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ISIS Holdouts Cut Off in Western Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:39
Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the past two days in its fight to liberate western Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, said a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

Central Asian Partners Share Insights in the Fight Against Organized Crime

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:51
At the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, nearly two dozen Central Asian government officials shared strategies to fight global organized crime in their region at a four-day workshop.

Coalition Forces Kill ISIS Financial Facilitator

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:55
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced coalition forces killed a key Islamic State of Iraq and Syria financial facilitator with an airstrike in Abu Kamal, Syria.

U.S., Japan Honor Lives Lost in the Battle of Okinawa

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:06
The Battle of Okinawa, also known as Operation Iceberg, was the last major battle of World War II. The fight resulted in more than 240,000 deaths of Japanese and U.S. service members, as well as Okinawan civilians.

Aero Clubs Offer Adventure, Fun in the Friendly Skies

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:51
For almost 70 years, Air Force aero clubs, under the direction of the Air Force Services Activity, are operating at 16 installations worldwide.

Tunnel Detectors Ferret Out Enemy Below Ground

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:11
On the battlefield, detecting secretive underground tunnels has been a challenge that has been answered by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's engineers at the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Face of Defense: Veterinarian Reflects on Unconventional Career Journey

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:30
Just out of high school and unsure of what to do with his life, a young Ohio man went to a bus depot, handed a ticket agent almost all of the money in his pocket, and said with a smile, "I'll go wherever this takes me." So begins James "Nick" Koterski's unconventional journey to becoming an Army colonel.

Norway Announces 1-Year Extension for U.S. Marines

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:40
Norway has announced that U.S. Marines will continue rotational training and exercises in Norway through 2018, a clear sign of the U.S. and Norwegian commitment to NATO, U.S. European Command officials said.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:06
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 Children Use Virtual Reality Simulators at STEM Workshop

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:06
During a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences workshop, middle school students donned high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators and tested out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacted with experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

U.S. Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Yemen

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:48
A U.S. Central Command release said Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's terrorist stronghold in Yemen's Shabwah governorate, was killed in the airstrike along with two of his group's associates.

Army Divers Inspect Fort Eustis Port Facility

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:11
Army deep-sea divers assigned to the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment sharpened their underwater skills during a June 20 mission at the unit’s base at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Army Bandsman Follows Family Tradition

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:27
Saxophonist Army Sgt. Charles Moncayo has been with the band for a few years now, first while they were stationed at Fort Wainwright and now at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the 9th Army Band's new home.

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:06
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.

Face of Defense: Reserve Marine Describes Path to Artillery

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:18
With 13 years of experience as an artillery Marine, Staff Sgt. Travis J. Zurick observes calmly as his Marines shoot 200-pound rockets at targets 40 kilometers away in the windy and desolate terrain at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.

U.S., China Affirm North Korean Threat, Mattis Says

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke at the State Department in Washington, saying that he and the U.S. secretary of state affirmed with high-ranking Chinese officials that North Korea's nuclear missile program is a threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

ISIS Terrorists Destroy Mosul Mosque in Iraq

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:41
According to the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, ISIS terrorists destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, Iraq.

Army Scientists Hope Space Experiment Unlocks Clues to Bone Healing

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:35
Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March.

Military Police Persevere Through Change of Mission, Mindset

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:12
Members of the Army Reserve's 384th Military Police Battalion from Indiana practiced living in a field environment that included 100-plus degree Fahrenheit temperatures during a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

Face of Defense: Guardsman Trains Next Generation of Shooters

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:36
For New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Kapela, his seventh Adjutant General's Combat Sustainment Training Exercise -- known as the "TAG Match" -- was more meaningful than his first.