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Archive for May 3rd, 2013

DOD Counters Internet Posts on Religion Issue

Compliments of: By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service   Internet posts making the rounds claiming that the Defense Department will court-martial service members who espouse Christianity are not true, a Pentagon spokesman said today. “The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the […]


President Obama Signs Minnesota Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of April 9-11, 2013.  Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations […]


Ceremony Honors Fallen Military Medical Personnel

By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service   Military medical professionals who made the ultimate sacrifice in the last decade of war were the best the nation had to offer for their selflessness in the name of freedom, the Pentagon’s top health care official said here today. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense […]


Unemployment Down for all Veterans in April

Compliments of: by Alex Horton   Earlier today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of April. The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.2 percent last month—a drop from 7.1 percent in March and still below the national average of 7.5 percent. For post-9/11 Veterans, the rate dropped to […]


NFL Player Shares His Army Story

Compliments of: By Lee Elder Nashville Recruiting Battalion Before starting his second season in the National Football League, Army Reserve 1st Lt. Collin Mooney embarked on a two-week tour of area schools to support Army recruiting. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Collin Mooney, a fullback for the Tennessee Titans, arm-wrestles with Tennessee high school senior Ladarian […]


Defense Contracts – May 03, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS today were awarded to the following companies:   DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY Coast Produce Co., Los Angeles, Calif., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery, requirements-type contract to provide fresh fruits and vegetables (FF&V), live potted plants, and ornamental produce for resale at 36 commissary store locations in Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) West Area, considered […]


Army Casualty – Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit on April 27, with an improvised explosive device […]


Army Casualties – Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, Pfc. Charles P. McClure, 21

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.  They were assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed were: […]

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