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Aug. 20, 2018

U.S., Iraq, Kuwait Complete Trilateral Exercise

The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard completed a trilateral exercise with Iraqi and Kuwaiti navy partners in the Northern Persian Gulf to improve the coordination of maritime security tactics between the three nations.

Aug. 20, 2018

Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he came away from Colombia impressed by the progress he witnessed during his recent trip to South America, praising the nation's military and police capabilities, but is concerned about the unrest in neighboring Venezuela.

Aug. 20, 2018

Operation Roundup Continues to Target ISIS Remnants

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria through offensive operations and precision airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Aug. 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Airlift Manager Delivers on Contingency Travel Plan

Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Kelly, an airlift manager with the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing, provided a successful contingency travel plan for Tropic Care Maui County 2018, a joint training mission providing no-cost medical, dental, and vision services to people living on the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Aug. 18, 2018

Mattis Thanks Colombian Officials for Denouncing Undemocratic Actions

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked the Colombian defense minister for their country’s regional leadership role as a security exporter during a meeting in the capital city of Bogota, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

Aug. 17, 2018

Civil Affairs Soldiers Enhance Tanzanian Operations to Counter Illicit Trafficking

Deep in one of the largest countries in East Africa, U.S. Army soldiers have been training Tanzanian game wardens in operations to deter poachers and prevent extremist organizations from profiting from illicit activities.

Aug. 17, 2018

Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Soldiers at Fort Carson in Colorado welcomed 11-year-old Carson Raulerson, who was born with Knobloch Syndrome, a rare progressive degenerative disease that causes most people with it to lose their eyesight before they turn 20.

Aug. 17, 2018

Face of Defense: Deployed Soldier Produces Beats in Off-Duty Time

Army Spc. Marqueze McGee, a motor transport operator deployed to Kuwait, finds time to work on his dream of becoming a beat music producer.

Aug. 16, 2018

U.S., Argentina Agree to Strengthen Military Relationship

The United States and Argentina are in agreement about the security situation in South America, and the countries are looking to increase military-to-military ties, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.

Aug. 16, 2018

Mattis, Argentine Defense Officials Meet in Buenos Aires

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and top Argentine defense officials reaffirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina during a meeting in Buenos Aires.

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