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Feb. 21, 2018

Army Reserve Answers First Call for Disaster Relief in 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.

Feb. 21, 2018

Guard Salutes Fallen New York City Apartment Fire Hero

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.

Feb. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman's Innovation Benefits Relief Efforts

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

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.

Feb. 20, 2018

Airmen Build Partnerships at Patriot South 18

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.

Feb. 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Changing 100 Lives Through Navy Recruiting

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

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."

Feb. 18, 2018

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.

Feb. 18, 2018

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.

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