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November, 2017

Nov. 28, 2017

North Korea Launches ICBM

The Defense Department detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch and initial assessment indicates it was an intercontinental ballistic missile, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Nov. 28, 2017

South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says

The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the "path to a win" in Afghanistan, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.

Nov. 28, 2017

King Neptune Cleanses USS Wasp Sailors as They Cross Equator

Nearly 900 sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp were "cleansed of their slime" after participating in an age-old ceremony of crossing the equator to become a "shellback."

Nov. 28, 2017

Face of Defense: Extended Family Trains Together at Fort Lee

American Samoa, a U.S. territory and part of the Samoan Islands, is well-represented at Fort Lee, Va., with 41 members of the same Samoan family. Most of the family is training in the Unit Supply Specialist Course taught at the Quartermaster School, with some enrolled in courses for other quartermaster military occupational specialties.

Nov. 27, 2017

Military’s Top Noncommissioned Officer: ISIS ‘On the Run’

The military’s top noncommissioned officer, Army Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, said that he is impressed with the U.S. efforts in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Nov. 27, 2017

U.S. Forces Ready to Fight, Win, Says Chairman’s Enlisted Advisor

The military’s top enlisted advisor said that on the worst day of his military career, he knew he was in good hands with the U.S. armed forces.

Nov. 27, 2017

Attack in Egypt Highlights Need for U.S. Involvement in Region, Official Says

The United States must help partner nations build their own defense and police capacity to “ensure [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria], al-Qaida and like-minded groups cannot plan and carry out attacks,” a Pentagon spokesman said.

Nov. 27, 2017

Air Force Reservists Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

Air Force reservists with the 514th Air Mobility Wing delivered 15 pallets of food weighing 76,410 pounds to Haiti as part of the Denton humanitarian aid program.

Nov. 27, 2017

Proud Navajo Sailor Follows Her People’s Path

Proud of her Navajo Native American heritage, 18-year Navy veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Denise Alamo passes on her people's traditions and values to her children.

Nov. 27, 2017

Face of Defense: USS Lake Erie Sailor Writes From the Heart

A self-published poet, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Antwoun Stevens puts his emotions into his work. "Poetry is how I let it all out," he said. "It's my heart." Stevens is a yeoman aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie. Most of Stevens' shipmates don't know he writes poems. "When you think 'military,' you don't think 'poetry,'" Stevens said.

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