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Naval Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

US Navy News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:54am
An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy—Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 23 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military's newest officers.

Old Guard Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

US Army - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Across Arlington National Cemetery this weekend, adjacent to each of the often stark white, simple grave stones, a tiny American flag has been placed into the ground as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.

Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

US Army - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread. But those same citizens might be heartened to know that government agencies that receive their tax dollars are audited just the same, to ensure that money is properly spent

AMC commander talks sustainment at AUSA forum

US Army - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00pm
The commander of Army Materiel Command stressed partnership, collaboration and communication with industry as the key to navigating the challenging times currently faced by the Army, May 20, 2014, during the Association of the United States Army's Sustainment "Hot Topic" Forum, in Arlington, Va.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command remembers, pays tribute to fallen heroes

US Army - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Family members and fellow Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Special Operations community gathered May 22, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C., to pay tribute and respect to fallen Special Operations Soldiers, in a memorial ceremony.

Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

US Army - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00pm
The Department of Defense notified Congress May 23, 2014, of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

2013 Sailors of the Year Advanced to Chief Petty Officer

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:10pm
The 2013 Sailor of the Year winners were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial, May 22.

Mayor of New York City Hosts Fleet Week Welcome Event

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 8:55pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a breakfast and press conference honoring Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen at Gracie Mansion, May 22.

Enhance Your Career Through Conversion

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:41pm
Looking to maximize your Navy career? Conversion programs allow Sailors to make a major job change and potentially have better opportunities for advancement.

USS Vella Gulf to Enter Black Sea

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:13pm
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) will enter the Black Sea Friday, May 23, to promote peace and stability in the region.

Ships Sail into New York Harbor, kicking off Fleet Week New York 2014

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:21pm
Two U.S. Navy ships, the guided—missile destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS McFaul (DDG 74) cruised through the New York Harbor, kicking off 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21.

Insect-inspired technology to extend situational awareness

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers' missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily detectable.

Army, NASA, university collaboration promotes additive manufacturing

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Additive manufacturing is changing the way organizations design and manufacture products around the world.

Beefier carbines en route to Soldiers

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
A thicker barrel will efficiently dissipate heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4.

China-U.S. cooperating on natural disaster mitigation, says top Army engineer

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cooperating with China on a number of fronts involving areas of mutual interest, such as storm and earthquake mitigation, according to the USACE commander.

NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

Researchers enable next generation of Army's construction simulation

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
U.S. Army researchers are developing technologies to enable the next generation of simulators for training uniformed construction and combat engineers.

Navy Bands kick—off 2014 Fleet Week New York festivities

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:07pm
The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band kicked—off Fleet Week New York with a free concert in Bryant Park, May 20, featuring a wide variety of musical styles including traditional concert band literature, pop, Jazz and patriotic favorites.

Transportation Chief: Atrophied deployment skills must be bolstered

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army has been at war for nearly 13 years now in Afghanistan. And while many units have deployed, some multiple times, Army leaders say units may be lacking the pre-deployment readiness skills that will be necessary for future operations.

SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.