July 31, 2014
CORRECTED VERSION: Immunization Awareness Month Kicks Off in August
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and while vaccines are important for people of all ages, they’re vital to the Defense Department’s fighting force.
SOCOM Commander Praises Military Support Groups
The head of U.S. Special Operations Command has credited groups providing support to military families for the success of thousands of young adults who go on to choose a military career.
Recovery Center Shares Tips for Safeguarding Military Mail
Officials at the Mail Recovery Center in Atlanta hope to assist service members in recovering their lost items and offer tips to prevent misplacement or delays.
Sailor Shares Successful Mail Center Recovery Experience
FORT MEADE, Md. —
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Stilipec shared his story of how the Mail Recovery Center in Atlanta helped him finding a box he had mailed while he was serving in Afghanistan.
Face of Defense: Marine Keeps Conversation Flowing
CAMP HANSEN, Japan —
Marine Corps Sgt. Levi J. Slife's skill as a conversationalist helps him in his job as a joint terminal attack controller.
Officials Discuss Education, Careers for Military Children
Creating better education standards is key to preparing military children for college and future careers, the U.S. government’s top education official and the National Guard Bureau’s chief said.
July 30, 2014
Hagel Urges Cease-fire in Israel-Gaza Conflict
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed concern about the rising number of deaths in the conflict during a phone call with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, a Pentagon spokesman said.
James: Air Force Grapples With Congress to Fund Readiness
The Air Force fiscal 2015 budget request is shrinking because of Congressional priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016.
Defense Department Calls on North Korea to End Military Buildup
Amid reports of another round of missile launches, a Pentagon spokesman has called on North Korea to end its buildup.
Face of Defense: Amputee Pilot Inspires Fellow Airmen
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
Air Force Capt. Ryan McGuire completed pilot training despite losing a leg in a boating accident, and is now a motivational speaker to airmen.
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