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Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Brazil’s defense leaders today in Brasilia to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Brazil, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing the meeting, White said the secretary met with Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna, Adm. Ademir Sobrinho, chief [...]

Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation 2018-08-14T14:09:59+00:00

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Defense Silva e Luna, Chief of Joint Staff Adm. Ademir Sobrinho and the Brazilian service chiefs

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Brazil Minister of Defense Silva e Luna, Chief of the Joint Staff Adm. Ademir Sobrinho, and the Brazilian Service Chiefs Aug. 13 at the Ministerio da Defesa in Brasilia to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between [...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Defense Silva e Luna, Chief of Joint Staff Adm. Ademir Sobrinho and the Brazilian service chiefs 2018-08-14T14:10:41+00:00

Military OneSource Benefits Extended to Vets, Families for Full Year After Separation

WASHINGTON -- Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits has been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life, Defense Department officials announced today. This change goes into effect immediately, in [...]

Military OneSource Benefits Extended to Vets, Families for Full Year After Separation 2018-08-14T14:09:56+00:00

President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony

WASHINGTON -- President Donald J. Trump today signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York. The act – named for Arizona Sen. John S. McCain – authorizes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members. “With this [...]

President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony 2018-08-14T14:09:54+00:00

Military OneSource Is Now Available to Veterans and their Families for a Full Year After Separating from the Military

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., (Aug. 13, 2018) —The Department of Defense announced today it will extend eligibility for Military OneSource benefits from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life.  This [...]

Military OneSource Is Now Available to Veterans and their Families for a Full Year After Separating from the Military 2018-08-14T14:10:43+00:00

Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.  This contract will provide the critical design review, test and production readiness support for the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). "We are going to go [...]

Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract 2018-08-14T14:12:29+00:00

Contracts For Aug. 13, 2018

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY   Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0001); Centra Technology Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts (HR0011-18-D-0002); E3 Federal Solutions LLC, McLean, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0003); ECS Federal LLC, Fairfax, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0004); ManTech Advanced Systems International, Herndon, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0005); Schafer Government Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0006); and Strategic Analysis Inc., Arlington, Virginia (HR0011-18-D-0007), were each [...]

Contracts For Aug. 13, 2018 2018-08-14T14:10:33+00:00

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Aug. 12, 2018, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near him while he was conducting combat patrol operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The incident [...]

DOD Identifies Army Casualty 2018-08-13T14:08:49+00:00

Viasat’s Dankberg explains medium Earth orbit thinking, global expansion strategy

WASHINGTON — Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. Viasat is “putting a bunch of work” into optimizing a 24-satellite system disclosed in a 2016 application to the U.S. Federal [...]

Viasat’s Dankberg explains medium Earth orbit thinking, global expansion strategy 2018-08-13T14:09:05+00:00

Mattis, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes of Brazil met today at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing the meeting, White said the leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, [...]

Mattis, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship 2018-08-13T14:07:56+00:00