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Mattis Thanks Colombian Officials for Denouncing Undemocratic Actions 

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:30:00 GMT
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked the Colombian defense minister for their countryís regional leadership role as a security exporter during a meeting in the capital city of Bogota, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero stand at attention.

Civil Affairs Soldiers Enhance Tanzanian Operations to Counter Illicit Trafficking 

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:47:00 GMT
Deep in one of the largest countries in East Africa, U.S. Army soldiers have been training Tanzanian game wardens in operations to deter poachers and prevent extremist organizations from profiting from illicit activities.
Army Staff Sgt. David Marcet, with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, provides guidance during a practical exercise in ground reconnaissance for Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority game wardens in Ngwala, Tanzania, July 24, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn

Making Memories to Last a Lifetime 

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:12:00 GMT
Soldiers at Fort Carson in Colorado welcomed 11-year-old Carson Raulerson, who was born with Knobloch Syndrome, a rare progressive degenerative disease that causes most people with it to lose their eyesight before they turn 20.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Saul Mulholland, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, shows Carson Raulerson how flight instructors can control environmental variables for pilots training on the Black Hawk simulator at Fort Carson, Colo. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Bryant

Face of Defense: Deployed Soldier Produces Beats in Off-Duty Time 

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:58:00 GMT
Army Spc. Marqueze McGee, a motor transport operator deployed to Kuwait, finds time to work on his dream of becoming a beat music producer.
Army Spc. Marqueze McGee, a motor transport operator assigned to the Mississippi Army National Guardís Alpha Company, 106th Brigade Support Battalion, finds time to work on his music while deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Aug. 4, 2018. Mississippi Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jovi Prevot

U.S., Argentina Agree to Strengthen Military Relationship 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:01:00 GMT
The United States and Argentina are in agreement about the security situation in South America, and the countries are looking to increase military-to-military ties, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.

Mattis, Argentine Defense Officials Meet in Buenos Aires 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:01:00 GMT
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and top Argentine defense officials reaffirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina during a meeting in Buenos Aires.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis embraces Argentinian Defense Minister Oscar Aguad.

Guardsmen Bring Combat Skills to Fighting Western Fires 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Representatives from the California Army and Air National Guard discussed the National Guard's role during the California wildfires and described how combat skills are enhancing firefighting efforts during an update to reporters at the Pentagon.
Airmen do a preflight check on a drone.

New York, Pennsylvania Guardsmen Assist Flood Response Efforts 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:11:00 GMT
Two hundred New York National Guard soldiers and airmen were placed on state active duty after nearly seven inches of rain fell on parts of the stateís Finger Lakes region.
National Guard soldiers rescue a flood victim.

Noble Partner 18 Exercise Concludes in Georgia 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:36:00 GMT
The fourth iteration of the Noble Partner training exercise wrapped up with a combined arms live-fire exercise and a ceremony.
An Army officer speaks at a podium in front of a large red and white logo.

Face of Defense: Son Follows Fatherís Path to the Air Force 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:51:00 GMT
Air Force Airman 1st Class David Mapel is following in the footsteps of his father, Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Mark Mapel, as a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft special mission aviator.


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