|SOP newswire3||Eagle Resolve 2015 Multilateral Exercise Kicks Off in Kuwait - U.S. forces, Gulf Cooperation Council nations and international partners are participating in the multilateral Eagle Resolve exercise held in Kuwait, according to U.S. Central Command officials.|
|SOP newswire3||Stamps Honors Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients - This Sunday, March 8, marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. |
|SOP newswire3||First Lady: Mental Illness Should Carry No Stigma - The military reaches out to assist troubled service members, and helping people with mental health issues, First Lady Michelle Obama told attendees at a conference.|
|SOP newswire3||Coast Guard Leader Celebrates, Champions Diversity - To the Coast Guard because talent, courage, patriotism -- those things are gender- and color-blind.
|SOP newswire3||John Kerry Welcomes Vets to Fellowship Program - Veterans took the forefront as Secretary of State John F. Kerry welcomed the inaugural fellows of the Veterans Innovation Partnership today.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Seeks $10 Billion Over Sequestration Funding - The demand for Air Force capabilities is increasing, therefore the service is requesting $10 billion more than sequestration-level funding provides.|
|SOP newswire3||Annual Event Honors Military`s African-American Leaders - Prominent African-Americans from all walks of life have served as a bridge between the past and today, as well as a bridge to the future, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Feb. 6.
|SOP newswire3||Military Leaders: Resources Key for National Security Strategy - Praising President Barack Obama`s 2015 National Security Strategy for recognizing the challenges the nation faces, the Defense Department`s top civilian and military leaders today stressed the need for an end to scheduled sequestration spending cuts to allow the military to do its part in implementing the strategy.
|SOP newswire3||Army Approves Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Shooting Victims - Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Takes Part in Off-station Training With Greece - Air Force personnel are in off-station training in Elefsis, Greece, to promote and maintain joint readiness, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel: NATO Must Continue to Change in Face of New Threats - The NATO alliance is transforming to address new threats, and it must continue to do so, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Brussels today. |
|SOP newswire3||Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm U.S. Military Superiority - The severe, multiyear budget cuts of sequestration will have a negative impact on the Defense Department and U.S. military technological superiority, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall told a congressional panel today.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Identifies Platform for Next Air Force One - Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with Frank Kendall, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One.|
|SOP newswire3||Pentagon Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King`s Life, Legacy - Defense Department members gathered today at the Pentagon`s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.`s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday.|
|SOP newswire3||New Report Shows Active-duty Suicides Declined in 2013 - Suicides among active duty members of the U.S. military decreased in 2013 from the previous year, while those among the reserve components were slightly higher, according to a Defense Department report released today.
|SOP newswire3||Dempsey Praises Scowcroft at National War College Event - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praised the career of retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft during a dedication ceremony in honor of Scowcroft`s achievements held at the National War College.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Discusses Transitions at Miramar Troop Event - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke about transitions with Marines and sailors at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Underscores Nuclear Mission Importance at B-2 Base - Chuck Hagel opened his final domestic trip with a stop at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, home of the 509th Bomb Wing -- the world's only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber unit.|
|SOP newswire3||Consolidation of POW/MIA Mission Moving Forward - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today the Defense Department will, effective Monday, consolidate into one new agency the organizations that account for U.S. military prisoners of war and those missing in action.
|SOP newswire3||Face of Defense: Soldier Goes Extra Mile in Liberia - For Army Cpl. Nicole Mattoon, going beyond the basic requirements of her duties while deployed at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, Liberia, is just part of doing her job. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Military Begins Training Iraqi Forces to Take on ISIL - The US has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat ISIL.|
|SOP newswire3||Troops Honored at NHL`s Winter Classic - Pre-game and intermission events at the National Hockey League`s outdoor Winter Classic were all about the troops at Nationals Park here yesterday.
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Calls Service Members on Christmas - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today called service members taking part in U.S. operations around the world to wish them a Merry Christmas.|
|SOP newswire3||Senior Leaders Meet With Wounded Troops at CFI - Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald visited with wounded service members at the Center for the Intrepid.|
|SOP newswire3||Army Family Receives Basement Make-over for Christmas - An Army staff sergeant, his wife and their seven children received a huge Christmas surprise when they arrived home yesterday morning, to find their basement was no longer a series of never-ending projects. |
|SOP newswire3||Thanking Service Members One Cupcake at a Time - The operation consisted of delivering 10,000 cupcakes donated by this city`s popular Georgetown Cupcake to service members and their families as part of the recent USO tour to Spain, Italy, Turkey and Afghanistan.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Authorizes Up to 1,300 Additional Troops to Deploy to Iraq - Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army`s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
|SOP newswire3||Details Still in Works for Deploying Troops to Iraq - While some 1,500 U.S. service members will advise, assist and train Iraqis in the coming months, deployment orders have not been issued yet.|
|SOP newswire3||Thousands Gather to Honor Fallen Veterans for Wreaths Across America Day - Amid crisp air and the aroma of pine needles, thousands gathered to lay remembrance wreaths on veterans` headstones here to mark National Wreaths Across America Day.|
|SOP newswire3||First Lady Invites Military Families to Preview Holiday Decor - First Lady Michelle Obama invited service members, veterans, wounded warriors and their families to be the first to see this year`s White House holiday decorations.|