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Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action 

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:43:00 GMT
Service members who were held as prisoners of war and those still missing from the nation's wars deserve respect and admiration from the nation for which they fought, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at a lectern on a parade field, as troops stand behind him.

White House Releases First National Cyber Strategy in 15 Years 

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:06:00 GMT
The first new National Cyber Strategy in 15 years is built on four pillars: protecting the American people, the homeland and the American way of life; promoting American prosperity; preserving peace through strength; and advancing American influence.
Military cyber experts meet in a conference room.

DoD Agency Identifies Soldiers Lost in Korean War From Returned Remains 

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:24:00 GMT
Two soldiers who died during the Korean War have been identified from the remains returned from North Korea, President Donald J. Trump announced.
Kelly K. McKeague, left, the director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, discusses the work that goes into finding and identifying missing service members during a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington.

Air Force Assists Army During Saber Junction 18 

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:21:00 GMT
During Exercise Saber Junction 18, part of an annual U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise series, the U.S. Air Force provided aircraft during training that promotes interoperability between U.S. troops and participating allies and partner nations.
U.S. and Italian soldiers wait to load onto a C-17 Globemaster III as part of Exercise Saber Junction 18 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Allies and partners use the opportunity provided by the exercises to work through their own training objectives while also working on interoperability solutions. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Schultz

Face of Defense: Goalie-Turned-Air Force Officer Earns NCAA Accolades 

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:50:00 GMT
Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, has been named as one of the NCAA’s Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees for her excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, who just began her studies as a first-year medical student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., is shown in her goalie gear as a member of the University of Minnesota women’s ice hockey team. Peters has been named as one of the NCAA's Top 30 Woman of the Year honorees. NCAA/University of Minnesota courtesy photo by Sarah E. Marshall

Service Members Continue Helping Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria 

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:46:00 GMT
After Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017, more than 11,000 airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines from units around the United States mobilized to help the American territory.
Soldier meet to discuss hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Stratcom Commander: Military Coming to Grips With Multidomain Battlefield 

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:55:00 GMT
The multidomain battlefield requires a degree of integration that the U.S. military is coming to grips with, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said.
Four-star Air Force general and Air Force command chief master sergeant speak at Air Force Association conference.

Airman Practices Humanitarianism on the Home Front 

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:36:00 GMT
With sounds of power drills, hammers and coordinated shouts flying through the air, a 27-year-old Air Force senior airman is helping to build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Washington.
Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Eury Jr., center, speaks with his fellow Air Force Honor Guard members at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington.

‘It’s Not Over,’ Guard says of N.C. Hurricane Relief Mission 

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:27:00 GMT
Soldiers continue to help evacuate residents in flood-ravaged communities along North Carolina’s coastal plains six days after Hurricane Florence made landfall.
South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1053rd Transportation Company assist a family that was trapped inside their vehicle during the early morning hours as a result of flood waters on the roadway in Hamer, S.C., Sept. 18, 2018. Rescues are underway in hard-hit North Carolina as well.

Face of Defense: Dual-Hatted Air Guard Doctor Serves as Community Partner 

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:10:00 GMT
At every Innovative Readiness Training event there is a community partner: an agency or group that applies and asks for support in their area. IRT Ola de Esperanza Sanadora is unique in that its community partner is also a member of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.
An Air Force officer poses for a photo.


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