Aug. 8, 2014
Southern Command Kicks Off Panama Canal Defense Exercise
Panamax 2014, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on defense of the Panama Canal, kicks off on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
California Guardsmen Aid in Wildfire Battle
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
Army and Air Force aviators are dousing wildfires across Northern California, where they soon may be joined by Army Guard firefighting crews on the ground.
Hagel, Indian Leaders Discuss Deepening Cooperation
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with top leaders in India’s new government to discuss cooperation and deepening of strategic ties.
Deputy Secretary Meets With President of Niger
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger discussed collaboration and security.
Aug. 7, 2014
Face of Defense: Vehicle Mechanic Brings Passion to His Service
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Senior Airman Christopher Moore, who has been a mechanic for the Air Force for three years, has a passion for fixing things.
Hagel: Ukraine Crisis Prompts NATO to Re-examine Its Relevance
Russia’s “provocative actions” in Ukraine prompt NATO to re-examine its purpose, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Stuttgart, Germany.
Hagel Discusses Budget, Sequestration in Stuttgart
The Defense Department has taken severe budget cuts this fiscal year, but if sequestration returns in fiscal 2016, that will require $50 billion in additional cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Stuttgart, Germany.
Obama Signs Act to Give VA New Money, Authorities
President Barack Obama signed a new bill that provides the Veterans Affairs Department with more resources to improve access and quality of care for veterans.
Hagel Emphasizes Importance of Asia-Pacific Partnerships
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed the importance of his trip to the Asia-Pacific region as he spoke to personnel at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
Northcom Officials Provide Update on Wildfire Efforts
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
Since July 20, DoD aircraft have conducted 76 airdrops and discharged more than 137,000 gallons of fire retardant in the battle against Northwest wildfires.