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DOD Personnel Must Do More to Win Fight Against COVID-19, Special Advisor Says
January 28, 2021
— While the personnel of the Defense Department have already done incredible work to combat the coronavirus, they must do more, Max Rose, a special advisor on COVID-19 to the defense secretary, said...
Top Leaders Discuss Diversity, Inclusion With Military Members, Families
September 24, 2020
— Defense Department leaders addressed DOD's efforts at improving diversity and inclusion during a virtual global town hall meeting...
Leaders Describe Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Risk Mitigation
May 29, 2020
— Some practices adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic have benefitted the troops and may be continued after the pandemic abates, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said...
Top Enlisted Leaders Answer Questions on Stop-Move Process
May 15, 2020
— Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López and U.S. Transportation Command's senior enlisted leader, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, shed some light on moving in the time of COVID-19 during a virtual town hall meeting...
DOD Remains Flexible, Agile in Face of Coronavirus
May 6, 2020
— As the coronavirus situation evolves, the Defense Department must remain agile, flexible and responsive, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said...
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's Phone Call with Italy's Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli
April 23, 2020
— Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Italy's Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli today by phone...
DOD Starts Tiered COVID-19 Testing Process to Ensure Safety
April 22, 2020
— The Defense Department is moving to a tiered COVID-19 testing program to protect service members and ensure they can continue to do the nation's business, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said...
DOD Continues Global Military Operations Even as It Battles COVID-19
April 15, 2020
— Even as the Defense Department supports the whole-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues its vital national security missions, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said yesterday during a Pentagon news conference...
DOD Learns Lessons for Future From Coronavirus Fight
April 14, 2020
— The Defense Department is "all in" for the fight against COVID-19 and to learn from the experience so the department is better prepared when another pandemic strikes, the Joint Staff's director of joint force development said...
Growth in DOD Telework Capability May Outlive Coronavirus Pandemic
April 14, 2020
— To keep business on track during the fight against coronavirus, the Defense Department has greatly expanded its telework capability with a variety of tools. Once the coronavirus threat has receded, some of those enhancements for telework may continue on in some capacity, DOD's chief information officer said...