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  • Fort Drum Army Aviators Push Boundaries During Falcon’s Peak Exercise
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:33:00 GMT

    10th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers from Fort Drum, N.Y., participated in Falcon’s Peak, a 10-day aviation exercise that simulated a rapid readiness deployment of air and ground troops from Fort Drum to Camp Ethan Allen and Camp Johnson in Vermont.
    10th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots from Fort Drum, N.Y., executed tactical flight operations during the Falcon's Peak exercise.
  • Army Secretary, Senior NCO Discuss Retention, Modernization
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:04:00 GMT

    Readiness in the Army is trending upward and the service branch remains the most potent fighting force in the world, ready to deploy, fight and win in any conflict, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters.
    Army Secretary Mark Esper speaks to soldiers at Fort Knox, Ky., April 6, 2018
  • Mattis Welcomes Japanese Counterpart, Discusses Regional Security
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:58:00 GMT

    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon where the leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.
    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis stands next to the Japanese defense minister during an honor cordon.
  • African Nations, Western Partners Conduct Airborne Operations at Flintlock 2018
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:55:00 GMT

    Flintlock is an annual exercise that provides approximately 1,500 service members from more than 20 African, North American and European nations the opportunity to build trust and confidence, and bolster partnerships, with high-altitude low-opening and static line jumps. It is U.S. Africa Command's largest annual special operations forces exercise.
    A member of the Burkinabe free fall team lands in front of local villagers.
  • Pentagon Honors Secretary of Defense Environmental Award Recipients
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:45:00 GMT

    The Defense Department is honoring nine winners with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards for exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.
    A CV-22 Osprey crew conducts recent flight operations training above Hurlburt Field's Santa Rosa Sound, Florida.
  • Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:16:00 GMT

    Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    Graphic of solider pointing for Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Face of Defense: Airman-Poet Enjoys Community Involvement
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:12:00 GMT

    A 4th Space Control Squadron’s logistics flight chief and unit deployment manager at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., can be found downtown with his friends, reciting poetry at a restaurant or hosting his own local poetry open mic night on evenings or weekends.
    Air Force Staff Sgt. Sipho Brannen, who started a monthly open mic night for poets, musicians and singers in Colorado Springs, poses for a photo at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
  • Defense Department Moves Closer to Cloud Computing
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:02:00 GMT

    The Defense Department’s information technology move to the cloud will rapidly deliver advantages to the battlefield by enabling new machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
    A civilian and a Marine general stand behind a podium.
  • DoD Honors Barbara Bush as ‘Dedicated Advocate’ for Military
    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:58:00 GMT

    The Defense Department paid tribute to former first lady Barbara Bush who will be remembered for serving many roles with great significance to many people, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.
    Ship sponsor first lady Barbara Bush breaks a bottle of champagne on the bow of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington as President George H.W. Bush looks on in Newport News, Va., July 21, 1990.
  • Strikes Successful Against Syrian Chemical Weapons, DoD Officials Say
    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:36:00 GMT

    The strikes last week against Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal were successful in degrading that country’s chemical weapons, research and storage facilities, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said.
    A bomber separates from the boom of another aircraft.