Lt. Gen. Marc A. Cisneros to be placed on the retirement list. (703)697-3189(copies) (703)697-5737(public/industry) June 6, 1996IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today thatthe President has nominated Lt. Gen. Marc A. Cisneros, UnitedStates Army, to be placed on the retired list in his currentgrade. Cisneros will retire after completion […]
DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTY The Department of Defense announced today that Cpl. Erik H. Silva, 22, of Chula Vista, Calif., was killed in action in Iraq Thursday. Silva was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
DOT AND DOD ASSURE GPS ACCESS FOR CIVIL USERS The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department ofDefense (DOD) today announced an agreement assuring civil usersof the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) theavailability of a second frequency. A second frequency isessential for critical civilian uses of GPS. The White HouseCommission on Aviation Safety and Security, […]
PUBLIC SERVICE AD CAMPAIGN UNVEILED FOR EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE In a Pentagon ceremony attended by public service directors from media outlets nationwide, Charles L. Cragin, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, today unveiled the 1999 public service advertising campaign for the National Committee for Employer Support of […]
DOD ANNOUNCES MERGER OF U.S. SPACE AND STRATEGIC COMMANDS As part of the ongoing initiative to transform the U.S. military into a 21st century fighting force, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today announced the intention to merge two unified commands whose missions include control of America’s nuclear forces, military space operations, computer network operations, […]
DoD Announces Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who died as a result of severe injuries on April 3, 2003, in Iraq. They are: Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, 23, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Livaudais was from Utah. Spc. […]
ARPA AND NAVY AGREE TO INSERT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INTO MILITARY AIRCRAFT The Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and theNaval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement totransition ARPA-developed GPS guidance technology into military aircraft. The agreement governs the continued development of the Global PositioningSystem Guidance Package (GGP), plans for […]
DOD ANNOUNCES 23rd BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ROUND FOR OPERATIONS OVERSEAS Secretary of Defense Wlliam S. Cohen announced today that the Department of Defense will end or reduce operations at six overseas installations as a result of the 23rd round of base and force realignment actions. This round includes four installations in Germany, one in […]