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President Proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted November 8, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued today declaring the…

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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 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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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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Biden, Carter Applaud ‘Team MRAP’ as Production Ends

Posted October 4, 2012 by Story by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – Vice President Joe Biden today joined Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at a Pentagon ceremony marking the end of production of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle…

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Always remembered, never forgotten

Posted September 27, 2012 by Cpl. Mark Garcia

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan — Hundreds of Marines gathered to honor the lives of two fallen comrades killed during the attack on Camp Bastion, Sept. 14.

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Dempsey meets with Turks to discuss regional issues

Posted September 20, 2012 by Jim Garamone

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 17, 2012 – The paving stones on the Road of Lions leading to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum are purposely placed about three inches apart…

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At Eglin, F-35 fighter shaping the future of the military

Posted September 13, 2012 by Rob Johnson

Some of the speculation about looming federal budget cuts for the military has focused on Eglin Air Force Base, but Col. Andrew Toth sees a solid 50-year future there for his burgeoning training command. Toth is executive officer of the Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing, the global center for learning to fly and fix the…

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Obama Pledges Responsible Drawdown in Afghanistan

Posted September 6, 2012 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 – The United States will remain focused on the mission in Afghanistan while working toward ending the war in a responsible way that protects…

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Baltimore Marine awarded Silver Star for combat valor

Posted August 30, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Robert Storm

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — “I was exactly where I wanted to be, doing exactly what I wanted to do,” said Gunnery Sgt. Joseph F. Lurz, a native of Baltimore.

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