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Marine Corps Modernizing Emergency Response Capabilities

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:02
With the implementation of the Consolidated Emergency Response System, Marine Corps bases worldwide are gaining increased emergency response capabilities.

Face of Defense: Marines Get Recognition for Rescuing Trapped Motorist

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:28
Marine Corps Cpl. David Qualls and then-Marine Corps Cpl. Nathan Bryson each received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for their heroism in rescuing a North Carolina motorist who'd been badly injured in a traffic accident in September 2014.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:22
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Vietnam Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor in White House Ceremony

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 17:25
President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Spec. 5 James C. McCloughan for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War in a July 31 ceremony at the White House.

Dunford to Senate: Competitive Edge Requires Stable, Predictable Funding

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:59
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. military's qualitative and quantitative competitive advantage over its foes is in jeopardy if Congress does not provide stable and predictable funding.

Mattis Says DoD Needs Years to Correct Effects of Sequestration

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:39
Even if Congress acts now to rid the Defense Department of looming sequestration spending cuts, it will take years of stable and higher budgets for DoD to dig out of the readiness hole, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Face of Defense: Army Paratrooper Recalls Childhood in Iraq

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:23
Army Sgt. Ali Alsaeedy, an Iraq native and a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, is a superb soldier who expresses his gratitude for the opportunity to serve his adopted country.

U.S. Service Members Aid Sri Lanka After Devastating Floods

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:02
The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country.

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers Arrive in England

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:10
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers arrived in England on June 9 from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, joining B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress bombers already participating in theater assurance and deterrence operations.

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:47
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.

Dunford Urges Congress to Protect U.S. Competitive Advantage

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 22:25
The American military today is the most capable force in the world, but that can change, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a House Armed Services Committee hearing about the president's fiscal year 2018 defense budget request.

Mattis Asks Congress for Stable Budgets, End to Sequestration

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 22:16
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis launched a full-throated attack on looming across-the-board spending cuts during a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, saying "no enemy in the field has done more to harm the combat readiness of our military than sequestration."

Pentagon Celebrates Diversity at Annual LGBT Pride Event

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:53
The Defense Department recognizes all military and civilian men and women who serve and are part of the LBGT community as equal, contributing members of the total force, Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said.

DoD Launches Online Program to Help Military Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:22
The Defense Department launched an online and mobile educational program to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault.

Navy Commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:17
The USS Gabrielle Giffords, the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, was brought to life by her crew before a crowd of nearly 2,500 guests at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston, Texas.

Face of Defense: From 'Lost Boy' to Airman

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:23
Thirty years ago and 6,000 miles away from here, Francis Andrew was a 7-year-old “Lost Boy.” The "Lost Boys" refers to about 20,000 Sudanese children who lost their families during civil war. Now he's an airman first class who's giving back to his adopted country by serving in the New York Air National Guard.

Officials Release Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:39
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.

U.S. Strike Targets Al-Shabab in Somalia

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 10:05
Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said U.S. forces conducted a strike operation against al-Shabab in Somalia today, approximately 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 09:34
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 08:56
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.

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