Articles written by: American Forces Press Service

Shelton discusses importance of space defense

Shelton discusses importance of space defense

Space is fundamental to the economy, the military and the way of life in the United States and officials must continue to guard against challenges in the domain from adversaries, the commander of Air Force Space Command said today. Gen. […]


Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

On the 10th day of the partial government shutdown, Defense Department civilians excluded by law from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Oct. 7 recall to work of thousands of fellow employees still await an end to the political standoff that sent […]


Patriots, F-16s May Remain in Jordan After Eager Lion Exercise

Patriots, F-16s May Remain in Jordan After Eager Lion Exercise

The United States could leave Patriot anti-missile batteries and F-16 fighter jets in Jordan following the end of Exercise Eager Lion, a Pentagon spokesman said here today. Jordan has requested the batteries, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not yet […]


If sequestration triggers, furloughs begin in late April

If sequestration triggers, furloughs begin in late April

If sequestration is triggered next week, unpaid furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees will start in late April, Pentagon officials said here today. Sequestration is a provision in budget law that will trigger major across-the-board spending cuts March 1 unless […]


Defense Authorization Act boosts pay, requires special training

Defense Authorization Act boosts pay, requires special training

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 into law, Jan. 2. Among other things, the act authorizes a 1.7-percent increase in Soldier pay, effective Jan. 1, as well as funds for Army procurement, operations, […]


Obama Announces Nominees for Next Defense Secretary, CIA Director

Obama Announces Nominees for Next Defense Secretary, CIA Director

President Barack Obama today announced his nominations to serve as the next leaders of the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency. At a White House news conference, Obama announced his selection of Chuck Hagel to be next defense secretary and […]


Pilot Calls F-35 ‘Big Leap’ in Fighter Capability

Pilot Calls F-35 ‘Big Leap’ in Fighter Capability

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet will be a strategic deterrent for the nation because of its “huge leap in capability,” a Marine Corps pilot said. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Scott, commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s Marine […]


DOD Notifies Troops of South Carolina Cyber Intrusions

DOD Notifies Troops of South Carolina Cyber Intrusions

The Defense Department and South Carolina officials are notifying military members and families who paid state income taxes there that they may have been victims of information/identity theft as a result of several recent cyber intrusions. South Carolina’s Department of […]


Pentagon Moves to Refine Acquisitions Process, Official Says

Pentagon Moves to Refine Acquisitions Process, Official Says

The Defense Department continues to do all it can to enhance the defense acquisition process, improving the Pentagon’s buying power and maximizing value for taxpayers’ money, a senior Pentagon official said today. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology […]


 
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