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02/28/2001

Gulf War Widow Shares Story of Healing, Hope      

GREENSBURG, Pa. - At 26, Paula Boliver found herself a widow and single-parent with a one-year-old daughter and two-year-old son.

02/28/2001

Bush Proposes Budget to Strengthen, Transform Military      

WASHINGTON - President Bush has recommended a defense budget of $310.5 billion for fiscal 2002.

02/27/2001

Civil War Spies: Good Intell Knows No Gender      

WASHINGTON - Historians agree that World War II changed life for American women in the 20th century.

02/27/2001

Families, Friends Honor Desert Storm Fallen  This story contains photos.    

GREENSBURG, Pa. - As they have each year for the past decade, townsfolk here came to pay their respects, share their grief and remember their loved ones' glory.

02/27/2001

Memorial Honors Desert Storm's Fallen  This story contains photos.    

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Thirteen Army Reserve soldiers from this small town 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh died a decade ago, and people across America gave what they could to ensure these citizen soldiers are not forgotten.

02/27/2001

Scud Alert: After the Blast      

GREENSBURG, Pa. - Ten years ago, a wartime tragedy struck Hometown USA.

02/26/2001

Armed Services YMCA Announces Fifth Annual Essay Contest      

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Entry deadline is April 9 for the Armed Services YMCA's annual essay contest to promote reading among children and teens of active, Reserve, Guard and retired service members and DoD civilian employees

02/23/2001

Bush Says Raid Sends Message to Hussein      

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Feb. 22 that recent coalition air attacks against Iraq sent a strong message to Saddam Hussein that “this administration will remain engaged” in Southwest Asia.

02/23/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Feb. 23, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 23, 2001)

02/23/2001

Get Evaluated, Says Gulf War Illnesses Chief      

WASHINGTON - A retired Army general who wrote the official history of the Gulf War tells service members and veterans who think they may have symptoms of Gulf War Illnesses to seek medical help.

02/23/2001

Sickness, Injury Took Toll of Gulf Troops      

WASHINGTON - Non-battle related injuries and sickness have sapped the strength and resources of armies since groups of cavemen first threw rocks at each other. The 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War was no exception.

02/22/2001

Conferees Offer Personnel Recovery Recommendations      

ARLINGTON, Va. - "It's unlikely that DoD can make significant progress toward improving its ability to recover downed air crews and other personnel behind enemy lines without some agency, office or command having budget authority over recovery-related activities, Mel Richmond emphasized during the recently completed DoD fourth annual Personnel Recovery Conference here.

02/22/2001

Intelligence Chief Details Threats Facing America      

WASHINGTON - The world is in transition from the Cold War to something new and the top military intelligence officer expects the next 10 to 15 years to be “at least as turbulent, if not more so” as the past 10

02/22/2001

DoD, Services Unite to Promote Spouse Employment      

WASHINGTON - Jean Marie Ward says there are so many spouse employment initiatives underway within DoD and the services right now it makes her head spin.

02/22/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

02/21/2001

Military Researchers Working to Lower Rate of Combat Deaths      

WASHINGTON - Ninety percent of people who die in war die before they reach a medical facility, and military researchers are working to lower that number.

02/21/2001

DoD Spokesman Says Engaging Iraq Still Ongoing Operation      

WASHINGTON - The American public should not consider the bombings in Iraq Feb. 16 as the end of U.S. involvement in the area.

02/20/2001

Admiral OKs USS Greeneville Inquiry      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander has ordered that a Court of Inquiry be convened next week to investigate the circumstances leading to the Feb. 9 collision between a Navy nuclear submarine and a Japanese trawler off Honolulu.

02/16/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

02/16/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Feb. 16, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 16, 2001)

02/16/2001

Cragin Asks Military, Civilians to Improve Race Relations  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - DoD has made great strides in equal opportunity, but the journey has not ended, Charles L. Cragin told the standing room only crowd in the Pentagon auditorium during DoD's African American History Month observance, Feb. 8.

02/16/2001

'Customer-First' Credo Rings Up Success, Commissary Chief Says      

WASHINGTON - Things are looking up for DoD's grocery chain as efforts to please customers and restructuring initiatives appear to be bearing fruit.

02/16/2001

U.S./British Warplanes Hit Iraqi Military Sites      

WASHINGTON - American and British warplanes attacked Iraqi military command, control and communication sites outside Baghdad today, defense officials said. No allied aircraft were lost.

02/15/2001

Guard/Reserve Troops Full-Time Patriots, Says Bush  This story contains photos.    

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - President George W. Bush thanked Guardsmen, reservists and their civilian employers here Feb. 14 for their patriotism and service in support of the nation’s security

02/14/2001

Some People Uncomfortable With Ethnic Observances, General Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "I'm a little anxious about the subject of African American History Month because a lot of people are uncomfortable with that subject," Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Clifford L. Stanley told the packed Pentagon auditorium here Feb. 8.

02/14/2001

Mother's 32-Year Vigil Ends With Vets' Web Search  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "I often wonder what my son would look like now," the platinum-haired woman said, glancing at the other combat veterans in the room.

02/14/2001

Civilians Aboard Sub During Collision, Navy Says      

WASHINGTON - Navy officials confirm that civilian guests were in the control room of the USS Greeneville when the sub collided with and sank a Japanese fishing vessel Feb. 9 south of Hawaii.

02/13/2001

Army Wins Armed Forces Boxing Championship  This story contains photos.    

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Army dominated the other three services to take the Armed Forces Boxing Championship Feb. 12 here.

02/13/2001

No Hiring Freeze; DoD Reviews Workforce Requirements      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is not in the midst of a hiring freeze, but it is reviewing its civilian workforce requirements and hiring procedures as part of President Bush's pledge to make government more efficient.

02/13/2001

Job Hunters Turn to DoD's Transportal Web Site      

WASHINGTON - Hanging up the BDUs to head back to civilian life? When Uncle Sam's paychecks stop, you'll most likely need a job. DoD wants to help you find one.

02/13/2001

Bush Addresses NATO, U.S. Military Transformation  This story contains photos.    

NORFOLK, Va. - President Bush spoke about NATO and the DoD top-down review during his Feb. 13 visit to this sprawling U.S. military installation.

02/13/2001

Women Journalists Came of Age Covering World War II      

WASHINGTON - The women who cover today's news 24 hours a day should snap a salute to their predecessors who covered World War II.

02/13/2001

Bush: U.S. Will be Sparing on Overseas Commitments      

FORT STEWART, Ga. - President George W. Bush said he is concerned about overextending U.S. troops with peacekeeping duties.

02/12/2001

Scholarships Offered For Public Service-Minded Students      

WASHINGTON - Students considering a career in local, state or federal government could earn up to $1,000 for college through the Public Service Scholarship Program.

02/12/2001

People at Heart of Nation's Defense      

WASHINGTON - National defense all comes down to people, President George W. Bush said.

02/12/2001

Bush Pledges More Money for Military Pay, Housing, Healthcare  This story contains photos.    

FORT STEWART, Ga. - President George W. Bush announced Feb. 12 a significant increase in funding for quality-of-life issues affecting U.S. service members.

02/09/2001

Wolfowitz Nominated as Deputy Defense Secretary      

WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated Paul D. Wolfowitz to be deputy defense secretary.

02/09/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Feb. 9, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 9, 2001.)

02/09/2001

Budget Must Wait on Defense Review      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld believes the defense budget must go up, but any decisions must wait until after he conducts a review of defense programs, Pentagon officials said Feb. 8.

02/08/2001

www.huh? Lighten up and Save With Web 'It's Your Move' Booklet      

WASHINGTON - Plan early. Get copies of your orders. Visit your transportation office early. Estimate the weight of your household goods.

02/08/2001

www.huh?: Navy Publishes "Rights and Benefits" on CD-ROM, Web      

WASHINGTON - The Navy's annual "Owner's and Operator's Manual," the January All Hands magazine, contains a special twist this year: a CD-ROM packed with rights and benefits information.

02/08/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

02/07/2001

DoD Has Homework to do Before F-22 Decision      

WASHINGTON - DoD still has plenty of homework to do before making a final decision on acquiring the F-22 fighter for the Air Force.

02/07/2001

Six Commissaries Slated to Close      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Commissary Agency will close six stateside stores this spring and fall as part of ongoing efforts to infuse better business practices across the organization.

02/07/2001

NATO Chief Says EU Force Will Draw Alliance Together      

WASHINGTON - The trans-Atlantic relationship is at the heart of the world's security, said NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, and care must be taken so the alliance doesn't drift apart.

02/06/2001

USO Honors Military Heroes  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The United Service Organizations honored six military heroes at its 60th anniversary gala here Feb. 4.

02/06/2001

USO Supports Troops, America Supports USO      

WASHINGTON - USO support for America's troops depends on public support, according to John H. Tilelli Jr., United Service Organizations president.

02/06/2001

USO 60th Anniversary Spotlights Troops  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The night was dedicated to the United Service Organizations, but the true stars of the evening were America's men and women in uniform.

02/05/2001

Rumsfeld Speaks on Missile Defense, Cooperation      

WASHINGTON - The United States has allies, and allies consult with each other. That was the bottom line of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's Feb. 3 speech to the Munich (Germany) Conference on Security Policy.

02/05/2001

Rumsfeld Makes Case for National Missile Defense      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the United States would consult with its allies and friends as it makes decisions about National Missile Defense.

02/05/2001

NIMA: The Eyes of the Nation  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Nothing and no one in the military moves without NIMA, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.

02/02/2001

Table for One Honors Americas Missing Servicemen      

ARLINGTON, Va. - A small pristine table with one chair sat near the podium during this year’s seventh annual Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel National Day of Prayer breakfast on Feb. 1.

02/02/2001

DoD Holds Seventh Annual POW/MIA Prayer Breakfast      

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Department of Defense held its seventh annual National Day of Prayer breakfast here on Feb. 1, to remind the nation and DoD personnel of the extraordinary sacrifices made by military men and women.

02/02/2001

Rumsfeld to Meet European Leaders, Visit Troops      

WASHINGTON - National Missile Defense, European security issues and a troop visit to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany are on the agenda for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s first trip to Europe for the Bush Administration.

02/02/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of Feb. 2, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending Feb. 2, 2001.)

02/02/2001

DoD's Deutch Review Finds No Security Compromise      

WASHINGTON - DoD officials have found no evidence John Deutch, former deputy defense secretary, compromised classified information, but they cannot rule out the possibility.

02/02/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

02/01/2001

What I Learned, But Did Not Know      

WASHINGTON - I've learned as an adult that there is so much more African-American history than was taught to me as a child.

02/01/2001

WWW.Huh?: IRS Site Answers Military Taxpayer Questions      

WASHINGTON - Doing taxes if you are in the military can be confusing. What do you report as income? If you were stationed in Bosnia or Kosovo for three months or were aboard ship in the Med, how much of your pay is taxable? How are moving expenses treated?

02/01/2001

DoD Budget Increases Must Wait, but Pay Raise Safe      

WASHINGTON - Major changes to the Bush Administration DoD budget must wait on the completion of a force structure review, presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said Jan. 31.

02/01/2001

'Mad Cow' Concerns Prevent Some Troop Blood Donations      

WASHINGTON - It has been more than a year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned blood donations from any persons, including service members, who had a total of more than six months of residence in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996.

02/01/2001

African Americans in the Navy      

WASHINGTON - Blacks have served in the Navy since before there was a republic, but their contributions -- even their numbers -- aren't widely known.

02/01/2001

DoD Aids India's Quake Survivors      

WASHINGTON - The United States is assisting international relief efforts following the Jan. 26 earthquake that devastated a large region of western India.

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