Defense

New DoD cyber strategy nears release, official says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department will release a new cyber strategy next week to guide the way ahead for cyber in the foreseeable future, a senior Pentagon official told Congress today. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, Eric Rosenbach explained how DoD plans to continue improvement to America’s cybersecurity…

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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted June 16, 2016 by emmauribe

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AFNS) — The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began here when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy. “Being selected to light the torch is as much an honor and privilege as competing for Team…

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

Posted April 28, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges. The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher…

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General Breedlove: Russia now taking ‘Different Path’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The West assumed the best of Russia once the Cold War ended, but Russian President Vladimir Putin had other plans and NATO must remain strong in face of the threat from the East, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said here yesterday. Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European…

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Troop level decision continues to resonate

Posted December 10, 2015 by Jim GaramoneDoD News

BAGRAM AIRFIELD — President Barack Obama’s decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission told reporters here today. Army Gen. John F. Campbell said that at this time last year the United States was headed toward 1,000 service members in Afghanistan by…

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

Posted April 1, 2016 by Military Health System Communications Office

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Every brain is different. We know this because each person’s brain develops with a unique personality. But the brain as an organ even differs from person to person, and reacts uniquely to injury. “I know that if I examine a 28-year-old woman’s sprained ankle, it will look and function pretty…

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Free tax services available to military members, families

Posted January 20, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the holidays now over, service members and their families might start looking toward another annual event, albeit one that generally garners far less excitement — filing taxes. The Defense Department wants service members and their families to know they can get free tax consultations and tax-filing software through Military OneSource, according…

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Air dominance and the critical role of fifth generation fighters

Posted July 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13. This is the second of two hearings…

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Official urges families to learn about Veteran burial honors

Posted January 15, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Planning funerals for military veterans and retirees can be overwhelming for their families, and the Defense Department’s director of casualty and mortuary affairs wants family members to familiarize themselves in advance when possible to know what to expect with military funeral honors. Deborah S. Skillman said families should learn about military funeral honors eligibility ahead of…

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TRICARE beneficiaries being targeted by call centers

Posted April 24, 2015 by Defense Health Agency

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity (DHA-PI) has received a significant number of concerns from our TRICARE beneficiaries regarding unsolicited contact from call centers encouraging them to provide personally identifiable and health information. According to sources, the call center will normally cold call and say, “I am a representative…

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