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Counter-ISIS Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

1 hour 33 min ago
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 88 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

‘Old Guard’ Soldiers Salute Fallen With ‘Flags-In’ Tribute

1 hour 54 min ago
About 1,000 soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard,” kicked off the Memorial Day weekend honoring America’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and at the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Modernization, Replacement Programs Constitute Nuclear Deterrence Priority

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:04
Modernization and replacement programs for elements of the U.S. nuclear triad are the first priority for the Defense and Energy departments, the Air Force and the Navy in fiscal year 2018, officials and military officers told a House panel.

National Guard Contributes to U.S.-Egypt Strategic Partnership

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:35
The Minnesota National Guard unit, the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment was the multinational force’s lead military contingent. The Massachusetts National Guard unit, the 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment assumed the same role.

ISIS-Planted Explosives Caused Civilian Deaths in Mosul Strike

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:05
According to the results of a DoD investigation, secondary explosions of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-placed munitions were responsible for the deaths of 105 civilians in Mosul, Iraq, in March.

Marine Advisors Train Afghan Soldiers, Police

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:19
Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are advising, assisting and training their Afghan 505th Zone National Police counterparts during the first month of their deployment here in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Laser Surgery Tool Improves Oral-Dental Care at Sea

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:37
While deployed at sea, the USS Ronald Reagan’s dental officer used a laser to perform a lingual frenectomy on a petty officer, to treat his ankyloglosia, or tongue-tied syndrome.

President: NATO Member Nations Must Increase Defense Spending

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:07
President Donald J. Trump spoke in Brussels at the unveiling of the NATO 9/11 Memorial during his first overseas trip since taking office in January.

U.S., Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:36
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 78 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Face of Defense: Marine Corps Service Strengthens Brothers’ Bond

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:16
Marine Corps Pfc. Jason Gautreaux and his brother, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mitch Gautreaux have supported each other since they were born. Their friendship was unbreakable, and they often played on the same sports teams through childhood. When the idea to join the Marine Corps came about, the pair made the commitment together.

Dunford Urges New Air Force Officers to Lead in Academy Graduation Address

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:53
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanked 979 Air Force Academy graduates for answering the call to duty in a very challenging time.

National Guard Chief Highlights Force Readiness, Excellence to Congress

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:10
National Guard soldiers and airmen stand ready to protect and defend the nation thanks to the continued support from Congress, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told the House Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee.

Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:37
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.

Cybercom: Pace of Cyberattacks Have Consequences for Military, Nation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:56
Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, testified before a House panel that the intensifying pace of international conflict and cyber events has consequences for the U.S. military and for the nation at large.

Military Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:41
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.

New Wearable Technology Designed to Lighten Load for Marines

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:56
Marine Corps Systems Command's Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad team has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory to create a boot insert prototype to help improve Marines' health and performance.

Navy Engineers Build Structures, Bonds in Djibouti

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:28
Navy engineers are fabricating a medical clinic to serve the people of Djibouti's Arta region. But the Seabees are doing more than building a structure. They're building bonds.

Arctic Challenge Exercise Aims to Increase Interoperability

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:35
Arctic Challenge 2017, a multinational training exercise designed to build relationships and increase interoperability, includes participants from the U.S., Finland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands, as well as representatives from NATO.

Face of Defense: Sailor-Chef Excels at Culinary Competition

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:30
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Wojcik, a culinary specialist at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., was recognized for his first-place barbecue ribs at the 69th Annual Armed Forces Festival’s Culinary Arts Competition. Wojcik said he was stunned when he was announced as the winner.

North American Defense Leaders Agree on Need for Cooperation

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:09
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted the third North American Defense Ministerial meeting with Canadian Defense Minster of Harjit Sajjan, Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, and Adm. Vidal Soberón, secretary of the Mexican navy.

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