Nov. 28, 2017
North Korea Launches ICBM
The Defense Department detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch and initial assessment indicates it was an intercontinental ballistic missile, a Pentagon spokesman said.
South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says
The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the "path to a win" in Afghanistan, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.
King Neptune Cleanses USS Wasp Sailors as They Cross Equator
AT SEA ABOARD USS WASP —
Nearly 900 sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp were "cleansed of their slime" after participating in an age-old ceremony of crossing the equator to become a "shellback."
Face of Defense: Extended Family Trains Together at Fort Lee
FORT LEE, Va. —
American Samoa, a U.S. territory and part of the Samoan Islands, is well-represented at Fort Lee, Va., with 41 members of the same Samoan family. Most of the family is training in the Unit Supply Specialist Course taught at the Quartermaster School, with some enrolled in courses for other quartermaster military occupational specialties.
Nov. 27, 2017
Military’s Top Noncommissioned Officer: ISIS ‘On the Run’
The military’s top noncommissioned officer, Army Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, said that he is impressed with the U.S. efforts in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
U.S. Forces Ready to Fight, Win, Says Chairman’s Enlisted Advisor
The military’s top enlisted advisor said that on the worst day of his military career, he knew he was in good hands with the U.S. armed forces.
Attack in Egypt Highlights Need for U.S. Involvement in Region, Official Says
The United States must help partner nations build their own defense and police capacity to “ensure [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria], al-Qaida and like-minded groups cannot plan and carry out attacks,” a Pentagon spokesman said.
Air Force Reservists Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —
Air Force reservists with the 514th Air Mobility Wing delivered 15 pallets of food weighing 76,410 pounds to Haiti as part of the Denton humanitarian aid program.
Proud Navajo Sailor Follows Her People’s Path
AT SEA ABOARD USS NIMITZ —
Proud of her Navajo Native American heritage, 18-year Navy veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Denise Alamo passes on her people's traditions and values to her children.
Face of Defense: USS Lake Erie Sailor Writes From the Heart
ABOARD USS LAKE ERIE —
A self-published poet, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Antwoun Stevens puts his emotions into his work. "Poetry is how I let it all out," he said. "It's my heart." Stevens is a yeoman aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie. Most of Stevens' shipmates don't know he writes poems. "When you think 'military,' you don't think 'poetry,'" Stevens said.