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03/06/2015

Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL 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.

03/06/2015

Guard Units in Several States Respond to Latest Winter Storm  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - National Guard units have been called to action in several states in the South, the Midwest and the Northeast in recent days to clear snow and help stranded motorists, among other missions, in response to the latest winter storm.

03/06/2015

Face of Defense: Reserve Airman Becomes ‘Hometown Hero’  This story contains photos.    

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Landis, a reservist aircraft maintenance mechanic working out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, alerted a family to vacate their home when their garage was going up in flames.

03/06/2015

Cybercom Chief: Cyber Threats Blur Roles, Relationships  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Over five years of U.S. Cyber Command operations, global movement of threat activity through cyberspace has blurred roles and relationships among government agencies, as well as between the public and private sectors and the real and virtual worlds, the Cybercom commander told a House panel.

03/06/2015

Dempsey Reflects on Leadership, Building Leaders      

WASHINGTON - Investments in leadership will pay dividends the U.S. military can’t imagine today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a recent interview.

03/05/2015

Winnefeld's USO Tour Boosts Morale of Troops in Middle East      

ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON - The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff led a USO celebrity tour aboard the USS Carl Vinson to bring a piece of America to thousands of deployed sailors.

03/05/2015

Face of Defense: Sailor Learns From Service Aboard Destroyer  This story contains photos.    

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Navy Seaman Morgan Pilgreen, an operations specialist serving aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Jason Dunham, said she enjoys learning sailor's skills such as ship maintenance and firefighting.

03/05/2015

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL 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.

03/05/2015

Marine Commandant Outlines Budget-based Priority Shifts      

WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps has adjusted to budget constraints by prioritizing the readiness of forward deployed forces, the service’s top officer told Congress.

03/05/2015

Greenert: Sequestration Threatens Readiness, Modernization      

WASHINGTON - As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations said.

03/04/2015

First Lady: Mental Illness Should Carry No Stigma  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Service members, veterans and family members who have stepped up to tell their life stories can help the nation understand that seeking help for mental health issues is a sign of strength, First Lady Michelle Obama said at a mental-health summit.

03/04/2015

Navy Secretary Explains Significance of Sea Power  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - National security interests face heightened threats and demands as budget woes grow more challenging and complex, but the Navy and Marines Corps remain the best value to advance global security and presence, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said.

03/04/2015

Reforms Just as Important as Budget Increase, Dempsey Says      

WASHINGTON - Internal reforms are just as important to the Defense Department as an increase to its budget, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee.

03/04/2015

Senior DoD Official Testifies on Budget, BRAC      

WASHINGTON - Forcing the Defense Department to adhere to caps from the 2011 Budget Control Act would resonate across the entire defense budget, a senior DoD official testified before the House.

03/04/2015

Campbell: Taliban Overmatched by Afghan Forces      

WASHINGTON - While Afghanistan remains a dangerous place with many challenges ahead, it’s unlikely the Taliban have the ability to best Afghan forces on the battlefield or topple the government, the top U.S. general in the country said.

03/04/2015

Carter: ‘Sad Math’ of Sequestration Won’t Resolve Fiscal Issues      

WASHINGTON - Sequestration isn’t the law of the land because it makes sense, it’s the law because of political gridlock, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified.

03/04/2015

Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL 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.

03/04/2015

Face of Defense: Marine Serves in Father’s Footsteps  This story contains photos.    

USS FORT MCHENRY - Marine Corps Sgt. Cody L. Olson, an M1A1 Abrams tank technician, wanted to be a Marine just like his father, and he is - right down to working with large vehicles and attaining the rank of sergeant.

03/03/2015

Winnefeld Thanks Troops in Germany, Italy on USO World Tour      

NAPLES, Italy - Military members and their families cheered and laughed as a USO tour, led by the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, performed in Naples, Italy, as part of a global blitz to thank them for their service and sacrifice.

03/03/2015

Sequestration Endangers Defense Strategy, Dempsey Says      

WASHINGTON - While the U.S. military remains strong, sequestration endangers the mission of protecting America and its interests, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said.

03/03/2015

Carter: Nation ‘Would be Less Secure’ Under Sequestration  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Sequestration threatens military readiness, the size of warfighting forces, the capabilities of air and naval fleets, and ultimately the lives of the nation’s men and women in uniform, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

03/03/2015

Officials Outline Policy, Posture in Middle East      

WASHINGTON - Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization and preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon are the top two issues that must be addressed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the undersecretary of defense for policy told Congress today.

03/03/2015

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and 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.

03/03/2015

Face of Defense: Small Shop Engineers Mission Success  This story contains photos.    

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The average Air Force civil engineer squadron comprises more than 100 airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. But the engineering operation at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, rests squarely on the shoulders of only two airmen.

03/03/2015

Winnefeld, Celebrities Bring Cheer to Troops on USO World Tour  This story contains photos.    

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - A top NFL quarterback, an “American Idol” winner and Miss America are among the celebrities traveling with Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

03/03/2015

Carter Honors Navy Reserve as Centennial Observance Begins      

WASHINGTON - As the Navy Reserve begins a yearlong celebration of its centennial, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered his congratulations and thanks to members of “this great American institution" for their distinguished service in defense of the country.

03/02/2015

Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL 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.

03/02/2015

Rogers Discusses Cyber Operations, ISIL, Deterrence  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, recently discussed a range of topics from cyber defense and offense to cyber deterrence and finding the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the dark Web.

03/02/2015

Vince Vaughn, USO Bring 'Unfinished Business' to Edwards AFB  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Actor Vince Vaughn treated troops and their families to an advance screening of his upcoming film, “Unfinished Business,” during a USO visit to Edwards Air Force Base, California.

03/02/2015

21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares for the diverse threats in today’s national security landscape – from low-tech ‘lone-wolf’ terrorists to high-tech adversaries to groups like ISIL that use both approaches.

03/02/2015

Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Helps Veteran in Need  This story contains photos.    

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Chastain, assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and other volunteers stepped in to help Army veteran Alec Fonoti and his family when their house burned down.

03/01/2015

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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