Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today´s Top News 31 August 2010

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President Obama thanks troops at Fort Bliss for their service in Iraq and says the task there is not done yet. Also, Defense Secretary Gates speaks to the American Legion Conference.

Obama at Ft Bliss

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On the day before U.S. combat operations officially end in Iraq, Commander in Chief Barack Obama traveled to Fort Bliss, Texas, to meet with troops.

UFC Clinic

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DNU Flash - Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters visit Sailors at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.

Labor Day Safety

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DNU Flash - Navy reminds Sailors keep safety in mind for Labor Day weekend.

Gates on Afghanistan

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks to an American Legion audience about the full return of resources to Afghanistan.

Child Care Fees

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DNU Flash - Department of Defense announces a minor increase to child care fees.

Headlines for August 31, 2010

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: Commander, Naval Installations Command stresses hurricane preparedness; Sailors participate in Pacific Reach 2010; USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Sailors participate in the Give a Kid a Backpack program.

Gates at American Legion

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates honored America's servicemembers who were killed or wounded in the mission to bring democracy to Iraq.

Afghanistan Operations

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NATO reports 12 members of its International Security Assistance Force have been killed in Afghanistan in the last four days.

Iraq Withdrawal Response

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Even though many troops have returned from Iraq, there are still about 50,000 on the ground, talking about the mission still ahead.

Hurricane Earl Preps

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As powerful Hurricane Earl barrels toward the East Coast of the U.S., the Coast Guard is getting ready.

Petraeus on NATO TV

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GEN David Petraeus talks about mission success in Afghanistan being vital to preventing trans-national extremism.

Military Dogs for IEDs

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Marines turn to bomb-sniffing dogs to find improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.

CA Guard to the Border

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Hundreds of National Guard troops are now positioned along the San Diego sector of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Today´s Top News 30 August 2010

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The Arizona National Guard deploys to the border with Mexico, and the Puerto Rico National Guard prepares for Hurricane Earl.

Iraq Drawdown

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As U.S. troops leave Iraq, the equipment that has sustained and protected them is being moved out as well.

USS Keasarge Deploys

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DNU Flash - USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) deploys to Pakistan to support disaster relief efforts.

Okinawa BSA Hike

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DNU Flash - Boy Scouts and Marines in Okinawa, Japan, embark on a 100-mile hike to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

National Guard on Border

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The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security.

Naval Beach Group 2

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DNU Flash - Naval Beach Group 2 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., performs an operational training demo of their beach landing capabilities.

Headlines for August 30, 2010

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: Navy Week kicks off in Baltimore; The Vaccine Information and Logistics System (VIALS) can now process seasonal flu vaccine requests.

Salmonella Warning

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While the eggs tainted with salmonella that recently sickened hundreds of people have been recalled, military health officials say its important to be careful about what we eat.

Voters Call Center

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The countdown for the 2010 election has begun, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program Center answers voters questions 24/7.

Hurricane Earl Preps

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The Puerto Rico Air National Guard is preparing to evacuate five of its six C-130 aircraft as Hurricane Earl moves closer to the island.

President Obama on Iraq

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President Obama says more than 90,000 troops have come home and hundreds of Iraqi bases have been closed or turned over to Iraq since he took office.

Pakistan Flood Relief

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The military is deploying 18 additional helicopters to Pakistan as part of the expanding U.S. flood relief effort.

Leave Carryover Extended

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Annual leave carryover for servicemembers has been extended from 60 days to 75 days until 2013. After that leave carryover eligibility will be reset to 60 days.

Jobs for Vets

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President Barack Obama is urging U.S. communities and businesses across the nation to support veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Today´s Top News 27 August 2010

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The Kearsarge Amphibious Group leaves for Pakistan to support flood relief efforts and U.S. military officials say there has been progress training Afghan security forces.

Saluting Service In Iraq

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President Obama will mark the end of combat missions in Iraq August 31 when he will travel to Fort Bliss, TX, then later, address the nation from the Oval Office.

Bahrain CPO Select Uniforms

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DNU Flash - Chief petty officer selectees at Naval Support Activity Bahrain try on their new khaki uniforms for the first time.

San Diego Chargers Fleet Night

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DNU Flash - San Diego Chargers host military appreciation night.

Remembering Katrina

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The man who was in charge of Joint Task Force Katrina says that experience was the most difficult time in his 37-year military career.

DEFY Kids Camp

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DNU Flash - Kids in Okinawa, Japan, take part in Drug Education for Youth day camp.

Headlines for August 27, 2010

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: The Navy reminds Sailors not to drink and drive during Labor Day weekend; The Navy releases NAVADMIN 286/10 revising promotion rules for 2nd class petty officers; Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus pledges the Navy's hand in helping clean up the Chesapeake Bay; Chief of Naval Operations Heritage Committee honors the 90th anniversary of women gaining full voting rights; Kearsarge Expeditionary Group departs Norfolk to assist with flood relief in Pakistan.

Dengue Fever

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Navy and Army scientists say they are the closest they've ever been to a vaccine that will protect troops from dengue fever.

Travels with Mullen

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen was in Cleveland Friday, the final stop in his three-day trip to the Midwest.

New Orleans Levees

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The Army Corps of Engineers says the city of New Orleans is far better off now, when it comes to storm protection, than at any time in its history.

Training Afghans

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As Afghan security forces begin to take more of a lead role for their country's security, they must assume positions previously held by U.S. and NATO troops.

Veteran Remains Returned

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Family and friends were on hand for the return of 1st Lieutenant Paul Magers whose remains were found in Vietnam 39 years after he went missing in action.

ANP Training

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The commander of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, LTG William Caldwell, says Afghan security forces are on pace to meet their goal of 305,000 troops.

Flournoy on MIAs

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Defense officials say the remains of 5400 missing Americans may still be in North Korea, with another 900 in the demilitarized zone.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today´s Top News 26 August 2010

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The Commander in Chief travels to Ft. Bliss, Texas, next week to meet with troops, and the U.S. commander in Iraq says he believes the latest violence is being caused by al-Qaida.

Remembering Katrina

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Sunday marks the five-year commemoration of one of the worst natural disasters on U.S. soil, Hurricane Katrina.

Strongman Competition

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DNU Flash - Sailors in Yokota, Japan, participate in a strongman contest.

Iwakuni Culture Tour

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DNU Flash - Sailors in Iwakuni, Japan, participate in a tour of the Kintai Bridge.

Training Afghan Troops

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General David Petraeus says he is impressed with the newest special unit in Afghanistan, as well as the Afghans who are training them.

Chesapeake Bay Conference

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DNU Flash - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses restoration projects for the Chesapeake Bay.

Headlines for August 26, 2010

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: The Boston Red Sox host a Military Appreciation Day; Naval Education and Training Command releases a Civil Engineer Corps Electronic Toolbox DVD; Department of the Navy releases a NAVADMIN increasing leave carry over for Sailors assigned to imminent danger areas.
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