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Feb. 28, 2018

Special Ops Must Be More Lethal, Effective, Efficient, DoD Official Says

The new National Defense Strategy is challenging the DoD and its industry partners to find technological solutions that support the changing missions of U.S. Special Operations Command, a senior defense official said.

Feb. 28, 2018

Crews Provide Aeromedical Evacuation Capabilities in Cope North Exercise

Air Force C-130J Super Hercules and C-12J Huron aircrews assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, are participating in the Cope North exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

Feb. 28, 2018

Guardsmen, First Responders Partner to Fight Synthetic Opioids

Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard’s 43rd Civil Support Team joined with area first responders in West Columbia, S.C., for a “micro lab” training course designed to teach them how to handle lab investigations and entries safely and effectively.

Feb. 28, 2018

Stratcom Commander Discusses Strategic Deterrence Mission

Adversaries are evolving, and the United States needs to stay ahead of these threats to ensure it never enters a “fair fight,” Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said.

Feb. 28, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman at Bagram Supports Air Power, Quality of Life

Looking over fitness centers, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities and lodging, Air Force Senior Airman Astrid Hernandez, a contracting officer’s representative with the 455th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, ensures every airman deployed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan is taken care of and provided with the best quality of life.

Feb. 27, 2018

Signing of Agreement Marks Mattis Meeting With Montenegrin Defense Minister

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed the Montenegrin defense minister to the Pentagon for a meeting that included the signing of a general security of information agreement as evidence of increased cooperation.

Feb. 27, 2018

Cybercom Commander Discusses Evolving Cyber Threats

Though competitors such as China and Russia remain the greatest threat to U.S. security, rogue regimes such as Iran and North Korea have begun using aggressive methods to conduct malicious cyberspace activities, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress.

Feb. 27, 2018

Centcom Undertaking Realignment to Meet Future Concerns

U.S. Central Command is undergoing an operational alignment and rebalancing effort to achieve three specific goals based on military progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Centcom's commander told the House Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Dual-Military Couple Experience First Deployment Apart

Married soldiers Sgt. Karrington Austin and Spc. Dominique Austin will experience their first separation after six years in the Army. Karrington is slated for deployment to South Korea, while Dominique is scheduled to be honorably discharged. Although being away from her husband will be hard, Karrington said she will need to focus on the mission ahead.

Feb. 26, 2018

Military Sports Medicine Doctors Support Olympic Athletes

Military doctors with ties to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences sports medicine program have a history of supporting Olympic athletes -- the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was no exception.

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