Transportation Command Aids in Historic Evacuation

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On 9/11 and in its aftermath, Defense Logistics Agency employees have demonstrated their courage, patriotism, resilience and commitment to their mission.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini discussed the evacuation effort from Afghanistan, strategies for the Middle East and Africa, and other topics.

The Defense Department has set up "mayor cells" at each of the eight installations housing Afghan civilians to better understand their needs and address their concerns of living there, the commander of U.S. Northern Command, said.

The renovations at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial are complete, correcting light-system failures in the pools under the memorial benches and replacing the entire electrical system.

When Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers first heard of a plane flying into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, he wondered how someone, on such a beautiful cloudless day, could do that.

As the Defense Security Cooperation Agency turns 50 years old, it is still focusing on its original mission to build enduring partnerships between U.S. and partner nation militaries, making both participants stronger.

U.S. European Command is processing and transporting thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan to the United States and this process will become more intense in the coming days, the commander of U.S. European Command said.

Military leaders involved in precision fires should be prepared — and prepare soldiers — to operate without space capability in case the environment is denied or degraded, the Spacecom commander said.

Leaders of the Defense Department shared their thoughts regarding America's longest war, which recently ended with the last military aircraft evacuation flying out of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Because of its sophistication, diversity and capacity to innovate, the U.S. Defense Industrial Base remains the envy of the world, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks said.

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