Hicks Assesses DOD Modernization, Innovation

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Pentagon and discussed myriad ways the United States and France can work together.

Mike Donley is back with the Defense Department serving for the second time as the director of administration and management. He says he is engaged in "worthy work" as the department moves forward.

President Joe Biden determined he would "not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome," in making his drawdown decision.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jaden Murry received the Defense Department's first immediate jaw reconstruction surgery using 3D-printed teeth after nearly all of his lower jaw was removed due to a tumor.

Afghan security forces have modern weapons, training and sufficient personnel to provide security in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

The Navy's flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, is celebrating 75 years of entertaining crowds with feats of aviation prowess.

The Defense Department is working with other federal agencies to educate service members and their families about citizenship and naturalization.

The Defense Department announced it's going in a new direction for enterprise cloud services to provide capabilities to warfighters across the joint force.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Miguel "Mike" Lechuga witnessed the chaos on April 29, 1975, the day before Saigon fell, as he and the rest of his aircraft maintenance crew awaited orders to be evacuated from the besieged city.

Following the safe and orderly drawdown of forces and equipment from Afghanistan by the end of August, DOD plans to maintain robust over-the-horizon capability if needed, the Pentagon press secretary said.

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