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DoD Seeks to Connect With America Through ‘This is Your Military’ Initiative

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:04
The Defense Department is launching an initiative to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service, and increase awareness among the American people.

Airmen Operate ‘Flying Ambulances’ for Evacuation Missions

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:56
The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care they need.

USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:46
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast.

Free Tax Filing Software Available to Military Members

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:40
With the new year bringing a new tax season, Military OneSource has launched its free tax software to support military members and their families in the annual task of filing.

Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:49
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, in April 2017.

Defense Innovation Board Approves Recommendations at Quarterly Meeting

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:29
The Defense Innovation Board – a federal advisory committee encompassing experts in academia, technology and business – approved two recommendations aimed at improving innovation in the Defense Department.

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Strategic Environment’s Challenges

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:14
Continued change from Afghanistan, confronting Russia, and enhancing 360-degree European security highlighted discussions during the NATO Military Committee Meeting in Brussels.

Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:31
Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.

Airmen Brave Mother Nature to Accomplish Maintenance Missions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:12
Aircraft mechanics assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, are no strangers to working outdoors in finger-numbing cold or sweltering heat.

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:08
North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with Canadian Defense Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the sidelines of the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Face of Defense: Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:14
Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service.

Millions Liberated From ‘Evil of ISIS,’ OIR Official Says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:00
An Operation Inherent Resolve official said coalition and Iraqi forces have liberated millions of people from the “evil of ISIS,” with the efforts putting Iraq on a path toward greater security.

Mattis Highlights Diplomatic Solution for North Korean Situation

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:35
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has highlighted the efforts aimed at strengthening diplomatic avenues for a secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

DoD, FDA Partner to Develop Medical Products for Warfighters

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:38
The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. warfighters.

Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:42
Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.

Soldiers Visit Polish Cadets at Local School

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:55
Soldiers from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, met with Polish military cadets at a local school in Rzepin, Poland, in an effort to continue building upon Polish-U.S. relations.

NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:22
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is participating in the NATO Military Committee meeting at the alliance headquarters in Brussels, to help examine situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the alliance border with Russia.

Face of Defense: Soldier Dies Rescuing 4 People in Burning Building

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:36
Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, a 27-year-old New York National Guardsman and wheeled vehicle mechanic who graduated from the Ordnance School at Fort Lee's Sustainment Center of Excellence in Virginia, caught the attention of senior officials as well as the national media when he died after entering a burning apartment building in New York City's the Bronx at least three times on the night of Dec. 28, saving four people.

Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:21
In Brussels to participate in the NATO Military Committee meeting at the alliance headquarters, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said continuing budget resolutions must end so that the defense department can achieve the fiscal stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.

Russia’s Actions, Spending Send Chill Through Europe, Dunford Says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:15
It takes only a look at Russia’s recent history and military investments to understand that the nation is a threat to Europe and beyond, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Brussels, where he will attend a NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.