May 21, 2018
Face of Defense: ‘Quiet Call’ Led Army Chaplain to Serve
FORT BRAGG, N.C. —
For one chaplain serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, his calling did not come in the form of a thunderous voice or dramatic event. “My calling happened March 10, 2002. Some people might have that big moment where God speaks to them in a thunderous voice or something dramatic happened in their lives that calls them to ministry,” Army Capt. Jacques Albertyn said. “For me, it was a quiet voice.”
May 19, 2018
Eucom Commander Launches Readiness Program Training Initiative in Georgia
STUTTGART, Germany —
The commander of U.S. European Command reaffirmed U.S. commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and its aspirations to become a member of NATO during a launch ceremony for the new Georgia Defense Readiness Program Training initiative.
May 18, 2018
Mattis Swears In DoD’s First Chief Management Officer
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis swore in John H. Gibson II as the Defense Department’s first chief management officer, hailing him as the right person to lead the effort to reform the department for improved efficiency.
Secretary Announces 2018 Installation Excellence Award Recipients
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis announced the recipients of the 2018 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations.
U.S. Marines, British Commandos Train Together at Exercise Red Dagger
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. —
Reserve Marines with 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, are partnering with British army engineers from the 131 Commando Squadron during Exercise Red Dagger.
Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award
ARLINGTON, Va. —
The Howard Hughes Award -- given by the American Helicopter Society -- was presented to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System.
Trump, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance at White House Meeting
President Donald J. Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed alliance unity and the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels in July during a meeting at the White House.
Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq.
Information Technology Initiatives Must be Tied to DoD’s Mission, Official Says
FORT MEADE, Md —
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy's remarks at a Cyber Operations Symposium to members of the DoD information technology community stressed the importance of being mission focused and innovative.
Face of Defense: Airman Draws Inspiration From Vietnam Veteran
MARTINSBURG, W. Va —
Forty-three years ago, as Saigon fell to the Viet Cong, the kindness of one airman changed the destiny of a young Vietnamese refugee, and inspired her son decades later to enlist in the West Virginia Air National Guard.