Nov. 13, 2017
Face of Defense: First Sergeant Leverages First-Responder Skills
CHEYENNE, Wyo. —
During the week, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Turner responds to fire calls and provides emergency medical assistance as a member of the fire department in Cheyenne, Wyo. On drill weekends, he responds to the needs of the airmen and families of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing as a first sergeant.
Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Nov. 11, 2017
Pence Says America Owes Vets a Debt, Promises Stronger Military
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. —
From the dawn of the Republic, the United States has depended upon its veterans, and it owes them a debt of honor that must be paid, Vice President Mike Pence said after laying a wreath during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
NATO Plus-Up Will Give Afghan Forces an Offensive Boost, Nicholson Says
With an increase in troops, the U.S. and NATO strategy in Afghanistan has a good chance of enabling Afghan security forces to do more to secure their country, the Resolute Support mission commander said during a news conference in Brussels.
NATO Officials Discuss Afghan Plus-Up, Russian Threats
NATO allies and their partner forces have agreed to increase the size of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000 troops, said Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general.
Nov. 10, 2017
Veterans Day While Deployed
AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates —
Legacy, honor, freedom, valor, and patriotism. These are some of the underlying tones speaking to us on what we know as Veterans Day.
Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Nov. 9, 2017
Army Corps of Engineers Builds Levee in Puerto Rico
YAUCO, Puerto Rico —
Within days, the Army Corps of Engineers can move a river. They proved this recently during an emergency levee construction project in Yauco, Puerto Rico.
Military Aviation Leaders Discuss Readiness, Urge Budget Certainty
Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.
DoD Pledges to Improve Background Investigation Procedures
The Defense Department is pledging to improve the way background investigations are done, according to DoD’s director for defense intelligence and security.