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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Oct. 2 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. Killed were: Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo,
Overnight I learned of a tragic incident involving a Doctors without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that came under fire. The area has been the scene of intense fighting the last few days. U.S. forces in support of Afghan Security Forces were operating nearby, as were Taliban fighters.While we are still trying to determine exactly what
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will depart Washington Oct. 4 for a five-day trip to Europe to attend the NATO Defense Ministerial Conference in Brussels, Belgium and meet with counterparts in Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. On Monday, Secretary Carter will meet with Spanish leaders in Madrid. On Tuesday, he will visit U.S. Marines at Morón
I was saddened to hear about the tragic C-130 crash which took the lives of six U.S. airmen and five civilian contractors in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. While we are still trying to determine exactly what happened, this is a reminder of the risks that our men and women face serving their country in remote places all over the world. Let us not forget
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignment: Rear Adm. Lawrence B. Jackson will be assigned as director, strategy, policy, programs, and logistics, J4/5, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Jackson is currently serving as reserve deputy
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joined business leaders for the first-ever World Economic Forum event at the Pentagon. During the “Business and the Evolving National Security Context” discussion, Secretary Carter and other top DoD officials engaged top executives from
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Rock for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as the inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Rock is
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nomination:Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command; and commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic. Wissler most recently served as the
Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2015.The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of April through July of 2015, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012.In the second quarter of 2015, there
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, 21, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Sept. 27, in Manama, Bahrain, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.He was assigned to USS Gladiator (MCM 11), forward deployed to Bahrain.For more
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service assignment: Charles W. Perkins has been assigned as the principal deputy director, emerging capability and prototyping, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, District of Columbia. Dr.
The Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year 2014 report examines U.S. defense spending in FY 2014, at the state and local levels, for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.According to the budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015, national defense spending is expected to decline 28 percent from FY 2011 to 2019 in real terms, after
The Department of Defense (DOD) announced today a $3,995,609 grant from its Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to the City of Long Beach to provide community adjustment assistance to plan for anticipated reductions in regional defense industry employment. These federal funds are part of a larger $4,441,684 project in which the City of Long Beach