Archive for April, 2014

Dempsey Arrives in Afghanistan for Meetings, Consultations

April 30, 2014

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 1, 2014 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived here tonight for a series of meetings with senior U.S. and coalition leaders and with American service members. This is Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s second visit to Afghanistan in as many months. His visit comes on the heels of the release of the semiannual Report of Security …click to read more…

No Restructuring Commission Needed, Army Leaders Say

April 30, 2014

By David VergunArmy News Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 – The fiscal year 2015 Army budget submitted to Congress is “lean, stark, but critical to meeting the needs of our nation and our soldiers,” said Army Secretary John M. McHugh said here yesterday. Army Secretary John M. McHugh addresses the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee during testimony on the Army’s fiscal year 2015 budget, April 30, 2014. U.S. Army photo …click to read more…

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014

The Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated reservists, while the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve announced an increase of National Guard members and activated reservists. The Coast Guard Reserve announced no change in the number of activated reservists. The net collective result is 63 more activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week. …click to read more…

Dutch Foreign Minister Honors U.S. World War II Soldiers

April 30, 2014

By Shannon CollinsDefense Media Activity ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2014 – In honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord in Normandy, the Dutch foreign affairs minister visited Arlington National Cemetery here yesterday to pay tribute to American World War II soldiers laid to rest in the Netherlands. Netherlands Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans, right, walks through a cemetery row after paying respects at the graves of four Dutch …click to read more…

Hagel Emphasizes NATO’s Importance to World Security

April 30, 2014

Hagel Emphasizes NATO’s Importance to World Security By Claudette RouloAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 – On a night in which the Atlantic Council honored Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the secretary called NATO an anchor of security for the world. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives the Atlantic Council’s 2014 Distinguished International Leadership Award from Brent Scowcroft, chairman of the Atlantic Council International Advisory Board, during an awards ceremony …click to read more…

Smart Fog Inc Energy Saving Precise Commercial Humidifiers Add New… 

April 30, 2014

Reno, NV (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Smart Fog Inc announced this week, the release of a new commercial humidifier incorporating new hygienic and automation features. Smart Fog’s precise humidity automation enables users to control the targeted area with precision. Smart Fog commercial humidifiers do not waste energy. Energy and water are utilized accurately with zero waste. Smart Fog systems are equipped with a CPLC controller which utilizes our propriety intelligent …click to read more…

Iraq Counts Votes After Parliamentary Election

April 30, 2014

Iraqi election officials are counting ballots Thursday after the country’s first general elections since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. More than 20 million people were eligible to take part in Wednesday’s vote to select members of Iraq’s 328-seat parliament. Despite the massive police turnout, and a vehicle ban in Baghdad, election-related violence left at least 12 dead across the country. Security officials reported roadside bombs and suicide blasts targeting voters …click to read more…

California Author Releases Literary Fiction Novel Entitled: Tales From The Loon Town Café

April 30, 2014

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, Calif. –California Author Releases Literary Fiction Novel Entitled: Tales From The Loon Town Café Author, Dennis Frahmann is pleased to announce the promotion of his literary fiction book, Tales From The Loon Town Café.It’s the go-go 1980s when journalist Wally Pearson gets mugged in Times Square. It’s a jolt that prompts him to throw away his career and open a …click to read more…

Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life- A Conversation with Author Dani Shapiro

April 30, 2014

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2014 – LITCHFIELD, Conn. –Best-selling author Dani Shapiro returns to discuss her latest work Still Writing, a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the process of storytelling. Writers and anyone with an artistic temperament will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for …click to read more…

Fort Worth Area Sons and Daughters Can Pamper Mom for Less at ITS Academy of Beauty

April 30, 2014

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2014 – DALLAS –Thoughtful sons and daughters can give their overworked mothers a luxurious treat for only $30 at ITS Academy of Beauty in Arlington, Fort Worth, Mesquite, Irving, Plano, Lewisville, Hurst and Denton now through May 10.      The $30 package (normally $44) includes: haircut; shampoo and deep conditioner; blow dry and style; plain manicure and pedicure; as well as a relaxing …click to read more…