President Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command
Friday, August 18, 2017

At the direction of the president, the Defense Department has initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command. .. read more..

DoD Initiates Process to Elevate U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command
Friday, August 18, 2017

At the direction of the president, the Defense Department has initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command to strengthen cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve the nation’s defense. .. read more..

DoD Announces Start of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian
Friday, August 18, 2017

South Korea and U.S. Combined Forces Command will hold the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Aug. 21-31, a computer-simulated defensive exercise designed to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula. .. read more..

Defense Secretary to Visit Middle East and Europe
Friday, August 18, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Turkey and make his first visit as secretary to Jordan and Kyiv, Ukraine, during a five-day trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships in the Middle East and Europe, Pentagon officials said. .. read more..

Medical Exercise in Cameroon Enhances Army Readiness
Friday, August 18, 2017

The U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-5 in Cameroon gave U.S. Army medical professionals a chance to work at a partnered nation's established and alternatively resourced medical facility, shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts. .. read more..

Medical Exercise in Cameroon Enhances Army Readiness
Friday, August 18, 2017

The U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-5 in Cameroon gave U.S. Army medical professionals a chance to work at a partnered nation's established and alternatively resourced medical facility, shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts. .. read more..

Shark Therapy: Wounded Soldiers Learn Coping Skills in Shark Tank
Friday, August 18, 2017

The four soldiers who stood over the shark tank knew what creatures lurked below. But as large flashes of gray streaked across the dark water, they willingly dove in to see if what many find terrifying could actually be therapeutic. .. read more..

Face of Defense: Army Reserve Sniper is Mentor, Model Soldier
Friday, August 18, 2017

Army Sgt. Ian Rivera-Aponte lies motionless in the tall grass, hidden by face paint and his ghillie suit. He stares down the scope of his M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle and waits to take the shot. This is the life of a sniper. .. read more..

Face of Defense: Army Reserve Sniper is Mentor, Model Soldier
Friday, August 18, 2017

Army Sgt. Ian Rivera-Aponte lies motionless in the tall grass, hidden by face paint and his ghillie suit. He stares down the scope of his M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle and waits to take the shot. This is the life of a sniper. A third-generation service member, Rivera-Aponte said he's just trying to... .. read more..

Officials Release Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq
Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. .. read more..

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