NATO Alliance Stands Firm, Adapts to Challenges

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The NATO alliance is standing firm and adapting to the challenges on its eastern and southern flanks, military officials said during a press conference following the alliance’s Military Committee meeting here. The chiefs of … [Read more...]

Missing World War II Soldier Accounted For

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Colorado Airmen Practice Motorcycle Safety

By Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte460th Space WingAURORA, Colo., May 22, 2015 – For many motorcyclists, the coming of summer means it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather on two wheels. Although feeling the wind in your hair can be enjoyable, riding motorcycles also brings many increased … [Read more...]

Work Highlights U.S. Military Technology Efforts

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – America’s defense companies and employees provide the capabilities, technologies, and services that underpin the nation’s global military power, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told industry representatives yesterday, according to a DoD news … [Read more...]

Carter, Tunisian President Discuss Defense Issues at Pentagon

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia's security situation, and counterterrorism assistance were topics of discussion when Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi met at the Pentagon yesterday, according to … [Read more...]

Iraqi Forces Clear Pathway to Beiji Oil Refinery

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, May 22, 2015 – Iraqi security forces and federal police, enabled by the coalition, have successfully cleared and established a ground route into the Beiji oil refinery, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent … [Read more...]

President Proclaims Memorial Day as ‘Day of Prayer’

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – President Barack Obama today saluted the service and sacrifices of America’s military members -- past and present -- and proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each … [Read more...]

Carter Names New Sexual Assault Prevention Office Director

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – Army Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols will assume duties as director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office effective June 8, according to a Defense Department news release issued today. The current director, Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey … [Read more...]

Soldiers Learn Survival Skills at Jungle Training Center

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivitySCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii, May 21, 2015 – On a hilltop nestled deep in the Wahiawa jungle, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeff Bermudez reminded his students, laden with gear and rifles, that despite their imminent task to rappel down a 60-foot drop to flatter … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, May 21, 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...]