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Mattis urges congressional support for additional $30 billion for defense

By Lisa Ferdinando, DoD News, Defense Media Activity March 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill Wednesday. At a hearing of the […]

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Dunford: Now is the time to address military readiness shortfalls

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media ActivityMarch 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — Military readiness must be bolstered, Defense Department leaders told the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Wednesday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the senators that sequestration gutted military readiness and asked […]

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Veteran credits VA festival for rekindling his spirit, allowing him to forgive, move forward

Courtesy of VAntage Point Contributor I know it’s been a while since Jackson and the Creative Arts Festival show, but I wanted to drop you a line and share with you some of my thoughts about the whole experience. First off, it was far more than just a music thing.The easiest way to describe how I feel […]

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VA chaplain shares where healing began for a fellow Vietnam Veteran’s family

Courtesy of VAntage Point Contributor I am a VA Chaplain, and serve as the Chief of Chaplain Service at VA Maine Healthcare System. I am also a Vietnam Combat Veteran, having served as a Combat Medic with B Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor of the 4th Infantry Division from 1968 -1969 in the Republic of South Vietnam. […]

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Social media misconduct won’t be tolerated, Army leader says

By C. Todd Lopez March 24, 2017 WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Army policy states that hazing, bullying and other behaviors that undermine the dignity and respect of Soldiers and Army civilians are strictly prohibited. That policy doesn’t apply just to the way Soldiers conduct themselves in the real world, said Maj. Gen. Jason Evans. […]

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VA now providing online daily burial schedules for its national cemeteries

Courtesy of  Megan Moloney VA announced today a new online schedule for all VA national cemeteries that will allow families, friends and community members to find time and location information for those being interred. “We pride ourselves on continuously improving customer satisfaction and meeting the wishes of Veterans and their loved ones,” said interim Under Secretary for […]

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

By Sean KimmonsMarch 24, 2017 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Army News Service) — Future ground troops may one day have a “third arm” device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks. Weighing less than 4 pounds, the body-worn weapon mount […]

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Energy boost in a can: is it as beneficial as it seems?

Energy boost in a can: is it as beneficial as it seems? Experts say consumers who rely on energy drinks for a boost should understand how to dose caffeine because nutrition labels can be misleading. (U.S. Marine Corps graphic) 3/24/2017By: Military Health System Communications Office Share Recommended Content: NutritionGrabbing an energy drink or two may […]

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Funding Research for Better Water Purification

Posted on February 26, 2015 by jtozer Access to clean, uncontaminated water is of paramount importance to Air Force warfighters conducting critical operations. In many remote or rural areas of the world, access to this resource is limited or nonexistent. The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is providing […]

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Meet the Scientists: Dr. Burton Neuner III

Posted on March 16, 2015 by jtozer Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like AWS to highlight for this segment, email […]

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