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Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:05
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Pence Outlines 'Unwavering' U.S. Commitment to NATO

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 12:46
The United States strongly supports NATO and will be "unwavering in its commitment to the transatlantic alliance," Vice President Mike Pence said at the Munich Security Conference.

Mattis Confers With Kurdistan Regional Government President

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:56
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani in Munich, a Defense Department spokesperson said in a statement.

Mattis Meets With Singaporean Counterpart

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:39
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, a Defense Department spokesperson said in a statement.

Coalition Forces Strike Five-Story Facility in Mosul

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:25
With the approval of the government of Iraq, Coalition forces struck an ISIS command and control headquarters and propaganda facility yesterday in western Mosul, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Mattis Stresses NATO Importance at Munich Security Conference

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:15
At an international security conference in Germany, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the bond between the United States and its NATO allies is a critical component in regional and global security.

Defense Relationship Highlights Mattis Meeting With Norway’s Defense Minister

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:38
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide reaffirmed the close defense relationship between the United States and Norway during a meeting on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Mattis Underscores U.S. Commitment in Meeting With Israeli Counterpart

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:30
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis underscored the U.S. commitment to Israel's security and its qualitative military edge during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Nearly 5,000 Iraqi Security Forces Complete Coalition Training

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:10
Iraqi security forces have nearly 5,000 more personnel to assist as hold forces in eastern Mosul -- and eventually will fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in western Mosul -- following recent graduation ceremonies at Taji, Besmaya, Erbil and Al Asad Air Base.

Eucom Participates in Global Command, Control Exercise

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:31
U.S. European Command brought together service members around the world for a computer-assisted global command-and-control exercise called Austere Challenge 2017, which focused on European security.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:55
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, Australian Defense Minister Confer in Brussels

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 09:38
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed his admiration of the high-performing troops of the Australian armed forces during a meeting with his Australian counterpart yesterday, Defense Department spokesperson Navy Cmdr. Sarah Higgins said.

Face of Defense: Teacher’s Deployment Provides Experience for Classroom

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:50
“I really wanted to teach history because I wanted to make it interesting. My goal is to make history tangible,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Paseur. Paseur said being deployed to support Operation Inherent Resolve will help him and his students in the classroom.

Incirlik Airmen Feel Sense of Accomplishment in Counter-ISIS Battle

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:05
U.S. airmen posted at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, who play a crucial role in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, are feeling a sense of accomplishment after Iraqi ground forces cleared eastern Mosul of the enemy.

Mattis Thanks Counter-ISIS Campaign Nations

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:44
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with defense ministers from 27 nations participating in the counter-ISIS campaign at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Louisiana Guard Assists Police in $2 Million Drug Bust

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:31
The Louisiana National Guard's Counterdrug Task Force providing an aviation asset in assisting several law enforcement agencies in removing nearly $2 million worth of drugs from the streets of Alexandria, Louisiana, last month.

U.S. Air Force Pilot Partners With Italians to Fight ISIS

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:52
In the air war to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a coalition of 20 nations works together to equip, inform and deploy air forces across the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Navy Command Prepares for Pacific Partnership Mission

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:30
Staff from Navy Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Site Singapore, are providing logistical support for the joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River, initiating the final preparation phase for the 12th annual Pacific Partnership mission that will run from March through June.

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:09
Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel today.

Army Implements New, Improved Ammunition Management System

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:58
The Army is implementing an updated ammunition management system with significantly improved cyber-attack resistance, as well as greater transparency for ammunition managers and easier functionality for operators.

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