April 6, 2017
Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes
The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people.
U.S. Wants to Remain 'Partner of Choice' in Latin America
The United States wants to remain the "partner of choice" in Latin America by providing better options than other entities in the region, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, said in an interview with DoD News.
Southcom Chief: Command Focuses on Countering Threat Networks
Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, discussed issues from countering international threat networks to providing better barracks for service members assigned at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a briefing at the Pentagon.
April 4, 2017
Transcom’s Commander Calls for Innovative Thinkers to Prepare for Future
Speaking at the Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command called on future military leaders to think and lead differently to meet coming challenges.
Victim Advocates: Critical Members of Sexual Assault, Prevention Response
ATLANTIC OCEAN —
A Navy Sexual Assault and Prevention Response Program point of contact aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower said victim advocates go through an extensive interview process to be considered for the position.
March 30, 2017
Stable Funding Key to Recovering From Readiness Decline, DoD Officials Say
Defense Department officials told a Senate panel the services need money, manpower, time and consistency to recover military readiness and that DoD’s organic industrial infrastructure has suffered as a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011.
U.S. Navy Divers Sail Aboard Korean Ship in SALVEX 2017
CHINHAE, South Korea —
U.S. and South Korean navy diving and salvage experts focused on combined diving and salvage operations and subject matter expert exchanges during Salvage Exercise Korea 2017.
Congress Probes Military Pilot Shortage
Senior military officials told Congress a shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force. This crisis is the result of multiple factors including high operational tempo and cultural issues that affect airmen.
March 29, 2017
Air Force Official Details ‘National Aircrew Crisis’
The Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel services told a House panel that a confluence of circumstances in the Air Force has birthed a national aircrew crisis.
Surgeons General Emphasize Readiness as Priority in Military Medicine
Readiness is the priority of the Military Health System, the surgeons general of the Army, Navy and Air Force told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee.