July 3, 2014
DLA Sells Non-military Property to Afghan Buyers
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Defense Logistics Agency representatives met with an Afghan commericial company in Bagram, Afghanistan, and conducted the first sale of useable non-military vehicles, appliances and furniture no longer needed by the U.S. government.
Face of Defense: France Honors World War II Veterans
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii —
Seven World War II veterans from Hawaii received the French Nation Order of the Legion of Honor aboard the French floréal-class frigate FS Prairial during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.
Transfer of Syrian Chemicals to Cape Ray is Complete
The transfer of Syrian chemicals from the Danish container ship Ark Futura to the Motor Vessel Cape Ray has been completed, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.
July 2, 2014
Secretary of Defense Calls ‘Secretary of Defense’
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called the U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard to thank him for the team's performance at the World Cup.
Deputy Secretary: Iftar Serves as Reminder of DoD Diversity
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work praised the diversity of the military and the thousands of Muslim Americans who work for the Defense Department during the Pentagon’s 16th annual iftar ceremony.
Hagel Expresses Condolences to Israeli Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has expressed his condolences to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon over the deaths of three Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank.
Face of Defense: Versatile Soldier Aids Mission Success
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SWEENEY, Afghanistan —
Afghanistan-deployed Army Sgt. Fabricio Granados said he uses the skills he has accrued over the years to support a cause that is bigger than himself.
RIMPAC Exercise Emphasizes Cooperation in Maritime Security
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
The biennial Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercise fosters and sustains cooperative relationships critical to ensuring the safety and security of sea lanes, said Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Dempsey: Leaders Wait to Hear From Iraq Assessment Teams
U.S. officials are waiting to hear the assessment that U.S. special operations troops are making of Iraqi security forces before making a decision on further support, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Honolulu.
Chairman Stresses Value of Military Partnerships
Partnering with the forces of other nations, such as during the biennial Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercise that's underway in the Hawaiian Islands, is a hallmark of the American military, and it will be even more important in the future than it is today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Honolulu.