President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday told a United States delegation led by former U.S. Secretary of Defense, William Perry, that Taiwan will continue to allocate funds for defensive arms to "ensure a solid national defense force." Read Post
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announced today the names of 14 members who will serve on the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces. The cong... Read Post