|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Praises Contributions Of Military Women - The nation depends upon women, both military and civilian, at all levels of the Defense Department, from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to the upper echelons of military command, Robert M. Gates said.|
|SOP newswire3||Deputy Defense Secretary: Length of Wars Challenges Nation - The duration of today`s conflicts poses a greater challenge to the nation and its military than the magnitude of the wars.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Comments On Tanker Competition - The recently released request for proposals for the Air Force`s next-generation tanker aircraft was fair, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Asks Entire Department to Reinforce Trust - Robert M. Gates has called on every member of the Defense Department to play a personal role in creating a secure environment that will help to prevent more tragedies like the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shooting rampage.|
|SOP newswire3||McChrystal Urges Troops to Serve as Role Models - McChrystal: Recognize the impact of every action you take, and serve as role models for Afghan security forces as they build leaders and weed out corruption from their ranks.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Issues Terms For "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Review - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today released the guidelines and parameters of a Defense Department review of the so-called Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell " law in preparation for its potential repeal. |
|SOP newswire3||Academy Women to Become First Female Submariners - Female sailors will begin serving on submarines by the end of next year, with Naval Academy graduates leading the way, Navy leaders told a Senate committee yesterday.
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates: Women Will Serve On Subs - The Navy plans to repeal its ban on women serving on submarines, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has informed Congress.|
|David Bedworth||How can you expect a man who`s warm to understand one who`s cold? Negligence at Camp Lejeune? - Scientists researching the contamination at Camp Lejeune have discovered an electronic "portal" in which files have been stored. |
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Honors Black Military Engineers - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff helped to honor the accomplishments of Army and Navy members here Feb. 20 during the 24th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards gala. |
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Cites Importance Of Families - During a week-long tour through Southwest Asia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spent time focusing on what he calls his No. 1 priority: servicemembers and their families. |
|Ron G Anselm||The Start of the End of the War in Afghanistan? Hopefully! - United States Army and Marine units teamed-up with the Afghan Army forces to start what has been said to be one of the biggest and major offensives against the Taliban strongholds |
|SOP newswire3||Airman Celebrates Re-enlistment Five Years After Horrible Injuries - Almost five years and 120 surgeries after his vehicle passed over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, Sgt. Israel Del Toro re-enlisted in the Air Force.
|David Bedworth|| Who is Caring For Camp Lejeune? Veterans Act of 2009 - The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs has voted to kill the Act that was proposed to help veterans and family members made ill by contamination at Camp Lejeune. A setback indeed for those who suffer but there may be some hope in the House proposed legislation.|
|SOP newswire3||US Military Will Continue Outreach To China's Military - The U.S. military will continue to reach out to China`s military to foster relations as both nations expand their presence in the Asia-Pacific region.|
|David Bedworth||White Phosphorus as a Battlefield Weapon - A discussion on the use of white phosphorus by Allies and the enemy which questions whether the latter may be using white phosphorus |
|SOP newswire||What is The Mission of the Russian Armed Forces - Changing through the past few years the situation in the world has set new chellenges before the national security and brand new missions for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. These missions |
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Thanks Afghanistan-Bound Guardsmen - Mike Mullen thanked soldiers of the Vermont National Guard as they prepared to trade the snows of New England for the snows of Afghanistan. |
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Praises Air Force Academy - On hand for a pair of service academy football bowl games in Texas Jan. 2 , Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, underscored the symbolism of the matchups for troops around the world.
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Dedicates Center For Families Of Fallen - Air Force officials dedicated the new Center for Families of the Fallen at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center here yesterday. |
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen Lists Challenges For Military - The broader Middle East, taking care of troops and their families and managing risk remain the military`s top priorities, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. |
|Ron G Anselm||Can I Enlist in the Military? If you Don't Qualify, No! - Insight on 17 - 24 year olds not qualifying for military service.|
|SOP newswire3||USO Offers Soldiers Respite From Traveling Frenzy - The Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport USO Lounge offered military travelers -- many returning home from overseas deployments -- a welcome sanctuary of solace. |
|SOP newswire3||Obama Selects Winnefeld To Head NORAD - Obama has nominated Navy Vice Adm. James A. Sandy Winnefeld Jr. to be the next commander of NORAD.|
|SOP newswire3||Redeploying Troops Get Holiday Homecoming - Hundreds of well-wishers lined up to welcome about 150 troops home from combat deployments. |
|SOP newswire3||National Guard Responds To Record Snowfall - National Guardsmen in seven states were called to duty over the weekend after a record snowfall blanketed the Northeast.
|SOP newswire2||Army Must Follow Court Orders in Nepal - We, the undersigned human rights defenders, are seriously concerned about the Nepal Army's refusal to hand over Major Niranjan Basnet to the civilian court. |
|SOP newswire3||Military Services Meet Recruiting Goals - The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today. |
|SOP newswire3||Military Leaders Struggle With High Suicide Rate - The rate of soldier suicides this year exceeded the 2008 total with 147 reports through November, marking the fifth consecutive year the service`s suicide rate has increased. |
|SOP newswire3||Villagers Embrace Marines And Afghan Forces - "We want to help you. We need to talk to you. It is good," a village elder said as the Marines passed by his home.