April 2014

Obama expresses U.S. military loyalty to various Asian countries

4/29/2014 - Obama expresses U.S. military loyalty to various Asian countries

President Barack Obama's current trip to Asia comes amid the growing ascension of various squabbles in the region. read more »

Women veterans' role rising in the U.S.

4/29/2014 - Women veterans' role rising in the U.S.

A veteran represents one of the most venerated individuals in society. read more »

West Point officials take steps to increase number of female cadets

4/28/2014 - West Point officials take steps to increase number of female cadets

West Point Military Academy is making efforts to increase the percentage of female cadets in its student body. read more »

Agreement will allow US troops to return to Philippines

4/28/2014 - Defense agreement will allow US troops to return to Philippines

The U.S. and the Philippines have co-created a defense cooperation agreement that will enable the return of American forces to the Southeast Asian nation read more »

California Department of Veterans Affairs to streamline website

4/25/2014 - California Department of Veterans Affairs to streamline website

The California Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Wednesday that it will seek to revamp its website, assisting in bringing benefits to over a million California veterans. read more »

White House launches website to help veterans find jobs

4/24/2014 - White House launches website to help veterans find jobs

Life after service just became a bit easier for job-hunting veterans, thanks to the new Veterans Employment Center, an online service that connects veterans, transitioning servicemembers and their spouses with employers. read more »

US to deploy 600 troops to Eastern Europe

4/23/2014 - US to deploy 600 troops to Eastern Europe

About 150 American paratroops arrived in Poland Wednesday, a day after the U.S. announced that it will deploy approximately 600 troops in all to Poland and the Baltics. read more »

DARPA demonstrates new technologies at the Pentagon

4/23/2014 - DARPA demonstrates new technologies at the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was caught up to date on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's latest innovations Tuesday, when DARPA personnel visited the Pentagon and demonstrated five technologies currently under development. read more »

China's increased defense budget elicits worry among American allies

4/22/2014 - China's increased defense budget elicits worry among American allies

Last month, China announced a 12.2 percent increase in defense spending for 2014. This decision, in conjunction with a number of recent territorial disputes, has contributed to a rise in tensions among China and its neighbors. read more »

Defense department to test underwater system for deploying Navy supplies

4/22/2014 - Department of Defense to test new system for deploying Naval supplies

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to begin testing for an Upward Falling Payload program anytime after October of this year. read more »

US military considers deploying Army troops to Poland

4/21/2014 - US considers deploying Army troops to Poland

Following Russia's buildup of troops near its border with the the Ukraine, the U.S. is considering deploying Army forces to Poland. read more »

Servicemembers cycle 320 miles in support of Vietnam veterans

4/21/2014 - Servicemembers cycle 320 miles in support of Vietnam veterans

Earlier this month, Army Maj. Yancy Baer and six other individuals embarked on a 320-mile cycling journey, enduring intense heat and rain as they traveled through the former battlegrounds of central Vietnam. read more »

Last remaining troops leave Afghanistan's Nimroz province

4/18/2014 - Last remaining US troops leave Afghanistan's Nimroz province

The U.S. military took a major step forward in the ongoing reduction of its presence in Afghanistan April 8, when the last American forces that remained in Nimroz left the province. read more »

New Navy report suggests relocating Marines from Okinawa to Guam

4/18/2014 - New Navy report suggests relocating Marines from Okinawa to Guam

The U.S. Navy has released a new environmental impact report that calls for the placement of firing ranges on Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, according to Stars and Stripes. read more »

US Navy joins South Korean ferry rescue efforts

4/17/2014 - US Navy joins South Korean ferry rescue efforts

The U.S. Navy has deployed multiple helicopters and the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship, to assist in the search for survivors of a sunken South Korean ferry. read more »

Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for his selfless acts

4/17/2014 - Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

During his service in Afghanistan, Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army sergeant, exemplified selflessness in his efforts to save his teammates' lives while risking his own to do so. His gallantry will be formally recognized May 13, when President Barack Obama will award him the Medal of Honor. read more »

US troops on high alert after gunfire rings out at Ukranian airport

4/16/2014 - US troops on high alert after gunfire rings out at Ukranian airport

The U.S. military is in a state of high alert following an episode of heavy gunfire at an airport in eastern Ukraine. read more »

Marine Corps leader's testimony before Congress elicits mixed reactions

4/16/2014 - Marine Corps leader's testimony before Congress elicits mixed reactions

During a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett gave a testimony that was met with vehement criticism from many Marines and their family members. read more »

Wounded Army vet will run the Boston Marathon

4/15/2014 - Wounded Army veteran will run the Boston Marathon

Edward Lychik is not the type of person to let adversity stifle his ambitions. With the help of a prosthetic leg, the 23-year-old former Army combat engineer will run the Boston Marathon April 21. read more »

Russian fighter jet makes close-range passes near U.S. navy ship

4/15/2014 - Russian fighter jet makes close-range passes near US navy ship

Amid escalating tension between the U.S. and Russia, a Russian fighter jet made 12 low-level, close-range passes near the USS Donald Cook, the Pentagon announced. read more »

Washington-based soldiers prohibited from marijuana use despite state laws

4/1/2014 - Washington-based soldiers prohibited from using marijuana despite state laws

Washington will join Colorado in the coming months as the second state in the U.S. to open retail storefronts that sell marijuana. read more »