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U.S. Commander in Japan: Alliance Strong, With Room to Grow

TOKYO, July 25, 2012 – Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella spent much of his second day as commander of U.S. Forces Japan with one of his bosses: the...

Veteran Recalls Leadership Lessons Gained in Korean War

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 – The young Marine Corps second lieutenant was apprehensive at first about “making the grade” with his troops during the...

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter

Carter Visits South Korea, Last Stop on Asia-Pacific Tour

SEOUL, South Korea, July 25, 2012 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrived here today for the last leg of his 10-day Asia-Pacific tour...

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, and David W. Tucker, chief operating officer of Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, tours a Lockheed plant that manufactures parts for the C-130 Hercules in Hyderabad, India, July 24, 2012. Carter is on a 10-day Asia Pacific trip to meet with partners in Hawaii, Guam, Japan Thailand, India and South Korea. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Carter Takes Part in India Defense Industry Talks

HYDERABAD, India, July 25, 2012 – A visit here yesterday for talks and tours proved “very instructive,” Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter...

New Website Honors Service Members’ Valor

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 – The Defense Department unveiled a new website today that honors service members’ highest acts of valor.

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2013 TRICARE Prime Enrollment Fees Announced

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1,...

Charles E. Milam, Principal Director for Military Community and Family Policy

DOD to Improve Voluntary Education Safeguards

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – The Defense Department is nearing completion of an agreement with post-secondary schools to ensure service members...

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta passes the flag from Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess Jr., left, to Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn during the change of directorship for the Defense Intelligence Agency on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., July 24, 2012. Burgess had served in the position since 2009. Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, right, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, participated in the ceremony. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Panetta: Under Burgess, DIA Evolved Into Global Agency

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – The Defense Intelligence Agency has evolved into a global agency that operates wherever U.S. forces are engaged and at...

Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little briefs the press on defense issues at the Pentagon, July 24, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

DOD: Iraqis Capable of Responding to Insurgent Attacks

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – The insurgent violence that left at least 100 people dead across Iraq yesterday poses a potential challenge to the...

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Panetta Lifts F-22 Raptor Flight Restrictions

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is satisfied the Air Force has identified the cause of hypoxia-like symptoms 12 F-22...

David Mills, 76, holds his certificate for the Purple Heart, which he received 57 years after he was repatriated by the Chinese in 1953 as a prisoner during the Korean War. DOD photo by Terri Moon Cronk

Korean War vet’s memories vivid of time spent as POW

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – When infantryman David Mills joined the Army on his 17th birthday and was sent to fight in the Korean War, his mission...

Army Spc. Deme Ergie stands with his second-place trophy after competing in the Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Freedom Fest 5K, June 30, 2012. Courtesy photo

Face of Defense: Medic Inspires Comrades to Run for Health

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, July 24, 2012 – Army Spc. Deme Ergie wasn’t always a runner. And as a medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters...

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