WASHINGTON — Just before his private swearing-in ceremony as the 24th secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrived at the Pentagon on the morning of Feb. 27 and were greeted by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, military assistant to the secretary of defense.
Hagel, delayed more than 30 minutes by Washington traffic, said hello to waiting members of the Pentagon press corps as he hurried up the steps of the Pentagon’s river entrance. From there, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little and other defense officials accompanied him into the building.
WASHINGTON -- The $50 billion military health system will plan for its future by slowing the growth rate of health care costs, strengthening partnerships and focusing on prevention, primary care and chronic disease management, the Defense Department's top health official said Jan. 31.
Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of the TriCare Management Activity, addressed some of the 3,000 attendees at the 2012 Military Health System Conference in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Despite Walgreens pharmacy chain which will no longer continue as a TriCare provider, beneficiaries have several options for filling prescriptions, Defense Department spokeswoman Eileen M. Lainez said recently.
The retail pharmacy contract between Express Scripts Inc. (ESI), and the Walgreens pharmacy chain expired Dec. 31.
WASHINGTON -- The injured Army Iraq War veteran who earned first place with his partner on the television show "Dancing with the Stars" symbolizes the strength and tenacity possessed by the nation's wounded warriors, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.
"I am writing to extend my most sincere congratulations on your 'Dancing with The Stars' victory," Panetta wrote in a recent letter addressed to Jose Rene "J.R." Martinez.