A Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter kicks up snow in Vaernes, Norway, Feb. 22, 2016, as the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade prepares for Exercise Cold Response. The joint exercise includes about 16,000 troops and 12 NATO allies and partnered nations. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton A. Precht
Today in the Department of Defense, February 24, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work is traveling.
Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander, U.S. Pacific Command, and Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Force Korea, provide testimony to the House Armed Service Committee on the challenge of conventional and hybrid warfare in the Asia-Pacific region at 10 a.m. EST, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and Chief of Engineers Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostwick provide testimony to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on future water resources development at 10 a.m. EST, 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley provide testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee on the Army’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request at 10:30 a.m. EST, 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Dr. Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Mary Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering David Walker, Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, chief of Naval Research and director, Innovation Technology Requirements, and Test & Evaluation, provide testimony to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on DoD Fiscal Year 2017 science and technology innovation programs to create the future military force, at 2 p.m. EST, 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon and Adm. Cecil Haney, commander, U.S. Strategic Command provide testimony to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces on the U.S. strategic forces posture at 3:30 p.m. EST, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson and Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on the Defense Health Agency budgeting and structure at 5 p.m. EST, 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
DoD Submits Guantanamo Closure Plan to CongressPresident Barack Obama said the plan the Defense Department submitted for closing the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention facility is a strategy with four main elements.
Guantanamo Closure Plan Best Way Forward, DoD Spokesman SaysThe plan submitted to Congress to close the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention facility would maintain U.S. national security and save taxpayer money, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Selva: Military Services Can Learn From One Another, Strengthen TrustThe concept of trust is the common theme across all military services, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview before the Defense Department’s first military professionalism summit.
Rebalance to Pacific Must Continue, Pacom Commander SaysThe commander of U.S. Pacific Command emphasized the strategic importance of the U.S. military rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region while testifying before a Senate committee.