Denmark Recognizes DoD Leaders, Officials Laud Partnership

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 – Denmark’s Defense Ministry honored two senior Defense Department leaders at the Pentagon today for their contributions to the ever-strengthening U.S.-Denmark partnership. Maj. Gen. Finn Winkler, … [Read more...]

DoD Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team Arrives in Nepal

From a U.S. Pacific Command News ReleaseCAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii, April 30, 2015 – U.S. Pacific Command continues to work closely with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal and U.S. Agency for International Development colleagues to determine how Pacom forces and assets can assist the government of Nepal in the … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Sexual Assault Response Worker Earns DoD Award

From a North Dakota National Guard News ReleaseBISMARCK, N.D., April 30, 2015 – For her outstanding service in support of North Dakota's military members, Heather Mattson was named the 2015 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year for the entire National Guard. Mattson, of Jamestown, … [Read more...]

Vickers Stepping Down as Undersecretary for Intelligence

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 – Mike Vickers is a strange Washington creature -- a political appointee not dependent on politics. Vickers has served in the Defense Department continuously since 2007 -- first as the assistant secretary of defense for special … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Airman Comes Home During Operation Balikatan

From an Exercise Balikatan News ReleaseCLARK AIR BASE, Philippines, April 29, 2015 – Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Garrucho, a C-130 Hercules aircraft flight engineer, has a knack for surprising people. Garrucho’s ebony black hair is laced with just a few traces of gray, despite a nearly 12-year career … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, April 29, 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...]

Cultural Support Team Women Served With Distinction

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 – Three women who served overseas on cultural support teams in battle alongside U.S. special operators shared their experiences during a panel discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace here April 27. The … [Read more...]

DoD to Restructure U.S. Aviation Brigade in Germany

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 – The Defense Department will restructure the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and subordinate units in Germany as part of the Army's Aviation Restructuring Initiative in Europe, defense officials said today in a statement. The … [Read more...]

Carter Discusses Cooperation With Japanese Counterpart

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani met for an hour at the Pentagon yesterday to discuss implementation plans of the newly released guidelines for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation, regional situations, the … [Read more...]

Air Force Will Defend, Boost Space Assets, General Says

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 – Space is absolutely vital to the American way of life and it is also vital to the protection of the nation, the commander of Air Force Space Command told the Defense Writers’ Group here this morning. “The job of the United … [Read more...]