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Guardsman Provides Health Care on the Ground and in the Air

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:26
Army Capt. Derek Derkacs was studying to be a registered dietitian, but after a a physician assistant took care of him in an emergency room -- stapling a cut in this head -- he knew he wanted to be a PA as well.

Mattis Highlights Working By, With, Through Allies

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:09
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefed reporters traveling with him to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. The secretary is on a trip to three military headquarters -- Centcom, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command.

Face of Defense: Army Recruiter Helps Son Follow in His Footsteps

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:45
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jaime Guerra, a 17-year veteran and now a recruiter, is proud of his son Anthony's decision to join the Army and follow in his footsteps.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:15
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 31 strikes consisting of 39 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Newman's Own Awards 5 Groups $200K to Help Service Members, Vets, Families

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:02
The Newman's Own Foundation Joint Staff's director of joint force development, thanked Newman's Own and the five organizations for their dedication and their passion to help others. Also participating in the ceremony were the Fisher House Foundation and the Military Times news organization.

Shanahan: DoD 'Always in the Front' for Giving to Combined Federal Campaign

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:28
The Defense Department is traditionally the largest contributor in the Combined Federal Campaign, Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said at a Pentagon event to kick off the 2017 CFC campaign season.

Fort Greely Stands Firm in Face of North Korean Threat

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:09
A small, remote Alaskan post bordered by mountains and moose herds, Fort Greely is America's major line of defense against long-range enemy rockets.

Chaplain Launches Dialogue, Exchange Supporting Afghan Air Force

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:06
Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Air Force Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.

Mattis Details Three Lines of Effort in Memo to DoD Personnel

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:49
The Defense Department is on a wartime footing and the pursuit of global security and stability requires that the U.S. armed forces remain the world's preeminent fighting force, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a memorandum to all DoD personnel.

Face of Defense: Marine Martial Arts Instructor Instills Corps’ Ethos

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:12
“I’m never going to hold anything back. If they want to learn something they are going to earn it. I want to get them to where I am at. I don’t mind if they surpass me," said Marine Corps Cpl. Jody Scott, a sought-after martial arts program instructor assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:59
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dutch C-130 Cargo Planes Help Supply Defeat-ISIS Fight

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:24
The Royal Netherlands Air Force completed its first C-130 Hercules supply mission from Southwest Asia in support of coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command area as part of the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Troops in Iraq, Syria Ask Chairman's Senior Enlisted Advisor: 'What's Next?'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:08
After visiting U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria and Jordan, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said U.S. troops are executing the strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and they want to know what's next.

Puerto Rico Response Continues With More Than 13,000 Personnel

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:32
The Defense Department continues to respond to deadly hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, with 13,229 personnel now on the island and medical support operations ongoing aboard the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort.

ISIS Fighters Continue to Flee, DoD Spokesman Says

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:10
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters remain on the run in Iraq and Syria as coalition troops clear territory once controlled by the enemy, a Pentagon spokesman said.

U.S., South Korean Weather Forecasters Partner to Provide Better Products

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:25
Accurate weather forecasting is integral in assisting the flying units with weather information specific to each mission. American and South Korean air force weather observers work together at Osan Air Base, South Korea, to provide better forecasts to the base.

California National Guard Mobilizes to Help Battle Massive Wildfires

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:45
Following an emergency declaration by California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state National Guard was mobilizing resources to assist civil authorities in the battle against massive wildfires that have already killed 10 people.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:26
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 15 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Pilot Teaches New Generation of Aviators

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:12
From a young age, Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bill Basabilbaso knew he wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Today, after 32 years of military service, he relies on experiences and lessons from those who inspired him to teach the new generation of CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

U.S. Military Adapting in Complex Environment, Mattis Says

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:57
The U.S. military is adapting to remain the most lethal joint force on the planet and to respond to evolving global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition.

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