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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted May 24, 2013 by By Arthur Komori

Courtesy of Rosamaria Anzai, Komori’s daughter In honor of Asian American/Pacific Islander observances this month, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Command History Office staff submits the following extract from a letter written by Army Chief Warrant Officer Arthur Komori in 1949 to the commanding general of the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) Center, Camp…

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Message to all Department of Defense personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on civilian furloughs

Posted May 17, 2013 by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

“As you are fully aware, the Department of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected wartime operating costs, we…

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President proclaims May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2013

Posted May 17, 2013 by The President of the United States of America

A Proclamation Over the past three years, communities all across America have joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, which aims to help parents make healthy choices and give our children a strong start. Today, families have more of the tools and know-how they need to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Kids and adults are…

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It’s our job to keep terrorists guessing

Posted April 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein, USAF

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – Sitting one row behind me next to the window, she blended in with the other travelers, casually dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt layered under a pink short-sleeved shirt. We, and about 150 other airline passengers, were leaving Detroit for a long fight to Amsterdam Aug. 20. She…

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Good parents think, act like good NCOs

Posted April 19, 2013 by David W. Kuhns Sr.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The first line of defense against child abuse certainly lies with parents – those who are most often the abusers. Let me make a disclaimer right at the start: I am not an expert on child rearing. But I am a dad. And with the parenting thing almost at…

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IG recommends getting ‘back to basics,’ values

Posted April 19, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class John Phillips

Similar to the restructuring in early the 1990s, our Army is transforming from one in conflict to a peacetime force. This is not an easy transition and requires patience, understanding and dedication to the Army’s Values. As funding, available personnel and resources contract, we will all be tempted to cut corners and find the easiest…

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Paying tribute to our Military Children

Posted April 12, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

For decades, the armed forces have called on people to serve this great nation, and throughout that time, their children have served right alongside them. In honor of their courage and support, then-Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated each April as the Month of the Military Child in 1986. Before Weinberger’s proclamation however, it was assumed…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Posted April 5, 2013 by Secretary Chuck Hagel

To all Department of Defense Personnel: This month, the Department of Defense observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with the theme “We own it…we’ll solve it…together.” Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an opportunity for the entire DoD community — service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at every level —…

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Medal of Honor has distinguished history

Posted March 29, 2013 by Scout Reports

Monday marked the 150th year the Medal of Honor has been presented to service members. On March 25, 1863, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton presented Medals of Honor to six of the surviving members of Andrew’s Raiders. They were the first medals ever presented. March 25 was declared National Medal of Honor Day by the…

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Keeping age out of the ring – Soldier perseveres as female boxer

Posted March 29, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. April Moreland steps into the ring with Staff Sgt. Quentin McCoy, coach. Moreland practices hitting the mitts McCoy is wearing. Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29….

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