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10/31/2002

Officials Laud Rebuilding of Afghan Girls School      

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials are lauding the reconstruction of an Afghan girls school destroyed by U.S. bombs in fighting with the Taliban.

10/31/2002

VFW Phone Cards Say 'Thanks' to Service Members, Veterans  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - In time for the holidays, the Veterans of Foreign Wars' annual free phone card program is gearing up for active-duty, Guard and Reserve military members serving overseas, and for hospitalized veterans.

10/31/2002

White Says Army Ready for Whatever President Asks      

WASHINGTON - The Army is ready for whatever President Bush asks it to do, Army Secretary Thomas White said during a press roundtable here Oct. 31.

10/31/2002

Retired Woman Marine Tapped as Advisory Group Head      

WASHINGTON - Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter, the newly appointed chairwoman of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, said one position in particular from her military career prepared her for the position.

10/31/2002

Marine Gen. Peter Pace: Exploring New Ways of Operating  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - In a world turned upside down by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace is one of the nation's senior military leaders exploring new ways of defending America.

10/31/2002

Marine Gen. Peter Pace: Leadership Enhanced by Global Communication  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Many things in the military have changed over the past 35 years, but leadership is not one of them, according to Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

10/30/2002

Red Cross Is There Whenever, Wherever Troops, Families Have an Emergency  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Marsha J. "Marty" Evans is hankering to get the word out to service members and their families across the United States and around the globe: "If your family needs to reach you in an emergency, the American Red Cross will be there!"

10/30/2002

Rumsfeld Talks Iraq, Iran, Homeland Security During Radio Day      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld touched on some heavy subjects during a short, lighthearted, live radio interview during today's "Radio Day" at the White House.

10/30/2002

Coalition Aircraft Fired on Over Northern Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Coalition aircraft enforcing the Northern No-fly Zone over Iraq dropped precision-guided munitions today on elements of Saddam Hussein's air defense system.

10/30/2002

Marine Gen. Peter Pace: Witness to Change  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - When Peter Pace received his commission as a Marine Corps officer 35 years ago, the Naval Academy graduate from Teaneck, N.J., entered a military far different from that of today.

10/29/2002

Pacific Rim Leaders Unite Against Terror      

WASHINGTON - President Bush and other Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders attending an Oct. 26- 27 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Indonesia, the Philippines and Moscow and pledged to accelerate counterterrorism cooperation.

10/29/2002

U.S. Helicopter Provides Vital Lift to Docs Treating Epidemic      

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Special Forces helicopter provided a much-needed lift to three civilian doctors working to treat a suspected whooping cough epidemic in the Darwaz area of Afghanistan.

10/29/2002

Afghan Security Situation Varies Greatly      

WASHINGTON - The general in charge of coalition forces in Afghanistan today called the security situation in that country dangerous and "uneven."

10/29/2002

Rumsfeld: Australia 'Steadfast Ally' in Anti-Terror War  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Australia is a steadfast, valued ally that's united with the United States in the war on global terrorism, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.

10/29/2002

U.S. Marines Operating in Horn of Africa      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Marines have taken the war on terrorism to the Horn of Africa, a top military official said here today.

10/29/2002

'Internal Look' to Test CENTCOM Command and Control Capabilities      

WASHINGTON - A joint exercise in early December will test U.S. Central Command's ability to provide command and control from a forward-deployed location.

10/29/2002

CENTCOM Ready for Any 'Combination, Permutation' Regarding Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Once President Bush makes a decision regarding possible military action in Iraq, leaders of U.S. Central Command are ready for any "combination and permutation" of forces and movement in the region.

10/28/2002

U.S. Not a 'Go-it-alone' Nation, Deputy Says  This story contains photos.    

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz tried to put some of the fears of American unilateralism to rest, saying, "We are not a go-it-alone country. This is not a go-it-alone president. We value the help we receive from others and depend on it crucially."

10/28/2002

Four Detainees Released, New Group Brought to Cuba      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials announced today that four detainees were released from the U.S. holding facility at the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Oct. 26, while another group of detainees arrived there today.

10/28/2002

Deputy Secretary Surprises Fort Campbell Troops  This story contains photos.    

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz paid a surprise visit to the soldiers of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) division and of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment here.

10/25/2002

DoDEA to Conduct Online Customer-Satisfaction Survey      

WASHINGTON - The DoD Education Activity will conduct a customer-satisfaction survey starting Nov. 1 that will be also be available on the Internet for the first time.

10/25/2002

DoD Health Official Details Prep for WMD Response  This story contains photos.    

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Defense Department health care professionals are preparing to respond to a terrorist or weapons of mass destruction attack anywhere in the world,

10/25/2002

U.S. Cannot Ignore Ballistic Missile Threat      

WASHINGTON - The United States cannot afford to ignore the threat posed by ballistic missiles, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said during a speech to the Frontiers of Freedom Institute here Oct. 24.

10/25/2002

DoDEA Guidebooks Help Parents Understand School Curriculum      

WASHINGTON - Comprehensive DoD Education Activity guidebooks have just been published that are designed to help parents better understand the learning standards and curriculum for pre-kindergarten through third-grade students.

10/25/2002

Missiles Fired at Kandahar Base; No Casualties      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. camp in Kandahar, Afghanistan came under fire Oct. 24, U.S. Central Command officials said. There were no casualties.

10/25/2002

Senior Officers Report Services' Progress in Transformation      

WASHINGTON - The most important aspect of defense transformation is encouraging the mindset in personnel that change is an opportunity, not a threat, uniformed service chiefs agreed here recently.

10/25/2002

"CINC" Is Sunk      

WASHINGTON - The term "CINC" is sunk.

10/25/2002

DoD Health Official Details TRICARE Progress  This story contains photos.    

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Edward P. Wyatt Jr., principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said TRICARE, including TRICARE for Life and the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service, is working hard to provide outstanding benefits for active duty service members, retirees and their eligible family members.

10/24/2002

Rumsfeld Explains Role of Defense Group Analyzing Intel      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld clarified today the role of a small group that's "poring over" intelligence reports in DoD's policy wing.

10/24/2002

Rumsfeld: America Wouldn't Move on Iraq Alone      

WASHINGTON - Should President Bush decide military action against Iraq is necessary, the United States would not take such action alone, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

10/24/2002

Combat Veterans Recount Grit, Valor, Air Support in Defeating Terror Troops  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Army 10th Mountain Division troops said teamwork, training and discipline negated al Qaeda forces' efforts to destroy them during March 2 fighting in Afghanistan's Shahi Khot Valley.

10/24/2002

Sniper Suspect's Military Service Details Released      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke briefly today at a DoD press conference about two suspects arrested in connection with sniper shootings that have plagued the Washington metro region for three weeks.

10/24/2002

Good Relations With Locals Helping Troops Find Weapons      

WASHINGTON - The way coalition military forces find illegal weapons in Afghanistan has evolved over the course of operations there, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

10/24/2002

Digitized Bugle Studied for Use at Military Funerals  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense is studying the use of a "digital" bugle to render taps at veterans' military funerals.

10/23/2002

Advisory Committee Gets New Members, New Charter      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department announced Oct. 22 the new members of a revamped, reshaped Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

10/23/2002

Afghan Children Stole First-time Father's Heart, Gave Life Perspective  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Army Capt. Britton London said he's always loved children. But heading to Afghanistan in May while his wife was at home and pregnant really made him notice the circumstances Afghan children are living in.

10/23/2002

Bush Signs Defense Bill, Says 'Nation Faces New Dangers'      

WASHINGTON - President Bush signed the fiscal 2003 Defense Appropriations and Military Construction Appropriations acts into law today in a White House ceremony.

10/23/2002

Six Civilians Receive DoD's Top Service Award      

WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz presented six employees with the department's highest civilian service award here Oct. 22.

10/23/2002

Land Mine, Shelling Incidents Illustrate Dangers in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Two incidents in Afghanistan illustrate that the country is still a dangerous place, DoD officials said today.

10/23/2002

Terror 'Virus' Can Be Defeated, NATO Secretary-General Says      

WASHINGTON - Even though the virus of terrorism appears to be spreading, "it would be wrong to paint too bleak a picture," NATO's secretary-general said Oct. 22.

10/23/2002

Red Cross, Starbucks Provide Wake-up for Troops      

WASHINGTON - A ton of coffee is pouring its way to military members in many forward-deployed locations starting Oct. 24 courtesy of Starbucks Coffee and the American Red Cross.

10/22/2002

Rumsfeld's Take on al Qaeda Today      

WASHINGTON - Al Qaeda "has gone to school on us" and has adjusted to the constant U.S. pressure on the terrorist organization, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon press conference Oct. 22.

10/22/2002

Retirement Home Residents Hold Annual Stone Soup Day  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - It was a beehive of activity as gardeners and volunteers briskly cleaned, washed and chopped freshly harvested homegrown vegetables to add to the steaming pot of "stone soup."

10/22/2002

Special Forces Medic Reaches Out to Afghan People  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Sgt. 1st Class Victor Andersen had never seen a donkey bite before. That's why he couldn't identify the large crescent-shaped wound on a young boy in Afghanistan. In fact, the Special Forces medical sergeant saw a lot of things in Afghanistan that he never expected to see.

10/22/2002

Racer Presents Autographed Auto Hood to Renovation Program  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Professional racecar driver Brian Vickers today presented an autographed auto hood to "Phoenix Project" team members in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack and their successful efforts in rebuilding DoD's headquarters.

10/22/2002

The Coalition Strikes Back After Iraqi Anti-Aircraft Gunfire      

WASHINGTON - Coalition aircraft struck at an Iraqi integrated air defense site in the Northern No-fly Zone Oct. 22, said Air Force Maj. Scott Covode, a spokesman for the combined task force.

10/22/2002

U.S. Military Ready for 'Whatever, Whenever'      

WASHINGTON - "The U.S. military is ready for whatever, whenever," the nation's top-ranking military officer said here today.

10/22/2002

Rumsfeld Draws Lessons From Cuban Missile Crisis to Today      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the United States must move on all fronts -- diplomatic, economic, military -- to make sure there's no repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis, but this time with a terrorist state. "President Bush is determined to do just that," he said.

10/21/2002

Bush, Robertson Talk NATO Summit, Expansion, Transformation      

WASHINGTON - President Bush and NATO Secretary-General Lord George Robertson met today to discuss next month's NATO summit, which Robertson said will be the most important in the alliance's history.

10/21/2002

Soldiers Bring America's Pastime to Afghan Children  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A snapshot of two Afghan boys sent home by a soldier to his wife started a chain of events that would come to capture the attention of President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

10/21/2002

Myers: Women in Uniform Overcame Extra Obstacles  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Much like the Tuskegee Airmen, the Navajo code talkers, and Japanese Americans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, women veterans had to "overcome extra obstacles just to serve their nation."

10/21/2002

"Joint Venture" Craft Cruises to the Future  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Military transformation took a nautical turn Oct. 19 when an all-soldier crew piloted an Army-leased experimental high-speed watercraft up the Potomac River here.

10/21/2002

Thousands of Images to Document Military Life  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - For the past several weeks, Army Staff Sgt. Gary Kieffer has had his work cut out for him. The 14-year veteran military photojournalist is working as an assignment editor for a 24-hour, global photo shoot by about 25 military and 100 civilian world-class photographers.

10/21/2002

'Mr. Met' Ends Reserve Duty at Guantanamo Bay  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "Mr. Met," the orb-headed icon of the New York Mets baseball team, used to be none other than an Army Reserve officer engaged in the global war against terrorism.

10/21/2002

Powell, Rice: Iraq, North Korea 'Not Identical Situations'      

WASHINGTON - American concerns about Iraq and North Korea are "quite different" and will be dealt with individually, two senior Bush administration officials said Oct. 20.

10/21/2002

DoD Honors Anti-Drug Fighters  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Andre Hollis said he is "continually impressed" by the way American military and civilian personnel around the world give back to their communities.

10/18/2002

No Certainty from Global War on Terrorism      

WASHINGTON - People who expect certainty from the global war on terrorism are not going to get it, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said here Oct. 18.

10/18/2002

Headquarters Elements to Deploy to Central Command      

WASHINGTON - Headquarters elements of the Army's V Corps and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force will deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of operations in the near future, spokesmen of the commands said Oct. 18.

10/18/2002

Civil Affairs Soldiers Assist Afghan Students, Leaders  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A civil affairs soldier recently returned from Afghanistan said education is the most important issue in improving that country's future.

10/18/2002

Intelligence Officials Warn Threat as Great as Before 9-11      

WASHINGTON - The terrorist threat today is as great as it was in the weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, CIA Director George Tenet told Congress Oct. 17.

10/18/2002

Why Haven't Terrorists Used Weapons of Mass Destruction Yet?      

WASHINGTON - U.S. leaders know that terrorists know how to use some weapons of mass destruction but they haven't. Why is that?

10/17/2002

Defense Department Unveils Pentagon Memorial Finalists      

WASHINGTON - More than 1,100 people submitted designs for a memorial to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. Defense officials today announced the six designs selected as finalists.

10/17/2002

Civil Affairs: Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Civil affairs soldiers are forging relationships with Afghans that help pave the way for civilian aid organizations and will help prevent terrorist groups from regaining a toehold in the region.

10/17/2002

Rumsfeld Describes Guidelines for Committing American Troops      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today gave the world a peek at how he thinks.

10/17/2002

Bush Hopes for Peaceful Iraqi Disarmament      

WASHINGTON - Using military force against Iraq is President Bush's last choice, not his first.

10/17/2002

Pace Says Planning Guidance Will Reshape Military      

WASHINGTON - The vice chairman today discussed the nuts and bolts behind the current capabilities planning guidance process that U.S. combatant commanders are going through.

10/17/2002

Hollis: Drug-Free Troops Key to All Military Success      

WASHINGTON - It's paramount to mission success that service members remain drug-free - especially as America continues the war against global terrorism, DoD's senior anti-drug official said here.

10/17/2002

TRICARE for Life Celebrates First Anniversary  This story contains photos.    

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - DoD celebrated the one- year anniversary of TRICARE for Life here Oct. 1 with officials calling the program the most sweeping improvements to the DoD health care system in nearly 30 years.

10/17/2002

Rumsfeld: U.S. Plans to Consult Allies on North Korean Nuke Violations      

WASHINGTON - United States government officials will consult with friends and allies on what to do about North Korea's admission that it has been developing nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

10/17/2002

First Lady Rallies Crowd Around Troops to Teachers Program  This story contains photos.    

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - The birthplace of aviation became a launching pad for new career possibilities Oct. 16 as first lady Laura Bush spoke here about the Defense Department's Troops to Teachers program.

10/16/2002

DoD Mentorship Program May Expand Careers for Disabled College Students  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - DoD today kicked off its first computer-accessed mentoring program primarily targeted at young disabled college students thinking of joining DoD's work force.

10/16/2002

U.S. Calls Special Warriors to Lead in Unconventional Fight      

WASHINGTON - "Afghanistan wasn't a generals' war. It was a war waged by colonels and lieutenant colonels and won by small units that operated with autonomy in a highly fluid environment," said Marshall Billingslea, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low- intensity conflict.

10/16/2002

Countering 21st Century Enemies and WMD Threats      

WASHINGTON - At the heart of the new National Security Strategy is a fundamental change in the way America addresses the 21st century threat of weapons of mass destruction, said presidential adviser Robert Joseph.

10/16/2002

Force Necessary Adjunct to Diplomacy, Deputy Says      

WASHINGTON - No one should believe Saddam Hussein will give up his weapons of mass destruction without the threat of force, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said today.

10/16/2002

Bush Signs Resolution Authorizing U.S. Force Against Saddam  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - With a few pen strokes this morning, the chief executive set the nation on course for possibly another major military confrontation with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

10/16/2002

Pentagon Joins Hunt For Washington-Area Sniper      

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has been enlisted to support efforts to catch a deadly sniper who has preyed on metro Washington residents since Oct. 2.

10/15/2002

Hispanic-American Service Members Honored  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - These Hispanic-American service members were not hailed as battlefield heroes in Afghanistan, but they play major roles in the success of combat operations against al Qaeda and Taliban fighters.

10/15/2002

Military Skills Lead to Better Life in Civilian World      

WASHINGTON - Retired Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Lee M. Rivas and Army Reserve Col. Samuel Calberon sing the same tune when it comes to the importance of setting aside a month to highlight Hispanic American heritage and culture.

10/15/2002

Coalition Aircraft Hit Iraqi Air Defense Site      

WASHINGTON - Coalition aircraft hit a command and control center near al Kut Oct. 15 in retaliation for Iraqi actions.

10/15/2002

World's Best Photographers to Capture Armed Forces      

WASHINGTON - On Oct. 22, top military and civilian photographers will capture 24 hours in the U.S. armed forces at sites throughout the United States and across the globe.

10/11/2002

DoD to Announce Finalists in Pentagon Memorial Competition      

BALTIMORE - Defense officials plan to announce six finalists in the Pentagon Memorial competition at a Pentagon press conference Oct. 17, Army Corps of Engineers officials said, recently.

10/11/2002

Bush Says Resolution Shows U.S. Speaks with One Voice      

WASHINGTON - President Bush today praised Congress for passing a resolution giving him the authority to deal with Iraq.

10/11/2002

U.S. National Security Strategy Based on American Values      

WASHINGTON - What America stands for is at the heart of the new National Security Strategy.

10/11/2002

General Says Hispanics Underrepresented in Military; Services Trying to Attract More  This story contains photos.    

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Bernardo C. Negrete has a message for young Hispanic Americans: "The military is a perfect place to build your future!"

10/11/2002

Iraqi Forces Continue Strikes Against Coalition Aircraft      

WASHINGTON - Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and coalition aircraft 122 times since Sept. 16, when Saddam Hussein sent a letter to the United Nations inviting weapons inspectors back into Iraq.

10/11/2002

Bush Stresses Humanitarian Accomplishments  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Bush stressed U.S. accomplishments in providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan during a White House ceremony Oct. 11.

10/10/2002

Bush Applauds House Vote Authorizing Use of Force Against Iraq      

WASHINGTON - "The gathering threat of Iraq must be confronted fully and finally," President Bush said today. "The days of Iraq acting as an outlaw state are coming to an end."

10/10/2002

'Coining' Against Terrorism  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Commanders use specially minted military coins to improve morale, foster unit esprit and honor service members for their hard work.

10/10/2002

Marine Guards Adapt to Deal With International Terrorism      

WASHINGTON - International terrorism is forcing the U.S. State Department to put more emphasis on how it secures its overseas facilities and, in turn, causing DoD to re-evaluate how it trains Marine embassy guards.

10/10/2002

Hispanic Students Briefed on Military, DoD Civilian Workplace Opportunities  This story contains photos.    

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Nearly 100 students from 11 colleges and universities and five high schools were given a special treat here Oct. 9 during DoD's observance of Hispanic American Heritage Month, including briefings on opportunities at service academies, in the services and in DoD's civilian work force.

10/10/2002

Southern Watch Aircraft Counter Iraqi Threats      

WASHINGTON - U.S. aircraft patrolling the Southern No-fly Zone over Iraq struck air defense sites today in response to Iraqi provocations.

10/10/2002

Dropping Out of School Leads to Life of 'Little Wallets,' Del Rio Mayor Says  This story contains photos.    

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Having a month set aside to recognize the heritage, culture and contributions of Hispanics to national defense and the nation as a whole is "absolutely essential," Mayor Dora G. Alcala of Del Rio, Texas, said here.

10/10/2002

Education Department Rep Says Too Many Hispanics Drop Out of School  This story contains photos.    

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Many schools in America are doing a great job, but the national report card shows a growing achievement gap between the hopeful and the hopeless, Susan B. Bonesteel told the audience here at DoD's observance of Hispanic American Heritage Month.

10/09/2002

Illinois Charity Director Linked to Al Qaeda      

WASHINGTON - Attorney General John Ashcroft vowed today to find the sources of "terrorist blood money" and shut them down.

10/09/2002

Outreach Program Shows Educators Best of Defense Department  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Most educators never get to visit the Pentagon's command center, build bridges with military equipment, fly in helicopters, and eat lunch with sailors and breakfast with Marines. But occasionally, some do.

10/09/2002

U.S. Troops in Another Incident in Kuwait      

WASHINGTON - For the second day in a row, there was an incident in Kuwait involving U.S. military personnel, DoD officials said Oct. 9.

10/09/2002

DoD Holds First Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month Outside Pentagon  This story contains photos.    

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - More than 400 military and civilian people from across the country gathered here today to attend a symposium and luncheon marking DoD's first observance of Hispanic Heritage Month outside the Pentagon.

10/09/2002

DoD Releases Info on Cold War Chemical, Biological Weapons Tests      

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2002 -- DoD released data on a series of biological and chemical weapons tests - Shipboard Hazard and Defense.

10/08/2002

Car Dealers Pony $100,000 to Help DoD Families  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Two auto dealers groups recently donated $100,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Federal Employee Educational Assistance Fund to aid families of Sept. 11 victims.

10/08/2002

One Marine Killed, One Injured in Kuwait Incident      

WASHINGTON - One American Marine was killed today and another injured when they were attacked while training on an island off the coast of Kuwait.

10/08/2002

TRICARE Online Promises Easier, Faster Service to Prime, Plus Patients  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - TRICARE Prime and Plus beneficiaries have a new tool that makes getting doctor's appointments and health care information as easy as clicking a mouse.

10/08/2002

Bush Details the Dangers from Iraq      

WASHINGTON - President Bush last night clearly answered the questions Americans have raised about the danger Saddam Hussein's Iraq poses to the world.

10/08/2002

Iraqi Denial and Deception Far Beyond Battlefield Tactics      

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2002 - Military forces typically use denial and deception to fool the enemy and protect themselves. Iraq, however, has made denial and deception a finely tuned art designed to convince the world Saddam Hussein's regime isn't cooking up deadly weapons of mass destruction.

10/07/2002

Message From Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff on One-Year Anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom      

WASHINGTON - "This week, we marked the first anniversary of the start of our combat operations against terrorism. The foundation for our success is no secret. The credit belongs to you who serve as part of our armed forces: our sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, DoD civilians and our military families."

10/07/2002

Central Command Marks Anniversary of War on Terrorism  This story contains photos.    

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE - More than 500 service members gathered here today to mark the one-year anniversary of military operations in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

10/07/2002

Rumsfeld Says Afghan Progress Remarkable      

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2002 - A year after the beginning of combat operations against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the achievements of coalition forces has been remarkable.

10/04/2002

Don't Stop Transfusions Due to West Nile Fears      

WASHINGTON - Officials are urging people not to forgo blood transfusions because of concerns about West Nile Virus.

10/04/2002

Guardsmen Help States Hit by Double Whammy      

WASHINGTON - About 1,700 Louisiana Army and Air National Guard troops were on duty on October's first Friday helping their fellow citizens dig out from Hurricane Lili, the second major storm to hit the Pelican State in as many weeks.

10/04/2002

U.S., Russia Share Strategic Goals, Partners Against Terror      

WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia are partners in the war against terrorism and both share the strategic goal of seeing Iraq disarmed of its weapons of mass destruction, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday.

10/04/2002

Saddam's Web of Lies Conceals Iraq WMD Program      

WASHINGTON - Before making any judgments about Iraq, it is important for the American people to know that Saddam Hussein's regime lies to further its aims, Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke said Oct. 4.

10/04/2002

Air Force, Army Dominate Interservice Golf  This story contains photos.    

FORT BLISS, Texas - The Air Force won the team title by 28 strokes, and the Army won two of the three individual categories during the U.S. Armed Forces Golf Championships that ended Sept. 28 here.

10/04/2002

U.S. Pilots Describe Flying Over Iraq      

WASHINGTON - One described northern Iraq as scenic. The other said it's vital to not become too complacent. Both said they owe their success to the maintenance folks who keep their planes flying.

10/03/2002

Bush to Form 'Vast Coalition' Against Iraqi Regime      

WASHINGTON - U.S. President George W. Bush intends to put together a vast coalition of countries that understand the threat of Saddam Hussein.

10/03/2002

Coalition Forces Strike Iraqi Site in Response to Attack      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces this morning struck an Iraqi air defense center after a coalition plane in the area dropping leaflets was fired upon, defense officials said.

10/03/2002

Giambastiani Takes Joint Forces Reins  This story contains photos.    

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. - A submariner from Upstate New York is now the commander of the command responsible for transforming the military to meet the threats of the 21st Century.

10/03/2002

Art Icon Reaches Out to Victims Through His Work  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Popular artist Peter Max has been using his work as a means of giving to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the Pentagon and New York.

10/02/2002

New Video System Helps Transitioning Students Solve Problems 'Face-to-Face'  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Military Child Education Coalition is testing a new video communications system that helps high school staffs solve potential problems before students arrive at a new school.

10/02/2002

Powell: No More Iraqi 'Swamp'; U.N. Needs To Issue New, Tougher Inspection Rules to Disarm Saddam      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell dismissed Iraq's offer to allow U.N. weapons inspector back in saying the United States "will not be satisfied with Iraqi half-truths or Iraqi compromises or Iraqi efforts to get us back into the same swamp that they took the United Nations into back in 1998."

10/02/2002

One Soldier Killed, One Injured In Philippine Bombing      

WASHINGTON - One U.S. soldier was killed and another injured today after a bomb went off outside a Philippine military facility, said a DoD spokesperson.

10/02/2002

U.N. Needs To Issue New, Tougher Inspection Rules to Disarm Saddam      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government remains committed to achieving regime change in Iraq, regardless of recent Iraqi offers to allow U.N. weapons inspectors back into the country to look for weapons of mass destruction, senior State Department officials said yesterday.

10/02/2002

Strategic, Space Commands Merge  This story contains photos.    

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Two U.S. unified commands merged Tuesday to form a new global command with global responsibilities in a new strategic environment.

10/02/2002

Congress, President Agree on Iraq Resolution      

WASHINGTON - President Bush and leaders of the House and Senate gathered at the White House Wednesday to endorse a bipartisan resolution on Iraq.

10/02/2002

Northern Command Established in Colorado      

WASHINGON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz called the activation of U.S. Northern Command "historic" and said the new command is charged with "the momentous responsibility to help deter and defend against attacks on America's home soil."

10/01/2002

Artist, 96, Donates Works From Pentagon Tour in 1940s  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - At 36, Rob Rose probably could have avoided military service in World War II. But after Pearl Harbor the California artist felt compelled to enlist in the Army.

10/01/2002

Iraq Agrees to Allow UN Inspectors Back      

WASHINGTON - Iraq has agreed to allow U.N. inspectors back into the country, U.N. officials said Oct. 1 in Vienna.

10/01/2002

NATO Theme At Prague: Adapting To Meet 21st Century Threats      

WASHINGTON - At the end of the Cold War NATO officials recognized terrorism and weapons of mass destruction as among the top new threats to European and world peace, a senior U.S. State Department official noted Sept. 30 in Chicago.

10/01/2002

Bush Calls on United Nations to Disarm Saddam Hussein      

WASHINGTON - "I haven't made up my mind we're going to war with Iraq," U.S. President George W. Bush said Tuesday. "I've made up my mind we need to disarm the man."

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