Dec. 13, 2017
Command Sergeant Major Navigates Unexpected Warrior Transition Path
ARLINGTON, Va. —
As a policy maker and administrator in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wren never expected to end up in a warrior transition battalion and during recovery.
Transcom Completes Test for New Transportation Management System
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —
U.S. Transportation Command has completed a proof-of-principle effort that fused an off-the-shelf commercial transportation management system capability with government-integrated platforms.
Face of Defense: Embarkation Marine Lives in the Details
CAMP HANSEN, Japan —
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Vivianlee Aguero thrives in the high operational tempo as an embarkation specialist with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. “I put my heart into everything I do,” she said. “I love helping others. When I see their success, it motivates me.”
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.