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U.S. Bombs, Destroys Khorasan Group Stronghold in Afghanistan

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:59
U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan.

Misdirected Strike Results in Partnered Force Casualties

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:38
A coalition airstrike in support of partnered forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria south of Tabqah, Syria, resulted in the deaths of 18 Syrian Democratic Forces personnel, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.

Face of Defense: Army NCO Inspires Others to Succeed

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:17
Army Sgt. Bryttany Gant, an awards noncommissioned officer for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, said she doesn’t consider herself to be anyone special, and simply strives to do the best job she can. But her coworkers say that Gant motivates others with her positive attitude and drive to succeed.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:26
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.

Trump, Stoltenberg Discuss NATO Issues in Advance of May Summit

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:11
Following a White House meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Donald J. Trump praised the alliance’s accomplishments, its partnership and its support in combating terrorism and confronting other pressing security challenges.

Coast Guard Commandant Highlights National Security Missions

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 18:05
As a unique instrument of national security, the U.S. Coast Guard works in a broad spectrum of areas to secure America's maritime borders and protect U.S. interests at home and abroad, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft said.

Spokesman: Counter-ISIS Forces Make Gains in Raqqa, Mosul

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:13
U.S., coalition and partner forces are edging toward victory in the campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in and around Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told Pentagon reporters.

Pentagon Exhibit Showcases Wounded Warriors’ Therapeutic Art

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:40
A new exhibit at the Pentagon displays art created by service members as part of their therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury to help in managing their symptoms.

Air Force Canine Comforts Sexual Assault Victims

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:42
Tessa, the Air Force’s first sexual assault prevention and response K-9, is the most recent asset to the SAPR program at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Military Children Interact With Mentors at TAPS-Sponsored Camp

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:48
A Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event held at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado as part of the Month of the Military Child paired children of military families who have lost family members with mentors to establish communication, maintain a military connection and let them understand they are not alone.

Face of Defense: Airman Balances Guard Service, Civilian Job

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:13
Air Force Staff Sgt. Rebekah Miller stands in front of the Torrington police department in her police uniform in Torrington, Wyoming. Miller has been with the Wyoming Air National Guard for six years and is serving as a command post specialist. She has also been an officer with the Torrington police department for two years.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:52
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 12 strikes consisting of 58 engagements against ISIS targets, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Mattis: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attacks on Citizens

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 18:57
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he personally reviewed the intelligence on the Syrian regime’s chemical attack on its own people and in response to the attack, the U.S. government began a deliberate process to recommend diplomatic and military options to the president.

Airman Receives Silver Star for Role in Liberating Afghan City

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:47
A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during an April 7 ceremony at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.

75th Ranger Regiment Wins 2017 Best Ranger Competition

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:11
Soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment bested 53 teams as part of their effort to return the title of "Best Ranger" to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 09:03
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 31 strikes consisting of 99 engagements against ISIS targets, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Guardsman Saves Lives as Civilian, Soldier

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:56
Soldiers join the military for many reasons, including family traditions, idols they’ve seen in the media, or to make their childhood dreams come true. For South Carolina Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jessica Thibeau, exposure to the military came from all over -- a family filled with combat veterans, a community full of Vietnam veterans and a television show.

Blue-Light-Blocking Lenses May Be Breakthrough for Warfighters

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 17:23
Military Health System officials are working on tinting for lenses that can be worn an hour or two before bedtime, blocking the light that blocks the brain’s production of melatonin, the chemical that helps people sleep.

White House Army Officer Lauded for Saving Lives Days Before Own Brush With Death

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 16:22
An Army officer assigned to the White House medical evaluation and treatment unit received a lifesaving award for actions at 18,000-feet elevations in Peru’s Andes Mountains.

Mattis: U.S. Missile Strike on Syrian Air Base Was Measured Response

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 15:19
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. military missile strike that targeted Shayrat airfield in Syria was a measured response to Syrian President Bashar Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria.