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Sept. 29, 2018

Commander Wants Coalition Forces in Afghanistan to Know Why They Fight

The commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said it's important for coalition service members serving in Afghanistan to know that in doing so, they are protecting their own nations.

Sept. 29, 2018

NATO Military Committee Examines Full Range of Alliance Challenges

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 28 other NATO chiefs of defense are meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss challenges, operations and processes.

Sept. 28, 2018

Mattis Plans Trip to Meet With French Leaders, Attend NATO Conference

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis embarks Oct.1 on a trip that includes stops in France and Belgium where he plans to meet with leaders, reaffirm partnerships and discuss key NATO matters.

Sept. 28, 2018

Air Force, Navy Officials Describe Need for C-130 Aircraft

The Air Force would like to “do more and go faster” in modernizing its C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements told a House Armed Services Committee panel.

Sept. 28, 2018

Marine Corps F-35B Conducts Combat Strikes in Afghanistan

The Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II conducted its first combat strikes in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Sept. 28, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Describes Her Journey From Pro Basketball to Service

Air Force 1st Lt. Brittnie Davis has drive and works hard, attributes that have served her well as a former professional basketball player in Australia, and now as a commissioned officer.

Sept. 27, 2018

Chairman’s European Trip Will Concentrate on NATO

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford traveled to England for meetings with his British counterpart focused on NATO. The two men will then journey to Warsaw, Poland, for the NATO Military Committee Meeting.

Sept. 27, 2018

Navy Translator Helps Search Effort for Missing Service Members in Vietnam

On a normal day, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Quoc Bao Lam is a master-at-arms with the military police at Naval Station Everett, Washington. But today, he’s acting as the lead linguist for a recovery team deployed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on its fourth mission to Vietnam.

Sept. 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Guard Soldier Competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

A Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman competed in the “American Ninja Warrior” television show.

Sept. 26, 2018

DoD Official Explains U.S. Strategy in Syria to House Panel

In a complex part of the world, the U.S. strategy in Syria is simple to state: the enduring defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the deterrence of the use of chemical weapons and countering Iran’s malign influence in the region.

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