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  • In Tokyo, Dempsey Reinforces U.S.-Japan Alliance

    TOKYO, March 25, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance as he met here with Japan's senior military and political leaders. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey thanked Japan for its strong partnership with the United States, as well as its contributions to global security and commitment in the fight against terrorism.

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  • Surgeons General: Sequestration Could Have Lasting Impact

    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – The services’ three surgeons general told a Senate defense subcommittee today that military medical excellence must be maintained for readiness, and a return to sequestration would have a lasting impact. Surgeons general Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) Matthew L. Nathan and Air Force (Dr.) Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis testified on the defense health program in the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016.

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  • Future Readiness Requires Investment, Officials Say

    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – The vice chiefs of staff for the Army, Navy and Air Force and the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps told Congress today that the return of sequestration-level budgets will seriously damage national security.

    "With the velocity of instability increasing around the world and the threat of terrorism growing rather than receding, now is not the time to drastically reduce capability and capacity that would occur under prolonged sequestration-level funding," Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said in his prepared remarks for the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness and management support subcommittee.

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  • Army Charges Bergdahl With Desertion

    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – U.S. Army Forces Command has thoroughly reviewed the Army investigation surrounding Sgt. Robert Bowdrie Bergdahl’s 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan and formally charged him today under the Uniform Code of Military Justice with “Desertion with Intent to Shirk Important or Hazardous Duty” and “Misbehavior Before The Enemy by Endangering the Safety of a Command, Unit or Place,” and has referred the case to an Article 32 preliminary hearing, command officials announced today in a news release.

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  • 2,059 Criminals Arrested In ICE Nationwide Operation

    WASHINGTON – A five-day nationwide operation targeting convicted criminal aliens subject to removal from the United States yielded the arrest of 2,059 convicted criminals. The operation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

    “This nationwide operation led to the apprehension of more than 2,000 convicted criminal aliens who pose the greatest risk to our public safety,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “Today, communities around the country are safer because of the great work of the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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  • Uranium Processing Facility Site Readiness Subproject Completed

    Washington D.C.--The Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project celebrates its first major milestone with the completion of site readiness work, delivered on time and under budget.

    “UPF is essential to our Nation’s uranium mission,” said John Eschenberg, UPF Federal Project Director. “Site readiness work sets the standard for UPF and opens the door for other site infrastructure projects to begin. We’ve accomplished a lot of work in an area that stretches across approximately a five-mile linear footprint. Most importantly, we have accomplished all of these activities securely, on schedule, under budget and with high quality.”

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