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Allied Spirit VII Exercise Showcases Integrated Training

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:11
Approximately 4,000 participants from 13 nations -- Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States -- are participating in Allied Spirit VII, a 7th Army Training Command-conducted multinational exercise in Germany that focuses on tactical interoperability and testing secure communications among NATO members.

Marshall Center Graduates Ready to Tackle Global Threats

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:42
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 93 professionals from 41 countries graduated from the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and take home new perspectives as "agents of change."

Mattis Reviews Homeland Defense During Colorado Visit

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:08
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting briefings from officials at the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to understand the various systems used and the role they play in the decision-making process.

Face of Defense: Marine Aviator Draws Forward Air Controller Duty

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:22
A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter pilot is serving as a forward air controller with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, "Lava Dogs," and fulfills the notion that every Marine is a rifleman.

Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:24
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.

Transcom Commander: Visionaries to Power American Progress

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:03
The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said it will take people with imagination to solve the problems of our age, but then asked, “Are we identifying and empowering those folks?”

Transcom Commander: Visionaries Power American Progress

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:03
The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said it will take people with imagination to solve the problems of our age, but then asked, “Are we identifying and empowering those folks?”

‘Keep up the Good Fight,’ Apache Pilot Advises Deployed Service Members

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:10
“Keep up the good fight” is the advice Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tyson Edkin would like to pass along to deployed service members. Edkin, an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with the 4-6 Attack Cavalry Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, recently returned from his third deployment to Iraq.

Checkered Flag Training Exercise Hones All-Weather Fighter Operations

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:38
The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to participate in this month's large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program.

DoD Honors Top Civilian Employees in Pentagon Ceremony

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:49
Eight Defense Department employees received top departmental honors for their service, dedication and professionalism, and one of the honorees received the coveted DoD David O. Cook Excellence in Public Administration Award in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Pentagon Officials Address Korea, ISIS, Budget in News Conference

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:13
At a news conference that featured the topics of North Korea, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the DoD budget proposal, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said she wouldn't speculate on what North Korea's activities are or are not. The North has tested nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. "Our policies remain to have the verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," White told reporters. "So it's a diplomatic effort. We'll continue to support our diplomats and ensure that they can negotiate from a position of strength."

Brain Injury Sufferers Find Benefits in Music Therapy Program

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:36
Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a music therapy program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department.

Deputy Secretary Goes to the 'Gemba' to Examine Readiness

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:45
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan returned from his first trip outside the Beltway as the Pentagon's second-in-charge, armed with information to share with military leaders and Congress on improving readiness.

Alaska Natives Defended Their Territory 75 Years Ago

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:46
When the Japanese raided and occupied parts of Alaska during World War II, the Army called on native Alaskans to defend the northern territory.

Army Chief: No Reduction of Standards to Meet Recruiting Goals

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:16
Despite news to the contrary, the Army will not be recruiting bipolar personnel, the Army's chief of staff said, even if those individuals apply for a waiver.

Dunford: U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia, China Eroding

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:57
The U.S. military advantage against near-peer competitors is eroding, and America must invest in capabilities to ensure deterrence, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts.

Mattis Embarks on Trip to Military Facilities in Colorado, California

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:59
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has embarked on a trip to visit military facilities in Colorado and California.

Deputy Secretary, Uganda's Defense Minister Discuss Africa Security

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:27
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan met with Ugandan Defense Minister Adolf Mwesige in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the 2017 U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial conference.

Face of Defense: Airman Sets Sights on Social Work Career

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:53
For one airman, taking care of families and others has always been a passion.

Shanahan Outlines U.S. Support for UN Peacekeeping, Calls for Reform

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:03
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan outlined U.S. support to U.N. peacekeeping operations, saying peacekeepers play a critical role in peace and security, while acknowledging reforms are needed, at the 2017 U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada.