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Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman Gives Back

2 hours 34 min ago
Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim, who grew up in Lebanon, joined the Air Force to give back to his adopted country. He is now deployed from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, where he is responsible for the logistics of moving people around base.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

3 hours 49 min ago
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.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:28
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.

Mattis Reinforces U.S.-Qatari Strategic Partnership

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:21
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. The discussions followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:34
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.

Airmen Honor Fallen Military Working Dogs, Handlers

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:45
A U.S. military working dog handler in Qatar said "not everyone realizes that the dogs we train are not our pets. They are government assets, just like airmen. And because they are government assets, they are exposed to the same dangers we are, if not more."

U.S. Troops Visit Children’s Home in Belize

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:17
Soldiers are helping others through Beyond the Horizon, a partnership exercise between the government of Belize and U.S. Southern Command, where they are providing free medical services and construction projects throughout Belize.

Taliban Attack Targets Afghan Government Personnel

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:47
A U.S. Central Command spokesman said a Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility at Camp Shaheen outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has killed “probably more than 50” friendly Afghan forces and civilians.

Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to Israel's Security

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:16
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted America’s strong bilateral ties with Israel and its commitment to Israel’s security as he met with President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.

Mattis, Israeli Prime Minister Discuss Security Issues

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:42
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, said he was honored to be in Israel, “our longtime friend and ally in the region.”

Mattis Praises America’s Security Partnership With Israel

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:20
While in Israel, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is steadfastly committed to Israel’s security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel in confronting regional and other threats.

DoD Announces 2017 Environmental Award Winners

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:18
The Defense Department announced the winners of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The awards recognize individuals, teams and installations for their exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:13
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 32 strikes consisting of 80 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Army Nurse Provides Insight on Cancer Battle

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:53
Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse, visited with nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center's surgical ward on Fort Bliss, Texas, where she shared the story of her battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that eventually caused the amputation of her left leg.

Mattis Discusses Security Cooperation After Egypt Visit

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:42
During his discussions with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel, that he and the Egyptians "agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership."

President Signs Bill to Extend Veteran’s Choice Health Care Law

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:44
President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act so military veterans can continue receiving health care in the civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider.

Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Challenges of Returning to Civilian Life

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:18
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.

‘BAT’ Trainer Modernizes Helicopter Simulator Flying

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:47
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots and crew members with the Iowa Army National Guard have been given an opportunity to train on a first-of-its-kind flight simulator at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnson, Iowa.

Face of Defense: Airman Applies Lessons Inside, Outside Classroom

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:32
Air Force Staff Sgt. Megan Schreder wears two hats: she's an elementary school teacher as well as an Alaska Air National Guard member. When in uniform, she performs the duties of a services craftsman for the 168th Force Support Squadron. When Schreder is out of her camouflage, she dons the uniform of a fifth-grade teacher.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIS

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:08
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.

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