June 16, 2018
Mattis Salutes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates
The United States needs its Merchant Marine officers to employ discipline, strategic thinking and strong ethics in the often challenging and dangerous maritime transport industry, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during his commencement remarks at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
June 15, 2018
Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today’s Security Challenges
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they harness their intellect to tackle the security challenges of today.
Idaho Army Guard Members Get Sniper Training
ORCHARD COMBAT TRAINING CENTER, Idaho —
The Idaho Army National Guard was recently tasked with forming a small sniper scout platoon, a first for 2nd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team.
Fort Bragg Air Assault School Teaches Soldiers, Civilians the Ropes
FORT BRAGG, N.C. —
The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition tests soldiers’ physical endurance, mental agility and tactical proficiency in a host of essential skills. Rappelling is one of those at the Deglopper Air Assault School here.
Face of Defense: West Africa Native Fulfills Dream in Marine Corps
CAMP COURTNEY, Japan —
In 2002, Marine Corps infantryman Sgt. George Jones told an interviewer that his dream was to retire as an officer in the Marine Corps. Jones, a Liberia native, had by then survived a civil war in his home country, emigrated to the U.S. and joined what he called, “The best looking service in the world.”
June 14, 2018
Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump.
Exercise Saber Strike 18 Participants Mull Lessons Learned
BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland —
The U.S. Army Europe-led Saber Strike 18 cooperative training exercise comes to an end. Soldiers from NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland reflect on training, partnerships and interoperability.
Coast Guard Veteran Dedicates 43 years to Keeping Mariners Safe
Serving 31 active-duty years in the Coast Guard, the career of an Alabama native all began on a fateful night in 1974 after hearing a one-minute radio message about service on the sea.
Face of Defense: Oklahoma Guard Soldier’s Promotion Makes State History
OKLAHOMA CITY —
Army Sgt. Maj. Seretta Lawson, assigned as the sergeant major for the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s military personnel section at the Joint Force Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is the first African-American female sergeant major in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
June 13, 2018
Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says
As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said.