|SOP newswire3||Michelle Obama Urges Military Family Support - The national initiative calls on all sectors of society -- from citizens and communities, to businesses and nonprofit groups -- to honor and support military families.|
|SOP newswire3||Gates, Shinseki Agree to Joint Electronic Medical Records - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki have agreed to create a joint common platform for their departments` electronic medical records.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Accepts Award on Behalf of Armed Forces - Mike Mullen accepted the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress last night on behalf of all members of the U.S. armed forces.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Challenges Cadets to Change Army Culture - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told cadets here that they must continue changing the culture of the Army to ensure the service can handle the challenges facing America.
|SOP newswire3||A Smartphone For Every Soldier? - It's not written in stone that every Soldier will get an Android phone or an iPhone -- but signs are pointing to it.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates, Mike Mullen Support Force Reduction Plans - Reductions in end strength for the Army and Marine Corps beginning in 2015 will be conditions-based, and can be tailored if required when the time comes to implement them, defense leaders told Congress today.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Building Resilience Must Start at Basic Training - Leadership that builds resilience in service members and their families starting with the first day of basic training is essential to the U.S. military`s future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Civilian-Military Partnerships Critical to World Affairs - The importance of strong civilian-military partnerships has never been greater, and the secretaries of state and defense are setting the example for how to build and sustain those partnerships, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.|
|SOP newswire3||National Guard Response Grows After Massive Storm - About 2,500 National Guard members now are conducting relief and rescue operations in nine of the 30 states affected by the blizzard conditions and severe winter storms covering an almost 2,000-mile stretch of the country.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: We Will Take Care Of Military Families - The Strengthening Our Military Families " commitment President Barack Obama announced last week is a tremendous initiative, " the nation`s top military officer said yesterday.|
|SOP newswire3||First Lady Pledges Support For Military Families - First Lady Michelle Obama said what impresses her most about military families is their strength, pride and courage.|
|SOP newswire3||Lynn: Defense Budget Plans Strike Right Balance - The Defense Department`s plans to cut $78 billion from its budget over five years and find more than $100 billion in savings for reinvestment was a collaborative effort and a reasonable balance between military needs and budget constraints.|
|SOP newswire3||Commission to Recommend Lifting Ban on Women in Combat - A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.|
|SOP newswire2||CAIR Asks Defense Department Not to Use Anti-Muslim Extremists to Train Military Personnel - A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is again asking the Defense Department not to use anti-Muslim extremists to train military personnel.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Leadership Key to Nation`s, Military`s Future - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told Fareed Zakaria on the GPS " program that America`s toughest problems are solved by great leaders. |
|SOP newswire2||Clemency Request Refused in Case Over Death of Al-Qaida Operative - "The right of self-defense doesn't exist under the facts of this case," said Madeline Yanford, arguing for the prosecution.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Brings Deployed Soldiers Home for Leave - Gates was returning from visits to Oman, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Salutes Servicemembers at Army-Navy Game - Attending this year`s Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the contributions of U.S. military members serving around the globe.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Praises USS Lincoln`s Crew for War Contributions - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today praised the crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln for its support of the war effort in Afghanistan.|
|Christopher HIllenbrand||White Phosphorus Suspected In Afghan Conflict - Physicians grew suspicious over the "unusual" burns on Afghani villagers, now speculated as the result of white phosphorus.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Works to Bridge Military-Civilian Gap - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the eve of Veterans Day yesterday, asked the civilian world to reach out to veterans returning home from the wars.|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Looks to Congress to Repeal Don`t Ask, Ratify Arms Treaty - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said he agrees with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that if the so-called Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell law is to be changed, it is much better changed by Congress than by the courts.
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Takes Steps to Defend Cyber Domain - Computers can turn your neighbor`s kid into a viral video phenomenon, they can let you know you`re about to miss your connection in Atlanta, and they can be a line of defense in protecting national assets.
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Veterans Deserve Nation`s Best Now, in Future - The nation has not begun to comprehend the long-term consequences of protracted war, the military`s top officer said yesterday.
|SOP newswire3||Don't Ask to Stay in Place Through Appeal - The Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell " policy will stay in place while the Justice Dept. appeals a federal judge`s ruling that the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly is unconstitutional.
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Renews Commitment to Military Health Issues - The Joint Chiefs of Staff last night re-emphasized his commitment to ensuring that war veterans and their families get all the help they need to deal with war`s invisible scars.|
|SOP newswire3||Poll Shows High Public Confidence in Military - Americans have more confidence in the military than they have in banks, the media, public schools and organized religion, according to a recent national poll.
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Nation Must Recognize Sacrifices of Troops, Families - Americans must recognize the sacrifices and struggles of today's troops and their families and work harder to reintegrate them into their communities, the nation`s top military officer said yesterday.|
|David Bedworth||Congressman Brad Miller, Camp Lejeune and Water Contamination - An individual reflection on the Congressional Hearing of 16th September regarding contamination at Camp Lejeune|
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Military Has Strategic Imperative to Save Resources - The military has a strategic imperative to lead the nation in environmental conservation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.