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Command Message

  • 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
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    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:

  • Obama thanks military members for service

    American Forces Press Service
    President Barack Obama praised and thanked U.S. military members and their Families for their service to the nation during an Independence Day celebration held July 4 on the South Lawn of the White House.
    The event was attended by military members representing all branches of the armed forces.
    “We are incredibly grateful for your service, and we’re thankful that you get a chance to spend the Fourth here with us,” Obama told the service members.

  • Garrison commander remembers Mayor Walker

    By COL. BRUCE JENKINS
    Garrison Commander
    An impactful man and a humble servant. That is how I will forever remember Tim Walker, the great mayor of Elizabethtown.
    He was a true friend of the military. In fact, hardly a week would go by without me seeing him because of his committed interest to strengthening partnerships between the Elizabethtown and Fort Knox communities.

  • PROCLAMATION - Flag Day commemorates adoption of ‘old glory’

    American Forces Press Service
    Each June, our nation lifts its sights to the flag that has watched over us since the days of our founding. In those broad stripes and bright stars, we see the arc of the American story—from a handful of colonies to 50 States, united and free.

  • Noncombat fatalities peak in summer

    By CHUCK HAGEL
    Secretary of Defense
    The summer months are often a high point of our year as we take a well-deserved vacation and spend time  with Family and friends. The summer allows for an opportunity to relax and refresh. However, many of the activities we pursue during our vacation time put us at risk for accidents that have potentially serious consequences.