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Tidd, of SOUTHCOM, told lawmakers earlier this year that the command's resources only permit it to intercept only a quarter of known narcotics shipments to the U.S., but repeated his view it could do more with littoral combat ships, packaged with rotary-wing aircraft and interceptor boats, and coupled with ...
The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas said Thursday it will be leading a $7.5 million U.S. Department of Defense project to create ... Such technology, the school said, could help the defense department lower the number of drones lost due to system failures or damage while flying.

Joe Dunford stressed that the U.S. military has a competitive advantage over any potential adversary right now. “I'm confident we can deter a ... North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been clear that these capabilities are intended to threaten the United States and U.S. allies in the region. Iran continues to ...
The services' surgeons general updated senators on Capitol Hill today on the needs and priorities of military health programs. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Nadja Y. West, Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) C. Forrest Faison III and Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger testified on the posture of the services' medical departments ...
The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military's competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term ... Defense Secretary James N. Mattis testifies on the Defense Department's posture and fiscal year 2019 budget to the Senate Armed Services ...
The U.S. Defense Department is “organizing now for an an expeditious, output-oriented, exploration in research of…advanced technologies” to get emerging ... In March, Steven Walker, the new director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, discussed how the United States was ...

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 between April 20-26, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 34 engagements, officials reported today. Graphic of solider pointing for Operation ...
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas. “Military children go through different challenges than civilian children,” said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Cerna, a parent ...
As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire ... C-130s equipped with MAFFS delivered more than 8 million gallons of fire retardant to aid in the suppression of wildfires around the United States.
“Guardian Sea is an increasingly sophisticated and robust exercise that enables the U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy to continue working closely together and learning from each other,” said Navy Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7. “Each year, as allies, our two nations are becoming ...
When more than 3,100 Google employees signed a letter in April saying that they did not want the company working on one of the Defense Department's most important artificial intelligence initiatives, former Google leader Eric Schmidt was unaware that two the entities were even working together on that ...
We don't have that dad to teach us how to tie a tie,” said Wesley Greene, from Washington, D.C., surviving son of Marine Corps Lt. Col. David Greene, a helicopter pilot who was killed in Iraq on July 28, 2004. At every stop, the 12 Gold Star children met with professionals in the careers they hope to pursue, ...
Gloved hands pull a vital aircraft component from glowing, toxic pools of chemically laced liquid designed to reveal otherwise unseen dangers. An Airman looks at an aircraft part beside a black light. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tye Braden, 19th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, ...
GHEs include a broad range of international medical activities undertaken by the U.S. military. ... “As an international health specialist, I planned and executed GHEs, coordinated Department of Defense health activities across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and developed strategies to use health ...
What if you are screaming for help, but no one can hear you? What if your life starts to crumble? Do you know where to turn or what options are available to veterans and service members? Man and dog stand beside airplane. Retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Jones and his service dog, Apache, pose ...
Mattis Reaffirms U.S.-Albania Defense Relationship. April 17 ... Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka to the Pentagon today to reaffirm the strong defense relationship between the United States and Albania, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
All of this is in support of the Defense Department's priority of building a more lethal force. Much of the equipment that was on ... “Normally, you are in the Pentagon and you are making decisions based on what's on a Power Point slide,” he told reporters at the event. “Now, I have experience in this, but ...

The requested $10.5 billion in military construction and family housing programs in the president's fiscal year 2019 budget request makes significant progress to recapitalize facilities, but it will not reverse the impacts of six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and ...
The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the ... “We are in turn preparing to meet that challenge and to restore the technical overmatch of the United States armed forces that we have traditionally held.”.
The United States military has plenty of innovators, but it doesn't have much time, the new undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee today. Michael D. Griffin told the senators that the speed of innovation will become the differentiating factor.
Kenneth F. McKenzie, the Joint Staff director, briefed the press today from the Pentagon on the operation saying it was successful and that there were no allied casualties. White said the attack ... Since the strike, U.S. officials have not seen any military response from actors within Syria. “We remain postured ...
U.S., British and French air and naval forces launched attacks against the Syrian government's chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such ... The strikes tonight were far harder than the ones last year, when the United States launched 58 missiles against the Shayrat air base following a ...
Google reportedly drafting 'ethical principles' after employee fury over US defense department projects. IANS| ... SAN FRANCISCO: After facing employee fury over a US Defence Department project, Google is reportedly drafting new ethical standards to guide the company's use of technology and products.
The Department of Defense has released video from the USS Monterey firing a Tomahawk missile to strike Syria in retaliation for an apparent chemical weapons attack. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. HFR SEPTEMBER 13 -- USE ...
As our commander in chief, the president has the authority under Article II of the Constitution to use military force overseas to defend important U.S. national interests. The United States has an important national interest in averting a worsening catastrophe in Syria, and specifically deterring the use and ...
Demand for Air Force Capabilities Grows. The demand for Air Force capabilities continues to grow, as the United States experiences a more competitive and dangerous international security environment, Air Force Lt. General Arnold W. Bunch Jr., military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the ...
“Today, times have changed and the relationship between Japan and the United States has become stronger than ever as can be seen in this event,” Hirokami said. “We together mourn the soldiers who lost their lives here.” Following the ceremony, U.S. and Japanese participants visited the Peleliu ...
Lethal and Ready: U.S. Marines. Rocco listed recruiting and retaining high-quality men and women for the Marine Corps as his highest priority. “There's a continuous challenge to keep high-quality Marines, especially in the current economy and increasingly competitive civilian job market,” he said. “This is ...
After missing their January deadline, the US Defense Department has announced that they have completed their transition to Windows 10 by the end of their second deadline, March 31st. The feat was announced by Acting DOD CIO Essye Miller during an industry day in National Harbor, MD. “For the most ...
President Donald Trump, meanwhile, publicly claimed for several years that Obama was not born in the United States, even after Obama released a copy of his longform birth certificate, before saying in September 2016 that he believed Obama was born in the United States. In November 2017, however, ...
Pacific Partnership 2018 marks the 13th iteration of the Navy's humanitarian and civic assistance mission. It brings together a vast array of military personnel from countries including the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. In each demographic, you'll find personnel who are on their first, second, or even third trip to ...
The 53rd WRS is the only Defense Department unit that flies reconnaissance missions into severe tropical weather during the hurricane season, June 1 through Nov. 30, to gather data for the ... Her father, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and Navy pilot, influenced her career choice, she said. “I always thought weather was ...
In 2006, when the Department of Defense spelled out its future security role, it saw only one overriding mission: its “Long War” against international terrorism. “With its allies and partners, the United States must be prepared to wage this war in many locations simultaneously and for some years to come,” the ...
Kuwaiti officers led the way through the training lanes using their tactics, techniques and procedures, allowing the U.S. observers to pick up some ideas and to share some of their own techniques. “Today we're working with our Kuwaiti partners to practice working in an urban operation, just to better familiarize ourselves and ...
The Defense Department kicked off a bug bounty program on Sunday to boost the security of the enterprise system used by millions of employees to organize travel plans. Reina Staley, chief of staff and co-founder of the Defense Digital Service, told Nextgov the competition is focused on the Defense Travel ...
“Our success relies on interoperability between U.S. and European forces,” said another airman. “We use common practices, but it is invaluable to integrate and train alongside our partners. This allows U.S. forces to gain credibility and build relationships that will continue during future engagements.”.
Army Spc. Angela Euson, a combat medic with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Warrior Transition Battalion, competes in air rifle at the Pacific Regional Warrior Game Trials 2017 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 8, 2017. Euson plans to compete at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, ...
A North Carolina teenager and his family paid a special visit to the Pentagon today and met several Defense Department leaders. ... John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, host Cooper Smith and his family during an official visit to the Pentagon, April 2, 2018.
The American soldier killed in a roadside bombing in Syria has been identified by the Department of Defense as 36-year-old Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar from Austin, Texas, per USA Today. Dunbar and British soldier Sgt. Matt Tonroe were killed by the detonation of an "improvised explosive device" on March 30.
ROCKFORD — Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense have expressed interest in obtaining office space inside the federal courthouse in Rockford, an official confirmed, a move that could benefit businesses in the Rock River Valley looking to land federal contracts. Shawn Lewellen, U.S. General ...
Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to ...
The US defence secretary, James Mattis, greeted the incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, outside the Pentagon on Thursday. After shaking hands in front of reporters, Mattis said to Bolton: 'I've heard that you're actually the devil incarnate and I wanted to meet you.' Bolton, a military hawk, will ...
“The majority of our soldiers work in the medical field as our daily jobs as civilians. This allows us to think outside the box, be innovative, and remain up-to-date with the most current and successful treatment plans. Due to the Geneva Conventions, medical personnel can only carry a weapon for self-defense ...
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 between March 23-29, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
The company that lifted a Kentucky Fried Chicken Zinger burger into the stratosphere is now landing contracts with the U.S. Defense Department for remote-sensing and communications projects. From a 700-ft. launchpad in Tucson, Arizona, World View Enterprises' Stratollite Flight Services has begun ...
During an Atlantic Council “Commanders Series” here yesterday, the Marine Corps commandant discussed the Corps' plans to have a trained force ready to face any future adversary. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller highlighted this year's budget, which he said will allow the Corps to accelerate their ...
Some have questioned whether the new vice commander position should be viewed as the Air Force slapping a new title on the responsibilities of the A11. However, Goldfein said he envisions Thompson's work at the Pentagon to be more oriented to AFSC's role as a major command focused on space ...
Washington (CNN) Dramatic new video released by the US military on Tuesday reveals rare footage of American special operators and Afghan Special Security Forces conducting a nighttime raid targeting ISIS-affiliated fighters in Afghanistan -- footage that the Pentagon said documents the latest in a string ...
In Trump's mind, Congress gave the money to the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis works for Trump, and Trump sees the wall as part of the United States' defense. Ergo, he wants the Pentagon to build that wall. What was the point of being Commander-in-Chief — with a defense budget he boasts is ...
New Jersey Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kristina Sofchak , a Black Hawk helicopter maintenance test pilot with Detachment 2, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment here, recalled that she loved to talk to her mother about career paths. NJ warrant officer shatters glass ceiling. New Jersey ...


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