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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.

Sept. 18, 2018

Kentucky Air Guard Deploys Search and Recovery Team Following Hurricane Florence

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.

Sept. 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Marines Enjoy Duty as Military Police Working Dog Handlers

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.

Sept. 17, 2018

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria

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.

Sept. 17, 2018

Medics Test Mental, Physical Endurance

Military and medical knowledge will be the proving ground for about 16 teams of soldiers competing in this year’s Army Best Medic Competition.

Sept. 17, 2018

National Guard Answers the Call for Hurricane Florence

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.

Sept. 17, 2018

Face of Defense: Air Force Captain, Veterinarian Wife Support Foster Animals

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

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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