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December, 2017

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.

Dec. 12, 2017

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.

Dec. 12, 2017

California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires

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.

Dec. 12, 2017

Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders

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.

Dec. 12, 2017

Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

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.

Dec. 11, 2017

Small Army Post Supports Counterterrorism Fight in Africa

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.

Dec. 11, 2017

Innovative Physical Therapy Program Increases Readiness

An innovative system is helping airmen remain physically capable, allowing them to be more productive and mission-ready in their duties.

Dec. 11, 2017

Marshall Center, Munich Security Conference Host Russia-Focused Policy Discussions

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.

Dec. 11, 2017

Face of Defense: Navy Recruiter Credits Success to Hard Work

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.

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