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May 27, 2016
Enlisted Leaders Meet at Pacific Land Forces Forum
Senior enlisted advisors from various Indo-Asia-Pacific region militaries participated in the second annual senior enlisted leaders forum held in Honolulu May 24 in conjunction with the fourth annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium, known as LANPAC.
Pacific Land Forces Symposium Wraps Up in Hawaii
After three days of collaborative panel discussions on peace, stability and mutual security, along with multiple displays of leading-edge technology, the fourth annual Land Forces Pacific Symposium and Exhibition, known as LANPAC, came to a close in Honolulu May 26.
President Urges National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day
In his Memorial Day proclamation, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time on the May 30 holiday.
Pentagon’s Force Protection Director Credits Success to Security Experiences
As Steven E. Calvery approaches retirement following 10 years as the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, he leaves a long-lasting legacy of post-9/11 protection and security accomplishments at the Pentagon and other federal agencies in his 40-year career.
Obama Thanks Iwakuni Personnel, Talks of Bridging U.S.-Japan Differences
President Barack Obama thanked Marines, sailors and family members at Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, for “being the backbone” of the U.S.-Japanese alliance.
DoD Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Advocate Certifications Grow
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —
The Defense Department’s campaign to combat sexual assault continues to receive applications 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.