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Face of Defense: Airman Builds Medical Relationships in Vietnam

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:08
Air Force physical therapist Maj. (Dr.) Cody Butler was one of 50 U.S. team members who recently spent more than two weeks in Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, seeing patients and building relationships with local physicians.

Second Troop Rotation Arrives in Poland to Support Atlantic Resolve

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:41
The second nine-month rotation of the Atlantic Resolve Sustainment Task Force, attached to the 16th Sustainment Brigade, began as the incoming rotation commenced reception, staging, onward movement and integration operations in Powidz and Poznan, Poland.

Annual Christmas Eve March Celebrates Deployed Service Members

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 17:43
New York National Guard soldiers, airmen, families and community supporters made up more than 1,200 marchers as part of a Christmas Eve road march to celebrate the service of overseas-deployed U.S. troops of the past and today.

Face of Defense: Twin Brothers’ Bonds Extend Past Upbringing

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:36
Staff Sgt. Jordan Peterson and his two-minute-older brother, Senior Airman Jarrod Peterson, are both web developers assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. And while the Petersons are fraternal twins by birth, their physical traits are so similar that most people think they’re identical.

Coalition Partner Forces Clear ISIS Caves in Southern Syria

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 13:51
In partnership with coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra conducted a series of ground clearance operations Dec. 23 to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists out of the Hamad Desert in southern Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. The Maghawir al-Thawra, a vetted Syrian opposition force, has been fighting ISIS in the tri-border area of Iraq, Syria, and Jordan since 2015.

Engineers Work to Restore Electric Power to Puerto Rico’s Citizens

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:03
In an effort to help Puerto Rico's citizens recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid.

Deployed Soldiers Send Videos for Loved Ones at Home

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 18:43
Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan are able to help bridge the gap between home and station with the help of the Special Troops Battalion Unit Ministry Team with "Reading to Kids" recordings.

Deployed Troops Get President’s Christmas Greetings

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:34
President Donald J. Trump provided his and his family's thanks, best wishes and season's greetings to deployed service members during a video conference on Christmas Eve.

Face of Defense: Marine Describes Route to Becoming Martial Arts Instructor

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:19
Marine Corps Cpl. Javier Carpintero's hard work has earned him instructor status in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour Entertains Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:07
“We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Christmas to Iraq-deployed U.S. service members stationed at a base near Mosul. On Christmas Eve, Dunford and his annual USO Holiday Tour also visited with troops deployed to Afghanistan.

Medal of Honor Recipient Celebrates Christmas With Military Family

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 17:57
Thanks to the 2017 USO Holiday Tour, Flo Groberg celebrated Christmas with his brothers- and sisters-in-arms this year.

Chairman’s USO Tour Takes to Sea Aboard Aircraft Carrier Operating in Gulf

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 19:52
The Chairman’s 2017 USO Holiday Tour left al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates and flew 20 minutes to sovereign U.S. soil in the form of the 4.5-acre flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, underway in the Persian Gulf.

Pence Visits U.S. Troops in Afghanistan; Chairman Continues USO Holiday Tour

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:21
Vice President Mike Pence delivered America’s holiday wishes to service members in Afghanistan during an unannounced visit to that nation, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brought the USO Holiday Tour to airmen and soldiers in the United Arab Emirates.

Submarine Sailors Get Christmas Spirit With Toys for Tots

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 18:50
Crew members assigned to the Navy’s Virginia-class, fast attack submarine, PCU Colorado, participated in the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program.

Marine Air Traffic Controllers Conduct ‘Voodoo Magic’ Exercise

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 18:06
Members of Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, traveled to Okinawa, Japan, to practice their air traffic control skills during Exercise Voodoo Magic.

Expert to Lead DoD’s Acquisition, Technology, Logistics Reorganization Effort

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:19
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ellen M. Lord announced the appointment of Ben FitzGerald as director of the Office of Strategy and Design, according to a Defense Department news release.

Face of Defense: Soldier Proves Miracles Do Happen

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:42
Army Sgt. Aaron Averre is a walking, talking miracle. After enduring brain surgery and a lengthy, difficult recovery, Averre and his wife, Tonya, are expecting a baby girl in January.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:26
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between Dec. 18 and yesterday, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 21 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Holiday USO Show Brings America to Deployed Troops, Chairman Says

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 23:00
The annual USO Holiday Tour is an important connection with America for service members, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a tour stop in Spain.

Defense Department to Move to Cloud Computing

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 19:56
Defense Department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will become a pillar of the department’s strength and security.

New York Air National Guard, Canadian Airmen Will Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:51
New York Air National Guardsmen and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Christmas Eve as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.

USO Troupe Commences Holiday Tour at Spanish Air Base

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:59
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell arrived here with the 2017 USO Holiday Tour in tow, bringing a little bit of America to service members overseas.

Double Down: New Viper Attack Helicopters Pack More Ordnance

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:59
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 based in Hawaii received three AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that feature double the firepower of their AH-1W predecessors.

Face of Defense: Youth ChalleNGe Academy Leads to Airman’s Service

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:01
Airman 1st Class Cody Gilbert, who serves in the Idaho Air National Guard as an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 124th Maintenance Group at Gowen Field in Boise, said his attendance at the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy changed his life for the better.

Centcom Officials Provide Update on Recent Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:15
U.S. Central Command officials announced that U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes this year to remove key leaders and disrupt the ability of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS-Yemen to use ungoverned spaces in Yemen as a hub for terrorist recruiting, training, and base of operations to export terror worldwide.

Flying High: Afghan Tactical Air Controllers Strengthen Capabilities

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 19:30
Several Afghan air force tactical air controllers worked to enhance their ability to direct aircraft during airstrike training at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

NATO Secretary General Stresses Change, European Union Integration

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 18:40
NATO is evolving and adapting to changing times, and part of that evolution must involve the European Union, the alliance secretary general said at the French Ecole Militaire.

Military Chaplains Honored at Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:01
Chaplains from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, past and present, were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during the Chaplains Memorial Dedication in Honolulu.

Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:18
Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a quick-thinking Ground Supply School student at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for rescuing a fellow Marine involved in a motorcycle accident.

Syrian Democratic Forces Continue to Drive Out ISIS, OIR Spokesman Says

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 21:18
The Syrian Democratic Forces continue their momentum to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria out of Syria in their advance against the enemy in the Khabur River area of the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters.

Coalition Removes ISIS Leaders From Battlefield

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:25
Coalition airstrikes killed three senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced.

Many U.S. Troops Serving Overseas During the Holidays

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:22
It’s the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends.

Face of Defense: Airman Puts Lifesaving Skills to the Test

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:56
Air Force Airman 1st Class David Robb, a security specialist and emergency medical technician with the 55th Security Forces Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., used his skills to help save a heart attack victim's life.

Blended Military Retirement System to Take Effect Jan. 1

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:42
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. The new system blends aspects of the traditional defined benefit retirement pension system, with a defined contribution system of automatic and matching government contributions through the Thrift Savings Plan.

Southern Georgia Named ‘Sentinel Landscape’ for Readiness Enhancement

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:35
The departments of Agriculture, Defense and Interior have designated southern Georgia as a Sentinel Landscape to maintain military readiness while preserving local agriculture, natural resources and wildlife habitat, Defense Department officials announced.

In 1917, ‘Rainbow Division’ Celebrated Christmas in France

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:31
In December 1917, the soldiers of the National Guard’s 42nd Division were all in France celebrating Christmas, as they waited for training in the trench warfare that defined World War I in Europe.

Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:47
President Donald J. Trump announced a new national security strategy rooted in a whole-of-government approach that stresses the economic might of the United States.

National Guard Bureau Personnel Authorized to Wear New Organizational Badge

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:40
National Guard Bureau personnel are now authorized to wear a new organizational badge that highlights the history of the NGB, officials announced.

Wreaths Across America, Naval Base Kitsap Honor Fallen Service Members

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:14
More than 50 service members teamed up with volunteers and more than 35 other organizations to lay wreaths on the gravestones of veterans at Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, Wash., in recognition of the 26th annual Wreaths Across America Day.

Face of Defense: Alaska Fuel Specialist Keeps Aircraft Flying

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 15:17
Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Cody Foster said he likes to stay busy in his job as a petroleum supply specialist refueling helicopters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:42
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.

Mattis: Iran Working to Destabilize Middle East

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:18
Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Guardsmen on Firewatch In California Skies

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:57
Nine members of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing have deployed to assist the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing in flying the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft that have been helping local authorities fight the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California.

Fleet Mail Center Sigonella Delivers Joy for the Holidays

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:53
The Fleet Mail Center at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, ramps up for its most wonderful time -- and most busy time -- of the year.

Face of Defense: Airman Launches Professional Boxing Career

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:23
A Florida native serving with the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., has been preparing for more than a decade to achieve his dream of becoming a professional boxer.

OIR Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:26
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.

Coalition Partner Forces Kill More than 20 ISIS Terrorists in Southern Syria

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:55
Coalition-partnered forces in southern Syria killed more than 20 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists near At-Tanf.

Autonomous Flight Technology to Provide Rapid Resupply for Marines

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:18
Cutting edge technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research may one day enable the Marine Corps to resupply combat-deployed troops via unmanned aerial vehicles.

Air Force Military Working Dogs Deter Trouble

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:28
At Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, military working dogs train in a variety of skills, including counter narcotics and explosives training, as well as combat techniques to bring human targets to the ground.

Southcom Chief Marks 20th Year of Human Rights Initiative

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:46
The commander of U.S. Southern Command said countries where human rights are promoted are stable and secure, and militaries that respect and uphold human rights and the rule of law are welcomed, not feared, during a Human Rights Initiative Conference.

Haley Says Iran Must Stop Destabilizing Behavior

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:10
Standing in front of an Iranian rocket fired at an international airport in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran must stop all its destabilizing behavior.

Face of Defense: Brothers End Guard Service in Joint Retirement Ceremony

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:56
Two brothers who deployed to Iraq together in 2005 marked the end of their service in the New York Army National Guard during a joint retirement ceremony at New York National Guard Headquarters, with a combined 63 years of service.

DoD Shows Iranian Weapons as Proof of Tehran’s Duplicitous Ambitions

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:21
Successive U.S. administrations have warned of Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East, but lying in a hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is concrete proof that the Iranian regime is exporting arms to sow instability and promote violence throughout the region.

Congressional Support Needed for TBI Research, Doctor Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:27
The Defense Department’s director of military health policy and oversight said continued Congressional support for traumatic brain injury treatment and diagnosis will enable further research, clinical innovations and focus on military readiness.

U.S. Commanders Must Embrace Cyber, Special Ops Chief Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:07
Cyber capabilities are integral to everything the U.S. Special Operations Command does worldwide, the commander said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s hot topic discussion.

Tech-Oriented Students Learn About DoD IT Opportunities

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:00
A group of about 60 high school students visited the Pentagon to learn about future employment opportunities with the Defense Department in the information technology field.

Total Force Team Takes On Runway Repair Project

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:09
A team of 322nd Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron airmen spanning six specialties has taken on an extensive runway repair project to protect aircraft from potential foreign object damage -- known on flight lines as FOD.

Command Sergeant Major Navigates Unexpected Warrior Transition Path

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:21
As a policy maker and administrator in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wren never expected to end up in a warrior transition battalion.

Transcom Completes Test for New Transportation Management System

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:54
U.S. Transportation Command has completed a proof-of-principle effort that fused an off-the-shelf commercial transportation management system capability with government-integrated platforms.

Face of Defense: Embarkation Marine Lives in the Details

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:28
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Vivianlee Aguero thrives in a high operational tempo.

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:46
President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law and it calls for $626 billion for the department’s base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The act includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.

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.

Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit, Call for Budget Certainty

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:15
The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced.

Safeguarding Against Workplace Violence

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:57
The Department of Defense defines workplace violence as “any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, bullying, verbal or nonverbal threat, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at or outside the work site.”

Top Policy Official: Military Not Only Solution to Terrorism in Africa

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:23
The acting undersecretary of defense for policy said on Capitol Hill that U.S.-led efforts in Africa are vitally important as African nations confront complex and growing threats from multiple terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al-Qaida affiliates and other extremist groups such as Boko Haram.

Acquisitions Chief Details DoD Efforts to Speed, Reform Acquisition Processes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:17
The Defense Department is charging ahead in using new authorities to streamline, speed up and reform the acquisition system to ensure warfighters get what they need when they need it, the Pentagon's top acquisition official told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

DoD Salutes Acquisition Workforce at Pentagon Ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:04
The Defense Department honored 17 individuals and two organizations within the department’s acquisition community in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Sailors Honored at USS Utah Ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:45
Service members, families and friends gathered at sunset around the USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island to honor victims of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a ceremony and interment service.

Guard Troops Were Training When Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:40
National Guard troops were already training on Dec. 7, 1941, when military forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the attack, which killed or wounded more than 3,400 U.S. military personnel and more than 100 civilians and inflicted significant damage upon the Pacific Fleet and to the Army Air Corps squadrons stationed in Hawaii.

Face of Defense: Father, Son Reunite for C-130 Mission

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:17
Air Force Airman Trevor Armentrout, a loadmaster, followed his father, Air Force Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander and C-130H3 Hercules pilot, by joining the Air Force Reserve.

DoD Urges Congress to Pass FY18 Budget

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:23
A spokesman said the Pentagon urged Congress to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill before the current continuing resolution expires.

Pentagon Announces Troop Levels in Iraq, Syria

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:40
The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials said.

Cyber Advisor Stresses Developing Human Capital to Counter Adversaries

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:09
The scope, sophistication, pace and spread of today’s cyber threats is unmatched in history, the deputy principal cyber advisor to the secretary of defense said.

Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:20
Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana.

Program Boosts Special Forces Members’ Physical, Mental Capabilities

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:14
Special Forces soldiers, known as Green Berets, are some of the most highly-trained troops in the Army. Their readiness requires them to have a performance training program designed to increase physical performance and emotional well-being, prevent injuries and improve mental skills necessary to perform optimally in training and combat operations.

Fort Stewart Soldiers Stand Together to Prevent Suicide

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:23
Medical professionals from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and embedded behavioral health specialists from Fort Stewart, Georgia, used a car show to engage participants in conversation surrounding suicide.

Face of Defense: Daughter Follows Father’s Path to National Guard

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:22
Army Lt. Col. Paul Boice raised his right hand and cited the oath of enlistment. It was the first time he had ever sworn someone into the Idaho Army National Guard. The enlistee was Boice’s 17-year-old daughter, Army Pvt. Simmone Boice.

U.S.-Kuwaiti Partnership Forged in 1991 Liberation Endures, Mattis Says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:23
The relationship forged between the United States and Kuwait during the war for Kuwait’s liberation in 1991 continues to grow, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters traveling with him as his plane left Kuwait to return to the United States.

Mattis Thanks Kuwaiti Emir for Ongoing Support

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:14
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah for his country's ongoing support in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and for Kuwait's hospitality in hosting coalition service members.

U.S., Brazilian Doctors Partner to Bring Medical Care to Amazon

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:50
Five Navy doctors recently boarded the Brazilian navy hospital ship and began a monthlong humanitarian mission that will take them deep into the Amazon. These U.S. doctors are working closely with the Brazilian navy to deliver healthcare to some of the isolated peoples in the world.

No Day at the Beach: U.S. Troops Learn Desert Commando Skills

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:30
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa geared up with their French counterparts for the French Desert Commando Course at the Djibouti Range Complex.