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Iraqi Air Force Conducts Strike Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:24:00 GMT
The Iraqi air force conducted an airstrike near Hajin, Syria, against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists operating near the Iraq-Syria border, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. DoD Graphic

Mattis, Brazilian Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:13:00 GMT
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna of Brazil to discuss the strategic defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

Army, Marine Corps Stress Importance of Ground Forces Modernization 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:37:00 GMT
Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers in Washington the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.
Soldiers from Task Force Stalwart, composed of soldiers from 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a group photo in Afghanistan.

25th Infantry Division Soldiers Aid Relief Efforts on Hawaii Island Kauai 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:09:00 GMT
Army aviators and other soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division assisted emergency response efforts here for the island’s residents and tourists in the aftermath of recent heavy rainstorms and mudslide-producing flooding.
A 25th Infantry Division soldier aids in efforts to transport emergency vehicles, food, water, bedding, hygiene products and other supplies to residents and visitors of the Hawaii island of Kauai.

Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:14:00 GMT
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are using 3-D printing to make aircraft parts, saving time and money and avoiding logistics hurdles.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Rodriguez, a maintenance officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds a 3-D printed plastic bumper for an F-35B Lightning II landing gear door aboard the USS Wasp while underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 19, 2018. Marines with CLB-31 are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing, which is the technique of replicating digital 3-D models as tangible objects.  The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Pacific.

Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Mechanic Earns Officer Scholarship 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:19:00 GMT
In 2010, the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history struck the Caribbean island, killing more than 100,000 people and leaving about 1.5 million others homeless. Army Spc. Carl Denis and his family were among the people suffering in the aftermath. Eight years later, he has an opportunity to be commissioned as an Army officer.
Soldier holding a large ratchet works on a helicopter.

Mattis, Qatar’s Defense Minister Discuss Mutual Security Interests 

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:38:00 GMT
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah of Qatar to the Pentagon to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the United States and Qatar.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis stands with Qatari Defense Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah outside of the Pentagon.

Speed Must Accompany Innovation, Pentagon Official Tells Senate 

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:08:00 GMT
The U.S. must focus on getting technology into troops’ hands faster to maintain a technical advantage on the battlefield, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told a Senate panel.
Michael D. Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, sits in front of a microphone.

DoD’s Underfunded Maintenance Backlog Exceeds $116 Billion, Official Says 

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:40:00 GMT
The Defense Department is setting strategic goals to confront the maintenance challenges created by six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment told a House panel.
A Japanese construction worker paves the foundation for new base housing at Camp Foster, Japan.

Service Members Seeing First Fruits of Army Acquisition Changes 

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:16:00 GMT
Changes in the Army acquisition process mean new technology will get to the field faster, including enhanced binocular night-vision goggles, said Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy, who visited Fort Belvoir, Va., to see projects in development.
A soldier from Program Executive Office Soldier shows off the new enhanced binocular night-vision goggles helmet during a demonstration at Fort Belvoir, Va.


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