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Cybercom Chief Details U.S. Cyber Threats, Trends

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 21, 2014 2:55:31 PM

By Cheryl Pellerin
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2014 – Cyber threats are real, hurting the nation and its allies and partners, costing hundreds of billions, and potentially leading to a catastrophic failure if not addressed, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers told a House panel yesterday.

Rogers, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, testified before members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on advanced cybersecurity threats facing the United States.

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Topics: Military News

Soldier Balances Army Duty With Motherhood & Special Needs Child

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 20, 2014 11:06:55 AM

By Army Sgt. William Howard
1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

FORT CARSON, Colo., Nov. 20, 2014 – Balancing duties as a soldier and a mother of three, one of whom is a special needs child, is just one of the challenges Army Sgt. Shanna Rodriguez has faced in her life.

Rodriguez, a health care specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, entered service much later in life than most soldiers.

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Topics: Military Families

Odierno: Changing World Requires New Look at Army’s Size

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 19, 2014 1:16:37 PM

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 – The Army is going to shrink, the service’s chief of staff said here today, but leaders must be careful that cuts aren’t draconian.

Speaking to NPR’s Tom Bowman at the Defense One Summit, Gen. Ray Odierno said events around the world have added their own pressure as leaders debate what ultimately will be the size of the force.

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Topics: Military News, Military Branches, Iraq

Marines Fast-Rope With Military Working Dogs

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 18, 2014 1:43:00 PM

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan -- After unfastening his safety belt, a Marine double checks his gear and dog’s harness. He stands up and waits for the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques master to allow him to grab the rope. Taking a deep breath, the Marine looks down at his dog, grabs onto the rope and, without hesitation, jumps.

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Topics: Military News, Military Branches

Hagel: Slain Aid Worker Personified Altruism, Compassion

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 17, 2014 11:11:52 AM

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2014 – A former Army Ranger who worked to aid victims of the conflict in Syria personified altruism and compassion, in stark contrast to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists who murdered him, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said last night.

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Topics: Military News, Iraq, Military Heroes

Hagel Announces Changes to U.S. Nuclear Deterrent Enterprise

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 14, 2014 12:51:00 PM

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced a series of measures to increase investment in America’s nuclear deterrent after reviews found evidence of systemic problems in the enterprise.

Hagel announced the changes at a Pentagon press conference today before traveling to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to speak with missileers about them.  The changes are the result of internal and external reviews Hagel ordered after a series of Associated Press stories disclosed problems in the nuclear force.

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Topics: Military News

Pennsylvania National Guard medics win Army Best Medic competition

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 13, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Two Soldiers assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Medical Battalion Training Site located here placed first in the Army-wide 2014 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Best Medic Competition held Nov. 3–7 at Camp Bullis, Texas.

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Topics: National Guard News, Reserve/National Guard Members

U.S., Turkey to Investigate Attack on Sailors

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 12, 2014 3:48:00 PM

By Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 – American and Turkish authorities will swiftly investigate the attack earlier today on three U.S. sailors in Istanbul, Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters the Defense Department condemns the attack by an alleged group of nationalist Turkish youths.

The attacks were carried out by “what appeared to be thugs on the street,” Warren said. “These attackers are a great discredit upon the Turks and the Turkish reputation for hospitality. We enjoy a strong relationship with our NATO ally Turkey. We’re confident the Turks will rapidly and effectively investigate [the incident].”

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Topics: Military News

Veterans Day Deals Available to Troops

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 10, 2014 5:01:00 PM

Army News Service

Many restaurants and retailers are offering Veterans Day discounts or free meals to service members and veterans. Some offers even extend to family members.

National Parks and Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas are waiving entrance fees for veterans, service members and their families Nov. 11.

Most commercial establishments require proof of military service such as a military ID card or current leave and earnings statement, a driver's license with veteran's designation, DD 214 discharge paperwork, a veteran's organization card or a photograph in uniform.

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Topics: Military Benefits, Military Finance, Reserve/National Guard Members

Troops Establish Air Bridge for Ebola Response

Posted by Rebecca on Nov 10, 2014 12:32:10 PM

By Air Force Maj. Dale Greer
Joint Task Force Port Opening Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, Nov. 10, 2014 – More than 35 airmen and two Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived here recently to establish the 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron and fly humanitarian cargo into Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, the mission to fight Ebola in West Africa.

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Topics: National Guard News, Military News

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