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U.S. Forces Conduct Strike Against ISIS Training Camps in Yemen

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:29
U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria members in a strike on two ISIS training camps in Yemen’s al Bayda governorate, disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters, Defense Department officials announced.

Iraqi Forces Move Into Kirkuk in Defeat-ISIS Fight, Spokesman Says

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:19
Iraqi forces moved into Kirkuk, Iraq, in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Pentagon Director of Press Operations Army Col. Rob Manning told reporters.

Coalition Monitors Military Movements Near Kirkuk, Pentagon Spokesman Says

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:19
Coalition military officials are monitoring military movements in the vicinity of Kirkuk, Iraq, following reports of an incident, the Pentagon director of press operations said.

California Guardsmen Help Manage Evacuation Center

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:49
Deborah L. Dalton, executive director of the Cavanagh Recreation Center in Petaluma, Calif., said she's grateful for the California Army National Guard's assistance in assisting the center to care for victims of massive wildfires that have scorched the state.

Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:46
About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.

Face of Defense: Soldier's Short Career is Long on Experiences

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:15
Army Lt. Col. Beire Castro, a former infantry officer and the product manager for Force Protection Systems within the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, has gained invaluable experience during his nine years in the acquisitions program management career field.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:27
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting ten strikes consisting of 11 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

General Details Progress, What Remains to be Done in Puerto Rico

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:20
Military personnel helping the people of Puerto Rico have made great progress since Hurricane Maria hit, but much remains to be done, the commander of ground troops there said.

Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:31
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.

DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:26
The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, the DoD’s chief of accessions said.

13,700 DoD Personnel Respond to Hurricane Maria Relief Effort

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:43
About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Hurricane Maria relief efforts, a Pentagon spokesman said.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:41
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.

Disaster Relief Exercise Concludes in Bangladesh

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:30
The eighth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange in Bangladesh focused on civil-military integration and humanitarian assistance/disaster response in preparation for a massive earthquake.

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Helps to Build 'Air Bridge'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:10
For all the airlift missions that the pilots and the loadmasters of the 198th Airlift Squadron have planned over the years, there is one major difference between those and the ones they are scheduling now as the Puerto Rico Air National Guard's representatives to Hurricanes Irma and Maria relief efforts on the island. This time, it's personal.

Representatives of Mediterranean Nations Discuss Regional Security Issues

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:33
More than 30 diplomats, academics and military officials from the Mediterranean region gathered in Rome to examine the shared responsibility nations have for security at a conference hosted by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Face of Defense: Airman Shows Resilience in Cancer Battle

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:38
Air Force Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon persevered during grueling treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and now she's in remission and is ready to get on with her life.

ISIS Getting Desperate, Pentagon Official Says

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:33
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is under assault by an increasingly capable government force in Iraq and a cohesive and deadly coalition-partner force in Syria, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said at a news briefing.

Cyber Command Flexes New Acquisition Muscle

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:18
U.S. Cyber Command began executing its new "limited acquisition authority" to speed up the acquisitions process for cyber-specific tools and the command was awarded its first contract under this new authority.

OIR General: Will to Drive ISIS Evil Out Grows Every Day in Iraq

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:00
Since the start of efforts to wrest back Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Iraqi security forces have accelerated the fight against ISIS and the will to drive out ISIS evil grows daily, the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander said.

Airman's Hometown Visit Leads to Helping Hurricane Victims

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:14
A civil engineer air advisor for the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, had been looking forward to visiting his hometown in Texas for a relaxing Labor Day weekend with family and friends, but instead his plans quickly changed when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in East Texas.