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Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Schwartz talks F22 safety during final press conference

Outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, who retires in August, spoke to reporters during his last press conference at the Pentagon about the challenges facing the branch amid tensions with Congress and new geo-politics that pose security threats.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Air Force , Norton Schwartz , Fighter Jets , F-22

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:21pm EDT

Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft.

Tags: defense , budget , Robert Gates , DoD , DoD Report ,

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:23pm EDT

Pentagon official apologizes for Quran burning

A senior Pentagon official apologized Friday to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan.

Tags: Peter Lavoy , DoD , Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Imam Mohamed Magid , ADAMS Center

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:06pm EST

Pentagon appeals to addicts to seek treatment or face consequences

DoD is expanding the number of substances it tests for, and it wants anyone who is addicted to call themselves out and go for voluntary treatment and rehab.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update ,

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:07am EST

Coordination lacking between brain injury treatment programs

Pentagon study says coordination missing between the more than 200 programs devoted to brain injuries and psychological health.

Tags: DoD , RAND Corporation , brain trauma , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 11:22am EST

Working canines honored on Capitol Hill

Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Tags: Michael Hingson , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , House of Representatives , DoD , Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , DoD Report

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:32am EST

Police explain why Pentagon roads were closed

Why were the roads shutdown around the Pentagon after last Friday's incident involving a Marine Corps Reserve Lance Corporal? "Based on the fact that he had fled from the Fort Meyers Police Department that he wasn't forthcoming with his information and as far as identifiers and what he was doing and he did have some products with him that were a little bit concerning initially. That's we felt it as appropriate to close these roadways down," says U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser. Yonathan Melaku was taken into custody after being caught on the grounds of Arlington Cemetery after dark. His car was found near the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green , defense

Monday - 06/20/2011, 12:21pm EDT

Research This

What do fluorescent rodent feces, mosquito repellant and flytraps have to do with national defense? Researchers in the Pentagon's Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program focused on all of those pest-fighting innovations last week at the American Mosquito Control Association convention Some 800 scientists and insect control experts attended the event. Their attitude is that disease-carrying flies, mosquitoes and other bugs are all enemies of the U.S. Warfighter.

Tags: DoD , Protection Research Program

Monday - 05/04/2009, 07:41pm EDT
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