August 26, 2015
New Commander Expresses Confidence in Transcom
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 —
Upon assuming command of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew expressed faith in Transcom’s ability to sustain rapid, global response for the Defense Department in the air, at sea and on land.
Carter Praises New Transcom Commander’s Experience, Commitment
As Air Force Gen. Darren McDew took U.S. Transportation Command’s reins during a assumption-of-command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Defense Secretary Ash Carter noted the general’s credentials for his new post.
Airstrikes Hit 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.
DoD Education Activity Schools Begin New Academic Year
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —
Nearly 75,000 students are beginning the 2015-2016 School Year in Department of Defense Education Activity schools around the world.
Women’s Equality Day Commemorates History, Bridges Future Leaders
Today, Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the ratification of the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment -- which solidified women’s voting rights -- but it also coincides with current milestones for women in service, a Pentagon official told DoD News.
August 25, 2015
Officials Finalize Details of Turkey’s Full Inclusion in ISIL Fight
The United States and Turkey have finalized technical details for Turkey’s full inclusion in the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Carter Welcomes Senior Civilian Leaders to Pentagon
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and some of his top advisors briefed a group of civilians from around the nation -- leaders from business, academia, filmmaking and city government -- as part of the department’s longest-running public liaison program.
Face of Defense: Afghanistan-Deployed Airman Uses Carpentry Skills to Improve Base
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
In his spare time, Afghanistan-deployed Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dallan Livingston employs his carpentry skills to improve Kandahar Airfield.
August 24, 2015
Army Depot Explosion in Japan Remains Under Investigation
The cause of an explosion and the resulting large fire at a storage building at the Army’s Sagami General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan, remains under investigation, a Pentagon spokesman said.