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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 21, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Service members who were held as prisoners of war and those still missing from the nation's wars deserve respect and admiration from the nation for which they fought, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. Story | Full Event

Cyber-warfare specialists serving with the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard engage in weekend training at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Jun. 3, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)
White House Releases First National Cyber Strategy in 15 Years The first new National Cyber Strategy in 15 years is built on four pillars: protecting the American people, the homeland and the American way of life; promoting American prosperity; preserving peace through strength; and advancing American influence. Story

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move fifty-five transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at JBPH-H for identification. North Korea recently turned over the remains to the U.S. and is the first mass turnover of remains since the early '90s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)
DoD Agency Identifies Soldiers Lost in Korean War From Returned Remains Two soldiers who died during the Korean War have been identified from the remains returned from North Korea, President Donald J. Trump announced. Story

Pence Presents Repatriation Flag at Korean War Veterans Memorial Vice President Mike Pence presented one of the flags used during last month's repatriation ceremony for the remains of 55 U.S. service members from the Korean War to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation during a ceremony in Washington. Video

Trump Hosts Florence Briefing at Carolina Marine Corps Air Station President Donald J. Trump discussed Hurricane Florence rescue and recovery efforts with military leaders, state officials and disaster relief agency representatives during a roundtable briefing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. Video | Transcript | Resources

Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander for the Antilles, Maj. Alexander Walker-Rodriguez, met with Jacksonville District Deputy Commander, Maj. Joseph Sahl (left) and Task Force Puerto Rico Recovery Commander Lt. Col. Scott Snyder (right) and teammates to provide an overview of ongoing work at Guajataca Dam on June 21, 2018. 
USACE is mission assigned by FEMA, at the request of PREPA, for spillway stabilization, waterline reconnection, channel reinforcement and stabilization work at the slope and spillway, and water gates repairs. In addition, USACE is in charge of the operation and maintenance of 10 water pumps to move water from the reservoir to the irrigation channel. (U.S. Army photo by Jenn Miller)
Service Members Continue Support to Puerto Rico After Maria After Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017, more than 11,000 airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines from units around the United States mobilized to help the American territory. Story

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Air, Space & Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2018.
Time Is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force, and now it is time to execute it, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at the annual Air Force Association meeting. Story | Full Event | Transcript | Strategy

Nebraska Army National Guard Spc. Matthew Reidy surveys the severe flooding in North Carolina from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, Sept. 19, 2018. Nebraska National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Herschel Talley
Florence: Information and Resources As thousands of U.S. military personnel under the guidance of U.S. Northern Command continue to respond to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence, we will update this page with the latest information, including tips for preparedness and dealing with the storm’s aftermath. Related Link
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

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