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Soldiers in Poland Try Out for Sniper School

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:19
American soldiers with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, held sniper school tryouts in Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. The tryouts allowed the unit to select the five best candidates to send to the strenuous 7-week long sniper course at the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

‘Chain of Command’ TV Series Connects Strategy With Troops on the Ground

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:59
Strategic decisions made in the Pentagon have immediate and far-reaching effects on service members around the world. National Geographic’s documentary “Chain of Command” shows both sides of that process.

Face of Defense: Pursuing Christmas Thief Earns Recognition for Sailor

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:38
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Mugavero stopped a thief from stealing a woman's purse at a mall in Guam. "A lot of [sailors], we go out there and we want to do better for our community because we come from the same community," Mugavero said. "If we can show [that service members] are out there helping the community, maybe it will foster our relationship more within the community itself."

Trump Signs Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Transitioning Veterans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:52
An executive order President Donald J. Trump said transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service.

AMC Band Adds Muscle Shoals Sound to Legacy

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:20
Soldiers from the Army Materiel Command's band, based at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, recorded music with the Army Field Band's Six-String Soldiers at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, where many famed artists have made recordings for decades.

Airmen Keep A-10s Flying Despite Frigid Weather

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:31
After a snowstorm halted all flying and maintenance operations at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit took extra measures to ensure their A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft could operate in frigid temperatures.

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Alliance

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:10
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to discuss a range of issues related to the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Face of Defense: Basic Training Flightmates Serve Together 21 Years Later

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:49
Two airmen who went through basic training together in 1996 have been reunited by a deployment to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

Pentagon Spokesman: U.S. Wants Pakistan to Take ‘Decisive Action’ Against Terrorism

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:05
U.S. officials want to see Pakistan take “decisive action” against terrorism, following the suspension of U.S. security funding to that country, the director of press operations at the Pentagon said.

Pentagon Spokesman Details Progress in Defeating ISIS

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:24
Coalition and partnered forces are building upon progress in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of press operations at the Pentagon told reporters.

Army Engineers Compete in Iron Ram 2018

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:37
Soldiers from the 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armor Division, competed in Iron Ram 2018, an annual battalion-level exercise testing physical fitness and proficiency in soldier skills at Kuwait Naval Base in Kuwait.

Task Force Darby Aids Boys in Cameroon

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:04
Soldiers with Task Force Darby serving in Cameroon, Africa, are volunteering their time to provide aid to a group of disadvantaged boys.

Face of Defense: Okinawa-Based Marine Leads by Example

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:49
Marine Corps Cpl. Noel Mayorqa makes sure each task is done quickly and efficiently -- not for accolades, but to serve as a good example for the Marines in the squad he leads.

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance Issues

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:14
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo discussed a range of matters pertaining to the U.S.-South Korean alliance.

Mattis Speaks to Reporters About South Asia, North Korea, Iran

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 23:13
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed strategy in South Asia, issues on the Korean Peninsula and Iranian illicit weapons activities, in an impromptu discussion with Pentagon reporters.

Mattis Welcomes Esper as Army Secretary During Ceremonial Swearing-In

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:18
During a ceremonial welcome for Army Secretary Mark T. Esper at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the U.S. Military Academy graduate is the best person to lead the service forward.

Survey Indicates Higher Satisfaction With Military Medical Facilities

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:03
Soldiers, retirees and family members reported very high overall satisfaction in a Defense Department Joint Outpatient Experience Survey -- 93 percent -- with their experience at Army medical treatment facilities, the senior health policy analyst with the Office of the Army Surgeon General said.

Army Mentors Prepare High Schoolers for Success

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:26
The 2018 All-American Bowl will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, at 1 p.m. EST, Jan. 6, 2018, and will be televised live by NBC.

Face of Defense: Reservist’s Military, Civilian Job Responsibilities Match

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:44
For many reservists, work life does not end when they take off the uniform. Air Force Maj. Francis J. Tobias is one of these airmen. Aside from a change of setting and suit and tie, his profession remains the same.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:42
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.