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Blue Star Museums launches free admission program for military, families

WASHINGTON — In a celebratory launch at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, today, Blue Star Museums launches its seventh annual summer...

‘Extremely aggressive’ Russia endangers lives, Work says

WASHINGTON — In buzzing the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea last month, Russia engaged in reckless actions that unnecessarily endangered lives, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work...

Carter announces sexual assault retaliation prevention strategy

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today a sexual assault retaliation prevention and response strategy, saying both sexual assault and retaliation against those...

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at...

NATO-Russia Council to meet for first time since 2014

WASHINGTON — NATO and Russian officials have much to discuss during the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels tomorrow. “We will address … the crisis in and around Ukraine, military...

Military children serve, Too

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department knows that the whole family serves when a military member serves. April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to...

Get your purple on to recognize military children

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Time to get your purple on, America. April 15 is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for...

DoD launches new Civilian Performance Appraisal Program

WASHINGTON — Defense Department civilian employees are getting a new, standardized performance appraisal program as part of the department’s New Beginnings initiative. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy...

DOD announces pilot tutoring program for service members

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AFNS) -- Officials with the Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) announced the launch...

Mil-Leaders: Closing Guantanamo is security issue

WASHINGTON — Significant numbers of Defense Department and senior military leaders say closing the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is the...

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