Feb. 21, 2018
Army Reserve Answers First Call for Disaster Relief in American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa —
Army Reservists transported Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross relief supplies and equipment to support their fellow citizens following the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Gita across the island of American Samoa.
Guard Salutes Fallen New York City Apartment Fire Hero
NEW YORK CITY —
The New York National Guard honored fallen Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, who repeatedly entered a burning New York City apartment building to save four lives before he died from smoke inhalation.
Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, when the Air Force’s 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed more than 150 airmen throughout Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, Air Force 1st Lt. David Webb, an intelligence officer, identified and collected open-source data that helped to expedite the hurricane relief efforts to more than 3.5 million civilians.
Feb. 20, 2018
U.S., Thai, South Korean Underwater Construction Teams Work Together
SATTAHIP, Thailand —
Navy underwater construction teams from the U.S., Thailand and South Korea are training and operating together at Thung Prong Bay Sattahip Navy Base in Thailand during the 37th annual Cobra Gold exercise.
Airmen Build Partnerships at Patriot South 18
GULFPORT, Miss. —
About 1,000 participants from federal, state and local entities came together in Mississippi for exercise Patriot South, where in this particular earthquake training scenario, the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Security Forces Squadron flew 4,200 miles to join Mississippi law enforcement.
Face of Defense: Changing 100 Lives Through Navy Recruiting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
The number 100 can represent a perfect score or the percentage of complete devotion to a mission. It can mean much to many different people. In the world of Navy recruiting, the number 100 is an elusive goal that few achieve. But Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kingston did just that when he helped guide his 100th applicant into the Navy.
Feb. 19, 2018
Test of Arrow 3 Missile Defense System Completes Successfully
FORT BELVOIR, Va. —
The Missile Defense Agency, working with the Israel Missile Defense Organization, said a flight test of the Arrow 3 weapons system which is designed to defend against ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere, was successful.
Feb. 18, 2018
Mattis: New Policy Cracks Down On Force Deployability
A new Defense Department policy requires service members who are not deployable for a year or more to be reassigned, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said, adding that the issue concerns service members “who are, just for one reason or another, not able to deploy with their units."
Mattis ‘Heartened’ by NATO Nations’ Increased Defense Budgets
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to NATO at the conclusion of his European trip, adding he was heartened to see other nations' defense portfolios being raised as these global democracies work together.
Mattis Meets in Munich With Georgian Leaders
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed U.S.-Georgia relations and security matters with the Georgian prime minister and defense minister while attending the Munich Security Conference, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.