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Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan Prior to an Enhanced Honor Cordon Ceremony Welcoming Japan's Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya to the Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan (JOINED IN PROGRESS) ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  What's that? Q:  Can you -- can you now confirm, now that it's been longer, that it was components of an anti-tank weapon that was tested by North Korea? SEC. SHANAHAN:  I'm just saying what Barbara was reporting this [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan Prior to an Enhanced Honor Cordon Ceremony Welcoming Japan's Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya to the Pentagon2019-04-19T14:09:47-06:00

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon And Meeting Welcoming Japanese Minister Of Defense Iwaya To The Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Is everybody set there?  Oh, very good. So, Minister Iwaya, it's so good to have you back in the Pentagon.  It feels like just yesterday you were here. (Laughter.) Even though we've only worked together a [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon And Meeting Welcoming Japanese Minister Of Defense Iwaya To The Pentagon2019-04-19T14:09:48-06:00

Op-ed | Ensuring peaceful use of space an important goal for U.S. and allies

Fifty years ago this summer, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, space was the realm of peaceful human exploration, budding commercial development and growing but comparatively limited military use. Today, space is the engine of global commerce and vital to American military operations on land, sea and in the air. So it is fitting [...]

Op-ed | Ensuring peaceful use of space an important goal for U.S. and allies2019-04-19T14:10:26-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Charles E. Summers provided the following readout: The U.S. – Japan Security Consultative Committee, with the participation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono, and Minister of Defense Iwaya convened today at [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya2019-04-19T14:10:14-06:00

NNSA Hidden Talents: Keshan Velasquez

Being part of the Nuclear Security Enterprise takes skill, smarts, and determination. From research scientists developing innovative new technologies to administrative professionals organizing day-to-day operations, it’s no surprise that our workforce is filled with impressive people. What some members of the NNSA family accomplish in their spare time, however, is truly unexpected. Keshan Velasquez is [...]

NNSA Hidden Talents: Keshan Velasquez2019-04-19T14:11:54-06:00

U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite

This article was updated April 19 at 3:38 p.m. Eastern to correct launch timing. The 14-day launch window opens May 4.  COLORADO SPRINGS and FREMONT, Calif. – Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in May three U.S. military satellites including the Army Harbinger mission as part of the Defense Department’s Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. Harbinger [...]

U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite2019-04-19T14:10:27-06:00

Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington.The award was named in honor of the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor for [...]

Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event2019-04-19T14:12:00-06:00

AF Week in Photos

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

AF Week in Photos2019-04-19T14:12:02-06:00

25th anniversary of CARAT exercise kicks off with Sri Lanka

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Commander, Task Force 73 announced the beginning of the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of partner nations, April 19. CARAT, the U.S. Navy's oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia, strengthens partnerships [...]

25th anniversary of CARAT exercise kicks off with Sri Lanka2019-04-19T14:11:54-06:00

Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) --The tradition of honor and legacy of valor that defined the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole were celebrated during a memorial service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, April 18.On the day marking the 77th anniversary of the storied World War II Doolittle Tokyo raid and [...]

Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial2019-04-19T14:12:04-06:00