NPS promotes STEM fields at Expanding Your Horizons Conference

MONTEREY, Calif. (NNS) — From all around the local county, and even from the San Francisco and Sacramento regions, young girls gathered Oct. 27, for a day of exposure to science and technology thanks to the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference held at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). More than 240 girls from grades 5-10 gathered at NPS' Monterey campus for the day-long event meant to promote interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The event included a series of h ... More

DOD Inspector General investigates ISAF Commander

American Forces Press Service The Defense Department inspector general has opened an investigation of Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today in a statement. The statement said the FBI referred a matter involving Allen to the Defense Department on Nov. 11. Today, Panetta directed that the matter be referred to the DOD IG for investigation and informed the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed ... More

New process helps prevent adverse civilian pay, records impact

Air Force News JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees' supervisors will now get automatic email reminders 45 and 20 days before personnel actions are due to help prevent adverse impact on civilian pay and records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Automatic notifications will go out for various actions, including when a supervisor must certify a step increase, complete an appraisal for a step increase or certify a career promotion. Supervisors and second line supervisors w ... More

From Iraq to DC: In the end, Petraeus was a soldier not a politician

By Rowan Scarborough  The Washington Times WASHINGTON — The fall of David H. Petraeus as the nation's spy chief was the result of a serious failure of judgment, but it will never erase his long record as a military commander who turned the tide of the war in Iraq and set up new tactics for killing Islamic terrorists, his friends and military observers say. Mr. Petraeus is telling friends that his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, began after he had left the Army and three months after ... More

U.S. planning on post-2014 U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan

By Mike Mount WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will make a decision within weeks on how many U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan as a residual force after the final combat troops leave at the end of 2014, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Panetta made the remarks on the way to Australia and Asia to meet with defense ministers in that region. He said that top NATO commander Gen. John Allen had recently submitted various options for the final stage of the U.S. presence there. The ... More