Corruption in Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan
Since the inception of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2002, the United States government has privatized hundreds of functions that were conducted by military personnel in previous contingency operations and, in the process, has spent over $770 billion on private contractors.
U.S. Navy Destroyer Locates Pirated Vessel
The USS McFaul, a U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, located the pirated M/V Iceberg I off the coast of Somalia with up to 50 pirates and more than 20 crew members on board.
101st 'Currahee' Brigade Prepares for Afghanistan Deployment
For troops seeking the most realistic training experience possible before deploying to Afghanistan, most wouldn't expect to find it within the pine forests of western Louisiana. But here at the Joint Readiness Training Center, that's exactly what the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team is realizing, as it goes through a rehearsal exercise designed to build on its strengths and identify any shortcomings before the deployment.
Top Enlisted Airman Addresses Quality-of-Life Issues
As Air Force leaders work to improve the quality of life for airmen and their families, suicide prevention is among their top priorities, the service's top enlisted airman said. The suicide rate for all four services in 2009 was higher than the national average, defense officials said. The Air Force reported 41 suicides among active-duty airmen in 2009.
National Missing Children’s Day, Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Families
Active duty servicemembers and their families will gain free access to hundreds of museums throughout the nation this summer, thanks to a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families. More than 600 museums in 50 states and the District of Columbia have signed up so far to participate in Operation Appreciation: Blue Star Museums. The program offers active duty servicemembers -- including activated Guard and Reserve -- and up to five of their immediate family members free admission to participating museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Robbery of U.S. Bank Branch in Bloomington
On Friday, May 21, 2010, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the US Bank located at 5149 West 9th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota, was robbed by a lone individual.
Sea Services Release Naval Operations Concept 2010
National Veterans Golden Age Games set to begin
Hundreds of veterans from around the nation are making their way to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the 24th National Veterans Golden Age Games, the largest annual sports competition of its kind in the world. The events run from May 26 through 31.
Mass fatality training integrates Air Guard recovery teams
One of the key functions of the Regional Mass Fatality Management Training Evolution was to develop and evaluate protocol for integration of Air National Guard Fatality Search and Recovery Teams May 10 at the Army Reserve Center/Jersey City Police Facility.