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January, 2018

Jan. 30, 2018

Military Police Use ‘Raven’ UAVs at Allied Spirit Exercise

Military policemen with the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas, are putting a lightweight small unmanned aerial system known as the Raven to use during the Allied Spirit VIII exercise held at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

Jan. 30, 2018

Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group

Two coalition naval vessels arrived at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to conduct training and operations as part of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group's composite training unit exercise.

Jan. 30, 2018

Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Saves Man’s Life on Ferry Trip

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erika Schilling, a nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., was recognized by Washington State Ferries with the Life Ring Award certificate for her life saving efforts on Dec. 2, 2017, when she saved a male passenger's life by administering emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 14 minutes on the Kingston-Edmunds ferry.

Jan. 29, 2018

Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy

All Defense Department personnel need to be in alignment with the new National Defense Strategy to make the joint force more lethal and strengthen alliances, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Jan. 29, 2018

DoD Launches Initiative to Inform Americans of Military Life

It's a sign of America’s disconnect with its military that there are those who believe service members cannot have a spouse or children or pets, defense officials said during a discussion on an outreach program called "This Is Your Military."

Jan. 29, 2018

DoD Studying Implications of Wearable Devices Giving Too Much Info

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts.

Jan. 29, 2018

Weather Forecasters Contribute to Mission Success

Given the volatility of weather patterns at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico, Air Force pilots there need the help of 27th Special Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters to contribute to their safety and mission success.

Jan. 29, 2018

Air Force Prepares Heritage Flyover for Super Bowl

An Air Force Heritage Flight flyover of current and vintage aircraft is scheduled as part of pre-game ceremonies for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Jan. 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Follows in Grandfather’s Footsteps

Army Capt. Christopher J. Collins, operations advisor for 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Polk, La., is slated to serve as a military advisor to Afghan security forces, a job his grandfather, retired Army Capt. James R. Collins, performed as a member of the Vietnam Military Assistance Advisory Group.

Jan. 27, 2018

Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating insurgents in Afghanistan and bringing peace, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, the mission commander, said following a deadly Jan. 27 terrorist bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

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