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03/28/2015

NBA’s Houston Rockets Visit Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon      

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. - The NBA’s Houston Rockets visited gravesites of fallen service members, met with an Army widow, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and toured the Pentagon.

03/28/2015

Carter Domestic Trip Focuses on ‘Force of the Future’  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is kicking off a national discussion on building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century, a Pentagon spokesman announced.

03/28/2015

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition 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.

03/27/2015

Threat Reduction Agency Stands Up Nuke-focused Directorate  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has created a new directorate focused on supporting the U.S. nuclear mission, DTRA Director Kenneth A. Myers III told a House panel.

03/27/2015

Coalition Airstrikes Enable Renewal of Tikrit Ground Offensive      

WASHINGTON - Several thousand regular Iraqi security forces and troops from the Popular Mobilization Forces have resumed their offensive operations on the ground in Tikrit, Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.

03/27/2015

Face of Defense: Civilian Amputee Inspires Military Patients  This story contains photos.    

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The first quadruple amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid is surviving and thriving – and inspiring the center’s military patients.

03/27/2015

Caregiving Resource to Continue at Reduced Military Fee      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said.

03/27/2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

WASHINGTON - 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.

03/27/2015

Dempsey, South Korean Counterpart Discuss North Korea Threat  This story contains photos.    

SEOUL - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he had "important and very productive conversations" with South Korean military officials, including the topic of integrated air and missile defense to deter North Korean aggression.

03/27/2015

Carter, NATO Official Meet at Pentagon to Discuss Issues  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter yesterday met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon to discuss critical trans-Atlantic security issues.

03/26/2015

Navy, Air Force Advocate for Modernizing Combat Aviation      

WASHINGTON - Top Navy and Air Force officials told the House Armed Services subcommittee on tactical air and land forces the president’s budget request for fiscal year 2016 will support modernizing combat aviation programs.

03/26/2015

Coalition Airstrikes Continue 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.

03/26/2015

Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Notes Progress, Need for More      

WASHINGTON - There has been progress in the Defense Department’s efforts against sexual assault in the military, “but we have to keep hammering away at the problem,” said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow. “This is going to take time.”

03/26/2015

Winnefelds Join Salute to USO Contributors      

WASHINGTON - Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, joined with the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in honoring celebrity volunteers who have served America’s troops.

03/26/2015

Iraqi Security Forces Defeat ISIL Attacks      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Iraqi security forces defeated four separate attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant across Iraq March 24, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

03/26/2015

Carter Calls for ‘Full-Court Press’ on Security Challenges  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for government leaders to tackle pressing national security issues during a speech at the State Department's Global Chiefs of Mission Conference.

03/26/2015

Army Leaders Urge Congressional Relief From Sequester      

WASHINGTON - The Army’s senior leaders urged Congress to support President Barack Obama’s $126.5 billion budget request to preserve modest gains from the past year.

03/26/2015

Africom Commander: Africa Home to Threat, Opportunity      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility is home to growing threats and opportunities, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Africom’s commander, told a Senate panel.

03/26/2015

Officials: Space no Longer a Sanctuary; Sequester a Threat      

WASHINGTON - The space domain is no longer the relative sanctuary it once was, and growing adversarial threats intend to deny the U.S. national security and economic benefits derived from space access, Defense Department officials told Congress.

03/26/2015

Central Command Region Remains Volatile, Commander Says      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility is more volatile and chaotic than ever, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Centcom commander, told Congress.

03/26/2015

Army Official Credits Chance, Acceptance for Professional Success  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, discussed the transition from growing up in Hawaii to working on Capitol Hill and now at the Pentagon, each experiences she said helped her understand and leverage diversity.

03/26/2015

Socom Commander: Success Depends on Total Force Readiness      

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, told Congress that he is “profoundly concerned” about sequestration’s impact on the military as a whole.

03/26/2015

Military Leaders Report Concerns on Long-term Readiness      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is consuming readiness as fast as it can generate it, and this leaves America vulnerable, uniformed leaders told the House Armed Services Readiness subcommittee.

03/26/2015

Army Chaplain Credited With Inventing Basketball  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, and served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.

03/26/2015

Coalition Forces Conduct 17 Airstrikes in Tikrit      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit, Iraq, began after a request from the Iraqi government of Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

03/26/2015

Face of Defense: Soldier Prepares for Warrior Games  This story contains photos.    

FORT BLISS, Texas - Army Sgt. 1st Class Katie Kuiper suffered a head injury that proved to be challenging, but through the Army physical fitness and adaptive sports program, she's training for the Warrior Games.

03/25/2015

Surgeons General: Sequestration Could Have Lasting Impact      

WASHINGTON - The services’ three surgeons general told a Senate defense subcommittee that military medical excellence must be maintained for readiness, and a return to sequestration would have a lasting impact.

03/25/2015

Coalition Forces Begin Operations in Tikrit  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition military forces began operations to support Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request from the Iraqi government, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

03/25/2015

Future Readiness Requires Investment, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - The vice chiefs of staff for the Army, Navy and Air Force and the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps told Congress today that the return of sequestration-level budgets will seriously damage national security.

03/25/2015

Army Charges Bergdahl With Desertion      

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army Forces Command has thoroughly reviewed the Army investigation surrounding Sgt. Robert Bowdrie Bergdahl’s 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan and formally charged him under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

03/25/2015

Joint Chiefs of Staff, USO Salute Medal of Honor Recipients  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - At an awards dinner, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff partnered with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to salute the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients.

03/25/2015

Face of Defense: Corpsman Awarded Silver Star Medal  This story contains photos.    

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin D. Baskin, a special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for combat actions in Afghanistan.

03/25/2015

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue 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.

03/25/2015

Obama Extends U.S. Troop Levels to Boost Afghan Security  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the drawdown plan to help Afghan security forces succeed during the fighting season.

03/25/2015

F-35 Aircraft Costs Drop, Report Shows      

WASHINGTON - A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters during a media roundtable.

03/25/2015

In Tokyo, Dempsey Reinforces U.S.-Japan Alliance      

TOKYO - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance as he met with Japan's senior military and political leaders.

03/24/2015

Stratcom Commander Emphasizes Need to Modernize Nuke Triad      

WASHINGTON - Stretching from under the sea to cyberspace, U.S. Strategic Command’s areas of responsibility cover the globe, and the United States cannot afford to underfund its strategic capabilities, Stratcom’s commander said at the Pentagon.

03/24/2015

Operation Atlantic Resolve Exercises Begin in Eastern Europe      

WASHINGTON - Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren announced two Operation Atlantic Resolve training exercises in Eastern Europe during a briefing with reporters.

03/24/2015

DoD Advances Elements of Joint Information Environment      

WASHINGTON - Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen held a media roundtable recently to discuss progress on elements of his department’s transition to an information environment that’s faster, safer and less expensive.

03/24/2015

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.

03/24/2015

Dempsey: North Korea 'Somewhat Predictable' in Provocation      

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - North Korea is "somewhat predictable" in its provocation during the annual military exercises held between the United States and South Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

03/24/2015

Dempsey Applauds USC for Veterans’ Support Initiatives  This story contains photos.    

LOS ANGELES - After serving the nation with distinction and courage, America's veterans deserve support and opportunities in their communities for success in post-military life, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

03/24/2015

Face of Defense: Married Medics Seek Coveted Medical Badge  This story contains photos.    

VILSECK, Germany - Army 1st Lts. Ashley and Grant Restuccio are a long way from where their relationship started at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and the newlyweds are now competing side-by-side to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

03/23/2015

Carter, Kerry Announce New Afghan Initiatives at Camp David  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry announced new funding and initiatives to strengthen a renewed U.S.-Afghanistan partnership after meeting with Afghan leaders at the Camp David presidential retreat.

03/23/2015

DoD Warns Troops, Families to be Cyber Crime Smart      

WASHINGTON - DoD’s chief information officer issued a memorandum March 18 about the growing threat of cybercrime “phishing” and “spear phishing” in emails, on social media sites and through phone calls.

03/23/2015

President’s Council Announces Increase in Veteran Hires      

WASHINGTON - In the more than five years since President Barack Obama established the Veterans Employment Initiative, a steadily increasing percentage of veterans have entered federal civilian service.

03/23/2015

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.

03/23/2015

NATO Commander Breedlove Discusses Implications of Hybrid War      

WASHINGTON - Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove discussed the implications of hybrid war during a presentation to the Brussels Forum.

03/23/2015

NATO Responding to Russia’s Actions Against Ukraine      

WASHINGTON - NATO is responding to Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukrainian territory with the largest reinforcement of collective defense since the end of the Cold War, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

03/23/2015

Carter Recognizes Troops, Families’ Afghan Service, Sacrifice  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter recognized several U.S. service members for their service in Afghanistan and their families for their sacrifices as he hosted the Afghan president and chief executive at the Pentagon.

03/23/2015

Afghan Leader Thanks U.S. Troops, Taxpayers for Support  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Taking the stage with U.S. leaders in the Pentagon courtyard, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked U.S. troops and citizens for supporting his country.

03/23/2015

Face of Defense: Airman Helps Afghan Interpreter Start New Life  This story contains photos.    

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Simon is sponsoring a young Afghan man whom he met while deployed to Afghanistan as the man and his family start a new life in the United States.

03/22/2015

Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

WASHINGTON - 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.

03/21/2015

Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

WASHINGTON - 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 today.

03/21/2015

U.S., Afghan Leaders to Meet This Week in Washington  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other U.S. leaders will discuss a range of issues this week with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who arrived Sunday on his first official visit to the United States, senior administration officials said.

03/20/2015

Eagle Resolve Exercise Draws Worldwide Participation      

TAMPA, Fla. - With about 5,500 troops from 29 nations taking part in exercise Eagle Resolve in Kuwait this month there are many opportunities to increase the ability of militaries to work together, U.S. Central Command officials said.

03/20/2015

Carter to Host Afghan Leaders at Pentagon      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah with a ceremonial enhanced honor cordon as they visited the Pentagon today. Carter and Ghani delivered remarks in the Pentagon center courtyard, thanking service members and veterans who served in Afghanistan for their efforts and sacrifices.

03/20/2015

Multiple Launch Rocket System Battalion to Rotate to South Korea      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved a nine-month rotation of an Army multiple launch rocket system battalion to South Korea, according to a DoD news release.

03/20/2015

Army Reserve, Guard Leaders Caution Against Sequestration      

WASHINGTON - Funding allocations below President Barack Obama’s budget proposal levels will risk the Reserve components’ ability to fulfill the nation’s global security requirements and worsen readiness challenges, senior leaders from the Army Reserve and National Guard said.

03/20/2015

DoD Moves Forward on Ukraine National Guard Training  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is moving forward with plans to train members of the Ukraine National Guard beginning in late April, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.

03/20/2015

Face of Defense: Female Soldier Attends Pre-Ranger Training  This story contains photos.    

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Army Maj. Angela Scott took part in the second Ranger Training Assessment Course to accept women.

03/20/2015

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.

03/19/2015

Central Command Updates Iraq-Syria Target Counts  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command officials released an update on the number of targets hit by the United States and the international coalition in Iraq and Syria since Operation Inherent Resolve began, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.

03/19/2015

DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Space capability is critical to national security, and the Defense Department is working to make its launch program more competitive and end its longtime use of a Russian rocket engine on the Atlas launch system, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition said.

03/19/2015

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue 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.

03/19/2015

Commanders Describe Budgetary Needs to Senate Panel      

WASHINGTON - In a dynamic and uncertain security environment, sequestration and its associated budget inflexibility are grave threats to national security, three top military commanders told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

03/19/2015

Missile Budget Cuts Threaten Defense Posture, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - The Oct. 1 return to sequestration-level funding now required by budget law would significantly lower an already austere budget for missile defense, making the nation less secure, the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy told Congress.

03/19/2015

Army, Air Force Leaders Warn Congress Against Further Cuts      

WASHINGTON - With growing threats to both the homeland and global stability, now is not the time to reduce capability and capacity, Army and Air Force leaders told Congress.

03/19/2015

Face of Defense: Mother’s Sacrifice Inspires Son’s Service  This story contains photos.    

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - An airman who is in technical training for aircraft systems on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, draws his inspiration from his mother, a soldier who was killed in Iraq.

03/19/2015

Guard Leaders Testify on Fiscal Realities, Readiness      

WASHINGTON - The nation’s investment in the National Guard transformed it into a premier operational force, but scheduled sequestration spending cuts will create challenges, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.

03/19/2015

Army Commander in Europe Details Assurance Efforts      

WASHINGTON - Thirteen months after Russia began its occupation of Crimea, the United States and its European allies must remain steadfast against the threat such actions pose, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said.

03/19/2015

Special Operations Leaders Voice Sequestration Concerns      

WASHINGTON - Challenges caused by limited resources, fiscal uncertainty and the changing nature of threats have forced the military’s special operations forces to operate creatively, the Defense Department’s top special operations officials told Congress.

03/19/2015

Pentagon Prepares to Unveil Better Buying Power 3.0      

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials are preparing to unveil a new version of Better Buying Power, a multibillion-dollar equipment and service-buying program to improve the acquisition process while maintaining the nation’s technological edge on the battlefield, the department’s chief acquisition officer said.

03/19/2015

Chairman Dedicates Songs to TAPS ‘Family’  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is a family, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said at the organization’s annual Honor Guard Gala.

03/19/2015

Personnel, Readiness Leader Shares Defining Career Milestones      

WASHINGTON - The principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management spoke with DoD News as part of Women’s History Month to share how her Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps experience led to her responsibilities for the Defense Department's service members, civilians, families and survivors.

03/18/2015

Dempsey Opens Exhibit on U.S., China’s Shared Military History      

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff opened a photo exhibit at the Pentagon that puts America’s relations with China in a new light. It shows American and Chinese troops working together during World War II.

03/18/2015

U.S. Attack Kills Key al-Shabab Operative in Somalia      

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces working from intelligence reports and using unmanned aircraft struck a vehicle carrying a member of al-Shabab's intelligence and security wing near Diinsoor, Somalia, a Pentagon official said.

03/18/2015

Missile Agency Director: Budget Request Supports Development      

WASHINGTON - The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2016 budget request continues the development of defenses for the nation, deployed forces and allies and international partners against increasingly capable ballistic missile threats, the agency's director told Congress.

03/18/2015

Carter: Sequestration Will Make the U.S. Less Secure  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The proposed defense budget is in line with fiscal year 2015 projections, halting the decline in defense spending and making available the resources needed to execute the nation’s defense strategy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a House panel.

03/18/2015

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.

03/18/2015

Face of Defense: Modest Beginnings Lead to Bright Future  This story contains photos.    

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Having grown up poor on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, Army Maj. Marielos Vega worked hard and today is a successful military nurse.

03/18/2015

Infrastructure Funding Level Poses Risk, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - Service officials responsible for infrastructure described for Congress a need throughout the Defense Department for infrastructure reduction and improved funding for military construction.

03/18/2015

Joint Staff Director Describes Military Advice Process      

WASHINGTON - In a speech to the Brookings Institution’s defense fellows, the director of the Joint Staff shed light on the process military officials use to provide their best advice to the nation’s civilian leaders.

03/17/2015

Noted Actor Praises TAPS Program, Military Members      

WASHINGTON - Actor Eric Dane, lead actor in the dramatic series The Last Ship, visited Pentagon leaders and staffers to discuss his support for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS.

03/17/2015

Defense Officials Catalog Sequestration Impacts for Congress      

WASHINGTON - The service secretaries and chiefs warned Congress of the dire effects a return to sequestration would have on security at home and around the world.

03/17/2015

Face of Defense: Resilience Skills Help DoD Civilian Beat Cancer  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Retired soldier and current DoD civilian Greg Cheek said the resilience skills he learned from the military helped him to overcome the biggest challenge of his life.

03/17/2015

Destruction of WWII-era Chemical Stockpile Set to Begin  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The process of destroying the chemical stockpile at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot is set to begin in Colorado, defense officials said.

03/17/2015

DoD to Boost Modernization of Weapons, Capabilities  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - This year, the Defense Department will move aggressively to reverse the trend of chronic underinvestment in weapons and capabilities, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.

03/17/2015

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.

03/17/2015

Winnefeld Gives Blunt Assessment of Budget Options      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. defense budget is strategy-driven and the nation will be at greater risk if the budget is cut or if sequestration is triggered, said Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

03/16/2015

Dempsey Imparts Life Lessons at His Old High School      

WASHINGTON - The nation’s top military officer visited his old high school in New York to meet with students and share his experiences and life lessons.

03/16/2015

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.

03/16/2015

2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28, 2015, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

03/16/2015

CIA Chief: Terrorism Morphing Into Different Threats      

WASHINGTON - Terrorism is morphing into different types of threats, including cyberattacks that can impact nations across the globe, the director of central intelligence said.

03/16/2015

Program Provides Emergency Medical Technician Training  This story contains photos.    

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Brooke Army Medical Center currently has the only Joint Emergency Medical Technician Sustainment Training within the Defense Department.

03/16/2015

Face of Defense: Marine NCO Saves Lance Corporal’s Life  This story contains photos.    

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - The American Heart Association recognized Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Joseph for using CPR to save the life of a fellow Marine who had suffered a heart attack at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

03/15/2015

Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets 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, officials reported.

03/14/2015

Coalition 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.

03/13/2015

Sea Services Release Revised Maritime Strategy      

WASHINGTON - The sea services have released a new maritime strategy, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and homeland security objectives.

03/13/2015

Veterans Innovation Partnership Application Period Opens      

WASHINGTON - The Department of State has opened the fellowship application period for the next round of the Veterans Innovation Partnership, which aims to mobilize resources and build networks to promote foreign affairs career opportunities for veterans.

03/13/2015

Carter: Cyber Domain Presents Profound Challenges  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the mission of Cybercom is vital to the economic and physical security of the nation and to individuals, during his first domestic troop talk as secretary to cyber warriors assigned to U.S. Cyber Command.

03/13/2015

U.S. Conducts Counterterrorism Operation in Somalia      

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces conducted what a Pentagon spokesman described as a counterterrorism operation in Somalia against a suspected member of the al-Shabab militant group.

03/13/2015

Operation Homefront Announces Military Child Award Recipients      

WASHINGTON - Nonprofit organization Operation Homefront announced six recipients -- one from each military service and one, for the first time, from the National Guard -- of its 2015 Military Child of the Year Award.

03/13/2015

U.S., Poland to Conduct Patriot Missile Exercise      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Polish forces plan an exercise later this month involving a U.S. Patriot missile battery and Poland’s 3rd Warsaw Air Defense Missile Brigade, a Pentagon spokesman announced.

03/13/2015

Defense Department Approves JIEDDO Reorganization      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has approved a realignment of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, with the goal of improving oversight and accountability, a Pentagon spokesman announced.

03/13/2015

Face of Defense: Army Musician Earns Air Assault Badge  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - It’s rare for soldiers to serve in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment’s Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, but it’s nearly unprecedented for one of those musicians to graduate from the Army’s rigorous Air Assault Course at Fort Benning, Ga.

03/13/2015

Iraqi Security Forces Defeat ISIL Attack on Ramadi      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Iraqi security forces supported by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve successfully defeated an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attack on Ramadi in the Anbar region of Iraq March 11, task force officials reported.

03/13/2015

Carter to Visit U.S. Cyber Command      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service, at Fort Meade, Md. Carter also toured the joint operations center and thanked the Cybercom workforce during a town hall meeting.

03/13/2015

Coalition 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.

03/12/2015

Northcom Chief Discusses Threats to Homeland  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The most dangerous threats to the U.S. homeland include transnational criminal networks, homegrown violent extremists and cyberattacks, Navy Adm. William E. Gortney told a Senate panel.

03/12/2015

Nunn-Perry Awards Recognize Mentor-Protégé Program Excellence      

WASHINGTON - Without the efforts of small businesses across the country, the Defense Department wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of warfighters around the world the Army's chief information officer said.

03/12/2015

Southcom Chief Details Dangers of Sequestration  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The return of sequestration would critically limit U.S. Southern Command’s operations, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, Southcom’s commander, told a Senate panel.

03/12/2015

Defense Health Agency: Compound Drug Policy to Improve Patient Safety      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Health Agency will begin applying current rules for prescription drug claims to compound drug ingredients, in the interest of protecting Defense Department beneficiaries, a Defense Health Agency leader said.

03/12/2015

DoD Authorizes Medals for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel      

WASHINGTON - Operation Freedom’s Sentinel is now a qualifying operation for award of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, according to a Defense Department news release.

03/12/2015

Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Iraq      

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

03/12/2015

Face of Defense: Marine Improves Spent-rounds Ammo Box  This story contains photos.    

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Cascone employed his ingenuity to improve a weapons spent-rounds box used by amphibious assault vehicle crew members.

03/12/2015

NATO Prepares for Challenges From East, South      

WASHINGTON - NATO commanders are putting in place the infrastructure that will allow the alliance to adapt to new threats, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the press yesterday at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium.

03/11/2015

Peshmerga Fighters Take Key ISIL Ridgeline in Northern Iraq      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Peshmerga fighters, supported by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve airstrikes, seized a key ridgeline west of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, task force officials reported.

03/11/2015

Carter: U.S., U.K. Maintain Strong Security Ties  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The security ties between the United States and the United Kingdom are enduring and exceptional, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a news briefing with British Defense Secretary Michael C. Fallon.

03/11/2015

Army Chief: Readiness Degraded to Historically Low Levels      

WASHINGTON - Unrelenting budget constraints have degraded Army readiness and modernization to historically low levels, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told a Senate panel.

03/11/2015

McHugh: America’s Army Facing Sequestration ‘Enemy’ at Home      

WASHINGTON - Not only does the U.S. Army face rapid, unpredictable changes in the geopolitical landscape, but also the uncertainty of an adversary -- sequestration -- here at home, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said.

03/11/2015

Force Authorization Suited to Anti-ISIL Campaign, Dempsey Says      

WASHINGTON - The draft authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is suitable for the current campaign against the terrorist group, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

03/11/2015

Carter: Proposed Authorization Gives Flexibility to Fight ISIL  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization to use military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is flexible enough to allow for the full range of military scenarios, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

03/11/2015

DoD Extends Armed Services YMCA Contract      

WASHINGTON - Department of Defense officials announced a one-year extension to the Armed Services Young Men’s Christian Association Military Outreach Initiative, which offers child care services to eligible service members and their families.

03/11/2015

Musical Ensemble Marks Women’s History Month at Pentagon      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department paid tribute to women in military service with a special Pentagon performance by the Spelman College Glee Club from Atlanta.

03/11/2015

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target 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.

03/11/2015

Face of Defense: Mother’s Career Inspires Airman  This story contains photos.    

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. - Medical technician Air Force Senior Airman David Clauson said his mother, nurse and Air Force Capt. Dawn Clauson, and the military service of other family members influenced him to join the Air Force.

03/11/2015

U.S., China Conduct Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue      

WASHINGTON - Officials from the U.S. Defense Department and China’s Defense Ministry held the inaugural Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue.

03/11/2015

Searchers Seek 7 Marines, 4 Soldiers After Helicopter Accident      

WASHINGTON - Search and rescue teams are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers after an accident near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

03/10/2015

Winnefeld's USO World Tour Sees Front Line of Military Efforts      

WASHINGTON - The Vice Squad USO World Tour composed of American celebrities and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, complete an around-the-globe, eight-day mission of goodwill to American service members.

03/10/2015

Anti-ISIL Fighters Retake Key Terrain      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Forces opposing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, supported by coalition airstrikes, seized key terrain late last week in northeastern Syria near Tal Hamis, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

03/10/2015

Navy, Marine Corps Officials Warn of Sequestration’s Impact      

WASHINGTON - The Navy and Marine Corps will be challenged to carry out their parts of the national defense strategy if billions of dollars in sequester-related budget cuts take effect Oct. 1, senior service officials told legislators on Capitol Hill.

03/10/2015

Russian Aggression Threatens European Security, Officials Say      

WASHINGTON - Russia is actively supporting violence in Ukraine, sending weapons and equipment to separatist forces and violating the “immediate and comprehensive cease-fire” called for in the Minsk agreement, officials told Congress.

03/10/2015

Face of Defense: Army Marksman Earns Olympic Quota Slot  This story contains photos.    

FORT BENNING, Ga. - U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories in the Men's Double Trap event at the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.

03/10/2015

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.

03/09/2015

48th CBRN Brigade Soldiers Prepare for Liberia Deployment  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade’s headquarters will deploy to Liberia to command the reminding American forces supporting the U.S. effort to help contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

03/09/2015

DARPA Robotics Challenge Features Disaster-response Tasks  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Twenty-five human-robot teams from seven countries will compete for $3.5 million in prizes during the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s robotics finals in California, DARPA program manager Dr. Gill Pratt said during a recent teleconference.

03/09/2015

Eagle Resolve 2015 Multilateral Exercise Kicks Off in Kuwait      

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - U.S. forces, Gulf Cooperation Council nations and international partners are participating in the multilateral Eagle Resolve exercise held in Kuwait, according to U.S. Central Command officials.

03/09/2015

Winnefeld Pays Tribute to Crewmen Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack  This story contains photos.    

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff paid tribute to the USS Arizona’s 1,177 crewmen who were killed at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack that brought the United States into World War II.

03/09/2015

Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

WASHINGTON - 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.

03/09/2015

Face of Defense: Marine Finds Purpose Caring for Wounded Warriors  This story contains photos.    

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Brotherhood, loyalty and commitment aren’t just concepts to Marine Sgt. Jeremy Anderson, an athlete from Wounded Warrior Battalion – East competing in the 2015 Marine Corps Trials.

03/09/2015

Carter Expresses Condolences for Fallen Canadian Soldier      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by phone with Canadian Minister of Defense Jason Kenney, extending his condolences to Kenney and to the family of Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron, a Canadian special forces soldier killed March 6 in Iraq, Pentagon officials said in a statement.

03/09/2015

Winnefeld: DMZ Provides Reminder Why Military Defends Freedoms      

PANMUNJOM, Korea - Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Korea's demilitarized zone yesterday, where soldiers from North Korea and South Korea have stared each other down for more than six decades after an armistice ended hostilities of the Korean War.

03/07/2015

Winnefeld Visits American Diplomat Who Was Attacked in Seoul      

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited the U.S. Ambassador to Korea, Mark Lippert, in the hospital in Seoul. Lippert was attacked March 5, 2015, during a morning event in Seoul.

03/07/2015

Forward Base in Indian Ocean Gets First-class USO Visit      

DIEGO GARCIA - On a base located on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, service members greeted A-list American celebrities and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the group's overseas USO tour.

03/06/2015

Stamp Sheet Honors Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients      

WASHINGTON - New stamps will honor the 258 Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War, which claimed the lives of more than 58,000 service members. The Postal Service announced its new edition on the 50th anniversary of the start of the ground war.

03/06/2015

Iraqi Forces Eject ISIL Terrorists From Baghdadi  This story contains photos.    

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters from the Anbar region supported by coalition airstrikes have successfully cleared the Iraqi city of Baghdadi of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, retaking both the city police station and three Euphrates River bridges, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

03/06/2015

Carter: It’s Time to Seize ‘Bright Opportunities’  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Focusing on the difficulties that lie ahead of the Defense Department is easy, but now is also the time to embrace opportunity, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at his ceremonial swearing-in as the 25th secretary of defense.

03/06/2015

Winnefeld, USO Tour Stars Visit Troops in Afghanistan      

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Service members at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan enjoyed a brief reprieve from their Resolute Support mission, thanks to the USO and a group of celebrities who wanted to say, “Thank you for your service.”

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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