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Statement from Secretary Carter on Fallujah

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:57
 I congratulate Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for their progress in freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of ISIL. The United States military and our coalition partners are proud to have supported the Iraqi Security Forces under the prime minister’s command in this important operation, which is another milestone in our
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Readout from Secretary Carter's Call with UK State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:00
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon. Secretary Carter emphasized that the United States and the United Kingdom will always enjoy a special relationship, one reflected in
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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK)-Japan Video Conference

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:59
Today, Ms. Kelly Magsamen, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; ROK Deputy Minister of National Defense for Policy Yoo Jeh-seung; and Japan Director General for Defense Policy Satoshi Maeda co-chaired a trilateral interagency video conference. The video conference was held to share
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General Officer Announcements

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:52
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:Air Force Lt. Gen. John L. Dolan for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Dolan is currently serving as commander, U.S. Forces
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General Officer Assignments

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:05
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:Brig. Gen. Steven L. Basham, who has been selected to the grade of major general, from deputy director, Requirements, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington,
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DoD Identifies Navy Casualty*

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 22:59
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Peabody, Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist
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Detainee Transfer Announced

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:38
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab Al Rahabi  from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Montenegro.On Dec. 5, 2014, a Periodic Review Board consisting of representatives from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State; the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei Sign Agreement on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Activities

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:52
Today Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement reinforcing cooperation between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Estonian Ministry of Defense on research, development, testing, and evaluation activities.       The agreement facilitates

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DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:17
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist assigned to
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Department of Defense Publishes Phased Retirement Program Guidance

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:19
The Department of Defense has released a department-wide policy on the Phased Retirement Program. As more employees become eligible for retirement, this program will assist DoD components and agencies with the transfer of knowledge and provide continuity of operations on a short-term basis. The DoD Phased Retirement Program is an exciting new human
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Readout of Deputy Secretary Work's Meeting with Dutch Minister of Defense Secretary-General Geerts

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:01
Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Dutch Minister of Defense Secretary-General Wim Geerts at the Pentagon today. They discussed the strength of the U.S.-Dutch defense relationship; security environment in Europe and the Middle East; and
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