WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed the chief of the National Guard Bureau to meet with the adjutants general of nine states to resolve the issue of those states denying ID cards to same-sex spouses at National Guard facilities.
WASHINGTON - Calling Israel’s self-defense capabilities and its qualitative military edge “central to both Israel and U.S. security interests,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that Israel will buy six V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for its air force.
WASHINGTON - As he announced an initiative intended to help veterans find international employment opportunities in the private and public sectors, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he is "convinced of the enormous talent and capacity" that veterans can provide.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Information Systems Agency reallocated operations from Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa., consolidating and converging existing information technology infrastructures to gain financial and operational efficiencies across the enterprise.
WASHINGTON - The Navy Yard shootings and leaks by a former NSA contractor have highlighted the need for changes to the security clearance process, a senior Defense official told Congress.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has stressed Iraq's importance in maintaining regional stability during a meeting in Washington with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - The job never slows for the cargo and passenger handlers deployed to Afghanistan's Camp Marmal.
WASHINGTON - A senior military official praised the work of the Defense Department’s disabled employees as well as the branches that hire them, calling the efforts vital to the department’s workforce.
WASHINGTON - Catastrophic cyberattacks are inevitable and require collaboration among government, Internet service providers and U.S. allies worldwide to prepare for them, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended Latvia for its steadfast participation in International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan during a meeting with Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - Senior Defense Department officials outlined to Congress plans to modernize one of the oldest weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
WASHINGTON - Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden participated in a USO event to put together and deliver warrior care packs to troops recovering from illness or injury.
WASHINGTON - The federal government’s executive branch hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than 20 years during fiscal year 2012.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Deployed separately, a husband and wife in the Air Force are grateful they get to cross paths in Afghanistan.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The successful completion of a Phase 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial for the anti-influenza drug T-705a clears the way for Phase 3 clinical trials to begin in November.
WASHINGTON - Merging the Air Force Reserve with the Air National Guard would detract from the broader goal of improving the Air Force structure, Air Force Reserve leaders believe.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion contribute to mission success, the Pentagon’s chief personnel and readiness official said, adding that the department's military and civilian employees perform well because they "represent the nation in our workforce."
WASHINGTON - One year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery from the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history continues.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised soldiers and the Army's "ferocious ingenuity" during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, saying their efforts in part had put success in Afghanistan within sight.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has praised former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton who died Monday as always being a strong supporter of the military.
JOINT BASE ELEMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Army 1st Lt. Laura Condyles came away with a unique set of experiences after attending the Indian army’s Heavy Drop Course in Agra, India.
WASHINGTON - The United States and New Zealand announced a resumption of military-to-military contacts as part of expanded defense cooperation that will see the first visit by a New Zealand naval vessel to an American port in more than three decades.
ST. LOUIS - Members of the Missouri National Guard have been on hand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to support safety and security during the 2013 World Series games played there.
WASHINGTON - It makes fiscal and strategic sense for the United States to continue to base troops in Europe, said Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who serves as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Army National Guard soldiers embraced the opportunity to foster international camaraderie by honoring the service of some 57 wounded warriors and their support teams from the United Kingdom and Denmark at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va.
NEW YORK - In the 12 months since Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed repairs on 30 Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures, completed restoration of the six most urgent and compelling engineered beach projects along the coast, and is actively working nearly 200 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damage.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Steven Buchwald, his son and his son-in-law are members of the Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing, deployed together to Southwest Asia from Niagara Falls, N.Y.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Africa Command has improved the quality of military-to-military engagements across the continent and has helped regional partners increase their capacity to provide their own security, said Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Africom's commander.
WASHINGTON - Saving money for emergencies is as critical to service members’ financial readiness as establishing retirement accounts, said Barbara Thompson, the director of the Defense Department’s office of family policy and children and youth.
WASHINGTON - It’s never too soon to start saving for retirement, Barbara Thompson, the director of the Defense Department’s office of family policy and children and youth advised.
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff paid tribute to the USO for its seven decades of support for America’s fighting force and its families.
WASHINGTON - The nation lost a great hero with the passing of retired Air Force Brig. Gen. James Robinson “Robbie” Risner, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said of the highly decorated fighter pilot who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War during his 30-year military career.
WASHINGTON - Capacity-building efforts being advanced by U.S. Africa Command are helping African nations confront maritime crime, including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and events currently unfolding off the Nigerian coast the Africom commander reported.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has successful tested an advanced conventional precision effects warhead.
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robin Baker is the first female combat engineer to own the cherished Marine rank and title: “Gunny.”
WASHINGTON - Not enough is said about the contributions of the people of Greece to the Allied victory in World War II, said Derek Chollet, a senior Defense Department official, during the Greatest Generation Award ceremony.
WASHINGTON - The attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, 30 years ago was a harbinger of more challenging times in the war on terror, said Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos during a ceremony commemorating the anniversary.
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials and their counterparts from Grenada are set to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the multinational intervention that rescued Grenada from chaos.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed DOD organizations to take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions.
WASHINGTON - Five years since it was established as the Defense Department’s newest geographic combatant command, U.S. Africa Command continues to build the partnerships that promote regional capability and a coordinated focus on the African continent, its commander said.
CAMP SABALU-HARRISON, Afghanistan - Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Aaron Cox serves up hot meals and morale to U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - With assessments ranging from “sobering” to “painful,” acquisitions chiefs from each of the military services described to a House panel the devastation being wreaked upon their branches by sequestration and the continuing resolution.
WASHINGTON - Citing progress in helping African partners countering violent extremist organizations, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said the terrorist attack last month at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, actually shows U.S. efforts and policies are working.
BRUSSELS - While a bilateral security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan should be completed “the sooner the better,” NATO and U.S. planning has continued to focus on a follow-on mission to train, advise and Afghan forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
WASHINGTON - In a statement marking the 30th anniversary of the suicide bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut, President Barack Obama honored the fallen service members, their families and the survivors who worked to free the victims from the rubble.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who is in Brussels meeting with NATO defense ministers, has issued a statement commemorating the 30th anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Al Hunt Jr., 80, finished this year's Army 10-Miler course in just under three hours.
WASHINGTON - Based on the proven value of international outreach in helping to create and maintain the Northern Distribution Network into Afghanistan, U.S. Transportation Command is initiating similar efforts with partners in the Asia-Pacific and African theaters.
WASHINGTON - Decisions made today regarding the Middle East will have far-reaching impact on future security, not only in the immediate region, but also around the world, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.
BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels as the alliance faces what many call an inflection point: how to preserve hard-earned NATO operational capabilities while winding down operations in Afghanistan over the coming months.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - For Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexandra Becerra and her brother, Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Murillo, being deployed together was something they’d planned.
WASHINGTON - To ensure that single service members don’t get lost in the fray, each service has morale, welfare and recreation programs dedicated specifically to their needs and interests.
WASHINGTON - Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children.
BRUSSELS - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Brussels for meetings with NATO defense ministers to discuss post-2014 Afghanistan while also preparing for next year’s NATO summit in the United Kingdom and discussing the role of NATO in the coming years.
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Stepping down from your last position of responsibility before retiring is a proud moment for most, but for Army Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Chepenik it’s more -- monumental, nostalgic and bittersweet.
WASHINGTON - As outgoing shipments from Afghanistan top 1,000 pieces of rolling stock and thousands of cargo containers a month, officials are taking pains to preserve the highest quality of life for U.S. forces on the ground -- including access to popular morale, welfare and recreation services -- for the duration of their deployments.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel marked the passing of Rep. C.W. Bill Young by praising the Florida lawmaker as a passionate advocate for the military and its veterans.
WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials have announced a plan that will enable the military services to resume conducting community and public outreach activities in the new fiscal year, but at a significantly reduced capacity.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has begun the process of transferring the Transit Center at Manas International Airport to the government of Kyrgyzstan.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Romanian Defense Minister Mircea Dusa have reached an agreement for Romania to support logistics in and out of Afghanistan, including both personnel and cargo movement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an “Iron Man suit,” named after the fictional superhero.
WASHINGTON - Military Postal Service Agency officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan have a safe and easy way to dispose of excess prescription drugs as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency's Prescription Drug Take-back Day Oct. 26.
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. - Colombia-born Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrea Spanjer plans to continue her military career, expand her education and look toward a bright future, while never forgetting where she came from.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - A photo of a wounded Army Ranger saluting his commander from a hospital bed in Afghanistan has struck a patriotic chord across the nation as a symbol of fortitude, sacrifice and honor.
NAPLES, Italy - The USS San Antonio rescued 128 men whose raft was being buffeted by rough waters in the Mediterranean Sea.
WASHINGTON - Furloughs of civilian employees as a result of the government shutdown cost the Defense Department at least $600 million in productivity, Robert F. Hale, the Pentagon’s top financial officer, told reporters.
WASHINGTON - The government shutdown is over, but it will take a while for the effects to fade, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - The annual Combined Federal Campaign charity drive, interrupted by the 16-day federal government shutdown, has resumed.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama thanked federal civilian employees and told them that their service matters, following the end of a government shutdown that had sidelined hundreds of thousands of federal workers.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a message to the Defense Department’s workforce, welcoming back employees furloughed by the 16-day government shutdown and emphasizing their value to the nation.
WASHINGTON - Retired Marine Corps Capt. Dan Moran is a wounded warrior who helps other veterans as the founder and chief of a private equity and management consulting firm that promotes veterans employment and veteran causes.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation bringing federal employees back to work after Congress resolved the budget logjam that led to a 16-day shutdown.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has inducted former Army Capt. William D. Swenson into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes, a day after he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Military recruiters report that despite a long list of potential detractors – force reductions, budget cuts, sequestration and now, a partial government shutdown – the close community ties they have built have enabled recruiting to continue relatively unaffected.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has contributed core capabilities to a center funded as a public-private partnership by the Department of Health and Human Services to enhance the U.S. response to infectious diseases and biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats.
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Air Force 1st Lt. Rob Hansen, a stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma cancer survivor, is realizing his dream to pilot the F-22 Raptor jet fighter.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson in a White House ceremony, citing Swenson’s heroism during a six-hour battle that followed a deadly Taliban ambush in Afghanistan four years ago.
WASHINGTON - Reserve component personnel continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness.
FORT KNOX, Ky. - Army Spc. Tiffany Willand, a light-wheeled mechanic assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Knox, Ky., is helping lead the way for future females aspiring to be mechanics in the Army.
SEOUL, South Korea - The Korean National Defense University in Seoul, South Korea, welcomed American military officers to its first combined training course in September.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke by phone and discussed regional security issues, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi spoke by phone and discussed regional security cooperation and other issues, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - After weekend meetings in Kabul, Afghanistan, with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he and Karzai had resolved all but one of the major issues critical to a bilateral security agreement between the two countries.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greatly appreciates the generosity of the Fisher House Foundation in making $100,000 death gratuity payments and providing other funds to the families of fallen service members, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - The partial government shutdown is hurting DOD civilian morale, in addition to no annual raises, hiring freezes and cuts in training, the department’s comptroller told Congress.
WASHINGTON - CFC activities in the continental United States, apart from on-going employee contributions, have been indefinitely suspended during the government shutdown, a government official said in a memorandum.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota National Guard members continue to support the state following a crippling Oct. 4 winter storm.
AUSTIN, Texas - The 36th Infantry Division's Domestic All-Hazards Response Team-West continues to coordinate assistance requests and support for the Colorado flood relief effort.
WASHINGTON - National Guard personnel are feeling the effects of the government shutdown and leaders are worried about readiness, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau said.
WASHINGTON - The Army Reserve and the National Guard are on standby to see what happens in Congress as they wait for the resumption of funding for inactive and active-duty training.
WASHINGTON - As the December 2014 Afghanistan drawdown deadline draws near, thousands of service members and civilians at bases around Afghanistan are preparing tens of thousands of vehicles and containers filled with equipment and supplies for an intricate journey.
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, are taking the Army's Ask, Care and Escort suicide intervention training, which teaches ways to identify risk factors and warning signs, as well as to help deal with stigmas associated with suicide.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced that Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter is stepping down after serving in senior Defense Department positions since the start of the Obama administration including as undersecretary of defense for acquisition technology and logistics.
WASHINGTON - Furloughed Defense Department employees may be eligible to apply for state unemployment benefits but would likely have to repay compensation if Congress grants furloughed employees back pay.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department's comptroller has called the partial government shutdown a “colossal waste of time,” and again urged the lawmakers to end it.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Armed Services Committee has met to consider the nominations of several officials selected for senior positions within the Defense Department and the Navy.
WASHINGTON - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has praised efforts to expand and strengthen partnerships considered fundamental to the alliance’s ability to deal with modern security challenges.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Most TRICARE beneficiaries have the minimum essential coverage required by the Affordable Care Act, the Defense Health Agency said in a release.
WASHINGTON - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is confident Afghan security forces will be able to take full responsibility for the country's security by the end of next year.
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin Dunseith, a turret gunner in Afghanistan, loves his mission despite the long and bumpy road.
WASHINGTON - The nation’s top cyber commander called on industry today to “put the facts on the table” about the National Security Agency, blaming inaccurate or sensational reporting for congressional failure to approve measures needed to protect the nation.
WASHINGTON - Amid the government shutdown, service members and their families still must face the unique challenges associated with multiple moves and more than a decade of war, so a Pentagon official has listed available resources on the “DOD Live” blog.
WASHINGTON - The Fisher House Foundation has stepped in to aid the Defense Department so families of fallen service members can receive the full set of benefits they have been promised, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki painted a dire picture of the impact of the government shutdown on benefits and services to veterans -- from a slowdown in claims reviews to the threat of cancelled compensation checks to more than 5 million beneficiaries if funding isn’t restored soon.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department continues to assist service members and their families in preparing for the transition to civilian life with a new virtual curriculum, a Defense Department official said.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WRIGHT, Afghanistan - Army 2nd Lt. Karl F. Knowlton and his brother and fellow soldier Sgt. George C. Knowlton are serving together in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon met at the Pentagon to share views on the range of regional security challenges the United States and Israel are facing together, Defense Department officials said.
FORT MEADE, Md. - With the Navy’s Oct. 13 birthday on the near horizon, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert discussed the government shutdown and the service's heritage before answering questions by phone and social media during a worldwide, all-hands call.
WASHINGTON - Just days after U.S. forces carried out raids in Libya and Somalia to bring wanted terrorists to justice, President Barack Obama made clear the United States will continue to carry out similar strikes overseas as long as threats to the nation exist.
WASHINGTON - Only those Defense Department civilians recalled from furlough under the Pay Our Military Act may take annual and sick leave, a Pentagon spokesman said. “Employees who remain on furlough are in a nonpay, nonduty status, so there is no leave to take,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen explained.
WASHINGTON - The morale of the cybersecurity workforce is being damaged by the government shutdown, the nation’s top cyber commander said.
WASHINGTON - Progress in Somalia has been “significant,” a senior Defense Department official told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the United States will continue to work with the Somali government to defeat terrorism there.
WASHINGTON - Michael E. Ranneberger, who serves as senior foreign policy advisor to U.S. Central Command chief Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, said his job is to enable elements of military, diplomatic and economic power to work in synch to support U.S. strategic objectives.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the appointment of Paul M. Lewis as special envoy for the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy - Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alain Mukendi now employs his language proficiency to teach others.
WASHINGTON - Service secretaries and service chiefs provided Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel with an update on the impact of the ongoing government shutdown, Pentagon officials reported.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military can put pressure on the al-Shabaab terrorist organization’s leadership whenever it so chooses, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
WASHINGTON - As more than a decade of conflict winds down in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Centcom commander Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III paid tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed there and underscored the nation’s commitment to them.
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. - Carlos Guerra served as a Marine Corps mortarman for five years, and now he works as a photographer at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow in California.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended U.S. troops for the capture of what he described as one of the world’s most sought-after terrorists.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s top financial official provided details on which DOD civilians would and wouldn’t be able to return from furlough following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s determination some could return under the Pay Our Military Act.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan - The men and women of U.S. Forces Japan are "the anchor and the cornerstone of America's presence in the Asia Pacific," U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the crew of the USS Stethem in Japan.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department continues to take steps to improve victims’ confidence in sexual assault advocacy through a multi-pronged approach, said the deputy director for DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.
TOKYO - In a joint statement , U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military leaders agreed to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan.
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - South Korea historically has been called the “Land of the Morning Calm,” but a hill at combat-ready Osan Air Base, South Korea, reminds airmen and soldiers here that the calm can shatter at a moment’s notice, and they have to be ready to respond.
SEOUL, South Korea - Korean and American service members proudly carried the three flags signifying the U.S. change of command in South Korea from Army Gen. James D. Thurman to Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti in Seoul, South Korea.
TOKYO - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Tokyo where he will conclude a weeklong trip aimed at fostering key alliances and take part, along with Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in “two-plus-two” consultations between U.S. and Japanese foreign and defense ministers.
SEOUL, South Korea - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presided over the change-of-command ceremony as Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti assumed command of the U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea from retiring Army Gen. James D. Thurman.
SEOUL, South Korea - The United States and South Korea agreed to establish a bilateral strategy for tailored deterrence against North Korean nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea - The military has to look at the entire package of compensation, health care and retirement, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told service members at a U.S. Forces Korea Town Hall meeting in Seoul, South Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea - In his first two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey didn't blink when facing challenges that might have made some men quit - from the Afghan surge to sequestration. His second term began Oct. 1.
SEOUL, South Korea - The state of the U.S.-South Korea alliance is strong, but the allies cannot become complacent in face of changes in North Korea, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a visit to Seoul, South Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea - The conflict in Syria will take years to sort out, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during an interview in Seoul, South Korea, where he is meeting with that country's defense leaders.
SEOUL, South Korea - The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters traveling with him in the Asia-Pacific.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama thanked the Defense Department workforce in a video message and expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to approve a budget, resulting in a government shutdown.
SEOUL, South Korea - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led an American delegation to honor the Korean allies who died in defense of freedom during the Korean War.
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