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General Officer Assignments

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley announces the following officer assignments: Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn to assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia.  He most recently served as deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.Maj. Gen. Mark W. Gillette, deputy director for strategic planning and policy, J-5, Camp H. M. [...]

National Space Council wins industry praise as it prepares for next meeting

WASHINGTON — As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. The council is scheduled to meet June 18 at the White House, after [...]

Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today’s Security Challenges

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today told this year’s U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident they’ll carry forward the legacy of the school’s founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time. “[We] are witnessing a world awash in change -- a world beset by the reemergence of [...]

USS Oak Hill Completes BALTOPS 2018

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman KIEL, Germany (NNS) -- Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 came to a close June 15 after two weeks of successful training as the participants arrive in Kiel, Germany, for Kiel Week 2018.BALTOPS is an annual, multinational exercise to enhance maritime capabilities, interoperability and support regional stability. This year's BALTOPS, the 46th [...]

The Nuclear Security Enterprise takes in the scenery on Nature Photography Day

You are here Home » The Nuclear Security Enterprise takes in the scenery on Nature Photography Day 1/13Fiddleneck flower The large-flowered fiddleneck has two forms: pin flowers and thrum flowers. This photograph, taken at Site 300, the 7,000 acre experimental test facility operated by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, shows the thrum flower morph in which the anthers extend from the [...]

Idaho Army Guard Members Get Sniper Training

ORCHARD COMBAT TRAINING CENTER, Idaho -- Hidden beneath twigs and weeds, the three snipers’ stomachs are flat on the ground with dirt and grime on their faces. It’s a 90-degree day. A drip of sweat rolls down into the lead sniper’s eye, stinging and smearing the camouflage paint on his face. The sniper does not blink amid the stillness. ‘I [...]

Fort Bragg Air Assault School Teaches Soldiers, Civilians the Ropes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Every year, the U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition tests soldiers’ physical endurance, mental agility and tactical proficiency in a host of essential skills. Rappelling is one of those skills. This year’s competition here began June 10 and ends today. Competitors first received instruction from the skilled cadre at the Deglopper Air Assault School. The competitors [...]

A domino effect of STEM enrichment

You are here Home » A domino effect of STEM enrichment Undergraduate students set up a fuel cell car activity at UNM Energy Day at the University of New Mexico (UNM) was a chance for students to help other students learn about science in a fun way – while also laying the groundwork for a successful energy future for our [...]

AF Week in Photos

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Navy Launches Pilot Program to Pair Senior Enlisted with Priority Billets

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- A new rating modernization initiative will provide active-duty, senior enlisted Sailors looking for their next billet the opportunity to get a jump on the process thanks to a new selection board pilot program, the Navy announced June 14.The Fiscal Year (FY)-19 Enlisted Advancement-to-Vacancy Selection Board, announced in NAVADMIN 144/18 is a pilot program where active-duty, senior [...]

Face of Defense: West Africa Native Fulfills Dream in Marine Corps

CAMP COURTNEY, Japan -- In 2002, Marine Corps infantryman Sgt. George Jones told an interviewer that his dream was to retire as an officer in the Marine Corps. Jones, a Liberia native, had by then survived a civil war in his home country, emigrated to the U.S. and joined what he called, “The best looking service in the world.” “In [...]

Hearing identifies wide range of causes for NASA cost and schedule woes

WASHINGTON — A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. In his opening statement at a hearing June 14 by the House space subcommittee on cost and schedule overruns, chairman Rep. [...]

Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone today to Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in two separate calls to discuss the results of the recent summit between the U.S. and North Korea, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in statements released following the calls. The calls follow an historic [...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Phone Call with Japan’s Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Operations Release No: NR-191-18June 14, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis spoke with his Japanese counterpart, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera today from the Pentagon to discuss the results of the U.S.-North Korea Summit.  The United States reaffirmed its ironclad defense commitments to Japan and its [...]