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Dec. 28, 2017

‘Alligator Dagger’ Exercise Features Franco-American Partnership

The French navy amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre with embarked U.S. Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and the expeditionary mobile base ship USS Lewis B. Puller rehearsed amphibious and combat sustainment operations near Djibouti during Exercise Alligator Dagger.

Dec. 28, 2017

Airmen Help Maintain Airfield Integrity in Alaska

Without the expertise of the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintenance airmen in Alaska, none of the flightline operations would happen.

Dec. 28, 2017

Inherent Resolve Official Describes Defeat-ISIS Campaign Progress

The coalition’s efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been successful, but there is still much to do, an Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander said.

Dec. 28, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Builds Medical Relationships in Vietnam

Air Force physical therapist Maj. (Dr.) Cody Butler was one of 50 U.S. team members who spent more than two weeks in Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, seeing patients and building relationships with local physicians. His efforts were part of Operation Pacific Angel Vietnam 2017, the last of four humanitarian assistance engagements that made up PACANGEL 17.

Dec. 27, 2017

Second Troop Rotation Arrives in Poland to Support Atlantic Resolve

The second nine-month rotation of the Atlantic Resolve Sustainment Task Force, attached to the 16th Sustainment Brigade, began as the incoming rotation commenced reception, staging, onward movement and integration operations in Powidz and Poznan, Poland.

Dec. 27, 2017

Annual Christmas Eve March Celebrates Deployed Service Members

New York National Guard soldiers, airmen, families and community supporters made up more than 1,200 marchers as part of a Christmas Eve road march to celebrate the service of overseas-deployed U.S. troops of the past and today.

Dec. 27, 2017

Face of Defense: Twin Brothers’ Bonds Extend Past Upbringing

Staff Sgt. Jordan Peterson and his two-minute-older brother, Senior Airman Jarrod Peterson, are both web developers assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. And while the Petersons are fraternal twins by birth, their physical traits are so similar that most people think they’re identical.

Dec. 27, 2017

Coalition Partner Forces Clear ISIS Caves in Southern Syria

In partnership with coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra conducted a series of ground clearance operations to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists out of the Hamad Desert in southern Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dec. 26, 2017

Engineers Work to Restore Electric Power to Puerto Rico’s Citizens

In an effort to help Puerto Rico's citizens recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid.

Dec. 26, 2017

Deployed Soldiers Send Videos for Loved Ones at Home

Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan are able to help bridge the gap between home and station with the help of the Special Troops Battalion Unit Ministry Team with "Reading to Kids" recordings.

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