Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, March 4, 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: Marine Serves in Father’s Footsteps

By Marine Corps Sgt. Devin Nichols24th Marine Expeditionary UnitUSS FORT MCHENRY, March 4, 2015 – Marine Corps Sgt. Cody L. Olson, an M1A1 Abrams main battle tank technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, emulated his father when he joined the Marines. Olson, 26, … [Read more...]

Winnefeld Thanks Troops in Germany, Italy on USO World Tour

By Lisa FerdinandoDoD News, Defense Media ActivityNAPLES, Italy, March 3, 2015 – Military members and their families cheered, clapped and laughed as a USO tour, led by the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, performed here today as part of a global blitz to thank them for their service and … [Read more...]

Sequestration Endangers Defense Strategy, Dempsey Says

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 – While the U.S. military remains strong, sequestration endangers the mission of protecting America and its interests, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the Senate today. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense … [Read more...]

Sequestration Endangers Defense Strategy, Dempsey Says

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 – While the U.S. military remains strong, sequestration endangers the mission of protecting America and its interests, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the Senate today. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense … [Read more...]

Carter: Nation ‘Would be Less Secure’ Under Sequestration

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 – Sequestration threatens military readiness, the size of warfighting forces, the capabilities of air and naval fleets, and ultimately the lives of the nation’s men and women in uniform, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a … [Read more...]

Special Report: Travels With Winnefeld

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 – Navy Adm. James. A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is hosting his third USO tour, traveling with athletes and celebrities to visit deployed service members around the world. The tour runs March 2-9, 2015. Learn more … [Read more...]

Officials Outline Policy, Posture in Middle East

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 – Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization and preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon are the top two issues that must be addressed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, … [Read more...]

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, March 3, 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: Small Shop Engineers Mission Success

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz455th Air Expeditionary WingKANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 3, 2015 – The average Air Force civil engineer squadron comprises more than 100 airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and … [Read more...]