First Lady: 100 Companies to Hire 100,000 Vets by 2015

By Cheryl PellerinAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 – First Lady Michelle Obama announced today that more than 100 construction industry companies have committed to hiring more than 100,000 military veterans over the next five years. Obama and Labor Secretary Thomas E. … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Marine Trains With Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski1st Marine Logistics GroupCAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 – Because part of being a Marine is finding ways to improve unit effectiveness and efficiency, most units have training noncommissioned officers who find beneficial courses and classes for their … [Read more...]

Soldiers See Russian History at Sochi Opening Ceremony

By Gary Sheftick and Tim HippsArmy News ServiceSOCHI, Russia, Feb. 9, 2014 – Team USA marched into Fisht Olympic Stadium to thunderous applause during an opening ceremony choreographed to highlight centuries of Russian folklore and history. Ten soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are … [Read more...]

Chairman Promises Vigorous Military Ethics Campaign

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2014 – Recent lapses in military ethics have Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s full attention, and he promises a military campaign to reinvigorate the profession of arms. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made the pledge in … [Read more...]

Hagel, Foreign Minister Discuss U.S.-Japan Alliance

American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met at the Pentagon yesterday to discuss ways to deepen and enhance bilateral cooperation, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. In a statement … [Read more...]

Balance Key to Fiscal 2015 Budget Reductions, Hagel Says

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 – Balance is the key to handling budget reductions for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today. Hagel has to cut $41 billion from the president’s planned fiscal 2015 budget … [Read more...]

Hagel Will Appoint Senior Officer to Guide Ethics Effort

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced his intention to appoint a senior general officer to oversee the effort to strengthen ethical behavior in the Defense Department. “Competence and character are not mutually … [Read more...]

U.S. Continues to Plan for Post-2014 Afghan Mission, Hagel Says

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 – The United States continues to plan for a post-2014 training and assistance mission in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today, despite the fact that Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to delay the signing of an … [Read more...]

Obama Nominates Work as Next Deputy Defense Secretary

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 – President Barack Obama has nominated retired Marine Corps Col. Robert O. Work as the next deputy secretary of defense. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had recommended Work – who previously served as undersecretary of the Navy … [Read more...]

‘My Army Benefits’ Website Scam Targets Soldiers, Families

Army News ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 – The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families. The “My Army Benefits” website is not an official website, officials said, and is … [Read more...]