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January, 2018

Jan. 11, 2018

Logistics Airmen in Alaska Keep Aircraft Airborne

Airmen from the 673rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facilities section provide liquid oxygen and other vital resources for aircrews at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Jan. 11, 2018

Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those affected by recent mudslides.

Jan. 11, 2018

Face of Defense: Video Highlights Airman's 'Interesting' Resilience

A video feature that highlights an airman’s setback and recovery from open heart surgery was published online recently by the Air National Guard’s training and education center. “The Most Interesting Man in the Guard,” tells the story of Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Shaun Withers, and how surgery altered his active lifestyle.

Jan. 10, 2018

U.S. Airstrikes Kill Senior Terrorists in Yemen

Several key al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula leaders were killed in recent U.S. airstrikes in Yemen, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Jan. 10, 2018

DoD Owes Taxpayers Full Accounting of Assets, Comptroller Tells House

The process has started for the first departmentwide audit in Defense Department history, an audit that's important for business reform, Congress and the taxpayer, the DoD comptroller told the House Armed Services Committee.

Jan. 10, 2018

Soldiers in Poland Try Out for Sniper School

American soldiers with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, held sniper school tryouts in Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland. The tryouts allowed the unit to select the five best candidates to send to the strenuous seven-week long sniper course at the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Jan. 10, 2018

‘Chain of Command’ TV Series Connects Strategy With Troops on the Ground

Strategic decisions made in the Pentagon have immediate and far-reaching effects on service members around the world. National Geographic’s documentary “Chain of Command” shows both sides of that process.

Jan. 10, 2018

Face of Defense: Pursuing Christmas Thief Earns Recognition for Sailor

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Mugavero received a legislative resolution at the Guam Congress Building Dec. 29, for his courageous efforts while pursuing a thief at a mall in Dededo, Guam, two days before Christmas. "I just heard someone yelling, 'He took my purse!' and immediately ran after the guy," Mugavero said.

Jan. 9, 2018

Trump Signs Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Transitioning Veterans

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order allowing transitioning service members and veterans to receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service.

Jan. 9, 2018

AMC Band Adds Muscle Shoals Sound to Legacy

Soldiers from the Army Materiel Command's band, based at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, recorded music with the Army Field Band's Six-String Soldiers at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, where many famed artists have made recordings for decades.

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