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A place for pets

When a soldier goes to war, who will care for his or her four-legged friend? A non-profit group in Indiana - Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet -- will find foster homes for the pets of servicemembers deployed, training, or experiencing hardship. Its founder learned of pets being left at shelters and rescue groups during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The pet stays in foster care until the safe return of the servicemember.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Report , Indiana , Iraq , Soldier

Monday - 08/24/2009, 01:25pm EDT

Graduation time at Fort McNair!

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, used graduation ceremonies at the National Defense University for a lesson on leadership. Speaking to graduating senior military officials, Mullen says commanders, senior enlisted service members, and junior officers all need different kinds of leadership. Mullen adds that commanders must realize the toll that wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had on troops and their families. I'm Max Cacas.

Tags: management , Mike Mullen , military

Friday - 06/12/2009, 06:14pm EDT

USO in a Box

Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan recently became the first to experience a new portable recreation center contained in a metal box. It holds a big screen TV, telephones for calls back home, two computers for e-mail access, and three video game consoles. Eventually, ten of the units will be sent to Afghanistan, and ten more to Iraq. Soldiers who have used them call them a "little piece of home." I'm Max Cacas

Tags: management ,

Thursday - 06/04/2009, 09:05pm EDT

Fighting the Taliban on Twitter

The US military is pioneering social media in a theater of war.

Tags: tech , new media , Web 2.0 , Twitter , YouTube , Fecebook , Adam Clampitt , Navy ,

Wednesday - 06/03/2009, 01:28pm EDT

Social media in a theater of war

Tags: security , tech , Twitter , YouTube , Fecebook , Web 2.0 , Adam Clampitt , Navy ,

Wednesday - 06/03/2009, 09:37am EDT

Change in Afghanistan

Dissatisfaction with progress in Afghanistan has cost General David McKiernan his job there. SECDEF Robert Gates said "new leadership" is required. He said the situation requires "fresh thinking and fresh eyes." So he's assigned Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal to replace him. McChrystal is a former commander of special operations forces at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Right now, he's director of the U.S. military Joint Staff.

Tags: pentagon , Fort Bragg

Monday - 05/11/2009, 07:50pm EDT
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