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Trump, Mattis Hail Spending Bill to Fund Strongest Military Ever

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:10
The $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald J. Trump signed at the White House includes the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the White House.

Dunford Encouraged by Afghan, Coalition Efforts in Afghanistan

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:26
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed an extensive visit to Afghanistan, and leaves encouraged by the Afghan and coalition military potential in the country.

Army Committed to Restoring Puerto Rico's Power

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:59
Six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remains committed to safely and urgently restoring reliable power and returning normalcy to the island as quickly as possible.

Guardsmen Help Combat Coastal Erosion in New Orleans

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:22
The Louisiana Army National Guard is helping fight coastal erosion during the annual Christmas Tree Drop at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East.

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

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:49
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.

Face of Defense: Soldier From India Says Military Service is His Calling

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:27
Indiana Army National Guard Sgt. Manthan Patel says he has heard all the jokes and does not want to be a cliché.

Senior Officials: U.S. Must Keep Pace with Adversaries in Missile Defense

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:39
The fiscal year 2019 budget request for ballistic missile defense seeks to ensure the United States stays ahead of adversaries that are advancing their capabilities, defense officials said on Capitol Hill.

Marines Conduct Urban Breaching Training at Camp Lejeune

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:43
Marine combat engineers with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion and infantry assaultmen with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division blasted through barriers during an urban breaching training event.

Mattis Affirms Defense Relationship’s Importance in Meeting With Saudi Counterpart

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:30
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia defense relationship in a meeting at the Pentagon with Saudi Defense Minister Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Nicholson Says Situation in Afghanistan Has Fundamentally Changed

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:08
The South Asia Strategy has fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country.

Nuclear Enterprise as Important as Ever, DoD Officials Tell Congress

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:32
The nation’s nuclear deterrence enterprise remains as important as ever in light of the return of superpower competition and rogue nation threats presented by North Korea and Iran, senior Defense Department officials told the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee.

Air Force Rotary-Wing Aviator: ‘The Ma’am Behind the Mustache’

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:41
Air Force Capt. Victoria Snow is a pilot with the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the 451st Air Expeditionary Group at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Flying the Pave Hawk is a normal part of her exciting life.

Face of Defense: Afghanistan Native Now Serves as U.S. Airman

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:40
Imagine having to conceal your identity in order to feel safe and protect the ones you love. Changing the route you take to work, wearing disguises so you won’t be recognized or reducing the amount of vacation you take because you know it’s safer to be at work than not.

Joint U.S.-Israel Exercise Juniper Cobra 2018 Concludes

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:41
Exercise Juniper Cobra 2018, a joint U.S.-Israel ballistic missile defense exercise, has concluded after several weeks of robust training between U.S. and Israeli military personnel on shared capabilities and interoperability via computer simulations and live scenarios.

Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:39
The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is encouraged by the progress.

Senior DoD Official Discusses Future of Directed Energy Weapons

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:31
As stated in the National Defense Strategy, the United States needs to invest and accelerate the modernization of key capabilities to build a more lethal force.

Military Working Dogs Retire After Dedicated Service

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:06
Standing on a stage in front of their wingmen, two 20th Security Forces Squadron airmen received recognition for their dedicated service to the Air Force after serving nearly 90 percent of their lives, or 154 years -- dog years, that is.

Pacific Partnership 2018 Begins in Micronesia

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 15:48
Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission, began today aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick in Yap, Micronesia.

Face of Defense: Soldier Excels in Student Chef Competition

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:29
With extreme focus, the soldier wiped the plate with a towel, then looked up and said, “I’m done.”

Continuing Resolutions, Budget Uncertainty Harm Readiness, Service Secretaries Say

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:43
Service secretaries addressed the challenges of providing taxpayers more defense value for their money, and getting innovation into warfighters’ hands faster during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.

Mattis Recognizes Norwegian Efforts in Meeting With Defense Minister

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:15
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Norway.

Officials Note Progress in Afghanistan, Difficulty for Taliban

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:41
Noting “breathtaking” progress the Afghan government and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have made, a senior officer in the Resolute Support mission said there is never going to be a better time for the Taliban to start talking with the Afghan government about peace.

Task Force Lion Continues Partnership with Iraqi Forces Against ISIS

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:32
A U.S.-led coalition task force, part of Operation Inherent Resolve, is continuing its efforts to support the Iraqi government in its fight against the remnant forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the task force’s commander told reporters at the Pentagon.

Stratcom Chief Testifies on Command’s Readiness to Deter, Respond

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:23
U.S. Strategic Command forces are prepared to deter strategic attack and employ forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies, the Stratcom commander told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Arctic Conditions Provide Valuable Lessons in Alaska Exercise

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:54
More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel braved snowy and icy conditions and temperatures that dipped well below zero to participate in the multiservice exercise Arctic Edge last week, primarily in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and Long-Range Radar System sites in Alaska. Navy and Coast Guard experts also discussed maritime scenarios during a tabletop exercise in Alaska’s capital of Juneau.

Airmen Save Life, Render Medical Aid on Train in Poland

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:01
Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel E. Webb and Senior Airman Angelo Flores worked together to render medical aid to a young Polish woman, possibly saving her life, aboard a train in Poland.

Face of Defense: Resilience Helps Military Family Persevere

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:34
Robyn Kramer and her husband, Air Force Capt. Kyle Kramer, a helicopter pilot, say they are eternally grateful for the doctors who performed successful surgery on their baby Jack's malformed heart. The Kramers said they also salute and appreciate Air Force leaders' assistance in providing them the time to take care of their son.

U.S., South Korean Defense Chiefs Agree to Resume Combined Exercises

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:42
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo have agreed to resume their annual combined exercises, including Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, which were deconflicted with the schedule of the Olympic Games.

DoD Spokesman Urges Focus on Humanitarian Issues, Defeating ISIS in Syria

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:56
As the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to develop their defensive positions against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the middle Euphrates River valley, it’s important to stay focused on the key objectives, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters.

Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:58
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the campaign plan now that all personnel are in place and the South Asia strategy is in full swing.

Navy Commissions Newest Virginia-Class Attack Sub

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:56
The Virginia-class attack submarine the USS Colorado, commissioned in Groton, Conn., is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state. The submarine was brought to life by her sponsor, Annie Maybus Mabus, daughter of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

Face of Defense: Soldier Balances Bodybuilding With Army Life

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:59
Army 2nd Lt. Angela M. DiMattia, a bodybuilder and the family readiness leader for the 4th Infantry Division ‘s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, believes staying in good shape aids in the overall well-being of soldiers, leaders and family members.

10th Mountain Division Takes Command of OIR Ground Troops

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:06
The Army’s 10th Mountain Division today assumed authority of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve from the Army’s 1st Armored Division during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Union III in Baghdad.

DoD Leaders Encourage Women Seeking Information Technology Careers

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:14
Two senior Defense Department officials shared their paths to success with other women aspiring to succeed in the information technology field during a Women in the Department of Defense Luncheon hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

NATO Trends Heading Up, Annual Report Shows

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:01
NATO has stepped up recrafting deterrence and defense, and the alliance’s annual report for 2017 shows that the trend lines for the alliance are up, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Mattis Describes Middle East Trip as Successful In Building Unity

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:41
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said his recently concluded Middle East trip was successful, adding that collaboration, the spirit of shared understanding and unity were what he took away from his official meetings with heads of state and military and diplomatic leaders in Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain.

Defense Official Discusses Security Cooperation Reform

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:32
Army Lt. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, discussed his agency’s role in the new National Security Strategy, and its role in ongoing reform efforts within the security cooperation enterprise during a Center for Strategic and International Studies panel event in the nation's capital.

Eucom Commander Discusses Counteracting Russian Disinformation

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:05
Russia is using all aspects of government power to overthrow the existing international rules-based infrastructure and especially trying to subvert NATO, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said during a roundtable with reporters at the Pentagon.

Medical Examiner System Personnel Train in Operation Joint Recovery

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:53
More than 200 active duty and reserve service members and personnel from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System participated in Operation Joint Recovery at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Defense Department mortuary affairs exercise involved search and recovery missions in tactical and nontactical environments, operating a mortuary affairs contaminated remains mitigation site, and establishing and operating a mortuary affairs collection point and a theater mortuary evacuation point.

Special Operations Forces Exercise in Arctic Conditions

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:46
More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel from 20-plus units trained in arctic conditions in Alaska as part of the Arctic Edge 2018 exercise.

Officials Report Details of Latest Defeat-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:56
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between March 9-15, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 37 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Combatives Instructor Began Breaking Barriers in High School

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:38
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Perez, a combatives instructor with the New Jersey Air National Guard, was a cheerleader in high school when she decided to try out for the school's football team. She made the team, and has been breaking barriers ever since.

U.S. Aircraft Crashes in Western Iraq

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:12
Yesterday, a U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation.

Mattis Meets With Bahraini Leaders

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:59
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa March 14 at Al-Safriya Palace in Manama, Bahrain, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said yesterday in a readout of the meeting. During the meeting, she said, the three leaders discussed an already-strong defense relationship and the need for Gulf Cooperation Council unity.

Nominee for Top NSA Post Shares Views With Senators at Confirmation Hearing

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:33
President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to serve as the next director of the National Security Agency promised to defend the nation and secure the future as he testified before lawmakers during his confirmation hearing in Washington.

U.S. Faces Global Science, Technology Competition, Official Says

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:05
A senior Pentagon official said on Capitol Hill that the United States is in an era of constant science and technology competition from countries such as Russia and China.

European Command Continues Deterrence, Defense Strategy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 22:27
U.S. European Command has made significant progress under the deterrence initiative which has supported the largest reinforcement of the Euro-Atlantic defense in a generation, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Eucom’s commander and NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, told the House Armed Services Committee.

Defense Official Says Russia ‘Complicit’ in Syrian Deaths

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:20
Russia has not lived up to its promises on Syria, a senior Pentagon official said in Washington during a weekly news conference.

North Korea Poses ‘Most Urgent Security Threat,’ Pacom Chief Says

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:02
The United States faces the most “complex and volatile” security environment in the Indo-Pacific region in recent memory, with North Korea the top threat, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

U.S. Army Works with NATO Allies in Estonia

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:13
Among the things that stand out to many who visit the training area in Tapa, Estonia, are the frigid temperatures. Despite this challenge, soldiers with the 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion tested their mettle during a series of training events at the training area.

USS Mustin Sharpens Skills at MultiSail 18 Exercise

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:55
The guided missile destroyer USS Mustin operated as Destroyer Squadron 15's flagship during the MultiSail 2018 exercise.

AF Secretary: Proposed Budget Aligns With National Defense Strategy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:10
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein yesterday testified before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.

Face of Defense: Marine Credits Personal Accolades to Her Leaders

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:33
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriela Gonzales’ hard work has resulted in her selection as the 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s Marine of the Year.

DoD Officials Highlight Role of Cloud Infrastructure in Supporting Warfighters

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 23:35
The Defense Department is seeking an enterprisewide cloud infrastructure to ensure warfighters have access to real-time, mission-critical data, DoD officials said at an industry day for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud acquisition.

Military Officials Testify on Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:24
The military service chiefs of cybersecurity see an upward trend in the capacity, capabilities, sophistication and persistence of cyber threats against military networks.

Last Chance for Life: Egress Flight

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 21:37
The Advanced Concept Ejection Seat, or ACES II, is a system designed to save an aircrew at a moment’s notice. Otherwise known as the “last chance for life,” and aircrews must have complete faith in the system and those who maintain it.

Mattis, Afghan Leaders Meet in Kabul

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:29
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Infantry Task Force Looks to Overmatch Potential Foes

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:06
The United States already has the best infantry soldiers, Marines and special operators on the face of the Earth, but Defense Secretary James N. Mattis wants them to completely overmatch any potential foes, said the the senior advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness.

"Fighting 69th" to Lead New York City’s St. Patrick's Day Parade for 167th Year

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:45
More than 800 New York Army National Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, will lead the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the 167th time.

Face of Defense: ‘Lunch and Learn’ Event Saves Airman’s Career

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:51
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Scofield, a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard, was having trouble keeping his weight down until he received some health care tips at one of his unit's regularly held luncheons.

Trump Salutes Military, Highlights Commitment to Increased Defense Spending

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:40
President Donald J. Trump today thanked the men and women of the military for their service and highlighted his commitment to increased defense spending and national security in a speech at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

Africom, Partners Fight Violent Extremists, Other Threats

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:16
The commander of U.S. Africa Command said on Capitol Hill that the U.S. military is working with its African partners to strengthen security and counter violent extremist organizations and other threats to the continent.

Defeat of ISIS ‘Within Our Grasp,’ Centcom Commander Says

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:25
The commander of U.S. Central Command said the United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure.

Mattis, Omani Officials Discuss Defense Relationship in Muscat

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:56
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said at Bait al Barka Palace in Muscat, Oman, to explore ways to further strengthen the two nations’ defense relationship.

U.S. Marine Corps, Japanese K-9 Handlers Conduct Joint Training

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:10
U.S. Marines with Provost Marshal’s Office here conducted joint dog training with members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Hiroshima Police headquarters.

Arctic-Deployed Navy Submarines Participate in Ice Exercise 2018

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:30
The Navy’s fast attack submarines USS Hartford and USS Connecticut both surfaced in the Arctic Circle north of Alaska during the multinational maritime Ice Exercise 2018.

Face of Defense: New York Sailor Saves High School Student

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:13
A recruiter assigned to Navy Recruiting District New York jumped into action to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a choking freshman at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 22:49
The three service secretaries agreed that the Defense Department’s most crucial need is continued investment in people, during a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Joint Staff Approves Humanitarian Service Medal for Hurricane Response

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:26
The Joint Staff recently approved the Humanitarian Service Medal for qualified members in any branch of the armed services who served in disaster relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Marina. The military departments are responsible for determining individual eligibility.

Vietnam Vascular Registry Helps Combat Veteran Reunite with Doctors

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:03
Five decades after being shot in Vietnam and almost losing his leg, former Army Spc. John Fogle will make good on a promise he made to the surgeons at the 22nd Surgical Hospital in Vietnam who saved his life.

Coalition Live-Fire Exercise Enhances Iraqi Combat Capabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:54
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi forward air controller course at Besmaya Range, Iraq.

Face of Defense: Lone Female Competitor Battles for 'Best Warrior' Title

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:34
Of the more than 3,200 airmen serving in the Texas Air National Guard, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Brown is among just eight service members selected to compete at the 2018 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition. Brown also is the only female competitor.

Face of Defense: Lone Female Competitor Battles for Title of 'Best Warrior'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:34
Of the more than 3,200 airmen serving in the Texas Air National Guard, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Brown is among just eight service members selected to compete at the 2018 Texas Military Department Best Warrior Competition. Brown also is the only female competitor.

Mattis Sees No Change in Russian Military Capability in Light of Putin’s Speech

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:09
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he sees no change in Russia’s military capability in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent speech in which he said Russia has nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States.

Mattis Begins Overseas Trip to Strengthen Partnerships

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:13
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is in Oman’s capital of Muscat on the first leg of an overseas trip designed to strengthen partnerships.

Ballistic Missile Defense Remains Focal Point of Juniper Cobra 2018

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:36
Juniper Cobra is a U.S. European Command bilateral exercise taking place in Israel, designed to improve coordination between the U.S. forces and Israeli Defense Force, through a variety of computer-assisted simulations that range from rocket threats to crisis resupply, foreign disaster response and foreign humanitarian assistance.

Airmen, Soldiers Partner to Conduct Afghanistan Rescue Missions

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:29
Army Chinook helicopter teams are working closely with Air Force pararescuemen and combat rescue officers in Afghanistan, combining for a unique personnel recovery mission.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:49
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 20 strikes consisting of 30 engagements in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Army Logistics Officer Improves Troops’ Quality of Life

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:48
Army Capt. Jason M. Spalding was awarded the Army Commendation Medal by Army Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, deputy commanding general, 4th Infantry Division, for his work to improve conditions for troops supporting the Atlantic Resolve mission in Europe.

DoD Works to Incorporate More Gender Perspective in Operations

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:09
The Defense Department is advancing its efforts to include more women in peace building and conflict resolution processes following the signing of the 2017 Women, Peace and Security Act.

Defense Budget Request Seeks to Reinvigorate U.S. Deterrence Strategy

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:29
Defense Department officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request reinvigorates America’s strategic thinking and capabilities.

Army Veteran Helps Soldiers Find Way Back to True Selves

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:51
An Army veteran is serving with service members again, this time volunteering as an assistant coach for sitting volleyball at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Eucom Commander: Violent Extremism, Russia Top Threats in Region

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:16
The commander of U.S. European Command said that the United States and NATO are working together to counter the biggest threats to European security -- violent extremism and Russian destabilization efforts.

Dunford Presents Legion of Merit to NATO Military Committee Chairman

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:39
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presented the Legion of Merit to Czech Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

Transcom Stands Ready To Respond, But Future Is Concerning, Commander Says

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:11
Transcom’s commander told lawmakers on Capitol Hill during a joint convening of the House Armed Services Committee’s panels on readiness and seapower and projection forces that the U.S. Transportation Command stands ready to deliver on behalf of the nation's objectives anywhere at any time.

Navy’s Arctic Ice Exercise Features Multinational Participation

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:35
Submarine Force Pacific officially kicked off Ice Exercise 2018 in the Arctic Ocean with the construction of temporary Ice Camp Skate off the northern Alaskan coast and the arrival of two U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines and one British Royal Navy submarine.

Face of Defense: Air Force Service Reunites Father and Son

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:50
Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Formantes and his son, Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Formantes, are currently serving together at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

Mattis Welcomes Estonian Defense Minister to Pentagon

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:13
In a meeting at the Pentagon with Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis emphasized the close U.S.-Estonia security partnership, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Officials Discuss DoD’s Audit, Business Operations on Capitol Hill

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:16
DoD Comptroller David L. Norquist, the department’s chief financial officer, testified before the Senate Budget Committee, along with John H. Gibson II, DoD’s chief management officer, on DoD’s ongoing audit and business operations reform at the Pentagon.

NATO Military Chairman Seeks Constructive Contacts With Russia

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:50
The chairman of NATO’s Military Committee would like to see the NATO-Russia Council reinvigorated to address issues pending between the two entities.

U.S., Japanese Sailors Participate in MultiSail 2018 Exercise

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:15
Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are participating in the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2018, in the Pacific Ocean.

Air Force Nutritionists Develop Better Diet for Special Operators

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:38
Air Force special operations forces project airpower onto the battlefield. Dozens of different factors may influence their performance, but there’s one area that can be easily overlooked: nutrition.

Missile Defense Agency Director Outlines Priorities, Threats

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:12
The United States is able to defend against current threats from ballistic missiles, but increased capabilities are needed to address emerging risks, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said.

Face of Defense: Airman Earns First ‘Spark Tank’ Innovation Award

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:55
Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, an aircraft refueling boom operator with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, won the inaugural Air Force Spark Tank Competition Cup for his proposal to reengineer the boom operator platform position for the entire KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueler fleet. He asked the Air Force for $1.5 million to implement his innovation.

Vice Chairman Highlights Importance of Nuclear Deterrence

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:22
The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during the ninth annual Defense Programs conference in Washington that the recent Nuclear Posture Review ensures the United States can match any nuclear threat, including that of a low-yield nuclear weapon.

Speedier Acquisition Needed to Stay Competitive, Defense Official Says

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:03
The undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said the Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive during the ninth Defense Programs conference in Washington.

Intel Chiefs Tell Senate Committee of Dangers to America

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:34
The director of National Intelligence told the Senate Armed Services Committee that these are dangerous times, and the threat of war is greater now than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

Africom Continues Efforts for Stable, Secure Continent

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:10
U.S. Africa Command partners with nations to strengthen security forces to counter transnational threats on the continent, said Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, Africom's commander. The command, he added, also stands ready to respond to crises on the continent and to promote regional stability, security and prosperity.

Utah Guard Artillery Soldiers Train in Kuwait

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:43
Utah National Guard artillery soldiers deployed to Kuwait left their cannon behind during Operation Diamond Strike, a training exercise that tested their combat skills in an urban environment.

U.S., Australian NCOs Share Leadership Philosophy

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:18
Warrant Officer Class One Craig Egan of the Australian Defense Force deals easily with American noncommissioned officers -- they speak the same language, they go through many of the same schools, and they belong to militaries that have the same philosophy on the use of NCOs.