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Air Force to Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition to MQ-9 Reaper

4 hours 26 min ago
The Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft early next year to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.

Face Of Defense: Air Force Doctor Solves NASA’s Human Waste Problem

6 hours 51 min ago
A military surgeon has helped to solve a long-term problem for astronauts. Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon outdid more than 5,000 competitors and won first place in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge after inventing promising solutions for managing human waste in space.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes in Syria, Iraq

7 hours 14 min ago
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.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIS

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 08:55
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.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:32
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.

'Encouraging Initial Successes' for Western Mosul, DoD Official Says

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:16
Iraqi forces, backed by coalition strikes, are making gains in efforts to liberate western Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, a Defense Department spokesman said.

Guardsmen to Test Space Capsule Recovery Systems

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:57
Forty-five members of the New York Air National Guard are heading to Hawaii to participate in a joint NASA and Defense Department mission to evaluate recovery techniques and gear that will be used to recover NASA's Orion spacecraft.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:14
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.

Langley, Other Sites to Test Bio-Based Grease

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:58
The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., was chosen to participate in a 12-month-long experimental testing of a new bio-based grease to lessen the base's impact on the environment.

Program Connects Navy, Marine Vets to Energy Field Internships

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:22
The Energy System Technology Evaluation Program, or ESTEP, began four years ago as a way to train veteran sailors and Marines in energy careers while helping meet warfighter energy demands through advanced internships in energy fields.

State Partnership Spouses Share Stories of Challenges, Personal Strength

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:49
Barbara Livingston, the wife of Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, welcomed two spouses of officers in the Colombian Air Force during a South Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program engagement held at her home.

U.S. Marines, Omani Soldiers Begin Exercise Sea Soldier 17

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:07
Exercise Sea Soldier 17, led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and hosted by the Royal Army of Oman, is an annual, two-week-long bilateral exercise designed to enhance communication and coordination between U.S. and Omani forces, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation.

Rogers Discusses Near Future of U.S. Cyber Command

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:59
Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, the chief of U.S. Cyber Command, discussed the command’s future over the next five to 10 years at West 2017, a naval conference and exposition in San Diego.

Maritime Commanders Discuss Sea Service Priorities

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:16
The senior officers of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard discussed topics including “great power” competition, people and equipment and media relations at the West 2017 Naval Conference in San Diego

Iowa Air Guard Refueling Wing Supports NATO Missions

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:35
Members of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City, Iowa, are refueling NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft while assigned at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen in Germany.

Face of Defense: Navy Corpsman Steps Closer to Life’s Goal

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:13
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sutarto Soeng, a hospital corpsman, was recently told that his name was on the list for the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program, and he will receive the opportunity to achieve one of his lifelong dreams -- to become a Navy nurse.

Dunford Discusses Strategy, Threats at Brookings Event

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:13
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said countering the threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea -- and countering violent extremism -- is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do to prepare the joint force.

Air Force Chief of Staff Outlines Future Challenges of Military Readiness

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:07
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said readiness is central to the military services, and the biggest challenge for the U.S. Air Force lies in its growth as its smallest-ever force takes on growing missions.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:06
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.

Missile Defense Official Helps Pentagon Celebrate Engineers Week

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:47
One of the Missile Defense Agency’s top officials and an auditorium full of engineers helped to celebrate the 12th annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.

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