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’
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
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.
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.