Department of Defense News

DoD Policy Chief Urges U.S.-Russian Collaboration on Mutual-Interest Issues

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

The United States has to be open to opportunities for collaboration with Russia where the countries’ interests align, the undersecretary for defense for policy said during the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off after landing on the deck of the U.S. Navy Ship Alan Shepard in the Persian Gulf, Dec. 31, 2015.

DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to Ukraine

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

The Defense Department plans to provide $200 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces.
Operation Atlantic Resolve

Oregon Airmen Train to Support Wildland Firefighters

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

Fifty-seven airmen from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, spent two weeks learning to assist wildland firefighters.
Oregon National Guardsmen deploy emergency fire shelters during training.

United Accord Brings Together U.S., Ghanaian Troops

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

Members of Ghana’s armed forces are partnered with participants from other African nations, European allies and U.S. Army Africa for exercise United Accord 2018.
A Ghanaian soldier greets an American soldier.

Face of Defense: Airman Finds Better Life After Abandoning Gangs for Service

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

Growing up in Gilroy, California, Jacqueline Jauregui had everything a girl could wish for: money, designer clothes and so much more. Shortly after her high school graduation, her father took everything from her and kicked her to the streets.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Jauregui, enlisted aide to the Air Force Space Command deputy commander, poses for a photo at the 21st Space Wing portrait studio at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., June 20, 2018. Jauregui made a life-changing decision in 2008 to separate herself from Crip gang activity and join the Air Force. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley

Pressure Mounting on ISIS as Operation Roundup Continues

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials congratulated the Syrian Democratic Forces on their clearance of Dashishah, Syria, and the ongoing success of their operations to clear Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants from northeast Syria.
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. DoD Graphic

Centcom Commander: Success in Defeating ISIS Lies With Coalition Partners, Allies

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

Continued commitment from coalition partners in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the promotion of regional security and stability set the conditions for a lasting victory, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.
Marines walk from an MV-22B Osprey

South Asia Strategy Working in Afghanistan, Centcom Commander Says

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told reporters at the Pentagon.
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses the Marines and Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 22, 2018. Votel, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and other distinguished visitors took a tour of Iwo Jima and spoke with crew members and Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, who are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner/Released)

Exercise Sea Breeze 2018 Concludes in Ukraine

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

A multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen regional maritime security concluded with a ceremony in Odessa, Ukraine.
Marines maneuver through a grassy field.

World War II Survivor Marks Guam Liberation

22 Jul 2018 13:05:50 Z

Seventy-six years after her father was captured by Japanese forces in Guam, Irene Perez Ploke Sgambelluri participated in a full-honors ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marking the anniversary of the island's liberation.
Woman helps soldier lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.