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Expert to Lead DoD’s Acquisition, Technology, Logistics Reorganization Effort

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:19
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ellen M. Lord announced the appointment of Ben FitzGerald as director of the Office of Strategy and Design, according to a Defense Department news release.

Face of Defense: Soldier Proves Miracles Do Happen

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:42
Army Sgt. Aaron Averre is a walking, talking miracle. After enduring brain surgery and a lengthy, difficult recovery, Averre and his wife, Tonya, are expecting a baby girl in January.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:26
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between Dec. 18 and yesterday, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 21 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Holiday USO Show Brings America to Deployed Troops, Chairman Says

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 23:00
The annual USO Holiday Tour is an important connection with America for service members, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a tour stop in Spain.

Defense Department to Move to Cloud Computing

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 19:56
Defense Department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will become a pillar of the department’s strength and security.

New York Air National Guard, Canadian Airmen Will Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:51
New York Air National Guardsmen and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Christmas Eve as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.

USO Troupe Commences Holiday Tour at Spanish Air Base

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:59
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell arrived here with the 2017 USO Holiday Tour in tow, bringing a little bit of America to service members overseas.

Double Down: New Viper Attack Helicopters Pack More Ordnance

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:59
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 based in Hawaii received three AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that feature double the firepower of their AH-1W predecessors.

Face of Defense: Youth ChalleNGe Academy Leads to Airman’s Service

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:01
Airman 1st Class Cody Gilbert, who serves in the Idaho Air National Guard as an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 124th Maintenance Group at Gowen Field in Boise, said his attendance at the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy changed his life for the better.

Centcom Officials Provide Update on Recent Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:15
U.S. Central Command officials announced that U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes this year to remove key leaders and disrupt the ability of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS-Yemen to use ungoverned spaces in Yemen as a hub for terrorist recruiting, training, and base of operations to export terror worldwide.

Flying High: Afghan Tactical Air Controllers Strengthen Capabilities

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 19:30
Several Afghan air force tactical air controllers worked to enhance their ability to direct aircraft during airstrike training at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

NATO Secretary General Stresses Change, European Union Integration

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 18:40
NATO is evolving and adapting to changing times, and part of that evolution must involve the European Union, the alliance secretary general said at the French Ecole Militaire.

Military Chaplains Honored at Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:01
Chaplains from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, past and present, were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during the Chaplains Memorial Dedication in Honolulu.

Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:18
Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a quick-thinking Ground Supply School student at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for rescuing a fellow Marine involved in a motorcycle accident.

Syrian Democratic Forces Continue to Drive Out ISIS, OIR Spokesman Says

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 21:18
The Syrian Democratic Forces continue their momentum to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria out of Syria in their advance against the enemy in the Khabur River area of the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters.

Coalition Removes ISIS Leaders From Battlefield

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:25
Coalition airstrikes killed three senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced.

Many U.S. Troops Serving Overseas During the Holidays

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 20:22
It’s the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends.

Face of Defense: Airman Puts Lifesaving Skills to the Test

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:56
Air Force Airman 1st Class David Robb, a security specialist and emergency medical technician with the 55th Security Forces Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., used his skills to help save a heart attack victim's life.

Blended Military Retirement System to Take Effect Jan. 1

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:42
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS. The new system blends aspects of the traditional defined benefit retirement pension system, with a defined contribution system of automatic and matching government contributions through the Thrift Savings Plan.

Southern Georgia Named ‘Sentinel Landscape’ for Readiness Enhancement

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:35
The departments of Agriculture, Defense and Interior have designated southern Georgia as a Sentinel Landscape to maintain military readiness while preserving local agriculture, natural resources and wildlife habitat, Defense Department officials announced.

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