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President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

US Army - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

US Army - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

Training Accident Occurs at Navy Outlying Field Spencer

US Navy News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:51pm
A mishap involving a Training Air Wing FIVE TH—57 Sea Ranger helicopter occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. CDT on June 5 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field's Navy Outlying Landing Field Spencer in Pace, Fla.

USS Vella Gulf Hosts Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

US Navy News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:13am
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) welcomed aboard U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania, June 5.

US Navy F/A—18E Super Hornet Impacts Water During Approach to USS Carl Vinson

US Navy News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:46am
A U.S. Navy F/A—18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PST on June 4 while operating off the coast of southern California.

Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

Continental Congress authorizes Army

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

Sailors Attend "The Last Ship" Premiere

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:44pm
Sailors attended Michael Bay's "The Last Ship" premiere at the Newseum, June 4.

Naval District Washington Honors Battle of Midway Anniversary

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Hundreds of Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and a handful of World War II veterans commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4.

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:09pm
USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyers to be forward deployed there.

Wounded Warriors Hit the Ground Running at Navy Trials

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:00am
The Wounded Warrior Team Navy Trials begin June 4 in Norfolk, Va., as seriously wounded, ill and injured service members face off in archery, shooting, swimming and wheelchair basketball.

13 Nations to Participate in 42nd Annual Exercise BALTOPS 2014

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 7:06am
Thirteen nations are scheduled to participate in the 42nd annual joint exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, set for June 6—21, in the Baltic Sea.

NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center

US Army - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.

Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

US Army - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration

US Army - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

Commands to See E8 Selection Results Wednesday

US Navy News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:01pm
The results of the FY15 Senior Chief Petty Officer selection board will be released on command BUPERS Online (BOL) Wednesday, June 4, at 9 a.m. EDT, providing commanding officers the opportunity to notify Sailors of the selection results 24 hours prior to public release.

First Lady, Sailors Celebrate PCU Illinois' Keel Laying

US Navy News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:28pm
First Lady Michelle Obama's initials were welded onto a metal plate as Sailors from Pre—Commissioning Unit Illinois (SSN 786) looked on during a keel—laying ceremony for the new fast—attack submarine, June 2.

SECNAV Formally Names USS Tripoli

US Navy News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:21am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally named USS Tripoli (LHA 7) May 30 during an evening parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos at Marine Barracks Washington.