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Mattis in Philippines to Strengthen Ties with ASEAN, Discuss North Korea

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:19
Strengthening ties with allies, increasing defense capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and discussions about the threat of North Korea are among the topics Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will contend with on his trip to the region, he told reporters traveling with him.

Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:32
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region with planned stops in the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:26
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.

Power Restoration In Puerto Rico Could Take Up to a Year, Corps Chief Says

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:40
The chief of engineers for the Army Corps of Engineers told Pentagon reporters that his organization is installing up to 500 temporary generators until Puerto Rico’s old and deteriorating power grid can be made operational again, but long-term total power restoration could take nearly a year.

U.S., Philippine Airmen Join Forces for Pacific Responder 17

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:56
Airmen with the 36th Contingency Response Group and the Philippine air force members participated in the first Pacific Responder exercise held at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

Dunford Calls USO a Vital Link Between Troops, America

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:20
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford thanked the USO for all it has done and continues to do to support service members in the United States and around the world during a gala held in Washington.

Army Corps of Engineers Surveys Florida’s Hurricane Recovery Needs

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:31
The Hurricane Irma-caused storm surge of around eight feet brought catastrophic destruction to Everglades City, Florida, and specifically Fisherman Cove’s mobile home park, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Huntington District team.

Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqa

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:58
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported that the Syrian city of Raqqa has been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the coalition’s Syrian Democratic Forces partners announced.

Face of Defense: Former Instructor Returns to Classroom to Ease Shortage

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:23
An Air Force master sergeant at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., has volunteered to return to the classroom to teach leadership, stepping away from his regular duties with the 628th Medical Group.

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

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:05
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Raqqa Close to Liberation as ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Crumbles

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:43
Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said at the Pentagon that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run around the globe.

Mattis Discusses Niger Operation, Asks Media to Stop Second-Guessing

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:39
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Defense Department will make a report on the recent deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger when it is appropriate and asked the media to not second-guess the leaders of the operation on the ground.

Pacific Command Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Region's Network of Allies

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:06
The senior enlisted leader of U.S. Pacific Command said North Korea's actions have stressed the need for strong relationships with allies throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Puerto Rican Engineers Depart Kuwait Following Hurricane Maria

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:29
Soldiers with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard’s 215th Engineer Company are on their way home after a transfer of authority ceremony conducted with the Army Reserve's 306th Engineer Company from Farmingdale, New York, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Air Force Drones Help California Firefighters Combat Wildfires

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:28
Remotely piloted aircraft are again in the air to help combat this year’s California wildfires.

DoD Just One Piece of Cyberdefense Puzzle, Official Says

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:02
Defense of America’s interests in cyberspace took center stage on Capitol Hill as the Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony about protecting the nation from cyberattacks.

Mattis, Egyptian Minister Discuss Defense Issues

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:19
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Sedki Sobhy emphasized the importance of strong U.S.-Egyptian cooperation for stability in the Middle East during their telephone conversation, according to a Defense Department statement.

Mattis, Egyptian Counterpart Discuss Defense Issues

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:19
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Egyptian defense minister emphasized the importance of strong U.S.-Egyptian cooperation for stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism and the success of the bilateral military exercise Bright Star 2017.

Face of Defense: Waterborne Army Cook Strives to Provide Culinary Excellence

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:30
Army Sgt. James Munar, a cook aboard the Army logistic support vessel, the USAV CW3 Harold A. Clinger, laughs as he slides into the wall with a spatula in one hand and a bowl in the other. Munar, who strives to provide the tastiest meals to the Clinger's crew, tells his newest kitchen helper, “Welcome to the boat life.”

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:05
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 12 strikes consisting of 15 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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