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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 Col. Sean Ryan told Pentagon [...]

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 of his confirmation process to [...]

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 courses through LinkedIn Learning, as [...]

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 of oil and gas. The [...]

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. Selva told the U.S. Global [...]

Employee Assistance Program—One-Stop Resource for Support

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) --The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being. The AF EAP/Worklife4You bundle of services and resources provides support on two levels: AF EAP provides counseling, financial and legal [...]

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 for its best practices award [...]

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 just wanted the experience,” Chacon [...]

What would the mission of the United States Space Force be?

President Trump’s recent directive to the Defense Department to create a new branch of the military, a United States Space Force, was not an idle musing. Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. Pentagon [...]

Study confirms beetles exploit warm winters to expand range

Overpopulation actually limits their spread as larvae compete for food inside the bark LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 19, 2018—A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and colleagues confirms that increasing minimum winter temperatures allow beetles to expand their range but reveals that overcrowding can put the brakes on population growth. “It has long been predicted that warming winters [...]

Former astronaut criticizes lunar gateway plans

WASHINGTON — A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. Appearing on a panel during the meeting at the White House, Terry Virts said that the proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, a human-tended facility in orbit [...]

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 decisions on subsequent war games [...]

Contracts For June 18, 2018

Press Operations Release No: CR-114-18June 18, 2018 PRINT  |  E-MAIL CONTRACTS   ARMY   Harris Corp., Lynchburg, Virginia (W52P2J-18-D-0008); Motorola Solutions Inc., Linthicum Heights, Maryland (W52P1J-18-D-0009); Icom America Inc., Kirkland, Washington (W52P1J-18-D-0010); E.F. Johnson Co., Irving, Texas (W52P1J-18-D-0011); and Relm Communications Inc.,* Melbourne, Florida (W52P1J-18-D-0012), will compete for each order of the $495,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for land mobile radio supplies [...]

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, but none as impactful as [...]