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Oct. 10, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Pilot Teaches New Generation of Aviators

From a young age, Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bill Basabilbaso knew he wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Today, after 32 years of military service, he relies on experiences and lessons from those who inspired him to teach the new generation of CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Oct. 9, 2017

U.S. Military Adapting in Complex Environment, Mattis Says

The U.S. military is adapting to remain the most lethal joint force on the planet and to respond to evolving global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition.

Oct. 3, 2017

U.S., NATO Allies Showcase Fighting Capabilities at Bayonet Shield Exercise

U.S. soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, showed no signs of stopping as they began a multiday combined arms live-fire exercise with Spanish and Polish allies at Adazi Training Area, Latvia.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico

The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.

Sept. 30, 2017

Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games

"Adaptive sports is a big part of recovery because I know, for me, without adaptive sports, I would’ve been lost,” said Army Spc. Stephanie Morris, who lost a leg during service in Afghanistan. Morris won a gold medal in discus, a silver in shot put and a bronze in hand cycle in the women’s track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 29, 2017

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 28, 2017

Fort Bragg Soldiers Assist St. Thomas Hurricane Relief Efforts

The 44th Medical Brigade is capable of rapid deployment with flexible teams and conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster as directed by the Defense Department.

Sept. 22, 2017

Soldiers Practice Interoperability During Exercise Bright Star

American and Egyptian soldiers partnered to practice interoperability during the Bright Star 2017 military exercise held in Egypt.

Sept. 21, 2017

Army Maintainers Learn New Skills at ‘Maintenance Rodeo’

Army maintainers with the 558th Transportation Company had the opportunity to learn new skills during the unit's “Maintenance Rodeo” competition held at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 19-20.

Sept. 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Puts Training to Work to Save Woman's Life

It was a chance encounter as Army Sgt. Kyle Martin Rogers, an unmanned aircraft systems repairer from Delta Company, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was returning from a 5.5. mile run in Vicenza, Italy. Rogers saw a local woman fall to the ground and used his military training to save her life.

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