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Service Chiefs Testify on Risks of Sequestration

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The military's service chiefs told Congress about the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members, as they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets.

Kendall: Sequestration Will Make Hollow Force Inevitable

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Budget cuts imposed by sequestration will leave the Defense Department with a hollow force and debilitating shortfalls, the Pentagon's top acquisitions chief said at a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Face of Defense: U.S. Soldiers Assist, Train Afghan Police

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
With the aid of U.S. soldiers, Afghan police here are making big strides in their professional development.

National Guard Program Enhances U.S. Global Partnerships

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The National Guard State Partnership Program is an invaluable tool for the United States and the nation's foreign partners, U.S. and Kosovar leaders said.

Acquisitions Chief Seeks System Improvements, Not Reform

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Pentagon's acquisitions chief discussed ways the Defense Department can improve its acquisition process through working with industry with an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Locklear: U.S. Focuses on Strengthening Asia-Pacific Alliances

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The U.S. Pacific Command chief said efforts are underway to bolster relationships in the region that are vital to the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance.

Defense Intelligence Agency Honors Patriots and Torch Bearers

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Two groups of people are being honored at a ceremony at the Defense Intelligence Agency's headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Obama: Obligations to Veterans Endure After Battle Ends

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
In declaring Nov. 11 as Veterans Day, President Barack Obama said the nation's obligations to those who have served endure long after the battle ends.

Labor Secretary Cites Progress in Veterans' Hiring Programs

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Every day is Veterans Day in the federal sector's quest to help former servicemen and women find employment, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said.

DOD Must Control Rising Personnel Costs, Hagel Tells NCOs

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Defense Department has to get personnel costs under control, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told "NPR Morning Edition" host Steve Inskeep in a recent interview.

Officials Extend Teacher of Year Nomination Period

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
With a continued focus on recognizing and promoting excellence in education, Department of Defense Education Activity officials have extended the Teacher of the Year nomination window through Nov. 29.

Strong Families Key to Military's Strength, Top NCO Says

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Healthy military families are essential to guaranteeing the health of the overall force, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Lisa, told Military Family Summit attendees at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Ga.

Air National Guard Units Join Brazilian-led Exercise

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Air National Guard airmen are taking part in Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise, a Brazilian air exercise that officially kicked off Nov. 4 and is scheduled to be completed Nov. 15.

Face of Defense: 'Hungarian Nightmare' Joins California Guard

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Army 1st Lt. Christian Wellisch, a staff judge advocate officer and a member of the California National Guard, once spent his evenings pounding people as the "Hungarian Nightmare" during Ultimate Fighting Championship competitions.

VA Meets President's Mental Health Executive Order Hiring Goal

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Veterans Affairs Department has hired 815 peer specialists and peer apprentices, exceeding the hiring goal set in a 2012 presidential executive order aimed at improving access to mental health services for veterans, service members and military families.

Official Praises Progress in Eliminating Syrian Chem Weapons

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
A senior administration official praised the United Nations effort to rid Syria of chemical weapons and said the United States will continue to support the effort.

White House Honors Energy-saving Veterans for Innovations

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Veterans Day nears, 12 military veterans were honored for their achievements in advancing clean energy and climate security at a White House event.

Locklear Welcomes Closer U.S.-China Cooperation

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific region expressed hope for closer communication, understanding and U.S. military cooperation amid the United States' growing strategic partnership with China.

Carter: Utah Base Will Continue to Be Key to National Defense

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter assured military and civilian employees at Utah's Hill Air Force Base that despite the changing posture of the military, they will continue to play a significant role in the nation's security.

Military Essential in U.S. Foreign Policy Future, Hagel Says

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The U.S. military will remain an essential tool of American power in 21st century foreign policy, a tool that must be used wisely, precisely and judiciously, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

More Corporations Join Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
In a show of commitment and support to those who serve alongside uniformed service members, 60 new corporations joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in an induction ceremony.

Hagel Expresses Thanks for Belgium's Support of Security Efforts

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised the key role Belgium continues to play in supporting security efforts in several regions of the world, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

Hagel: Six Priorities Shape Future Defense Institutions

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department's longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Face of Defense: Wrecker Operator Trains Fellow Soldiers

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Army Sgt. Derrick Dewalt of the South Carolina National Guard is a wrecker operator and mechanic who enjoys teaching new soldiers the finer points of vehicle maintenance.

Nominations Open to Recognize Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

Rotational Forces Extend Partnership, Presence in Asia-Pacific

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
U.S. force rotations in the Asia-Pacific region are bolstering key relationships there while as they extend the U.S. presence to reflect today's security environment, said Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

Alexander: Media Reports Mischaracterize What NSA Does

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Media reports detailing secret National Security Agency collection of data from companies such as Google and Yahoo from overseas data centers mischaracterize what the agency does, said Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, NSA's director.

Era Ends for Pentagon's 'Early Bird' News Summary

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The "Early Bird," the Defense Department's daily compilation of published defense-related news and commentary, closed down Nov. 1, in part because of changes in the business model for news corporations, the director of Pentagon press operations said.

Face of Defense: Senior NCO's Volunteer Spirit Grows

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Miller greatly enjoys volunteering to assist the annual Kadena Special Olympics held on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Camp Humphreys Gears Up for College Hoops Armed Forces Classic

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Georgetown University Hoyas will play the University of Oregon Ducks during the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic men's college basketball game on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

Navy to Christen Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 6, 2013

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Secretary Hagel to Deliver Keynote at CSIS Global Security Forum

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Flag Officer Assignments

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. John Y. McCollister

Friday November 1st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Navy to Christen Submarine North Dakota

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Army Releases September 2013 Suicide Information

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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General Officer Announcements

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2013

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Flag Officer Announcement

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 30, 2013

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. Ike Skelton

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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General Officer Announcements

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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General Officer Assignments

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Joint Statement by United States Secretary of Defense and New Zealand Minister of Defense

Monday October 28th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 25, 2013

Friday October 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Kim Jang Soo

Friday October 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas

Friday October 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the 30th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout Of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Hungarian Minister Of Defense Csaba Hende

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Afghanistan's Minister of Defense Bismullah Khan Mohammadi

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Canadian Minister of National Defense Rob Nicholson

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty

Monday October 21st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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CSIS Global Security Forum

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington D.C., Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Anti-Defamation League Centennial Dinner Keynote

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, New York, NY, Thursday, October 31, 2013

Message to Department of Defense Personnel on Reopening the Government

Thursday October 17th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Written by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 17, 2013

Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain William Swenson

Wednesday October 16th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Auditorium, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

United States Forces Korea Change of Command

Wednesday October 2nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Wednesday, October 02, 2013

ROK-US Alliance 60th Anniversary Dinner

Monday September 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Seoul, South Korea, Monday, September 30, 2013

Message to the Force on the Potential Government Shutdown

Monday September 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Written by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Seoul, South Korea, Monday, September 30, 2013

Washington Navy Yard Memorial Service

Sunday September 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., Sunday, September 22, 2013

POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony

Friday September 20th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, The Pentagon, Friday, September 20, 2013

September 11th Memorial Observance

Wednesday September 11th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Memorial, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pentagon Community September 11th Observance

Wednesday September 11th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Courtyard, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Statement on Syria before the House Armed Services Committee

Tuesday September 10th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington D.C., Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Message on Suicide Prevention Month

Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Written by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Statement on Syria before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington D.C., Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Medal of Honor Ceremony for Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter

Tuesday August 27th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, The Pentagon, Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Malaysian Institute of Defense and Security

Sunday August 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Malaysian Ministry of Defense, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, August 25, 2013

Statement on Strategic Choices and Management Review

Wednesday July 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Press Briefing Room, Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Korean War Armistice 60th Anniversary

Saturday July 27th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, The Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 27, 2013

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention

Monday July 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Louisville, KY, Monday, July 22, 2013

Military Child Education Coalition

Tuesday July 9th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, National Harbor, MD, Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Independence Day Message

Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Written by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 03, 2013

LGBT Pride Month Ceremony

Tuesday June 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Auditorium, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Farewell Ceremony for Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley

Friday June 21st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Joint Base Andrews, MD, Friday, June 21, 2013

University of Nebraska-Omaha

Wednesday June 19th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Korean War Exhibit Dedication

Tuesday June 18th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, The Pentagon, Washington D.C., Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Army Birthday Celebration

Thursday June 13th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Auditorium, Washington D.C., Thursday, June 13, 2013

Opening Summary -- SAC-D (Budget Request)

Tuesday June 11th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington D.C., Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rebalancing Special Forces to Meet Global Challenges

Wednesday June 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Washington, D.C. , Wednesday, June 05, 2013

U.S. Southcom 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Monday June 3rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Miami, Florida, Monday, June 03, 2013

International Institute for Strategic Studies (Shangri-La Dialogue)

Saturday June 1st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Singapore, Saturday, June 01, 2013

Statement on National Security Personnel Changes

Thursday April 28th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates White House, Washington, DC Thursday, April 28, 2011

National Library for the Study of George Washington Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thursday April 14th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Mt. Vernon, VA Thursday, April 14, 2011

General Casey Retirement Ceremony

Monday April 11th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates The Pentagon Monday, April 11, 2011

Army Change of Responsibility

Monday April 11th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Fort Myer, Va. Monday, April 11, 2011

Statement on Libya -- House Armed Services Committee

Thursday March 31st, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kuznetsov Naval Academy

Monday March 21st, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates St Petersburg, Russia Monday, March 21, 2011

Statement to NATO Defense Ministers

Friday March 11th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium Friday, March 11, 2011

AFRICOM Change of Command

Wednesday March 9th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Stuttgart, Germany Wednesday, March 09, 2011

United States Air Force Academy

Friday March 4th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Colorado Springs, CO Friday, March 04, 2011

Circle Ten Council (Boy Scouts)

Thursday March 3rd, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Dallas, Texas Thursday, March 03, 2011

Opening Summary -- House Appropriations Committee - Defense (Budget Request)

Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC Wednesday, March 02, 2011

United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)

Friday February 25th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates West Point, NY Friday, February 25, 2011

New START Awards

Friday February 18th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Pentagon Friday, February 18, 2011

Opening Summary -- Senate Armed Services Committee (Budget Request)

Thursday February 17th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC Thursday, February 17, 2011

Opening Summary -- House Armed Services Committee (Budget Request)

Wednesday February 16th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Farewell to Congressman Ike Skelton

Monday February 14th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Fort Myer Monday, February 14, 2011

STRATCOM Change of Command

Friday January 28th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Offutt Air Force Base, NE Friday, January 28, 2011

Keio University

Friday January 14th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Keio University, Tokyo, Japan Friday, January 14, 2011

Statement on Department Budget and Efficiencies

Thursday January 6th, 2011 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates The Pentagon Thursday, January 06, 2011

Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy Review

Thursday December 16th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates White House, Washington, DC Thursday, December 16, 2010

Senate Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Thursday December 2nd, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building Thursday, December 02, 2010

Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Report

Tuesday November 30th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates The Pentagon Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2010 Holiday Message

Wednesday November 24th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
Message by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Washington, DC Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas

Monday November 22nd, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Santa Cruz, Bolivia Monday, November 22, 2010

Medal of Honor Ceremony, Sergeant Salvatore Giunta

Wednesday November 17th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Washington D.C. Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Veteran's Day Message

Monday November 8th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
Message by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Washington, DC Monday, November 08, 2010

American Patriot Award

Friday November 5th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Washington, DC Friday, November 05, 2010

Commandant of the Marine Corps Passage of Command

Friday October 22nd, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Marine Corps Barracks, Washington, DC Friday, October 22, 2010

American Turkish Council

Monday October 18th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Washington D.C. Monday, October 18, 2010

Vietnam National University

Monday October 11th, 2010 05:00:00 AM
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Hanoi, Vietman Monday, October 11, 2010


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Service Chiefs Testify on Risks of Sequestration

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The military's service chiefs told Congress about the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members, as they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets.

Kendall: Sequestration Will Make Hollow Force Inevitable

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Budget cuts imposed by sequestration will leave the Defense Department with a hollow force and debilitating shortfalls, the Pentagon's top acquisitions chief said at a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Face of Defense: U.S. Soldiers Assist, Train Afghan Police

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
With the aid of U.S. soldiers, Afghan police here are making big strides in their professional development.

National Guard Program Enhances U.S. Global Partnerships

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The National Guard State Partnership Program is an invaluable tool for the United States and the nation's foreign partners, U.S. and Kosovar leaders said.

Acquisitions Chief Seeks System Improvements, Not Reform

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Pentagon's acquisitions chief discussed ways the Defense Department can improve its acquisition process through working with industry with an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Locklear: U.S. Focuses on Strengthening Asia-Pacific Alliances

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The U.S. Pacific Command chief said efforts are underway to bolster relationships in the region that are vital to the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance.

Defense Intelligence Agency Honors Patriots and Torch Bearers

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Two groups of people are being honored at a ceremony at the Defense Intelligence Agency's headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Obama: Obligations to Veterans Endure After Battle Ends

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
In declaring Nov. 11 as Veterans Day, President Barack Obama said the nation's obligations to those who have served endure long after the battle ends.

Labor Secretary Cites Progress in Veterans' Hiring Programs

Thursday November 7th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Every day is Veterans Day in the federal sector's quest to help former servicemen and women find employment, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said.

DOD Must Control Rising Personnel Costs, Hagel Tells NCOs

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Defense Department has to get personnel costs under control, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told "NPR Morning Edition" host Steve Inskeep in a recent interview.

Officials Extend Teacher of Year Nomination Period

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
With a continued focus on recognizing and promoting excellence in education, Department of Defense Education Activity officials have extended the Teacher of the Year nomination window through Nov. 29.

Strong Families Key to Military's Strength, Top NCO Says

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Healthy military families are essential to guaranteeing the health of the overall force, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Lisa, told Military Family Summit attendees at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Ga.

Air National Guard Units Join Brazilian-led Exercise

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Air National Guard airmen are taking part in Cruzeiro do Sul Exercise, a Brazilian air exercise that officially kicked off Nov. 4 and is scheduled to be completed Nov. 15.

Face of Defense: 'Hungarian Nightmare' Joins California Guard

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Army 1st Lt. Christian Wellisch, a staff judge advocate officer and a member of the California National Guard, once spent his evenings pounding people as the "Hungarian Nightmare" during Ultimate Fighting Championship competitions.

VA Meets President's Mental Health Executive Order Hiring Goal

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Veterans Affairs Department has hired 815 peer specialists and peer apprentices, exceeding the hiring goal set in a 2012 presidential executive order aimed at improving access to mental health services for veterans, service members and military families.

Official Praises Progress in Eliminating Syrian Chem Weapons

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
A senior administration official praised the United Nations effort to rid Syria of chemical weapons and said the United States will continue to support the effort.

White House Honors Energy-saving Veterans for Innovations

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
As Veterans Day nears, 12 military veterans were honored for their achievements in advancing clean energy and climate security at a White House event.

Locklear Welcomes Closer U.S.-China Cooperation

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific region expressed hope for closer communication, understanding and U.S. military cooperation amid the United States' growing strategic partnership with China.

Carter: Utah Base Will Continue to Be Key to National Defense

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter assured military and civilian employees at Utah's Hill Air Force Base that despite the changing posture of the military, they will continue to play a significant role in the nation's security.

Military Essential in U.S. Foreign Policy Future, Hagel Says

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The U.S. military will remain an essential tool of American power in 21st century foreign policy, a tool that must be used wisely, precisely and judiciously, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

More Corporations Join Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
In a show of commitment and support to those who serve alongside uniformed service members, 60 new corporations joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in an induction ceremony.

Hagel Expresses Thanks for Belgium's Support of Security Efforts

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised the key role Belgium continues to play in supporting security efforts in several regions of the world, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

Hagel: Six Priorities Shape Future Defense Institutions

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department's longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Face of Defense: Wrecker Operator Trains Fellow Soldiers

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Army Sgt. Derrick Dewalt of the South Carolina National Guard is a wrecker operator and mechanic who enjoys teaching new soldiers the finer points of vehicle maintenance.

Nominations Open to Recognize Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

Rotational Forces Extend Partnership, Presence in Asia-Pacific

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
U.S. force rotations in the Asia-Pacific region are bolstering key relationships there while as they extend the U.S. presence to reflect today's security environment, said Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

Alexander: Media Reports Mischaracterize What NSA Does

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Media reports detailing secret National Security Agency collection of data from companies such as Google and Yahoo from overseas data centers mischaracterize what the agency does, said Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, NSA's director.

Era Ends for Pentagon's 'Early Bird' News Summary

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The "Early Bird," the Defense Department's daily compilation of published defense-related news and commentary, closed down Nov. 1, in part because of changes in the business model for news corporations, the director of Pentagon press operations said.

Face of Defense: Senior NCO's Volunteer Spirit Grows

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Miller greatly enjoys volunteering to assist the annual Kadena Special Olympics held on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Camp Humphreys Gears Up for College Hoops Armed Forces Classic

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
The Georgetown University Hoyas will play the University of Oregon Ducks during the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic men's college basketball game on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

Navy to Christen Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 6, 2013

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Secretary Hagel to Deliver Keynote at CSIS Global Security Forum

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Flag Officer Assignments

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Monday November 4th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. John Y. McCollister

Friday November 1st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Navy to Christen Submarine North Dakota

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Army Releases September 2013 Suicide Information

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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General Officer Announcements

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2013

Thursday October 31st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Flag Officer Announcement

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 30, 2013

Wednesday October 30th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.

Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. Ike Skelton

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.

General Officer Announcements

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.

General Officer Assignments

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.

Joint Statement by United States Secretary of Defense and New Zealand Minister of Defense

Monday October 28th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 25, 2013

Friday October 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Kim Jang Soo

Friday October 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas

Friday October 25th, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the 30th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout Of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Hungarian Minister Of Defense Csaba Hende

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Afghanistan's Minister of Defense Bismullah Khan Mohammadi

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Canadian Minister of National Defense Rob Nicholson

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty

Monday October 21st, 2013 05:00:00 AM
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