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Dec. 22, 2017

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continue to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dec. 21, 2017

Holiday USO Show Brings America to Deployed Troops, Chairman Says

The annual USO Holiday Tour is an important connection with America for deployed service members, letting troops know that people back home are paying attention to them, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a tour stop in Spain.

Dec. 21, 2017

Defense Department to Move to Cloud Computing

Defense Department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will become a pillar of the department’s strength and security.

Dec. 21, 2017

New York Air National Guard, Canadian Airmen Will Track Santa on Christmas Eve

New York Air National Guardsmen and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Christmas Eve as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.

Dec. 21, 2017

USO Troupe Commences Holiday Tour at Spanish Air Base

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell arrived at Moron Air Base, Spain, with the 2017 USO Holiday Tour, bringing a little bit of America to service members overseas.

Dec. 21, 2017

Double Down: New Viper Attack Helicopters Pack More Ordnance

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 based in Hawaii received three AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that feature double the firepower of their AH-1W predecessors.

Dec. 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Youth ChalleNGe Academy Leads to Airman’s Service

Airman 1st Class Cody Gilbert, who serves in the Idaho Air National Guard as an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 124th Maintenance Group at Gowen Field in Boise, said his attendance at the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy changed his life for the better.

Dec. 20, 2017

Centcom Officials Provide Update on Recent Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

U.S. Central Command officials announced that U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes this year to remove key leaders and disrupt the ability of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS-Yemen to export terror worldwide.

Dec. 20, 2017

Flying High: Afghan Tactical Air Controllers Strengthen Capabilities

Several Afghan air force tactical air controllers worked to enhance their ability to direct aircraft during airstrike training at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Dec. 20, 2017

NATO Secretary General Stresses Change, European Union Integration

NATO is evolving and adapting to changing times, and part of that evolution must involve the European Union, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the French Ecole Militaire.

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