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March 8, 2019

Military Officers Guide Students Through Weeklong Senate Youth Program

Some of the brightest high schoolers from around the country wrapped up a weeklong visit to the nation's capital today as part of the Senate Youth Program. Among those students — 104 in all — are two from each state, two from Washington, D.C., and two representing Department of Defense Education Activity schools. Their week in Washington was an opportunity to learn about government, democracy and in particular, the U.S. Senate.

March 8, 2019

Pentagon Spokesman Discusses Variety of Topics With Reporters

Chief Pentagon spokesman Charles E. Summers Jr. discussed a variety of topics with reporters at the Pentagon, including Turkey's plans to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile system, the U.S. Space Force and building alliances.

March 8, 2019

Transcom Commander Voices Criticism Of Household Moving Program

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said at a hearing on Capitol Hill that he agrees with those who have criticized capacity problems in the Defense Department’s program for shipping household goods.

March 8, 2019

Transcom Commander: Sealift Fleet Urgently Needs Recapitalization

The need is urgent to recapitalize on U.S. Transportation Command’s sealift fleet, the Transcom commander said on Capitol Hill.

March 6, 2019

Where Animal and Human Health Research Coincide

During patient rounds at the Defense Department’s Joint Pathology Center, veterinarians taking part in the Veterinary Pathology Residency Program examine slides of canine tissue on a multiheaded microscope. They agree on the diagnosis of a lymphoma — cancer — in a military working dog, as the director of the veterinary pathology residency program encourages their observations and conclusions.

March 5, 2019

Send More Boats, Eucom Commander Tells Senate

More maritime power, including surface vessels and anti-submarine capability, are needed in Europe to counter threats there, the commander of U.S. European Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

March 5, 2019

Selva Discusses How Chaplains Should Interact with Commanders

Military chaplains have a role at every level of the armed services, and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged them to become versed in all the missions they can perform.

March 1, 2019

Proper Eating Increases Health Benefits, Readiness

An Air Force veteran of 18 years and dietitian said the food in military dining facilities has improved dramatically in terms of nutritional value and healthy eating choices.

March 1, 2019

Officials Explain U.S. Space Force Need, Culture

The U.S. Space Force will allow the Defense Department to deliver space capabilities and results faster, better and ahead of adversaries, Pentagon officials said.

March 1, 2019

DOD Sends Space Force Legislation to Congress

The Defense Department has proposed legislation that would create the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.

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