Defense

Defense secretary outlines his priorities

Posted March 6, 2015 by DoD News

Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Department of Defense workforce. Carter’s message: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling…

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Army researchers develop software to ensure that if a military robot falls, it can get itself up

Posted October 4, 2018 by

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md­ — Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers. Based on feedback from Soldiers at an…

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‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives’

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

The nation celebrates Women’s History Month in March and Fort Irwin will host a ceremony to honor the observance, March 11. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandy Basin Community Center and is hosted by the installation’s Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity offices and Operations Group. The guest speaker will be Col. Cathy Walter,…

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

Posted December 6, 2018 by

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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Area Denial

Posted June 8, 2016 by Edward Chin, Christopher E. Kramer and Ken R. Schulters

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted June 8, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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The Blackhorse assault

Posted August 10, 2016 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski BMP-1s from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment advance on the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division during rotation 16-08 at the National Training Center, Aug. 3, 2016. The Ironhorse troopers tested the 1st ABCT’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense while defending their Tactical Operations Center….

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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