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Cheap Cigarettes Undermine DoD's Anti-Smoking Push

Anti-smoking campaign

 | Feb 28, 2014

Soldiers, sailors or airmen looking for the cheapest smokes need go no further than the retail exchanges on their own bases. A pack of Marlboro Reds averaged $5.49 at military retail exchanges last year -- 84 cents less on average than what the Wal-Mart stores nearest to the bases were charging, a new national study finds. True, base exchanges... more

Pentagon's 'Early Bird' May Be Grounded

Stars and Stripes | Oct 25, 2013

WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon-produced daily defense news roundup that has long provided early morning reading for defense leaders, journalists and others is on hiatus, and may disappear for good. The Current News Early Bird, which began in the 1960s as a collection of news clippings and in recent years became widely available over the Internet to a... more

Pentagon Insists Live Animal Testing Saves Lives

Stars and Stripes | Apr 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon told Congress this month that more troops could die if it stops using live animals for battlefield medical training before medical simulation devices are up to snuff. According to the April 8 report submitted by Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, the Defense Department p... more

US Suspends Military Engagements with Russia

Associated Press | Mar 04, 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department says it is suspending exercises and other activities with the Russian military over Moscow's military involvement in Ukraine. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Monday evening that the U.S. military has "put on hold" all military-to-military engagements, including bilateral meetings, p... more

Pentagon Inducts Chaplain into Hall of Heroes

 | Apr 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A day after President Obama presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun, the Pentagon inducted the Kansas priest into its Hall of Heroes. The Army put its biggest names on stage Friday to honor the quiet man from Pilsen described as unique from the more than 3,400 other recipients of the nation's h... more

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