Jan. 12, 2018
Defense Secretary to Visit Canada, Idaho
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia, to meet with foreign ministers and discuss the nuclear threat posed by North Korea before heading to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to visit the 366th Fighter Wing.
Africom Develops New Tool to Measure Women’s Progress
STUTTGART, Germany —
U.S. Africa Command has developed a new tool designed to measure progress in advancing women, peace and security as part of its security cooperation effort.
A-10s Bring Thunder to Fight Against ISIS
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey —
The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Face of Defense: Soldier Aims to Apply Experiences
FORT BENNING, Ga. —
Army 1st Sgt. Henning Jensen said he spent many hours at the park playing 'Soldier' with his friends, and that's when he realized that he wanted to be an infantryman. Using his combat experience, he now advises foreign allies and provides readiness tools they can use to fight enemy forces as part of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga.
Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
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.
Pence Highlights Service Members’ Excellence, Expertise, Dedication
America depends upon its military members’ excellence, expertise and dedication more than ever and Congress should support them by passing the fiscal 2018 budget, Vice President Mike Pence told airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Jan. 11, 2018
‘Terabyte of Death’ Cyberattack Against DoD Looms, DISA Director Warns
ARLINGTON, Va. —
The vast, global networks of the Defense Department are under constant attack with the sophistication of the cyber assaults increasing, the director of Defense Information Systems Agency said.
Human Trafficking Has No Place in DoD, Pentagon Official Says
Combating human trafficking is a responsibility the Defense Department takes very seriously, it is modern-day slavery, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy said during a Human Trafficking Awareness Day seminar.
Pentagon Officials Say Coalition Aims to Defeat ISIS’ Brand
Pentagon officials said the physical caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is in pieces as coalition operations continue against ISIS, but the ISIS “brand” remains to be defeated.
Chief of Naval Operations Stresses Leader Responsibility
ARLINGTON, Va. —
To improve the Navy, the service must turn to commanders at all levels, the Chief of Naval Operations told the Surface Navy Association.