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The United States and Argentina are in agreement about the security situation in South America, and the countries are looking to increase military-to-military ties, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and top Argentine defense officials reaffirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina during a meeting in Buenos Aires.
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Fighting wildfires is “like being in a combat zone, just we're not getting shot at,” said Army Sgt. Julian Ross, one of the California National Guardsmen called up to battle the wildfires in the state.
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Two hundred New York National Guard soldiers and airmen were placed on state active duty after nearly seven inches of rain fell on parts of the state’s Finger Lakes region.
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The fourth iteration of the Noble Partner training exercise wrapped up with a combined arms live-fire exercise and a ceremony.
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Air Force Airman 1st Class David Mapel is following in the footsteps of his father, Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Mark Mapel, as a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft special mission aviator.
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Three retired soldiers were presented with the Defense Department's highest civilian award for valor for exceptional gallantry in action against an armed enemy while serving in Afghanistan as civilian contractors.
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded the Legion of Merit to Lithuanian armed forces chief Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson
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A group of Guardsmen worked together to get medical attention for a woman who was experiencing a cardiac event at a local medical clinic in Hawaii.
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Kenyan and American service members teamed up at the Kenyan army’s 1st Canine Regiment headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, to share the best ways to treat and train military working dogs in the field.
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“I find my job very exciting and satisfying because I transport key supplies, such as food, clothing, fuel and equipment, to the units I am assigned,” said Army Sgt. Siaka Diambou, a motor transport operator
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WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided an update today on the status of identifying the remains transferred in July to the United States from North Korea. An honorable carry ceremony July 27 at Osan Air
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Five years after the Marine Corps stood up a new land-based unit to respond to threats at U.S. embassies and other emergencies across Africa, the Pentagon's top watchdog wants to make sure the force has what it
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Ongoing security operations by coalition forces continue to protect Iraqi and Syrian citizens, but the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is far from over, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve
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The United States is seeking to strengthen relationships with hemispheric nations and wants to be Brazil’s partner especially in times of trouble, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Rio de Janeiro.
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Air and Army National Guardsmen from across the United States have deployed to California and are providing medical aid, transportation, engineer equipment and evacuation assistance to the citizens impacted by the ongoing wildfires.
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The Forensic Exploitation Laboratory Central Command is one of the many facilities where enemy weapons such as IEDs are analyzed by highly trained and educated professionals in various disciplines of forensic science.
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Knowing the pieces' capabilities and limitations is crucial to checkmate the opponent's king in chess. Simply put, it takes skill. Skill is exactly what soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Squadron, 2nd
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After high school, Air Force Staff Sgt. Psalmbrea Noel Doss wanted to move away from Washington state in search of new experiences and a college education.
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A Special Forces soldier who died Sunday in Afghanistan from wounds he sustained from an improvised explosive device was identified Monday by the Defense Department. Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, had
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Brazil’s defense leaders in Brasilia to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.
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Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits have been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support
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The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act provides $700 billion to the Defense Department and paves the way for the most significant investment in the U.S. military and its warfighters in modern history, President
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes of Brazil met at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations.
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arrived in Brazil on the first stop of a trip to assess the military-to-military relations between the United States and its South American partners.
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thinh Huynh left Vietnam 32 years ago as a 10-year-old boy. Today, Huynh serves as the senior enlisted advisor with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment at Fort
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Coalition partner force Maghawir al-Thowra detained 12 suspicious persons transiting inside the coalition-held 55-kilometer deconfliction zone around Tanf in southern Syria, Aug. 9, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. Upon detention and investigation, five
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year
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In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an amendment to the 1947 National Security Act, which officially created the position of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to help provide unified direction of the
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The Air Force launched the first Minuteman III missile off the coast of Florida in 1968 and the same missiles are still in inventory, which is why recapitalization of the entire nuclear triad is needed,
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A group of Marines that traveled to Utah's Zion National Park from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, as part of the Single Marine Program appreciated the chance to get away from it all.
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The proposal to form the U.S. Space Force is rooted in protecting America’s advantages in space and in ensuring such advantages continue, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said during a roundtable discussion with reporters
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The United States and Royal Malaysian navies began the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise which is designed to strengthen the navies’ partnership while ensuring Indo-Pacific maritime security, stability and prosperity.
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Cagle reunited with his older brother, Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Stephen Cagle, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group deputy chief medical officer, at his July 21 reenlistment ceremony in Southwest Asia.
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis will embark on his first trip to South America while leading the Defense Department with visits to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, Pentagon officials announced.
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The United States Space Force would be the sixth branch of the armed services and the Defense Department will release a report outlining the steps needed to make the new branch a reality, Vice President
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The Trump administration plans to establish a Department of the Space Force – a sixth independent branch of the U.S. military – by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday. “To be clear, the
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On Thursday morning, the Pentagon held a formal event to begin the countdown for President Trump’s proposed Space Force. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Pentagon where he launched the countdown of the sixth military
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WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department audit that is underway will allow leaders in the White House, the Pentagon and Congress to find better ways to account for taxpayers’ dollars, DoD’s chief financial officer said yesterday.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Air Force reservists and a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed yesterday to help combat wildfires in California. The reservists join
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FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Exercise Patriot Warrior featured airmen, sailors and soldiers practicing their cyber defense skills in highly challenging environments. “We have to stay ready at all times to defend our networks at home
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KINGSVILLE, Texas -- It happens every year. South Texas is dry for weeks, then it rains. And, then come the mosquitoes. “They can lay their eggs in even the smallest amount of water,” said Navy
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WASHINGTON -- Fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan terror group being held in Afghanistan will be prosecuted for their crimes, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters today. Army Gen.
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WASHINGTON -- The current international order has been a boon for the nations of Southeast Asia, and the United States is working to ensure the nations of the region and world continue to enjoy the
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- When her duty day is over, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen often wonders if she did enough to help identify fallen service members. As the noncommissioned officer in
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Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar isn’t the odds-on favorite to win her race against Republican incumbent John Carter in Texas' 31st Congressional District in November. But it's not the first time she has faced a closed
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POZNAN-KRZESINY, Poland -- Members of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Army participated in the first Deployable Air Base System proof of concept exercise at the 31st Tactical Air Base
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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- “We really are a nation of immigrants,” said Mustak Keval, the 60th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center’s flight chief here. “I am driven by my need
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U.S. servicemembers and other Defense Department personnel can no longer use fitness trackers or certain other geolocation devices and applications in parts of the world deemed operational areas, including warzones, Pentagon officials announced Monday. The
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