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November, 2017

Nov. 14, 2017

Defeat-ISIS Campaign Deprives Enemy of Safe Havens, OIR Official Says

The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to support Syrian partners with surveillance and combat advice, as well as precision strikes, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Nov. 14, 2017

Coalition Airstrikes Kill 4 Senior ISIS Leaders

Coalition airstrikes killed four senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced.

Nov. 14, 2017

Dover Port Mortuary Honors Fallen Warfighters

Service members from all branches of the military, in addition to DoD civilians and contractors, work tirelessly at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, to comfort the families of the fallen who’d died in contingency operations overseas. Their mission is to provide dignity, honor and respect to the fallen by preparing them to be returned home to their families.

Nov. 14, 2017

Honorably Discharged Vets Now Have Online Exchange Shopping Privileges

Some 18.5 million honorably discharged veterans now have a lifetime benefit enabling them to shop online at ShopMyExchange.com, marking the first expansion of military exchange privileges since 1990.

Nov. 14, 2017

Face of Defense: Honor Guard Service Gives Airman New Perspective

People see honor guard members participating in funerals or parades or presenting the colors at various events. They may not know what goes on behind the scenes, or what goes on in the members' minds. For Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Graham, the year-long honor guard contract has not been what he expected it to be.

Nov. 13, 2017

Mattis, Georgia’s Defense Minister Discuss Security Issues at Pentagon

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria discussed regional security, the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship and other issues during a meeting at the Pentagon.

Nov. 13, 2017

Three-Carrier Strike Force Conducts Exercise in Western Pacific

Navy officials said a three-carrier naval force is finishing a multi-day exercise in the Western Pacific, demonstrating the Navy's unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated effort.

Nov. 13, 2017

Dual-Status Air Reserve Technicians Perform Vital Roles

Air reserve technicians are Air Force reservists who serve in a dual status for the Defense Department who play a vital role in providing unit stability.

Nov. 13, 2017

Artemis Strike 2017 Exercise Concludes in Crete

More than 200 U.S. soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Artemis Strike 2017, a German-led multinational tactical live-fire exercise held at the NATO Missile Firing Installation in Greece.

Nov. 13, 2017

Serbian, U.S. Paratroopers Conduct Bilateral Double Eagle Exercise

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, are conducting a bilateral Serbian and U.S. airborne exercise.

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