July 29, 2014
U.S. Pacific Command Hosts Exercise Fortune Guard
U.S. Pacific Command is hosting personnel from 31 nations as part of the proliferation security initiative Exercise Fortune Guard.
U.S. Continues to Help Iraq in Face of Extremist Threat
While Pentagon officials continue reviewing assessments of the situation in Iraq, operations to aid the Iraqi government against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
July 28, 2014
Face of Defense: Boom Operator Reaches 8,000-hour Milestone
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Floyd W. Atkins, a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, has reached 8,000 refueling hours in his career, a rare feat for a boom operator.
Northcom’s Vibrant Response Exercise Reaches Midpoint
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. —
Vibrant Response ’14, a domestic emergency preparedness training exercise conducted in Indiana and directed by U.S. Northern Command and executed by U.S. Army North, has reached its midpoint.
Dempseys to Open Military Child Education Coalition Seminar
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, will kick off the Military Child Education Coalition’s 16th National Training Seminar.
Russian Troops, Equipment Mass Along Ukraine Border
Russian troops continue to mass along the Ukrainian border while Russian equipment continues to flow across the border to Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Hagel Speaks With Ukraine’s New Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.
Employers of Reserve-component Troops Earn Freedom Awards
The Defense Department will honor 15 businesses and government organizations with the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees.
DoD Official: Global, National Efforts Tackle WMD Threat
A panel discussion during the Aspen Security Forum examined one of the most dreaded national-security threat scenarios: terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction.
July 27, 2014
Jacoby: Transnational Gangs Pose Regional Threat
Transnational criminal gangs based in Mexico and Central America pose a threat to the region, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said.
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