DOD IDENTIFIES SERVICEMEMBER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN The Department of Defense announced today that Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Fla., was killed Wednesday, approximately 11 p.m. EST while conducting small unit training at a remote site near Qandahar, Afghanistan.
02/13/96:NAVYS NEWEST ATTACK SUBMARINE GREENEVIL TO BE COMMISSIONED AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine, Greeneville (SSN 772),in a ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, February 16, 1996, at Norfolk Naval Base,Norfolk, Virginia. Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee will be the principal speaker at the ceremony.Mrs. Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President […]
RUMSFELD STATEMENT ON FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT NEAR KANDAHAR On behalf of the Department of Defense, I want to express my deep regret and sadness over the tragic accident in Afghanistan that killed and wounded a number of Canadian troops. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them, their comrades, and their families. President Bush last […]
NEW IDENTIFICATION CARD USES “SMART” TECHNOLOGY The Department of Defense today introduced its identification card of the future. Starting this month, the Department of Defense began issuing a new multi-purpose card for DoD personnel. Dubbed a “common access card,” it will be more than just an identification card. The card will eventually allow physical access […]
DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Robert D. Roberts, 21, of Winter Park, Fla., was killed on Nov. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq. Roberts died of injuries sustained when a tank collided with his vehicle. Roberts was assigned to […]
PENTAGON SEEKS IDEAS ON COMBATING TERRORISM The Department of Defense announced today that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office Technical Support Working Group are jointly sponsoring a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) asking for help in fighting terrorism. The BAA, issued Oct. 23 (No. 02-Q-4655), […]
DOD IDENTIFIES CASUALTIES IN BLACK HAWK CRASH The Department of Defense announced today the names of six soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq on Wednesday. The soldiers are: Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, of Springfield, Va. Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, of Dracut, Mass. Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. […]
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ANTHRAX RESEARCH PROJECT DATA PRESENTED At a presentation today at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Washington, D.C., the results from the Anthrax Research Project sponsored by Intel, Microsoft, the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), and United Devices were donated to the governments of the United States […]
CONRAD CHAIR CHANGES AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL Retired Navy Vice Adm. Paul F. McCarthy will relieve retired Navy Capt. John Mutty as the Conrad Chair of financial management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in July 2000. The Conrad Chair was established in 1986 to foster a robust relationship between the Office of […]