Feb. 23, 2018
Cobra Gold 18: Allied Marines Learn Jungle Survival Skills
SATTAHIP, Thailand —
American and South Korean Marines were taught jungle survival skills by members of Thailand’s Marines in Sattahip, Thailand, including drinking cobra blood.
Face of Defense: Military Service Aids Softball Coach’s Leadership Development
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas —
Airman 1st Class Rachel Riley's original passion was softball, leading to coaching jobs from her hometown of Arlington, Texas, to Austria. But she still felt something was missing from her life and decided to join the Air Force Reserve where her skills as a softball coach are making a difference.
Military Strikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 41 strikes consisting of 76 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Feb. 22, 2018
DoD Now on Track to Rebuild, Restore Military, Spokesperson Says
The Bipartisan Budget Act will lift the spending caps for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, allowing the Defense Department to provide necessary funding to modernize the U.S. military, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said.
Pacific Partnership Enhances Regional Disaster Response Cooperation
The Navy will join allied and partner-nation militaries for the 13th Pacific Partnership mission, an annual maritime operation designed to improve disaster response preparedness, resilience and capacity while enhancing partnerships with participating nations and civilian humanitarian organizations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
Airmen Take Tough ‘Phoenix Raven’ Security Training
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany —
The Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Raven program centers on the concept of specially trained security forces airmen flying with and protecting AMC aircraft around the world.
Officials Highlight German-American Partnership at Security Conference
The U.S.-Germany partnership is the backbone of the transatlantic alliance and the Munich Security Conference, the chairman of the conference said to a group focused on enhancing the nations' security partnership.
Face of Defense: From Small Boats to an Amphibious Assault Ship
ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD —
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Cunningham recalls that as he was growing up he would cruise the Delaware River with friends on a small, 25-foot fishing boat that carried no more than 10 people. Today, Cunningham finds himself aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an 844-foot amphibious assault ship which holds thousands of Marines and sailors.
Feb. 21, 2018
DoD Highlights Achievements, Celebrates Engineers Week
Defense Department engineers are continually seeking to incorporate ideas and leverage new technologies to support the warfighter and DoD priorities, the acting deputy assistant of defense for systems engineering said during the annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.
Stoltenberg Discusses NATO Transatlantic Link at Munich Conference
NATO is adapting for continued success against new threats and challenges while maintaining the transatlantic partnership, the NATO secretary general said.