Category Archives: Military Personnel

Iraq and Afghanistan Dominate Senate Budget Hearing

Iraq and Afghanistan Dominate Senate Budget Hearing

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense about the Defense Department's FY15 budget request June 18, 2014. DoD Photo

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense about the Defense Department’s FY15 budget request June 18, 2014. DoD Photo

With aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) and its battle group and amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) in position in the Persian Gulf, senators on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee asked very few questions about the budget but plenty on the rise of insurgents in Iraq, if will Afghanistan face the same fate in two years and what can the United States do about both on Wednesday. Read More

DoD Bolstering Cyber Warfare Capabilities in at Risk Nations

DoD Bolstering Cyber Warfare Capabilities in at Risk Nations

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German and American soldiers during a 2011 cyber warfare exercises. US Army Photo

German and American soldiers during a 2011 cyber warfare exercises. US Army Photo

Clarification: The article below has been clarified to include information on the Defense Department’s effort to bolster base cyber defense and cybersecurity measures within the networks of partner nations in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, based on additional comments by Maj. Gen. John Davis

The Pentagon’s cadre of cyberwarriors are working to bolster cyber security measures within civilian and military networks of individual countries, tagged by the Defense Department as being particularly susceptible to cyber attacks. Read More

Update: Portsmouth Stabbing Suspect In Custody

Update: Portsmouth Stabbing Suspect In Custody

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Authorities are searching for Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell in connection with a Friday Stabbing. US Navy Handout Photo

Authorities are searching for Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell in connection with a Friday Stabbing. US Navy Handout Photo

The suspect in a Friday morning stabbing near a naval hospital in Portsmouth, Va. is in custody, Navy officials said during an afternoon news conference.

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Naval War College President Tapped to Lead Naval Academy

Naval War College President Tapped to Lead Naval Academy

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Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the U.S. Naval War College stands in front of a portrait of Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale on Dec. 13, 2013. US Navy Photo

Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the U.S. Naval War College stands in front of a portrait of Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale on Dec. 13, 2013. US Navy Photo

The current president of the U.S. Naval War College has been nominated to lead the U.S. Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced on Friday. Read More

Obama's European Military Expansion

Obama’s European Military Expansion

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President Barack Obama in Poland on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama in Poland on Tuesday. Reuters Photo

The White House has unveiled an ambitious plan to reinvest over $1 billion in U.S. military personnel and equipment into efforts to bolster regional security with Washington’s allies in Europe. Read More

Former Blue Angels CO Reprimanded for 'Pervasive Sexual Harassment'

Former Blue Angels CO Reprimanded for ‘Pervasive Sexual Harassment’

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Capt. Greg McWherter at Scott Air Force Base Sept. 9 2010. US Air Force Photo

Capt. Greg McWherter at Scott Air Force Base Sept. 9, 2010. US Air Force Photo

The Navy has found the former two-time commanding officer of the service’s Blue Angels demonstration team guilty of two counts under military law after allegations surfaced he created a command climate that allowed pornography to be placed in the cockpits of the team’s jets, allowed male genitalia to be painted on the roof of a training trailer and allowed hazing, the service announced on Tuesday.

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