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Jan. 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, in April 2017.

Jan. 17, 2018

Defense Innovation Board Approves Recommendations at Quarterly Meeting

The Defense Innovation Board – a federal advisory committee encompassing experts in academia, technology and business – approved two recommendations aimed at improving innovation in the Defense Department.

Jan. 17, 2018

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Strategic Environment’s Challenges

Continued change from Afghanistan, confronting Russia and enhancing 360-degree European security highlighted discussions during the NATO Military Committee Meeting in Brussels.

Jan. 17, 2018

Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy

Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.

Jan. 17, 2018

Airmen Brave Mother Nature to Accomplish Maintenance Missions

Aircraft mechanics assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, are no strangers to working outdoors in finger-numbing cold or sweltering heat.

Jan. 17, 2018

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with the Canadian defense minister.

Jan. 17, 2018

Face of Defense: Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits

Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service.“Music is important to me,” Williams said. “We live it.”

Jan. 16, 2018

Millions Liberated From ‘Evil of ISIS,’ OIR Official Says

An Operation Inherent Resolve official said coalition and Iraqi forces have liberated millions of people from the “evil of ISIS,” with the efforts putting Iraq on a path toward greater security.

Jan. 16, 2018

Mattis Highlights Diplomatic Solution for North Korean Situation

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed security and stability on the Korean Peninsula with foreign ministers in British Columbia before traveling to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, where he met with troops.

Jan. 16, 2018

DoD, FDA Partner to Develop Medical Products for Warfighters

The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. warfighters.

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