DoD News Releases

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Joint Statement: Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 2019

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds hosted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on 4 August in Sydney for the 29th Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) to deepen economic, security, and strategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and globally. As Prime Minister [...]

Joint Statement: Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 20192019-08-05T14:08:16-06:00

Secretary Esper Meeting With Minister of Defense Reynolds

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper met today with Australia’s Minister for Defense Linda Reynolds at Victoria Barracks in Sydney, Australia. The two leaders affirmed the strong defense relationship between Australia and the United States and committed to deepen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and around the globe. The secretary expressed appreciation for Australia's [...]

Secretary Esper Meeting With Minister of Defense Reynolds2019-08-05T14:08:17-06:00

Statement From Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper on the INF Treaty

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Russia has failed to comply with its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and as such, the United States has withdrawn from the INF Treaty effective today, Aug. 2, 2019. This withdrawal is a direct result of Russia’s sustained and repeated violations of the Treaty over many years and multiple presidential administrations. [...]

Statement From Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper on the INF Treaty2019-08-02T14:09:54-06:00

Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) – December 2018

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense (DoD) has released details on major defense acquisition program cost, schedule, and performance changes since the December 2018 reporting period. This information is based on the comprehensive annual Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) for the first quarter of FY 2019, as updated by the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget [...]

Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) – December 20182019-08-01T14:07:49-06:00

General Officer Announcement

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  Cotton is currently serving as commander and [...]

General Officer Announcement2019-08-02T14:09:54-06:00

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Billings

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, in Key West, Florida. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, will deliver the commissioning ceremony's principal address. Tester's wife, Sharla, is [...]

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Billings2019-08-01T14:07:49-06:00

Statement From Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman on Confirmation and Swearing In of Deputy Secretary of Defense Norquist

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement From Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman on Confirmation and Swearing In of Deputy Secretary of Defense Norquist: Following a unanimous voice vote by the U.S. Senate, the President appointed Mr. David L. Norquist to be the 34th Deputy Secretary of Defense. Secretary Norquist has been sworn in and has the full authority and [...]

Statement From Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman on Confirmation and Swearing In of Deputy Secretary of Defense Norquist2019-08-01T14:07:49-06:00

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died July 29, 2019, in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are:Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, of [...]

DOD Identifies Army Casualties2019-07-31T14:07:58-06:00

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, 24, had been listed Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) following a July 17 non-combat, man overboard incident while underway onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Arabian Sea. [...]

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty2019-07-31T14:07:58-06:00

Research and Engineering Launches Two New Public Websites

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E) launched two new websites to provide information on how two of its directorates support OUSD(R&E)’s mission to foster technological dominance across the Department of Defense and ensure the advantage of the American warfighter. The first web site, https://rt.cto.mil, for the [...]

Research and Engineering Launches Two New Public Websites2019-07-30T14:09:32-06:00