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Air Force Stargazers Keep Skyward Watch

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:37
Airmen assigned to Detachment 1 of the 21st Space Wing, operate the just under 4-foot tall telescopes, which are kept busy detecting, tracking and cataloging tens of thousands of objects in orbit within their area of coverage.

Face of Defense: Dual-Military Couple Tackles Challenges

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:49
The Leidholms are a typical American family, except for one significant difference: Air Force Staff Sgts. Kyle and Nicole Leidholm have to navigate the special challenges families face when both parents serve in the military. They are aware that either of them could be deployed overseas with little notice and are ready to put the needs of their country above all else.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:38
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 28 strikes consisting of 91 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:11
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

SecDef Meets With UAE’s Crown Prince

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 19:11
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the White House with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan to discuss the U.S.-UAE defense partnership, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said in a statement.

Pacific Partnership Participants Conduct Emergency Exercise in Vietnam

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 13:53
The Vietnam-based exercise, which featured a vessel collision scenario, was coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Danang Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and also included partner-nation participants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.

Maritime Engineers Tend to Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel’s Needs

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:56
The USNS Trenton is a unique ship -- one of only eight expeditionary fast transport vessels in the Military Sealift Command’s inventory and it's smaller and more agile, allowing it to carry 600 tons for 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots.

Face of Defense: Army Officer Showcases Excellence on Basketball Courts

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:50
For Army Capt. Octavia Blackwell, a signal officer in the 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., basketball has provided a wealth of adventure.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:24
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 84 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford Discusses Leadership at Saint Michael’s College Commencement

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 15:31
America needs leaders of consequence and conscience, said Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, who urged the new graduates of his alma mater -- Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, -- to be those leaders.

Military Strikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 08:56
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 36 strikes consisting of 70 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Vice Chairman Delivers Commencement Remarks at Webster University

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:05
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saluted new Webster University graduates as "the future of this country, and many of you are the future of the world," during his commencement address in St. Louis, Mo.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 09:15
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 80 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

President, First Lady Welcome Military Moms to White House

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:34
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed active-duty troops, their spouses and mothers to the White House.

Syria's Tabqa City Liberated, Key Development for Raqqa

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 15:09
The Pentagon's director of press operations said partnered forces in Syria have liberated the Syrian city of Tabqa, a key development in the eventual defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Raqqa, Syria.

U.S., Singapore, Thai Sailors Conduct Interoperability Exercise

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:42
Ships from the Singapore navy, Royal Thai navy and U.S. Navy completed a three-day multilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise in the South China Sea.

Soldiers Undergo Tough Training at Saber Junction 17 Exercise

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:33
The Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment undergoes tough training during an exercise held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany to test troop operational and tactical decision making skills.

Mattis 'Heartened' After Attending Somalia Meeting in London

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:40
In London, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has a role to play in Somalia, and in helping that nation eradicate al-Shabaab, a vicious terror group.

'Shadow' UAV Scans the Skies During Exercise in Germany

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:03
The successful launch of a RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System took place in Hohenfels, Germany, during the Saber Junction 17 exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:17
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 106 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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