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Airmen Brave Mother Nature to Accomplish Maintenance Missions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:12
Aircraft mechanics assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, are no strangers to working outdoors in finger-numbing cold or sweltering heat.

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:08
North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with Canadian Defense Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the sidelines of the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Face of Defense: Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:14
Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service.

Millions Liberated From ‘Evil of ISIS,’ OIR Official Says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:00
An Operation Inherent Resolve official said coalition and Iraqi forces have liberated millions of people from the “evil of ISIS,” with the efforts putting Iraq on a path toward greater security.

Mattis Highlights Diplomatic Solution for North Korean Situation

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:35
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has highlighted the efforts aimed at strengthening diplomatic avenues for a secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

DoD, FDA Partner to Develop Medical Products for Warfighters

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:38
The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. warfighters.

Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:42
Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.

Soldiers Visit Polish Cadets at Local School

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:55
Soldiers from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, met with Polish military cadets at a local school in Rzepin, Poland, in an effort to continue building upon Polish-U.S. relations.

NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:22
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is participating in the NATO Military Committee meeting at the alliance headquarters in Brussels, to help examine situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the alliance border with Russia.

Face of Defense: Soldier Dies Rescuing 4 People in Burning Building

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:36
Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, a 27-year-old New York National Guardsman and wheeled vehicle mechanic who graduated from the Ordnance School at Fort Lee's Sustainment Center of Excellence in Virginia, caught the attention of senior officials as well as the national media when he died after entering a burning apartment building in New York City's the Bronx at least three times on the night of Dec. 28, saving four people.

Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:21
In Brussels to participate in the NATO Military Committee meeting at the alliance headquarters, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said continuing budget resolutions must end so that the defense department can achieve the fiscal stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.

Russia’s Actions, Spending Send Chill Through Europe, Dunford Says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:15
It takes only a look at Russia’s recent history and military investments to understand that the nation is a threat to Europe and beyond, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Brussels, where he will attend a NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

Thinkers Strategize in DoD’s Innovation Corps Boot Camp

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:15
Forty innovative thinkers from the four military services gathered in Washington for a class where they tested out new methods to solve problems in the Defense Department.

Dunford Receives Award From Germany, Stresses Importance of Alliances

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:31
The U.S. military draws its strength from the nation’s strong alliances, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a ceremony in Brussels in which one of those allies recognized his contributions.

Pacom Officials: Missile Warning in Hawaii Was False Alarm

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:24
U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, Pacom officials said in a statement after Hawaii residents received an emergency notification warning of an inbound ballistic missile threat.

Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:33
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan's minister of state for space policy met to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan can expand cooperation in that domain.

Defense Secretary to Visit Canada, Idaho

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:20
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia, to meet with foreign ministers and discuss the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The secretary then travels to Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho to visit with service members and host a town hall meeting.

Africom Develops New Tool to Measure Women’s Progress

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:35
U.S. Africa Command has developed a new tool designed to measure progress in advancing women, peace and security as part of its security cooperation effort.

A-10s Bring Thunder to Fight Against ISIS

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:28
The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Face of Defense: Soldier Aims to Apply Experiences

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:29
An Army first sergeant with a Purple Heart Medal and combat experience joined the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., to continue advising foreign allies and provide readiness tools they can use to fight enemy forces.

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