Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Speeches

Secretary Carter has spent more than three decades leveraging his knowledge of science and technology, global strategy and policy as well as his deep dedication to the men and women of the Department of Defense to make our nation and the world a safer place. He has done so in direct and indirect service of eleven secretaries of defense in both...

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Flintlock 2016

Flintlock 2016 is U.S. Africa Command's premier special operations forces exercise. The exercise strengthens security institutions, promotes multilateral sharing of information, and develops interoperability among the partner nations of the Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership.

Marine CH-53E helicopter incident over Hawaii

On January 19 at approximately 6:13 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, the Marine Corps transitioned from search and rescue operations to recovery operations for two CH-53E helicopters lost off the coast of Oahu January 14.

Media seeking additional information should contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Timothy Irish, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, via email:...

National Training Center Rotation 16-04

The National Training Center (NTC) provides U.S. military units and personnel with realistic pre-deployment training scenarios in all aspects of armed conflict. Rotation 16-04 involves U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division training with III Corps as the opposing force and the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion as logistical support.

Cutlass Express 2016

Cutlass Express 2016 is U.S. Africa Command-sponsored exercise designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information-sharing practices of East African and Western Indian Ocean nations in order to disrupt sea-based illicit activity in the region.

Cope North 16

Cope North 16 is a Commander, Pacific Air Forces - sponsored, multilateral field training exercise (FTX). The purpose of this exercise is to increase the combat readiness and joint/combined interoperability of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. CN16 includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) training objectives.

20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Leaders Course

The U.S. Army's 20th Command's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Leaders Course is designed to create adaptable leaders capable of combating CBRNE hazards in both permissive and non-permissive environments around the world.

El Nino 2016

El Nino, which is forecast to be one of the strongest on record, is expected to influence weather and climate patterns this winter by impacting Camp Pendleton, Calif. as well as surrounding positions within the Pacific jet stream.

Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior, the newest squad based leadership class in the Army teaches soldiers how to survive and fight in a desert environment. Hosted by the Iron Training Detachment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, the 17-day class is the first desert specific Army school since the desert phase of Ranger School was discontinued in 1995. Divided into three phases the course first teaches...

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