Department of Defense News

Captain Excited to Lead U.S. Team at Invictus Games

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

A pilot who returned to active duty after losing her leg to an accident said she's honored to lead the U.S. team at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Roegge Succeeds Padilla as National Defense University President

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

Professional military education is a U.S. military priority, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a ceremony in which Navy Vice Adm. Frederick Roegge succeeded Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frederick Padilla as National Defense University president.

U.S. Precision Airstrikes Kill 17 ISIS Militants in Libya

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

U.S. forces, in coordination with Libya's government of national accord and aligned forces, conducted six precision airstrikes in Libya against an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria desert camp Sept. 22, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said.

DoD Continues Round-the-Clock Support Following Hurricanes in Caribbean

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

The federal government's priority is continuing to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea, a Pentagon spokesman said.

DoD: U.S. Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

The United States seeks only the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the end of threatening actions or provocations by North Korea, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters.

Missouri Guardsmen to Support Virgin Islands Relief Effort

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

The Missouri Army National Guard has sent helicopters and crews to the Virgin Islands to assist with hurricane response efforts including search and rescue and aerial reconnaissance.

Mattis Travels to India to Emphasize 'Enduring U.S. Commitment'

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to India to underscore the enduring U.S. commitment to its strategic partner, Defense Department officials said.

Air Guard Assists With Receiving Area for Hurricane Relief Responders

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

Waves of first responders and their families shuffled through a 165th Airlift Wing reception center in Georgia as part of Hurricane Maria relief processing and operations.

Face of Defense: Fort Bragg Soldier Recalls Personal Hurricane Experience

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

Vincent Dupree was a 22-year-old security guard at Miami's Cutler Ridge Mall when Hurricane Andrew roared through South Florida in 1992. Now an Army staff sergeant, Dupree said the Category 5 storm hit with little warning. Dupree has returned to the Sunshine State to support relief missions after Hurricane Irma, which struck Miami as a Category 4 hurricane.

Medically Retired Soldier Encourages Others to ‘Just Try’

26 Sep 2017 06:08:01 Z

Whether it’s adding another medal to his collection or meeting his comrades for another friendly competition on the tennis or basketball courts this week, Roosevelt Anderson, a medically retired U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant, said he looked forward to competing at the third Invictus Games in Toronto.