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Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his British counterpart that the two nations will always enjoy close defense ties, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continues to feel pressure in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Pride in service, pride in people and pride in family took center stage at Joint Base Andrews, Md., as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III retired after more than 40 years of military service.
Following the historic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by telephone with his U.K. counterpart.
U.S., Japanese and South Korean defense officials held a videoconference to discuss the recent North Korean missile launches, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.
Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III always remembered that people are what make the U.S. Air Force the best in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a change-of-command and retirement ceremony.
Army Spc. Dan Lowe, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is joining his teammates at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August after he qualified at the Olympic air rifle trials held at Camp Perry, Ohio.
Press Secretary Peter Cook is scheduled to conduct a news conference at the Pentagon. Check back to watch it live here.
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
The increased pressure that coalition and local forces are putting on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s fighters is causing the terrorist group’s “caliphate” to unravel and crumble, a senior Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve official said.
The American military needs quality personnel and the agility to ensure they are equipped better than any enemy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, Indiana.