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Medal of Honor Recipient Joins Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

July 22, 2014 - A former paratrooper who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama yesterday for acts of valor against the Taliban in 2008 was inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes during a ceremony here today.

Commander and Fleet Forces Presents USS Gettysburg with 'Best in Fleet' Trophy

July 22, 2014 - Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command presented the 2013 Battenberg Cup to the crew of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), July 16, during a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.

Chief of Naval Operations China Visit Builds Cooperation for Greater US, PLA Navy Relationship

July 21, 2014 - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People's Republic of China (PRC) Friday after a successful four-day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Congratulates South Korea’s New Defense Minister

July 19, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone this evening with Han Min-koo, South Korea’s new defense minister, and later with former Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

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Department of Defense Spokesman Says No Hint Russia Has Ceased Rebel Support

July 18, 2014 - Although it's unclear who is helping separatists fighting in Ukraine and how much help is being provided, there are no indications that Russia has stopped its support, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Outlines Problems and Actions Taken

July 17, 2014 - In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists.

Airman to Publish Story of Tragedy and Perseverance

July 17, 2014 - He could have faced another life, one that included becoming a child soldier and subsequently a lost boy from the Liberian Civil War. Instead, luck, hard work and true grit led Joseph Boyou to the Air Force where he now holds the rank of staff sergeant.

Reserve Airman Saves Fellow Airman after ATV Rollover

July 16, 2014 - The swift actions of an Airman during an ATV accident saved the limb and probably the life of a fellow Airman.

First Lady Lauds Los Angeles Mayor’s Homeless Vets Initiative

July 16, 2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama today praised Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on the challenge of assisting transitioning veterans through employment and support resources.

U.S. and British Wounded Warriors Compete in Summer Competition

July 15, 2014 - Approximately 100 U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and British Armed Forces wounded warriors trained and competed in the second annual Wounded Warrior Summer Invitational Adaptive Sports Tournament at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, July 7-10.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says POW/MIA Community Needs ‘Sweeping’ Changes

July 15, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to restructure department agencies that recover and identify Americans who were prisoners of war and missing in action represents changes that were necessary, a senior defense official said today.

Department of Defense Official Discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

July 14, 2014 - Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14.

U.S. and Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters and Defense Systems

July 14, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar's Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Updates Governors on Future Force Capabilities

July 11, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called members of the Council of Governors yesterday to update them on his trip to Georgia, Florida and Alabama this week, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

July 11, 2014 - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF), July 9.

Army enterprise Apps Must Move to Core Data Centers

July 10, 2014 - The Army has started migrating all its enterprise applications and systems to designated core data centers as directed by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson in a June memo. Migration must be complete by the end of fiscal year 2018.

Air Force Introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

July 10, 2014 - Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC.

‘Ripped or Ripped Off’ Workshop Decodes Dietary Supplements

July 10, 2014 - Despite growing popularity among military members, many dietary supplements on the market are tainted and unsafe, Lauren King, Semper Fit dietitian, told a crowd of Marines and civilians at the Barber Physical Activity Center on June 2.

Department of Defense Official Expresses Concern Over Russian Intentions

July 9, 2014 - A senior Defense Department official said today that the United States is concerned Russian troops may be preparing a counteroffensive in support of Moscow’s separatist allies.

Veterans Affairs 'Distressed' by Allegations of Whistleblower Retaliation

July 9, 2014 - Leaders at the Veterans Affairs Department are deeply concerned and distressed about allegations that whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Show Military Appreciation with Free Concert

July 9, 2014 - Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band performed for service members and families before a colors ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 7.

Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby Says No Iranian Regulars on Ground in Iraq

July 8, 2014 - There are no indications that Iran has regular military forces on the ground inside Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today during a Pentagon news conference.

First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President

July 8, 2014 - Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieved Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., as the 55th president and first Navy SEAL in command of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.

53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship Fires Up

July 8, 2014 - Col. Austin E. Renford, commanding officer of Marine Corps Training Command, fired the opening shot with an M-1 Garand Rifle to kick off the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Range 4, Weapons Training Battalion.
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