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Tech-Oriented Students Learn About DoD IT Opportunities

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:00
A group of about 60 high school students visited the Pentagon to learn about future employment opportunities with the Defense Department in the information technology field.

Total Force Team Takes On Runway Repair Project

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:09
A team of 322nd Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron airmen spanning six specialties has taken on an extensive runway repair project to protect aircraft from potential foreign object damage -- known on flight lines as FOD.

Command Sergeant Major Navigates Unexpected Warrior Transition Path

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:21
As a policy maker and administrator in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wren never expected to end up in a warrior transition battalion.

Transcom Completes Test for New Transportation Management System

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:54
U.S. Transportation Command has completed a proof-of-principle effort that fused an off-the-shelf commercial transportation management system capability with government-integrated platforms.

Face of Defense: Embarkation Marine Lives in the Details

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:28
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Vivianlee Aguero thrives in a high operational tempo.

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:46
President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law and it calls for $626 billion for the department’s base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The act includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.

South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:08
The chief of the Resolute Support Mission’s future operations division in Afghanistan said government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan.

California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:51
Calm cloaked their anguish as California residents whose homes in Ventura were ravaged by the Thomas Fire lined up to wait for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, or even just to know what, if anything, was left.

Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:34
Air Force reservists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked alongside the people of Guam to fill boxes full of critical supplies as part of Operation Christmas Drop.

Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:12
As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat.

Iraqi, Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIS’ ‘Caliphate’

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:32
A Pentagon spokesman said that while Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group.

Small Army Post Supports Counterterrorism Fight in Africa

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:55
At an Army outpost in a sun-scorched area of northern Cameroon, there's a small task force with larger implications than its size may suggest.

Innovative Physical Therapy Program Increases Readiness

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:27
An innovative system is helping airmen remain physically capable, allowing them to be more productive and mission-ready in their duties.

Marshall Center, Munich Security Conference Host Russia-Focused Policy Discussions

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:48
The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the Munich Security Conference’s Loisach Group met to discuss transatlantic policy solutions focused on Russia.

Face of Defense: Navy Recruiter Credits Success to Hard Work

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:32
A recruiter assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio has proved that refusing to shy away from hard work and responsibility does not go unnoticed.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:05
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.

Military Seeks to Learn Lessons of 2017 Hurricane Season

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:56
The most recent hurricane season was not unprecedented in terms of the number of storms, but it was unprecedented in terms of damage, the commander of U.S. Army North said in a recent interview.

Black Knights Squeak Past Midshipmen in Army-Navy Game

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:51
The Army-Navy game went down to the wire, with Navy missing a 48-yard field goal and the Army winning 14-13.

Airstrikes Kill 5 al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Members in Yemen

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:11
U.S. airstrikes killed five al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in Yemen’s al-Bayda governorate in an effort to disrupt the terrorist's attack networks.

Army Africa Chief Visits Nigeria, Addresses Inaugural War College Class

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:36
U.S. Army Africa’s acting commanding general visited Nigeria to engage with senior land force’s chiefs and share his academic insights with war college students in Abuja.

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