July 10, 2014
Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization
NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE KINGS BAY, Ga. —
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with female submariners, toured the USS Tennessee and took questions at a troop event on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.
July 9, 2014
New Defense.gov Design Offers ‘One-stop Shop’ for DoD News, Info
FORT MEADE, Md. —
Defense.gov, the Defense Department’s official website, has a new look thanks to a home page redesign that officials said was driven in large part by user feedback.
DoD Official Expresses Concern Over Russian Intentions
The United States is concerned Russian troops may be preparing a counteroffensive in support of Moscow’s separatist allies, days after the Ukrainian government abandoned a ceasefire, a senior Defense Department official said.
Planners Set Scene for Pacific Exercise Scenario
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii —
U.S. 3rd Fleet planners conducted a scene-setter at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 5 and 6 for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.
Face of Defense: Corporal Follows Dream of Leading Marines
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. —
From a very young age, Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Kean said, he knew he wanted to lead Marines, because the core values the Marines stand for -- honor, courage, and commitment -- were traits he wanted to emulate.
Kadena Reopens After Typhoon, Sasebo Braces for Storm
American facilities at Kadena Air Base, Japan, are reopening in the wake of Typhoon Neoguri, and while Okinawa has weathered the typhoon, it is now mainland Japan’s turn to feel the wrath of the storm.
Female Officer Calls Transition of Women to Subs ‘Smooth’
Having female officers serve on submarines increases the pool of capable people who can do the job, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
VA 'Distressed' by Allegations of Whistleblower Retaliation
Leaders are deeply concerned and distressed about allegations that whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against, Dr. James Tuchschmidt, VA's acting principal deputy undersecretary for health, told Congress.
July 8, 2014
DoD Officials Discuss Housing More Unaccompanied Children
Defense Department officials are in discussions with Department of Health and Human Services officials to house more children who have entered the United States unaccompanied.
Face of Defense: Father, Daughter Share Afghanistan Deployment
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Father and daughter, Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Trujillo and Air Force Senior Airman Kimberly Buzzell, support their unit and each other during their Afghanistan deployment.