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Sept. 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Dual-Hatted Air Guard Doctor Serves as Community Partner

At every Innovative Readiness Training event there is a community partner: an agency or group that applies and asks for support in their area. IRT Ola de Esperanza Sanadora is unique in that its community partner is also a member of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

Sept. 19, 2018

Southcom Lends Helping Hand Through Humanitarian Assistance Programs

By leveraging the combined capabilities of U.S. government agencies, partner-nation military and civilian counterparts, and international organizations, U.S. Southern Command's humanitarian assistance program enables local governments to strengthen regional security and stability.

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.

Sept. 19, 2018

Task Force Looks at Making Infantry Squads More Lethal

The Close Combat Lethality Task Force is gathering information from the services, industry and allies before making recommendations to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, the senior Army enlisted representative to the task force said.

Sept. 19, 2018

USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Begins Operations in U.S. 6th Fleet

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group has commenced operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to continue support to NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa.

Sept. 19, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Leads Way in Special Recruiter Assistance Program

Army Sgt. Tyler Martin, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear noncommissioned officer with the 24th Composite Transportation Company, was among the first wave of soldiers to participate in a Defense Department initiative -- the Special Recruiter Assistance Program.

Sept. 19, 2018

Mattis, Philippine Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met at the Pentagon to discuss the longstanding defense relationship between their nations.

Sept. 18, 2018

Northcom Commander: Response Framework Working Well in Florence Aftermath

The National Response Framework is operating as designed as the Carolinas face the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the commander of U.S. Northern Command said at a news briefing.

Sept. 18, 2018

Coalition Effort Aims at Stability in Iraq, Syria

The coalition continues to help forces in both Iraq and Syria establish security and stability in areas that have known nothing but oppression since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reared its head five years ago, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Sept. 18, 2018

New Biodefense Strategy Combats Man-Made, Natural Threats

The new National Biodefense Strategy is a living document designed to counter man-made and natural biological threats, National Security Advisor John Bolton said during a White House briefing.

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