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Nov. 13, 2018

New enlistees answer the call to serve

On November 11th, Veterans Day, more than 130 future service members marched onto the field at halftime to take the Oath of Enlistment in front of thousands of football fans during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium.

Nov. 8, 2018

HM15 and Puller Team Up for Training

An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 embarked the expeditionary sea-base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) for the first time in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations for interoperability training, Oct. 28-Nov. 7.

Oct. 28, 2018

Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military’s Competitive Advantage

The U.S. military can protect the homeland and fulfill its alliance commitments today, but defense planners must also be concerned about maintaining the competitive advantage in the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an address at the Military Reporters and Editors conference.

Oct. 24, 2018

Strengthening partnerships through air and missile defense exercises

U.S. Air Forces Central Command service members completed Air and Missile Defense Exercise 18-03 in September.

Oct. 16, 2018

Chiefs of Defense Conference Looks to ‘Win the Peace’ Against Violent Extremism

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the Counter Violent Extremist Organizations Chiefs of Defense Conference, which drew representatives from 83 nations, including all the U.S. combatant commanders and commanders of counter terrorism operations from around the world.

Oct. 12, 2018

43rd EECS provides disruptive capability for the battlefield

The 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron isn’t quite as flashy as some of their counterparts here in the Central Command area of responsibility. They do not drop munitions on target, engage in air-to-air combat or fly at hypersonic speeds. However, their mission may be one of the most underrated.

Oct. 3, 2018

Qatari and American Soldiers Build Camaraderie at Weapons Range

CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, QATAR -- The 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, currently assigned to Area Support Group Qatar (ASG-QA), joined their Qatar Central General Depot (CGD) counterparts for a weapons familiarization range at the Qatar Special Forces Range Compound and the Al Ghalail training area, from September 09, 2018 to September 12, 2018.

Oct. 3, 2018

Cybersecurity: 'Remain vigilant, be accountable, stand ready' Army major general says

WASHINGTON -- The theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October will be "Remain vigilant, be accountable, stand ready," said Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee. Yee, the Army's acting deputy chief information officer, G-6, spoke at the Defense Strategies Institute-sponsored "Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium" here, Tuesday.

Oct. 2, 2018

FAST Marines train for contingencies in Egypt

Around the globe, members of the Department of State serve Americans working and living abroad, providing critical administrative and emergency capabilities in nearly 300 host nations. While they are committed to serving U.S. citizens, U.S. Marines are committed to serving those members of the U.S. Embassies abroad. Sustained readiness is the name-of-the-game for Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team – Central Command, who stand ready to protect U.S. interests and consulates in the Middle East at a moment’s notice.

Oct. 2, 2018

Right on target: Afghan MD-530 pilot takes out ISIS-K terrorists

He was still in high school when he decided he wanted to serve his country. As a teenager from Ghanzi Province he moved to Kabul to attend the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.