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May 24, 2018

DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea

The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance.

March 14, 2018

Infantry Task Force Looks to Overmatch Potential Foes

The United States already has the best infantry soldiers, Marines and special operators on the face of the Earth, but Defense Secretary James N. Mattis wants them to completely overmatch any potential foes.

Feb. 22, 2018

DoD Now on Track to Rebuild, Restore Military, Spokesperson Says

The Bipartisan Budget Act will lift the spending caps for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, allowing the Defense Department to provide necessary funding to modernize the U.S. military, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Feb. 18, 2018

Mattis: New Policy Cracks Down On Force Deployability

A new Defense Department policy requires service members who are not deployable for a year or more to be reassigned, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said, adding that the issue concerns service members “who are, just for one reason or another, not able to deploy with their units."

Feb. 15, 2018

Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say

The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.

Feb. 12, 2018

Air Force Maintainers Keep Flight Line Running

Getting a multimillion-dollar F-15 Eagle aircraft safely airborne and back down again takes coordination across many different career fields.

Feb. 1, 2018

Navy Must Fulfill Maritime Responsibilities to Nation, Admiral Says

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson outlined his vision of the Navy the nation needs to fulfill its maritime responsibilities based on the national defense strategy during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation.

Nov. 16, 2017

Deputy Secretary Goes to the 'Gemba' to Examine Readiness

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan returned from his first trip outside the Beltway as the Pentagon's second-in-charge, armed with information to share with military leaders and Congress on improving readiness.

Nov. 15, 2017

Shanahan Observes Military Readiness at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan engaged leaders and troops on readiness, observed demonstrations of personnel and assets and heard about the successes and challenges in maintaining a ready force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Feb. 15, 2017

Enlisted Leaders Ask Congress to Maintain Military Readiness, Fund Credentialing Program

The military’s top enlisted advisors and the acting assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs are asking Congress to continue funding single service member and military family readiness programs.

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