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Jan. 19, 2018

New York National Guard Soldiers to Compete at 2018 Winter Olympics

Four New York National Guard soldiers who are part of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Jan. 19, 2018

Maintenance Airmen Pull Duty in Frigid Antarctica

With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to Antarctica at the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.

Jan. 19, 2018

DoD Issues Guidance for Potential Government Shutdown

The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

Jan. 19, 2018

DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Enhance Deterrence

The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II.

Jan. 19, 2018

Face of Defense: Bodybuilding Helps Airman to Maintain Focus

Air Force Senior Airman Niketa Wilson, 90th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, is a full-time airman, mother and student who is working hard to achieve her dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder.

Jan. 19, 2018

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 63 strikes consisting of 102 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Jan. 18, 2018

DoD Seeks to Connect With America Through ‘This Is Your Military’ Initiative

The Defense Department is launching an initiative to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service and increase awareness among the American people.

Jan. 18, 2018

Airmen Operate ‘Flying Ambulances’ for Evacuation Missions

The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care they need.

Jan. 18, 2018

USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast.

Jan. 18, 2018

Free Tax Filing Software Available to Military Members

With the new year bringing a new tax season, Military OneSource has launched its free tax software to support military members and their families in the annual task of filing.

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