WASHINGTON —The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on March 28.
RIVERDALE -- Hanging in a hallway of the Pentagon is a picture of Bob Ramos, 86, dressed in his U.S. Air Force blues -- the uniform he wore during a long and distinguished career.
The photograph is part of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Agency's Pioneers in Blue program.
Master Sgt. (Ret.) Norberto Ramos, is among 39 Air Force veterans, including medal recipients, historic figures and mentors, recognized in the program's second year for their contributions to the service.
The first year recognized astronaut Buzz Aldrin and pilot Chuck Yeager.
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon will use $18 million to fund six military programs designed to reduce the energy demand of future expeditionary outposts, Defense Department officials said in a statement Jan. 31.
The funds will support efforts to develop and rapidly transition energy technologies for the combat force to improve military capabilities, reduce energy-related casualties and lower taxpayer costs, officials said.
Congress provided resources for the programs in the 2012 Omnibus Appropriation Act.
As Mike Moore worked in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, he was separated from the area hit by American Airlines flight 77 by just a few hallways and floors. And because of this and his past training, he was able to help save the lives of many that day.
Nearly 10 years after he witnessed the destruction, Moore still vividly remembers the Tuesday when the world changed. Now the deputy director of the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group, he was an active duty Air Force major in 2001, working on the Pentagon's fifth floor, above and south of the impact area.