Isolation, Liberation of Raqqa Key in Defeating ISIL, Spokesman SaysPentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the isolation and liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are key in efforts to ultimately defeat the terrorists.
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, IraqU.S. and coalition military forces continue to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Chairman Lauds ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ at Armed Services YMCA GalaThe chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recognized combat medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen during the 10th annual Armed Services YMCA Angels on the Battlefield Gala.
Stratcom is Bedrock of U.S. Defense, Carter Says at Change of CommandAt the U.S. Strategic Command change of command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten is a strong leader who is inheriting a force that’s ready to execute any mission.
Dunford Recognizes Stratcom Troops With Joint Meritorious Unit AwardMarine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said a change of command is more about continuity than change as Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney transferred the flag of U.S. Strategic Command to Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten.
Today in the Department of Defense, November 7, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work have no public or media events on their schedules. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. is traveling.
Maj. Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander, Air Force Warfare Center, joins F-22, F-35A and F-35B pilots in a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies discussion, “Fifth Generation Air Combat: Maintaining the Joint Force Advantage,” at 9:30 a.m. EST, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room 208/09, First St. NE, Washington, District of Columbia.