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Face of Defense: Air Force Loadmaster Shares Knowledge in Greece

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:01
Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Gee, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, along with approximately 110 other U.S. airmen, participated in Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV held at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, from April 18-28. He and other loadmasters worked with U.S. soldiers and Hellenic air force members to perform personnel and cargo airdrops out of C-130 aircraft.

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Erected in Washington

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 18:36
The anticipated dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, according to Rebecca Trautmann, project manager of the memorial.

Military Children Step in Their Parents’ Boots

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:20
Jr. Raptor is a program that has been going on for over a decade, benefiting military children by providing educational and hands-on activities with what some of their parents do to support the Tyndall mission.

Innovative Intracranial Scanner Safeguards Marines’ Lives

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:09
With a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas -- bleeding within the skull -- Marine Corps Systems Command is introducing widespread use of an innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology.

Eucom Chief Addresses European Security Concerns at Defense Conference

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:38
The commander of U.S. European Command said the United States seeks stronger strategic relationships with European nations during a gathering of chiefs of defense and senior enlisted leaders in Stockholm.

Face of Defense: Marine Savors High-Seas Experiences

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:08
Aboard the Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bataan, a Marine functions as a ground support equipment mechanic assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, where he is helping maintain equipment used to work on aircraft.

Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Turkish, British Officials in London

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:07
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with senior officials of U.S. allies to discuss security issues of mutual concern in London.

Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:16
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 66 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:16
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 66 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

OIR Spokesman Reports Progress in Defeating ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 17:15
Partnered forces in Syria have liberated most of the Syrian city of Tabqa, while Iraqi security forces are moving in on west Mosul on multiple axes, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Community Honors Fallen Comrades

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:25
Airmen, Marines, sailors and soldiers came together at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren during the annual memorial ceremony at the Kauffman Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Complex.

Pence Salutes Service, Sacrifice of Military Families

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:52
Vice President Mike Pence saluted military families at an event at the White House for National Military Appreciation Month, which is observed in May, and National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which is May 12.

Navy, Marines Spotlight Future of Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:48
Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017, or S2ME2 ANTX, involved hundreds of sailors, Marines and Defense Department civilian employees and contractors.

Mattis Meets With Lithuanian President, Baltic Defense Ministers

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 13:20
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Lithuania has contributed to the NATO-led mission far away in Afghanistan and has continued to provide capable trainers in Iraq for the mission to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Face of Defense: Guardsman Shares Story of Support, Gratitude

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:32
Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Hoffhaus, a member of the South Carolina National Guard, shares his personal story of balancing military service and family.

Military Strikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:51
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 21 strikes consisting of 75 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dunford Pleased with Israeli Talks, Discusses Deconfliction Zones

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:27
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praised the close military-to-military relationship between the U.S. and Israel during his visit there to discuss mutual security issues with senior Israeli leaders.

U.S., Denmark Stand Firmly Together, Secretary Tells Prime Minister

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:25
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in the Danish capital of Copenhagen the United States stands firmly with its ally and fellow NATO member Denmark.

Cyber Command Increases Readiness to Hold Targets at Risk

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 16:17
The director of the National Security Agency and the Central Security Service, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee and said U.S. Cyber Command continually increases its Cyber Mission Forces’ readiness to hold targets that are at risk amid the intensified pace of international conflict in cyberspace threats.

U.S. Officials Studying Force Size in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:45
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet.

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