May 25, 2018
Trump Thanks Naval Academy Graduates for Commitment to Serve
The members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2018 chose the path of honor, courage and commitment to serve the nation, President Donald J. Trump told them during a graduation address in Annapolis, Md.
Air Force Flight Nurses Tie Knot Aboard C-17 Transport Jet
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. —
It’s not too unusual to propose to the love of your life on the job. But it’s less likely that it happens on a mission in Alaska, and even less likely to tie the knot on a C-17 Globemaster III transport jet.
Army Divers Find Honorable Duty in Excavating Underwater Tombs
NHA TRANG, Vietnam —
Divers mainly from the Army’s 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are archaeologists of sorts. As they sifted through the mud the consistency of wet cement, the divers searched for personal effects or aircraft wreckage to prove they were on the right path to find the remains of service members lost during the Vietnam War.
Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets throughout May, task force officials reported.
Face of Defense: Airman’s Transition Helps Self, Air Force to Grow
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, a satellite systems operator, recently returned from training to be a flight engineer. He is one of many airmen pursuing critically manned career fields to meet the Air Force’s needs.
May 24, 2018
DoD Honors Fallen Service Members for Memorial Day
The Defense Department is paying tribute to fallen members for the Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.
U.S. in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says
The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Eucom Commander Hosts Conference on Regional Issues
WIESBADEN, Germany —
Diplomatic and military leaders based in Europe discussed challenges and threats across the continent, Russian malign influence and other topics of mutual interest during a three-day conference in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Mattis Presides at Change of Command for NORAD, Northcom
Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy succeeded Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.
DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea
The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance.