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...

Military brain injury expert: Everyone’s ability to recover is different

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- Every brain is different. We know this because each person’s brain develops with a unique personality. But the brain...

Defense Health Director: Budget request aligns with DoD strategy

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s health care budget request for fiscal year 2017 fully aligns with DoD’s global commitments and strategic objectives, the Defense...

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