Tag: Defense Secretary James N. Mattis

Military May 20, 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis delivers the keynote address at the Institute of World Politics commencement ceremony in Washington, May 19, 2018.
From a U.S. European Command News Release: Eucom Commander Launches Readiness Program Training Initiative in Georgia


Military May 10, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: National Defense Strategy to Restore Competitive Edge, Mattis Tells Senate
From a Military Health System News Release: Remembering Nurses’ Contributions to Military Medicine
By Air Force Capt. Chelsi Johnson 455th Air Expeditionary Wing: Geographically Separated Units Airdrop Supplies to Advisory Troops
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: President Signs Executive Order for Military Spouse Employment
President Trump Hosts Event Honoring Military Families
By Robert Lingley, 21st Space Wing: Face of Defense: Airmen Make Service a Family Affair
National Science Foundation & the United States Air Force Embark on a
 New Partnership


Military May 06, 2018

Mattis Speaks With Veterans in Public Forum
Marine Barracks Washington Evening Parade

Military May 05, 2018

Associated Press: WWII vet will graduate 68 years after leaving college
By Heather Chapman: VA’s struggling program to help rural veterans avoid long trips and long waits runs out of money in June
Press Operations Release No: NR-136-18: Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Cincinnati
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Cybercom Now a Combatant Command, Nakasone Replaces Rogers
By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Fulton Logistics Group Western Pacific: Navy Engineers in Malaysia Build Friendships During Pacific Partnership 18
By Ken Scar, U.S. Army Cadet Command: Face of Defense: Soldier Looks Toward Reunion With Canine Friend From Iraq
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Emphasizes ‘Service to Others’ as Key American Strength
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Near-Peer Adversaries Work to Surpass U.S. In Technology, Official Says
Week in Photos: April 28-May 4

Military April 22, 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis hosted an honor cordon to welcome Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon, April 20, 2018. During their meeting, the two leaders highlighted the strengthening and depth of the friendship and military relationship between their countries.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts entertainers for a visit to the Pentagon before departing on the annual Vice ChairmanÕs USO Tour, April 20, 2018. Comedian Jon Stewart, country music artist Craig Morgan, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, professional fighters Max Holloway and Paige VanZant, and NBA Legend Richard ÒRipÓ Hamilton will join Gen. Selva on a tour across the world as they visit service members overseas to thank them for their service and sacrifice. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with his Australian counterpart Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the global threat of terrorism and security in the Pacific region. The visit also served to strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance as the two countries increase collaboration in counter-terrorism efforts and regional capacity building among other areas of mutual interest. General Dunford hosted an Armed Forces Full Honors Arrival ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Whipple Field following the meeting, where he presented Air Chief Marshal Binskin with the Legion of Merit for his dedicated support of the U.S.-Australia alliance, which directly led to improved security in the Indo-Pacific theater.
The U.S. and Australia are celebrating 100 years of “Mateship” and together form an alliance that plays a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
(DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)


Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, after serving as a guest lecturer for the DIA’s “Master Minds” series at their eadquarters in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018 (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Military April 03, 2018

Leaders Wish Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, Marine Corps. Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell meet with Cooper Smith and his family in support of the Make a Wish Foundation in Washington, April 2, 2018.
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway DoD News, Defense Media Activity: North Carolina Youth’s Wish Comes True With Pentagon Visit
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Afghan Mission
By Annette P. Gomes U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Soldier Faces Life’s Challenges Head-On
Special Report: Month of the Military Child

Logistics Group Western Pacific: Army Provides Animal Care, Surgeries in Yap During Pacific Partnership 2018
The Angry Staff Officer: Guest Post: Hashtags are not Enough



Military March 21, 2018

Special Report: Travels With Dunford
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S., South Korean Defense Chiefs Agree to Resume Combined Exercises
By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Task Force Lion Continues Partnership with Iraqi Forces Against ISIS
By Katie Lange: Military Career on Med Student’s Radar Thanks to Air Force Surgeon
By From an Alaskan NORAD Region/Alaskan/Command/11th Air Force News Release: Arctic Conditions Provide Valuable Lessons in Alaska Exercise
By Air Force Airman Michael S. Murphy 11th Wing: Face of Defense: Resilience Helps Military Family Persevere
By Army Staff Sgt. Sharon Matthias 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: Airmen Save Life, Render Medical Aid on Train in Poland
M.A.C.E. for Combat
Soldiers, Sailors, Dogs Celebrate K-9 Veterans Day

Military February 19, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis ‘Heartened’ by NATO Nations’ Increased Defense Budgets
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis: New Policy Cracks Down On Force Deployability
“If you can’t go overseas [and] carry a combat load, then obviously someone else has got to go. I want this spread fairly and equitably across the force.”

The only exemption is for those who have been injured in combat, he noted.

“If they were wounded in combat, and they want to stay in and they’ve lost their leg or something like this, and they can’t be a paratrooper anymore, then we’ll find a place to use them. That’s a special category. They’ve earned that special status,” Mattis said.

“Otherwise, you’re either deployable, or you need to find something else to do. I’m not going to have some people deploying constantly, and then other people who seem to not pay that price to be in the U.S. military,” he said.

Military February 14, 2018

By Military Health System Communications Office: Let’s Talk About Sex, Occupational Therapist Says
Even under the best circumstances, talking about sex can be difficult. Imagine, then, how service members who’ve experienced a physical or psychological injury might feel about the topic. Helping wounded warriors address sex and intimacy is the mission and – pardon the expression – the passion of Kathryn Ellis.
By Army Spc. Charlton Pope, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: Face of Defense: Married Army Paratroopers Serve Together
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: As Emphasis Shifts to Sustaining Military Gains, Progress To Defeat ISIS Continues

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition

Military February 13, 2018

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis: On the Record Press Gaggle by Secretary James N. Mattis Press Operations
By David DeKunder, 502nd Air Base Wing: Face of Defense: Sisters in Different Services Train Together
By Alex Snyder, Defense Media Activity: Lincoln: The Man, the President, the Inventor
Although the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, is best known for abolishing slavery and keeping the United States together through the Civil War, he also was a huge supporter of science, and is the only U.S. president to have been awarded a patent.

His invention? A device called “Buoying Vessels Over Shoals,” intended to help boats navigate shallow waters by using sturdy waterproof fabric chambers that could be inflated when it was obvious a ship was close to becoming stuck. The air pockets would lift the watercraft above the surface of the water, providing enough clearance to avoid crashing or stranding.
Press Operations: DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal
“To address the scope and pace of our competitors’ and adversaries’ ambitions and capabilities, we must invest in modernization of key capabilities through sustained, predictable budgets. Our backlog of deferred readiness, procurement, and modernization requirements has grown in the last decade and a half and can no longer be ignored. We will make targeted, disciplined increases in personnel and platforms to meet key capability and capacity needs. The 2018 National Defense Strategy underpins our planned fiscal year 2019-2023 budgets, accelerating our modernization programs and devoting additional resources in a sustained effort to solidify our competitive advantage.” – Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: President’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request Calls for $686.1 Billion