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Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization

US Navy News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:55am
During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio—class fleet ballistic—missile and two guided—missile submarines July 9, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic—missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions.

RIMPAC Sets the Scene for HA/DR

US Navy News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:43pm
U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) conducted a two—day scene setter here for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) scenario of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 5—6.

First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President

US Navy News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:32pm
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieved Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., as the 55th president and first Navy SEAL in command of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, during a change of command ceremony with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, July 8.

Revised SDAP Rates Announced

US Navy News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:49pm
Revisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7.

Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark

US Navy News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:59pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, embarked the People's Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T—AH 866) for a tour, while it is in port for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 in Pearl Harbor July 2.

USS Howard Returns from Deployment

US Navy News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:48pm
The guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) returned to Naval Base San Diego from a seven—month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, July 3.

Navy Surgeon General Pays Visit to Mercy During RIMPAC

US Navy News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:41pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan visited the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T—AH 19) June 29 while it is in port for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

CVW—5 Commander Captures Historic Milestone

US Navy News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:58am
As the sun set over waters south of China, the commander of the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed air wing was on approach to Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)

USS Gettysburg Roommates Recognized For Excellence

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:19pm
Lt. Lindsey Smith and Lt j.g. Kiley Provenzano are assigned to the Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and have been roommates on the ship for the last 18 months.

United States Navy Promotes Michelle Howard to 4—Star Admiral

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:18am
The United States Navy promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of four—star admiral July 1 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

20th Annual CARAT Philippines 2014 Concludes On Board USS John S. McCain In Subic Bay

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:37am
The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines wrapped up with a closing ceremony on board the guided missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), July 1st.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits Fast—Attack Submarine USS North Carolina

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:23am
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, paid a visit June 30 to the Virginia—class fast attack submarine USS North Carolina on Joint Base Pearl Harbor—Hickam, in conjunction with the world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Navy Nominates Bay Defense Alliance for Fisher Award

US Navy News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:12pm
The Chief of Naval Personnel announced the Bay Defense Alliance is the Navy's nominee for the Calendar Year 2013 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.

AF upgrades official website

US Air Force News - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:00pm
The official website of the U.S. Air Force is taking a step forward in the information age Aug. 2 with a new look and greater functionality for today's Internet user.

The latest version of Air Force Link boasts features that make it more accessible including mobile device and computer software compatibility, more interaction opportunities through social media and easier navigation.

"The redesigned sites will not only look better to the general public, they'll also be more powerful for website managers across the Air Force thanks to increased functionality on the back end of the new system," said Brig. Gen. Les A. Kodlick, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs director, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. "This is a huge undertaking for the Air Force Public Web team at the Air Force Public Affairs Agency that has been in the works for more than a year."
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A tribute to a warrior, patriot and hero to all Airmen

US Air Force News - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:44am
I am the very proud son of an American fighter pilot, one of that treasured group who served in three wars, built an Air Force, and gave it an enduring example of courage and mission success.

My dad was a hero. As a young man, I asked him who his combat heroes were; he gave me only two names. One was Major General Frederick "Boots" Blesse and the other was Colonel George E. "Bud" Day. My dad was not easily impressed, so I knew that if they were his heroes, they were very, very special men. I was right.
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Help is a good thing: colonel, sexual assault survivor recounts experience

US Air Force News - Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:55am
The first in a video series of survivor stories, an Air Force colonel shared her graphic, first-hand experience with sexual assault in 1988.

After years of silence about the incident, Col. Pamela Lincoln voluntarily shared her experience with the hope that it might empower other survivors to come forward for the emotional, medical and legal support they need.

Interestingly, the path to her participation in this video was not sexual assault, but post-traumatic stress disorder. Lincoln was assigned to Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., when she learned a senior NCO in her unit had survived the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured.
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Air Force Week in Photos

US Air Force News - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 11:26am
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

US Air Force News - Thu, 07/25/2013 - 12:43pm
Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several force management programs the Air Force will implement during fiscal 2014 to meet end-strength goals, said Lt. Col. John Barlett, the AFPC operations division chief.
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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

US Air Force News - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:26pm
It's not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who've been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that.

The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is emotional, scarring the mental health of our Airmen, often in enduring ways. As an institution, we must foster a culture that nourishes dignity and respect for fellow Airmen. The health of our Airmen and the readiness of our force demands it.
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Sexual assault prevention focus group visits begin at Wright-Patterson

US Air Force News - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:02pm
To better understand and deter sexual assault within the service, Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office director, kicked off the first in a series of visits to installations with a stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, July 22-23.

Woodward hosted focus groups with senior leaders, junior military members and survivors to get a pulse on Airmen's thoughts regarding sexual assault.

During the visit, Woodward challenged senior leaders to inspire and set the tone for change.
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