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DoD Highlights Achievements, Celebrates Engineers Week

6 hours 59 min ago
During the 13th Annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon, officials highlighted cutting-edge developments in medicine and technology to infrastructure projects in the U.S. and around the globe as innovative Defense Department engineers deliver solutions.

Stoltenberg Discusses NATO Transatlantic Link at Munich Conference

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:26
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the Munich Security Conference that the organization is adapting to ensure it continues its success against new threats and challenges.

Army Reserve Answers First Call for Disaster Relief in American Samoa

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:20
Army Reservists transported Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross relief supplies and equipment to support their fellow citizens following the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Gita across the island of American Samoa.

Guard Salutes Fallen New York City Apartment Fire Hero

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:50
The New York National Guard honored fallen Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, who repeatedly entered a burning New York City apartment building to save four lives before he died from smoke inhalation.

Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:39
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed more than 150 airmen throughout Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Air Force 1st Lt. David Webb, an intelligence officer, identified and collected open-source data that helped to expedite the hurricane relief efforts to more than 3.5 million civilians.

U.S., Thai, South Korean Underwater Construction Teams Work Together

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:22
Navy underwater construction teams from the U.S., Thailand and South Korea are training and operating together at Thung Prong Bay Sattahip Navy Base in Thailand during the 37th annual Cobra Gold exercise.

Airmen Build Partnerships at Patriot South 18

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:52
About 1,000 participants from federal, state and local entities came together in Mississippi for exercise Patriot South, where in this particular earthquake training scenario, the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Security Forces Squadron flew 4,200 miles to join Mississippi law enforcement.

Face of Defense: Changing 100 Lives Through Navy Recruiting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:43
The number 100 can represent a perfect score or the percentage of complete devotion to a mission. It can mean much to many different people. In the world of Navy recruiting, the number 100 is an elusive goal that few achieve. But Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kingston did just that when he helped guide his 100th applicant into the Navy.

Test of Arrow 3 Missile Defense System Completes Successfully

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:31
The Missile Defense Agency announced the completion of a successful test of the Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system in Israel.

Mattis: New Policy Cracks Down On Force Deployability

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:27
The Defense Department has a “higher expectation” of deployability by its forces, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Mattis ‘Heartened’ by NATO Nations’ Increased Defense Budgets

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:47
Global democracies are working together, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said as he wrapped up a European trip to reaffirm key partnerships and alliances.

Mattis Meets in Munich With Georgian Leaders

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 14:19
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashili and Defense Minister Levan Izoria during the Munich Security Conference to discuss the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship and regional security issues, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Defense Secretary Meets With French Defense Minister in Munich

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:51
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with French Minister of Defense Florence Parly during the Munich Security Conference to discuss France's contributions to international security.

Mattis Meets With Bulgarian Defense Minister in Brussels

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:38
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov during the NATO Defense Ministerial to reaffirm and strengthen the important U.S.-Bulgaria defense relationship, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Nuclear Review Ushers in Strategic Environment Change, Stratcom Chief Says

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:04
From a warfighter’s stance, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review changes the strategic environment as a threat-based approach, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said.

Policy Official: Posture Review Emphasizes Capabilities, Deters Use of Nukes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:08
The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review emphasizes the capabilities needed to correct adversary miscalculations, and in doing so, it deters the use of nuclear weapons, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

DoD Honors Best in Acquisition with Packard Award

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:57
The winners of the premiere Defense Department acquisition honor -- the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award -- made exceptional contributions in support of the National Defense Strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at a Pentagon ceremony.

Oldest Active National Guard Unit Observes 283rd Anniversary

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:10
The West Virginia Army National Guard’s 201st Field Artillery Regiment, with its pre-Revolutionary War lineage, is recognized as the oldest active Army National Guard unit and the longest continuous serving unit in all of the Army.

Air Force Firefighters Stand Ready to Respond to Emergencies

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:34
At Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, England, Air Force firefighters and power production airmen routinely partner during the operation of barrier arresting kits, which act as an external emergency brake for landing aircraft in distress.

Face of Defense: Sailor From Humble Beginnings Achieves Excellence

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:04
Navy Lt. Ismael Tounkara was raised poor in Guinea, but he has surmounted challenges and risen through the ranks to become a highly successful officer.

OIR Officials Report Details of Defeat-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:35
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between Feb. 9-15, conducting 43 strikes consisting of 63 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Small Unmanned Aircraft Prove Worth in Battlefield Reconnaissance Role

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:03
The Army's small drone aircraft are proving their worth as a useful tool for battlefield reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.

Southcom Commander: Modest Investments Needed to Build Security Network

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:56
U.S. Southern Command has focused on building a “regional security network of principled, inclusive partnerships,” Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Southcom’s commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Officials Highlight Work of Special Operations Forces in House Hearing

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:41
The global successes of the U.S. Special Operations Command and the services’ special operations forces are due to itheir extraordinary people and the support from Congress, senior special operations officials told lawmakerson Capitol Hill.

Northcom Ready to Defend North America, Support Civil Authorities

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:16
The commander of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee that her command is ready to defend the United States.

Pentagon Releases New Policy on Nondeployable Members

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:15
The Defense Department has released a new policy on military retention for nondeployable service members as it seeks to provide more ready and lethal forces, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told Congress.

Mattis, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Complex Syria Environment

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:14
The complex security environment in Syria was among the topics that Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli discussed during a meeting at the NATO defense ministers conference in Brussels.

Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:32
The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.

Bomb-Building Airmen Sustain Lethality at Readiness Exercise

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:15
At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight, better known as AMMO, is responsible for building up and breaking down live bombs that are essential to maintaining a lethal Air Force.

Mattis: NATO on ‘Right Trajectory’ to Protect Nations, Values

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:08
NATO defense ministers agreed to continue projecting stability beyond its borders and will continue to build capabilities within the alliance, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Brussels.

Face of Defense: Reservist Trains Fellow Marines in Martial Arts

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:35
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is designed to increase a Marine’s warfighting capability and self-confidence and is based on the principle that every Marine is a rifleman.

Mattis, Polish Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:47
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak discussed bilateral efforts to deter regional aggression and reaffirmed the U.S.-Poland defense relationship during a meeting in Brussels.

NATO Defense Ministers Approve New Alliance Commands

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:20
NATO defense ministers have approved plans to form two new alliance commands, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

Pacom Commander Says Indo-Pacific Region at a Crossroads

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:00
America’s security and economic prosperity are linked to the Indo-Pacific region, which finds itself at a crossroads, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee.

Joint Training Develops K-9, Handler Skills

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:54
Soldiers and canines with the 520th Military Working Dog Detachment practiced urban combat tactics with the Honolulu Police Department K-9 unit at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Aviators Take Joint Training to New Heights

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:21
The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing recently completed Operation Guardian Blitz during a two-week joint training exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, which included air-to-air refueling, training alongside Navy rotary assets and joint terminal attack controllers.

Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Serves to Make a Difference

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:33
Lieutenant Logan Moore is a dedicated Navy nurse who takes pride in providing critical care to patients during crisis response missions.

Nuclear Posture Review Addresses Reality of Current Threats, DoD Official Says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:41
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy David J. Trachtenberg said that the recently released Nuclear Posture Review is grounded in a “realistic assessment” of the current security environment, and tailored to deter threats and reassure allies.

Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:06
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome that the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission.

Cyber Tops List of Threats to U.S., Director of National Intelligence Says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:14
The director of national intelligence told a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that it's a measure of the growth of cyber and America’s vulnerability to it that the cyber threat was at the top of the list of worldwide threats.

As Emphasis Shifts to Sustaining Military Gains, Progress To Defeat ISIS Continues

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:42
Significant progress in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has resulted in a shift in focus to sustaining military gains in Iraq to ensure a lasting defeat of ISIS terrorists, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command said.

U.S. Stores Donated Blood for Emergency Use During Cobra Gold Exercise

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:10
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center collected and delivered donated blood to two civilian hospitals in Thailand for storage for potential emergency use by U.S. service members participating in this year’s Cobra Gold exercise.

Airmen, Soldiers Brave Alaska’s Cold at Contingency Exercise

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:25
At Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing trained alongside soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, during the Rapid Alaskan Airlift Week exercise.

Secretary General: More Countries on Track to Meet NATO Spending Goals

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:29
NATO officials expect the majority of members to reach the goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

Mattis, Italian Counterpart Reaffirm U.S.-Italian Defense Relationship

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:27
During their meeting in Rome, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti discussed the close U.S.-Italian defense partnership that is built upon a long history of mutual respect and shared values, as well as robust cooperation bilaterally and through NATO, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Face of Defense: Married Army Paratroopers Serve Together

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:35
Army Staff Sgts. Zachary and Michelle Evans have spent almost their entire military careers together.

Officials Highlight Importance of U.S. Security Sector Assistance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:09
U.S. security sector assistance is an important tool to build partner capacity and strengthen regional security, officials said during a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

President’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request Calls for $686.1 Billion

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:58
The president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending and will reverse years of military erosion, defense officials said.

Air Force Maintainers Keep Flight Line Running

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:33
Getting a multimillion-dollar F-15 Eagle aircraft safely airborne and back down again takes coordination across many different career fields.

Marine Reservists Battle Elements at Winter Break ‘18 Exercise

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:21
Marine Corps Reservists with Fox Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, are testing their ability to conduct operations in the deep snow and extreme cold of the harsh northern Michigan winter during Exercise Winter Break ‘18.

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:06
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters that he plans to discuss the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as the future of NATO during a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world.

Face of Defense: Sisters in Different Services Train Together

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:02
Sisters and service members, Navy Seaman Michelle Panchana, left, and Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana served as students together at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. They attended school at the base from August 2017 to January 2018. Gisella graduated from the METC Radiology Program Jan. 30, while Michelle is scheduled to complete the METC Pharmacy Program in April.

Military Sealift Command Delivers Cobra Gold Essentials

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:38
Military Sealift Command’s maritime pre-positioning ship USNS Pililaau arrived at the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, and offloaded equipment marked for various locations in Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018.

Mattis to Reaffirm Partnerships, Alliances During Trip to Europe

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 15:35
During a six-day trip to Italy, Belgium and Germany, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis plans to reaffirm key U.S.-European partnerships and alliances.

Soldier Takes Aim Toward DoD Warrior Games and Beyond

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:55
As Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine trains for the Army trials and a chance to compete at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, he is preparing himself for his future after the Army and beyond the Games.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:37
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq.

Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:12
The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens of thousands of people dying each year in the United States in overdoses involving the substance, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Miami at U.S. Southern Command.

America’s History, Future Integral to Pacific, Dunford Says

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:47
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrapped up his latest visit to Pacific in Hawaii, where the history of America’s involvement in the region is in a nutshell.

Mattis Clears Up DACA Deportation for Service Members

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:14
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters that U.S. service members who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be deported.

Pentagon Official Describes Response to Attack by Pro-Regime Syrian Forces

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:42
A Pentagon spokesperson said that when Syrian pro-regime forces attacked Syrian Democratic Forces yesterday, they moved in a battalion-sized unit formation supported by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars.

Uniformed Services University Offers Degree Opportunities for Enlisted Members

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:07
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, known as USU, offers a wide variety of educational opportunities open to enlisted personnel -- a Defense Department agency, is the nation’s only federal health sciences university.

C-17 Crews Help to Realign Assets to Afghanistan

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:22
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, was full of equipment belonging to the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company, 244th Military Intelligence Battalion, with the load moving from Iraq to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions.

USS Rushmore Concludes U.S.-Japan Exercise Iron Fist

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:37
The dock landing ship USS Rushmore, with elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the Southern California coast.

Face of Defense: Perspective, Tenacity Mark Soldier's Career

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:15
Army Maj. Kimberly Scott, the logistical planner and acquisition and cross-service agreement manager for the Kansas Army National Guard’s 35th Infantry Division, is the consummate trailblazer -- she sees her world as an opportunity yet to be accomplished, rather than a path fraught with obstacles.

Pence: U.S., Allies to Continue Peacefully Dismantling North Korea’s Nuke Program

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:37
In recent years, North Korea has threatened the United States and its allies across the Indo-Pacific region, and for the past two decades, it's devoted every available resource to developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Vice President Michael R. Pence told American and Japanese troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:00
Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

U.S. Forces Strike Taliban, East Turkestan Islamic Movement Training Sites

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:50
Air Force Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker, commander of NATO Air Command Afghanistan, updated Pentagon reporters via satellite from Afghanistan on the alliance’s Resolute Support mission there.

Mattis Addresses White House Reporters About Budget Uncertainty

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:16
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis took his defense budgetary concerns to White House reporters, noting that he spent a day and a half on Capitol Hill briefing members on the 2018 National Defense Strategy, and telling reporters he’s heartened that Congress recognizes the sobering effect of budgetary uncertainty on America's military.

Officials Who Commit Misconduct Must Be Held Accountable, DoD IG Says

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:57
While it may be a small percentage of Defense Department senior officials who fail to uphold the high ideals and ethics required of their critical positions, those who commit misconduct must be held accountable, the acting DoD inspector general said on Capitol Hill.

Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:38
As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.

Helping Those in Need: Reservists Continue to Deliver Aid to Haiti

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:18
Air Force reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered nearly 100,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Haiti.

Face of Defense: Combat Medic Looks Forward to First Deployment

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:18
Army Sgt. Randy Kieso, a combat medic with 3rd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade based at Fort Benning, Ga., said he's ready to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit in the spring.

U.S.-Thai Leaders Reaffirm Military-to-Military Relationship

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:38
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said his meetings with senior Thai leaders in Bangkok went well, adding there's planning for decades of cooperation between the two nations.

Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:39
At the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s West 2018 conference in San Diego, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said the Defense Department team is strong, and its spirit, energy and “collective will to compete and win is extraordinary."

Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:03
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a Capitol Hill hearing that while the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review align with the president’s National Security Strategy, no strategy can survive without necessary stable.

Navy Aircraft Participate in Singapore Air Show

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:50
U.S. Navy aircraft are participating in the Singapore International Airshow held at the Changi National Exhibition Center.

Centcom Updates Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:20
U.S. forces conducted eight airstrikes in Yemen in December 2017 and 10 air strikes in January targeting both al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Yemen.

Coalition Strikes Target Terrorists in Yemen

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:20
U.S. forces conducted eight airstrikes in Yemen in December 2017 and 10 air strikes in January targeting both al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Yemen.

Dunford Re-Energizing Military-to-Military Relations With Thailand

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:44
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will seek to expand military-to-military contacts with Thailand when he meets with the nation’s chief of defense, the defense minister and the prime minister in Bangkok.

Hawaii Receives New Sentinel-Class Coast Guard Cutter

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:44
The Coast Guard cutter Joseph Gerczak has become the second of three 154-foot fast-response cutters stationed in Hawaii.

Face of Defense: Paratrooper Makes First Jump in More Than 30 Years

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:47
Army Lt. Col. John Hall, 53, a public affairs officer with the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy, may hold the Army record for making a parachute jump with a more that 30-year gap between his last one.

Dunford Visits With Australian Chief of Defense, Moves on to Thailand

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:07
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford ended a productive visit to Australia by meeting with U.S. Marines deployed to Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin. Earlier, the chairman met with his Australian counterpart, Australian Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, in Sydney.

Coalition Announces Shift in Focus as Iraq Campaign Progresses

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:41
The coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Field Artillery, Armor Troops Train Together in Germany

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:08
Artillery and armor soldiers are learning how to fight better together at the Grafenwoehr Training Center in Germany.

Air Force Logisticians Fuel Air Missions

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:36
Deployed Air Force logisticians keep warplanes supplied with clean fuel to accomplish various missions.

Face of Defense: Busy Lifestyle Helps Family Cope With Deployments

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:12
Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Derrick Williams believes keeping busy helps his family, even when he’s not around due to his military service. “We’re a pretty active family,” Williams said at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program he attended with his wife, Mea, and their two sons. “There’s always something to do."

Wake Island Embodies Reality of America as Pacific Power

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 14:49
By history and by blood, the United States is a Pacific nation and nothing says that better than this remote coral atoll.

U.S. Troops Training Ukrainian Soldiers, Mattis Says

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:06
Military trainers from the United States, Canada, Poland and Lithuania are training Ukraine service members at a training base in western Ukraine, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Mattis Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart at Pentagon

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:01
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, at the Pentagon, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a readout following the meeting.

Deputy Secretary: Nuclear Posture Review is ‘Tailored Nuclear Deterrent Strategy’

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:06
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said that the Nuclear Posture Review is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, during a rolling out of the strategy.

Unlocking Capacity is Critical to Reform, Shanahan Tells DoD Leaders

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 22:11
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told senior defense leaders in the Pentagon that the Defense Department must restructure to unlock capability and capacity.

Nuke Review Calls for Triad Modernization to Maintain Deterrence

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 20:34
The United States must recapitalize the nuclear triad and accompanying command-and-control system to continue to maintain deterrence into the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis wrote in the preface to the Nuclear Posture Review.

Mattis Dedicates Former Defense Secretary Carter’s Official Portrait

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 20:13
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis unveiled a painting -- the official portrait of former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as it joins a gallery of other former Defense secretaries on the E Ring of the Pentagon.

Omani, U.S. Troops Conduct Combined Arms Maneuver

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 19:05
Omani and U.S. forces conducted a simulated assault in Thumrait, Oman, against dozens of enemy fighters, in the culminating event of Inferno Creek 18, a three-week training exercise.

Second Lady Karen Pence Advocates Art Therapy for Wounded Warriors

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:06
Speaking with Second Lady Karen Pence during her visit to the Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Hood, it's apparent that championing art therapy is not just an initiative, but a passion.

Face of Defense: Army Service Reunites Military Cousins

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:26
Two cousins grew up a half-hour away from each other, but only met once. Today they are closer than ever and owe their chance to grow together, personally and professionally, to the Army.

Coalition Operations Continue to Remove ISIS Leaders

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:20
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to remove Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders from the battlefield and prevent the terrorist group’s ability to regroup and resume its capacity to threaten citizens of all nations.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:47
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.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Begins Visit to Indo-Pacific Region

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:44
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, at the start of his trip to the Indo-Pacific region to meet with allies and U.S. service members.

Mattis, British Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Topics

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 23:25
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson discussed the National Defense Strategy, international security topics and priorities for the upcoming NATO defense ministers conference in Brussels during a meeting at the Pentagon.

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