Sept. 17, 2015
Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Carter Invites Israeli Defense Minister to Washington for Talks
Defense Secretary Ash Carter plans to host Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon in late October for security talks here, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters.
Face of Defense: Army Band Flutist Connects Through Music
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —
Army Spc. Michael Kwak, a flutist in the Army Band, discovered his talent for and love of music when he was a teenager in California.
Watch Live at 1 p.m. EDT: Press Secretary to Brief Reporters At Pentagon
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook is scheduled to brief reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon. Click here at 1 p.m. EDT for live coverage.
Watch Live at 2 p.m. EDT: Secretary, Vice Chairman to Honor Train Attack Heroes
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will honor the three men, including two U.S. service members, who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train outside of Brussels last month. Immediately following the ceremony, the three honorees will answer questions from the media. Click here at 2 p.m. EDT for live coverage.
Sept. 16, 2015
Massachusetts Guard Announces State Partnership With Kenya
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. —
The Massachusetts National Guard has been selected as the U.S. partner for the Republic of Kenya as part of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program.
'Continued Commitment' Needed in ISIL Fight, Defense Official Says
The coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has made gains, but it will take "more than the military campaign to be successful," the undersecretary of defense for policy said.
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria
Carter: DoD Must Embrace Future to Remain Best Force
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the military must invest in the best technology and strategy to remain a superior force during remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference.
USDA Veteran Initiatives Now Part of DoD’s Transition Assistance Program
Agriculture and farm business opportunities became the newest career training choices for transitioning service members.