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- Surgeons General Emphasize Readiness as Priority in Military Medicine
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:59:00 GMT
Readiness is the priority of the Military Health System, the surgeons general of the Army, Navy and Air Force told the Senate Appropriations Committeeâ€™s defense subcommittee.
- Votel Details Mosul Strike Investigation to Congressional Committee
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT
Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee that Centcom will get to the truth of reports surrounding a coalition strike in Mosul, Iraq, targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists that allegedly killed as many as 200 civilians.
- USS Princeton Participates in Strait Transit Exercise
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMT
The guided missile cruiser USS Princeton participated in a show of force strait transit training exercise around San Clemente Island off the coast of Southern California.
- Special Operations Troops From 15 Countries Conduct Allied Spirit VI
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:29:00 GMT
Special operations forces joined more than 3,000 service members representing 15 NATO and partner nations to participate in exercise Allied Spirit VI at 7th Army Training Commandâ€™s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
- Lessons From the Past Guide Future Air Force Leaders
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:09:00 GMT
Robert Schilling, a former airman and gunner on the AC-47 â€śSpookyâ€ť aircraft, told stories about his experiences as an enlisted troop deployed to Vietnam and shared leadership lessons with students attending the Airman Leadership School at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
- Centcom Commander Briefs Congress on Regional Threats
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:29:00 GMT
Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, looked beyond the current conflicts in the greater Middle East and told the House Armed Services Committee that Iran is the greatest danger to peace in the region.
- Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:36:00 GMT
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 28 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS targets, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
- Face of Defense: Soldier Takes Love of Boxing to Romania
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:41:00 GMT
Army Sgt. Marcos Benitez, an armor crewman deployed to Romania as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, enjoys the sport of boxing and hopes to qualify for a spot on the boxing team in the World Class Athlete Program, the Armyâ€™s Olympic development team. Benitez, who started boxing at the age of 6, said that boxing is an inspiration and an outlet for him.
- Inherent Resolve Commander Addresses Reports of Mosul Civilian Casualties
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:15:00 GMT
Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said that there are a lot of conflicting reports about what brought down a building or buildings that caused civilian casualties in Mosul, Iraq, on March 17.
- Mattis Plans Trip to New York, London
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:45:00 GMT
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to New York to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations and then to London, where he will emphasize the trans-Atlantic bond between the United States and the United Kingdom.