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January, 2018

Jan. 25, 2018

U.S., Russia Propose Voluntary Bering Strait Shipping Routes

In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the United States and Russian Federation have proposed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea.

Jan. 25, 2018

Services Detail Efforts to Modernize Personnel System

The Defense Officer Personnel Management Act of 1980 has served the military well, but it needs to change to meet the changing environment, service personnel chiefs told a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee.

Jan. 25, 2018

Mattis, Vietnamese Defense Minister Discuss Security, Other Issues

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich met in Hanoi to discuss regional security issues, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement.

Jan. 25, 2018

Medical Soldiers Sharpen Skills With Coalition Partners in Iraq

Soldiers assigned to the 449th Combat Aviation Brigade and coalition soldiers from New Zealand, Singapore and Australia worked together to simulate a real-world training scenario during a mass casualty training exercise at Camp Taji, Iraq.

Jan. 25, 2018

Face of Defense: National Guard Soldier Educates Next Generation

Standing at the front of classroom filled with roughly two-dozen eighth-grade students, a man in his late 20s teaches a lesson on how to form an argumentative essay using Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” That man is Gregory Kessler, an English language arts teacher and a part-time soldier in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Jan. 24, 2018

Mattis to Thank Vietnam for Supporting North Korean Sanctions

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the U.S and Vietnam are building a positive future together, and he expressed gratitude for the nation’s support on the North Korean issue while speaking with reporters traveling with him in Asia.

Jan. 24, 2018

Air Force Successfully Launches New Satellite From Cape Canaveral

The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Jan. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Earns Award From 4 Service Branches

Not many people can say they’ve received awards from four out of the five branches of the armed forces, but through hard work, dedication and a love for his job, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Folks has achieved just that. “Your time in the military is really what you make of it,” he said.

Jan. 24, 2018

Defense Secretary Meets With Indonesian Counterpart

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with the Indonesian defense minister in Jakarta, where “Mattis noted the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia partnership," the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, Dana W. White, said in a statement.

Jan. 23, 2018

Coalition Precision Strikes Kill Scores of ISIS Terrorists in Syria

Precision strikes killed an estimated 145-150 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists near Shafah, Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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