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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

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

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

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

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, June 15, in Marinette, Wisconsin. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota will deliver the christening ceremony's principal address. Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Jodi Greene will serve [...]

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul2019-06-12T14:09:23-06:00

Five New Members Appointed to the DACOWITS

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense announced today the induction of five new members to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. DACOWITS provides the secretary of defense with advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment, retention, employment, integration, well-being and treatment of women in the armed forces.  The [...]

Five New Members Appointed to the DACOWITS2019-06-11T14:08:09-06:00

General Officer Assignments

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignment of the following general officers: Brig. Gen. Michael A. Griener, director, Air Force Budget Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, Budget Operations and Personnel, Office of the Assistant Secretary of [...]

General Officer Assignments2019-06-10T14:07:45-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan's Meeting with Greek Minister of Defense Evangelos Apostolakis

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Jonathan R. Hoffman provided the following readout: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Greek Minister of Defense Evangelos Apostolakis today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Greece. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including regional security in [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan's Meeting with Greek Minister of Defense Evangelos Apostolakis2019-06-07T14:08:04-06:00