March 30, 2018
Exercise Obangame Express 2018 Starts
NAPLES, Italy —
Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.
Combat Support Hospital Flexes Mobility, Ingenuity
TWINSBURG, Ohio —
The 256th Combat Support Hospital has been identified as a Ready Force X unit, which are Army Reserve units expected to maintain a readiness posture that would allow it to deploy within days or weeks. The 256th CSH is postured to be the next hospital to be deployed.
Marine Corps Commandant Looks to Improve Readiness
The defense budget will allow the Marine Corps to accelerate its modernization efforts in aviation and increase the number of Marines in the cyber and information warfare sectors, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller said.
Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to target the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements, Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Face of Defense: Air Force Opportunities Help Airman Pursue Music Dream
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —
After joining the Illinois Air National Guard, Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Sentz thought his dream of pursuing a career in music was over. However, Sentz has not only competed in several Air Force singing competitions, but he has also toured the globe as a vocalist for Tops in Blue, a program for musically-gifted airmen.
March 29, 2018
Deputy Secretary Explains Priorities in Evolving the Future Force
As the Defense Department examines the path toward evolution of the nation’s future military force, “we’re going to change that word to revolution,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.
DoD Restructures its Acquisition, Technology, Logistics Organization
Changes in the technology and business landscapes and worldwide threats are the driving forces behind the Defense Department realigning the way it does business to support the warfighter, DoD officials said.
Pentagon Spokesperson Addresses DoD Budget, Syria, Transgender Policy
The spending act President Donald J. Trump signed into law provides money to modernize the force and improve military readiness and lethality, and it's up to everyone in the Defense Department to ensure it is used wisely, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.
Soldier-Geologist Maintains Helicopters in Iraq
TAJI MILITARY COMPLEX, Iraq —
Army Spc Kathleen Scanlon, an aircraft power plant repairer with the Rhode Island Army National Guard works with her fellow soldiers to troubleshoot and correct maintenance issues for the 449th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Black Hawks and CH-47 Chinooks flying in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.
Defense Budget Provides Air Force With Needed People, Money, Time
The Air Force will add 4,700 more airmen this year and 3,300 a year into the future while working to boost readiness and morale and make advancements in training, Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said.