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In 1917, ‘Rainbow Division’ Celebrated Christmas in France

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:31
In December 1917, the soldiers of the National Guard’s 42nd Division were all in France celebrating Christmas, as they waited for training in the trench warfare that defined World War I in Europe.

Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:47
President Donald J. Trump announced a new national security strategy rooted in a whole-of-government approach that stresses the economic might of the United States.

National Guard Bureau Personnel Authorized to Wear New Organizational Badge

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:40
National Guard Bureau personnel are now authorized to wear a new organizational badge that highlights the history of the NGB, officials announced.

Wreaths Across America, Naval Base Kitsap Honor Fallen Service Members

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:14
More than 50 service members teamed up with volunteers and more than 35 other organizations to lay wreaths on the gravestones of veterans at Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, Wash., in recognition of the 26th annual Wreaths Across America Day.

Face of Defense: Alaska Fuel Specialist Keeps Aircraft Flying

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 15:17
Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Cody Foster said he likes to stay busy in his job as a petroleum supply specialist refueling helicopters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:42
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.

Mattis: Iran Working to Destabilize Middle East

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:18
Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Guardsmen on Firewatch In California Skies

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:57
Nine members of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing have deployed to assist the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing in flying the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft that have been helping local authorities fight the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California.

Fleet Mail Center Sigonella Delivers Joy for the Holidays

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:53
The Fleet Mail Center at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, ramps up for its most wonderful time -- and most busy time -- of the year.

Face of Defense: Airman Launches Professional Boxing Career

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:23
A Florida native serving with the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., has been preparing for more than a decade to achieve his dream of becoming a professional boxer.

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

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:26
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.

Coalition Partner Forces Kill More than 20 ISIS Terrorists in Southern Syria

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:55
Coalition-partnered forces in southern Syria killed more than 20 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists near At-Tanf.

Autonomous Flight Technology to Provide Rapid Resupply for Marines

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:18
Cutting edge technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research may one day enable the Marine Corps to resupply combat-deployed troops via unmanned aerial vehicles.

Air Force Military Working Dogs Deter Trouble

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:28
At Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, military working dogs train in a variety of skills, including counter narcotics and explosives training, as well as combat techniques to bring human targets to the ground.

Southcom Chief Marks 20th Year of Human Rights Initiative

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:46
The commander of U.S. Southern Command said countries where human rights are promoted are stable and secure, and militaries that respect and uphold human rights and the rule of law are welcomed, not feared, during a Human Rights Initiative Conference.

Haley Says Iran Must Stop Destabilizing Behavior

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:10
Standing in front of an Iranian rocket fired at an international airport in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran must stop all its destabilizing behavior.

Face of Defense: Brothers End Guard Service in Joint Retirement Ceremony

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:56
Two brothers who deployed to Iraq together in 2005 marked the end of their service in the New York Army National Guard during a joint retirement ceremony at New York National Guard Headquarters, with a combined 63 years of service.

DoD Shows Iranian Weapons as Proof of Tehran’s Duplicitous Ambitions

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:21
Successive U.S. administrations have warned of Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East, but lying in a hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is concrete proof that the Iranian regime is exporting arms to sow instability and promote violence throughout the region.

Congressional Support Needed for TBI Research, Doctor Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:27
The Defense Department’s director of military health policy and oversight said continued Congressional support for traumatic brain injury treatment and diagnosis will enable further research, clinical innovations and focus on military readiness.

U.S. Commanders Must Embrace Cyber, Special Ops Chief Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:07
Cyber capabilities are integral to everything the U.S. Special Operations Command does worldwide, the commander said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s hot topic discussion.