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Dunford Discusses Strategy, Threats at Brookings Event

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:13
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said countering the threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea -- and countering violent extremism -- is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do to prepare the joint force.

Air Force Chief of Staff Outlines Future Challenges of Military Readiness

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:07
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said readiness is central to the military services, and the biggest challenge for the U.S. Air Force lies in its growth as its smallest-ever force takes on growing missions.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:06
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.

Missile Defense Official Helps Pentagon Celebrate Engineers Week

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:47
One of the Missile Defense Agency’s top officials and an auditorium full of engineers helped to celebrate the 12th annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.

Face of Defense: Marine Pilot Enjoys Variety in Osprey’s Mission

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:53
Marine Corps Capt. Stephen Smith, an MV-22 Osprey pilot, says the versatile tilt-rotor aircraft's broad mission set appeals to him. "We don’t get stuck doing the same thing every day," he explained.

OIR Official: 'Conditions Have Been Set' for ISIS Defeat in Western Mosul

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:49
Iraqi forces are advancing into western Mosul and making steady gains in efforts to liberate the area from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

Carderock's MAKE Lab: One Year Later

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:19
Since opening its doors here in March, the Manufacturing, Knowledge and Education -- or MAKE -- Lab has attracted a wide variety of employees across Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division who are curious about the additive manufacturing process -- 3-D printing -- and its application to Navy programs.

Alaska's Extreme Cold Tests Soldiers, Equipment

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:56
Newcomers to the interior of Alaska are often taken aback by the extreme cold and its effects on the body and equipment, according to Steve Decker, a training specialist at the Northern Warfare Training Center at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Pacom Commander Outlines Regional Challenges

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:46
As the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria coalition pressures the terrorist group in the Middle East and Africa, “Some of those same fighters will likely repatriate to their home countries in the Indo-Asia-Pacific" region, said Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:43
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.

Face of Defense: Youngest Maintainer Launches Youngest Jet at Red Flag

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:23
Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Kosters, at age 20 the youngest F-35 crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, takes pride in maintaining America's youngest jet ,the F-35A Lightning II. The Michigan native got his chance to generate combat sorties with the F-35A at the Red Flag exercise.

Air Force Delivers Army Helicopters to Europe

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:26
Air Force Air Mobility Command C-5 Galaxy transports delivered AH-64 Apache helicopters to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and are expected to deliver UH-60 Black Hawks to Latvia at the end the month as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Iraqi Security Forces Move in to Liberate West Mosul, Official Says

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:37
Since operations began over the weekend to retake West Mosul from two years of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, Iraqi security forces have already retaken more than 48 square miles of ISIS-held territory near the city, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Defense Secretary Asks DoD to Seek Organizational Efficiencies

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:28
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has distributed guidance to the Defense Department concerning organizational and structural reforms and establishing cross-functional teams to address mission effectiveness and efficiencies.

DoD to Deliver Counter-ISIS Review to White House

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:00
The review ordered by the president to come up with a new plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is on track to be delivered on time, a Pentagon spokesman said.

DoD to Deliver Counter-ISIS Review to White House Next Week

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:00
President Donald J. Trump ordered the Defense Department to come up with a new plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Pentagon officials said the review is on track to be delivered on time.

Face of Defense: Reserve Marine Pursues Education in Fitness

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:38
Fitness has become a way of life for Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Scott Kesler, a 22-year old Marine Corps reservist who grew up in the small town of Conneaut Lake in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:18
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.

Mattis Meets With Middle Eastern Leaders

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:12
On his first trans-Atlantic trip in his current post, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with leaders from three U.S. allies in the Middle East, according to a news release issued by the Defense Department.

Mattis Praises Resilient Iraqi Army During Baghdad Visit

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:51
In his first trip to Baghdad as defense secretary, Jim Mattis praised the Iraqi army for its resilience and noted the forces are now focused on liberating west Mosul.

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