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January, 2018

Jan. 23, 2018

Mattis Visiting Indonesia, Vietnam to Build Relationships

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said to reporters on his way to Jakarta, Indonesia, that building alliances and partners are at the crux of his trip to the Indo-Pacific region.

Jan. 23, 2018

U.S. Service Members Train With Djiboutian Military Partners

Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s communications directorate trained with Djiboutian service members during a military-to-military exchange of best practices at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

Jan. 23, 2018

Soldiers Test New Modular Handgun System at Fort Polk

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade familiarized themselves and qualified with the XM17 handgun at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Jan. 23, 2018

New York Guardsmen Prepare for Flooding

New York National Guardsmen have been activated to prepare for potential flooding in upstate New York ahead of expected higher temperatures and rain.

Jan. 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Credits Career to Associations During Upbringing

As the clock ticked away on her senior year of college, Brietta Larmon knew she had little time to decide what was next. She needed a pursuit that would fit her outgoing personality and military background. By the end of her senior year, she found exactly the adventure she was looking for: the thrill of flying.

Jan. 20, 2018

Shutdown Affects Quality of Life, Family Readiness Programs

The government shutdown that began at midnight will affect the operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs offered by the Defense Department to service members and their families, Pentagon officials said.

Jan. 20, 2018

Mattis Issues Guidance As Federal Government Shuts Down

The Defense Department will continue its mission to defend the people of the United States, American allies and U.S. vital interests around the world during the government shutdown, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a memo.

Jan. 19, 2018

Deputy Secretary, South Korea’s Vice Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met with the South Korean vice defense minister at the Pentagon, where they reaffirmed the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression, a DoD spokesman said.

Jan. 19, 2018

Budget Uncertainty Puts DoD in ‘Difficult Situation,’ Deputy Secretary Says

The uncertainty over government funding is putting the Defense Department workforce in a “difficult situation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said in a memorandum to employees.

Jan. 19, 2018

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world.

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