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Face of Defense: Soldier Deploys With Red Cross After Hometown Crisis

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:22
Army Sgt. 1st Class Rafael Ortiz, who has many relatives living in Puerto Rico, took leave to accompany a Red Cross team that provided humanitarian aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria's destruction across the island.

Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:43
U.S. and coalition military forces continue to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

‘Alligator Dagger’ Exercise Features Franco-American Partnership

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 19:33
The French navy amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre with embarked U.S. Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and the expeditionary mobile base ship USS Lewis B. Puller rehearsed amphibious and combat sustainment operations near Djibouti during Exercise Alligator Dagger.

Airmen Help Maintain Airfield Integrity in Alaska

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:14
Without the expertise of the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintenance airmen in Alaska, none of the flightline operations would happen.

Inherent Resolve Official Describes Defeat-ISIS Campaign Progress

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:51
The coalition’s efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been successful, but there is still much to do to eradicate the group, British army Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney told Pentagon reporters.

Face of Defense: Airman Builds Medical Relationships in Vietnam

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:08
Air Force physical therapist Maj. (Dr.) Cody Butler was one of 50 U.S. team members who recently spent more than two weeks in Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, seeing patients and building relationships with local physicians.

Second Troop Rotation Arrives in Poland to Support Atlantic Resolve

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:41
The second nine-month rotation of the Atlantic Resolve Sustainment Task Force, attached to the 16th Sustainment Brigade, began as the incoming rotation commenced reception, staging, onward movement and integration operations in Powidz and Poznan, Poland.

Annual Christmas Eve March Celebrates Deployed Service Members

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 17:43
New York National Guard soldiers, airmen, families and community supporters made up more than 1,200 marchers as part of a Christmas Eve road march to celebrate the service of overseas-deployed U.S. troops of the past and today.

Face of Defense: Twin Brothers’ Bonds Extend Past Upbringing

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:36
Staff Sgt. Jordan Peterson and his two-minute-older brother, Senior Airman Jarrod Peterson, are both web developers assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. And while the Petersons are fraternal twins by birth, their physical traits are so similar that most people think they’re identical.

Coalition Partner Forces Clear ISIS Caves in Southern Syria

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 13:51
In partnership with coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra conducted a series of ground clearance operations Dec. 23 to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists out of the Hamad Desert in southern Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. The Maghawir al-Thawra, a vetted Syrian opposition force, has been fighting ISIS in the tri-border area of Iraq, Syria, and Jordan since 2015.

Engineers Work to Restore Electric Power to Puerto Rico’s Citizens

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:03
In an effort to help Puerto Rico's citizens recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid.

Deployed Soldiers Send Videos for Loved Ones at Home

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 18:43
Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan are able to help bridge the gap between home and station with the help of the Special Troops Battalion Unit Ministry Team with "Reading to Kids" recordings.

Deployed Troops Get President’s Christmas Greetings

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:34
President Donald J. Trump provided his and his family's thanks, best wishes and season's greetings to deployed service members during a video conference on Christmas Eve.

Face of Defense: Marine Describes Route to Becoming Martial Arts Instructor

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:19
Marine Corps Cpl. Javier Carpintero's hard work has earned him instructor status in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour Entertains Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:07
“We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Christmas to Iraq-deployed U.S. service members stationed at a base near Mosul. On Christmas Eve, Dunford and his annual USO Holiday Tour also visited with troops deployed to Afghanistan.

Medal of Honor Recipient Celebrates Christmas With Military Family

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 17:57
Thanks to the 2017 USO Holiday Tour, Flo Groberg celebrated Christmas with his brothers- and sisters-in-arms this year.

Chairman’s USO Tour Takes to Sea Aboard Aircraft Carrier Operating in Gulf

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 19:52
The Chairman’s 2017 USO Holiday Tour left al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates and flew 20 minutes to sovereign U.S. soil in the form of the 4.5-acre flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, underway in the Persian Gulf.

Pence Visits U.S. Troops in Afghanistan; Chairman Continues USO Holiday Tour

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:21
Vice President Mike Pence delivered America’s holiday wishes to service members in Afghanistan during an unannounced visit to that nation, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brought the USO Holiday Tour to airmen and soldiers in the United Arab Emirates.

Submarine Sailors Get Christmas Spirit With Toys for Tots

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 18:50
Crew members assigned to the Navy’s Virginia-class, fast attack submarine, PCU Colorado, participated in the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program.

Marine Air Traffic Controllers Conduct ‘Voodoo Magic’ Exercise

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 18:06
Members of Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, traveled to Okinawa, Japan, to practice their air traffic control skills during Exercise Voodoo Magic.

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