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Face of Defense: Soldier Helps Others in Hurricane Maria’s Aftermath

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:51
A Puerto Rico Guardsman is assisting in recovery efforts on the island territory following Hurricane Maria, and with his unit, has assisted in helping rescue more than 300 residents.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:19
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.

Marshall Center Hosts Security Policy Seminar for Romanian Parliamentarians

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:53
Romanian parliamentarians discussed how to effectively spend public money for defense programs to protect their fellow citizens during a two-day seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Poly Trauma Department Doctors Celebrate 10 Years of Caring for Patients

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:27
The Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care, or C5, one of three hospitals in the Defense Department providing rehabilitation care to service members who are severely injured or ill, celebrated its 10th anniversary in October.

Battle of Cambrai Remembered 100 Years Later for Combined Arms Use

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:31
The first American units saw action in World War I during the battle of Cambrai, France, in late 1917. That battle showcased the first large-scale effective use of combined arms, marking an evolution in warfare.

From Puppy to Protector: How the Air Force Raises Military Working Dogs

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:06
Candy is a military working dog with six deployments under her collar, and she was able to rest her paws when she was presented the Air Force Commendation medal and officially retired from military duty during a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

Missile Defense Soldiers Scan the Stratosphere

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:54
With the threat of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, the Army maintains Army-Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance systems, or AN/TPY-2, in Japan to keep a watchful eye on the skies above.

Face of Defense: Airman Keeps Civil Engineering Unit in Afghanistan on Task

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:22
During her duty tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, customer service representative Air Force Staff Sgt. Beverly Murtiff ensured all job tasks were completed to keep the airfield in operational and in top condition. “I am the central hub for the squadron,” she said. “We take in all of the work orders via email or phone call and deal with all of the customers.”

Internal Security Forces Assume Responsibility for Raqqa Neighborhoods

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:25
The Raqqa Internal Security Forces assumed security responsibility for three neighborhoods in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had claimed as its capital before being driven out, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:25
The Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles to join in the search for the Argentine navy submarine A.R.A. San Juan, which is missing in South Atlantic waters.

Face of Defense: Master Driver Steers Sustainment Brigade's Mission

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:55
Army Staff Sgt. Arturo Amaro, the master driver for the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, seeks certification to train fellow drivers how to operate two types of mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles as well as mine rollers in his brigade at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Deputy Defense Secretary Meets With Afghan Defense Minister

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:26
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan met with Afghanistan’s acting defense minister, Lt. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami, in the Pentagon.

U.S., Afghan Forces Target Taliban Drug Labs, Hit ‘Where it Hurts’

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:00
The Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander said the U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes against Taliban drug labs, to target the revenue streams of the terrorists.

South Carolina National Guard, Colombian Army Share Field Artillery Expertise

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:23
Colombian army leaders joined the South Carolina Army National Guard during a live-fire exercise with the 1st Battalion, 178th Field Artillery Regiment, at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover, S.C.

Marines Train to Fuel Aircraft in Contaminated Environments

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:47
Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 trained in protective gear to keep aircraft in the fight while operating in a hazardous environment at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

NATO Chief Stresses Unity of North Atlantic Alliance

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:31
Europe and North America, steadfast allies after two World Wars and the Cold War, remain united to confront today's threats such as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists and Russian adventurism, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Halifax International Security Forum.

Face of Defense: Talented Air Force NCO Contributes to Mission Success

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:13
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen's skill with radio communication systems helped his unit achieve mission success during a recent deployment to Moron Air Base in Spain.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:16
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements Nov. 17-19, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Coalition Partner Forces Kill 9 ISIS Members in Southern Syria

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:25
On Nov. 16, coalition partner forces near At Tanf Garrison, Syria, killed nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters and destroyed several ISIS vehicles, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:53
Airmen with Air National Guard units from Texas, New York, Iowa, Ohio, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and North Dakota supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air National Guard that includes the Reaper.

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