In April, U.S. Africa Command will sponsor the first conference for all chiefs of defense on the African continent, Africom Commander Marine Corps Gen. Thomas
D. Waldhauser told reporters during a Pentagon briefing.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Pentagon to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the
role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos at the Pentagon, discussing a variety of topics including trans-Mediterranean
migration, terrorism, and instability in the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle East.
Defense Department officials held a video conference with Russian defense ministry counterparts, discussing a memorandum of understanding for the safety of
flight in Syria to ensure that each side continues to adhere to agreed-upon measures to prevent incidents in Syria.
Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in
Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.
The Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy has established Task Force Ocean -- part of an effort to further assess the state of ocean science in the Navy,
which encompasses its oceanographic infrastructure, technologies, technical workforce and how ocean science is applied to naval operations.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Spanish Minister of Defense Maria Delores de Cospedal met at the Pentagon, where the two leaders discussed the enduring
U.S.-Spain security relationship as well as their continued commitment to NATO.
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bill Coan, 58, who?s also a volunteer fireman working with the Hurffville Fire Company at Station 10-3 in New Jersey, has been
recognized for his work as a firefighter multiple times. Coan said being a firefighter brings its own rewards. ?Over the years, I?ve delivered babies and that?s
great, but when you actually save a life, that?s special.?
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Michael R. Pence, welcomed military women representing each of the five branches of the armed forces to the vice
presidential residence to celebrate Women's History Month.
Senior defense officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on DoD programs for countering traditional weapons of mass destruction and plans
for countering a new threat posed by use of synthetic biology tools.
Threats from violent extremists and a resurgent Russia require both strong U.S. capabilities in Europe and a sustained commitment to the NATO alliance, Army
Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe, told a Senate committee.
Many soldiers already know they should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but more than half of them probably get six or less, and
that can have an adverse effect on their performance and health, said Army Col. (Dr.) Vincent Mysliwiec, a sleep researcher.
In an effort to achieve Army Recruiting Command's "largest within-year mission increase ever," the Army is offering $200 million in enlistment incentive bonuses
for future soldiers heading to specialties that especially need to be filled, said Army Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC?s deputy commander. The bonuses took
effect Jan. 26, and the total amount offered is the largest in five years.
Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, the deputy
commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said in Washington, D.C.
Air Force Master Sgt. David Whanger, a member of the Air National Guard, was selected to attend the prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy.
Whanger said his attendance at the academy was one of the best experiences of his military career. Its learning process, he added, is ?leadership that helps you
recognize more of yourself at the same time.?
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services and the Veteran Affairs Center for Women Veterans co-hosted an event at the Women in Military Service
for American Memorial, celebrating the historic enlistment of Loretta P. Walsh, March 21, 1917, exactly 100 years ago.
An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a mission in the vicinity of Japan with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a mission with South Korean
Air Force F-15K and F-16 aircraft in South Korean airspace.
Local forces in Syria launched a multi-pronged offensive that included a daring air assault behind enemy lines to liberate Tabqa Dam, located 25 miles upstream
from the city of Raqqa, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.
The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging
global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, honored military senior enlisted
advisors and presented actor Gary Sinise with the Legacy of Hope Award during a gala held in Arlington, Va.
Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, where they'll be used by the Afghan air force for close-air
attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.
Air Force Capt. Eduardo Torrez, an emergency room staff nurse and former competitive fighter, employs boxing as a way to stay fit. The former Army sergeant has
had more than 50 amateur fights, winning more than 90 percent of them. Torrez said boxing is one of the best ways to get in shape physically but it also
requires mental strength.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Finnish Defense Minister Jussi Niinisto at the Pentagon to discuss a range of security issues, including Russian
aggression, NATO and the U.S.-Finland security cooperation relationship.
In testimony at a House hearing on military social media policies, Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for personnel and
readiness, said the DoD is committed to promoting an environment where all service members are treated with dignity and respect.
A historian with the Army?s Center of Military History said President Woodrow Wilson truly wanted to stay out of World War I, but if the United States had to
enter the war, then it had to be for more than just maintaining the status quo.
The trans-Atlantic bonds built on a legacy of common commitments and common defense continue to get stronger, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said before a meeting
at the Pentagon with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
American soldiers with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado, are helping out at a local school as they
participate in training in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.
Ben Skardon, a 99-year-old retired Army colonel, was the oldest participant and the only survivor of World War II's Bataan Death March to participate in the
Bataan Memorial Death March walk held at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
For the second time in five days, guided—missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) intercepted a small, stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian
Sea and seized 500 kilograms of Hashish, March 17.
With more than 54 years of combined military service, 10,000 flying hours and multiple overseas deployments, Noel and Justin Larson were promoted on the same
day to chief warrant officer 5 and chief warrant officer 4, respectively. On any given day, the brothers can be seen diligently providing support for the state
of Washington's hectic aviation mission.
Iraqi forces are advancing into the old city of Mosul as they move closer to the Iron Bridge that will take them to the modern city center, Pentagon press
operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.
During the joint natural disaster response exercise Vigilant Guard 2017, the Georgia National Guard and guardsmen from five surrounding states will simulate a
hurricane to improve collaborative efforts in the region, a Pentagon spokesman said.
U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force 30 and CTF-70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the South Korean navy to strengthen maritime
interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.
380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters deployed to Southwest Asia trained alongside Royal Australian air force firefighters from a nearby
logistics installation on a weekly basis for the last three months.
Most of the soldiers of Bravo Company, 3rd Platoon, at the Army's Airborne School hold the rank of private first class or specialist, with an average age of 22.
But one looks a bit older and carries a little more experience. First Lt. Nicholas T. Krantz, at age 41 with 21 years of service in the Army Reserve, is always
on the lookout for new challenges.