Sept. 30, 2015
DoD Official Acclaims Transcom’s Cyber, Innovation, Acquisitions Strides
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. —
The defense logistics program is “doing what it was built to do,” showing cost savings in recent years despite budgetary restraints, the principal undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said.
Carter: Avoiding Shutdown Not Enough for Troops, National Defense
Avoiding a government shutdown is not enough for service members and the national defense, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a Pentagon news conference.
NATO Commander Discusses Ukraine, Syria, Russian Engagement
During an event in Washington, D.C., NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe discussed the situations in Ukraine and Syria and the need for the U.S. and European nations to engage with top officials in Russia.
Russian Actions Intensify Syrian Civil War, Carter Says
Russian actions are intensifying the instability in Syria and making the civil war there more vicious, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Face of Defense: Soldier Employs Language Skills to Build Bridges
PANEVEZYS, Lithuania —
Lithuania-deployed Army Pfc. Aidarbek Raev employs his language skills to build bridges with host-nation service members.
Watch Live at 7:25 p.m. EDT: Carter to Make Remarks and Participate in Moderated Discussion at World Economic Forum
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to make remarks and participate in a moderated conversation, followed by an award presentation tonight, as part of the 2-day World Economic Forum at the Pentagon. World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman, Klaus Schwab, will moderate a discussion between Secretary Carter and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. Click here at 7:25 p.m. EDT for live coverage.
Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Sept. 29, 2015
Pentagon: U.S. Forces Conduct Airstrike After Taliban Take Kunduz
U.S. forces conducted an airstrike today on the outskirts of Kunduz, a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan that was taken yesterday by Taliban forces, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Carter Directs Staff to 'Open Lines of Communication' With Russia
Defense Secretary Ash Carter today directed his staff to "open lines of communication with Russia on de-confliction" of air operations in Syria, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Crisis Line Specialist Helps Fellow Veterans
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. —
Whether to talk or for more serious help, such as suicide prevention, Jeffrey Swafford, a former Air Force staff sergeant, said service members, veterans and family members and friends can call, text or chat online with him or any of his coworkers confidentially anytime.