DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced today plans to provide $250 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to build the capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine and will bring total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine [...]

DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine2019-06-18T14:08:55-06:00

Statement From Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Additional Forces to U.S. Central Command

IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the [...]

Statement From Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Additional Forces to U.S. Central Command2019-06-18T14:08:55-06:00

DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, California, was awarded a competitive, firm-fixed-price, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (HC1084-19-D-0004) for Cisco Smart Net Total Care Joint Enterprise License Agreement (JELA) II.  The contract ceiling is $724,096,866.  The period of performance is for one base year period with a one-year option.  The period of performance [...]

2019-06-18T14:08:50-06:00

Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense will allocate seats for news media at the Pentagon satellite location June 25, to cover unclassified portions of the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board for Bashir bin Lap (ISN 10022). Due to limited space availability, selection is not guaranteed. Upon selection, additional information on meeting time and location will be [...]

Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced2019-06-17T14:08:56-06:00

AIR FORCE The Boeing Co., doing business as Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price modification (P00027) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract FA8213-15-D-0002 for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits, spares, repairs and technical services. This modification provides for the extension of the contract for an additional five [...]

2019-06-15T14:07:36-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman provided the following readout: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Portugal. The leaders discussed a broad range of national security issues, including implications of China’s global [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho2019-06-15T14:07:45-06:00

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon In Honor Of Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Mr. Minister, welcome to the Pentagon.  Always good to see you and be able to spend some time together and talk about very meaningful issues at a very important time in the world.  We didn't [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon In Honor Of Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho2019-06-15T14:07:30-06:00

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan In A Media Availability

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Sorry -- sorry I was late.  I was -- I was on the phone.  It's been a -- been a 20 -- busy 24 hours, as you can imagine.  And I just have to say, Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Bolton have been [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan In A Media Availability2019-06-15T14:07:31-06:00

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today the following assignment:  Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeanette A. Masters, currently assigned as the command chief, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, has been selected to serve as the executive assistant [...]

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment2019-06-15T14:07:45-06:00

Readout of Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist’s Meeting with Djiboutian Minister of Defense Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman provided the following readout:  Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, David L. Norquist met with Djiboutian Minister of Defense Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan June 13, following the 5th annual Djiboutian Bi-National Forum, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Djibouti.  Mr. Norquist expressed [...]

Readout of Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist’s Meeting with Djiboutian Minister of Defense Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan2019-06-14T14:08:26-06:00