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Command Message

  • Suicide battle won by standing together

    By CHUCK HAGEL

    Secretary of Defense

    To the men and women of the Department of Defense:

    Preventing military suicide is one of DOD’s highest priorities, and something I’m personally committed to as secretary of defense. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, we must rededicate ourselves to actively working not only every month, but every day to fulfill our collective responsibility to watch out for each other and take care of each other.

  • Stay safe while celebrating Fourth of July

    By LT. GEN. DAVID HALVERSON
    IMCOM Commander
    and
    COMMAND SGT. MAJ. JEFF HARTLESS
    IMCOM CSM

  • IMCOM command team urges safety

    By LT. GEN. DAVID HALVERSON
    IMCOM Commander
    AND
    COMMAND SGT. MAJ. JEFF HARTLESS
    IMCOM CSM

  • Army mission success relies on trust, respect

    By BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS
    Fort Knox Commander
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently said, “The respect our military has earned is built on the character of our people—military and civilian alike. It must never be taken for granted.”

  • 3-1 Soldiers redeploying through March

    By COL. WILLIAM OSTLUND
    Commander, Task Force Duke

  • November Military Family Month

    The White House
    MILITARY FAMILY MONTH, 2013
    - - - - - - -
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    A PROCLAMATION

  • Hagel welcomes furloughed employees

    By CHUCK HAGEL
    Secretary of Defense
    To All DoD Personnel:
    Today (Oct. 17) the Department of Defense is resuming normal operations across the world, now that Congress has finally restored funding for DoD and the rest of the federal government. This manufactured crisis was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction from our critical work of keeping the country safe.

  • VA’s Mobile Health providing vets, caregivers tools

    By NEIL EVANS
    VAntage Point
    Health care in the 21st century. What does this mean to you? When you think of your health care now, do you often feel rushed through visits with your primary care provider? Do you have to plan ahead to travel to the medical center for your appointments? Are you struggling to keep track of all of your medications? These are common concerns I often hear from my patients.

  • Furloughs made ‘modest improvements’

    I am pleased to announce that, due to a combination of Congressional approvals and departmental budget management efforts, I am directing that furloughs for most DoD civilians be reduced from 11 days (88 hours) to six days (48 hours).

  • All-volunteer force marks 40 years

    American Forces Press Service
    In a letter issued July 1 to the men and women of the armed forces, the nation’s top two military officers and senior enlisted member marked the 40th anniversary of the all-volunteer force.
    The letter—signed by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman—reads as follows: