DoD Launches Review of Lab Procedures Involving Anthrax

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 – The Defense Department is launching a comprehensive review of its laboratory procedures, processes, and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax, according to a DoD news release issued today. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work … [Read more...]

President Proclaims June as LGBT Pride Month

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 – The federal government, including the Department of Defense, is leading by example to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens “are judged by the quality of their work, not by who they love,” President Barack Obama said in … [Read more...]

Odierno: Army End Strength Issue Still Unsettled

By C. Todd LopezArmy News ServiceWASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 – When the Army's chief of staff retires this August, one thing he'll be leaving for his successor is the unfinished business of how big the Army will be and how it will be appropriated, he told the Defense Writers Group yesterday. "I thought by … [Read more...]

Army Pacific Helps Nations Cope With Natural Disasters

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityFORT SHAFTER, Hawaii, May 29, 2015 – Since the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal that claimed the lives of about 10,000 people and left thousands more injured or missing, U.S. Army Pacific Command has dedicated significant resources to disaster … [Read more...]

Carter Joins Facebook

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today became the first secretary of defense to join Facebook, Pentagon officials announced. In a statement released today, officials said Carter will be able to personally communicate with nearly three million … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Deny ISIL Forces Tactical Advantages

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, May 29, 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...]

Face of Defense: Trumpeter Bridges Cultures Through Music

By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittney CannadyContinuing Promise 2015 Public AffairsPUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua, May 29, 2015 – U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Vincent Moody, a trumpet player attached to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort for Continuing Promise 2015, said he is … [Read more...]

Medical Examiner Explains Identification Process

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityJOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii, May 29, 2015 – A glass-walled lab offers a brightly lit view of tables displaying hundreds of meticulously placed bone fragments and other human remains, aligned much like military formations. The lab has a sterile, … [Read more...]

James to Air Force Cadets: ‘Lead Us Into The Future’

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 – Cadets graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy as second lieutenants are entering the profession of arms at a time of unprecedented change and challenges, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told the Class of 2015 … [Read more...]

USAID Widens Aperture for Economy, Diplomacy in Pacific

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityCAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii, May 28, 2015 – Nepal’s beleaguered citizens are struggling to recover from the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake that claimed more than 8,600 lives, caused countless injuries and left many thousands missing. But a United States … [Read more...]