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Dec. 13, 2017

Command Sergeant Major Navigates Unexpected Warrior Transition Path

As a policy maker and administrator in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wren never expected to end up in a warrior transition battalion and during recovery.

Dec. 13, 2017

Transcom Completes Test for New Transportation Management System

U.S. Transportation Command has completed a proof-of-principle effort that fused an off-the-shelf commercial transportation management system capability with government-integrated platforms.

Dec. 13, 2017

Face of Defense: Embarkation Marine Lives in the Details

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Vivianlee Aguero thrives in the high operational tempo as an embarkation specialist with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. “I put my heart into everything I do,” she said. “I love helping others. When I see their success, it motivates me.”

Dec. 12, 2017

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

President Donald J. Trump signed into law the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which calls for $626 billion for the department’s base budget and another $66 billion for operations.

Dec. 12, 2017

South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says

Government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan, the chief of the Resolute Support Mission’s future operations division in Afghanistan said.

Dec. 12, 2017

California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires

Calm cloaked their anguish as California residents whose homes in Ventura were ravaged by the Thomas Fire lined up to wait for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, or even just to know what, if anything, was left.

Dec. 12, 2017

Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders

Air Force reservists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked alongside the people of Guam to fill boxes full of critical supplies as part of Operation Christmas Drop.

Dec. 12, 2017

Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat. After missing his recruiting target during his first year, Masterman knew he had to try something different and became the only recruiter he is aware of who uses his own plane for work.

Dec. 11, 2017

Iraqi, Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIS’ ‘Caliphate’

While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Dec. 11, 2017

Small Army Post Supports Counterterrorism Fight in Africa

At an Army outpost in a sun-scorched area of northern Cameroon, there's a small task force with larger implications than its size may suggest.

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