In “This Week in the DoD” for April 6:
Army Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn spoke with Soldiers’ Radio and Television about the state of affairs in Afghanistan’s Regional Command-East and the region’s future.
Pentagon Press Secretary and acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs George Little delivered his first press briefing in the role of assistant secretary. He fielded questions about a possible North Korean missile test and about operations in Afghanistan.
April is the Month of the Military Child. Barbara Thompson, director of Military Community and Family Policy for Children and Youth, spoke with the Pentagon Channel about the month, and what it means to be a military child today.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited troops aboard the USS Peleliu, commending them for their role in Afghanistan and outlining a defense strategy that will work well into the future. He said the crew of the Peleliu exemplifies the capabilities the future force will need.
National Guard and civilian dentists, and one oncologist, visited Moldova to help teach dentists there and provide care for dozens of children in need. The visit was part of the North Carolina-Moldova state partnership, established in 1995.