October 9, 2015
Pentagon Pauses Moderate Syrian Train and Equip Mission
The Defense Department has shifted its focus in Syria and paused its program to train and equip moderate Syrian forces, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.
Face of Defense: Guardsman Protects Public as Sheriff’s Deputy
DURHAM, N.C. —
Army Pfc. David Earp plays dual roles protecting the citizens of North Carolina--as an infantryman with the state's National Guard and a sheriff’s deputy with the Durham County Sheriff's Office.
First Lady to Christen Navy Submarine Illinois
The Navy will christen its newest Virginia-class attack submarine -- Illinois -- Oct. 10, during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut.
Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
October 8, 2015
Afghanistan at 'Critical Juncture', Campbell Says
Testifying before a House panel, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan discussed U.S. presence in the nation and the challenges Afghan forces face.
Pentagon Annual Awards Ceremony Honors 9 Top Employees
The employees honored have helped make the world “a safer and better place” for Americans now and in the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said at the ceremony.
Carter Addresses Syria, Afghanistan, Modern NATO Mission
During a meeting at NATO headquarters, defense ministers discussed Afghanistan, Russian activities in Syria, and how the alliance is adapting to meet future threats, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Brussels.
Northcom Commander Discusses Importance of Missions
Navy Adm. Bill Gortney said he has a mission set that ranges “from tracking Santa to thermonuclear war.”
Guard Members Help Out in Hard-Hit South Carolina
MANNING, S.C. —
The South Carolina National Guard is working with civilian authorities conducting health and welfare checks to ensure community members receive the help they need.
Face of Defense: Airman Takes Path to K-9 Handler Career
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan —
Face-to-face with Elvis, an energetic German shepherd, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alyssa Stamps, a military working dog handler with the 35th Security Forces Squadron, makes a grab for the ball.