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DoD Lab Day Features Innovation Underlying U.S. Military Superiority

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:19
A Lab Day event showcased more than 80 exhibits of technical innovations developed by scientists and engineers who work in the defense laboratory enterprise's nationwide network of 63 defense labs, warfare centers and engineering centers.

Bond of Brotherhood Emerges at International Tank Competition

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:51
As 4th Infantry Division soldiers of Battle Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, have spent the week competing in the Nordic Tank Challenge with five other countries, a brotherhood has arisen among the participating tank crews.

U.S., Canadian Soldiers Work Together at Maple Resolve Training Exercise

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:23
More than 650 U.S. soldiers are supporting Maple Resolve 17, the Canadian army's premiere brigade-level validation exercise, with a wide array of combat and support elements, including sustainment, psychological operations, public affairs, aviation and medical units.

Special Operators, Cavalry Troops Partner at Saber Junction 17

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:43
Naval Special Warfare operators from U.S. Special Operations Command, along with NATO special operations forces from Albania, Bulgaria and Lithuania, are partnered with the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during the Saber Junction 17 exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.

Face of Defense: Algerian Triplets Join U.S. Air Force for Better Future

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:07
For one Algerian family, 6,600 miles was the distance between a life of struggle and a life of promise and opportunity.

Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:55
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.

Coalition, Partnered Syrian Forces Repair Water Well

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:54
Coalition and partnered Syrian opposition forces repaired a water well capable of producing more than 317,000 gallons of water a day in southern Syria.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:10
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.

NATO Chiefs Discuss Afghan Manning Ahead of Heads of State Meeting

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 09:36
NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in Afghanistan and to change the way those troops are employed, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters.

Dunford: Counter-ISIS Coalition Would Benefit From NATO Membership

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:25
NATO’s chiefs of defense see real benefits in the alliance becoming a member of the counter-ISIS coalition, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters.

Trump Salutes Coast Guard Mission in Academy Commencement Address

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:32
Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of the U.S. military service academies, and this was President Donald J. Trump's first address to a service academy graduating class as commander in chief at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 136th commencement.

NATO Military Chiefs Prepare Recommendations for Heads of Governments

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:25
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with NATO's chiefs of defense in Brussels at the alliance headquarters, to assess current and future work and to form advice and recommendations for their nations' political leaders, who will convene next week.

Buddy Wings Train Together in South Korea

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:18
Exercise Buddy Wing 17-4 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea, focuses on enhancing flying operations between the U.S. and South Korean air forces.

U.S., Philippine Service Members Conduct Mass-Casualty Exercise

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:18
The Hawaii National Guard and Charlie Company of the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion trained alongside Philippine soldiers as part of Exercise Balikatan 2017 to prepare for disasters and crises on Calayan Island in the Philippine province of Cagayan.

Face of Defense: Army Officer Earns Federal Engineering Award

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:34
Army Maj. Andrew “Drew” Johannes is an accomplished military engineer and a recipient of the Federal Engineer of the Year Award, an annual award honoring the top engineers employed by federal agencies across the country.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:15
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 29 strikes consisting of 87 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Issues Confronting Alliance

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:50
NATO chiefs of defense are discussing issues from Afghanistan to Russia to the southern flank during the 177th Military Committee meeting in Brussels.

Mattis Confers With Turkish Counterpart at White House

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 18:57
Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık met at the White House today, and firmly agreed on concerns regarding the PKK, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization.

Mattis Welcomes New Air Force Secretary Home

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 18:39
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremonially swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon. She has more than 35 years of professional experience in a range of leadership and management roles in the military, higher education, government and private industry.

Army Special Operators Participate in Vigilant Guard Exercise

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:36
Members of an Army Special Forces team conducted a search and rescue mission at Magens Bay, St. Thomas, during Vigilant Guard 17-03, a large-scale disaster response training exercise in the U.S. Virgin Islands.