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Mattis to Meet German Counterpart, Highlight Marshall Plan Anniversary

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:05
Speaking to reporters en route to Europe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he will meet with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to discuss issues of concern. He described the talks as the start of a strategic dialogue.

Therapy Dog Brightens Lives

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:29
When a Whiteman Air Force Base therapy dog at the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office was medically retired, the search for a new dog began.

Maine Army Guard Members Build Community Relations

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:58
Engineer soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard turned a slope into a flat base for a multipurpose field as part of their annual training.

Face of Defense: Persistence Makes Air Commando's Dream a Reality

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:01
“Growing up, I looked up to my grandfather. I admired his professionalism, the way he wore the uniform with pride and his sense of sacrifice for the country,” said Air Force Capt. Claude Betene A Dooko, a Cameroon native. Dooko's dream became reality when he joined the U.S. Air Force.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:33
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Mattis Arrives in Germany for Marshall Plan Commemoration

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:24
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will highlight the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan in a speech at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Mattis Meets With India's Prime Minister

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:53
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Washington to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to foster democratic laws and principles.

U.S., NATO Conclude Saber Strike 17 Exercise

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:22
About 11,000 U.S. and NATO service members from 20 countries concluded the Saber Strike 17 exercise here recently.

Laser Weapons Bring Sharp Advantages to the Battlefield

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:33
The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

Face of Defense: 'Voice of the Tower' Knows Flow of the Range

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:21
In the early morning light, a silhouette ascends the white cinder block tower's short staircase, briefly pausing at the top to jingle open the structure's single hatch.

Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:30
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 21 strikes consisting of 75 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Counter-ISIS Continue in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:16
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:16
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Vice President Engages Troops at Schriever Air Force Base

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:16
The service members at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., evolve the force, drive innovation and master space, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Vice President Engages Troops at Shriever Air Force Base

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:16
The service members at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, evolve the force, drive innovation and master space, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Officials Release Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:17
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

ISIS Holdouts Cut Off in Western Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:39
Speaking to Pentagon reporters from Baghdad via teleconference, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the past two days in its fight to liberate western Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control.

Central Asian Partners Share Insights in the Fight Against Organized Crime

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:51
At the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, nearly two dozen Central Asian government officials shared strategies to fight global organized crime in their region at a four-day workshop.

Coalition Forces Kill ISIS Financial Facilitator

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:55
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced coalition forces killed a key Islamic State of Iraq and Syria financial facilitator with an airstrike in Abu Kamal, Syria.

U.S., Japan Honor Lives Lost in the Battle of Okinawa

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:06
The Battle of Okinawa, also known as Operation Iceberg, was the last major battle of World War II. The fight resulted in more than 240,000 deaths of Japanese and U.S. service members, as well as Okinawan civilians.

Aero Clubs Offer Adventure, Fun in the Friendly Skies

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:51
For almost 70 years, Air Force aero clubs, under the direction of the Air Force Services Activity, are operating at 16 installations worldwide.

Tunnel Detectors Ferret Out Enemy Below Ground

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:11
On the battlefield, detecting secretive underground tunnels has been a challenge that has been answered by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's engineers at the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Face of Defense: Veterinarian Reflects on Unconventional Career Journey

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:30
Just out of high school and unsure of what to do with his life, a young Ohio man went to a bus depot, handed a ticket agent almost all of the money in his pocket, and said with a smile, "I'll go wherever this takes me." So begins James "Nick" Koterski's unconventional journey to becoming an Army colonel.

Norway Announces 1-Year Extension for U.S. Marines

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:40
Norway has announced that U.S. Marines will continue rotational training and exercises in Norway through 2018, a clear sign of the U.S. and Norwegian commitment to NATO, U.S. European Command officials said.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:06
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Military Children Use Virtual Reality Simulators at STEM Workshop

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:06
During a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences workshop, middle school students donned high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators and tested out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacted with experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

U.S. Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Yemen

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:48
A U.S. Central Command release said Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's terrorist stronghold in Yemen's Shabwah governorate was killed in the airstrike along with two of his group's associates.

Army Divers Inspect Fort Eustis Port Facility

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:11
Army deep-sea divers assigned to the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment sharpened their underwater skills during a June 20 mission at the unit’s base at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Army Bandsman Follows Family Tradition

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:27
Saxophonist Army Sgt. Charles Moncayo has been with the band for a few years now, first while they were stationed at Fort Wainwright and now at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the 9th Army Band's new home.

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:06
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Reserve Marine Describes Path to Artillery

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:18
With 13 years of experience as an artillery Marine, Staff Sgt. Travis J. Zurick observes calmly as his Marines shoot 200-pound rockets at targets 40 kilometers away in the windy and desolate terrain at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.

U.S., China Affirm North Korean Threat, Mattis Says

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke at the State Department in Washington, saying that he and the U.S. secretary of state affirmed with high-ranking Chinese officials that North Korea's nuclear missile program is a threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

ISIS Terrorists Destroy Mosul Mosque in Iraq

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:41
According to the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, ISIS terrorists destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, Iraq.

Army Scientists Hope Space Experiment Unlocks Clues to Bone Healing

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:35
Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March.

Military Police Persevere Through Change of Mission, Mindset

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:12
Members of the Army Reserve's 384th Military Police Battalion from Indiana practiced living in a field environment that included 100-plus degree Fahrenheit temperatures during a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

Face of Defense: Guardsman Trains Next Generation of Shooters

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:36
For New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Kapela, his seventh Adjutant General's Combat Sustainment Training Exercise -- known as the "TAG Match" -- was more meaningful than his first.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:09
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Mattis Invokes Glenn's Memory in Accepting Excellence in Public Service Award

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:03
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis received the 2017 Excellence in Public Service Award from Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs during an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Mattis, Ukrainian President Discuss Security Challenges, Cooperation

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:22
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met at the Pentagon to discuss security challenges and defense cooperation.

Stratcom Chief: Deterrence Keeps Major-Power Conflicts Off World Stage

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:04
The U.S. Strategic Command commander told a Capitol Hill Club audience that his priorities for Stratcom are straightforward: provide strategic deterrence; if deterrence fails provide a decisive response; and do it with a resilient, trained and equipped force.

North Korea Discussion Expected at U.S.-China Dialogue, DoD Official Says

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:56
A senior Defense Department official told reporters Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to discuss North Korea and a wide range of other strategic issues with Chinese officials at the first iteration of the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue in Washington.

DoD Official: Sole Focus in Iraq, Syria Remains on ISIS

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:13
Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis briefed reporters and said the sole focus of coalition forces in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in those nations.

National Guard Partnerships Support Eucom Theater Objectives

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:20
The friendship struck between then-U.S. Army Maj. Greg Vadnais and Latvian Army Capt. Raymonds Graube in 1993 strained conventional logic.

Georgia Native Becomes Family's Seventh Marine

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:15
The white school bus sits idling as its passengers eagerly await what lies outside its folding doors. No one is certain what time it is, but the completely black skies outside the bus hint that midnight has come and gone. Despite all the nervous men on the bus, one sits calmly with his head down, staring at his legs.

Arizona Guard Airman Relates Leadership Lessons

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:44
Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing.

Face of Defense: Civil Engineering Airman Builds Military, Civilian Careers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:27
Though Air Force Senior Airman Samantha Ghareeb's military occupation involves excavators and bulldozers, one of her more memorable experiences in uniform -- helping to renovate an orphanage in Latvia -- required only hand tools.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:17
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 15 strikes consisting of 69 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford: Coalitions Support Local Partners in Driving Down Violence

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:03
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that from West Africa to Southeast Asia, military coalitions support partners on the ground in driving down the levels of violence arising from the transnational threat so local forces can deal with their own security challenges.

Juneteenth Represents Hope, Possibilities, Vice Admiral Says

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 22:48
Removed from slavery in the state of Virginia for three generations, Navy Vice Adm. Kevin D. Scott said Juneteenth -- the annual observance commemorating the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery -- represents what is possible.

U.S. Showcases F-35 Lightning II Aircraft at Paris Air Show

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:31
U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, U.S. European Command officials announced.

U.S. Showcases F-35 Lighting II Aircraft at Paris Air Show

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:31
U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, U.S. European Command officials announced.

U.S. Soldiers Join British Marines, Polish Soldiers in Lithuania for Saber Strike 17

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:16
A combined forces exercise transitioned into a medical evacuation exercise with simulated casualties during the Saber Strike 17 exercise in Sventezeris, Lithuania.

Fallen World War I Aviator Gets Posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:29
Army Capt. James E. Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918.

Face of Defense: Married Soldiers Become Jumpmasters Together

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:28
When Daniel and Angel Durkee first met, they were in high school chemistry class in Canyon Lake, California, and the reaction was immediate.

Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:53
The remains of seven sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue; U.S. Super Hornet Downs Syrian Jet

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:53
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 89 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 17:57
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 25 strikes consisting of 46 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Admiral Praises USS Fitzgerald’s Crew, Announces Investigations

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 17:28
The response of the crew of the severely damaged Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald “was swift and effective, and I want to point out -- as we stand by the ship -- how proud I am of them,” Navy Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, told reporters.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:59
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 43 strikes consisting of 83 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship Near Japan

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:21
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel in the Philippine Sea while operating about 64 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Three U.S. sailors were hospitalized and seven remain missing.

NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:45
How many lifetimes does it take to become a soldier, pilot, doctor -- and an astronaut?

Air Force Canines Deploy to Support Operation Inherent Resolve

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:10
Air Force Senior Airmen Carlton Isaacson and Omar Araujo are dog handlers assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Both service members and their canine partners, Egon and Syrius, respectively, are deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Face of Defense: Airman Wins Big in Chili Competition

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:10
Slow cooking and finding the right flavor are key factors in making the best chili, Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Freeman said. His recipe won three awards at the 182nd Airlift Wing’s ninth annual chili cook-off in Peoria, Ill. Judges made up of unit members evaluated 14 chilies for presentation, consistency and taste.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:26
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 35 strikes consisting of 84 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

DoD Seeks to Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Threats, Acting CIO Says

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 23:13
John A. Zangardi, the Defense Department acting chief information officer, said staying ahead of the cybersecurity threat requires the department to hire the best people, partner with industry and practice good cyber hygiene.

Mattis, Dunford Describe Need for Increased, Stable DoD Budgets

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:59
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford defended the president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget request on Capitol Hill during a hearing of the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 14:56
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Motto: First to Fight, Pantons Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 20:05
Throughout its 100-year existence, the 35th Fighter Squadron has played an active role in many major international conflicts.

B-1B Lancers Arrive in Europe for NATO Exercises

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:41
B1-B Lancer bombers arrived in England from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to support exercises Saber Strike and BALTOPS, familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands.

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson to Kick Off Warrior Games With Concert

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 17:21
Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will kick off the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games -- the annual Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans -- at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 1, 2017.

Face of Defense: College Student Earns Top Grade in Gunnery

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:17
Wearing a tactical vest almost as big as she is, Army Spc. Allison Clevenger almost disappears into all the computers and equipment in the back of the Stryker M1135 nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicle that she rides in.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 13:33
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Selva to NDU Graduates: 'Let's Get to Work, Because I Need Your Help'

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 22:54
In his address at National Defense University’s graduation, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the graduates are uniquely qualified to maintain a comprehensive military advantage in an increasingly complex world.

Coalition Progresses in Mosul, Raqqa to Defeat ISIS, Spokesman Says

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 22:19
A spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad that the fight to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria extremists is progressing in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria.

Mattis, Indonesian Official Discuss Maritime Security

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:45
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan at the Pentagon to discuss maritime security challenges and defense cooperation.

Intel Agency Chief: New Ideas, Processes Needed for Flood of Information

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:00
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told the audience at the Geospatial Intelligence Symposium in San Antonio that the Defense Intelligence Agency needs new ideas, practices, and people who can adapt or it risks becoming irrelevant in a world moving faster and faster.

U.S. Shoots Down Unmanned Aircraft That Fired on Coalition Troops in Syria

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:32
Officials from the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said a U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syria regime unmanned aerial vehicle after it fired on coalition forces in southern Syria.

Modernizing Nuclear Deterrents No. 1 Priority, DoD Officials Tell Congress

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:12
James A. MacStravic, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on strategic forces that because the systems require modernization at the same time, the Defense Department needs sustained support from Congress to ensure adequate, consistent funding for the programs.

Officials: U.S. Missile Defense System Outpaces Threat

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:47
Thomas H. Harvey III, acting assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, and Missile Defense Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. James D. Syring testified before the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on strategic forces, discussing fiscal year 2018 missile defense posture and priorities.

NASA Selects Air Force Pilot as Astronaut Candidate

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:40
Air Force Lt. Col. Raja Chari, who has been selected for promotion to colonel, was selected by NASA to join the 2017 astronaut candidate class. Chari oversaw developmental testing of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the past couple of years while simultaneously serving as director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force.

U.S. Soldiers Strengthen Alliance, Readiness With South Korean Partners

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 17:53
Army Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, commanding general of 8th U.S. Army and chief of staff for the South Korean-U.S. Combined Forces Command, said 8th Army is especially ready to assist its partner, South Korea, in any combined endeavor and is prepared for combat operations at any time.

Face of Defense: Navy Officer Has Passion for History

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:53
History shapes us and lays the foundation of our future. Navy Lt. j.g. Britt Zerbe understands this perhaps better than anyone.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:36
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Canada's New Defense Policy Draws Praise from Mattis

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 23:37
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said The United States welcomes Canada's marked increase in investment in their military and their continued commitment to a strong defense relationship with the United States and NATO.

Island Defenders: Guam Guardsmen Protect Expeditionary Base, Coalition Mission

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 19:59
Security forces members deployed to Southwest Asia from Guam Air National Guard's 254th Security Forces Squadron are there to secure access points to the installation and patrol perimeter fence lines and facilities of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group.

New Memorial in France Honors Native American D-Day Sacrifice

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:38
One of the few surviving American Indian World War II combat veterans returned to the country he helped to liberate to attend the dedication of a memorial in his honor.

Face of Defense: Iraq Experience Shapes Airman's Leadership Style

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:42
One … Two ... Three ... He counts each detainee as they enter his unit's prison camp in Iraq.

Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:06
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Australia, U.S. Discussions Ranged the Globe, Dunford Says

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:57
The Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations in Sydney were not just a formality, but an effort to sync the relationship and strengthen it for the future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Wake Island a Lesson in American WWII Bravery

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:28
The story of the Wake Island defenders in December 1941 has inspired generations of Americans, but the island is so remote that few ever get the chance to see the site of their courage.

D-Day Veterans Describe 'Total Chaos' of Beach Landings

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:15
When the ramp to his World War II landing craft slammed down onto Utah Beach, Army Cpl. Herman Zeitchik jumped out and dashed across the sand as deadly rounds were shot out from fortified bunkers. With the amphibious assault underway in the early morning of June 6, 1944, Zeitchik and other 4th Infantry Division soldiers -- who were part of the first wave to land -- desperately tried to find safe passage through the German-occupied beach.

DoD Launches Blended Retirement System Comparison Calculator

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 22:34
The Defense Department has launched a comparison calculator for eligible service members to analyze their estimated retirement benefits under the legacy system and the new Blended Retirement System.

Coalition Strikes at Pro-Regime Forces in Syria Deconfliction Zone

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 21:31
Coalition forces destroyed additional pro-Syrian regime forces that advanced inside the well-established deconfliction zone in southern Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Syrian Democratic Forces, Backed by Coalition, Launch Battle to Liberate Raqqa

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 21:10
Syrian Democratic Forces have launched the battle to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said.

No Time for Nerves: D-Day Through the Eyes of a Combat Medic

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:49
They trained with the infantry, carrying first aid kits instead of weapons. They dodged bullets to tend to wounded soldiers, sometimes with whatever supplies they could find. And even in the midst of thick combat, they remained steadily focused on their mission of saving lives. They were the combat medics of World War II.

Face of Defense: Son of Immigrant Follows in Father's Footsteps

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:39
Army Spc. Jesse Thepouhthay said his father is his role model and an embodiment of the American dream. Now, he said, his young cousins look up to him as a role model because of his military service. Thepouhthay is an air traffic control equipment repairer with Foxtrot Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion.

SDF Begins Raqqa Offensive, Progress Continues in Mosul

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:55
The Syrian Democratic Forces and their Syrian Arab Coalition partners launched the offensive to unseat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from its self-proclaimed "capital" of Raqqa in northern Syria.

Officials Release Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:32
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Multinational Sniper Teams Train for Urban Environments

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:25
Enabled by Special Operations Command Europe, and supported by the Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s Wolverine Special Operations Forces Observer Coach/Trainer Team, 12 teams from multiple NATO special operations forces participated in the 11-day International Special Training Center’s Urban Sniper Course.

Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:03
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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