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The city's Veterans Committee recognized four veterans who had brick pavers installed recently in the plaza: John Lassiter and Anthony Clay Ward of the U.S. Marines, James Raymond Pugh of the U.S. Navy and Allen Fulton Whittington of the U.S. Army. Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Pocopanni ...
CAMP COMMANDO, Afghanistan — A major buildup of Afghanistan's commando force, part of a strategy to fight insurgents who contest or control nearly half of the country's districts, could have a detrimental effect on conventional army units, already beaten down by years of combat, corruption and ...

After weeks of the U.S. military and veterans community melting down over that viral dino puppet reenlistment video, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein decided it would be a great idea to drop his own puppet video featuring Elmo and Abby from Sesame Street on Twitter to mark the end of April's ...
As a new Army Reserve ambassador to the 88th Readiness Division, he will serve as an ombudsman for the Army Reserve. He is one of three ambassadors to Illinois, which has one of the largest concentrations of Army Reservists in the Northcentral Region that spans from Ohio to the Pacific. His job will be ...
Specifically, the Army wants to add a CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter battalion to the 101st Airborne Division as well as fill out its 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, potentially to full capacity, in Europe, according to Maj. Gen. Frank Tate. The director of aviation at the Pentagon with the Army's operations, plans ...
Michael D. Healy, a highly decorated Army major general who became a paragon for Green Berets, especially when he led them in Vietnam after a scandalous murder case in 1969 had depleted morale, died on April 14 at a hospital near his home in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 91. The cause was a heart ...

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt assumed the leadership of the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks directorate here April 13, taking the reins from Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis, who retired in a separate ceremony later in the day. The change of ...
The Army has been assigning behavioral health providers to operational units, and more soldiers are receiving care in an outpatient setting, instead of ... created director of psychological health positions at every wing, and the Air Force Reserve is doing the same, said Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen.
Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, then the commanding general for U.S. Army Europe, said in 2016 that he has seen Russian “electronic warfare capability at a tactical level that we absolutely don't have.” Syria has proven to become, as STRATFOR notes, “the ultimate testing ground” for the Russian military. “Moscow's ...
She's one of just more than a dozen who have graduated from the U.S. Army's premier infantry leadership school. "The accomplishments of 1st Lt. Emily Lilly are a direct reflection of her drive and determination to achieve every goal she has set for herself,” said West Virginia Adjutant General, Maj. Gen.
Until recently, the Air Force had a goal of saving $1 billion over five years. Thanks to progress already made in category management, that goal has doubled, explained Brig. Gen. Cameron Holt, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency commander, whose AFIMSC-subordinate organization executes the ...
Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard ... “Ultimately, Airmen are always encouraged to focus on their own self-improvement and life-long learning,” said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso ...
Rotation numbers have risen slightly Army-wide over the past five years, according to data provided by Paul Boyce, a spokesman for U.S. Army Forces ... And it will happen over a four-year period, with training increasing on that timeline and the CTC rotation occurring in the third year of the cycle, Lt. Gen.
Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Nadja Y. West, Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) C. Forrest Faison III and Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger testified on the posture of the ... “Our greatest responsibility continues to be the readiness and support of a highly deployed Navy and Marine Corps team,” the Navy surgeon general said.
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson and Dr. William Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, discuss the TechStars Autonomous Technology Accelerator for the Air Force Demo Day at the Westin Hotel in Boston with John Beatty, executive director ...
Boeing/Sikorsky Together, Bell Alone On U.S. Army Next-Gen Helo · Boeing/Sikorsky Link Up On U.S. Army Next-Gen Helo; Bell Alone · U.S. Army Leadership Prioritizes Next-Gen Rotorcraft · U.S. Air Force Seeks Relief From FAA's NextGen Mandate · Round Two Of Battle Over Russian Rocket Engines 83.
Retired Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc served as commander of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command Africa from April 2015 to June 2017. Africa will soon be home to a quarter of the world's population. Unfortunately, the pace of economic development will not sustain its rapid population growth and ...

This very bond is what Larry Stratton and Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, the Marine Corps' director of intelligence, found in each other. Despite their separation in distance and experience over the years, both men were unknowingly joined from the moment they made their impressions on those yellow footprints at ...
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Eric M. Smith, right, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, presents a Silver Star to U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Philip H. Sauer's siblings at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 24, 2018. Marks met the 25-year-old Lt. Sauer, who grew up in Coronado and St.
“That is truly amazing,” commencement speaker Maj. Gen. Allan Elliott, Army Materiel Command chief of staff and assistant deputy commander for the Army Reserve, said. ... Brian Brennan, assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was accompanied by his service dog, Rocky. ... Class leader Lt. Col.
The Air Force has awarded five small businesses contracts that could top out at $950 million for the rapid development of new cyber capabilities. ... Join us on May 3 as we host a one-day transformative conversation on how dynamic, holistic, and metric-driven approaches to understanding Cyber Exposure ...
More than 70 representatives from major commands and functional communities across the Air Force gathered in Arlington, Virginia, April 11-13, 2018, ... Maj. Gen. Kim Crider opened the Chief Data Office Workshop with an overview of objectives for the week and an interactive discussion on the Chief Data ...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army's Rapid Capabilities Office is delving into a few long-range fires projects, which ventures from its original priorities set ... with the one-star general newly in charge of the Army's LRPF modernization efforts to ensure what the RCO is synced with the Army's vision. Brig. Gen.
At center, Brig. Gen. William J. Walker, acting commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard, accompanied by Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean, II, adjutant general, D.C. National Guard, and CW5 Michael R. Jewett, D.C. National Guard command chief warrant officer, signs a proclamation declaring ...
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look Around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein speaks to Airmen at the 34th Space Symposium, the Alpha Warrior Tour kicks off, and Schriever Air Force Base is the preferred location for the Joint Force Space Component staff ...
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, views one of SpaceX's two Falcon Heavy rocket boosters while attending a reception before the 2nd National Space Council meeting at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Feb. 20, 2018. The council met to discuss and hear ...
The Senate unanimously confirmed Lt. Gen Paul Nakasone as the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency in a voice ... Nakasone has been the commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command since October 2016, when he also assumed control of U.S. Cyber ...
The Air Force is among the military services that are urging Congress to make the program permanent. But as a general matter, studies performed for the Air Force indicated that added career flexibility was a highly-important incentive for both recruiting and retention, particularly for women, said Lt. Gen.
... the 1st Marine Division's command post on Camp Pendleton, Maj. Gen. Eric Smith will present to Sauer's siblings a Silver Star medal awarded posthumously to their brother. It's the third-highest medal for personal battlefield bravery but it never would have gone to Sauer if it hadn't been for Little, U.S. Rep.
Aviation Heritage Park Director Emeritus Col. Arnie Franklin (left), and Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry pose for a picture Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in front of a ... Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry and Arnie Franklin, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, are part of the group that formed the Aviation Heritage Park.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal. ... Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow, head of the Army's recruiting command, predicted late last year that the higher enlistment goal would be difficult to meet, considering economic ...
VanDeCasteele will serve as the executive director until Brig. Gen. John Laskodi takes command. He has been selected to serve as the new commanding general for both organizations, but will not arrive until a later date. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, ...
Yet our principal method of developing leaders falls short of producing optimal states of personnel readiness. The Army's culture of leadership development underpins only one developmental method — a teacher-student model — which fails to produce enough agile and adaptable leaders capable of ...
Jay Raymond, the head of Air Force Space Command, who would be the military general that would direct movements during space war. (Raymond reports to Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, the combatant command that nuclear and space war.) More diversely positioning assets in space ...
“You know,” said Marine Maj. Gen. Clifton B. Cates to a war correspondent on the eve of Operation Detachment, the invasion of Iwo Jima, “if I knew ... He fought in the Great War with the Marine Brigade of the U.S. Army's 2nd Division at Verdun, Belleau Wood, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne.
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks about the essential role Airmen play in space superiority, during the 34th Space Symposium April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During his remarks Goldfein emphasized that each Airman, regardless of specialty, should understand the ...
"We are at an inflection point, and we can no longer afford to choose between near-term readiness and modernization,” Lt. Gen. John M. Murray, the Army's deputy chief of staff for programs, told the House Armed Services Committee's tactical air and land forces subcommittee. The development of new ...
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met ...
“This is an ongoing investigation,” said Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, the commanding general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. “We take every discrimination claim seriously and afford all members of our community the right to equality. The command embraces the diversity ...
“This concept is proven in industry and we validated it with the Air Force scientist community,” said Lt. Col Craig Cude, Talent Marketplace lead at AFPC. ... from one-size-fits-all development and looks toward flexible paths and approaches to help maximize and retain our talented Airmen,” said Maj. Gen.
WIESBADEN, Germany — U.S. Army Europe's new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the ... Abernethy takes over for Command Sgt. Maj. ... Christopher Cavoli, who took over from Lt. Gen.
The Iraqi air force conducted an airstrike near Hajin, Syria, against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists operating near the Iraq-Syria border today, ... and to maintain their country's internal security,” said Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert B. Sofge, the task force's deputy commanding general of operations.
Lt Gen Bunch may have provided a clue on how cost containment is progressing with B-21. Senator Angus King of Maine asked Lt Gen Bunch whether the programme was falling within the parameters of the contract in terms of cost, but Lt Gen Bunch responded that costs are falling within the parameters of ...
Overcome another objective. Motivate each other and cross the finish line,” Brig. Gen. Robert Whittle Jr., the U.S. Army Engineer School commandant, said ... The Fort Campbell soldiers competed against dozens of other Army teams, as well as a Marine Corps captain gunnery sergeant from Camp Lejeune, ...
Army Maj. Gen. Michael Stone, Task Force 46 commander and a Michigan National Guard member, held a mock press conference April 10 to kick off the exercise. "Task Force 46 serves as the command and control of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Element Bravo, coordinating efforts in ...
Now, Brig. Gen. Epperly is commander of the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division of the Army National Guard, which is also known as the Blue and Gray Division. The 51-year-old replaced Maj. Gen. Blake Ortner, who was chosen for a position with the Reserve Forces in the office of the Secretary of ...
The Department of Defense will find the money to pay for National Guard troops to work along the United States' southern border, but the total cost is impossible to know at this time, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday.
COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is being redesigned for speed. After a four-month review, SMC Commander Lt. Gen. J.T. Thompson will begin the restructuring of the massive organization that oversees a $6 billion space portfolio. In a keynote speech Tuesday at ...
OmegaA, formerly known as the Next Generation Launch Vehicle, is Orbital ATK's candidate booster to launch intermediate- and heavy-class military satellites for the U.S. Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. The rocket will compete with United Launch Alliance, Boeing and ...
The report assesses the gaps between the actual number of fighter pilots that the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy have and the number of positions they are ... Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, walks out to an F-35A Lightning II with Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger, 58th Fighter Squadron ...


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