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January, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico

Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.

Jan. 16, 2018

Soldiers Visit Polish Cadets at Local School

Soldiers from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, met with Polish military cadets at a local school in Rzepin, Poland, in an effort to continue building upon Polish-U.S. relations.

Jan. 16, 2018

NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is participating in the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels to help examine situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the alliance border with Russia.

Jan. 16, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Dies Rescuing 4 People in Burning Building

Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, a 27-year-old New York National Guardsman, caught the attention of senior officials as well as the national media when he died after entering a burning apartment building in New York City's Bronx at least three times on the night of Dec. 28, 2017, saving four people.

Jan. 16, 2018

Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department

In Brussels to participate in the NATO Military Committee meeting, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said continuing budget resolutions must end so the DoD can achieve the fiscal stability and predictability it requires.

Jan. 15, 2018

Russia’s Actions, Spending Send Chill Through Europe, Dunford Says

Russia’s recent history and military investments show that the nation is a threat to Europe and beyond, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Brussels, where he will attend a NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

Jan. 15, 2018

Thinkers Strategize in DoD’s Innovation Corps Boot Camp

Forty innovative thinkers from the four military services gathered in Washington for a class where they tested out new methods to solve problems in the Defense Department.

Jan. 15, 2018

Dunford Receives Award From Germany, Stresses Importance of Alliances

The U.S. military draws its strength from the nation’s strong alliances, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a ceremony in Brussels in which one of those allies recognized his contributions.

Jan. 13, 2018

Pacom Officials: Missile Warning in Hawaii Was False Alarm

U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, Pacom officials said in a statement after Hawaii residents received an emergency notification warning of an inbound ballistic missile threat.

Jan. 13, 2018

Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan's minister of state for space policy met to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan can expand cooperation in that domain.

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