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