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Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit, Call for Budget Certainty

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:15
The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced.

Safeguarding Against Workplace Violence

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:57
The Department of Defense defines workplace violence as “any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, bullying, verbal or nonverbal threat, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at or outside the work site.”

Top Policy Official: Military Not Only Solution to Terrorism in Africa

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:23
The acting undersecretary of defense for policy said on Capitol Hill that U.S.-led efforts in Africa are vitally important as African nations confront complex and growing threats from multiple terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al-Qaida affiliates and other extremist groups such as Boko Haram.

Acquisitions Chief Details DoD Efforts to Speed, Reform Acquisition Processes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:17
The Defense Department is charging ahead in using new authorities to streamline, speed up and reform the acquisition system to ensure warfighters get what they need when they need it, the Pentagon's top acquisition official told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

DoD Salutes Acquisition Workforce at Pentagon Ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:04
The Defense Department honored 17 individuals and two organizations within the department’s acquisition community in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Sailors Honored at USS Utah Ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:45
Service members, families and friends gathered at sunset around the USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island to honor victims of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a ceremony and interment service.

Guard Troops Were Training When Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:40
National Guard troops were already training on Dec. 7, 1941, when military forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the attack, which killed or wounded more than 3,400 U.S. military personnel and more than 100 civilians and inflicted significant damage upon the Pacific Fleet and to the Army Air Corps squadrons stationed in Hawaii.

Face of Defense: Father, Son Reunite for C-130 Mission

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:17
Air Force Airman Trevor Armentrout, a loadmaster, followed his father, Air Force Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander and C-130H3 Hercules pilot, by joining the Air Force Reserve.

DoD Urges Congress to Pass FY18 Budget

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:23
A spokesman said the Pentagon urged Congress to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill before the current continuing resolution expires.

Pentagon Announces Troop Levels in Iraq, Syria

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:40
The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials said.

Cyber Advisor Stresses Developing Human Capital to Counter Adversaries

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:09
The scope, sophistication, pace and spread of today’s cyber threats is unmatched in history, the deputy principal cyber advisor to the secretary of defense said.

Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:20
Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana.

Program Boosts Special Forces Members’ Physical, Mental Capabilities

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:14
Special Forces soldiers, known as Green Berets, are some of the most highly-trained troops in the Army. Their readiness requires them to have a performance training program designed to increase physical performance and emotional well-being, prevent injuries and improve mental skills necessary to perform optimally in training and combat operations.

Fort Stewart Soldiers Stand Together to Prevent Suicide

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:23
Medical professionals from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and embedded behavioral health specialists from Fort Stewart, Georgia, used a car show to engage participants in conversation surrounding suicide.

Face of Defense: Daughter Follows Father’s Path to National Guard

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:22
Army Lt. Col. Paul Boice raised his right hand and cited the oath of enlistment. It was the first time he had ever sworn someone into the Idaho Army National Guard. The enlistee was Boice’s 17-year-old daughter, Army Pvt. Simmone Boice.

U.S.-Kuwaiti Partnership Forged in 1991 Liberation Endures, Mattis Says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:23
The relationship forged between the United States and Kuwait during the war for Kuwait’s liberation in 1991 continues to grow, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters traveling with him as his plane left Kuwait to return to the United States.

Mattis Thanks Kuwaiti Emir for Ongoing Support

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:14
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah for his country's ongoing support in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and for Kuwait's hospitality in hosting coalition service members.

U.S., Brazilian Doctors Partner to Bring Medical Care to Amazon

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:50
Five Navy doctors recently boarded the Brazilian navy hospital ship and began a monthlong humanitarian mission that will take them deep into the Amazon. These U.S. doctors are working closely with the Brazilian navy to deliver healthcare to some of the isolated peoples in the world.

No Day at the Beach: U.S. Troops Learn Desert Commando Skills

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:30
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa geared up with their French counterparts for the French Desert Commando Course at the Djibouti Range Complex.

Officials Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Coalition Support for Iraqi Forces

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 17:54
The High Level Committee of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve met in Baghdad to discuss the way forward for the coalition’s continued support of the Iraqi security forces.

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