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Coalition, Partners Continue Progress Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON -- The coalition and its partners in Syria and Iraq are continuing to make progress in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today. The fight continues both in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria as well as in Iraq, Army [...]

Coalition, Partners Continue Progress Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria 2018-06-19T14:09:51+00:00

Resolute Support Nominee: Effort Still Needed to Prevent Homeland Attacks

WASHINGTON -- The nominee to be the next commander of the Resolute Support Mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan emphasized to the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the mission in Afghanistan is necessary to protect Americans from terror attacks in the homeland. Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller testified before the committee as part [...]

Resolute Support Nominee: Effort Still Needed to Prevent Homeland Attacks 2018-06-19T14:09:54+00:00

DoD Partners With LinkedIn, Offers Military Spouses Free Membership

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn -- the virtual professional networking platform. Military spouses will soon have access to a free LinkedIn Premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move, including access to more than 12,000 online professional [...]

DoD Partners With LinkedIn, Offers Military Spouses Free Membership 2018-06-19T14:10:09+00:00

Coalition Kills ISIS Criminal Leader, Followers

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria members affiliated with the group’s oil and gas network were killed May 26 during coalition operations in Syria’s Middle Euphrates River Valley, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. Abu Khattab al-Iraqi, the network’s leader, managed revenue generation through the illicit sale [...]

Coalition Kills ISIS Criminal Leader, Followers 2018-06-19T14:10:06+00:00

Vice Chairman Discusses Building DoD Partnership With Humanitarian Agencies

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is a resource unlike any other in the world for aiding civilian agencies as they confront natural or man-made disasters, and DoD continues to look for better ways to work alongside civilian agencies, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday. Air Force Gen. Paul J. [...]

Vice Chairman Discusses Building DoD Partnership With Humanitarian Agencies 2018-06-19T14:10:05+00:00

Coast Guard Receives International Recognition for Hurricane Response

INCHEON, South Korea -- As the 2018 hurricane season opens, the international maritime community recognized the Coast Guard for its efforts last year to restore safe marine navigation in waterways hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The members of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities selected the Coast Guard [...]

Coast Guard Receives International Recognition for Hurricane Response 2018-06-19T14:10:01+00:00

Face of Defense: Reserve Soldier Returns to Help Hometown Recruiters

EL PASO, Texas -- One of the unique ways an Army Reservist can make a difference after returning from their initial entry training is to serve as a hometown recruiter. Army Spc. Alexis Chacon, a human resources specialist with the 77th Quartermaster Group here, was excited to help the recruiters in her home town. “I [...]

Face of Defense: Reserve Soldier Returns to Help Hometown Recruiters 2018-06-19T14:09:58+00:00

DoD Halts Planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, Spokesperson Says

WASHINGTON -- Consistent with President Donald J. Trump's commitment to North Korea and in concert with South Korea, the United States military has suspended all planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, this August's defensive war game, Dana W. White, chief Pentagon spokesperson, said in a statement today. “We are still coordinating additional actions,” she said. “No [...]

DoD Halts Planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, Spokesperson Says 2018-06-19T14:09:56+00:00

World War II Veterans Hold Reunion at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

STARKE, Fla. -- For years, veterans of the Army’s 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then, and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost along the way. They have taken many journeys together, [...]

World War II Veterans Hold Reunion at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center 2018-06-18T14:08:45+00:00

USS Truman Sailors Feel the Heat During Damage Control Drills

MEDITERRANEAN SEA -- The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s alarm system announces general quarters. It’s another damage control drill, and the Truman’s crew head to their stations. Then, for one sailor, everything goes black. “I couldn’t breathe and my body started to hurt … you couldn’t tell I was sweating because of the firefighting [...]

USS Truman Sailors Feel the Heat During Damage Control Drills 2018-06-18T14:08:47+00:00