DOD Funds Study of Omega 3 Benefit in Reducing Suicides

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2012 – The Defense Department is funding a new study to determine if something as simple as drinking smoothies with high concentrations of the fatty acids found in fish oils can...

DOD Develops Energy Strategy for Future Force

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2012 – The Defense Department is developing an energy strategy that will carry it forward for decades, Sharon E. Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational energy pla...

Ham Closes Southern Accord Praising U.S.-Botswana Partnership

Botswana, Aug. 16, 2012 . The commander of U.S. Africa Command closed one of the largest joint exercises ever conducted on the African continent here today, praising the Botswanan military as a capabl...

Pentagon Reaches Out to Food Services to Promote Nutrition

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2012 – Military food and beverage workers who gathered in San Antonio today for an annual training workshop were met with an appeal from a senior Defense Department official: he...

New Malaria Task Forces Will Address Top Africa Killer

STUTTGART, Germany, June 13, 2012 – Two new task forces being stood up by U.S. Africa Command have set their sights on one of the biggest killers on the continent: the mosquito. Malaria – that sam...

C-130s Aid Wildfire Suppression Efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Sept. 14, 2011 – Six Department of Defense C-130 Hercules aircraft under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command continue to aid efforts to control wildfires...

DOD Announces Renewable Energy Project Review Results

The Department of Defense announced today that a comprehensive review of 249 renewable energy projects proposed in 35 states and Puerto Rico found that 229 have little or no impact on military mission...

Department Recognizes Environmental Stewards

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 – The Defense Department today recognized its best stewards of the nation’s natural and cultural resources at a Pentagon ceremony marking the 2011 Secretary of Defense Env...

DOD Teachers Take on Mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 – Judy Ryan has taught English as a second language in five countries over the past 15 years, but this is her first year teaching in a war zone. Thomas Wiglesworth, a teach...

Students’ Robot Submarines Enter the Ring in Gladiator-Themed Competition

July 19, 2012, Thirty-two teams of high school and college engineering students are putting underwater robots through their paces in gladiator-themed missions at the 15th annual RoboSub Competition, J...

Face of Defense: Mine Detection Dogs Clear Afghan Roads

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, July 13, 2012 – Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Black moved back toward the mine clearance vehicle to watch from a safe distance as a team traced the wire of a suspected improv...

Overcoming Pride to Prevent Suicide

2/7/2012 – VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) – As my office has just completed a resiliency stand-down day, I am struck by the increasing numbers of suicides in the Air Force every year. Th...

U.S. Forces Rescue Second Iranian Vessel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 – For the second time in a week, a U.S. vessel has rescued Iranian mariners from a distressed vessel in regional waters. A team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd, ...

Face of Defense: Military Dog Survives Snakebite

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2011 – Dingo, a 5-year-old Marine Corps military working dog, has survived a bout with a poisonous snake. Dingo, a German shepherd, was struck b...

Interagency Exercise Hones Rescue Operations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 – The largest federal interagency exercise for personnel rescue and recovery began Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 9 with joint, coalition, interagency and intern...

Air Mobility Command’s Response Saves Lives

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 – In wars, natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies, the Air Mobility Command’s real-time global response capability saves lives and brings people home, Air Force ...

Eye Clinic Restores Sight, Hope for Malawians

BLILONGWE, Malawi, May 12, 2011 – Few memories from a medical exercise that wraps up here today stand out so vividly for a team of Army ophthalmologists than the moment when an elderly cataract-surg...

Fallen Marine’s Family Adopts His Best Friend

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Feb. 4, 2011 – “Whatever is mine is his,” Marine Corps Pfc. Colton W. Rusk wrote about Eli, his military working dog, in the final days of their deployment in Afg...

Semper Fi Society of St. Louis Speech

Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, Newark, and Washington. Took off fully loaded with men, women and children—all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft ...

Navy-Marine Corps Sustainability Program Earns Prestigious Award

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) received the 2010 Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design or Development Initiative Award...

30 Days Through Afghanistan

30 Days Through Afghanistan The web-based project kicks off Feb. 8 and aims to bring the people, the mission and the experiences of ISAF’s 44 participating nations to a worldwide audience throug...

Reflections from Afghanistan

Reflections #1, 19 Jan 2010 Family and Friends, Yesterday I traveled to visit one of the many possible construction sites around the country – this one to improve traffic flow for Coalition trucks. ...

Task Force Energy Forum 2009

RADM Collum and Energy Security Panel (WMA 29.9MB) (MP3 25.97MB) SECNAV Mabus (WMA 12.1MB) (MP3 36.1MB) CNO ADM Roughead (WMA 9.79MB) (MP3 29MB) CMC GEN Conway (WMA 14.1MB) (MP3 42.1MB) MG Payne and P...
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