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Serbian, U.S. Paratroopers Conduct Bilateral Double Eagle Exercise

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:12
U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, are conducting a bilateral Serbian and U.S. airborne exercise.

Face of Defense: First Sergeant Leverages First-Responder Skills

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:03
During the week, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Turner is a member of the fire department in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On drill weekends, he responds to the needs of the airmen and families of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing as a first sergeant.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:30
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.

Pence Says America Owes Vets a Debt, Promises Stronger Military

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:46
From the dawn of the Republic, the United States has depended upon its veterans, and it owes them a debt of honor that must be paid, Vice President Mike Pence said.

NATO Plus-Up Will Give Afghan Forces an Offensive Boost, Nicholson Says

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:20
With an increase in troops, the U.S. and NATO strategy in Afghanistan has a good chance of enabling Afghan security forces to do more to secure their country, the Resolute Support mission commander said during a news conference in Brussels.

NATO Officials Discuss Afghan Plus-up, Russian Threats

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 15:19
NATO allies and their partner forces have agreed to increase the size of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000 troops, said Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general.

Veterans Day While Deployed

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:23
Legacy, honor, freedom, valor, and patriotism. These are some of the underlying tones speaking to us on what we know as Veterans Day.

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:13
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.

Army Corps of Engineers Builds Levee in Puerto Rico

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 23:47
Within days, the Army Corps of Engineers can move a river. They proved this recently during an emergency levee construction project in Yauco, Puerto Rico.

Military Aviation Leaders Discuss Readiness, Urge Budget Certainty

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:56
Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

DoD Pledges to Improve Background Investigation Procedures

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:31
The Defense Department is pledging to improve the way background investigations are done, according to DoD’s director for defense intelligence and security.

Times Square Recruiting Station Reopens After Renovation

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 21:37
Representatives of all U.S. military services will be on hand for the grand reopening of the busiest walk-in recruiting station in the country at the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square, New York City.

Airmen Participate in ‘Checkered Flag’ Exercise

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:16
Exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 took place at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. It's a large-scale, aerial exercises that combines fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft to enhance airmen capabilities, while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future.

Mattis Meets With German, Norwegian Defense Ministers in Brussels

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met today with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen at the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Dedication to Defeating ISIS Evident By Progress, Mattis Says

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:38
The dedication of the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is evident by its progress, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at a defense ministerial at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

RAND Corp. Study Gives Top Ratings to DoD Nonmedical Counseling

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:19
The RAND Corp. issued its comprehensive study of the Defense Department’s nonmedical counseling resources and the programs had a solid rate of success, Military Community and Family Policy officials said.

Speed Drives Air Force, DoD Innovation, Improvements

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:22
Speed is the crux of innovation and improvements the Defense Department will make to ensure the force is ready for any contingency, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson said at the Defense One Summit.

Face of Defense: Dedication Pays Off for Recruiting Center Leader

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:36
There’s a credo Army Staff Sgt. Michael Stone lives by -- always try your hardest to the best of your abilities. In 2017, Stone has lived up to his personal creed by pursuing and achieving excellence at the highest levels in U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

Family Tradition of Service Drives Deputy Secretary Shanahan

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:35
"I grew up in a family that values service," said Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, whose father, Mike, fought in Vietnam. "People ask me, 'Why did you take this job?' I think about the people who go to Afghanistan or wherever they are deployed and how hard that is, and they do it multiple times."

ESPN Visits USS Freedom for ‘A Salute to America’s Heroes’

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:15
ESPN’s show "First Take" was broadcast live from the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom. More than 150 sailors, veterans, families and friends attended the live broadcast of "A Salute to America's Heroes," in celebration of Veterans Day.

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