Tag: Defense Secretary James N. Mattis

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

Military February 07, 2018

By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD

General Paul J. Selva Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Visits With Australian Chief of Defense, Moves on to Thailand

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Operation Punch Bowl
Operation Afghanistan: Finding a suit at the bazaar
Blake Essig finds out how easy it can be to find a suit on short notice in Afghanistan at the bazaar on Tactical Base Gamberi.

Military February 04, 2018

DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart at Pentagon
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S. Troops Training Ukrainian Soldiers, Mattis Says
By Press Operations: News Briefing on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Wake Island Embodies Reality of America as Pacific Power

Military February 01, 2018

Today in the Department of Defense, February 1, 2018
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host First U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue
By Marine Corps Sgt. Mandaline Hatch, 6th Marine Corps District: Face of Defense: Marine Recruiter Volunteers for Father-Daughter Dance
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Budget Impasse, Continuing Resolutions Pose Problems for DoD
By Alex: WW2 political cartoons are a look into one of history’s most trying times (19 photos)
By Anika Burgess: How Photographers Captured the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: A Day With Cha’lee: What Drove This Navy Comedian to Standup

Imminent Threat Solutions: Military Acronyms,Terminology and Slang Reference
Glossary of Military Acronyms
US Army Acronyms (slang)

Military January 28, 2018

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as ‘Threat to the Entire World’
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack
Airmen Maintain Aircraft at Royal Air Force Lakenheath

Military January 26, 2018

Coalition Precision Strikes Kill Scores of ISIS Terrorists in Syria
By DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Defense Secretary Meets With Indonesian Counterpart
Press Operations: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis – Media Availability by Secretary Mattis En Route to Vietnam
Press Operations Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis – Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Hawaii
Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Hyatt: Video Imagery of Iranian Origin Weapons Systems
By Sgt. Ryan Tatum, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade: Soldiers Test New Modular Handgun System at Fort Polk
By Eric Durr New York National Guard: New York Guardsmen Prepare for Flooding
By Marine Corps Sgt. Melissa Martens Marine Forces Reserve: Face of Defense: Marine Credits Career to Associations During Upbringing
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer, 633rd Air Base Wing: Face of Defense: Airman Earns Award From 4 Service Branches
By Army Spc. Samuel Keenan, 65th Press Camp Headquarters: Face of Defense: National Guard Soldier Educates Next Generation
Sunken History: The Survey of the USS San Diego
By George Dvorsky: These WW1 Propaganda Posters Are Gorgeous—and Seriously Messed Up
By Michael Ballaban: That’s Not A Tank: An Explainer


Military January 11, 2018

2017 Year in Review
By Angry Staff Officer: World War I Stands as a Lesson Against a “Bloody Nose” Strike on North Korea
Video by Senior Airman Andrew Carroll: President Signs Executive Order for Veteran Support
By Heather Chapman: Trump order aims to reduce suicide among new veterans
By Air Force Master Sgt. Phil Speck 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Face of Defense: Basic Training Flightmates Serve Together 21 Years Later
Guardsmen Conduct Military Working Dog Medical Training
By Lisa Simunaci, Army Materiel Command: AMC Band Adds Muscle Shoals Sound to Legacy
By JoAnna Delfin, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas: Face of Defense: Pursuing Christmas Thief Earns Recognition for Sailor
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity : DoD Owes Taxpayers Full Accounting of Assets, Comptroller Tells House
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: ‘Chain of Command’ TV Series Connects Strategy With Troops on the Ground

Military January 08, 2018

DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance Issues
Mattis and Song discussed the importance of strong international support for diplomatic actions to resolve the North Korean threat, White added, and noted the upcoming Ministerial Meeting of Sending States scheduled for Jan. 15-16 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Media Press Operations Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis: Availability by Secretary Mattis at the Pentagon
y Frances Seybold, Marine Corps Base Quantico: NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY: Autonomous Flight