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Sept. 24, 2018

Afghan Forces Proving Their Resilience, U.S. Examines Possible Polish Base, Mattis Says

Afghan security forces have taken severe casualties, but they continue to fight and protect the populace, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during a news conference at the Pentagon.

Sept. 24, 2018

Mattis Stresses Geneva Process for Syria, Gives DoD Good Grades for Hurricane Effort

The fight continues in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to wrest the last 2 percent of land once controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from the grasp of the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.

Sept. 24, 2018

U.S., Afghan Health Professionals Work to Improve Medical Care

U.S. Navy medical professionals are working with their Afghan counterparts to improve medical care at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Afghanistan.

Sept. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Army Astronaut Prepares for December Launch

One soldier is proving childhood dreams can come true as she prepares to launch into space for the first time.

Sept. 21, 2018

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.

Sept. 21, 2018

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.

Sept. 21, 2018

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.

Sept. 21, 2018

Air Force Assists Army During Saber Junction 18

During Exercise Saber Junction 18, part of an annual U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise series, the U.S. Air Force provided aircraft during training that promotes interoperability between U.S. troops and participating allies and partner nations.

Sept. 21, 2018

Face of Defense: Goalie-Turned-Air Force Officer Earns NCAA Accolades

Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, has been named as one of the NCAA’s Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees for her excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Sept. 20, 2018

Service Members Continue Helping Puerto Rico after Hurricane 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.

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