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Face of Defense: Soldier Claims Multiple Marksmanship Titles

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:27
The definition of success is the accomplishment of one's goals. For the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit based at Fort Benning, Georgia, Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Green was the embodiment of that definition over the summer.

U.S. Service Members Killed in Niger, Africom Officials Announce

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:16
Three U.S. service members and a service member from a partner nation were killed in southwestern Niger, U.S. Africa Command officials said.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:24
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.

Air Force Team Fuels Aerial Defeat-ISIS Fight

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 22:25
The service members of the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron help project combat power by providing agile, effective air refueling in line with the objectives of the Combined Forces Air Component Command and Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component.

USNS Comfort Arrives in Puerto Rico to Aid Maria Relief Efforts

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:25
The hospital ship USNS Comfort is part of the whole-of-government response effort and is assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria.

Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico, DoD Works on Commodity Distribution

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:35
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Defense Department personnel continue to arrive on the island to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria, with roughly 10,000 DoD members working with commonwealth officials.

DoD Official: Military Effort is One Part of Defeat ISIS Campaign

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:24
A Defense Department official told a House Armed Services subcommittee that the end of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is in sight, but the military effort is only one part of the coalition campaign to defeat ISIS.

Officials Dedicate Pentagon Corridor Honoring National Guard's History

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:19
A new exhibit at the Pentagon honors the National Guard, reflecting the its mission while highlighting key moments and campaigns in which it has participated over its 380-year history.

Face of Defense: For One Marine, Hurricane Irma Was Personal

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:39
As Hurricane Irma made her way through the Atlantic Ocean, Marine Corps Sgt. Kevin Diaz, a supply warehouse clerk with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, had something very important on his mind.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:59
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.

Outgoing DIA Director to Workforce: 'Keep Telling Truth to Power'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:37
"Keep telling truth to power" was the only advice the outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency had for his successor and for the DIA workforce during a change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in the nation's capital.

U.S., NATO Allies Showcase Fighting Capabilities at Bayonet Shield Exercise

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 22:10
U.S. soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, showed no signs of stopping as they began a multiday combined arms live-fire exercise with Spanish and Polish allies at Adazi Training Area, Latvia.

Air Force Research Laboratory Works on Synthetic Teammates

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:42
From the earliest days of aviation was the need to protect the human body from the potentially deadly forces generated by advances in aircraft speed, maneuverability and altitude capabilities. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, continues to conduct research.

Dunford: New Operational Construct in Afghanistan Should Break Stalemate

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:52
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the new South Asia strategy should break the stalemate in Afghanistan and make the United States, its allies and its partners more secure.

Marine Veteran Reflects on Invictus Games Experience

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:10
Medically retired Marine Corps Sgt. Gabby Graves-Wake said she enjoyed being the goalie, playing with athletes from the 17 nations competing in the 2017 Invictus Games.

Effects of South Asia Strategy Already Being Felt, Mattis Tells Senate

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:28
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the certainty engendered by President Donald J. Trump's South Asia strategy already is paying dividends in Afghanistan.

Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:25
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello briefed reporters on progress the unified collaboration of commonwealth and federal officials has made in delivering aid to the people of the island following Hurricane Maria ahead of a presidential visit.

Understanding Maria's Damage and the Job Ahead for Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:43
To understand the problems the people of Puerto Rico face, it is important to understand the violence of Hurricane Maria, officials involved in the effort said.

Face of Defense: From Infantry to Optometry, Soldier Helps Thousands

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:46
After spending three years in a combat role as an infantryman stationed with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Army Sgt. Joshua Moffett decided to turn in his rifle to care for patients with eye problems, leading him to Vietnam for Pacific Angel exercise 17-2.

Strikes Continue in Effort to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:30
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.