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
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England —
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
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
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
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
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.