August 31, 2015
Special Report: National Preparedness Month 2015
By preparing individuals, families, components and installations to respond to disasters and emergencies - from flooding to an active shooter - the Defense Department ensures the strength of the workforce and the ability to continue to safeguard U.S. security.
Watch Live at 9 a.m. EDT: Secretary to Host Worldwide Troop Talk
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will hold a first-of-its-kind live, one-hour worldwide troop talk Sept. 1, taking questions from troops via Twitter, Facebook, email and Skype, as well as in-studio questions from an audience of service members. The secretary is scheduled to begin the talk at 9 a.m. EDT. Live coverage begins at 8:40 a.m. EDT to set the stage with an overview and locations around the globe where participants can join the conversation or simply watch the event.
Preparedness Vital to Defense Readiness, Official Says
As National Preparedness Month, September is a good time to remind DoD personnel and families to be prepared at all times to respond quickly to disasters and emergencies, the acting assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security said.
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Face of Defense: Airman Author Brings Fictional, Real Heroes to Life
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
For storytellers, joy often comes from seeing the hero overcome the many obstacles placed in front of them to emerge strong and victorious against the odds.
Air Force Senior Airman Brian McLean is the author of such stories. He is also, in his own way, the hero.
August 30, 2015
Coalition Airstrikes Again Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
August 29, 2015
Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
August 28, 2015
Special Report: Hurricane Katrina – The Defense Department Looks Back
In this special report, the Defense Department marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history. More than 60,000 troops and DoD civilians provided disaster assistance to New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents in Katrina's immediate aftermath, and have worked to help communities recover in the decade since.
Iraq Progresses in ISIL Fight, Key Extremist Confirmed Dead
Progress continues across the battlespace in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists, the U.S. Central Command spokesman said, noting that ISIL is prioritizing resources as they continue to lose fighters and leaders at a high rate.
Carter Announces Manufacturing Initiative to Aid Warfighters
The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.