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South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:08
The chief of the Resolute Support Mission’s future operations division in Afghanistan said government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan.

California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:51
Calm cloaked their anguish as California residents whose homes in Ventura were ravaged by the Thomas Fire lined up to wait for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, or even just to know what, if anything, was left.

Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:34
Air Force reservists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked alongside the people of Guam to fill boxes full of critical supplies as part of Operation Christmas Drop.

Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:12
As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat.

Iraqi, Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIS’ ‘Caliphate’

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:32
A Pentagon spokesman said that while Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group.

Small Army Post Supports Counterterrorism Fight in Africa

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:55
At an Army outpost in a sun-scorched area of northern Cameroon, there's a small task force with larger implications than its size may suggest.

Innovative Physical Therapy Program Increases Readiness

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:27
An innovative system is helping airmen remain physically capable, allowing them to be more productive and mission-ready in their duties.

Marshall Center, Munich Security Conference Host Russia-Focused Policy Discussions

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:48
The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the Munich Security Conference’s Loisach Group met to discuss transatlantic policy solutions focused on Russia.

Face of Defense: Navy Recruiter Credits Success to Hard Work

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:32
A recruiter assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio has proved that refusing to shy away from hard work and responsibility does not go unnoticed.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:05
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.

Military Seeks to Learn Lessons of 2017 Hurricane Season

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:56
The most recent hurricane season was not unprecedented in terms of the number of storms, but it was unprecedented in terms of damage, the commander of U.S. Army North said in a recent interview.

Black Knights Squeak Past Midshipmen in Army-Navy Game

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:51
The Army-Navy game went down to the wire, with Navy missing a 48-yard field goal and the Army winning 14-13.

Airstrikes Kill 5 al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Members in Yemen

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:11
U.S. airstrikes killed five al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in Yemen’s al-Bayda governorate in an effort to disrupt the terrorist's attack networks.

Army Africa Chief Visits Nigeria, Addresses Inaugural War College Class

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:36
U.S. Army Africa’s acting commanding general visited Nigeria to engage with senior land force’s chiefs and share his academic insights with war college students in Abuja.

‘Robot Dog’ Improves Special Operations’ Canine Medical Aid Practices

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:49
Multipurpose canine handlers with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, used a robotic canine training mannequin for the first time during hands-on medical training at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Firefighters Brave, Extinguish Flames at Patriot Warrior Exercise

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:20
Patriot Warrior is the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command's four-week exercise at Young Air Assault Strip and Volk Field Air National Guard Base, in Wisconsin.

Malmstrom AFB Unit Earns Top DoD Maintenance Award

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:34
The 341st Maintenance Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., is this year’s recipient of the Defense Department’s Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence.

Face of Defense: Strong-Willed Soldier Gives Cancer the Boot

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:37
Described as strong, smart, driven and determined -- one would be surprised to find Army Spc. Courtney Jones doesn’t don a Wonder Woman costume, but she displays her red, white and blue human spirit through the Army uniform she wears.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:13
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.

Pacific Fleet Commander: Pearl Harbor Response Had No Shortage of Bravery

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:51
Amid the chaos of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 76 years ago, there was no shortage of bravery, as sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen overcame shock, uncertainty and fear to find something greater within themselves: a grim determination to survive and an unwavering resolve to fight, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.

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