Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, July 3, 2015 – 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 … [Read more...]

Carter Announces Personnel Changes

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, July 2, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced that Eric Fanning will be the next acting undersecretary of the Army and Eric Rosenbach will take his place as Carter’s chief of staff, effective July 6. Fanning has previously served as deputy … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Army Civilian Finds Passion in Engineering Project Management

By Sandra Arnold U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston DistrictGALVESTON, Texas, July 2, 2015 – Sifting through artifacts dating back to the Roman era -- discovered while excavating a roadway for a $200 million Army housing project in Wiesbaden, Germany -- is the most interesting job assignment Rhonda … [Read more...]

Pentagon Hosts 17th Annual Iftar Dinner as Part of Ramadan

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, July 2, 2015 – Muslims, their family members and guests gathered here last night to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan during the 17th annual Pentagon iftar dinner. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and fasting and … [Read more...]

Defense Secretary’s Chief of Staff Praises Department’s LGBT Support

DIA Public AffairsWASHINGTON, July 2, 2015 – Eric Fanning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter's chief of staff, spoke to Defense Intelligence Agency employees June 24 about the immense changes he’s seen in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender environment at the Defense Department over the past 20 … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, July 2, 2015 – 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 … [Read more...]

Military, Federal, Private-Sector Partners Key to Cyber Guard 15

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 – Cyberspace and critical infrastructure operators and experts from more than 100 organizations spanning government, academia, industry and the international coalition participated in the fourth annual Cyber Guard exercise, June 8-26. U.S. Cyber … [Read more...]

Kendall: JIEDDO Move Will Protect Hard-Earned Capabilities

By Karen ParrishDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 – Improvised explosive devices have been a rapidly evolving and deadly menace in many parts of the world as terrorists employ these homemade bombs against military forces and civilian populations. U.S. leaders created the Joint … [Read more...]

Carter: Troops will be Hard at Work Worldwide July 4th

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today wished the men and women of the Defense Department a well-deserved Independence Day holiday, and said some service members would be working worldwide July 4th to secure the country and protect … [Read more...]

Dempsey Discusses New Military Strategy, ISIL

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said the new National Military Strategy takes into account increasing disorder in the world and the erosion of America’s comparative advantage. During a joint news conference at the … [Read more...]