Oct. 8, 2014
Face of Defense: Airmen Assist Ebola Relief Efforts
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany —
Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron have launched their first mission to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance.
Officials Discuss Report on U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines
U.S. officials gave an interim report on progress of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japanese defense cooperation.
Southcom Chief Urges Campaign Plan for Central America
Central America needs a campaign plan to combat the power of transnational criminal syndicates and emphasize the rule of law, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said.
NATO Committee Enhances Focus, Integration for Future
NAVAL AIR STATION NORFOLK, Va. —
The NATO Allied Command Transformation Military Committee will meet to solidify decisions that will ensure training and operations alignment for future effectiveness, senior officials said.
Kelly: Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation
The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
DoD Competition to Launch New Manufacturing Institute
President Barack Obama announced a Defense Department-sponsored competition that will provide up to $110 million to launch an Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.
Special Marine Task Force Deploying to Liberia
A special Marine expeditionary unit is deploying to Liberia to join hundreds of other U.S. troops in support of efforts to contain the spread of Ebola.
Hagel to Attend Ministers’ Conference on South America Trip
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attend the Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas during a trip to South America.
DoD Medical Countermeasures Find Use in Ebola Outbreak
The Defense Department is better prepared to help with the West Africa Ebola outbreak because of measures put in place to protect troops from biological warfare agents.
Spokesman: Airstrikes Only Part of the Strategy Against ISIL
Airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists will not be enough to end the siege of the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, the Pentagon press secretary acknowledged today.