Dec. 12, 2017
Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization
President Donald J. Trump signed into law the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which calls for $626 billion for the department’s base budget and another $66 billion for operations.
South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says
Government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan, the chief of the Resolute Support Mission’s future operations division in Afghanistan said.
California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires
VENTURA, Calif. —
Calm cloaked their anguish as California residents whose homes in Ventura were ravaged by the Thomas Fire lined up to wait for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, or even just to know what, if anything, was left.
Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam —
Air Force reservists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked alongside the people of Guam to fill boxes full of critical supplies as part of Operation Christmas Drop.
Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks
BETHEL, Alaska —
As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat. After missing his recruiting target during his first year, Masterman knew he had to try something different and became the only recruiter he is aware of who uses his own plane for work.
Dec. 11, 2017
Iraqi, Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIS’ ‘Caliphate’
While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Small Army Post Supports Counterterrorism Fight in Africa
CONTINGENCY LOCATION GAROUA, Cameroon —
At an Army outpost in a sun-scorched area of northern Cameroon, there's a small task force with larger implications than its size may suggest.
Innovative Physical Therapy Program Increases Readiness
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
An innovative system is helping airmen remain physically capable, allowing them to be more productive and mission-ready in their duties.
Marshall Center, Munich Security Conference Host Russia-Focused Policy Discussions
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany —
The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the Munich Security Conference’s Loisach Group met to discuss transatlantic policy solutions focused on Russia.
Face of Defense: Navy Recruiter Credits Success to Hard Work
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jalisa Green said she longed to travel and see the world beyond her hometown of Baton Rouge, La., and joining the Navy gave her that opportunity. After being stationed in Japan and aboard ships, Green became a recruiter and has proven her strength and ability to adapt within the recruiting world.