General Officer Announcement

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Detainee Transfer Announced

The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Mr. Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Mr. Hamood Abdulla Hamood from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As directed by the President's Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo … [Read more...]

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Same-Sex Benefits

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Budget Agreement

Last night, I spoke with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray to thank them for their work to achieve a bipartisan budget agreement. The deal they reached reduces the impact of sequestration cuts and provides the Department of Defense with greater budget … [Read more...]

Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Call with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Pavlo Lebedyev

Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog provided the following readout: Today Secretary Hagel spoke by phone with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Pavlo Lebedyev. Secretary Hagel warned Minister Lebedyev not to use the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the civilian population in any fashion. He underlined the … [Read more...]

General Officer Announcements

The Chief of Staff, Army announces the following officer assignments: Major General Terry R. Ferrell, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Djibouti to Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Brigadier General … [Read more...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Visit to Islamabad, Pakistan

Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog provided the following readout: United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Minister of Defense Khwaja Asif, Minister of Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif, National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor … [Read more...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Meeting with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Sultan

Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan on the eve of the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain to discuss regional issues, including Iran, Egypt and Syria. The secretary underscored the … [Read more...]

Detainee Transfer Announced

The Department of Defense announced on Dec. 5 the transfer of Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Algeria. As directed by the president's Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a … [Read more...]

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 4, 2013

The Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is … [Read more...]