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Connecting DoD and the West Coast

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Focus on U.S. Transportation Command

During his visit to U.S. Transportation Command on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlighted the vital role Transcom plays in military operations around the world. Learn more about Transcom and some of the work of its subordinate commands:


  • Transcom: An Introduction
  • Air Mobility Command Supports Humanitarian Efforts in Iraq
  • Military Sealift Command Helps Neutralize Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Delivers Distribution Solutions
  • Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Supports Fight Against Ebola in West Africa
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August 2015
Travels with Carter - U.S. Secretary of Defense

News Stories

Carter Announces Manufacturing Initiative to Aid Warfighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. Story

Carter Praises New Transcom Commander's Commitment

As Air Force Gen. Darren McDew took U.S. Transportation Command's reins during an assumption-of-command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Defense Secretary Ash Carter noted the general's credentials for the post. Story

Nellis Features

During his visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Defense Secretary Ash Carter spent time with leaders and troops who showcased some of the exercises performed at the base, including the Red Flag.


  • Exercise Red Flag Celebrates 40 Years of Readiness
  • Aggressor Squadron Pilots Participate in Red Flag Exercise

About the Secretary

Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography