DoD News Releases

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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 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

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

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes Aug. 13 at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between the United States and Brazil. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, and the [...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' meeting with Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Aloysio Nunes 2018-08-13T14:08:53+00:00

Secretary Mattis travels to South America

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks Sunday, Aug. 12 on his first trip to South America while leading the Department of Defense. The White House declared 2018 the "Year of the Americas," and the Secretary's trip underscores the Department's strong defense ties with Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. These relationships are critical to [...]

Secretary Mattis travels to South America 2018-08-10T14:09:37+00:00

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing and special defense relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.The leaders discussed a broad range of defense [...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson 2018-08-08T14:08:54+00:00

DoD Announces Five DESI Awards for University-Industry Collaborations

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced the selection of five university-industry teams for the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI). DESI is a pilot program supporting university-industry research collaboration focused on accelerating the impact of basic research on defense capabilities.  DESI’s goals are twofold. First, it seeks to foster sustainable university-industry partnerships to identify and apply [...]

DoD Announces Five DESI Awards for University-Industry Collaborations 2018-08-07T14:09:36+00:00

FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Passes Congress in Record Speed

IMMEDIATE RELEASE $717 Billion Budget Critical to Rebuilding, Restoring Readiness The Department of Defense applauds the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at the swiftest pace in 20 years. This year's bill passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support - a vote of 87-10 in the Senate and 359-54 in the House. The [...]

FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Passes Congress in Record Speed 2018-08-02T14:08:18+00:00

General Officer Announcement

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has nominated:Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air [...]

General Officer Announcement 2018-08-02T14:08:19+00:00

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Oman.The leaders discussed a broad range of regional security issues, including the conflict in Yemen, [...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi 2018-07-27T14:08:22+00:00