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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.

Feb. 7, 2017

Budget Controls Must Be Lifted To Boost Readiness, Vice Chiefs Say

Military readiness will suffer if budget constraints are not repealed and are allowed to again take effect, the military’s vice chiefs of staff told members of the House Armed Services Committee.

April 14, 2016

DoD Embraces ‘America’s PrepareAthon!’ Planning With Military Readiness

Preparedness and military readiness go hand in hand in the Defense Department’s role to protect national security, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense integration and defense support of civil authorities said.

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