101st Airborne Departs Liberia After Successful Mission

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)MONROVIA, Liberia, Feb. 27, 2015 – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony yesterday at the Barclay Training Center here, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Air Force Staff Sergeant Beats Cancer

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. James M. Hodgman60th Air Mobility WingTRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2015 – For many people, Independence Day is all about celebration, spending time with family and watching fireworks light up the night sky. But for Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard L. Johnson, July 4, 2014, … [Read more...]

Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 27, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported … [Read more...]

Sequester Degrades Navy, Marine Corps Readiness, Officials Say

By Nick SimeoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Funding cuts triggered by the 2011 Budget Control Act have negatively impacted Navy and Marine Corps readiness, leaving sailors and Marines inadequately prepared to fight and increasing the dangers to them if they do, the chief … [Read more...]

DoD CIO Details Information Technology Priorities

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen discussed the joint information environment, the cloud, detailed technology investments and the threat of sequestration yesterday in testimony before a House … [Read more...]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News ReleaseSOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 26, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported … [Read more...]

Army Paratroopers Conduct Historic Jump in Alaska

U.S. Army AlaskaDEADHORSE, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2015 – U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers conducted the largest U.S. airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle in over a decade Feb. 24 to hone their skills in conducting Arctic airborne and mobility operations. Paratroopers from the 25th Infantry Division’s … [Read more...]

Walter Reed Celebrates National African American History Month

By Sarah MarshallWalter Reed National Military Medical CenterBETHESDA, Md., Feb. 26, 2015 – To honor the innumerable contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Multicultural Committee here hosted a Feb. 19 celebration of National African … [Read more...]

Sea Services Officials Detail Sequestration’s Impact

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Under the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, the military’s sea services would be able to carry out their worldwide missions, but if sequestration triggers, all bets are off, senior Navy and Marine Corps officials said … [Read more...]

Battaglia Explains Importance of Financial Literacy

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Service members and their families need to make informed investment decisions and avoid unnecessary risks to ensure financial readiness both during and after their service commitments, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman … [Read more...]