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Dempsey Releases Concept to Build Joint Force 2020

Posted October 11, 2012 by Story by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — At the heart of the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations released today by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

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Officials Discuss Troop Numbers, Partnership With Afghanistan

Posted March 29, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 ““ Troop numbers “” both Afghan and coalition “” were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security…

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Marines practice crisis response mission, render humanitarian aid

Posted April 26, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Casey Scarpulla

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Casey Scarpulla Marines and Sailors provide medical aid and disaster assistance at Kiwanis Park in Yuma, Ariz. during a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Recovery Exercise conducted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, April 19. The exercise was conducted to test and improve studentsí capabilities…

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New Financial Guidance May Help Troops as They Move

Posted June 28, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – Homeowners with military transfer orders will be immediately eligible for short sales under new guidance to mortgage servicers that may help tens of thousands of military…

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Panetta Explains DOD Role in Nation’s Cyberdefense

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department’s responsibility in cybersecurity…

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Panetta Credits Peleliu for Helping to Reach Turning Point in War

Posted April 12, 2012 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – The United States has reached a turning point after a decade of conflict, but must stay the course to continue to face down terrorism and other threats — including a debt Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said…

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

Posted June 21, 2013 by David Vergun

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

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DOD Leaders: Sequestration Threatens Military’s Successes

Posted July 12, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29. The secretary…

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Officials Improve Process for Transition to Civilian Life

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by David Vergun

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 – Officials from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments participated in a panel discussion here Oct. 19 on efforts to prepare service members for the transition to civilian life. Danny Pummill, director of VA/DOD liaison for Veterans Affairs, and Susan S. Kelly, director of DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, explained…

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Panetta Vows to Continue Fighting Sexual Assault in Military

Posted April 19, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2012 – With the release of an annual report today on sexual assault in the military, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta vowed to continue fighting to stamp out the crime among service members. DOD officials delivered the Report on Sexual Assault in the Military to the House…

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