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Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:57
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 25 strikes consisting of 46 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Admiral Praises USS Fitzgerald’s Crew, Announces Investigations

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:28
The response of the crew of the severely damaged Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald “was swift and effective, and I want to point out -- as we stand by the ship -- how proud I am of them,” Navy Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, told reporters.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 11:59
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 43 strikes consisting of 83 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship Near Japan

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 11:21
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel in the Philippine Sea while operating about 64 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Three U.S. sailors were hospitalized and seven remain missing.

NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:45
How many lifetimes does it take to become a soldier, pilot, doctor -- and an astronaut?

Air Force Canines Deploy to Support Operation Inherent Resolve

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:10
Air Force Senior Airmen Carlton Isaacson and Omar Araujo are dog handlers assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Both service members and their canine partners, Egon and Syrius, respectively, are deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Face of Defense: Airman Wins Big in Chili Competition

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:10
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Freeman’s recipe won three awards at the 182nd Airlift Wing’s ninth annual chili cook-off in Peoria, Illinois. Slow cooking and finding the right flavor, he said, are key factors in making the best chili.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 07:26
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 35 strikes consisting of 84 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

DoD Seeks to Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Threats, Acting CIO Says

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:13
John A. Zangardi, the Defense Department acting chief information officer, said staying ahead of the cybersecurity threat requires the department to hire the best people, partner with industry and practice good cyber hygiene.

Mattis, Dunford Describe Need for Increased, Stable DoD Budgets

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:59
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford defended the president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget request on Capitol Hill during a hearing of the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee.

Task Force Southwest Supports Afghan Forces’ Operations

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:12
Marine Corps advisors with Task Force Southwest continue to support their Afghan forces during offensive operations throughout Afghanistan's Helmand province.

Joint Targeting School Marks Milestone

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:54
Fourteen coalition and multinational officers had the opportunity to go through the same level of targeting training as their U.S. counterparts for the first time through the newly established “Targeting for Partners Course” at the Joint Targeting School.

Face of Defense: Reserve Soldier Signals for Readiness

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:14
Television sets, radios and satellite equipment became putty in the hands of signal and communication Army reservists as they sharpened their skills by providing operational services to U.S. and Canadian forces during the Maple Resolve 17 training exercise.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:55
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 28 strikes consisting of 67 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

DoD Setting Troop Levels in Afghanistan Enables Agility, Mattis Says

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald J. Trump's direction that the Defense Department set troop levels in Afghanistan will enable the U.S. military to have greater agility to conduct operations, recognizing that the military posture there is part of a broader regional context.

Mattis, Dunford: 2018 Budget Will Continue Readiness Recovery

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 17:45
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a Senate subcommittee the addition of $21 billion to the fiscal year 2017 Defense Department budget began the recovery from the readiness trough caused by sequestration spending cuts, but Congress must pass the fiscal 2018 request and repeal the Budget Control Act to continue those gains.

ISIS Defeat in Mosul 'Inevitable,' Ground Forces Commander Says

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:57
The commander of Operation Inherent Resolve's Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command said Iraqi security forces are making progress every day against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in west Mosul, with the defeat of the enemy inevitable.

President Gives Mattis Authority to Set U.S. Troop Strength in Afghanistan

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:19
President Donald J. Trump has delegated authority to manage the number of U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

DARPA Programs Create Defense Systems for Data, Networks

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:32
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's acting director said the internet is an infrastructure that supports all aspects of modern life and his organization is creating technology to protect U.S. data, networks and national security.

Translating Military Culture to the Civilian Workplace

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:07
Though their leadership and other skills make Army veterans attractive to private-sector employers, transitioning veterans should be cognizant that military jargon and speech patterns could be interpreted as confusing or offensive to their civilian bosses and co-workers.

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