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Oct. 16, 2018

Chiefs of Defense Conference Looks to ‘Win the Peace’ Against Violent Extremism

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the Counter Violent Extremist Organizations Chiefs of Defense Conference, which drew representatives from 83 nations, including all the U.S. combatant commanders and commanders of counter terrorism operations from around the world.

Oct. 16, 2018

Dunford Asks Defense Chiefs to Guard Against Complacency

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford welcomed chiefs of defense from 82 nations to the third Counter Violent Extremist Organizations conference at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Oct. 15, 2018

Navy, Gerard Butler Collaborate to Tell 21st Century Submarine Yarn

Hollywood came to the Pentagon as actor Gerard Butler spoke to Pentagon reporters about his collaboration with the U.S. Navy in making “Hunter Killer,” a submarine movie.

Oct. 15, 2018

Stoltenberg, Scaparrotti Talk Deterrence Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Truman

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, participated in a news conference aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The carrier is participating in Exercise Trident Juncture 18, the largest NATO exercise since the 1980s. The exercise will be held Oct. 25-Nov. 7.

Oct. 12, 2018

Dunford Praises Service Members’ Accomplishments at Boston Event

The U.S. military is an honorable and respected profession and a way for Americans to serve something larger than themselves, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Boston.

Oct. 11, 2018

Bells of Peace and the End of the War to End All Wars

The United States World War One Centennial Commission wants all Americans to remember the sacrifices of those killed in World War I and participate in the Bells for Peace program on Nov. 11.

Oct. 9, 2018

Newman’s Own Distributes $200K to 5 Vets Organizations

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the annual Newman's Own Foundation award ceremony at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, where $200,000 was awarded to five veterans support organizations.

Oct. 9, 2018

Democracy Providing Stability, Security in the Hemisphere, Mattis Says in Mexico

Democracy is succeeding in Latin America and can be a beacon to the rest of the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico.

Oct. 8, 2018

Passing the Decanter, the U.S. Naval Academy Way

The reign of the Naval Academy’s Class of 1978 is over as Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd passed the Old Goat Award decanter to Vice Adm. Bill Lescher during a ceremony at the Navy Yard.

Oct. 7, 2018

NATO’s Trident Juncture Exercise Tests Deterrence Capabilities

The world’s preeminent defensive alliance is readying to demonstrate its capabilities in its largest exercise since 2002 with Exercise Trident Juncture, said Navy Adm. James Foggo, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Italy.

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