July 26, 2014
Hagel Calls Dutch Defense Minister to Offer Support
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, as well recovery and repatriation of the victims, with Netherland's defense minister.
World War II Veteran Gets Hero’s Welcome
The oldest living female World War II veteran received a hero's welcome in Washington, D.C., including a visit with the president and vice president.
U.S. Moves Tripoli Embassy Personnel to Tunisia
The U.S. military assisted in the movement of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli in Libya to Tunisia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.
Greenert: China Moving Quickly to Modernize Navy
ASPEN, Colo. —
China’s naval modernization program is moving at a rapid pace, the chief of U.S. naval operations said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
July 25, 2014
DoD Supports Wildland Firefight in Pacific Northwest
As fires rage in two states in the Pacific Northwest, Defense Department fire-suppression efforts are underway with two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-capable C-130s, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
Kendall: F-35 Marks U.S.-Australia Milestone
A senior defense official said the F-35's integration of technology is unprecedented, giving the fleet advanced capability.
Cape Ray Crew Continues Neutralizing Syrian Chemical Materials
Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria’s declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
Senate Confirms Officers for Key Military Posts
The Senate this week confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominees for four key military posts.
Face of Defense: Airman Helps to Restore B-29 Superfortress
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Geoffrey Jensen spends much of his free time restoring one of the last flyable B-29 Superfortress bombers.
Dempsey: Russian Attacks Change Europe’s Security Landscape
ASPEN, Colo. —
Russia’s decision to fire artillery from within Russia onto Ukrainian military positions transforms the security environment throughout Eastern Europe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Colorado.