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August 11, 2017 - For Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Christopher Radach, close-quarters combat in an urban environment is a deadly serious business.

August 4, 2017 - Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis updated the press here today on U.S. operations with local partners in Yemen against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and in Somalia against al-Shabab.

July 26, 2017 - On a recent assignment to Germany, military working dog Brock was part of the security detail for President Donald J. Trump’s visit to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, where he worked hand-in-hand -- or rather, paw-in-paw -- with the Secret Service dog teams.

July 17, 2017 - Born out of necessity on the battlefield, a new medical device is buying vital time for critically wounded patients in combat and in emergency care environments worldwide.

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U.S. B-1B Bomber Flights Demonstrate Commitment to South Korea

July 8, 2017 - As part of the continuing demonstration of the U.S. commitment to its allies against the growing threat from North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission yesterday with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets.

Navy Athlete Hears Warrior Games Calling

July 2, 2017 -  After 9/11, a Navy aviation structural mechanic said she wasn’t going to join the military, but heard a still, small voice that encouraged her to join.

Mattis and Indonesian Official Discuss Maritime Security

June 8, 2017 - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan at the Pentagon yesterday to discuss maritime security challenges and defense cooperation, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test

May 30, 2017 - The Defense Department today successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system, according to a Missile Defense Agency news release.

Exercise Balikatan Engineers Build Classrooms and Friendships

May 19, 2017 - U.S. military and Philippine army engineers at Don Carlos Elementary School, on the island of Leyte, worked nonstop to build not only a new classroom for local children, but also friendships that will last for years to come.

Department of Defense Releases Latest Military Sexual Assault Report

May 1, 2017 - Although the Defense Department experienced fewer instances of sexual assault and increased reporting of the crime last year, such assaults continue to negatively impact readiness, Navy Rear Adm. Ann M. Burkhardt, director of DoD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, said today at a Pentagon briefing.

U.S. and Germany Conduct Close Air Support Exercise

April 19, 2017 - GRAYLING, Mich., April 19, 2017 — Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must work together to effectively defeat the threat.

Mattis Praises Mark E. Green’s Nomination as Next Army Secretary

April 7, 2017 - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Dr. Mark E. Green of Tennessee to become the next Secretary of the Army.

Kentucky Guard Women Excel in Previously Male-Dominated Specialties

March 28, 2017 - "It's really an exciting time for women in the military," said Army Staff Sgt. Kathleen Braithwaite. "The perception has changed a lot in my time in uniform. It's no longer just little boys who grow up to be soldiers; little girls have that dream, too."

Pacific F-35 Symposium Concludes in Hawaii

March 17, 2017 - Senior military officers from nations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region gathered here this week for the first Pacific Air Forces-hosted F-35 Symposium to discuss the future of the joint strike fighter’s operations in the Pacific.

New York Guardsman Says Deployments Make Him a Better Doctor

March 13, 2017 - Ebola and malaria aren't diseases that doctors working here in the hometown of the Baseball Hall of Fame normally expect to deal with.

Trump Calls for 12-Carrier Navy, Promises Rebuilt Military

March 2, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump today promised to rebuild the U.S. military and called for a 12-carrier Navy during a visit to the future USS Gerald R. Ford in Newport News, Virginia.

President Trump Visits Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

March 2, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump addressed Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Newport News during a visit to the first-in-class aircraft carrier March 2. 

Guardsmen to Test Space Capsule Recovery Systems

February 27, 2017 - Forty-five members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing are heading to Hawaii, Feb. 27, to participate in a joint NASA and Defense Department mission to evaluate recovery techniques and gear that will be used to recover NASA's Orion spacecraft, the next generation of American space vehicle.

Defense Secretary Meets with Korean Leaders in Seoul

February 2, 2017 - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with South Korean acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and National Security Advisor Kim Kwan-jin today in Seoul to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-South Korean alliance, Defense Department spokesperson Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross said in a readout of the meetings.

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Sailors in Hawaii and San Diego

January 8, 2017 - This week, the Navy's top personnel officer is visiting Sailors in Hawaii and San Diego to discuss Sailor 2025 and some of the Navy's other personnel initiatives.

Navy HHG 2017 Webinars Scheduled to Make Moves Go Smoothly

January 3, 2017 - Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves, beginning Jan. 10.

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Return of U.S. Navy UUV

December 20, 2016 - The People's Liberation Army-Navy vessel 510 returned a U.S. Navy Ocean Glider Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Dec. 19 to the United States, near the location where it had been unlawfully seized on Dec. 15. 

Consumer Advocate Urges Troops andFamilies to Protect Their Finances

December 2, 2016 - Holly Petraeus from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau today discussed how service members and their families can help protect their finances.

Air Force Chief Discusses Changing Face of War

November 18, 2016 - New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.
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