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Utah Airmen Work to Restore Communications in Virgin Islands

Six airmen assigned to the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability team of the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing based in Salt Lake City are deployed here to provide critical communications in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

SOP newswire3Battaglia Begins Jacksonville Trip to Strengthen Partnerships - Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, today began a six-day trip to Jacksonville, Florida, focusing on Defense Department partnerships with the PGA Tour and nonprofit organizations committed to national military outreach.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: DoD Examines, Uses New Data to Combat Sexual Assault - DoD will capitalize on being a learning and growing organization as it takes new data and forms new policies to combat sexual assault, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
SOP newswire3Air Force Will Defend, Boost Space Assets, General Says - Space is absolutely vital to the American way of life and it is also vital to the protection of the nation, the commander of Air Force Space Command told the Defense Writers` Group here this morning.
SOP newswire3Aircraft Maintainer Saves Air Force $5 Million - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein is an avionics, electro-environmental and propulsions systems expert. But he`s not your average specialist flight expediter -- his expertise has saved the Air Force $5 million.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Adaptive Sports Help Soldier Conquer Illness - The athletes will compete in track and field, shooting, swimming, cycling, archery, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball events.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Urges 'Force of Future` to Eradicate Sexual Assault - Eradicating the scourge of sexual assault in the military will require strong leaders if the U.S. military is to remain the finest fighting force in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today at Georgetown University here.
SOP newswire3Special Ops Forces Weakening Terrorist Groups - U.S. special operations forces are successfully taking direct action against multiple global terrorist organizations while building U.S. partner capacity, a top Defense Department official told a Senate panel today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Warships Help Ensure Maritime Security in Arabian Sea - The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy are now operating in the Arabian Sea in response to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, a Defense Department spokesman said today.
SOP newswire3Dempsey, Leaders Honor Military Children of Year - Resilience, leadership and achievement are just a few of the many traits that earned six youths acclaim from senior leaders during Operation Homefront`s 7th annual Military Child of the Year Award Gala in Arlington, Va., Thursday.
SOP newswire3F-35 Program On Right Track - Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines.
SOP newswire3New DoD Cyber Strategy Nears Release - The Defense Department will release a new cyber strategy next week to guide the way ahead for cyber in the foreseeable future, a senior Pentagon official told Congress today.
SOP newswire3Women, Diversity Are Military Mission Critical - The military can take the lead in breaking down the biases against women and people of diverse backgrounds, to create a stronger force and set the path for the nation.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: Sexual Assault Undermines Military`s Values - Sexual assaults and retaliation against people who report them undermine the military`s values of honor and trust, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday in a message to the Defense Department`s workforce.
SOP newswire3Commanders Describe Budgetary Needs to Senate Panel - In an uncertain security environment, sequestration and its associated budget inflexibility are grave threats to national security, three top military commanders told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
SOP newswire3Sea Services Release Revised Maritime Strategy - The sea services today released a new maritime strategy, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and homeland security objectives.
SOP newswire3Northcom Chief Discusses Threats to Homeland - The most dangerous threats to the U.S. homeland include transnational criminal networks, homegrown violent extremists and cyberattacks, Navy Adm. William E. Gortney told a Senate panel today
SOP newswire3Searchers Seek 7 Marines, 4 Soldiers After Helicopter Accident - Search and rescue teams are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers this morning after an accident near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
SOP newswire3Eagle Resolve 2015 Multilateral Exercise Kicks Off in Kuwait - U.S. forces, Gulf Cooperation Council nations and international partners are participating in the multilateral Eagle Resolve exercise held in Kuwait, according to U.S. Central Command officials.
SOP newswire3Stamps Honors Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients - This Sunday, March 8, marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines.
SOP newswire3First Lady: Mental Illness Should Carry No Stigma - The military reaches out to assist troubled service members, and helping people with mental health issues, First Lady Michelle Obama told attendees at a conference.
SOP newswire3Coast Guard Leader Celebrates, Champions Diversity - To the Coast Guard because talent, courage, patriotism -- those things are gender- and color-blind.
SOP newswire3John Kerry Welcomes Vets to Fellowship Program - Veterans took the forefront as Secretary of State John F. Kerry welcomed the inaugural fellows of the Veterans Innovation Partnership today.
SOP newswire3Air Force Seeks $10 Billion Over Sequestration Funding - The demand for Air Force capabilities is increasing, therefore the service is requesting $10 billion more than sequestration-level funding provides.
SOP newswire3Annual Event Honors Military`s African-American Leaders - Prominent African-Americans from all walks of life have served as a bridge between the past and today, as well as a bridge to the future, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Feb. 6.
SOP newswire3Military Leaders: Resources Key for National Security Strategy - Praising President Barack Obama`s 2015 National Security Strategy for recognizing the challenges the nation faces, the Defense Department`s top civilian and military leaders today stressed the need for an end to scheduled sequestration spending cuts to allow the military to do its part in implementing the strategy.
SOP newswire3Army Approves Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Shooting Victims - Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood.
SOP newswire3Air Force Takes Part in Off-station Training With Greece - Air Force personnel are in off-station training in Elefsis, Greece, to promote and maintain joint readiness, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel: NATO Must Continue to Change in Face of New Threats - The NATO alliance is transforming to address new threats, and it must continue to do so, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Brussels today.
SOP newswire3Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm U.S. Military Superiority - The severe, multiyear budget cuts of sequestration will have a negative impact on the Defense Department and U.S. military technological superiority, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall told a congressional panel today.
SOP newswire3Air Force Identifies Platform for Next Air Force One - Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with Frank Kendall, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One.
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