Dempsey: NATO Military Committee Meeting Builds Alliance Solidarity

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityBRUSSELS, May 20, 2015 – Meetings of NATO’s Military Committee are important in building solidarity within the alliance, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey met today with 27 other NATO chiefs of defense to … [Read more...]

Dempsey: Iraqi Forces Not Driven From Ramadi, They Drove Out of Ramadi

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityBRUSSELS, May 20, 2015 – Iraqi security forces weren’t “driven from” Ramadi, they “drove out of Ramadi,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that he has said from the start … [Read more...]

Work, Swedish Defense Minister Discuss NATO, Military Cooperation

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 – Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed ways to deepen military-to-military cooperation, NATO partnership initiatives, regional security and other defense priorities with Sweden's Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist at the Pentagon today … [Read more...]

Special Report: Travels With Dempsey

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 – U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is on a four-day trip to Brussels to meet with his NATO counterparts to discuss a range of issues confronting the alliance. Learn more in the Defense.gov Special Report: Travels With Dempsey.   … [Read more...]

Centcom Officials ‘Confident’ Iraqi Security Forces Will Recover Ramadi

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 – The loss of Ramadi is a setback, but U.S. Central Command officials are confident Iraqi security forces will take back the city in the near term, a Centcom spokesman said today. During a conference … [Read more...]

DoD Disability Initiative Reaches Milestone

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 – A Defense Department program designed to help disabled service members, wounded warriors and federal employees through free assistive technology and appropriate accommodations recently assisted their … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Soldier Operates, Maintains Heavy Weapons

By Courtesy Story210th Field Artillery BrigadeWASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 – The firepower used on today’s battlefield has evolved over many centuries, and perhaps even more evolved than the technology itself are the professionals who operate it. Routinely found completing dirty and greasy tasks to ensure … [Read more...]

Nepal Joint Task Force Begins Drawing Down

From a Joint Task Force 505 News ReleaseKATHMANDU, Nepal, May 20, 2015 – Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts. Nepal announced its transition from … [Read more...]

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, May 20, 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...]

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, May 20, 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...]