Work Discusses Russia with Military, Intelligence Leaders

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, April 17, 2015 – Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work participated in what he called a wide-ranging and frank discussion with U.S. European Command leaders in Stuttgart, Germany, today, listening to the challenges they face in the … [Read more...]

Anti-ISIL Forces Make Progress in Iraq, Syria

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – Iraqi security forces and coalition partners are making progress in Operation Inherent Resolve’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a U.S. Central Command official told reporters here today. Anti-ISIL … [Read more...]

Services Continue Strong Recruiting Through February 2015

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2015 through February, Defense Department officials announced today. Here are the active-component recruiting numbers for fiscal year 2015 through … [Read more...]

Work Thanks European Command Troops for Service

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed issues confronting U.S. European Command during a visit with military leaders at Patch Barracks here today. Work met with Eucom commander Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove -- who’s … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, April 17, 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: Army NCO Acclaimed for SHARP Work

By Army Master Sgt. Kap Kim10th Mountain DivisionFORT DRUM, N.Y., April 17, 2015 – Being the best at whatever she does is nothing new for Army Sgt. 1st Class Chylciale M. Washington -- she’s made a career of it. Among her many accolades, Washington was recently named one of U.S. Army Forces Command’s … [Read more...]

Trends in Iraq Moving in Right Direction, Dempsey Says

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 – The Iraqi government has made gains, and trends there are moving in the right direction, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Pentagon news conference today. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey met with reporters … [Read more...]

Carter Discusses Top National Security Priorities

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today discussed his top priorities and other defense issues at a Pentagon news conference. Carter met with reporters along with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of … [Read more...]

Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleasesSOUTHWEST ASIA, April 16, 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 … [Read more...]

Sequestration Would Harm Asia-Pacific Progress, Commanders Say

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 – Senior military commanders from the Asia-Pacific region told the Senate Armed Services Committee today how the strategy to rebalance military forces would face security consequences if the budget-cutting sequestration law … [Read more...]