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Defense Officials Describe Priorities for Operating in Contested Space Domain

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:27
Space enables everything the joint force does and the national security space architecture must protect and defend that capability in a contested environment, said officials from the Air Force, intelligence community and Defense Department.

Pacific Partnership 2017 Visits Vietnam's Khanh Hoa Province

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:58
Pacific Partnership 2017 kicked off in Vietnam's Khanh Hoa province for the final stop of the mission with the arrival of the U.S. expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River.

New York Air Guard Begins Annual Greenland Mission

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:22
The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing's annual support for National Science Foundation research in Greenland got underway in April and May, as wing members delivered 177 tons of cargo and 2,000 gallons of fuel during the season's first three-week rotation.

Face of Defense: Overcoming Adversity, Airman Finds Home in Air Guard

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:36
Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott has faced much adversity throughout his life and now he’s found a home with the Air National Guard. Elliott is a photojournalist with the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He has served for almost seven years and said he definitely plans to stay for a full career.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:29
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 72 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Pence to Service Members: 'You Are the Best of Us'

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:49
The observance of Armed Forces Day is "merely one more installment on behalf of the American people on a debt of honor and the debt of gratitude we’ll never be able to fully repay to all of you who served," Vice President Mike Pence told service members at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:24
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.

Senior Enlisted Leaders Place Wreath at Tomb to Mark Armed Forces Day

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:59
The senior enlisted leaders of the Defense Department and the Coast Guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery to mark Armed Forces Day.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIS

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 07:10
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.

Exercise Balikatan Engineers Build Classrooms and Friendships

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:11
On the Philippine island of Leyte, U.S. military and Philippine army engineers build not only a new classroom for local children, but also friendships that will last for years to come.

Mattis, Dunford, McGurk Cite Coalition Progress to Annihilate ISIS

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:11
The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will accelerate the campaign to destroy the group wherever it tries to form, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, accompanied by Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Reconnaissance Aircraft Makes Historic Appearance at Northern Edge

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:07
This year, the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft from Beale Air Force Base, California, flew for the first time at Northern Edge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.

DoD Lab Day Features Innovative Warfighter Technologies

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:03
Self-driving boats, helmets that send instant messages and aircraft systems that navigate an airplane when GPS fails were just a few of the dozens of new warfighter technologies the Defense Department showcased in the Pentagon courtyard during its second biennial Lab Day.

Face of Defense: Airman Takes Up 'Sweet' Hobby

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:56
An airman at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, is an active beekeeper who is cultivating his own hives and helping others with large beehives.

U.S., Israeli Troops Share Experiences During Juniper Falcon Exercise

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:17
American and Israeli service members shared best practices and some hot days under the Mediterranean sun during Exercise Juniper Falcon in southern Israel.

Mattis Praises Former Defense Secretary Hagel’s Selflessness

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:31
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his predecessor -- Chuck Hagel -- always put service to others above self, as the two men unveiled Hagel’s official portrait during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:34
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 27 strikes consisting of 65 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford 'Enthusiastic' About NATO's Ability to Address New Threats

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:54
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he was pleased with the discussions among the highest-ranking military members in the alliance during the NATO military committee meeting in Brussels.

U.S., Jordan Work to Prevent Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:39
The United States and Jordan participated in a capacity-building workshop to discuss interdiction principles and the goals of interdiction -- Jordan is one of 105 countries to endorse the Proliferation Security Initiative Statement of Interdiction Principles and to participate in the global effort to stop the trafficking of WMD, their delivery systems and related materials.

Service Personnel Chiefs Testify on Military Posture on Capitol Hill

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:17
As the fiscal year 2018 budget season approaches, the military services' personnel chiefs testified on their postures and policies for recruitment and retention before a House Armed Services Committee panel.

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