ISIL Takes Defensive Posture in Iraq, Centcom Says

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 – U.S. Central Command officials believe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group is on the defensive in Iraq, Centcom spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told reporters here today. In the second operational … [Read more...]

DoD Officials Discuss Science, Technology Budget

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 – The Defense Department has maintained a steady $12 billion investment in science and technology and is using new initiatives to boost innovation and military superiority, defense officials told a Senate panel April 22. Frank … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Aircraft Maintainer Saves Air Force $5 million

By By Air Force Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle99th Air Base WingNELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., April 24, 2015 – Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein is an avionics, electro-environmental and propulsions systems expert. But he’s not your average specialist flight expediter -- his expertise has saved the … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

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

First Lady Announces Jobs, Training for 90,000 Vets, Spouses

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMANASSAS, Va., April 24, 2015 – First Lady Michelle Obama announced yesterday that numerous technology and energy companies have committed to hire or train 90,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years as part of the Joining Forces … [Read more...]

Special Report: Travels With Carter

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is on a two-day trip to California that focuses on the Defense Department's cyber strategy and developing new partnership initiatives to encourage innovation to leverage commercially driven technology. Learn more … [Read more...]

Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence. Carter … [Read more...]

DoD Honors Sexual Assault Response Coordinators

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – The Defense Department this month is honoring six sexual assault response coordinators, or SARCs, one from each service, for outstanding efforts to help sexual assault victims and for commitment to preventing the crime. DoD … [Read more...]

Deputy Secretary, Latvian Defense Minister Discuss Priorities

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – During a 30-minute meeting at the Pentagon today, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis talked about defense priorities and ongoing measures demonstrating U.S. and allied commitment to the Baltic … [Read more...]

Carter Seeks Tech-sector Partnerships for Innovation

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced new partnership initiatives today on the first day of a two-day visit to California’s Silicon Valley to learn from experts who run some of the highest-tech companies in one of the … [Read more...]