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Defense

Colombian general acts as CFACC during annual PANAMAX exercise

Posted August 10, 2016 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sergio Andrés Garzón Vélez, Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 16, and his aid Lt. Col. Ricardo, receive an update during a commander’s update briefing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., July 31, 2016. PANAMAX is an annual exercise sponsored by U.S….

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Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Defense

Tips for surviving PCS season

Posted May 8, 2015 by Sarah R. Garner

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois – Preparation for the upcoming peak moving season for service members has begun and officials in charge of the Department of Defense’s household goods moving program, the Defense Personal Property Program, want to remind everyone that the summer months can be a challenging time for moving. “We know moving can…

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Defense

Special Operations develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit

Posted January 30, 2015 by Jim Garamone

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s way. The TALOS suit “was chartered to explore and catalyze a revolutionary integration…

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Defense

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Defense

Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Posted June 19, 2015 by Jessica Rouse

FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks our sixth…

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Defense

Mil-Leaders: Closing Guantanamo is security issue

Posted April 1, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Significant numbers of Defense Department and senior military leaders say closing the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is the single most important action the United States can take to counter terrorism, DoD’s special envoy for Guantanamo detention closure said on Capitol Hill today. Paul M. Lewis and the State Department’s…

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(Hawaii Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Robert Cabuco)
Defense

Rogers: Data Manipulation, Non-State Actor Intrusions are Coming Cyber Threats

Posted November 19, 2015 by Cheryl PellerinDoD News

WASHINGTON — Two specific emerging challenges are among those that concern Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. The challenges are a potential inability to trust financial and other data due to manipulation by adversaries, and the disregard of some non-state actors for connectivity and other staples…

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Defense

ThanksUSA offers scholarships to children, spouses of U.S. Troops

Posted April 10, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – ThanksUSA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to thanking America’s troops through the gift of education, is inviting children and spouses of America’s armed forces to apply for its post-secondary education scholarships, according to a ThanksUSA news release issued today. Those interested can apply via the organization’s website, and the application period extends from…

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Defense

Troop level decision continues to resonate

Posted December 10, 2015 by Jim GaramoneDoD News

BAGRAM AIRFIELD — President Barack Obama’s decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission told reporters here today. Army Gen. John F. Campbell said that at this time last year the United States was headed toward 1,000 service members in Afghanistan by…

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