Department of Defense News

Face of Defense: Air Force Family Answers Call to Duty

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

Three generations of the LaMothe family have proudly served in the Air Force.

Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford Favors Spreading Knowledge of Jointness Across All Ranks

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

Military members must not lose the unique skills, culture and traditions of their individual services, but they will need to understand the joint force at lower ranks, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senior enlisted leaders at the Pentagon.

Deputy Secretary Discusses Last Official Trip, DoD Transition

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work sat down with reporters to discuss his upcoming visits with two defense contractors, the Reagan National Defense Forum, and what a changing defense leadership means for innovation and the third offset strategy.

Pentagon Details Progress for Mosul; Third Axis at City's 'Doorstep'

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

Iraqi forces are making significant progress in isolating Mosul as part of efforts to liberate the northern Iraqi city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Defense Department spokesman said.

Face of Defense: Airman Enjoys Bodybuilding’s Challenges, Competition

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

“Athlete” is a term this airman has always identified with, so now that his identifying term is "bodybuilder," it all makes sense.

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Military Leaders Must Model ‘What Good Looks Like,’ Professionalism Chief Says

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

Navy Rear Adm. Margaret “Peg” Klein told the services’ most-senior noncommissioned officers attending the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Leadership Council conference at the Pentagon that senior commissioned and noncommissioned military leaders need to be role models for “what good looks like.”

Chairman’s Wife Meets Most-Senior Enlisted Spouses

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

Ellyn Dunford, the wife of Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with the spouses of the U.S. military’s most-senior enlisted members attending the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Leadership Council at the Pentagon.

DoD CIO Awardees Excel in Cyber, IT

02 Dec 2016 13:28:48 Z

The recipients of the 2016 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Award for Cyber and Information Technology Excellence represent advancements in IT and cyber from the department's front lines, DoD’s Chief Information Officer said.