August 5, 2010

News from the Home Front: 08/05/2010

Vet war files to save Afghanis, WikiLeaks told Pentagon - Whistle-blower WikiLeaks has sought help from the US defence department to review 15,000 Afghanistan war files embargoed by the website as their release may endanger Afghan civilians who assisted US forces in fighting Taliban. (READ MORE)

Hillary Clinton's message of support for Pakistan - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued a message of support for Pakistan as the country struggles with its worst floods in 80 years. (READ MORE)

Duckworth Takes to Skies Again - Tammy Duckworth has achieved much since being wounded in 2004, but regaining her pilot's license has given the wounded warrior and top VA official a unique perspective on the control she has over her destiny. (READ MORE)

Lavelle Posthumously Nominated to General - The Department of Defense announced today that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John D. Lavelle has been nominated posthumously by the President for advancement on the retired rolls to the rank of general. (READ MORE)

Army Swears In New Assistant Secretary for Installations and Environment - The Department of the Army announced today that Katherine Hammack was officially sworn in as the assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment here today during a ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes at 9 a.m. EDT by the Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal. (READ MORE)

2010 Department of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners Announced - The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the 2010 winners of the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards for depot and field-level units. (READ MORE)

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