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Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan Prior to an Enhanced Honor Cordon Ceremony Welcoming Japan's Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya to the Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan (JOINED IN PROGRESS) ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  What's that? Q:  Can you -- can you now confirm, now that it's been longer, that it was components of an anti-tank weapon that was tested by North Korea? SEC. SHANAHAN:  I'm just saying what Barbara was reporting this morning, so I'm going to [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon And Meeting Welcoming Japanese Minister Of Defense Iwaya To The Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Is everybody set there?  Oh, very good. So, Minister Iwaya, it's so good to have you back in the Pentagon.  It feels like just yesterday you were here. (Laughter.) Even though we've only worked together a few times, it feels like [...]

Op-ed | Ensuring peaceful use of space an important goal for U.S. and allies

Fifty years ago this summer, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, space was the realm of peaceful human exploration, budding commercial development and growing but comparatively limited military use. Today, space is the engine of global commerce and vital to American military operations on land, sea and in the air. So it is fitting that on April 11, for [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Charles E. Summers provided the following readout: The U.S. – Japan Security Consultative Committee, with the participation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono, and Minister of Defense Iwaya convened today at the Department of State in [...]

NNSA Hidden Talents: Keshan Velasquez

Being part of the Nuclear Security Enterprise takes skill, smarts, and determination. From research scientists developing innovative new technologies to administrative professionals organizing day-to-day operations, it’s no surprise that our workforce is filled with impressive people. What some members of the NNSA family accomplish in their spare time, however, is truly unexpected. Keshan Velasquez is an IT project manager for [...]

U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite

This article was updated April 19 at 3:38 p.m. Eastern to correct launch timing. The 14-day launch window opens May 4.  COLORADO SPRINGS and FREMONT, Calif. – Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in May three U.S. military satellites including the Army Harbinger mission as part of the Defense Department’s Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. Harbinger is designed to test whether [...]

Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington.The award was named in honor of the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery and courage while [...]

AF Week in Photos

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

25th anniversary of CARAT exercise kicks off with Sri Lanka

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Commander, Task Force 73 announced the beginning of the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of partner nations, April 19. CARAT, the U.S. Navy's oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia, strengthens partnerships between regional navies and enhances [...]

Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) --The tradition of honor and legacy of valor that defined the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole were celebrated during a memorial service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, April 18.On the day marking the 77th anniversary of the storied World War II Doolittle Tokyo raid and in a hangar surrounded by [...]

Virgin Galactic expects rapid conclusion of SpaceShipTwo test flights after downtime

COLORADO SPRINGS — Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot believes the company will be able to go through the remainder of its SpaceShipTwo test program fairly quickly once test flights of the suborbital spaceplane resume. In an interview during the 35th Space Symposium here April 9, Dave Mackay said the SpaceShipTwo vehicle called VSS Unity, which he piloted to the edge of [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon And Meeting Welcoming Albanian Minister Of Defence Xhaçka To The Pentagon

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; Albanian Minister of Defence Olta Xhaçka (JOINED IN PROGRESS) ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  the strongest press is in the Pentagon.  That's good, right? (Laughter.) Q:  One more question about North Korea. SEC. SHANAHAN:  Yeah.  After maybe a couple opening remarks and we'll -- Q:  Sure. SEC. SHANAHAN:  -- take questions. So [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Charles E. Summers, Jr., provided the following readout:  Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the important defense relationship between the United States and Albania. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including Albania’s significant contributions to U.S. [...]

Intelsat-29e declared a total loss

WASHINGTON — Fleet operator Intelsat said its first high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is a “total loss” after attempts to save the malfunctioning satellite proved unsuccessful. Intelsat-29e suffered a fuel leak April 7 after just three years in geostationary orbit. Most geostationary communications satellites last 15 years if not longer.  After the fuel leak, a subsequent problem arose with Intelsat-29e’s communications link, [...]