The Department of the Navy announced March 7 that women can now be assigned to previously closed positions in the Coastal Riverine Force, continuing in the Department of Defense's rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule.
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, guided—missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T—ATF—175), arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam safely March 6, following recovery efforts led by the U.S. Navy after a fire aboard the Canadian ship last week.
The U.S. Army's top operational command on the Korean Peninsula began training with its South Korean allies and joint service counterparts during exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, which collectively run from Feb. 24 to April 18, 2014.
Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers.
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games opened March 7, 2014, with a ceremony called "Breaking the Ice," and Staff Sgt. Jen Lee, backup goalie for the USA sled hockey team, was among athletes there.
A dropped or kicked grenade was the "most probable cause" of an explosion that killed four Marines during a training exercise last year at Camp Pendleton and a captain and master sergeant who were in charge were relieved of their duties.
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) talked with Sailors around the world in an All Hands Call, broadcast from the Defense Media Activity at Ft. Meade, Md., March 5.
The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed Souda Bay, March 6, en route to conduct combined training and theater security cooperation engagements in the Black Sea with Romanian and Bulgarian Naval forces.
Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military -- you wouldn't think Staff Sgt. Denises Veitia would get bored easily. When it came to her physical fitness, though, she felt she needed a new challenge. So, she became a competitive bodybuilder.
Dr. Jill Biden invited the spouses of National Guard senior leaders to the vice president's official residence Wednesday and encouraged them to spread the word about programs that support service members.
The U.S. military took the first steps toward bolstering the defenses of NATO allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered six F-15 Eagle strike fighters and a KC-130 tanker aircraft to go to Lithuania.