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Jan. 31, 2017

Dunford: Speed of Military Decision-Making Must Exceed Speed of War

Military decision-making needs to exceed the speed of events, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote recently in Joint Forces Quarterly.

Jan. 31, 2017

Face of Defense: Coast Guard Reservist Succeeds Through Hard Work, Dedication

Coast Guard reservist Petty Officer 3rd Class Casondra Minifield has achieved success and admiration from her supervisors and peers through hard work and dedication. A multi-sport athlete and community volunteer, Minifield said she pushes herself for a reason: She has a sense of duty to set a good example.

Jan. 31, 2017

Mattis Meets With Jordan’s King, Calls South Korean, Italian Counterparts

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Pentagon and later spoke via phone with his South Korean and Italian counterparts, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.

Jan. 30, 2017

Mattis Offers Condolences to Family of Navy Chief Lost in Yemen Raid

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed condolences for the loss of Navy Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, who was killed during a raid targeting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorists in Yemen.

Jan. 30, 2017

U.S. Raid in Yemen Garners Intelligence

A Pentagon spokesman said valuable intelligence was obtained during the U.S. military raid on the militant Islamist group al-Qaida in Yemen that killed a U.S. service member and injured three others.

Jan. 30, 2017

No Change to Chairman’s Status as Senior Military Adviser, Officials Say

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue to give the National Security Council the best military advice, DoD officials said.

Jan. 30, 2017

Commissaries Begin Measuring Regional Savings

Commissary savings now will be reported more often and better reflect the cost of living where patrons shop, said Joseph H. Jeu, the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency.

Jan. 30, 2017

U.S. ‘Iron Soldiers’ Stand Ready in Europe

The Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is ready for any mission, U.S. European Command’s deputy commander, Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, said at the unit’s consolidation and validation event in Zagan, Poland.

Jan. 30, 2017

Face of Defense: Brothers Serve Together in Security Forces Squadron

Senior Airman Austin Becker and his brother, Senior Airman Zade Becker, are serving side-by-side at MacDill Air Force Base, Fl. Both of them believe their service together has strengthened their brotherly bond even more than when they were boys who would watch out for each other "no matter what."

Jan. 30, 2017

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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