Vince Vaughn, USO Bring ‘Unfinished Business’ to Edwards AFB

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – Actor Vince Vaughn treated troops and their families to an advance screening of his upcoming film, “Unfinished Business,” during a USO visit to Edwards Air Force Base, California, Feb. 28. During a … [Read more...]

21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – Today’s national security landscape challenges the Defense Department with threats ranging from low-tech, lone-wolf terrorists and high-tech peer adversaries to extremist groups that use both approaches, like the Islamic State … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Helps Veteran in Need

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert BarnettJoint Base Elmendorf-RichardsonJOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska, March 2, 2015 – Alec Fonoti, a civilian mechanic for an on-base laundry service here, had prepared a big dinner to take to a friend's house. He loaded the food and his family of nine into his … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, March 1, 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...]

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 28, 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...]

Liberia’s President Thanks Obama, Carter for Ebola Aid

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke today in separate meetings with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who said she came to the United States to thank the U.S. government and the American … [Read more...]

Kirby: Iraqi Leaders, Troops Will be Force Against ISIL

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – Any operation in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant "is going to be and must be" an Iraqi-led and Iraqi-manned operation, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters today. Any operation … [Read more...]

Welsh: Sequestration Harms Aging, Shrinking Air Force

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – The capability gap separating the U.S. Air Force from others is narrowing and requires modernization to help the service maintain its asymmetric advantage, the service’s chief of staff testified before the House Appropriations … [Read more...]

James: In-Demand Air Force Experiences Strain

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – The Air Force is requesting $10 billion above what sequestration-level funding provides in order to support its global responsibilities, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told members of the House Appropriations … [Read more...]

McKeon: Budget Request Provides ‘Robust’ Nuclear Deterrent

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – The president’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget proposal contains funding to provide a “stable and robust” nuclear deterrent capability for the nation, Brian P. McKeon, principle deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, told … [Read more...]