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Sept. 19, 2017

DoD Celebrates Constitution and Citizenship Days, Constitution Week

The Defense Department, along with all other federal agencies, celebrated Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Sept. 17, and is celebrating Constitution Week Sept. 17-23.

Sept. 10, 2017

DoD Continues Hurricane Irma Response Operations

The Defense Department is well-postured for Hurricane Irma response operations in Florida and continues to assist in efforts throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean locations, a DoD spokesman said.

Sept. 9, 2017

DoD Continues Caribbean, Florida Hurricane Response Operations

The Defense Department continues its response to destruction throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean locales, while posturing forces to support the response to Hurricane Irma in Florida, a DoD spokesman said.

April 27, 2017

DARPA Funds Brain-Stimulation Research to Speed Learning

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

Sept. 15, 2016

U.S.-Russian Officials Hold Video Conference on Syrian Airspace Safety

Defense Department leaders held a video conference with Russian Ministry of Defense counterparts to discuss measures to mitigate incidents in the air over Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

Sept. 14, 2016

Carter Opens DIUx Outpost in Texas

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the opening of the Pentagon’s third location for its technology startup, Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, this time extending the department's outreach to Austin, Texas.

Sept. 7, 2016

Carter Meets With Israeli Counterpart During Ministerial

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on the margins of the U.K.-hosted U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in London, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Aug. 3, 2016

Air Force Declares F-35A Lightning II ‘Combat Ready’

Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered his congratulations to the Air Force when the F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared “combat ready” by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command.

June 24, 2016

Carter Calls UK Counterpart Following Brexit Vote

Following the historic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by telephone with his U.K. counterpart.

June 24, 2016

Carter Says Welsh Will be Remembered for Dedication to Airmen

Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III always remembered that people are what make the U.S. Air Force the best in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a change-of-command and retirement ceremony.

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