Pacom Commander Says Indo-Pacific Region at a Crossroads

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:00
America’s security and economic prosperity are linked to the Indo-Pacific region, which finds itself at a crossroads, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee.

Joint Training Develops K-9, Handler Skills

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:54
Soldiers and canines with the 520th Military Working Dog Detachment practiced urban combat tactics with the Honolulu Police Department K-9 unit at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Aviators Take Joint Training to New Heights

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:21
The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing recently completed Operation Guardian Blitz during a two-week joint training exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, which included air-to-air refueling, training alongside Navy rotary assets and joint terminal attack controllers.

Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Serves to Make a Difference

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:33
Lieutenant Logan Moore is a dedicated Navy nurse who takes pride in providing critical care to patients during crisis response missions.

Nuclear Posture Review Addresses Reality of Current Threats, DoD Official Says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:41
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy David J. Trachtenberg said that the recently released Nuclear Posture Review is grounded in a “realistic assessment” of the current security environment, and tailored to deter threats and reassure allies.

Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:06
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome that the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission.

Cyber Tops List of Threats to U.S., Director of National Intelligence Says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:14
The director of national intelligence told a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that it's a measure of the growth of cyber and America’s vulnerability to it that the cyber threat was at the top of the list of worldwide threats.

As Emphasis Shifts to Sustaining Military Gains, Progress To Defeat ISIS Continues

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:42
Significant progress in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has resulted in a shift in focus to sustaining military gains in Iraq to ensure a lasting defeat of ISIS terrorists, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command said.

U.S. Stores Donated Blood for Emergency Use During Cobra Gold Exercise

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:10
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center collected and delivered donated blood to two civilian hospitals in Thailand for storage for potential emergency use by U.S. service members participating in this year’s Cobra Gold exercise.

Airmen, Soldiers Brave Alaska’s Cold at Contingency Exercise

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:25
At Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing trained alongside soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, during the Rapid Alaskan Airlift Week exercise.

Secretary General: More Countries on Track to Meet NATO Spending Goals

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:29
NATO officials expect the majority of members to reach the goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

Mattis, Italian Counterpart Reaffirm U.S.-Italian Defense Relationship

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:27
During their meeting in Rome, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti discussed the close U.S.-Italian defense partnership that is built upon a long history of mutual respect and shared values, as well as robust cooperation bilaterally and through NATO, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Face of Defense: Married Army Paratroopers Serve Together

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:35
Army Staff Sgts. Zachary and Michelle Evans have spent almost their entire military careers together.

Officials Highlight Importance of U.S. Security Sector Assistance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:09
U.S. security sector assistance is an important tool to build partner capacity and strengthen regional security, officials said during a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

President’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request Calls for $686.1 Billion

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:58
The president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending and will reverse years of military erosion, defense officials said.

Air Force Maintainers Keep Flight Line Running

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:33
Getting a multimillion-dollar F-15 Eagle aircraft safely airborne and back down again takes coordination across many different career fields.

Marine Reservists Battle Elements at Winter Break ‘18 Exercise

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:21
Marine Corps Reservists with Fox Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, are testing their ability to conduct operations in the deep snow and extreme cold of the harsh northern Michigan winter during Exercise Winter Break ‘18.

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:06
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters that he plans to discuss the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as the future of NATO during a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world.

Face of Defense: Sisters in Different Services Train Together

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:02
Sisters and service members, Navy Seaman Michelle Panchana, left, and Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana served as students together at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. They attended school at the base from August 2017 to January 2018. Gisella graduated from the METC Radiology Program Jan. 30, while Michelle is scheduled to complete the METC Pharmacy Program in April.

Military Sealift Command Delivers Cobra Gold Essentials

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:38
Military Sealift Command’s maritime pre-positioning ship USNS Pililaau arrived at the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, and offloaded equipment marked for various locations in Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018.

Mattis to Reaffirm Partnerships, Alliances During Trip to Europe

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 15:35
During a six-day trip to Italy, Belgium and Germany, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis plans to reaffirm key U.S.-European partnerships and alliances.

Soldier Takes Aim Toward DoD Warrior Games and Beyond

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:55
As Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine trains for the Army trials and a chance to compete at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, he is preparing himself for his future after the Army and beyond the Games.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:37
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq.

Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:12
The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens of thousands of people dying each year in the United States in overdoses involving the substance, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Miami at U.S. Southern Command.

America’s History, Future Integral to Pacific, Dunford Says

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:47
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrapped up his latest visit to Pacific in Hawaii, where the history of America’s involvement in the region is in a nutshell.

Mattis Clears Up DACA Deportation for Service Members

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:14
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters that U.S. service members who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be deported.

Pentagon Official Describes Response to Attack by Pro-Regime Syrian Forces

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:42
A Pentagon spokesperson said that when Syrian pro-regime forces attacked Syrian Democratic Forces yesterday, they moved in a battalion-sized unit formation supported by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars.

Uniformed Services University Offers Degree Opportunities for Enlisted Members

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:07
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, known as USU, offers a wide variety of educational opportunities open to enlisted personnel -- a Defense Department agency, is the nation’s only federal health sciences university.

C-17 Crews Help to Realign Assets to Afghanistan

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:22
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, was full of equipment belonging to the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company, 244th Military Intelligence Battalion, with the load moving from Iraq to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions.

USS Rushmore Concludes U.S.-Japan Exercise Iron Fist

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:37
The dock landing ship USS Rushmore, with elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the Southern California coast.

Face of Defense: Perspective, Tenacity Mark Soldier's Career

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:15
Army Maj. Kimberly Scott, the logistical planner and acquisition and cross-service agreement manager for the Kansas Army National Guard’s 35th Infantry Division, is the consummate trailblazer -- she sees her world as an opportunity yet to be accomplished, rather than a path fraught with obstacles.

Pence: U.S., Allies to Continue Peacefully Dismantling North Korea’s Nuke Program

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:37
In recent years, North Korea has threatened the United States and its allies across the Indo-Pacific region, and for the past two decades, it's devoted every available resource to developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Vice President Michael R. Pence told American and Japanese troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:00
Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

U.S. Forces Strike Taliban, East Turkestan Islamic Movement Training Sites

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:50
Air Force Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker, commander of NATO Air Command Afghanistan, updated Pentagon reporters via satellite from Afghanistan on the alliance’s Resolute Support mission there.

Mattis Addresses White House Reporters About Budget Uncertainty

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:16
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis took his defense budgetary concerns to White House reporters, noting that he spent a day and a half on Capitol Hill briefing members on the 2018 National Defense Strategy, and telling reporters he’s heartened that Congress recognizes the sobering effect of budgetary uncertainty on America's military.

Officials Who Commit Misconduct Must Be Held Accountable, DoD IG Says

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:57
While it may be a small percentage of Defense Department senior officials who fail to uphold the high ideals and ethics required of their critical positions, those who commit misconduct must be held accountable, the acting DoD inspector general said on Capitol Hill.

Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:38
As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.

Helping Those in Need: Reservists Continue to Deliver Aid to Haiti

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:18
Air Force reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered nearly 100,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Haiti.

Face of Defense: Combat Medic Looks Forward to First Deployment

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:18
Army Sgt. Randy Kieso, a combat medic with 3rd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade based at Fort Benning, Ga., said he's ready to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit in the spring.

U.S.-Thai Leaders Reaffirm Military-to-Military Relationship

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:38
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said his meetings with senior Thai leaders in Bangkok went well, adding there's planning for decades of cooperation between the two nations.

Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:39
At the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s West 2018 conference in San Diego, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said the Defense Department team is strong, and its spirit, energy and “collective will to compete and win is extraordinary."

Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:03
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a Capitol Hill hearing that while the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review align with the president’s National Security Strategy, no strategy can survive without necessary stable.

Navy Aircraft Participate in Singapore Air Show

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:50
U.S. Navy aircraft are participating in the Singapore International Airshow held at the Changi National Exhibition Center.

Centcom Updates Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:20
U.S. forces conducted eight airstrikes in Yemen in December 2017 and 10 air strikes in January targeting both al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Yemen.

Coalition Strikes Target Terrorists in Yemen

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:20
U.S. forces conducted eight airstrikes in Yemen in December 2017 and 10 air strikes in January targeting both al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Yemen.

Dunford Re-Energizing Military-to-Military Relations With Thailand

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:44
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will seek to expand military-to-military contacts with Thailand when he meets with the nation’s chief of defense, the defense minister and the prime minister in Bangkok.

Hawaii Receives New Sentinel-Class Coast Guard Cutter

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:44
The Coast Guard cutter Joseph Gerczak has become the second of three 154-foot fast-response cutters stationed in Hawaii.

Face of Defense: Paratrooper Makes First Jump in More Than 30 Years

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:47
Army Lt. Col. John Hall, 53, a public affairs officer with the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy, may hold the Army record for making a parachute jump with a more that 30-year gap between his last one.

Dunford Visits With Australian Chief of Defense, Moves on to Thailand

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:07
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford ended a productive visit to Australia by meeting with U.S. Marines deployed to Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin. Earlier, the chairman met with his Australian counterpart, Australian Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, in Sydney.

Coalition Announces Shift in Focus as Iraq Campaign Progresses

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:41
The coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Field Artillery, Armor Troops Train Together in Germany

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:08
Artillery and armor soldiers are learning how to fight better together at the Grafenwoehr Training Center in Germany.

Air Force Logisticians Fuel Air Missions

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:36
Deployed Air Force logisticians keep warplanes supplied with clean fuel to accomplish various missions.

Face of Defense: Busy Lifestyle Helps Family Cope With Deployments

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:12
Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Derrick Williams believes keeping busy helps his family, even when he’s not around due to his military service. “We’re a pretty active family,” Williams said at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program he attended with his wife, Mea, and their two sons. “There’s always something to do."

Wake Island Embodies Reality of America as Pacific Power

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 14:49
By history and by blood, the United States is a Pacific nation and nothing says that better than this remote coral atoll.

U.S. Troops Training Ukrainian Soldiers, Mattis Says

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:06
Military trainers from the United States, Canada, Poland and Lithuania are training Ukraine service members at a training base in western Ukraine, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Mattis Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart at Pentagon

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:01
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, at the Pentagon, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a readout following the meeting.

Deputy Secretary: Nuclear Posture Review is ‘Tailored Nuclear Deterrent Strategy’

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:06
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said that the Nuclear Posture Review is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, during a rolling out of the strategy.

Unlocking Capacity is Critical to Reform, Shanahan Tells DoD Leaders

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 22:11
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told senior defense leaders in the Pentagon that the Defense Department must restructure to unlock capability and capacity.

Nuke Review Calls for Triad Modernization to Maintain Deterrence

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 20:34
The United States must recapitalize the nuclear triad and accompanying command-and-control system to continue to maintain deterrence into the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis wrote in the preface to the Nuclear Posture Review.

Mattis Dedicates Former Defense Secretary Carter’s Official Portrait

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 20:13
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis unveiled a painting -- the official portrait of former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as it joins a gallery of other former Defense secretaries on the E Ring of the Pentagon.

Omani, U.S. Troops Conduct Combined Arms Maneuver

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 19:05
Omani and U.S. forces conducted a simulated assault in Thumrait, Oman, against dozens of enemy fighters, in the culminating event of Inferno Creek 18, a three-week training exercise.

Second Lady Karen Pence Advocates Art Therapy for Wounded Warriors

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:06
Speaking with Second Lady Karen Pence during her visit to the Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Hood, it's apparent that championing art therapy is not just an initiative, but a passion.

Face of Defense: Army Service Reunites Military Cousins

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:26
Two cousins grew up a half-hour away from each other, but only met once. Today they are closer than ever and owe their chance to grow together, personally and professionally, to the Army.

Coalition Operations Continue to Remove ISIS Leaders

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:20
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to remove Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders from the battlefield and prevent the terrorist group’s ability to regroup and resume its capacity to threaten citizens of all nations.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:47
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.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Begins Visit to Indo-Pacific Region

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:44
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, at the start of his trip to the Indo-Pacific region to meet with allies and U.S. service members.

Mattis, British Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Topics

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 23:25
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson discussed the National Defense Strategy, international security topics and priorities for the upcoming NATO defense ministers conference in Brussels during a meeting at the Pentagon.

Safety of DoD Members, Families Drives Electronic Device Review, Official Says

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:57
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ top priority as he reviews the use of electronic devices at DoD locations worldwide is the safety and security of Defense Department members and their families.

Pentagon Official: Nuclear Posture Review Calls for Credible Deterrent

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:42
A Pentagon spokesperson said the Nuclear Posture Review being rolled out at the Pentagon requires an “investment in a credible nuclear deterrent with diverse capabilities.”

Navy Must Fulfill Maritime Responsibilities to Nation, Admiral Says

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:47
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson outlined his vision of the Navy the nation needs to fulfill its maritime responsibilities based on the national defense strategy during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation.

Police, Canine Partners Provide Security at Marine Base

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:28
The K-9 unit assigned to the provost marshal’s office at Marine Corps Base Hawaii keeps a close nose to the ground to help preserve the peace while also providing a deterrent from hostile intent.

African-American Troops Fought to Fight in World War I

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:06
During World War I, when African-American National Guard soldiers of New York’s 15th Infantry Regiment arrived in France in December 1917, they expected to conduct combat training and enter the trenches of the western front. But they had to fight for the opportunity to fight the enemy.

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Omaha

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:32
The Navy announced plans to commission its newest Independence variant of the littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha.

Face of Defense: Airman Enjoys Rescue Squadron’s Fast Pace

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:54
The airmen of the 31st Rescue Squadron provide invaluable rescue services and conduct training, ranging from fast-rope rescue drills over land and sea to practice insertions by parachuting from aircraft.

DoD’s Network Defense Headquarters Achieves Full Operational Capability

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:56
The U.S. Cyber Command component responsible for securing, operating and defending the Defense Department’s complex infrastructure of roughly 15,000 networks with 3 million users has achieved full operational capability.

DoD, U.N. Hold Inaugural Training for Peacekeeping Investigators

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:06
The Defense Department and the United Nations held an inaugural training course for national investigative officers for U.N. peacekeeping operations, aimed at holding peacekeepers accountable for abuses such as sexual misconduct and preventing further crimes.

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host First U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:19
At the inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department, Defense Secretary James. N. Mattis said Qatar is a strong and valued military partner to the United States.

Army Medics Conduct Field Training in Germany

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:50
Army medics are conducting field training under arduous weather conditions as part of the ongoing Allied Spirit VIII training exercise held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

Marines Prepare for Basic Reconnaissance Course

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:13
Marine Corps reservists prepare themselves for the stresses of the Basic Reconnaissance Course by taking a Hawaii-based preparation course that's mentally and physically challenging.

Face of Defense: Marine Recruiter Volunteers for Father-Daughter Dance

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:46
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brian D. Raney, a recruiter, volunteered to take fatherless Raven Campbell to dinner and to the annual Girl Scout father-daughter dance in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Trump Calls for Strong Military, End of Sequester, Keeping Guantanamo Open

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:00
The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address.

Trump Calls for Ending Sequester, Keeping Guantanamo Open

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:45
The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address.

Selva Describes Reality of Great Power Competition

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:39
Great power competition is back, and its emphasis in the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy is a recognition of something “we should have recognized 10 years ago,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Budget Impasse, Continuing Resolutions Pose Problems for DoD

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:35
As the fight continues on Capitol Hill over the government budget, Defense Department officials are getting ready to submit the president’s defense budget request for fiscal year 2019, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Military Receives Free Tax Preparation at VITA Locations

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:49
Free, in-person tax preparation services are available now for active duty members, retirees and dependents, said the executive director of the Armed Forces Tax Council.

Military Police Use ‘Raven’ UAVs at Allied Spirit Exercise

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:17
Military policemen with the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas, are putting a lightweight small unmanned aerial system known as the Raven to use during the Allied Spirit VIII exercise held at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:40
Two coalition naval vessels arrived at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to conduct training and operations as part of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group's composite training unit exercise.

Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Saves Man’s Life on Ferry Trip

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:58
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erika Schilling, a nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., was recognized by Washington State Ferries with the Life Ring Award certificate for her life saving efforts on Dec. 2, 2017, when she saved a male passenger's life by administering emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 14 minutes on the Kingston-Edmunds ferry.

Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:39
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said all DoD personnel need to read and internalize the new National Defense Strategy.

DoD Launches Initiative to Inform Americans of Military Life

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:35
The deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach said it's a sign of America’s disconnect with its military that there are those who believe that when a person joins the military, that person cannot have a spouse or children or pets, during a discussion at the Pentagon on a outreach program called "This Is Your Military."

DoD Studying Implications of Wearable Devices Giving Too Much Info

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 20:20
Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts.

Weather Forecasters Contribute to Mission Success

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:02
Given the volatility of weather patterns at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico, Air Force pilots there need the help of 27th Special Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters to contribute to their safety and mission success.

Air Force Prepares Heritage Flyover for Super Bowl

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:15
An Air Force Heritage Flight flyover of current and vintage aircraft is scheduled as part of pre-game ceremonies for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Face of Defense: Soldier Follows in Grandfather’s Footsteps

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:21
Army Capt. Christopher J. Collins, operations advisor for 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Polk, La., is slated to serve as a military advisor to Afghan security forces, a job his grandfather, retired Army Capt. James R. Collins, performed as a member of the Vietnam Military Assistance Advisory Group.

Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 19:29
The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating the insurgents in Afghanistan, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander of the mission, said following a terrorist bombing in Kabul.

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Reaffirm Strength of Alliance

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 17:58
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korea Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-South Korea alliance and the mission to defend South Korea and to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula during a bilateral meeting at U.S. Pacific Command’s headquarters in Honolulu, DoD officials reported.

Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as ‘Threat to the Entire World’

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 06:30
Diplomatic efforts backed by military strength are required to achieve the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a news conference with his South Korean counterpart in Hawaii.

Face of Defense: ‘Guardian Angel’ Airman Aids Ailing Korean War Vet

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:17
There are many who believe there is no such thing as coincidence; things happen for a reason and people enter their lives for a purpose. And so, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ronald Price wandered onto the right base at the right time.

DoD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Vets With Discharge Upgrade Process

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:35
A joint initiative between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments has yielded a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.

OIR Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:11
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.