Offset Strategy Puts Advantage in Hands of U.S., Allies

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – In the face of one of the most volatile security environments the United States has faced in decades, the Defense Department's Defense Innovation Initiative seeks to halt the erosion of the nation's military technological … [Read more...]

DoD Official Describes Transition Program Progress

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – The redesigned Transition Assistance Program gives separating service members a “unique set of capabilities” as they enter the civilian workforce, Susan Kelly, defense transition to veterans program office director, told a … [Read more...]

Marine Corps Commandant Highlights Sequestration’s Impact

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – While the Marine Corps can meet Defense Department Strategic Guidance requirements, there is no margin, and even absent sequestration the service will need recovery years following a decade of war, the service’s commandant … [Read more...]

Odierno: Sequestration Threatens Army Readiness

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – With sequestration looming in the 2016 budget, the Army chief of staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the national security environment is the most uncertain he’s seen in his nearly 40 years of service. Gen. … [Read more...]

Special Operations Develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityMACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 28, 2015 – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s … [Read more...]

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...]