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Jan. 13, 2017

Work Receives Praise, DoD Distinguished Public Service Award

Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work with the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Defense Department’s highest civilian honor, during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

Jan. 10, 2017

Carter: DoD Remains Ready During Transition

As the Defense Department prepares to transition to new leadership, it remains ready to confront security challenges anywhere in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a news conference at the Pentagon.

Jan. 9, 2017

Dunford Hosts Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Carter

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the nation’s top military officer, hosted a farewell tribute to Defense Secretary Ash Carter, calling the departing secretary a man of action with keen intellect.

Jan. 9, 2017

Advisory Board Approves 11 DoD Innovation Recommendations

Top innovators, scholars and business leaders approved recommendations aimed at keeping the Defense Department on the cutting edge in technology, culture, operations and processes during the second meeting of the Defense Innovation Advisory Board.

Jan. 8, 2017

Carter: U.S. Needs Strong, Balanced Approach to Russia

In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the recent U.S. intelligence community assessment of alleged Russian activities and intentions in the November presidential election.

Jan. 4, 2017

Defense Leaders Salute Obama at Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford hosted an armed forces full-honor review farewell ceremony for President Barack Obama at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

Dec. 25, 2016

Carter Lauds Agreements Reached With Japan

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is pleased U.S. and Japanese negotiators have successfully reached an agreement in principle that clarifies the scope of the civilian component of U.S. armed forces in Japan.

Dec. 25, 2016

Carter Makes Worldwide Christmas Calls to Service Members

Defense Secretary Ash Carter called several U.S. service members taking part in operations around the world, as well as two military spouses, to wish them a Merry Christmas.

Dec. 12, 2016

Carter Helps Top Israeli Officials Celebrate Arrival of F-35s

Defense Secretary Ash Carter helped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and hundreds of observers welcome the arrival of two F-35A Lightning II jet fighters the United States sent to one of its most important Middle East allies.

Dec. 9, 2016

Carter, Ghani, Reaffirm Security Commitment for Afghanistan

In a joint press conference, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reaffirmed their strong strategic partnership and common vision for a secure and prosperous Afghanistan during a meeting in the country’s capital of Kabul.

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