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Mattis, Qatari Counterpart Pledge Continued Cooperation

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:35
While hosting Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the two countries and their militaries have stood together for many years to try to stabilize the region.

High-Tech Training Tool Aids Air Force Weather Forecasting Students

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:42
A 48-inch carbon fiber globe, used in concert with computers, high-end graphics cards and video projectors, serves as an educational aid for Air Force weather forecasting students at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

Exercise Tests Marines’ Air Crash Response, Security Skills

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:14
Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducted exercise Tanuki Wrath, which serves as a building block for increasing proficiency in aircraft salvage and recovery and forward command and control.

Face of Defense: Airman Recalls Volunteer Mission in Ghana

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:56
Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Iannucci, an intelligence specialist assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, spent three weeks in Ghana on a volunteer mission to help orphans. She wanted to travel to Africa to experience a new culture that was out of her comfort zone.

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:42
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 80 engagements against ISIS targets, according to officials with Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 13:28
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:35
A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al-Qaida leader.

U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:48
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Trump Hosts Medal of Honor Recipients at White House

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:54
A third of the nation’s living Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the White House to commemorate Medal of Honor Day with the president.

Africom to Sponsor First Conference for Defense Chiefs from African Continent

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:42
In April, U.S. Africa Command will sponsor the first conference for all chiefs of defense on the African continent, Africom Commander Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser told reporters during a Pentagon briefing.

Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Advisor

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:04
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Pentagon to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles.

Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Adviser

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:04
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval at the Pentagon to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles.

Mattis Welcomes Greek Defense Minister to Pentagon

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:59
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos at the Pentagon today, discussing a variety of topics including trans-Mediterranean migration; terrorism; and instability in the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

U.S., Russia Continue Syrian Airspace Security Talks

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:29
Defense Department officials held a video conference with Russian defense ministry counterparts, discussing a memorandum of understanding for the safety of flight in Syria to ensure that each side continues to adhere to agreed-upon measures to prevent incidents in Syria.

Military Women’s Advisory Committee Issues Annual Report

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:06
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its annual report today on matters relating to women serving in the U.S. armed forces for fiscal year 2016.

Marines, Sailors Conduct Chemical, Biological Response Exercise

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:22
Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.

Navy Announces Launch of Task Force Ocean

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:29
The Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy has established Task Force Ocean -- part of an effort to further assess the state of ocean science in the Navy, which encompasses its oceanographic infrastructure, technologies, technical workforce and how ocean science is applied to naval operations.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:32
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, Spanish Defense Minister Discuss Security Relationship

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:43
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Spanish Minister of Defense Maria Delores de Cospedal met at the Pentagon, where the two leaders discussed the enduring U.S.-Spain security relationship as well as their continued commitment to NATO.

Face of Defense: Army Reservist Doubles as Volunteer Firefighter

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:04
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bill Coan, 58, who’s also a volunteer fireman working with the Hurffville Fire Company at Station 10-3 in New Jersey, has been recognized for his work as a firefighter multiple times. Coan said being a firefighter brings its own rewards. “Over the years, I’ve delivered babies and that’s great, but when you actually save a life, that’s special.”

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