May 31, 2018
Eucom Enhances Force Readiness Through Summer Exercises
STUTTGART, Germany —
U.S. European Command's summer exercises -- Baltic Operations, Saber Strike and Swift Response -- all maintain component readiness and demonstrate continued U.S. commitment to its NATO allies and partners, command leaders said.
Air Force Academy Hosts 2018 DoD Warrior Games
The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, which showcase the resilient spirit of wounded service members and veterans through Paralympic-style sports, will begin June 1 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
Air Force Pilot Prepares for Competition at DoD Warrior Games
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —
A 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot was trapped in a seizure. It was a result of brain cancer that doctors would soon discover. Now he's a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and a participant in the Warrior Games.
DLA Troop Support Exercise Preps for New Hurricane Season
To prepare for the June 1 start of the hurricane season, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support organization conducted a two-day exercise simulating the impact of a Category 4 hurricane on the mid-Atlantic coast.
Face of Defense: California Marine Returns Home to Philippines
OKINAWA, Japan —
A Marine from Castro Valley, California, returned to his original home while participating in a large-scale multilateral exercise in the Philippines.
May 30, 2018
Davidson Pledges to Continue Mission at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Upon assuming command of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson said the command must continue to work with allies and partners throughout the region and must deliver the readiness necessary to ensure the freedom of the seas and skies while producing a more lethal, integrated and interoperable combat force.
Pacific Command Change Highlights Growing Importance of Indian Ocean Area
JOINT BASE PEAR HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis stressed the importance of the Indian Ocean region of U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility and announced that the Defense Department is renaming the combatant command as U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says
The South Asia strategy in Afghanistan has spawned intensified dialogue and a drop in Taliban violence, and the goal of the South Asia strategy is reconciliation, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
Maple Resolve Exercise Strengthens Bond between U.S., Canadian Forces
WAINWRIGHT, Canada —
More than 3,500 Canadian, U.S., British, Australian and French forces participated in Exercise Maple Resolve, providing an opportunity to enhance multinational interoperability in a brigade-level field training exercise.
Air Force Maintainers Play Critical Role in Operation Inherent Resolve
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
With more than 1,000 successful missions in the last six months, the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, known as ‘The Jokers,’ supports Operation Inherent Resolve’s busiest aerial port in Southwest Asia.
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