Unknown WWII Service Member Receives France’s Highest Award

By Claudette RouloAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – The sacrifice made nearly 70 years ago by the unknown U.S. service member from World War II “helped change the tide of human history and deepen the bonds between [France and the United States],” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said … [Read more...]

Fox Discusses Posture, Threats in Asia-Pacific Region

By Amaani LyleAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox warned today against assuming a permissive environment for U.S. naval air and sea assets, saying threats continue to grow from rival military powers as well as from the … [Read more...]

Intelligence Leaders Detail Global Threats to Senate Panel

By Cheryl PellerinAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Global threats most critical to U.S. national security include Syria’s civil war and its spillover, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and deep cuts to America’s defense budget, two top intelligence leaders told a Senate … [Read more...]

DOD Official: U.S. Will Not Allow Iran to Acquire Nuclear Weapon

By Nick SimeoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Amid ongoing skepticism among lawmakers about Iran’s nuclear intentions, a senior Defense Department official told Congress today the United States will not allow Tehran to build a nuclear weapon, and that if Iran decided to use … [Read more...]

DOD to Mandate Documentation for Lost, Stolen CAC Cards

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here today. … [Read more...]

Locklear Kicks Off 33rd Cobra Gold Exercise in Thailand

By Terri Moon CronkAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – In a ceremony at Camp Akatosarot in Thailand today, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, kicked off the 33rd iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold. Cobra Gold 14 is designed to advance regional … [Read more...]

Special Report: Travels With Fox

American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox, the highest-ranking female official ever to serve in the Defense Department, visited with soldiers and sailors on her first such trip since taking office. Learn more about her trip in this American … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Hard Work Earns Recognition for Marine Cook

By Marine Corps Cpl. Cody HaasRegional Command SouthwestCAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014 – Infantry Marines stationed at Patrol Base Boldak with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, have few luxuries while patrolling an area in Afghanistan’s Helmand province that’s roughly … [Read more...]

Acting Deputy Secretary Visits Troops, Observes Training

American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox, the highest-ranking female official ever to serve in the Defense Department, visited with soldiers and sailors yesterday on her first such trip since taking office in December. Fox’s first stop was … [Read more...]

Women’s Mentorship Program Empowers Service Members

American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 – The Women’s Mentorship Network hosted a membership drive at Fort Hood, Texas, last week to broaden participation and send out updates for future meetings, a program spokeswoman said. Army Maj. Heather Gunther of 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry … [Read more...]