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Georgetown, Oregon hoops teams to battle at Camp Humphreys
November 8, 2013

By Steven Hoover, USAG Humphreys Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea (Nov. 1, 2013) -- The Humphreys Community Fitness Center here will be the site for the seco nd installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic, featuring the men's basketball teams from...


Operation Homecoming for Vietnam POWs Marks 40 Years
February 13, 2013

by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 – Forty years ago today, a C-141A Starlifter transport jet with a distinctive red cross on its tail lifted off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, and the first flight of 40 U.S. prisoners of war began...


Medal of Honor Recipient Earns Place in Hall of Heroes
February 13, 2013

By Amaani Lyle, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 – A U.S. Army soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for risking his life to save his comrades during an ambush in Afghanistan has been inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. Defense...


Area Recruiters Carry the Nation's Colors for the 47th Super Bowl
January 31, 2013

By Jennifer Villaume, Public Affairs Specialist, Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Local service members will present the Nation’s Colors to kick off the Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes Benz Superdome here on Sunday, Feb. 3. 2013. Watching...


First Lady, Dr. Biden Vow to Continue ‘Joining Forces’
January 22, 2013

By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2013 – Lauding Americans’ increased outpouring to service members, their families and veterans, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, have vowed to continue...


Volunteers Come Together For National Day of Service
January 22, 2013

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2013 – In conjunction with tomorrow’s observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, about 10,000 people from all across the country traveled here to participate...


Suicide Prevention ‘Our Problem,’ Battaglia Says
January 18, 2013

By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss., Jan. 17, 2013 – Suicide prevention is not a new problem, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday, “but it’s our problem.” Building...


Wounded Warrior Athletes Hone Archery, Cycling Skills
January 18, 2013

From Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor Public Affairs PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) - Twelve seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors attended an adaptive athletics camp Jan. 11 - 13 at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, Calif. The...


2013 Tillman Military Scholars Application Now Open: Veterans, Active Servicemembers, Spouses Eligible
January 14, 2013

Tempe, AZ - The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced the opening of the application process to be part of the 5th Class of Tillman Military Scholars. The application process opened at 12 a.m. EST today, Monday, January 14, 2013, and will remain open until 11:59:59...


Panetta Lauds Nominees for Defense Secretary, CIA Director
January 8, 2013

By Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today endorsed President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed him at the helm of the Pentagon. Obama announced his nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next...


Parents Honor Son’s Memory Through Camp Hope
January 4, 2013

Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013 – With a simple idea and their fallen Marine son’s Servicemembers Group Life Insurance check, a retired soldier and his wife are honoring his memory through a program that’s...


News Service Brings Troops’ Holiday Greetings Home
December 27, 2012

 by Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2012 – While deployments can be especially difficult for service members and their families during the holidays, the Joint Hometown News Service helps “bring the troops home” by broadcasting...


‘Wreaths Across America’ Honors Fallen Service Members
December 18, 2012

By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va., Dec. 17, 2012 – As thousands of volunteers fanned out here this weekend, placing holiday wreaths at the white headstones as part of the “Wreaths Across America” tribute, Sheila...


First Lady Assists Marines at Toys for Tots Event
December 13, 2012

By Paul Bello, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama arrived here yesterday carrying a big red bag filled with presents -- courtesy of White House staff members. The...


Panetta Arrives in Kabul to Thank Troops, Meet With Commanders
December 12, 2012

By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012 – After spending time with U.S. troops and officials in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has landed here today to thank troops for their exceptional service, especially...