|SOP newswire3||Battaglia Answers Questions on 'Troop Talk' - The health and welfare of the military force is directly connected to readiness, and preventing suicides is a top priority for military leaders as they seek to protect the health of the force.|
|SOP newswire3||Face of Defense: Soldier Reflects on Hispanic Heritage - Army Sgt. Maj. Jose Velazquez, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command public affairs sergeant major, is one of the more than 125,000 Hispanic Americans serving in the military today. |
|SOP newswire3||DoD Health Official Calls Fit Force Key to National Security - A full 25 percent of applicants to the military are disqualified because they are overweight, and issues related to fitness are the No. 1 reason for early discharges for those on active duty.|
|SOP newswire3||Preventing Suicide: The 'Power of 1` Could Save a Life - As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veteran`s Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Thanks Troops for Service - Chuck Hagel stopped yesterday here at the home of Army aviation, hopping onto the grass of Howze Field from the backward-sliding door of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization - Hagel has made it one of his highest priorities to ensure the United States maintains a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. |
|SOP newswire3||Largest International Maritime Exercises Beginning in Hawaii - RIMPAC, the world`s largest international maritime exercise consisting of 20 plus nations and hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines begins today in and around the Hawaiian Islands.
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Announces Release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by Afghan Captors - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl`s Afghan captors have released him to the U.S. military after taking him prisoner nearly five years ago while he was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Stands Behind Tough Budget Proposal, Spokesman Says - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stands firmly behind tough budget choices made in the 2015 Fiscal Year Defense Budget request as lawmakers return to Washington to take up defense spending.|
|SOP newswire3||DOD Joins Efforts to Suppress Southern California Wildfires - The Defense Department is providing assistance to local emergency officials battling intense wildfires in the Southern California area.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Issues Armed Forces Day Message - Saturday is Armed Forces Day, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has issued the following message to service members, veterans and their families to mark the occasion.|
|SOP newswire3||World War II Internment Camp Survivors Honored 70 Years Later - Nine U.S. Army Air Forces airmen who were interned at the Wauwillermoos Camp in Switzerland seven decades ago finally were honored with the Prisoner of War Medal, April 30.
|SOP newswire3||Obama Eulogizes Soldiers Killed in Fort Hood Tragedy - For the second time since a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, five years ago, President Barack Obama returned to the Army post today to again pay tribute to soldiers cut down by one of their own.|
|SOP newswire3||Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood Identified - The three soldiers killed in the April 2 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, have been identified while the search continues for answers that might explain the motive for the killings.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Thanks Alexander, Cyber Community for Defense Efforts - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has paid tribute to retiring Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who is stepping down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Relieves, Disciplines Officers in Cheating Scandal - The Air Force has relieved nine officers, allowed a commander to retire and will discipline 91 others as a result of a cheating scandal among intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey Stress Leaders` Roles in Ethical Issues - Leadership is key to eliminating ethical lapses that have tarnished the reputation of the American military, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year.|
|SOP newswire3||Obama to Award Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans - President Barack Obama will award 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry during a White House ceremony March 18.
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Vows to Restore Confidence in Nuclear Mission - A day after ordering an independent review of the military`s nuclear force amid allegations of cheating on proficiency exams by Air Force officers overseeing the nation`s ballistic nuclear missiles,Chuck Hagel vowed to restore confidence in the Air Force`s nuclear mission.
|SOP newswire3||34 ICBM Launch Officers Implicated in Cheating Probe - Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test.|
|SOP newswire3||Sexual Assault Reports Drop at Service Academies - Reports of sexual assault decreased in two of the three military academies in academic year 2012-13, officials of the Defense Department`s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said today.
|SOP newswire3|| - The nation depends on the professionalism of service members like the airmen of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today on a visit to the base.
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel to Visit Troops in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to military facilities in Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming this week to thank wounded warriors, troops and defense workers for their service and dedication.|
|SOP newswire3||DOD Announces Transfer of 3 Guantanamo Detainees - The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of Slovakia.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Provides Humanitarian Aid To Haiti - A crew of Airmen from Altus Air Force Base, Okla., delivered 136,000 pounds of humanitarian aid Dec. 19, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
|SOP newswire3||Obama Directs Review of Military Sexual Assault Prevention Progress - Obama has instructed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to continue their efforts to make improvements to the military`s sexual assault prevention.|
|SOP newswire3||Marines Provide Disaster Response in Philippines - About 90 U.S. Marines and sailors are on the ground in the Philippines providing humanitarian assistance and disaster support in the wake of one of the most devastating typhoons on record.|
|SOP newswire3||Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Pay Tribute to Veterans - First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, paid tribute to veterans and their familie.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Honors Marine Corps` 238-year Legacy at War Memorial - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commemorated the Marine Corps` 238th birthday here today by praising the legacy of one of the world`s oldest, and most admired and respected fighting forces.|