operation in Bosnia Joint Endeavor.
WASHINGTON - The Army has issued mobilization
orders to 17 more Reserve and National Guard units in support of Joint
Endeavor, NATO's peace implementation operation in Bosnia.
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff said U.S. service members are well aware of the
stakes at risk in Bosnia and are prepared for the duty.
WASHINGTON - Twentythree Army Reserve units
have received mobilization orders for operation Joint Endeavor,
DoD officials announced today.
WASHINGTON, DC - Twenty-two active duty U.S. Army and five Air Force units have been named for possible deployment in support of NATO's peace implementation force in Bosnia, according to DoD officials.
WASHINGTON - Responding to requests for more
living space and privacy, DoD will soon begin replacing barracks
rooms with mini apartments, according to Pentagon officials.
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