Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson said in closing remarks at the two-day Central America Security Conference that the U.S. military is looking for ways to enhance
cooperation with its Mexican and Central American partners to address the security challenges that threaten the stability in the region.
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited with military and civilian leaders at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to talk about how art therapy is being
used to help service members and their families deal with difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses.
Forces from the U.S., U.K. and France completed Exercise Alligator Dagger 17, a two-week multilateral amphibious exercise in international waters off the coast
of Djibouti and in the vicinity of Djibouti and Arta Beach.
A group of Air Force reservists from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, have deployed to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan air force in its
fight against insurgents in support of NATO?s Resolute Support mission.
Army Capt. Brandon Carius, a physician assistant serving in South Korea, ran 42 miles to demonstrate his commitment to readiness. Carius, who has participated
in 20 marathons and nine ultramarathons, said that running is meditative, helping him to clear his mind.
The evolving security challenges in Central America are threatening the security beyond the region and demand a unified approach, the commander of U.S. Southern
Command said at a regional security conference.
Members of Task Force Toccoa, a 101st Airborne Division-led unit based in northern Cameroon, built a basketball court with freshly painted lines and hoops
weighed down by concrete blocks next to an active runway, and invited Cameroon service members from the local area for a basketball game to help foster better
Men and women who support the Modular Airborne Firefighting System mission, a U.S. Forest Service aerial firefighting program comprised of Air National Guard,
Air Force Reserve and wildland firefighting agencies from across the country, are training and getting certified near Boise, Idaho.
The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 successfully completed its final pre—deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX),
April 21, marking the completion of its condensed Inter—Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) for an upcoming deployment.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim, who grew up in Lebanon, joined the Air Force to give back to his adopted country. He is now deployed from Homestead Air
Reserve Base, Florida, to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, where he is responsible for the logistics of moving people around base.
The Navy today announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of the facts, circumstances and processes surrounding the recent physiological episodes
involving T—45 and F/A—18 aircrew, to include how these issues have been addressed.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. The discussions
followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon.
A U.S. military working dog handler in Qatar said "not everyone realizes that the dogs we train are not our pets. They are government assets, just like airmen.
And because they are government assets, they are exposed to the same dangers we are, if not more."
Soldiers are helping others through Beyond the Horizon, a partnership exercise between the government of Belize and U.S. Southern Command, where they are
providing free medical services and construction projects throughout Belize.
A U.S. Central Command spokesman said a Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility at Camp Shaheen outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has killed
?probably more than 50? friendly Afghan forces and civilians.
While in Israel, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is steadfastly committed to Israel?s security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel
in confronting regional and other threats.
A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) while conducting
routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea.
Vans filled with medical personnel in more than 10 different uniforms, supply trucks as tall as the houses they parked next to and hundreds of smiling and
wide—eyed locals gathered in the narrow streets of Kampung Suba Buan.
The Defense Department announced the winners of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The awards recognize individuals, teams and installations
for their exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 32 strikes consisting of 80 engagements, Combined Joint
Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse, visited with nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center's surgical ward on Fort Bliss, Texas, where she shared
the story of her battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that eventually caused the amputation of her left leg.
Performing missions at sea, on land, and in the skies daily around the globe, the Navy is a constant presence in the environment. To emphasize stewardship on
all fronts, the Navy workforce is taking part in Earth Day—related activities throughout the month of April.
During his discussions with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel, that he and
the Egyptians "agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership."
President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act so military veterans can continue receiving health care in the
civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider.
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges
inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom?s leading role in regional security as well as
on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.
Faculty members from Yale University's School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Civilian—Military Humanitarian Response
Program conducted the first—ever "Consequences of Disease Outbreak" simulation in New Haven, April 12.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jean-Paul Williams employs exercise to improve his physique and to set a physical fitness example to younger airmen. Williams has
participated in nine fitness competitions, qualifying for nationals eight times. Most recently he competed in the Washington Iron Man competition.
Military engineers' work was highlighted at the Cincu Training Area in Romania, as the third iteration of the Resolute Castle training exercise opened with a
ceremony dedicated to the combined efforts of U.S. and Romanian engineers.
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 33 strikes consisting of 124 engagements, Combined Joint
Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. service members
aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, home of the U.S. Navy?s 7th Fleet.
North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to "provoke" and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to
keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.