Face of Defense: Army Leaders, Siblings Serve Together

By Army Staff Sgt. Gene Arnold13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, Jan. 28, 2015 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Suzanne Prosper and her brother, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Weaver Prosper, came a long way from the sandy shores of the Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island in the … [Read more...]

Hagel Led Cultural Change, Maintained Mission Focus

By Karen ParrishDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel led the Defense Department through fundamental changes during his tenure of almost two years. Since being sworn in on Feb. 27, 2013, Hagel shepherded internal reforms and defended against new and … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 28, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 13 airstrikes, Combined … [Read more...]

Official Thanks Blood Donors, Encourages More Donations

By Shannon CollinsDoD News Features, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – The process is familiar to many. Squeeze the ball a few times to make the vein visible and look away as the needle punctures the arm. Make idle conversation as the medical technician fills the vials with blood, and … [Read more...]

Special Operations Eyes Present, Future Threats

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – Special operations forces are very busy today, but they must also plan to confront future threats, Michael J. Dumont, the principle deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations/low-intensity conflict said here … [Read more...]

Hagel Led Change, Maintained Mission Focus

By Karen ParrishDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel led the Defense Department through fundamental changes during his tenure of almost two years. Since being sworn in on Feb. 27, 2013, Hagel shepherded internal reforms and defended against new and … [Read more...]

Competent, Willing Partnerships Result in Gains Against ISIL

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The success of Kurdish forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani is an example of what can be done with a reliable, willing and capable partner, the Pentagon press … [Read more...]

Battaglia Readies for Enlisted, Counterpart Visit in Asia

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – As the Defense Department’s highest ranking enlisted leader primes for his visit to military installations in the Far East, he stressed the importance of having an “American footprint” there given the United States’ long-standing … [Read more...]

New York Begins Drawing Down Troops Mobilized for Blizzard

By Eric DurrNew York National GuardWASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – With less snowfall than expected from the three-day snow event dubbed Winter Storm Juno by the Weather Channel, the New York National Guard today began releasing from duty some of the approximately 400 soldiers and airmen who had been … [Read more...]

Legal Expert Offers Tax Time Solutions for Maximum Benefits

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – Winter brings not only cold weather, but for some, the dreaded confusion of tax season. However, service members, retirees and family members can get fast, free, professional help in filing their tax returns between now and June … [Read more...]