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November, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

Missile Defense Soldiers Scan the Stratosphere

With the threat of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, the Army maintains Army-Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance systems, or AN/TPY-2, in Japan to keep a watchful eye on the skies above.

Nov. 22, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Keeps Civil Engineering Unit in Afghanistan on Task

During her duty tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, customer service representative Air Force Staff Sgt. Beverly Murtiff ensured all job tasks were completed to keep the airfield in operational and in top condition. “I am the central hub for the squadron,” she said. “We take in all of the work orders via email or phone call and deal with all of the customers.”

Nov. 21, 2017

Internal Security Forces Assume Responsibility for Raqqa Neighborhoods

The Raqqa Internal Security Forces assumed security responsibility for three neighborhoods in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had claimed as its capital before being driven out, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Nov. 21, 2017

Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search

The Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles to join in the search for the Argentine navy submarine A.R.A. San Juan, which is missing in South Atlantic waters.

Nov. 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Master Driver Steers Sustainment Brigade's Mission

Army Staff Sgt. Arturo Amaro, the master driver for the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, seeks certification to train fellow drivers how to operate two types of mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles as well as mine rollers in his brigade at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Nov. 20, 2017

Deputy Defense Secretary Meets With Afghan Defense Minister

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan and acting Afghan Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami reaffirmed their continued strong support for the U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership during a meeting at the Pentagon.

Nov. 20, 2017

U.S., Afghan Forces Target Taliban Drug Labs, Hit ‘Where it Hurts’

U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes against Taliban drug labs to target the revenue streams of the terrorists, the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said.

Nov. 20, 2017

South Carolina National Guard, Colombian Army Share Field Artillery Expertise

Colombian army leaders joined the South Carolina Army National Guard during a live-fire exercise with the 1st Battalion, 178th Field Artillery Regiment, at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover, S.C.

Nov. 20, 2017

Marines Train to Fuel Aircraft in Contaminated Environments

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 trained in protective gear to keep aircraft in the fight while operating in a hazardous environment at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

Nov. 20, 2017

NATO Chief Stresses Unity of North Atlantic Alliance

Europe and North America, steadfast allies after two World Wars and the Cold War, remain united to confront today's threats such as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists and Russian adventurism, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Halifax International Security Forum.

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