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A coalition member hangs an 81-millimeter mortar prior to launching it at a known ISIS location near the Iraqi-Syrian border, May 13, 2018. The coalition provided fire support and airstrikes to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and liberate all land east of the Euphrates River. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster
Mattis Discusses Fight in Middle Euphrates River Valley The fight continues in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to wrest the last 2 percent of land once controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from the grasp of the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters. Story

An Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar, Afghanistan, May 8, 2018. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Afghan Forces Proving Their Resilience, Secretary Says Afghan security forces have taken severe casualties, but they continue to fight and protect the populace, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during a news conference at the Pentagon. Story

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 21, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Service members who were held as prisoners of war and those still missing from the nation's wars deserve respect and admiration from the nation for which they fought, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. Story | DoD News Now | Full Event | Flickr Album | Transcript

Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Cyberspace Operations Group configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter's Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
White House Releases First National Cyber Strategy in 15 Years The first new National Cyber Strategy in 15 years is built on four pillars: protecting the American people, the homeland and the American way of life; promoting American prosperity; preserving peace through strength; and advancing American influence. Story

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move fifty-five transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at JBPH-H for identification. North Korea recently turned over the remains to the U.S. and is the first mass turnover of remains since the early '90s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)
DoD Agency Identifies Soldiers Lost in Korean War From Returned Remains Two soldiers who died during the Korean War have been identified from the remains returned from North Korea, President Donald J. Trump announced. Story

Pence Presents Repatriation Flag at Korean War Veterans Memorial Vice President Mike Pence presented one of the flags used during last month's repatriation ceremony for the remains of 55 U.S. service members from the Korean War to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation during a ceremony in Washington. Video

Members of the North Carolina National Guard perform road repairs after massive flooding from Hurricane Florence left many routes in the state impassable, Sept. 22, 2018. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Devon Bistarkey
Florence: Information and Resources As thousands of U.S. military personnel under the guidance of U.S. Northern Command continue to respond to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence, we will update this page with the latest information, including tips for preparedness and dealing with the storm’s aftermath. Related Link
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

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