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07/31/2000

New Teams Put Military First Responders on the Scene  This story contains photos.    

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The team members gathered around their commander for a mission brief. The situation had already resulted in tragedy. A local police officer was killed in an explosion after arresting a suspected neo-Nazi on a bad check charge. The house had been booby- trapped, and the explosion released a strange-smelling cloud that had people falling to the ground gagging, shaking and holding their throats.

07/28/2000

Defense Officials Announce Plan to Replace Food Stamps      

WASHINGTON - Service members who qualify for food stamps -- and some who don't -- may soon get debit cards to use in commissaries, DoD officials announced July 28.

07/28/2000

Chain of Errors Caused Fatal Osprey Crash      

WASHINGTON - Like “links in a chain,” many things went wrong in the April 8 crash of an MV-22 Osprey that killed 19 Marines, Marine officials said.

07/28/2000

Buying a Used Car? Get a "Peach," not a "Lemon"      

WASHINGTON - The 20-year-old Marine couldn't resist the deal advertised in his base newspaper: a free bus ticket from his Washington duty station to Virginia Beach, Va., to buy a used car.

07/28/2000

Korean War Commemoration Display Opens at Pentagon  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Korean War veterans helped DoD open the Joint Services Korean War Commemoration Display July 26 near the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

07/28/2000

Uncle Sam Supports Military -- Again  This story contains photos.    

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - James Montgomery Flagg's most famous painting has been called back to serve the military again in a campaign that asks America to thank its service members.

07/28/2000

Military News Briefs for the week ending July 28, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Service members who qualify for food stamps -- and some who don't -- may soon get debit cards to use in commissaries, DoD officials announced July 28.

07/27/2000

Cohen Briefs Senate on National Missile Defense      

WASHINGTON - A limited national missile defense would prevent nuclear blackmail against the United States and could “enhance deterrence and improve stability,” Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said July 25.

07/27/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/25/2000

President Thanks, Cautions U.S. Troops on Okinawa      

WASHINGTON - President Clinton thanked U.S. service members stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for their service, but reminded them they must be good neighbors to the Okinawans.

07/25/2000

Defense Leaders Commentary: Force Protection Remains My Priority      

WASHINGTON - By Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen. Text of an OP-ED statement appearing in the July 31, 2000 issues of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps Times newspapers. As secretary of defense, I make the welfare, health and safety of men and women in uniform my top priority.

07/25/2000

Clark Succeeds Johnson as Chief of Naval Operations      

WASHINGTON - Ending his career where it began, Adm. Jay Johnson retired as chief of naval operations July 21 during a ceremony at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

07/25/2000

NAACP Bestows Awards on DoD, Coast Guard Personnel  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People presented top service awards to eight uniformed members and two civilians recently at its 25th annual Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Awards dinner in Baltimore.

07/25/2000

North Korea Repatriates 12 Sets of Remains      

WASHINGTON - The remains believed to be those of 12 American soldiers missing since 1950 were returned to the United States July 22.

07/21/2000

Anthrax Vaccine Expected to Protect Troops from Illness, Death      

WASHINGTON - Recent media reports that large numbers of American troops would become incapacitated after an anthrax attack are not true, DoD medical experts insist.

07/21/2000

Service Members see 'Spike' in Anti-American Demonstrations      

WASHINGTON - American military personnel are urged to pay more attention to force protection in light of a "spike" in demonstrations against the American presence in Japan and Korea.

07/21/2000

Weekly Military News Briefs Summary      

WASHINGTON - DoD's dwindling supply of anthrax vaccine has forced a temporary slowdown in inoculations, except to personnel serving or about to serve in Southwest Asia and South Korea.

07/21/2000

Dignity, Respect at Heart of Anti-harassment Plan      

WASHINGTON - DoD has adopted an “overarching principle” regarding all forms of harassment - - including harassment based on sexual orientation, DoD officials announced July 21.

07/20/2000

'Old Broke Down Detective' Trades Gun for New Life as Hot-shot Recruiter  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - This year's Coast Guard Reserve Recruiter of the Year calls himself "an old broke down police detective" who attributes his success to his belief in the Coast Guard and "giving people quality service."

07/20/2000

Some Active Duty Troops Cleared for Laser Eye Surgery      

WASHINGTON - With only a few exceptions, active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are allowed to have their vision corrected with laser eye surgery and not worry about it affecting their careers.

07/20/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/19/2000

Good Connections Home a 'Double-Edged Sword'      

WASHINGTON - Easy access to family members at home has done wonders to improve the morale of deployed service members in recent years, and sometimes it's had the opposite effect.

07/19/2000

DoD Leaders Meet to Discuss Combating Stress      

WASHINGTON - Deployments and military operations are high-stress propositions, regardless of whether service members are ever shot at.

07/18/2000

POW/MIA Poster En Route to Troops Worldwide  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Military units and ships at seas around the world are receiving copies of the POW/MIA Recognition Day 2000 poster, according to Larry Greer of DoD's POW-Missing Personnel Office.

07/18/2000

Sailor Earns Olympic Wrestling Team Berth  This story contains photos.    

SAN DIEGO - "Wrestling is a marathon," Petty Officer 1st class Steve Mays said in 1998 after finishing fourth in the Armed Forces Wrestling Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. "It's not how you start the race, it's how you finish. And hopefully, in 2000, I'll be the man. It's my dream."

07/17/2000

Heed Warnings, Cohen Urges Troops in Japan, Korea      

SYDNEY, Australia - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen urged U.S. military personnel in Okinawa, Japan and South Korea to heed warnings regarding local anti-American sentiments.

07/17/2000

U.S., Australia Enhance Defense Technology Cooperation  This story contains photos.    

SYDNEY, Australia - The United States is increasing military cooperation with Australia and has agreed to share more defense technology with the land down under.

07/17/2000

Military Quality of Life Programs Net $30,000 From Newman's Own      

WASHINGTON - The Naval Services FamilyLine COMPASS program recently added $10,000 to its coffers as the overall winner of the Newman's Own Award for Excellent Military Community Service competition.

07/14/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week of July 14, 2000      

WASHINGTON - DoD's dwindling supply of anthrax vaccine has forced a temporary slowdown in inoculations, except to those personnel serving or about to serve in high-threat areas of Southwest Asia and South Korea, defense officials said July 11.

07/14/2000

'AFIS On Assignment' Now Available on the Web      

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

07/14/2000

Investment Means Prosperity, Peace, Cohen Tells Shanghai Stock Traders  This story contains photos.    

SHANGHAI, China - Economic prosperity leads to peace and democracy, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said at the Shanghai Stock Exchange July 14, a day marked by record trading.

07/14/2000

Chinese Military Students, Family Member Query Cohen      

BEIJING - U.S. and Chinese service members may one day find themselves working side by side in peacekeeping missions, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told students July 13 at the People's Liberation Army National Defense University here.

07/13/2000

U.S. Broadens Military Contact With China      

BEIJING - Reciprocal port visits, consultative talks and high-level defense visits will highlight renewed U.S. military ties with China, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told about 200 students at the National Defense University here July 13.

07/12/2000

Widow, Daughter, Sons Make Tearful Visit to 'The Wall'  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Jackie Wilson doesn't remember much about her father, who died in Vietnam when she was 7.

07/12/2000

Cohen's China Visit Highlights Mutual Interests  This story contains photos.    

BEIJING - The Chinese army rolled out the red carpet here July 12 for the arrival of Defense Secretary William S. Cohen.

07/12/2000

Recruiters Discuss Problems with Top DoD Officials  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The department's top recruiters spoke their minds recently about the good and bad of their business and made powerful pitches to military and civilian DoD officials.

07/12/2000

Short Supply Forces Anthrax Vaccination Slowdown      

WASHINGT0N - DoD's dwindling supply of anthrax vaccine has forced a temporary slowdown in inoculations, except to those personnel serving or about to serve in high-threat areas of Southwest Asia and South Korea, defense officials said during a July 11 Pentagon press conference.

07/12/2000

Pacific Command Chief Cautions U.S. Personnel      

BEIJING - U.S. personnel in the Republic of Korea need to be wary of anti-American sentiments caused by a number of converging factors, according to the commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

07/12/2000

Taiwan, Missile Defense Top Cohen's China Talks      

BEIJING - China's national defense minister says China seeks a peaceful reunification with Taiwan and does not intend to use military force, a senior U.S. official reported here July 12.

07/11/2000

De Leon Talks Readiness, Quality of Life  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Rudy de Leon is no stranger to issues impacting service members' lives. The 27th deputy defense secretary has spent most of his 25-year federal career focused on national defense.

07/11/2000

Cohen Forecasts Positive China Visit      

WASHINGTON - U.S.-Chinese military relations, severed after the May 1999 accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, are getting back on track.

07/11/2000

Missile Technology Tops Cohen's En Route Agenda      

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Missile technology was the hot topic July 10 aboard Defense Secretary William S. Cohen's Air Force jet bound for China.

07/11/2000

Defense Leaders Commentary: Secretary Cohen Announces Anthrax Vaccination Slowdown      

WASHINGTON - In 1997, I accepted the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs to require vaccination of all U.S. military personnel against anthrax, a deadly biological agent which is almost always lethal to unprotected, untreated victims. For the past two years, the department has been vaccinating those of you deploying to Southwest Asia and Korea, the two most likely regions where anthrax could be used against you.

07/10/2000

Booster-'Bullet' Error Foils Fifth NMD Test Flight      

WASHINGTON - The fifth test flight of the prototype National Missile Defense system ended in failure early July 8 when the "bullet" and booster rocket stages didn't separate.

07/10/2000

Army Secretary Lionizes 22 World War II Heroes  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Perhaps the greatest tribute 22 World War II Asian American Medal of Honor recipients can receive comes from a soldier who saw the war from the perspective of the front-line GI.

07/10/2000

Cohen Slows Anthrax Shots (Corrected Copy)      

WASHINGTON - DoD will slow its mandatory anthrax vaccination program because of a shrinking supply of tested, certified vaccine, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen announced July 10.

07/07/2000

DoD Announces School-Age Care Fees      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials recently announced the range of fees for school-age child care programs for the 2000-2001 school year.

07/07/2000

AFIS On Assignment Now Available on the Web      

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

07/07/2000

Cohen Bound for China, Australia      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary William S. Cohen's upcoming China visit will mark full resumption of military-to-military relations following the accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade during NATO Operation Allied Force.

07/07/2000

Fifth NMD Test Flight Slated      

WASHINGTON - Pentagon-based reporters will be pulling a late shift here July 7, standing by for the results of the fifth test flight of a prototype National Missile Defense system.

07/07/2000

Military News Briefs for the Week of July 7, 2000      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials recently announced the range of fees for school-age child-care programs for the 2000-2001 school year.

07/03/2000

Pentagon Honors Recruiters of the Year  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Twelve military recruiters, six family members, top Pentagon officials and guests listened as Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon praised the Recruiters of the Year for excelling in "one of our greatest military challenges."

07/03/2000

Force Protection: Keeping the Wolf at Bay      

WASHINGTON - Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John F. Sattler admits he gets "fired up" about his job. A podium or a script can't confine him when he talks about "keeping the wolf at bay."

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