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Defeat-ISIS Forces Make Progress, Require Continued Coalition Support

WASHINGTON -- Forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continue to make progress. However, the environment in Iraq and Syria is complex and the defeat-ISIS forces require continued support, coalition officials said today. Army Col. Sean Ryan, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, spoke to Pentagon reporters about progress being made against the [...]

Defeat-ISIS Forces Make Progress, Require Continued Coalition Support 2018-08-14T14:09:50+00:00

Mattis Seeks to Deepen Relations with South American Partners

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the United States is seeking to deepen relations with hemispheric partners. The secretary told students at the Brazilian War College in Rio de Janeiro that the United States “will earn your trust daily. We want to be your partner; especially if trouble looms.” This is Mattis’s first [...]

Mattis Seeks to Deepen Relations with South American Partners 2018-08-14T14:09:52+00:00

Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires

WASHINGTON -- Calling up the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard has become an unfortunate ritual of summer. Wildfires through the Western United States -- especially in California -- started earlier than normal this year and expanded faster than in past years. Thousands of airmen and soldiers of the Guard responded. These service members [...]

Thousands of Guardsmen Battle Western U.S. Wildfires 2018-08-14T14:10:10+00:00

Laboratory Technicians Examine Enemy Weaponry

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Most soldiers do not think much about what happens to improvised explosive devices once they are found and disarmed by friendly forces. Some may believe that IEDs are taken somewhere in a controlled environment to be safely detonated or disposed of properly. Sometimes properly disposing of IEDs is the only thing [...]

Laboratory Technicians Examine Enemy Weaponry 2018-08-14T14:10:07+00:00

Troops Hone Warfighting Capabilities, Interoperability at Noble Partner 18

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Georgia -- Anyone who’s ever played a game of chess knows what it takes to win a match: patience, concentration and a bit of foresight. Knowing the pieces’ capabilities and limitations for maximum effectiveness is crucial to checkmate the opponent’s king. Simply put, it takes skill. Skill is exactly what soldiers with [...]

Troops Hone Warfighting Capabilities, Interoperability at Noble Partner 18 2018-08-14T14:10:05+00:00

Face of Defense: Airman Continues Family’s Commitment to Service

CAMP MURRAY, Wash. -- After high school, Air Force Staff Sgt. Psalmbrea Noel Doss wanted to move away from Washington state in search of new experiences and a college education. After a year in North Carolina, Doss knew she wanted to join the military but wanted to be able to stay in the Pacific Northwest. [...]

Face of Defense: Airman Continues Family’s Commitment to Service 2018-08-14T14:10:01+00:00

Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Brazil’s defense leaders today in Brasilia to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Brazil, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing the meeting, White said the secretary met with Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna, Adm. Ademir Sobrinho, chief [...]

Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation 2018-08-14T14:09:59+00:00

Military OneSource Benefits Extended to Vets, Families for Full Year After Separation

WASHINGTON -- Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits has been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life, Defense Department officials announced today. This change goes into effect immediately, in [...]

Military OneSource Benefits Extended to Vets, Families for Full Year After Separation 2018-08-14T14:09:56+00:00

President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony

WASHINGTON -- President Donald J. Trump today signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York. The act – named for Arizona Sen. John S. McCain – authorizes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members. “With this [...]

President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony 2018-08-14T14:09:54+00:00

Mattis, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes of Brazil met today at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing the meeting, White said the leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, [...]

Mattis, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship 2018-08-13T14:07:56+00:00