WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited California’s Silicon Valley, where he focused on renewing the longstanding relationship between the Defense Department and the wellspring of technology innovation found in that part of the nation.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command officials believe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group is on the defensive in Iraq, Centcom spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder said.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has maintained a steady $12 billion investment in science and technology and is using new initiatives to boost innovation and military superiority, defense officials told a Senate panel.
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Aircraft maintainer Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein used expertise and initiative to save the Air Force $5 million.
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.
MANASSAS, Va. - First Lady Michelle Obama announced that numerous technology and energy companies have committed to hire or train 90,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years as part of the Joining Forces initiative.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is on a two-day trip to California that focuses on the Defense Department's cyber strategy and developing new partnership initiatives to encourage innovation to leverage commercially driven technology.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces, strengthen cyber defenses and posture on cyber deterrence.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is honoring six sexual assault response coordinators, or SARCs, one from each service, for outstanding efforts to help sexual assault victims and for commitment to preventing the crime.
WASHINGTON - During a Pentagon meeting, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis talked about defense priorities and ongoing measures demonstrating U.S. and allied commitment to the Baltic region.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled DoD's cyber strategy and announced new partnership initiatives on the first day of a visit to California’s Silicon Valley to learn from experts who run some of the highest-tech companies in one of the nation’s innovation hotspots.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces continue to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
EL PASO, Texas - Afghanistan veteran Army Staff Sgt. Cory Davis employs adaptive sports to help cope with the effect of Parkinson's disease.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the Pentagon's new cyber strategy and innovation initiatives during a lecture at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.
WASHINGTON - Top acquisition officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force testified before Congress on their collective efforts to make the defense acquisition process more effective and responsive to national security needs.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter heads to Silicon Valley to announce new initiatives, including a new cyber strategy, and to learn from experts who run some of the highest-tech companies in one of the nation’s innovation hotspots.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work praised the U.S., Australia and New Zealand partnership during a ceremony for the enhanced exhibit in the Australia, New Zealand and United States Corridor at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has introduced "TA DECIDE," a new online informational tool tailored to the unique school programs and educational needs of service members.
WASHINGTON - Eradicating the scourge of sexual assault in the military will require strong leaders if the U.S. military is to remain the finest fighting force in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at Georgetown University.
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tomas Morales is a percussionist in the Omaha area's only Latin band, Esencia Latina Band, which won the 9th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award in the “Best Ethnic” category.
WASHINGTON - As concerns persist over ever-rising obesity levels among American children, the Defense Department will bolster its Healthy Children programs to weave fitness, nutrition and tobacco-free living into military children’s curriculum, a Pentagon official said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. special operations forces are successfully taking action against multiple global terrorist groups while building U.S. partner capacity, a top Defense Department official said.
WASHINGTON - The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy are now operating in the Arabian Sea in response to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, a Defense Department spokesman said.
WASHINGTON - Thirty finalists are in contention for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Defense Department’s highest honor given to employers for exemplary support of National Guard and reserve employees.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department announced nine recipients for this year’s Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, recognizing support of mission readiness through environmental acumen.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve is the U.S.-led coalition’s response to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, often referred to as Daesh.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Since early childhood, Air Force Staff Sgt. Kimberly Daugherty has admired service members, especially those who fly. The shiny wings displayed on their uniforms filled her with a sense of wonder, she said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates discussed the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues, according to a Defense Department statement.
WASHINGTON - Coalition air and ground power has weakened the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, while the terrorist group moves beyond Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan and Libya.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen discussed continuing NATO efforts and support to Iraq and Afghanistan during a Pentagon meeting.
WASHINGTON - Military training exercises begin in Ukraine for Fearless Guardian, and in the Philippines for the 31st iteration of Exercise Balikatan, a Pentagon spokesman said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Army Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Fulkerson, a military policewoman with the Kentucky National Guard, receives praise for her leadership by her supervisors and those she leads.
WASHINGTON - Six DoD youths received acclaim from senior military leaders during Operation Homefront’s 7th annual Military Child of the Year Award Gala in Arlington, Va.
WASHINGTON - The United States, South Korea and Japan concluded what a joint statement called a “productive and substantive” two-day security meeting in Washington.
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The American military’s secret weapon isn’t a piece of equipment – it’s the men and women who serve, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The men and women of U.S. Africa Command punch way above their weight class, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said during an interview at the end of his first visit to the command.
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met with U.S. European Command leaders in Stuttgart, Germany, and discussed the challenges they face in the theater and how the command plans to balance them.
WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces and coalition partners are making progress in Operation Inherent Resolve’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a U.S. Central Command official said.
WASHINGTON - All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2015 through February, Defense Department officials announced.
STUTTGART, Germany - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed issues confronting U.S. European Command during a visit with military leaders in Germany.
FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Being the best at whatever she does is nothing new for Army Sgt. 1st Class Chylciale M. Washington.
WASHINGTON - The Iraqi government has made gains, and trends there are moving in the right direction, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter listed national security, the welfare of defense personnel and the future of the department among his priorities.
WASHINGTON - Senior military commanders from the Asia-Pacific region cautioned of the security consequences the return of sequestration would have on the strategy to rebalance military forces.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter helped unveil the official portrait of Leon Panetta, 23rd secretary of defense, during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - His father and grandfather had both served their country. After years of working the family farm, Hunter Bynum decided to follow in his family’s footsteps.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a five-day trip, meeting with U.S.
troops in Colorado and Germany as well as combatant commanders and other
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - In a candid and passionate speech, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work asked members of the space community to help the United States maintain its edge in the space domain in the 21st century.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is in Colorado to speak at a classified Space Symposium forum.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region calls for continued efforts to sustain U.S. technological superiority, the undersecretary of defense for policy and other defense officials told Congress.
WASHINGTON - The events of the DoD Warrior Games 2015 embody the spirit of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and celebrate the triumphs, personal courage and inspirational attitude of our wounded, ill and injured service members.
WASHINGTON - The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s partnership with the PGA Tour organization of professional golfers is a means of giving back to not only the military, but also to America, the Pentagon’s top senior enlisted leader said.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, conducting six airstrikes in Syria and 17 in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - The latest update of the Defense Department’s acquisition efficiency initiative stresses innovation and cost-consciousness, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official said.
WASHINGTON - Bilateral cooperation and progress in countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists highlighted a meeting between Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi.
WASHINGTON - A well-established program provides resources to help parents understand the critical first three years of a child’s life and brings child care experts right into military families’ homes.
WASHINGTON - In a phone call with Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes, Defense Secretary Ash Carter recognized Spain's strong contributions to global security and its commitments to NATO, calling Spain a "full-spectrum ally."
WASHINGTON - DoD News will continue producing and airing current military news and information for distribution on the American Forces Network and through the Internet at Defense.gov, both live and on demand.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will release a new cyber strategy next week to guide the way ahead for cyber in the foreseeable future, a senior Pentagon official told Congress.
WASHINGTON - The remains of up to 388 unaccounted-for sailors and Marines associated with the USS Oklahoma will be exhumed for analysis that could lead to identifying most of them.
WASHINGTON - 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.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Military leaders need to understand the importance of the cyber domain, and the opportunities and challenges of operating in it, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers said.
WASHINGTON - The president’s fiscal year 2016 defense budget proposal supports the Military Health Systems’ core values, Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb, director of the Defense Health Agency, told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee.
WASHINGTON - Canada will be joining the Defense Department-State Department initiative to help train members of the Ukrainian National Guard, a Pentagon spokesman said.
BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Army National Guard yesterday launched two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in support of a request by emergency responders battling a wildfire south of Bismarck.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The late NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders are made, they are not born.” That quote never rang more true than for Air Force 1st Lt. Kim Atkins.
WASHINGTON - Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, spoke at the Brookings Institution about acquisition reform and Better Buying Power 3.0.
WASHINGTON - Coalition forces have taken back some 25 percent to 30 percent of Iraqi territory once held under Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group control, a Pentagon spokesman said.
WASHINGTON - Though the very idea of law sounds immutable and concrete, the law evolves as circumstances change, Stephen W. Preston, the Defense Department’s general counsel, told the American Society of International Law.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Carman and his sons, Miguel and Enrique, were recognized for their efforts that potentially saved a young woman’s life after a February car accident in Georgia.
FORT HOOD, Texas - After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the 2009 attack on Fort Hood received recognition during a medals award ceremony.
WASHINGTON - The military can take the lead in breaking down the biases against women and people of diverse backgrounds, a best-selling author told a Pentagon audience.
WASHINGTON - The U.S.-South Korea alliance has a global reach based on trust and common values, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a press conference after meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department chief information officer is leading a charge to modernize the department’s information technology-cyber enterprise, an official with the CIO’s office said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked U.S. troops and discussed the importance of the Asia-Pacific region during a troop talk at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Army Spc. Brian Slocum’s mission is to serve and protect soldiers and family members on Army installations throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community and beyond. Depending on the day, he could start as early as 2 a.m. and never know when his shift will end.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with South Korea’s National Security Advisor Director Kim Kwan-jin in Seoul to reaffirm the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with South Korea President Park Geun-hye in Seoul and reaffirmed the strength and importance of the enduring alliance between the United States and South Korea.
WASHINGTON - The United States must maintain technological superiority over potential adversaries and competitors, and the latest iteration of the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power initiative is designed to maintain that edge, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said.
WASHINGTON - 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 Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - In Yokota, Defense Secretary Ash Carter reported progress in talks with Japanese officials on the U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines for Defense Cooperation and on a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
WASHINGTON - Behind those who make up the greatest fighting force the world has ever known are families, many including children who serve the nation around the world just as their parents do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
FORT BLISS, Texas - Joshua Andrew, 28, an Army veteran who’d served in Iraq and Afghanistan, knew from a tender age what his calling in life would be, as he played "soldier" with his golden Labrador retriever in the woods behind his grandparents’ house in the state of Washington.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, and also recognizes this time of year as it pertains to a more sobering topic: National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
WASHINGTON - On the initial overseas stop of his first Asia-Pacific trip as defense secretary, Ash Carter met with Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani to discuss the alliance and mutual world interests.
WASHINGTON - At the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work summoned up scenes from a future war where soldiers and machines join forces in a multidimensional “informationalized” zone, using advanced tools to fight adversaries from space to cyberspace.
WASHINGTON - Kenya has not yet asked for Department of Defense assistance following the university attack last week that left some 150 people dead, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
WASHINGTON - In the future, the Air Force’s core missions probably will not change, but the way they are carried out will, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told attendees at a Defense Writers Group breakfast.
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.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - When New Jersey National Guard soldier Pfc. Nathaniel Okyere-Bour was 3, his mother, Elizabeth, sent him to Ghana to live with her family while she followed her dream of becoming a nurse.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met in Tokyo with Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to reaffirm the foundational importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and America's rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, according to a Defense Department statement issued.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joined Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for a working lunch in Tokyo, according to a Defense Department statement.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo in advance of the prime minister's visit to Washington later this month, according to a Defense Department statement.
WASHINGTON - Currently the Defense Department’s only bilateral command, 58-year-old NORAD brings Americans and Canadians together and works in tandem with Northcom to protect the homeland from external threats as well as respond to natural disasters, homeland extremists and cyberattacks.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - When Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda MacFarlane first donned the traditional “campaign hat” of the service’s military training instructors, she made history.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabian Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman and praised the countries’ strategic relationship.
WASHINGTON - U.S. re-emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region makes sense regionally and globally, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
WASHINGTON - 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.
SILVERDALE, Wash. - Aches and pains, whether from age or accident, have a tendency to be a byproduct for many sailors and Marines. To help ease the hurt, active-duty personnel have the option of seeking help from a chiropractor.
WASHINGTON - The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization that has fought for a decade to defeat improvised explosive devices used by U.S. enemies in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has become a combat support agency.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, conducting three airstrikes in Syria and 12 in Iraq.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, conducting six airstrikes in Syria and nine in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - As the solar industry continues to create new jobs and spur the economy, President Barack Obama announced significant strides to prime separating service members for entry into the workforce.
WASHINGTON - Demographic trends show that Asian nations will only become more important globally in the 21st century -- no region will affect U.S. prosperity more -- and it's in American interests to maintain a strong security presence in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Asia twice over the next two months to affirm defense relationships with allies and build upon key initiatives of the U.S. strategic rebalance to the region.
WASHINGTON - Sexual assaults and retaliation against people who report them undermine the military’s values of honor and trust, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a message to the Defense Department’s workforce.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Army 1st Sgt. Sandrea Cruz, a jumpmaster in the Special Forces, credits her father's service as a Green Beret for inspiring her to join the military and excel.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter telephoned French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian and thanked him for France’s strong and enduring partnership over the years, according to a Defense Department news release.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. - Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Draffen, a 20-plus-year veteran of the Corps, celebrated his most recent promotion with the drill instructor who'd taught him how to be a Marine during boot camp.
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - It's paramount that the U.S. military maintains its technological edge in the future, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Frank Kendall told civilians and service members at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Air Force Senior Airman Julie Breault said the desire to serve in the military was instilled in her at a young age.
WASHINGTON - ThanksUSA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to thanking America's troops through the gift of education, is inviting children and spouses of America's armed forces to apply for its post-secondary education scholarships.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department takes pride in its readiness to defend the nation against military threats, and also in its role as a partner in emergency and disaster response, a DoD official said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani to thank him for his long-term support and to discuss the upcoming major events in the U.S.-Japan alliance.
WASHINGTON - To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child.
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