Sept. 24, 2015
Neller Assumes Command of Marine Corps From Dunford
Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the new commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, a tested warrior and innovative strategist during a passage of command ceremony.
Airstrikes Hit ISIL 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.
Face of Defense: Young Marine Reflects on Service
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lakin Chaffer, an embarkation specialist deployed to Iraq, says her decision to join the Marine Corps "got me on my feet and helped me start growing up."
Watch Live at 2:45 p.m. EDT: Carter, Ukrainian Defense Minister Conduct News Conference
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Col.-Gen. Stepan Poltorak are scheduled to conduct a news conference at the Pentagon.
Sept. 23, 2015
First All-Female Honor Flight Gets Hero's Welcome in Washington
Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.
Carter, Norwegian Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed increasing security challenges during a meeting with Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide.
DoD Spokesman: Reports About Syrian Defections False
The Defense Department says there are false reports coming out of Syria about defections among personnel in the Syrian train-and-equip program.
Budget Uncertainty Complicates Readiness Recovery, Dempsey Says
A central aspect of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been budget uncertainty. Dempsey took office soon after the passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Dempsey: Hard Work, Professionalism Restored Nation’s Trust in Military
When Cadet Martin E. Dempsey reported to the Army’s U.S. Military Academy to begin his plebe year in June 1970, it was arguably the nadir of America’s trust in its military.
Face of Defense: Joy of Motocross Keeps Airman Stress-Free
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Flying at 70 mph isn't a big deal to many people, but when that involves flying on a 250 pound, two-wheeled vehicle without wings, life can become exciting.