Department of Defense News

DoD Indefinitely Suspends Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Other Exercises

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

To support implementing the outcomes of the Singapore Summit and in coordination with senior South Korean officials, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
DoD Focus on the Indo-Pacific

Third Atlantic Resolve Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

Equipment belonging to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division began arriving in Europe, June 20, marking the third heel-to-toe Atlantic Resolve aviation rotation.
Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe

New York Air Guard Members Undergo Cold-Weather Training in Greenland

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

Twenty-five airmen with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing spent three days learning to survive during the wing's annual "Kool School" here on the Greenland ice cap.
Students build a shelter during cold weather survival training, commonly known as “Kool School,”at Raven Camp, Greenland.

U.S. Remains Engaged in Indo-Pacific Region, Officials Say

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

The United States remains deeply committed to the Indo-Pacific with more forward-deployed service members in the region than anywhere else in the world, U.S. officials said at the Center for a New American Security conference in Washington.
David F. Helvey, performing the duties of the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, briefs reporters on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' overseas trip while en route to Singapore aboard a military aircraft, June 1, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Face of Defense: Soccer Dream Comes True for Marine Infantryman

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

Fifteen years into his career and after six overseas deployments and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Alberto Boy is team captain for the All-Marine Corps Men's soccer team and says it's a dream to finally be able to play the sport he loves.
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Alberto Boy competes for the first time at the Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship at Fort Bragg, N.C.

DoD Officials: Chinese Actions Threaten U.S. Technological, Industrial Base

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

The Defense Department is facing unprecedented threats to its technological and industrial base as China and other nations actively seek out advanced technology and intellectual property, DoD officials told a House panel.
Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Cyberspace Operations Group configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter's Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md.

U.S. Must Act Now to Maintain Military Technological Advantage, Vice Chairman Says

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

The U.S. must work to maintain its technological superiority over China and Russia as those countries do their best to offset American capabilities in the Western Pacific and Europe, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva said at a security conference in Washington.
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks while sitting on stage beside a moderator.

Sailor Overcomes Combat Injuries, Brings Home 8 Gold Medals From Warrior Games

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

Despite suffering serious injuries from an attack by a member of the Afghan security forces in 2014, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry was determined to avoid a medical retirement and stay on active duty.
Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry addresses media at the Pentagon.

Annual Multilateral Pacific Partnership Mission Concludes

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

The 13th annual Pacific Partnership mission has concluded after completing mission stops in Japan and throughout South and Southeast Asia.
Sailors assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) transfer a mock patient from an SH-60K Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the JMSDF during a bilateral medical training team drill between Mercy and JMSDF personnel. USNS Mercy is making port visits to Yokosuka and Tokyo to promote relationships between U.S. Navy Sailors and Japanese citizens through cultural exchange and bilateral training.

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

23 Jun 2018 00:55:51 Z

The Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency.
The “Stop the Bleed” app, available for iPhone and Android, can help bystanders save lives in the event of an emergency.