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Marine Controllers Keep Eyes Skyward

Compliments of:  Marine Aircraft Wing The radar room and control tower here never shut down. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ralph F. Pyles III, an approach controller with the Air Traffic Control tower, watches as an aircraft touches down on a runway at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, Nov. 21, 2013. U.S. […]


DOD Announces Transfer of 3 Guantanamo Detainees

Compliments of: American Forces Press Service The Department of Defense today announced the transfer of Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of Slovakia, according to a DOD news release.  These three detainees are the last ethnic Uighur Chinese nationals to be transferred from […]


Airman Embraces Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month

By Air Force Senior Airman Aubrey White “Diversidad estimula la creatividad, facilitando el desarrollo de ideas y soluciones para resolver desafíos complejos. La creatividad es impulsada por nuestras características únicas, apoyadas por experiencias personales, antecedentes sociales y culturales, y nuestra fortaleza educativa y filosófica. Estas características facilitan múltiples puntos de vista, ideas y soluciones; y […]


Wounded Warrior Praises Family’s Support

By Donna Miles – American Forces Press Service Playing the role of Army Lt. Col. Mick Canales, a combat-wounded double amputee in the 2012 movie, “Battleship,” Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson didn’t flinch for a minute before stepping from his vehicle, one prosthetic leg at a time, and, declaring, “I got it,” before defeating an extraterrestrial […]


Key Administration Posts – Steven Anthony, Susan McCue, Deb Miller, Catherine Ann Novelli

Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:   Steven Anthony – Member, Railroad Retirement Board Susan McCue – Member, Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Deb Miller  – Member, Surface Transportation Board Catherine Ann Novelli – Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, […]


Presidential Nominations: David Jeremiah Barron, Mark G. Mastroianni, Indira Talwani

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE – September 24, 2013 David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, vice Michael Boudin, retired. Mark G. Mastroianni, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts, vice Michael A. Ponsor, retired. Indira Talwani, of Massachusetts, to be […]


All-Army Wrestler Sets Sights on Olympics

By Army Sgt. Tamika Dillard   Army Capt. William “Billy” Simpson learned from an early age to never give up on his dreams. With that always on his mind, his dream to become a soldier and a world-class wrestler is now a reality. Army Capt. William “Billy” Simpson, a field artillery officer with 1st Battalion, […]


Army Casualties – Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins, 32, Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill, 30, Spc. Joshua J. Strickland, 23

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 21, at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire while conducting range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Killed were:   Staff Sgt. Liam […]


Joint Task Force Bravo Brings Medical Care to More than 800 in Honduras

Compliments of: Capt. Zachary Anderson – Honduras    Members of Joint Task Force Bravo partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health to provide medical care to more than 800 people in the remote villages of Usilibis and Raya in Honduras, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise last week. The training exercises “allow us to maintain […]


Obama Describes Core US Interests in the Middle East

By Jim Garamone   In a speech at the United Nations today, President Barack Obama described key United States’ interests in North Africa and the Middle East and made clear America is prepared to use force to back them up. “The United States of America is prepared to use all elements of our power, including […]


Sarasota National Cemetery Employees Step In to Save a Veteran

Compliments of: Written by: Chris Erbe An opportunity to help a Veteran, or anyone else, in a crisis situation can happen at any time. Cemetery representative James Knight and his colleagues at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida recently had such an opportunity. Knight sat down with a Veteran in the cemetery’s conference room one afternoon to […]

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