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OIR Official Outlines Gains, Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:00
A spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said coalition and partnered forces in Iraq and Syria are making progress against an increasingly desperate, fanatical enemy.

Marine Returns Japanese WWII Flag to Original Family

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:54
Marine Corps veteran Marvin Strombo traveled 10,000 miles from his quiet home in Montana to the land of the rising sun to personally return a Japanese flag he had taken from Sadao Yasue during the Battle of Saipan in June 1944.

Noble Partner Supports Georgia's NATO Response Force Integration

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:15
Noble Partner is an annual U.S. Army Europe-led exercise designed to support Georgia’s integration into the NATO Response Force. The exercise allows multinational partners to work together in a realistic and challenging training event.

Face of Defense: Trainer Develops Readiness, Career Goals Through Army Service

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:34
Observer coach/trainers, or OC/Ts, are soldiers certified to observe training exercises, coach and train individuals and units, and to provide input after exercises to further elevate unit readiness levels.

Mattis Meets With Dutch Counterpart

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:56
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert at the Pentagon where they discussed efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and contributions to NATO.

Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:42
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.

Dunford Stresses Diplomacy, Sanctions for North Korea in Talks With Chinese

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:29
U.S. and Chinese defense officials are pulling no punches as they discuss issues of concern to both countries, including the problem posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

DoD Announces Recipients of Value Engineering Achievement Awards

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:13
As part of the Department of Defense Honorary Value Engineering Awards Program, 24 recipients were honored at the Pentagon.

Squadron Trains to Save Lives in Exercise Ares Shadow

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:25
Exercise Ares Shadow is a 48th Fighter Wing-led personnel recovery exercise involving airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing and the 352nd Special Operations Wing, as well as members of the Italian armed forces.

Apprenticeship Program Benefits Aircraft Carrier's Sailors

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:54
With the United Service Military Apprenticeship Program, service members can attain tangible proof to show their next employer how much experience they gained working in their various fields aboard a ship.

U.S., Chinese Military Leaders Sign Agreement to Increase Communication

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:39
The top military leaders of the United States and China signed an agreement in Beijing that they said will improve communication between their militaries and reduce the chances of miscalculations.

Face of Defense: EOD Airman Finds Balance on the Ice

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:24
An electric jolt of energy rushed through the airman's veins as he saw the impact of his team leader’s right boot dust off a land mine. "Hold still, don’t move!"

OIR Officials Announce Latest Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:15
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.

U.S., Afghan Forces Confirm Death of ISIS-Affiliated Terrorist

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:57
U.S. and Afghan forces have confirmed the death of Abdul Rahman, a provincial emir in Afghanistan's Kunar province for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria affiliate ISIS-Khorasan.

Army, FEMA Prepare for Disaster Relief in Vigilant Guard Exercise

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:19
Soldiers and Defense Department employees with U.S. Army North's Task Force 51 participated in exercise Vigilant Guard 17-04, simulating possible catastrophic disasters to help local, state and federal agencies coordinate emergency relief efforts and response-and-recovery management.

Dunford Arrives in China

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:30
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Beijing to support Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic and economic campaign to deter North Korea.

Dunford Meets With Korean Defense Leaders

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:23
A spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford met with South Korea's defense minister and defense chief and affirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to the alliance with South Korea.

U.S., Japanese Troops Team Up for Northern Viper Exercise

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:05
Exercise Northern Viper is a joint contingency exercise that tests the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Japan Self-Defense Force troops and U.S. Marines.

Dunford: U.S.-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat,

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:58
The U.S.-South Korean alliance can defend South Korea, Pacific allies and the American homeland from nuclear and missile threats emanating from North Korea, two top American military officials said.

Face of Defense: Marine Trains for High-Intensity Competition

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:13
Marine Corps Sgt. Justin Odom is one fit Marine. Odom, the training noncommissioned officer for Marine Corps Systems Command, has earned a spot at the Corps’ 3rd Annual High Intensity Tactical Training Athlete Championship. The event brings together the top male and female tactical athletes from each region to compete to be the best in the Marine Corps.