Archive: 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.

Sept. 28, 2018

USMC F-35B conducts first combat strike in CENTCOM AOR

During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander.

Sept. 25, 2018

Mattis stresses Geneva process for Syria

The fight continues in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to wrest the last 2 percent of land once controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from the grasp of the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said here today.

Sept. 24, 2018

Task Force 55 Conducts GUNNEX

ARABIAN GULF -- Ships from Task Force (TF) 55 conducted a gunnery exercise (GUNNEX) in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 19. Participants included guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and coastal patrol ships USS Hurricane (PC 3), USS Monsoon (PC 4), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Firebolt (PC 10).

Sept. 20, 2018

Defense Intel Chief puts great power competition in context

People told the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency that in his speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies he should just say “Great power competition, artificial intelligence” and then drop the mic and walk off.

Sept. 19, 2018

Five nations participate in exercise Regional Cooperation 18

More than 200 service members from five nations are conducting Regional Cooperation 2018 (RC18), a joint command-post exercise, Sept. 10 - 21, at Camp Edwards on Joint Base Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Sept. 19, 2018

Bright Star Command Post Exercise Pursues Strategic Partnership

U.S. and Egyptian armed forces took part in a multilateral Command Post Exercise (CPX) on September 9-17 during Bright Star 18.

Sept. 18, 2018

Coalition effort aims at stability in Iraq, Syria

The coalition continues to help forces in both Iraq and Syria establish security and stability in areas that have known nothing but oppression since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reared its head five years ago, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said.