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July 17, 2017

Face of Defense: Foreign-Born Airmen Live the American Dream

The Air Force is proud of the diversity of its force and it provides airmen opportunities to live in and visit places they never would imagine going and to work with people from all walks of life. Two airmen, who are deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as part of the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron, are emblematic of the diverse force.

July 14, 2017

Researcher, Airmen Test New Counter-UAS Program at Bagram

As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.

July 13, 2017

Mattis Praises Croatia’s Contributions to NATO Missions

During their meeting at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked the Republic of Croatia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Damir Krstičević for his country’s contributions to NATO operations, a spokesperson said.

June 29, 2017

NATO Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan Mission

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the conclusion of the Defense Ministerial in Brussels that the alliance will continue its support to Afghanistan through 2017 and beyond, and that more troops will join the Resolute Support Mission.

June 15, 2017

Task Force Southwest Supports Afghan Forces’ Operations

Marine Corps advisors with Task Force Southwest continue to support their Afghan forces during offensive operations throughout Afghanistan's Helmand province.

May 25, 2017

Marine Advisors Train Afghan Soldiers, Police

Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are advising, assisting and training their Afghan 505th Zone National Police counterparts during the first month of their deployment here in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

May 24, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.

May 23, 2017

Afghan Women Get Better Medical Care Thanks to Coalition Investment

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan commander, toured the Kabul Women's Hospital that has received new equipment. Nicholson indicated that security is not just military force; security also includes the rebuilding of a new Afghanistan. The projects are part of a whole-of-government approach supported by the Commander's Emergency Response Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 18, 2017

Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.

May 18, 2017

NATO Chiefs Discuss Afghan Manning Ahead of Heads of State Meeting

NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in Afghanistan and to change the way those troops are employed, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

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