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Shutdown Affects Quality of Life, Family Readiness Programs

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:51
The government shutdown that began at midnight will affect the operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs offered by the Defense Department to service members and their families, Pentagon officials said.

Mattis Issues Guidance as Federal Government Shuts Down

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:51
The Defense Department will continue its mission to defend the people of the United States, American allies and U.S. vital interests around the world during the government shutdown, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a memo.

Deputy Secretary, South Korea’s Vice Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:44
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and South Korean Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk met at the Pentagon and “reaffirmed the ironclad nature of the alliance and the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression.

Budget Uncertainty Puts DoD in ‘Difficult Situation,’ Deputy Secretary Says

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:53
The uncertainty over government funding is putting the Defense Department workforce in a “difficult situation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said in a memorandum to employees.

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:07
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world.

New York National Guard Soldiers to Compete at 2018 Winter Olympics

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:36
Four New York National Guard soldiers who are part of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Maintenance Airmen Pull Duty in Frigid Antarctica

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:26
With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to Antarctica at the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.

DoD Issues Guidance for Potential Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:00
The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Enhance Deterrence

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:07
The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II.

DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Rebuild Dominance, Enhance Deterrence

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:07
The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II.

Face of Defense: Bodybuilding Helps Airman to Maintain Focus

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:27
Air Force Senior Airman Niketa Wilson, 90th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, is a full-time airman, mother and student who is working hard to achieve her dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:22
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 63 strikes consisting of 102 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

DoD Seeks to Connect With America Through ‘This is Your Military’ Initiative

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:04
The Defense Department is launching an initiative to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service, and increase awareness among the American people.

Airmen Operate ‘Flying Ambulances’ for Evacuation Missions

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:56
The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care they need.

USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:46
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast.

Free Tax Filing Software Available to Military Members

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:40
With the new year bringing a new tax season, Military OneSource has launched its free tax software to support military members and their families in the annual task of filing.

Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:49
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, in April 2017.

Defense Innovation Board Approves Recommendations at Quarterly Meeting

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:29
The Defense Innovation Board – a federal advisory committee encompassing experts in academia, technology and business – approved two recommendations aimed at improving innovation in the Defense Department.

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Strategic Environment’s Challenges

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:14
Continued change from Afghanistan, confronting Russia, and enhancing 360-degree European security highlighted discussions during the NATO Military Committee Meeting in Brussels.

Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:31
Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.

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