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07/31/2001

DoD Poised to Defend Against 'Code Red' Virus      

WASHINGTON - DoD is poised to defend department computer networks from a revival of the Code Red "worm" virus, DoD officials said July 31.

07/31/2001

Iraqi Provocations of Coalition Aircraft Grow      

WASHINGTON - Iraq has grown increasingly aggressive in trying to down a coalition aircraft, a Pentagon spokesman said July 31.

07/27/2001

Military Supports Scout Jamboree      

FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - The mission: Work with a nongovernmental organization, feed, shelter, transport and care for 40,000 people.

07/27/2001

DoD Expects to Deliver Base Closure Legislation Soon      

WASHINGTON - DoD expects to have legislation authorizing more rounds of U.S. base closures to Congress before their August recess, DoD officials said.

07/27/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of July 27, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending July 27, 2001.)

07/26/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/25/2001

NAACP Bestows Top Awards on 10 DoD, Coast Guard Personnel      

WASHINGTON - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People bestowed its top service awards on eight service members and two Defense Department civilian employees recently at its 26th annual Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Awards dinner in New Orleans.

07/24/2001

DoD Salutes African American Korean War Veterans  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. - DoD honored African American Korean War veterans here July 23 in a three-part commemoration starting at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

07/23/2001

'Fear Will Get You Killed -- Quicker,' Says Medal of Honor Recipient  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "I was frightened, but you've got to control fear, or fear will get you killed -- quicker," Medal of Honor recipient Ed W. Freeman said as he described flying his Huey helicopter in and out of a hot landing zone in Vietnam on Nov. 14, 1965.

07/23/2001

Both Parents' OKs Needed Under New Children's Passport Law      

WASHINGTON - Under a new law that became effective July 2, the State Department now requires both parents' consent to obtain passports for overseas travel of children under age 14.

07/20/2001

DoD Names Heads of Vieques Replacement Search Group      

WASHINGTON - Retired Navy Adm. Leighton W. Smith and retired Marine Corps Gen. Charles Wilhelm have been named co-chairmen of a group charged to find a training site to replace the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

07/20/2001

Army Inducts Three Heroes of Three Wars into 'Hall of Heroes'  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Army inducted three Medal of Honor heroes from three different wars into the Pentagon's "Hall of Heroes" on July 16.

07/20/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of July 20, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service news stories for the week ending July 20, 2001.)

07/20/2001

He Never Played Hooky From School  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, July 20, 2001 -- Military family member Eric Mize performed what some parents and educators consider a phenomenal feat: He never missed a day of school from kindergarten through the 12th grade -- while attending eight schools on four continents.

07/19/2001

Web Site Educates on Dangers of Unexploded Ordnance      

WASHINGTON - Last year, two young men ignored signs and went joyriding in an impact area at Camp Shelby, Miss. They got stuck in the mud and called a friend to winch them out.

07/19/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/19/2001

Quadrennial Defense Review Is 'Well Along,' Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - Work on the Quadrennial Defense Review, the "blueprint" to U.S. military transformation, is on track, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said July 18.

07/19/2001

DoD Students Bag 400 Scholarships in First Commissary Search      

FORT LEE, Va. - Look for celebrations around the world as local commissaries honor the nearly 400 recipients of the first annual Scholarships for Military Children.

07/17/2001

DoD Looking to Develop Deployable Joint Command, Control      

WASHINGTON - Developing a joint command and control capability offers DoD a way to speed up responses to aggression and gives the president more options during the crisis stage of an incident, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said.

07/17/2001

Proposed 2002 Active Duty Pay Table (updated)      

WASHINGTON - DoD officials released the proposed fiscal 2002 active duty military pay table.

07/17/2001

DoD Looking for Money to Fund Readiness, Modernization      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is walking a fine line between maintaining today's forces and preparing for defense transformation, DoD's senior leaders told the House Appropriations Committee July 16.

07/17/2001

Storytime Program for Military Families Wins Newman Contest      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, July 17, 2001 -- The Family Literacy Foundation's "United Through Reading" program is the overall $10,000 grant winner in the second annual Newman's Own award contest.

07/16/2001

Sheltons Praise Military Child Education Coalition  This story contains photos.    

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Next to their parents, children of military families have no better advocates than the Military Child Education Coalition, Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton told the group July 13 at their annual conference here.

07/16/2001

Missile Test 'Pucker Time'      

WASHINGTON - DoD and contractor personnel had been working for months on the test of the ground-based interceptor, but "pucker time" started the moment a target missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. At 10:40 p.m. Eastern time July 14.

07/16/2001

Bright Light Signifies Missile Intercept Success  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - If the bright flash of light wasn't proof enough, the cheers that erupted in the Pacific Missile Range control room proved the success of the most ambitious U.S. missile defense test conducted to date.

07/13/2001

Shelton Says Educators Contribute to Readiness, National Security      

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Raising children is tough enough, but moving their families around every two or three years makes the job even more demanding for their parents and school teachers, the nation's top military officer said here July 13.

07/13/2001

U.S. Missile Defense Efforts Will 'Move Beyond' ABM Treaty      

WASHINGTON - Ballistic missile defense is crucial to U.S. national security, and its development will eventually conflict with the 1972 U.S.-Soviet Anti- Ballistic Missile Treaty, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz said here July 12.

07/13/2001

Military News Briefs for the Week of July 13, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service articles for the week ending July 13, 2001.)

07/13/2001

General Says Education Coalition Makes His Job Easier  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Most Americans want a better life for their children, but that can't happen without serious educators, Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks said July 12.

07/12/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/12/2001

DoD, Education Coalition Seek Help for Students in Transit      

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - PALM HARBOR, Fla., July 12, 2001 - "Welcome. We care about you and your success in this new place." That's the message the Department of Defense and the Military Child Education Coalition want to send transitioning students of military families, according to Charles S. Abell, assistant secretary of defense for force management policy.

07/11/2001

Overhauling Financial System May Save DoD $30B Yearly      

WASHINGTON - A panel of outside experts recommends DoD overhaul its financial management and accounting operations to realize private-sector-like efficiencies.

07/11/2001

QDR: Blueprint to Military Transformation      

WASHINGTON - If you read the newspapers or watch television you are hearing a lot about the Quadrennial Defense Review. What exactly is this QDR and how does it affect service members?

07/11/2001

Dietary Supplements: Ask Your Doctor To Be Sure      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, July 11, 2001 - People thinking about taking dietary supplements to pep up, bulk up or slim down ought to ask their doctor or other health provider first.

07/10/2001

League of POW/MIA Families Hold Conference      

ARLINGTON, Va. - An optimistic Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz set the tone for the recent 32nd annual National League of POW/MIA Families conference here.

07/10/2001

Missile Defense Test Set July 14      

WASHINGTON - The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization will conduct a test of an anti-ballistic missile system July 14.

07/06/2001

Military News Briefs for the week of July 6, 2001      

WASHINGTON - (This is a summary of the top American Forces Press Service articles for the week ending July 6, 2001.)

07/06/2001

As Equipment Ages, Readiness Suffers, Say DoD Officials      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, July 6, 2001 – All the military services are facing readiness problems directly tied to allowing aircraft, equipment and infrastructure to age, DoD officials said.

07/06/2001

Navy-Marine Corps Intranet Girds For Cyber-Attacks      

ARLINGTON, Va. - ARLINGTON, Va., July 6, 2001 – The precedent-setting Navy- Marine Corps Intranet will harness the latest information security technologies and practices to ward off computer hackers seeking to compromise the system, DoD officials say.

07/05/2001

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/05/2001

Schwartz Discusses Improving Quality of Life in Korea      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, July 5, 2001 - Service members and their families stationed in Korea live and work in "grim" conditions, including Quonset huts that were built after the armistice agreement in 1953, Army Gen. Thomas Schwartz said during a recent hearing on quality of life for U.S. forces stationed in Korea.

07/05/2001

New Funeral Program Teams Military, Vets' Groups      

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON, July 5, 2001 -- DoD is teaming with veterans service organizations across the country to enhance traditional funeral ceremonies that honor the nation's military veterans.

07/02/2001

POW/MIA Poster En Route to Troops, Families, Vets Groups  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Veterans, ex-POWs, MIA family members and active duty military people have created a poster for National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 21, 2001, that officials tout as "bigger and better" than last year's.

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