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Archive: May, 2017

May 31, 2017

Dunford to Consult with U.S. Partners During Asia Trip

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, departed Washington for meetings with U.S. partners in Japan, Singapore and Australia.

May 31, 2017

Missile Defense Agency Chief: BMD System ‘Ready to Defend the Homeland Today’

A successful test of part of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system shows that the United States can defend itself against the threat of ballistic missile launches from North Korea or Iran, the director of the Missile Defense Agency said.

May 31, 2017

DoD Vaccine Research Saves Military, Civilian Lives

Americans rely on the U.S. military to keep them safe from humans who would do them harm. What they might not know is that some service members work around the clock to protect them from microscopic bad guys, as well.

May 31, 2017

23rd Annual CARAT Exercise Begins in Thailand

The 23rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise series between the Royal Thai navy and the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commenced in Sattahip, Thailand.

May 31, 2017

U.S. Soldiers Train at Ghana Military-Led Jungle Warfare School

Mud-caked, sweat-soaked and carrying minimal survival tools, soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment move through the dense brush of the Ghana’s Achiase Jungle.

May 31, 2017

Face of Defense: Mother, Daughter Reflect on Air Guard Service

Although set on different paths for military service, Air Force Master Sgt. Peggy Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Nichole Jordan of the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing have experienced a journey few airmen can claim -- one characterized by dedication, tradition, and ultimately, love.

May 31, 2017

Officials Provide Details of Latest Defeat-ISIS Strikes

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

May 30, 2017

Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test

The Defense Department successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the ground-based midcourse defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system.

May 30, 2017

Montford Point Marines Receive Honors in Illinois Town

A distinguished group of African-American Marine Corps veterans were honored in the town of Colp, Illinois, for their service during World War II and subsequent conflicts.

May 30, 2017

Partnered Forces Continue to Make Progress in Syria, Iraq

In Syria, forces are closing in on Raqqa while Iraqi forces have surrounded the old city in west Mosul, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters during an update on the coalition's progress in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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