Nov. 30, 2016
DIUx Releases Guide For Faster, Less-Costly Technology Acquisition
The Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental shared its model for success as it released a guidebook describing how agencies can create contracting vehicles to bring technological innovations to practical use in less time and at lower cost.
Iraqi Forces Make ‘Remarkable Turnaround,’ OIR Official Says
British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the invasion of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces into Iraq two years ago has met with a “remarkable turnaround."
Carter Talks With Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Council
Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked the senior noncommissioned officers he calls his “eyes and ears” with the force as he addressed the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Council at the Pentagon.
Revised TRICARE Pharmacy Network Begins Dec. 1
Walgreens pharmacies join the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016, while CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day, according to the Defense Health Agency.
Face of Defense: Airman Copes With Stress Through Family, Counseling
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. —
Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bob Weber now embraces his family's help and input as he battles post-traumatic stress resulting from the loss of a teammate during a deployment to Afghanistan.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue 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.
Most-Senior Service NCOs Attend Pentagon Conference
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, convened the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Council at the Pentagon, giving senior noncommissioned officers an opportunity to share ideas across the joint force.
Nov. 29, 2016
Stratcom Deputy Highlights Progress in Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, U.S. Strategic Command deputy chief, outlined the Defense Department’s strides in broadening access and control in asymmetric warfare during the 53rd Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium and Convention.
First Lady Welcomes Service Members, Families to White House Holiday Preview
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted nearly 200 service members, spouses, children, veterans and wounded warriors at this year’s White House holiday décor preview as part of a Joining Forces initiative celebration.
Carter Sends Congress Memo Calling for Quick Budget Action
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that in a memo sent to Congress, Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged legislators to pass the Defense Department’s budget as quickly as possible and to avoid extending the continuing resolution.