Dec. 18, 2017
National Guard Bureau Personnel Authorized to Wear New Organizational Badge
ARLINGTON, Va. —
National Guard Bureau personnel are now authorized to wear a new organizational badge that highlights the history of the NGB, officials announced.
Wreaths Across America, Naval Base Kitsap Honor Fallen Service Members
BREMERTON, Wash. —
More than 50 service members teamed up with volunteers and more than 35 other organizations to lay wreaths on the gravestones of veterans at Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, Wash., in recognition of the 26th annual Wreaths Across America Day.
Face of Defense: Alaska Fuel Specialist Keeps Aircraft Flying
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Cody Foster said he learned the value of following instructions to the letter in the Army. He now applies that lesson to his job as a petroleum supply specialist refueling helicopters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.
Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
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.
Dec. 16, 2017
Mattis: Iran Working to Destabilize Middle East
“Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon, where he addressed questions about Iran and U.S. efforts to expose Iran’s malicious behavior.
Dec. 15, 2017
Guardsmen on Firewatch In California Skies
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
Nine members of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing have deployed to assist the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing in flying the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft that have been helping local authorities fight the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California.
Fleet Mail Center Sigonella Delivers Joy for the Holidays
NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy —
The Fleet Mail Center at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, ramps up for its most wonderful time -- and most busy time -- of the year.
Face of Defense: Airman Launches Professional Boxing Career
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. —
A Florida native, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andre Penn has prepared for more than a decade to achieve his dream of becoming a professional boxer. He joined the Air Force boxing team and established himself as a formidable force, becoming a three-time Air Force Boxing Team middleweight class champion from 2006 to 2008.
OIR Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Dec. 14, 2017
Coalition Partner Forces Kill More Than 20 ISIS Terrorists in Southern Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Coalition-partnered forces in southern Syria killed more than 20 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists near At-Tanf, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.