Carter: Honor, Thank Families of Fallen Troops on Memorial Day

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – While every Memorial Day is marked with solemn remembrance, this year’s has special significance, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today in a Memorial Day message to the force. “This year -- as we mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the … [Read more...]

Hawaii Air Guard Unit Serves State, Asia-Pacific

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityJOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii, May 22, 2015 – The Hawaii Air National Guard trains and mobilizes to execute operational, disaster response and humanitarian missions for the state and Pacific Air Forces under U.S. Pacific Command. The 154th Wing, the … [Read more...]

Vice President Salutes Naval Academy’s Graduating Class

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – As he addressed the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class today in Annapolis, Maryland, Vice President Joe Biden expressed pride in the midshipmen as they prepare to join a 170-year legacy of … [Read more...]

Carter, Kendall Honor DoD Acquisitions Excellence

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his top acquisition chief presided over an awards ceremony focused on recognizing the acquisitions excellence of four DoD programs here yesterday. Carter was joined by … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, May 22, 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...]

Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD … [Read more...]

NATO Alliance Stands Firm, Adapts to Challenges

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The NATO alliance is standing firm and adapting to the challenges on its eastern and southern flanks, military officials said during a press conference following the alliance’s Military Committee meeting here. The chiefs of … [Read more...]

Missing World War II Soldier Accounted For

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Colorado Airmen Practice Motorcycle Safety

By Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte460th Space WingAURORA, Colo., May 22, 2015 – For many motorcyclists, the coming of summer means it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather on two wheels. Although feeling the wind in your hair can be enjoyable, riding motorcycles also brings many increased … [Read more...]

Work Highlights U.S. Military Technology Efforts

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – America’s defense companies and employees provide the capabilities, technologies, and services that underpin the nation’s global military power, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told industry representatives yesterday, according to a DoD news … [Read more...]