Sept. 18, 2018
Coalition Soldiers Train Iraqi Mortar Troops
Mortar instructors from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand trained Iraqi troops on the use of their new M120 mortar systems.
Kentucky Air Guard Deploys Search and Recovery Team Following Hurricane Florence
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
At the request of North Carolina public health officials and to augment the North Carolina Medical Examiner, the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Fatality Search and Recovery Team has deployed 11 members to North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
Face of Defense: Marines Enjoy Duty as Military Police Working Dog Handlers
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan —
Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and relying on the others to keep the fighting machine that is the Marine Corps running. Military working dog handlers are one such cog.
Sept. 17, 2018
Mattis Praises Macedonia as ‘Stabilizing Force’
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Macedonian defense officials during his first trip to the country and discussed U.S. support for Macedonia's Prespa Agreement with Greece and the country's invitation to join NATO.
Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, military officials reported.
Medics Test Mental, Physical Endurance
SAN ANTONIO —
Military and medical knowledge will be the proving ground for about 16 teams of soldiers competing in this year’s Army Best Medic Competition.
National Guard Answers the Call for Hurricane Florence
CHARLESTON, S.C. —
National Guard members have flowed in from at least 28 states to help North and South Carolina units support civil authorities as Hurricane Florence, now a tropical storm, lingers over the Carolinas.
Face of Defense: Air Force Captain, Veterinarian Wife Support Foster Animals
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. —
Whether they are kept for a few weeks or a lifetime, animals in shelters and foster homes around the nation rely on dedicated and caring individuals that can help them find a forever home.
Sept. 16, 2018
Northern Command Provides DoD Hurricane Support Update
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
More than 13,000 Defense Department personnel are supporting relief efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with state and local responders as Tropical Storm Florence moves inland.
Sept. 15, 2018
NATO Chief Lists Benefits of Alliance to United States
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
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