Nov. 7, 2017

Soldier-linguist and Afghan native fulfills his American Dream

Every Tuesday at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Col. Phil Deppert, commandant of the Institute, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan Ramsey, the senior enlisted leader, meet-and-greet all the new personnel during the newcomers briefing.

Nov. 3, 2017

Navy Celebrates 2017 National American Indian and Native Alaskan Heritage Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating American Indians and Native Alaskans during National American Indian and Native Alaskan Heritage Month throughout the month of November. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Standing Together."

Nov. 3, 2017

'The Long Road Home' to healing: New miniseries focuses on Soldiers' experiences in Iraq

While on the set of an upcoming TV show revolving around a deadly ambush that he and other 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers endured in Iraq, Eric Bourquin managed to get the emotional healing he had sought for years.

Oct. 31, 2017

U.S.-led Coalition’s Support to Continue After Raqqa’s Liberation, Official Says

Despite its defeat in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria still exists, and the U.S.-led coalition will not back off from supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces, an Operation Inherent Resolve task force commander said.

Oct. 31, 2017

On guard against cyber threats

Cybersecurity is a combination of processes, practices, and technologies devised to protect our data, information systems, and networks from unauthorized access, misuse, and malicious cyberattacks.

Oct. 30, 2017

Mattis: Military Force Authorizations Remain Sound

The 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force remain sound bases for ongoing U.S. military operations against the mutating threat of terrorism aimed at innocents around the globe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Oct. 27, 2017

ANDSF working to destroy Taliban in Nad’Ali; bringing security to local populace

Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are working in conjunction to destroy Taliban insurgents in the Nad’Ali district during Operation Maiwand Seven.

Oct. 27, 2017

Cripwell assumes responsibility as deputy commander; Castellano bids farewell

KABUL, Afghanistan — Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell assumed responsibility as the deputy commander of Resolute Support during a change of responsibility ceremony here today.

Oct. 26, 2017

US, UK Complete Mine Identification and Exploitation Exercise 2017

ARABIAN GULF -- The exercise allowed for U.S. and U.K. forces to share knowledge of mine countermeasures (MCM) capabilities in searching, identifying and neutralizing mines that could threaten the freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce. “This exercise provides a unique opportunity for both navies to exchange knowledge and expertise on expeditionary mine countermeasures capabilities,” said Lt. Travis Miller, officer in charge of post mission analysis for Task Group 56.1. “Militaries must work together when a crisis emerges, it is important for partner nations to build strong relationships.”

Oct. 25, 2017

Dunford: Chiefs of Defense Counter-ISIS Meeting ‘Historic’

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said the meeting of more than 70 chiefs of defense at the Counter-Violent Extremist Organization Conference was a historic occasion.