Transcom System Brings DoD New Capability to Move Patients

From a U.S. Transportation Command News ReleaseSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Jan. 26, 2015 – U.S. Transportation Command has rolled out a new capability that will allow the Defense Department to use air transport to move multiple patients with highly infectious diseases. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Medic Learns Benefits of Blood Donations

By Shannon CollinsDoD News Features, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – San Antonio Military Medical Center officials at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas encourage people to donate to the Armed Services Blood Program, because the blood directly supports warfighters downrange as well as … [Read more...]

Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 26, 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...]

Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University. The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, … [Read more...]

Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University. The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, … [Read more...]

Hagel Praises New Defense Cooperation Agreements With India

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2015 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement today applauding agreements on defense cooperation between the United States and India, announced by by President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.    Hagel's statement reads … [Read more...]

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseWASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 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...]

Iraqi Training Sites Now Operational, Pentagon Spokesman Says

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2015 – The fourth and final training site for Iraqi forces started operations today in Irbil, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. About 100 Kurdish peshmerga forces started training at the Irbil site today, … [Read more...]

DoD Decides Against Sending Four Guard and Reserve Units to West Africa

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2015 – Army National Guard soldiers who were set to replace forces in Senegal and Liberia fighting West Africa’s devastating Ebola outbreak will not be needed in that effort, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said … [Read more...]

Fewer Air Targets as ISIL Terrorists Hide, Change Tactics

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2015 – Success in the effort to degrade, defeat and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant shouldn't be considered simply in terms of a body count or how much land has changed hands, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. … [Read more...]