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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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Joint Strike Fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Posted June 21, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program — the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history — is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning, Frank Kendall said the F-35 will be…

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Panetta Lifts F-22 Raptor Flight Restrictions

Posted July 26, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is satisfied the Air Force has identified the cause of hypoxia-like symptoms 12 F-22 pilots suffered…

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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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Face of Defense: Marine Earns Top-Shooter Status

Posted April 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Paul Peterson

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 23, 2012 – Gunnery Sgt. Joshua A. Peterson is one of the few riflemen to earn a coveted place on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, where the time-honored art of...

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Defense, Interior Departments Join Forces on Renewable Energy

Posted August 9, 2012 by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2012 – The Defense and Interior departments are teaming up to strengthen energy security and reduce military utility costs.

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Pentagon Ceremony Marks Marine Corps’ 237th Birthday

Posted November 15, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 – As the U.S. Marine Corps approaches its 237th birthday Nov. 10, military officials gathered at the Pentagon today to enjoy a slice of both the service’s storied history and its ceremonial cake.

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U.S., Japan Agree on Okinawa Troop Relocation

Posted May 3, 2012 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 – U.S. and Japanese officials announced yesterday the two nations have agreed on a plan to relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The joint statement of the U.S.-Japan...

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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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Panetta Details Steps Needed to End al-Qaida Threat

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 – For the United States and its alliesending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where violent extremism has flourished, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said tonight.

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