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09/18/2013 Army Air Corps veteran given final farewell
PFC James Chester Mohn died in World War II, but until recently his sister, Gladys Terry never knew how according to the Northwest Navigator. Tacoma's VFW Post 91 recently gave Mohn, who was a...
09/13/2011 40th Helicopter Squadron rescues stranded skier and hiker
Labor Day Weekend was routine for the crew of the 40th Helicopter Squadron as they once again came to the rescue of two stranded individuals who were hurt during separate skiing and hiking...
09/01/2011 Military personnel seek claims assistance after Hurricane Irene
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, many Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Marines, Sailors and Department of Defense employees have had numerous damages to homes and personal property...
08/19/2011 Military families give back to Red Cross for past support
The HEROES for Red Cross campaign is one way the Red Cross is offering citizens a chance to help support the Red Cross fundraising efforts. Military families from Fort Benning are participating to...
08/12/2011 Alpha Battery troop provide artillery cover support
Ground troops are highly susceptible to open assaults or crossfire, but the Alpha Battery group of Marines is attempting to even the playing field with their artillery ground support according to...
05/09/2011 Computer software engineers win prestigious DISA award
Local Defense Information Systems Agency employees were honored at the annual DISA awards in Washington D.C. in early April when they received the Outstanding Achievement award in the area of...
05/09/2011 Cherry Point NCAS---according to the Windsock
The United States Naval Academy played host to a group of Marine candidates (poolees) who arrived for an intensive recruit training event held in early April at the Recruit Station in Baltimore....
04/22/2011 Tips to heed when encountering unannounced demonstrations
Visitors to the Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia area may from time to time encounter unplanned demonstrations, marches, or events according to the Standard. As people express their...
04/22/2011 Pentagon official requests funding for urgent needs requests
Ashton B. Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, met with Congress on April 13th to request a funding system that would respond more quickly to urgent needs...
04/22/2011 Threat of possible government shutdown impacts local Fayetteville businesses
While Congress debated the possibility of a government shutdown which would have heavily impacted the military's paychecks, local restaurants in Fayetteville saw business drop off dramatically...
04/22/2011 Motorcycle Safety Course required to ride on base
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has some strict requirements for those bringing a motorcycle on base that includes take a safety course before you will be allowed to ride. The bike must be...
04/22/2011 Federal guidelines necessary for disposal of unwanted medications
Safety issues are paramount when it comes to disposing of unwanted or unused medications according to the federal government guidelines. Harmful and even fatal consequences can occur if the...
04/22/2011 President's budget commitment shows support of Veteran Affairs
Despite the lackluster economic situation over the past few years, the United States is standing by its commitment to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Obama's 2012 budget request...
04/22/2011 Search for Civil War cannon continues at Summerall Field
In December 2010, GPS studies of Summerall Field indicated that a Civil War cannon might be buried nearby. A 30x30 inch test hole was dug about 20 inches down which yielded a positive response, and...
03/22/2011 Dance offers fathers and daughters a magical evening
The fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance was held Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at the Colorado Springs Crowne Plaza Hotel according to the Fort Carson Mountaineer. The dance was open form 6-9 p.m. and...
01/22/2011 Paintball offers troops a chance to sharpen skills and strengthen camaraderie
Saturday morning at the Sportsman's Lodge in Jacksonville N.C., a firefight of major proportions took place. Running tactical maneuvers and employing attack strategies, participants fought to the...
01/22/2011 Emergency units have skills tested during intense Black Flag training
Dealing with smoldering buildings and chemical contamination scenarios are nothing new to the participants of the annual week-long training exercise known as "Black Flag". With real training...
01/22/2011 Tips for saving money at the gas pumps
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is reminding military personnel that even though gas prices continue to rise at the pumps, there are still ways to save several cents per gallon when filling...
01/22/2011 Service members benefit from occupational therapy skills
When returning from war-torn countries, many military personnel find that some form of therapy is beneficial, whether physical, psychological or both. The Warrior Transition Battalion has found...
01/22/2011 Tactical operations centers are eyes of command post
Command posts for military operations on deployment maintain their tight security with the use of tactical operations centers that monitor all coming and goings from the compound. The centers...
01/22/2011 Pacific Gas & Electric advised to install monitoring wells
Pacific Gas & Electric has been asked by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Board to install more monitoring wells in order to determine how much chromium has actually seeped into the local water...
01/22/2011 April marks Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month is officially underway, and soldiers are encouraged to participate in National Alcohol Screening Day where individuals are able to self-identify any drinking problems by...