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Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:09
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.

Mattis Invokes Glenn's Memory in Accepting Excellence in Public Service Award

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:03
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis received the 2017 Excellence in Public Service Award from Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs during an event held at the National Press Club in Washington.

Mattis, Ukrainian President Discuss Security Challenges, Cooperation

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:22
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Pentagon where both leaders discussed security challenges and defense cooperation.

Stratcom Chief: Deterrence Keeps Major-Power Conflicts Off World Stage

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:04
The U.S. Strategic Command commander told a Capitol Hill Club audience that his priorities for Stratcom are straightforward: provide strategic deterrence; if deterrence fails provide a decisive response; and do it with a resilient, trained and equipped force.

North Korea Discussion Expected at U.S.-China Dialogue, DoD Official Says

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:56
A senior Defense Department official said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to discuss North Korea and a wide range of other strategic issues with Chinese officials at the first iteration of the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue in Washington.

DoD Official: Sole Focus in Iraq, Syria Remains on ISIS

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:13
A Pentagon spokesman briefed reporters on recent coalition defensive shoot-downs of two armed unmanned aerial vehicles and a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber, and said coalition forces' sole focus in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists.

National Guard Partnerships Support Eucom Theater Objectives

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:20
The friendship struck between then-U.S. Army Maj. Greg Vadnais and Latvian Army Capt. Raymonds Graube in 1993 strained conventional logic.

Georgia Native Becomes Family's Seventh Marine

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:15
The white school bus sits idling as its passengers eagerly await what lies outside its folding doors. No one is certain what time it is, but the completely black skies outside the bus hint that midnight has come and gone. Despite all the nervous men on the bus, one sits calmly with his head down, staring at his legs.

Arizona Guard Airman Relates Leadership Lessons

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:44
Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing.

Face of Defense: Civil Engineering Airman Builds Military, Civilian Careers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:27
Though Air Force Senior Airman Samantha Ghareeb's military occupation involves excavators and bulldozers, one of her more memorable experiences in uniform -- helping to renovate an orphanage in Latvia -- required only hand tools. "It was a great experience to help those kids," she said.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:17
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 15 strikes consisting of 69 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford: Coalitions Support Local Partners in Driving Down Violence

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:03
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that from West Africa to Southeast Asia, military coalitions support partners on the ground in driving down the levels of violence arising from the transnational threat so local forces can deal with their own security challenges.

Juneteenth Represents Hope, Possibilities, Vice Admiral Says

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:48
Removed from slavery in the state of Virginia for three generations, Navy Vice Adm. Kevin D. Scott said Juneteenth -- the annual observance commemorating the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery -- represents what is possible.

U.S. Showcases F-35 Lightning II Aircraft at Paris Air Show

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:31
U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, U.S. European Command officials announced.

U.S. Showcases F-35 Lighting II Aircraft at Paris Air Show

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:31
U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, U.S. European Command officials announced.

U.S. Soldiers Join British Marines, Polish Soldiers in Lithuania for Saber Strike 17

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:16
A combined forces exercise transitioned into a medical evacuation exercise with simulated casualties during the Saber Strike 17 exercise in Sventezeris, Lithuania.

Fallen World War I Aviator Gets Posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:29
Army Capt. James E. Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918.

Face of Defense: Married Soldiers Become Jumpmasters Together

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:28
Daniel and Angel Durkee first met during a high school chemistry class and the reaction was immediate. They started dating, but their bond would be tested as Daniel, a year older, graduated and joined the Army. Angel joined the Army after graduating the next year. The two were reunited at Fort Bragg, N.C., and married in 2016.

Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:53
The remains of seven sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue; U.S. Super Hornet Downs Syrian Jet

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:53
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 89 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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