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Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

6 hours 56 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.

Military Relationships, North Korea Dominate Dunford Pacific Trip

7 hours 27 min ago
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has wrapped up a trip to South Korea, China and Japan that had been planned months ago, but it could not have happened at a better time.

DoD Initiates Process to Elevate U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:58
At the direction of the president, the Defense Department has initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command to strengthen cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve the nation’s defense.

President Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:58
At the direction of the president, the Defense Department has initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command to strengthen cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve the nation’s defense.

DoD Announces Start of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:42
South Korea and U.S. Combined Forces Command will hold the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Aug. 21-31, a computer-simulated defensive exercise designed to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Defense Secretary to Visit Middle East and Europe

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:18
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will take a five-day trip to the Middle East and Europe to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships, Pentagon officials said.

Medical Exercise in Cameroon Enhances Army Readiness

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:50
The U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-5 in Cameroon gave U.S. Army medical professionals a chance to work at a partnered nation's established and alternatively resourced medical facility, shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts.

Shark Therapy: Wounded Soldiers Learn Coping Skills in Shark Tank

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:07
The four soldiers who stood over the shark tank knew what creatures lurked below. But as large flashes of gray streaked across the dark water, they willingly dove in to see if what many find terrifying could actually be therapeutic.

Face of Defense: Army Reserve Sniper is Mentor, Model Soldier

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:26
Army Sgt. Ian Rivera-Aponte lies motionless in the tall grass, hidden by face paint and his ghillie suit. He stares down the scope of his M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle and waits to take the shot. This is the life of a sniper.

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

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:56
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 Reaffirms Alliance in Meeting With Japanese Counterpart

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:42
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on the sidelines of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting at the State Department to reaffirm the strength of the U.S-Japan Alliance.

Mattis Congratulates South Korea's New Defense Minister

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:11
Both Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo strongly condemned North Korea's second intercontinental ballistic missile test during a phone conversation and resolved to continue to closely coordinate responses to the North Korean threat.

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:00
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were hosts to the Japanese Foreign Minister and Defense Minister for the Security Consultative Committee meeting at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Stratcom Commander Describes Challenges of 21st-Century Deterrence

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:20
The top priorities for U.S. Strategic Command are to provide a strategic deterrent, if deterrence fails provide a decisive response and respond with a combat-ready force, the commander of Stratcom said.

Dunford: North Korean Threat Can Be Peacefully Resolved

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:53
After meetings in Beijing, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he believes that the diplomatic and economic pressure campaign aimed at North Korea is making progress and the odds are improving that the nuclear and ballistic missile issues can be solved peacefully.

New Equipment Gives Airmen Time to Breathe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:18
A new device at Beale Air Force Base, California, has reduced the time and manpower needed for hypoxia demonstrations during refresher training required for pilots to continue on flight status.

Reserve, Guard Airmen Continue Supporting Wildfire Suppression Efforts

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:40
Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard C-130 aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System continue supporting wildland fire suppression efforts in California as the National Preparedness System's fire preparedness level sits at PL-5, its highest level.

Face of Defense: Intel Analyst Keeps Mobility Pilots Safe Home, Abroad

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:57
Every day, Air Force Senior Airman Brittany Fuentes is tasked with the responsibility of collecting and providing vital information that could impact the outcome of mobility missions worldwide.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:39
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.

Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in U.S. Military

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:30
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed that there is no room in the U.S. military for racism and bigotry. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford is traveling in Asia, but he took time to address the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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