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02/27/2010

Navy Cancels Tsunami Warning in Hawaii; Ships Return to Pearl Harbor      

WASHINGTON - The Navy canceled the tsunami warning it issued for Hawaii and ordered the return of ships that left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, following an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile.

02/27/2010

Navy in Pacific Responds to Tsunami Warning  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Navy is taking precautionary measures in response to the Tsunami warning issued in the wake of 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile today.

02/26/2010

Military Scientists Study Ionoshpere      

WASHINGTON - In Alaska, the largest radio transmitter on Earth sends high-frequency signals into the ionosphere to better understand the influence of charged particles on radio communications and satellite systems.

02/26/2010

U.S. Hopes NATO’s Proposed Reforms Ready This Year      

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials hope a series of reforms envisioned for the 28-country NATO alliance will be available for review by member nations when they convene later this year.

02/26/2010

New Policy Authorizes Social Media Access, With Caveats      

WASHINGTON - A new Defense Department policy authorizes users to access social media sites like Twitter from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn’t compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

02/26/2010

Mullen Discusses Marja, Personnel Policy Issues      

WASHINGTON - Progress in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, the decision to allow women to serve on Navy submarines and the “don’t ask, don’t tell” review now under way are the topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discusses in his latest podcast.

02/26/2010

Iraqi Forces Capture Suspected Assassin      

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member believed to be responsible for numerous assassinations during a joint security operation conducted southwest of Baghdad.

02/26/2010

Forces in Afghanistan Find Drugs, Weapons      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international patrols found three weapons caches in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

02/26/2010

Academy Women to Become First Female Submariners      

WASHINGTON - Female sailors will begin serving on submarines by the end of next year, with this year's Naval Academy graduates leading the way, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and other Navy leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

02/26/2010

Face of Defense: Son Inspires Marine to Succeed  This story contains photos.    

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Inspired by his young son, a Marine Corps noncommissioned officer shattered the glass roof of his dream by wrestling his way to the top.

02/26/2010

Rohbock Finishes Sixth in Olympic Bobsled Event  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - Army National Guard Outstanding Athlete Program bobsled pilot Sgt. Shauna Rohbock teamed with Michelle Rzepka to finish sixth in the Olympic women’s bobsled event.

02/25/2010

Military Must Better Prepare Against Internal Threats, General Says      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department must “plan more diligently” and “seek to envision” internal threats to prevent tragedies like the mass shooting at Fort Hood last year, Army Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Army Europe, told Congress.

02/25/2010

Gates, Israeli Counterpart Discuss Security Issues      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hosted Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barack at the Pentagon to continue their ongoing discussions about a broad range of security issues, including Iran.

02/25/2010

Marja Operations Move Toward ‘Holding’ Phase  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Operations in Marja, Afghanistan, are transitioning from the clearing to the holding phase, as today’s turnover of the government center there marks a symbol of progress, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

02/25/2010

Military Steps Up Battle Against Sexual Assault      

WASHINGTON - The military is addressing the problem of sexual assault, but more needs to be done, officials acknowledged in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

02/25/2010

Tempo Takes Toll on Navy, Marine Equipment      

WASHINGTON - The Navy and Marine Corps are performing at top level and maintaining high morale, but the high operational tempo is seriously overtaxing equipment and vehicles, service leaders told Congress.

02/25/2010

Cardiologist Shares Ways to Maintain Healthy Heart      

WASHINGTON - Eating healthy and maintaining a regular exercise program can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

02/25/2010

Dr. Biden Prepares Care Packages for Guard Families  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, joined USO volunteers in putting together care packages for the families of 3,000 Florida National Guard servicemembers who will deploy in the coming weeks.

02/25/2010

Afghan Meeting in Marja Attracts 200 Residents      

WASHINGTON - At the invitation of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Gov. Gulab Mangal, the Nad-e Ali deputy district governor recently held a “shura,” or meeting, in Marja that was attended by 200 local Afghans.

02/25/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 9 in Separate Operations      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi police arrested nine terrorism suspects in recent combined operations with U.S. advisors.

02/25/2010

Bobsledding Soldiers Turn to Four-man Event  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - As the four-man bobsled event draws closer, Vermont National Guardsman Sgt. John Napier said he feels at home with World Class Athlete Program brakeman 1st Lt. Chris Fogt in his Olympic sled.

02/25/2010

Regenerative Medicine Shows Promise for Wounded Warriors      

FORT DETRICK, Md. - The military is employing cutting-edge medical technology to help wounded warriors harness their own body’s power to regenerate itself and repair disabling and disfiguring battlefield injuries.

02/25/2010

Face of Defense: Sergeant Major Reflects on Career  This story contains photos.    

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Roberts Jr. leaves behind a legacy of being a positive leader who cared about his troops and was never comfortable sitting behind a desk.

02/25/2010

Philippine Forces Challenge Children to be ‘Heroes’  This story contains photos.    

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines - Philippine national police and U.S. forces are teaching Philippine children how to be good citizens.

02/24/2010

Gates Calls for Building Foreign Troops’ Capacity  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The United States should devote more energy and overseas aid dollars towards developing the local security forces of other countries, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in a speech advocating an overhaul of U.S. foreign capacity building.

02/24/2010

Tanker Solicitation Seeks Fair Competition, Best Value      

WASHINGTON - The final request for proposals to solicit bids for a new aerial tanker was designed to promote fair, open competition that provides the best warfighting capability for the best value, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.

02/24/2010

Military Leads Mental Health Care Transformation      

WASHINGTON - The United States is in the middle of a “cultural transformation” in mental health treatment led by the Defense Department and the military services, the department’s top mental health expert told a congressional panel.

02/24/2010

Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Nears 100,000 Grads  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Youth ChalleNGe, a National Guard program that helps high school dropouts transform their lives, is closing in on its 100,000th graduate.

02/24/2010

Approved Spouses Unaffected by Career Program Pause      

WASHINGTON - A week after announcing the temporary halt of the Defense Department’s Military Spouse Career Advancement Account operations, the head of the program assures participants with approved financial assistance that their enrollment will be unaffected.

02/24/2010

Rohbock Hopes for Great Bobsled Runs  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - As Army Sgt. Shauna Rohbock prepared for women's bobsledding events during the Winter Olympics, she knew she was facing an incredibly fast track.

02/24/2010

Updated Web Site Helps Wounded Warriors, Families      

WASHINGTON - Wounded, ill or injured troops and veterans now have improved access to an online directory providing a one-stop resource for support.

02/24/2010

Forces in Afghanistan Arrest Bomb Maker      

KABUL - A combined Afghan and international security force arrested a suspected bomb maker after discovering an explosives cache in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as part of Operation Moshtarak.

02/24/2010

Nine Nations Support Afghan Training Effort      

WASHINGTON - The United States and eight other nations are supplying trainers and advisors to Afghanistan to help it train and develop its growing army.

02/24/2010

Face of Defense: Guardsmen Meet Medal of Honor Recipient  This story contains photos.    

BEDFORD, Ind. - Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis, who served as an Army sergeant in Vietnam, boosted morale when he visited an Indiana National Guard support company.

02/24/2010

U.S. Forces Help With Dental Care in Philippines  This story contains photos.    

MARAWI, Philippines - American servicemembers are helping Philippine health care professionals improve the dental health of the country's populace through education and outreach programs.

02/23/2010

Women to Serve on Subs, Gates Tells Congress      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has informed Congress that the Navy plans to repeal its ban on women serving on submarines, an idea that was the brainchild of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

02/23/2010

Air Force Seeks to Balance Current, Future Needs      

WASHINGTON - The Air Force’s budget request for fiscal 2011 provides the right balance between supporting the war efforts and other current-day commitments while posturing for future challenges, top Air Force leaders told Congress.

02/23/2010

Soldiers, Families Top Army Priorities, Leaders Say      

WASHINGTON - Funding programs to support soldiers and their families, and help them be more resilient, is the Army’s top priority in the new fiscal year, the service’s secretary and chief of staff told a Senate panel.

02/23/2010

Gates Voices Concern Over NATO Shortfalls      

WASHINGTON - NATO is wrestling with budget issues that may impact how the alliance perceives and responds to threats in an era when its scope has widened beyond traditional Cold War boundaries, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

02/23/2010

Holcomb Leads Team USA in Olympic Bobsled Event  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - Former Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb said he looks forward to the upcoming Winter Olympics' four-man bobsled at Whistler, British Columbia.

02/23/2010

Officials Note Operation Moshtarak Progress      

KABUL - Signs of steady progress are evident in the central part of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, with bridge and road repairs under way and bazaars re-opening for customers.

02/23/2010

Forces in Afghanistan Capture Taliban Leader      

KABUL - Afghan soldiers, assisted by coalition forces, captured a Taliban leader and known weapons facilitator in the Bala Balouk district of Afghanistan’s Farah province.

02/23/2010

Teela Finishes 29th in Olympic Biathlon Event  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy Teela of the Vermont National Guard battled illness to finish 29th in the Olympic men’s 15-kilometer mass start at Whistler, British Columbia.

02/23/2010

U.S., Philippine Troops Fight Insurgent Bomb Threat  This story contains photos.    

COTABATO, Philippines - U.S. explosive ordnance disposal troops are in the Philippines to teach that nation's soldiers how to detect and safely remove and dispose of forgotten ordnance left over from years of war and terrorist actions.

02/23/2010

Mullen’s Blog: Observations From Middle East Trip      

WASHINGTON - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shares observations from his recent Middle East trip, where he visited with civilian and military leaders in Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

02/22/2010

Gates Picks Intelligence Official for New Post      

WASHINGTON - Letitia Long, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, will serve as the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

02/22/2010

Helmand Start of Broader Offensive, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - Coalition operations in Helmand province are the first stage of a broader offensive to change the course of the fight in Afghanistan, Defense Department leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

02/22/2010

Mullen: Iran Concerns Middle Eastern Neighbors      

WASHINGTON - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, cited widespread concern about Iran’s nuclear program, but emphasized the importance of diplomatic and economic pressure to stem it.

02/22/2010

Gates, Mullen Regret Civilian Casualties      

WASHINGTON - Expressing deep regret over the loss of innocent civilians during a NATO air strike, top U.S. defense leaders said they support a strategy that puts as much emphasis on protecting Afghans as hunting insurgents.

02/22/2010

Odierno: Iraq Can Help Stabilize the Middle East      

WASHINGTON - With national elections scheduled for March, Iraq presents a solid and unique opportunity to help stabilize the Middle East, said Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Forces-Iraq.

02/22/2010

Face of Defense: ‘Snake Man’ Embodies Humor  This story contains photos.    

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Army Staff Sgt. Steven C. Staley, an information network analyst deployed in Afghanistan, is known for his selfless volunteerism and his sense of humor.

02/22/2010

Army Teams Leverage Diversity in Haiti  This story contains photos.    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - U.S. soldiers helped a nongovernmental organization deliver and set up nearly 100 tents for earthquake victims in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

02/22/2010

Forces in Afghanistan Kill, Detain Militants      

WASHINGTON - Combined Afghan and international forces in Afghanistan killed or detained militants and seized enemy weapons in recent operations.

02/22/2010

Afghan Campaign Will Be Tough, Petraeus Says      

WASHINGTON - With U.S. forces entering the second week of a 12- to 18-month campaign in Afghanistan, the general in charge of U.S. forces in the region acknowledged that the way ahead will be tough.

02/22/2010

Mullen Helps to Honor Ward, Other Black Engineers  This story contains photos.    

BALTIMORE - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, helped to honor the accomplishments of Army and Navy members during the 24th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards gala.

02/22/2010

Trainers, Advisors Help Philippines Fight Terrorism  This story contains photos.    

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - Eliminating foreign terrorists in the southern Philippines is the No. 1 priority of U.S. forces deployed there, said the region’s top U.S. military officer.

02/19/2010

Iwo Jima Vets Observe Battle’s 65th Anniversary  This story contains photos.    

TRIANGLE, Va. - Dozens of veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima and their families gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the iconic World War II battle.

02/19/2010

Military Eases Thumb Drive, Flash Media Bans      

WASHINGTON - New guidelines from U.S. Strategic Command allow troops to use “thumb drives” and other flash media to store computer data under specific circumstances.

02/19/2010

Mullen Cites Importance of Families, Leadership      

WASHINGTON - During a tour through Southwest Asia, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spent time focusing on what he calls his No. 1 priority: servicemembers and their families.

02/19/2010

Military Services on Track With Recruiting Goals      

WASHINGTON - All four active services and the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for the month of January.

02/19/2010

Mattis: Obsolete Thinking Worse Than Obsolete Weapons      

WASHINGTON - The only thing worse than obsolete weapons in war is obsolete thinking, a top U.S. commander cautioned in remarks on revitalizing America’s military officer corps.

02/19/2010

General Sees Positives in Afghan Army Training      

WASHINGTON - Though training an Afghan army essentially from the ground up has been a difficult undertaking, an Army general involved in the effort said that he’s seeing positive results.

02/19/2010

Historical Project Documents Navy Diversity      

WASHINGTON - The Naval History and Heritage Command is working on a project documenting the history of diversity in the U.S. Navy from 1775 to the present through a variety of products.

02/19/2010

Forces Uncover Weapons Caches in Afghanistan      

KABUL - Combined Afghan and international patrols uncovered six caches scattered throughout Afghanistan, netting rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds, rifles and a multitude of other weapons.

02/19/2010

Civil Affairs Teams Help Displaced Haitians  This story contains photos.    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Members of a U.S. special operations civil affairs team visited a sprawling tent city here as part of an effort to assess conditions in the camp and better align the delivery of food and medical aid.

02/19/2010

Bobsled Teams Prepare for Weekend Events  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - The three men's U.S. Olympic bobsled teams -- all to be piloted by a current or former National Guard member -- are ready for action.

02/19/2010

Ill Teela Sits Out 20K Biathlon Race  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela of the Vermont National Guard sat out the Olympic men’s 20-kilometer individual race because of illness.

02/19/2010

Guard Evacuates Downed Helicopter’s Passengers      

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Thirteen of the 17 passengers stranded in a remote region of West Virginia’s Pocahontas County have been evacuated from a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter that was forced to land in the area.

02/19/2010

Face of Defense: Guardsman Uses Civilian Skills to Improve Convoy Routes  This story contains photos.    

CAMP ADDER, Iraq - An Oregon National Guard member, who is a line-haul driver for FedEx in his civilian job, is helping to improve the convoy routes for military logisticians in Iraq.

02/18/2010

Biden: Better Conventional Arms Will Allow Nuclear Drawdown      

WASHINGTON - Plans to strengthen conventional U.S. military equipment and warheads will allow the United States to draw down its nuclear arsenal while maintaining deterrence, said Vice President Joe Biden.

02/18/2010

Defense Department Pauses Spouse Employment Program      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has temporarily halted a popular employment assistance program for military spouses while it conducts a “top-to-bottom” review of its services.

02/18/2010

Spring to Mark Start of Personnel System Transition      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is on track to transition most of its more than 220,000 civilian employees out of the National Security Personnel System by Sept. 30, and into the decades old General Schedule, more than a year ahead of the deadline.

02/18/2010

Capture of No. 2 Taliban Leader Called ‘Significant Win'      

WASHINGTON - The recent capture of the Afghan Taliban’s No. 2 leader and top operational commander represents a “significant win,” said White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs.

02/18/2010

Assault on Taliban Stronghold Yields Early Progress      

WASHINGTON - NATO and Afghan forces have made early progress in an ongoing offensive on a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan, but likely will need 25 to 30 days more to secure the entire area.

02/18/2010

Defense Civilians Prepare For Overseas Deployment  This story contains photos.    

CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, EDINBURGH, Ind. - The first group of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce has completed an intense 10-day course at Camp Atterbury, Ind., aimed at preparing them to be at peak performance on the first day of deployment.

02/18/2010

Coast Guard Stands Ready For Challenges, Commandant Says      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard stands ready to confront current and future challenges and is working to refurbish its aging fleet, said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen.

02/18/2010

Forces Uncover Multiple Weapons Caches in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Combined patrols of Afghan and international security forces uncovered multiple weapons caches during operations throughout Afghanistan.

02/18/2010

Face of Defense: Military Community Loses Pioneer  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The first woman appointed to the rank of major general in the Air Force and the Department of Defense, Jeanne M. Holm, died Feb. 15.

02/18/2010

DoD Adds Blog to Military Science Dialogue      

WASHINGTON - The popularity of the Armed with Science webcast in its first year has prompted the Defense Department to expand its on-line presence with the new Armed with Science blog, http://science.dodlive.mil.

02/17/2010

Lynn Sets Stage for Further U.S.-Australian Cooperation  This story contains photos.    

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III’s meetings with Australian leaders over the last several days have helped to set the stage for new levels of cooperation between the long-time allies.

02/17/2010

Task Force Vows Sharper Focus on Soldier Suicides      

WASHINGTON - The number of suspected soldier suicides increased for the first month of this year, and the Army’s head of suicide prevention vowed to sharpen the focus on combating the problem.

02/17/2010

Demand Dwindles for U.S. Forces in Haiti, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - The need for U.S military forces in Haiti is dwindling as Haitian authorities and nongovernmental organizations begin to accept a greater share of relief efforts in the ravaged country, an American military official said.

02/17/2010

Starting Glitch Costs Teela in Olympic Biathlon  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela was penalized for starting early and finished 24th in his Olympic event.

02/17/2010

Afghanistan Operations Seize Suspects, Weapons      

WASHINGTON - Combined Afghan and international forces uncovered weapons caches and detained suspected insurgents during multiple operations.

02/17/2010

Iraqis Detain Weapons Dealer, Bomb Maker      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq weapons dealer and two other suspected terrorists during a series of combined operations in Baghdad.

02/17/2010

Iran Continues to Subvert Iraq, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - As national elections in Iraq loom on the horizon, Iran continues to subvert its western neighbor’s security and political infrastructure, said top American military officials, including the top commander in Iraq.

02/17/2010

Iraqis Make Advancements in Medical Training      

WASHINGTON - Medical professionals in Iraq are making advancements in training – and, ultimately, in saving lives -- with the assistance of U.S. forces.

02/17/2010

Army Aviation Plays Key ‘Moshtarak’ Role  This story contains photos.    

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Army helicopter crews from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade inserted nearly 300 Marines and Afghan security forces into Marja, Afghanistan, under cover of darkness as part of Operation Moshtarak.

02/17/2010

Face of Defense: Former Colombian Soldier Serves U.S.  This story contains photos.    

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Internal strife that tore Colombia apart in the 1990s affected the lives of many, including a 15-year-old now deployed to Iraq as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

02/16/2010

Holistic Healing Offers Soldiers Alternatives      

BAGHDAD - The U.S. Army has been developing holistic approaches to the physical challenges facing soldiers deployed in Iraq.

02/16/2010

Military Olympians: Soldier Takes 9th in Biathlon Sprint  This story contains photos.    

WHISTLER, British Columbia - On Valentine’s Day, U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy Teela was all heart as he gave the best American performance at the Winter Olympics in biathlon history.

02/16/2010

Mullen: Iran’s Goal to Further Enrich Uranium ‘Destabilizing’      

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer criticized Iran’s recent announcement that it would increase levels of uranium enrichment to 20 percent, saying the move further destabilizes the Middle East.

02/16/2010

Afghan-led Operation Continues Clearing Mission  This story contains photos.    

KABUL - Ongoing operations in Helmand province highlight the strong partnership between U.S., coalition and Afghan forces, U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force said.

02/16/2010

U.S. Donates Boats, Military Equipment to Pakistan  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The United States recently donated water trucks, field artillery cannon and patrol boats to the Pakistani government. The boats will enhance Pakistan's coastal interdiction efforts.

02/16/2010

Forces Pursue Taliban Leaders in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - A combined Afghan and international force interdicted three vehicles in three separate engagements, resulting in more than 10 militants killed while pursuing a Taliban commander in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

02/16/2010

Face of Defense: Guardsmen Rescue Mom, Baby  This story contains photos.    

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Three feet of snow with eight-foot drifts didn't stop two West Virginia National Guardsmen from rescuing a stranded mother and her new baby from a mountaintop.

02/16/2010

Afghans Reach Out to U.S. Route-Clearance Patrol      

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan - A combined unit of active duty and National Guard soldiers, nicknamed the “Black Jacks,” is finding out how hard it can be to travel Afghanistan's thoroughfares, let alone clear them of explosives.

02/16/2010

Lynn Honors Australia’s War Dead  This story contains photos.    

CANBERRA, Australia - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III concluded his visit to Australia by paying tribute to Australian troops who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. He placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian.

02/15/2010

Operation Moshtarak Clearing Phase Continues      

WASHINGTON - The clearing phase of Operation Moshtarak in the center of Afghanistan’s Helmand province continued with combined Afghan and international forces conducting a number of mounted and dismounted patrols.

02/15/2010

Lynn Visits Australia’s ‘Shipyard of Future’  This story contains photos.    

ADELAIDE, Australia - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III observed the opening of the heart of one of the most modern shipbuilding plants in the world in Adelaide, Australia.

02/14/2010

Guardsman Posts Best U.S. Finish in Olympic Biathlon  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - A Utah National Guard soldier posted the best American finish ever in the biathlon at the Winter Olympics.

02/14/2010

Off-target Rockets Prompt Apology for Civilian Casualties      

KABUL - International forces in Afghanistan have suspended use of an artillery rocket system, pending a review of an incident in which two rockets missed their target and killed 12 civilians in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

02/14/2010

Moshtarak, Other Operations Continue in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Operation Moshtarak, the Afghan-led initiative to assert government authority in the center of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, completed its first day of clearing operations.

02/13/2010

Deputy Secretary Discusses U.S.-Australia Alliance  This story contains photos.    

SYDNEY - U.S. officials are “very satisfied” with the contributions Australia is making in Afghanistan and will not ask the nation for more troops in the country, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.

02/13/2010

Clearing Operations Begin in Central Helmand      

KABUL - Key military clearing operations for Operation Moshtarak have begun in the central part of Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

02/13/2010

Lynn Seeks Australian Cooperation in Cybersecurity  This story contains photos.    

SYDNEY - The U.S.-Australian alliance must honor its past by staying united against the threats of the future, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said in Sydney.

02/12/2010

Guard Brushes Off From 'Blizzard' of Callouts  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - More than 3,000 National Guard members in eight states continue to assist in the massive recovery efforts after back-to-back, history-making winter storms crippled the mid-Atlantic region.

02/12/2010

U.S. Forces Prepare for Assault on Taliban Stronghold      

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces in the Marja region of Afghanistan are engaged in a series of missions to prime the Taliban stronghold before a massive assault that’s expected soon, defense officials said.

02/12/2010

Interstate Compact Eases School Transitions      

WASHINGTON - An interstate agreement is easing the school transition process for military children, many of whom will attend six to nine schools over the course of a parent’s military career, an education official said.

02/12/2010

Lynn Seeks Ways to Strengthen U.S.-Australia Pact  This story contains photos.    

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Australia is already one of America’s strongest allies, and Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III will visit the nation to see how the alliance can become even stronger.

02/12/2010

Afghan, International Force Kills Enemy Fighters      

WASHINGTON - An Afghan-international joint security force killed more than 20 enemy militants and captured five others during an operation in pursuit of a Taliban commander believed to responsible for organizing suicide-bombing attacks.

02/12/2010

Seabees Bring More Support to Afghanistan Surge      

WASHINGTON - Two more U.S. Navy Seabee battalions are being deployed to Afghanistan to build bases, pave roads and construct airfields.

02/12/2010

Forces in Iraq Target Iranian-backed Terrorists      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors have arrested more than two dozen suspected terrorists and killed others during a series of operations to break up terrorist groups in Iraq.

02/12/2010

Face of Defense: Guardsman Shows Courage Under Fire  This story contains photos.    

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Wanner, an Ohio Guardsman and medic, earned the Silver Star Medal for his actions in treating a wounded comrade in Afghanistan.

02/12/2010

Airmen, Soldiers Continue Deliveries to Haiti  This story contains photos.    

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. - Airmen and soldiers assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Fort Lee, Va., loaded nearly 70 tons of gear and supplies aboard two C-17 Globemaster III transports in support of Operation Unified Response in Haiti.

02/12/2010

Troops Carry Out ‘Cool’ Mission in Antarctica      

WASHINGTON - Some U.S. servicemembers are facing real cold as they support the National Science Foundation's efforts in Antarctica.

02/12/2010

D.C. Guard Completes 500 Blizzard Missions      

WASHINGTON - Soldiers and airmen of the District of Columbia National Guard completed more than 500 emergency missions in the wake of back-to-back storms that dumped several feet of snow on the nation’s capital.

02/11/2010

Military Olympians: Soldier Shoots for Olympic First  This story contains photos.    

SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah - A Utah National Guardsman has his sights set on becoming the first U.S. biathlete to win an Olympic medal.

02/11/2010

Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorist Leader, Others      

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Security Forces captured an explosives and assassination-cell leader and four additional suspected terrorists during three operations in Baghdad and northern Iraq to suppress al-Qaida in Iraq.

02/11/2010

Forces Remove Two Taliban Commanders From Fight      

KABUL - Afghan and international forces captured one Taliban commander and killed another as part of multiple operations across Afghanistan last night, military officials reported.

02/11/2010

Medical Teams Render Aid After Afghanistan Avalanches  This story contains photos.    

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Afghan children and their families are receiving aid from coalition forces, volunteers and Afghan doctors after avalanches struck a high pass in Parwan province.

02/11/2010

Face of Defense: Nurse Aids Patients in Haiti      

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - Air Force Maj. Jon Earles was among four critical-care nurses forever changed by the treatment they provided hundreds of patients in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the days after the earthquake.

02/11/2010

Gates Pays Tribute to Wilson Legacy in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today remembered former Rep. Charlie Wilson, a 12-term Congressman from Texas, as “an extraordinary patriot” for his work in liberating Afghanistan from Soviet occupation.

02/10/2010

Forces Capture Subcommanders, Seize Weapons, Drugs      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international forces captured two suspected enemy subcommanders and seized caches of weapons and drugs in recent operations.

02/10/2010

Operations in Iraq Net 20 Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested 20 suspected terrorists in operations in Iraq.

02/10/2010

Face of Defense: Airman Reaches Out to Ethiopian Children  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - An Air Force family stationed at Osan Air Base, South Korea, is reaching out to help Ethiopian children by adopting one and sponsoring another.

02/10/2010

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Demands Study, Gates Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s review of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which bans gays from serving openly in the military, will help to ensure readiness and unit cohesion remain intact if Congress repeals it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

02/09/2010

Forces Seize Weapons, Kill Attackers      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international forces seized enemy weapons and killed insurgent attackers in operations in Afghanistan.

02/09/2010

Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested numerous suspected terrorists and seized enemy weapons in various operations in Iraq.

02/09/2010

Face of Defense: Aviator Nears 3,000 Combat Flight Hours      

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Ask Army Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Potter what it takes to reach more than 2,000 combat flight hours and he'll say the support of a loving family and fellow soldiers.

02/09/2010

Gates: Afghan Strategy Bears Fruit, Iraq on Track  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Noting signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan “is beginning to bear fruit,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates also said during an interview that the effort to build up Iraq’s security forces and move forward with the U.S. drawdown plan there remains on track.

02/09/2010

Gates Remembers Murtha as Champion of Troops      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he will remember U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania as a patriot and long-time champion of the nation’s men and women in uniform.

02/08/2010

Gates: Iran’s Nuclear Program Puts Middle East in Danger  This story contains photos.    

PARIS - Iran’s continuing nuclear development program only serves to put the Middle East in danger of nuclear weapons proliferation, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Paris.

02/08/2010

Guard Responds in Record D.C. Snowfall      

WASHINGTON - Members of the District of Columbia National Guard have been on the job through an historic snowstorm and post-storm cleanup in the nation's capital.

02/07/2010

Tough Sanctions Could Still Work in Iran, Gates Says  This story contains photos.    

ROME - There is still time to toughen sanctions to pressure Iran into complying with international demands that it halt its nuclear program, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said at a press event in Rome.

02/06/2010

Guard Supports Washington Blizzard Response      

WASHINGTON - More than 100 soldiers and airmen from the District of Columbia National Guard are supporting the district's emergency response to a weekend blizzard.

02/06/2010

Gates: Iran’s Nuke Program Puts Middle East at Risk  This story contains photos.    

ANKARA, Turkey - Iran’s nuclear program continues to put security in the Middle East at risk despite international pressure to halt its efforts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said at a roundtable with traveling U.S. and Turkish press.

02/05/2010

Military Prepares to Support Super Bowl XLIV      

WASHINGTON - As the excitement builds in the minutes before the Super Bowl kickoff, four Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets will scream over Miami’s Sun Life Stadium in a dramatic show of military support for the big game.

02/05/2010

Troops Overseas to Get Live Super Bowl Feed      

WASHINGTON - When millions of Americans gather around their TV sets for Super Bowl XLIV, they’ll have lots of company from U.S. forces around the world and at sea, thanks to the American Forces Radio and Television Service.

02/05/2010

Gates Pledges Mine-resistant Vehicles to Allies  This story contains photos.    

ISTANBUL - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pledged more mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles and expanded access to classified information to U.S. allies to combat the threat of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.

02/05/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest Terrorism Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces, aided by U.S. advisors, arrested seven terrorism suspects in operations in Iraq.

02/05/2010

Study Measures Traumatic Brain Injury      

WASHINGTON - Army scientists and a Columbia University professor are working on a collaborative study measuring brain damage on traumatic brain injury patients.

02/05/2010

NORAD Plans Air Patrols for Super Bowl      

WASHINGTON - Fighter jet crews from North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Continental United States Region will be busy Feb. 7 protecting the skies around Sun Life Stadium in Miami during Super Bowl XLIV.

02/05/2010

Military to Continue China Outreach, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military will continue to reach out to China’s military to foster relations as both nations expand their presence in the Asia-Pacific region, said the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary for Asian and Pacific affairs.

02/05/2010

Guardsmen Prepare for Second Major East Coast Storm      

ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard is on duty in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia in anticipation of a major winter storm expected to dump up to 28 inches of snow and bring high winds.

02/05/2010

Force Detains Suspects, Seizes Weapons in Afghanistan      

KABUL - A combined Afghan and international security force detained several suspected insurgents, and seized weapons and opium in recent operations.

02/05/2010

Mullen Urges Self-Reflection, Sober Analysis by Leaders      

WASHINGTON - Leaders need self-reflection and sober analysis in all situations, especially in the heat of battle, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during the National Prayer Breakfast.

02/05/2010

Face of Defense: Airman Tells Cancer Survival Story  This story contains photos.    

KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq - Now in Iraq, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark Duran credits his positive attitude and faith for staying cancer-free for six years. And these days, he's grateful for every moment.

02/04/2010

Rehearsal Preps 101st for Afghanistan Mission      

WASHINGTON - As he prepares to take command of Afghanistan's Regional Command East, the 101st Airborne Division commander is able to finally focus on a single combat theater.

02/04/2010

Sexual Assault Task Force Urges More Oversight      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department office that oversees the military's sexual assault prevention and response needs more oversight to continue to progress, a task force created to assess the program told Congress.

02/04/2010

Review Strikes Right Balance for Military, Admiral Says      

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon’s military leaders say the new Quadrennial Defense Review strikes the right balance between today’s wars and the need to combat future threats.

02/04/2010

Cybersecurity Seizes More Attention, Budget Dollars      

WASHINGTON - Cybersecurity is seizing more attention and budget dollars from the Defense Department at a time when China’s alleged cyber attack on Google has underscored the urgency of the threat and the vulnerability of U.S. networks.

02/04/2010

Comptroller Lists Priorities for Budget Request      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials are working to cut extraneous and wasteful programs, despite a requested modest increase for the fiscal year 2011 budget, said the department's chief financial officer.

02/04/2010

McChrystal Notes Progress in Afghanistan      

ISTANBUL - Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, predicts continued progress will be achieved against Taliban and other insurgents.

02/04/2010

Route-clearance Soldiers Experience Firsts      

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan - Active-duty Army and National Guard members retrained to perform route-clearance patrols in Afghanistan experienced many “firsts” during their maiden mission.

02/04/2010

National Guard to Assist Puerto Rico Police      

ARLINGTON, Va. - About 1,000 National Guard members will assist Puerto Rico’s police for up to a year while new police recruits are trained, said officials.

02/04/2010

Force Captures Taliban Leader, Seizes Weapons      

KABUL - A combined Afghan and international security force captured a Taliban leader and seized multiple weapons in Afghanistan, military officials reported.

02/04/2010

Face of Defense: Wounded Soldier Continues Service  This story contains photos.    

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Army Sgt. Sophia Malone, an Alabama National Guard soldier, is a wounded Iraq war veteran with a Purple Heart who wants to return to duty on the front lines.

02/04/2010

Airmen Support Operation Deep Freeze  This story contains photos.    

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii - U.S. servicemembers are supporting Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica by coordinating a strategic airlift, field support airlift, emergency response and aeromedical evacuation.

02/04/2010

Gates to Ask NATO for More Trainers, Mentors  This story contains photos.    

ISTANBUL - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is in Istanbul to work with NATO allies to help in prioritizing the organization’s spending and to garner a larger commitment of troops and resources for the war in Afghanistan.

02/04/2010

Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Filing      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials encourage military families to once again take advantage of the free electronic tax filing services offered through Military OneSource.

02/04/2010

Experts Provide Insights on Strategic Reports      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials who helped write the Quadrennial Defense Review and the related Ballistic Missile Defense Review offer insights into their analyses in a “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable.

02/04/2010

Exercise Helps Pacific Nations Prepare for Crises      

WASHINGTON - A multilateral exercise under way in Thailand is helping the United States and its Pacific-region partners improve their ability to respond to regional crises.

02/03/2010

Pentagon Raises Record $17 Million for CFC Campaign      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department collected $17.2 million in last year’s annual federal fundraising campaign, a record-breaking sum of charitable donations.

02/03/2010

Gates: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to Get Broad Review      

WASHINGTON - A review of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevents openly gay people from serving in the military will seek input from those affected throughout the chain of command, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

02/03/2010

Iraqi Forces Arrest 8 Terrorist Suspects      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested eight suspected terrorists during separate operations conducted in northern Iraq and Baghdad

02/03/2010

Extremist Threat to U.S. ‘Evolving,’ Intel Leaders Say      

WASHINGTON - The violent extremist threat is evolving with an increased focus on possible attacks planned by individuals and small groups, U.S. intelligence leaders told a Senate committee.

02/03/2010

Singing Army Wife Meets Leno Between Recording Sessions  This story contains photos.    

PASADENA, Calif. - Army Capt. Matt Pratt and his wife, Lisa, are on an all-expense-paid trip to southern California where Lisa, the winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star competition, recorded a CD and they met comedien Jay Leno.

02/03/2010

Budget Request Increases Wounded Warrior Support      

WASHINGTON - Calling health care for wounded warriors a top Defense Department priority, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged Congress to support the request for $2.2 billion to improve treatment and other services.

02/03/2010

Mullen’s Blog: My View on ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’      

WASHINGTON - Any policy change permitting homosexuals to serve openly in the armed forces must be carefully derived, sufficiently thorough, and thoughtfully executed, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote in his blog. “My personal belief is that allowing homosexuals to serve openly would be the right thing to do," he wrote.

02/03/2010

Kansas Air Guard Members Build Hospital in Haiti  This story contains photos.    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Civil engineers from the Kansas Air National Guard are expanding a medical triage facility in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by assembling a support hospital.

02/02/2010

Wounded Warrior: Blind Soldier Becomes Company Commander  This story contains photos.    

West Point, N.Y. - Army Capt. Scott Smiley lost his vision in Iraq, but regained his drive through family and faith. He's now the commander of the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point, N.Y.

02/02/2010

More Campbell Troops to Deploy to Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - The 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan as part of the surge of American troops into that country, Defense Department officials said.

02/02/2010

Gates Appoints Panel for Potential End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don't Tell’      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has established a Defense Department panel to prepare the military for the potential elimination of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the armed forces.

02/02/2010

NFL Stars and Vets Support Injured Servicemembers  This story contains photos.    

MIAMI - Scientists, researchers and former NFL players have joined together to raise awareness about post- traumatic stress disorder, depression and brain injuries, a spokesman for the Defense Department “Real Warriors” program said.

02/02/2010

Budget Request Calls for New, Renovated Schools      

WASHINGTON - Military children are one of the many groups poised to benefit from President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget request.

02/02/2010

Mullen Details What 2011 Budget Request Will Fund  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did not speak about money during his testimony on the fiscal year 2011 defense budget request before the Senate Armed Services Committee, but rather what that money will do.

02/02/2010

Review Calls for Stronger Cooperation      

WASHINGTON - A network of strong relationships with U.S. allies around the world as well as civilian partners at home is critical to executing the Defense Department’s long-term strategy, Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy said.

02/02/2010

Fiscal 2011 Request Improves Terror Fight  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 Defense budget request grows as the department is fighting two wars and attacking an amorphous terror network, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

02/02/2010

Forces Detain Suspected Militants in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - A combined Afghan and international security force detained several suspected militants in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province during two operations.

02/02/2010

Iraqis Capture Baghdad Cell Members, Find Weapons      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested a wanted Baghdad cell member and seven additional suspected terrorists, and discovered a large weapons cache during two joint security operations in Baghdad and northern Iraq.

02/02/2010

Gates: No Tricare Hike in 2011 Budget Request      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is not asking for Tricare premium increases this year, but said he wants to work with Congress to find ways to control escalating military health-care costs.

02/02/2010

Missile Defense Agency Requests Bigger Budget  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department agency responsible for U.S. missile defense systems has requested $8.4 billion for fiscal year 2011, an increase of about a half billion dollars.

02/02/2010

Gates Announces Joint Strike Fighter Program Shakeup      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced a restructuring in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter office to provide increased oversight of a program he said was behind in meeting key benchmarks.

02/01/2010

Review Upgrades Personnel Status; Budget Confirms It  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Fiscal 2011 Defense Budget Request and the Quadrennial Defense Review look at personnel as a strategic asset, the Joint Staff’s director for force structure, resources and assessments said.

02/01/2010

U.S. Carrier Leaves Haiti; Relief Mission Continues      

WASHINGTON - The departure of the USS Carl Vinson and other military assets from the humanitarian mission in Haiti in no way signals a winding down of U.S. military operations there, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

02/01/2010

Gates Hopes Potential Downturn with China Only 'Temporary'      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he hopes that the U.S. and China quickly resolve any potential issues that emerge in the wake of a U.S. arms deal to Taiwan.

02/01/2010

Missile Defense Review Links Strategy to Threats      

WASHINGTON - The Ballistic Missile Defense Review aligns U.S. missile defense posture with regional missile threats and sustains the ability to defend against limited long-range missile attack, said Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy.

02/01/2010

Budget, Defense Reviews Key on Current Wars      

WASHINGTON - The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review is the first to identify “prevailing in today’s wars” as a primary objective as part of the overall defense planning and budgeting process, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

02/01/2010

Military Announces Afghanistan Web Project      

KABUL - Two U.S. airmen working as journalists in Afghanistan are the focus of a new Web project to highlight the work of the 44-nation International Security Assistance Force.

02/01/2010

Iraqis Capture Suspected Explosives-Cell Member      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces arrested a wanted Baghdad explosives-cell member and a suspected accomplice during a combined security operation in a rural area south of Baghdad.

02/01/2010

Forces Quell Suicide Attack in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Afghan and international forces responded to two suicide bombers in Qalat City, Afghanistan, preventing the attacks.

02/01/2010

Review Aims to Rebalance Forces, Puts People First      

WASHINGTON - The Quadrennial Defense Review seeks to rebalance the military to better fight today’s wars and to institutionalize department reforms, the undersecretary of defense for policy said.

02/01/2010

Budget Request Continues Defense Reform Agenda      

WASHINGTON - The fiscal year 2011 Defense Department budget request continues an overall reform agenda and seeks $708 billion in total budget authority, a 1.8 percent increase, said the Pentagon’s chief financial officer.

02/01/2010

Obama Trims Wasteful Spending on Defense Budget      

WASHINGTON - Though the Defense Department is exempt from a proposed federal spending freeze, President Barack Obama said wasteful defense spending has been trimmed from the $3.83 trillion fiscal year 2011 budget he submitted to Congress.

02/01/2010

Supply Center Stocked Comfort for Haiti Voyage      

PHILADELPHIA - The Defense Logistics Agency's Philadelphia Supply Center stocked the USNS Comfort hospital ship with supplies, filling hundreds of requisitions, before it departed Baltimore en route to Haiti.

02/01/2010

DoD ‘Wiki’ Increases Technical Collaboration      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Technical Information Center's scientific and technical “wiki” Web site increases real-time exchanges between experts inside and outside the Defense Department.

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