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Dec. 31, 2017

Coalition Trains, Equips Iraqi Border Guard Force

The first group of Iraqi Border Guard Force members graduated from a 12-day program conducted by members of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, coalition officials reported.

Dec. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Deploys With Red Cross After Hometown Crisis

Army Sgt. 1st Class Rafael Ortiz, who has many relatives living in Puerto Rico, took leave to accompany a Red Cross team that provided humanitarian aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria's destruction across the island. He said the opportunity to make a difference in the place he calls home was a calling he could not ignore.

Dec. 22, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Proves Miracles Do Happen

Army Sgt. Aaron Averre is a walking, talking miracle. He had lost most of his memory after a seizure. But after enduring brain surgery and a lengthy, difficult recovery, Averre and his wife, Tonya, are expecting a baby girl in January. He credits Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion with the success of his ongoing recovery.

Dec. 20, 2017

Military Chaplains Honored at Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Chaplains from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, past and present, were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during the Chaplains Memorial Dedication in Honolulu.

Dec. 19, 2017

In 1917, ‘Rainbow Division’ Celebrated Christmas in France

In December 1917, the soldiers of the National Guard’s 42nd Division were all in France celebrating Christmas, as they waited for training in the trench warfare that defined World War I in Europe.

Dec. 18, 2017

Face of Defense: Alaska Fuel Specialist Keeps Aircraft Flying

Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Cody Foster said he learned the value of following instructions to the letter in the Army. He now applies that lesson to his job as a petroleum supply specialist refueling helicopters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

Dec. 9, 2017

Black Knights Squeak Past Midshipmen in Army-Navy Game

The Army-Navy game went down to the wire, with Navy missing a 48-yard field goal and the Army winning 14-13. Army also won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy as both Army and Navy beat the Air Force Academy this year.

Dec. 7, 2017

Safeguarding Against Workplace Violence

The Department of Defense defines workplace violence as “any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, bullying, verbal or nonverbal threat, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at or outside the work site.”

Nov. 30, 2017

Native American, Alaska Natives in Singapore Celebrate Heritage

Service members stationed in Singapore celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month and gave short presentations on American Indian and Alaska Native contributions at the Singapore area coordinator’s Cafe Lah Community Center.

Nov. 29, 2017

SEAC: Educated, Empowered Enlisted Leaders Needed in Joint Environments

Warfare is increasingly transregional, multidomain and multifunctional and professional military education must keep pace with these changes, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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