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Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, OIR Official Says

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:35
Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander, said Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:21
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

U.S., Germany Conduct Close Air Support Exercise

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:18
The American and German air forces teamed up to conduct a close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Michigan.

Face of Defense: Alaska-Based Airman Fights for Fitness

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:36
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jean-Paul Williams employs exercise to improve his physique and to set a physical fitness example to younger airmen. Williams has participated in nine fitness competitions, qualifying for nationals eight times. Most recently he competed in the Washington Iron Man competition.

Resolute Castle 2017 Exercise Opens in Romania

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:46
Military engineers' work was highlighted at the Cincu Training Area in Romania, as the third iteration of the Resolute Castle training exercise opened with a ceremony dedicated to the combined efforts of U.S. and Romanian engineers.

Resolute Castle '17 Exercise Opens in Romania

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:46
Military engineers' work was highlighted at the Cincu Training Area in Romania, as the third iteration of the Resolute Castle training exercise opened with a ceremony dedicated to the combined efforts of U.S. and Romanian engineers.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:04
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 33 strikes consisting of 124 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Pence Highlights U.S.-Japan Ties in Troop Talk Aboard USS Reagan

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:47
The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. service members aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, home of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet today.

North Korea 'Recklessly Tried to Provoke,' Mattis Says

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:13
North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to "provoke" and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Houthis Firing Iranian-Supplied Missiles into Saudi Arabia, Mattis Says

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:45
The United States and its allies and partners hope a U.N. team will negotiate an end to the conflict in Yemen, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia.

Multinational Troops Wrap Up Eagle Resolve 2017 in Kuwait

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:42
U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council forces stormed Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port in a demonstration of interoperability in the final event of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017.

Far-North Base Connects Air Force to its Satellites

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:12
Thule Air Base in Greenland is the Air Force's arctic connection to its global satellite communications system.

Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Strengthening Strategic Ties

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:40
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss efforts to strengthen commitments to the U.S.-Saudi security partnership.

Seminar Encourages First Line of Defense in Fight Against Corruption

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:02
Throughout the “Black Sea-Eurasia Region Countering Corruption Seminar” she was attending in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 11-12, a Justice Ministry lawyer from Armenia wrote notes, asked questions and researched in the evenings because she knew the seminar’s topic is “very important” to her country.

Face of Defense: Navy Lieutenant Wants to Contribute as Cyber Warrior

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:28
Navy Lt. Brendan Geoghegan was selected for a prestigious, but technically demanding, three-year internship that would culminate in him graduating as one of the Defense’s Department’s leading computer networking experts.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:09
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., South Korean Forces Partner to Feed Troops

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 13:25
U.S. and South Korean service members worked together to feed troops to support Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 17 in Pohang, South Korea.

C-130 Hercules to Get Second Life as Interactive Classroom

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:38
A museum at Hill Air Force Base in Utah has plans to refurbish an old C-130 Hercules aircraft and then display it as a way to promote the Air Force and provide interactive experiments and education to visitors and local schools’ science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

Pence Thanks U.S., South Korean Troops at ‘Historic Frontier of Freedom’

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:53
Vice President Mike Pence spoke to U.S. and South Korean troops and answered their questions at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to its long-standing alliance with South Korea

Face of Defense: Sailor Keeps Small-Town Values While Serving

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 08:30
Navy Fireman Ian Palmer, a gas turbine electrical systems technician, is proud of his small-town upbringing in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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