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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.

MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers

US Army - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army chief of staff recognized 28 company-grade commissioned and warrant officers for epitomizing the ideals of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards -- duty, honor, country -- during a standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, June 30, 2014.

U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability

US Army - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00pm
The commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade presented the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Defense Missile Command with the historic release of U.S. Air and Missile Defense doctrine specifically approved for South Korea's Patriot force, May 29, 2014, at the Air Defense Missile Command headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Navy Swaps Dallas, Norfolk Inactivation Dates

US Navy News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:04pm
Today, the Navy announced changes to the inactivation timelines for two Los Angeles—class submarines that are scheduled to retire from active service.

173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

US Army - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.

Essex Conducts Change of Command

US Navy News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:51pm
A change of command ceremony was held aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), May 28 where Capt. Peter M. Mantz relieved Capt. Joker L. Jenkins as Essex's commanding officer.

SSLA Women's Leadership Symposium Registrations Available for Norfolk Sailors

US Navy News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:49pm
Nearly 400 Navy—funded registrations are now available for Sailors to attend the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA) 27th Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS).

Employers Learn Benefits of Hiring Wounded Warriors and Veterans

US Navy News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:01am
Employers from across the country attended the 4th annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, May 28—29 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

US Army - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.