ATHENS, Greece - Nick Burns, former State Department spokesman-turned ambassador, has gotten a helping hand in his new job from the U.S. armed forces.
POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. - The Army women's basketball team made a 4-0 run to capture its seventh consecutive Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship here April 1-3.
WASHINGTON - The Army Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii is examining bone fragments found in Nicaragua that could be those of two fliers missing since the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military athletes earned two boxing medals at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal. Name the two athletes, their weight class and the medals they won?
WASHINGTON - When is Armed Forces Day traditionally celebrated?
WASHINGTON - "Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard."
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic. NATO members? Why should the United States pledge to defend these countries? What's in it for us?
WASHINGTON - "We simply could not do our mission today without the military women who volunteered to serve their country," said Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton.
WASHINGTON - A DoD senior working group recommends the remains of the Vietnam Unknown be disinterred at Arlington National Cemetery to see if new technology can identify that person.
WASHINGTON - The story of the intense loyalty and patriotism, sacrifices and heroic exploits of Asian Pacific Americans in the country's defense is relatively unknown. But Asian Pacific islanders have made major contributions to America's military heritage.
WASHINGTON - The United States is committed to bringing indicted Yugoslavian war criminals to justice as are all allies taking part in the stabilization force in Bosnia, Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said April 23.
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt - "You represent the force for peace between Egypt and Israel," Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, told American troops here April 20. "This is a critical mission," because "without peace in the Sinai, it would be very difficult to promote a wider, regional peace."
Washington - If you're a civilian working in the acquisition field, you may be in for some big changes.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Two soldiers took home bowling gold, but they couldn't stop the Air Force from winning the team championships at the armed forces bowling tourney here April 6-10.
COLORADO SPRINGS - Beneath the pine-studded granite mass of Cheyenne Mountain lie 15 buildings as tall as three stories. They rest on 1,319 springs that weigh 1,000 pounds each and are designed to cushion the original vacuum-tube computers against the shock of an earthquake or a nuclear explosion. Rock bolts -- 115,000 of them ranging from 6 to 32 feet in length -- prevent the mountain from imploding on the vast, high-tech cavern.
WASHINGTON - "To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well."
JERUSALEM, Israel - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen honored holocaust victims April 20, laying a wreath at the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance, here.
ATHENS, Greece - "We are dedicated to building a very strong relationship, and to make it even stronger in the future," Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told Greek officials here April 21.
WASHINGTON - Name the Marine Corps light heavyweight boxer who not only won an Olympic gold medal, but also defeated Muhammed Ali for the world professional heavyweight boxing title.
WASHINGTON - What do you call a group of toads?
WASHINGTON - A Defense Department review panel found the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is being applied for the most part properly throughout the force.
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The crisis with Iraq has eased, but it is not over, U.S. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told U.S. service members here April 18.
WASHINGTON - With more than 25,000 service members started in the anthrax vaccination program in the Persian Gulf region, officials said it is going well, and troops are getting all the facts.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen announced on April 14 the winners of the 1998 Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence are: Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C., Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Japan, Spangdahlem Air Base, Spangdahlem, Germany, and, Defense Contract Management Command Long Island, Garden City, N.Y.
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - Anthrax vaccinations are safe, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen assured service members here April 18.
WASHINGTON - Today, with all the hoopla about downsizing and buyouts, a lot of federal workers may be confused about the size of their retirement pensions.
WASHINGTON - NationsBank of Delaware will replace American Express as the Defense Department's travel card contractor Nov. 30.
WASHINGTON - Horse racing's "triple crown" are the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. What are the names of the race tracks and where are they located?
WASHINGTON - Asian Pacific Americans were among the last group of immigrants to flood the shores of America -- "melting pot of the world."
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Will there ever come a time when armed forces will no longer be needed?
DALLAS - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc., honored the Army and Air Force Exchange Service as a "friend of TAPS," during its most recent Honor Guard Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - Where did the New York Yankees play their 1974 and 1975 home games during Yankee Stadium reconstruction?
WASHINGTON - "The world is governed more by appearance than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it."
WASHINGTON - What do the four "Cs" of a diamond refer to?
WASHINGTON - Do you feel drowsy at mid-morning? In the afternoon? At work after a heavy lunch? Or all the time, even when you think you've had a full night's rest? Your problem may be a sleeping disorder.
STUTTGART, Germany - Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia -- for most U.S. service members, these are just names on a map. But for some soldiers, more and more often these African countries are temporary duty stations.
BRUSSELS - NATO military forces have captured two more Bosnian Serbs indicted for war crimes.
WASHINGTON - Bernard Rostker, head of DoD's Gulf War illness office, was nominated by President Clinton April 2 to be assistant secretary of defense for force management policy.
STUTTGART, Germany - In the past five years, a relatively small number of American service members have had a huge impact on Central and Eastern Europe's emerging democracies.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A long-range U.S. Space Command plan unveiled April 7 shows how the command will achieve its vision for the year 2020.
GLAMOC RANGE, Bosnia - Armored troop carriers and tanks rumbled across the overcast plain, machine guns chattering and 120mm guns thundering. Artillery rounds hit hard, spewing billowing clouds of dark smoke. Overhead, attack helicopters spit rocket clusters into the low hills.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Two American military women are on trial here at NATO headquarters and they welcome the challenge.
LONDON - Despite the demands of peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, NATO's armed forces must retain warfighting skills and capabilities to deal with other security threats, U.S. Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark said here April 2.
LONDON - Peace implementation forces in Bosnia have made significant progress, but there's still hard work ahead, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe said here April 2.
WASHINGTON - What was the first newspaper published by soldiers in the field?
WASHINGTON - "Don't find fault. Find a remedy."
WASHINGTON - Service members on duty in the Persian Gulf can expect to remain there -- at least for now.
WASHINGTON - Five years ago active duty commanders had mixed feelings about Guard and Reserve forces.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army wrestlers rallied to overcome a vehement onslaught by Marine matmen to capture first place in the hotly contested armed forces wrestling championships here, March 24-29.
WASHINGTON - If you're an active duty service member, you're automatically enrolled in the DoD managed health care plan, TRICARE Prime. Your spouse and children have to elect Prime enrollment, but the good news is, Prime is free to service members and their families.
WASHINGTON - The humming you hear is the messages zipping through cyberspace on a new e-mail forum for people involved with military newspapers.
WASHINGTON - If DoD continues to pay for unnecessary bases, readiness will decline, service members' quality of life will drop and defense modernization will have to be put off, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said April 2.
WASHINGTON - At what temperature does water boil at the top of Mount Everest?
WASHINGTON - "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."
WASHINGTON - While all active duty service members are enrolled automatically in TRICARE Prime, DoD's managed health care plan offers other eligible beneficiaries two alternatives, Standard and Extra.
WASHINGTON - Name the four NCAA conferences for collegiate hockey.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The second annual Air Force Marathon takes place here Sept. 19.
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