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‘Robot Dog’ Improves Special Operations’ Canine Medical Aid Practices

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:49
Multipurpose canine handlers with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, used a robotic canine training mannequin for the first time during hands-on medical training at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Firefighters Brave, Extinguish Flames at Patriot Warrior Exercise

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:20
Patriot Warrior is the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command's four-week exercise at Young Air Assault Strip and Volk Field Air National Guard Base, in Wisconsin.

Malmstrom AFB Unit Earns Top DoD Maintenance Award

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:34
The 341st Maintenance Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., is this year’s recipient of the Defense Department’s Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence.

Face of Defense: Strong-Willed Soldier Gives Cancer the Boot

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:37
Described as strong, smart, driven and determined -- one would be surprised to find Army Spc. Courtney Jones doesn’t don a Wonder Woman costume, but she displays her red, white and blue human spirit through the Army uniform she wears.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:13
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.

Pacific Fleet Commander: Pearl Harbor Response Had No Shortage of Bravery

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:51
Amid the chaos of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 76 years ago, there was no shortage of bravery, as sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen overcame shock, uncertainty and fear to find something greater within themselves: a grim determination to survive and an unwavering resolve to fight, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.

Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit, Call for Budget Certainty

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:15
The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced.

Safeguarding Against Workplace Violence

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:57
The Department of Defense defines workplace violence as “any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, bullying, verbal or nonverbal threat, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at or outside the work site.”

Top Policy Official: Military Not Only Solution to Terrorism in Africa

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:23
The acting undersecretary of defense for policy said on Capitol Hill that U.S.-led efforts in Africa are vitally important as African nations confront complex and growing threats from multiple terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al-Qaida affiliates and other extremist groups such as Boko Haram.

Acquisitions Chief Details DoD Efforts to Speed, Reform Acquisition Processes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:17
The Defense Department is charging ahead in using new authorities to streamline, speed up and reform the acquisition system to ensure warfighters get what they need when they need it, the Pentagon's top acquisition official told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

DoD Salutes Acquisition Workforce at Pentagon Ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:04
The Defense Department honored 17 individuals and two organizations within the department’s acquisition community in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Sailors Honored at USS Utah Ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:45
Service members, families and friends gathered at sunset around the USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island to honor victims of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a ceremony and interment service.

Guard Troops Were Training When Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:40
National Guard troops were already training on Dec. 7, 1941, when military forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the attack, which killed or wounded more than 3,400 U.S. military personnel and more than 100 civilians and inflicted significant damage upon the Pacific Fleet and to the Army Air Corps squadrons stationed in Hawaii.

Face of Defense: Father, Son Reunite for C-130 Mission

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:17
Air Force Airman Trevor Armentrout, a loadmaster, followed his father, Air Force Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander and C-130H3 Hercules pilot, by joining the Air Force Reserve.

DoD Urges Congress to Pass FY18 Budget

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:23
A spokesman said the Pentagon urged Congress to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill before the current continuing resolution expires.

Pentagon Announces Troop Levels in Iraq, Syria

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:40
The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials said.

Cyber Advisor Stresses Developing Human Capital to Counter Adversaries

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:09
The scope, sophistication, pace and spread of today’s cyber threats is unmatched in history, the deputy principal cyber advisor to the secretary of defense said.

Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:20
Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana.

Program Boosts Special Forces Members’ Physical, Mental Capabilities

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:14
Special Forces soldiers, known as Green Berets, are some of the most highly-trained troops in the Army. Their readiness requires them to have a performance training program designed to increase physical performance and emotional well-being, prevent injuries and improve mental skills necessary to perform optimally in training and combat operations.

Fort Stewart Soldiers Stand Together to Prevent Suicide

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:23
Medical professionals from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and embedded behavioral health specialists from Fort Stewart, Georgia, used a car show to engage participants in conversation surrounding suicide.