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May 27, 2016
DoD Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Advocate Certifications Grow
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —
The Defense Department’s campaign to combat sexual assault is moving forward as reflected in the steady submission of applications from sexual assault response coordinators and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates for accreditation through the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program, Pentagon officials reported.
May 26, 2016
Budget Uncertainty Threatens Readiness, Pentagon Spokesman Says
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters there have been warnings for some time indicating that readiness and training would suffer amid sequestration spending cuts and in the budget uncertainty of the last few years.
As Strikes Weaken ISIL, Work Remains, Air Component Commander Says
Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. told Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Iraq that coalition airstrikes are effectively targeting critical terrorist capabilities as the 19-nation air power coalition continually has successes.
Kendall: F-35 Program Shows 'Continuing Progress in All Aspects'
Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said the F-35 program is on track and demonstrating "continuing progress in all aspects," during a conference call with reporters.
Family Takes Pride in Athlete’s Efforts at Invictus, DoD Warrior Games
Nearly reaching gold during the Invictus Games, Army Spc. Haywood Range III is shooting for high marks again as he and 250 others get ready for the Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in June.
Blue Star Museums Launches Free Admission Program for Military, Families
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, all active-duty, National Guard and reserve component troops and their families can visit a vast array of exhibits across the nation and two territories.
International Fellows Tackle Global Security Challenges
The National Defense University offered a glimpse into the academic side of counterterrorism strategy with a three-day thesis symposium at the university’s College of International Security Affairs.
Face of Defense: Airman Finds His Life’s Direction as Maintainer
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
For Air Force Staff Sgt. Terrell Cole, a 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication/navigation mission system craftsman at Travis Air Force Base, California, joining the Air Force meant a future for himself and his future family.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Target 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.
Watch Live at 1:30 p.m. EDT: Pentagon Press Secretary to Brief Reporters
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook is scheduled to hold a news conference with reporters at the Pentagon. Check back to watch it live.