|SOP newswire3||Airman Gains Confidence Through Jiujitsu - Air Force Senior Airman Collin Eddington eagerly wakes as the morning sun breaks the horizon, knowing his jiujitsu skills will again be challenged on the mat. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S., Japanese Airmen Work Together During Training Exercise - Nearly 95 personnel and six F-16 Fighting Falcons from Misawa Air Base, Japan, traveled here to participate in an April 23-27 training exercise. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Protests Chinese Interference With U.S. Planes in Djibouti - The United States has protested to China after repeated instances of lasers interfering with U.S. military aircraft landing in Djibouti, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said here today. |
|SOP newswire3||DoD Pays Tribute to Members Killed in Georgia Crash, Afghanistan Attack - The deaths this week of service members in a military plane crash in Georgia and in an enemy attack in Afghanistan are a somber reminder of the dangers members face as they carry out their duties, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said today. |
|SOP newswire3||Changing World Situation Requires Resilient Nuclear Posture - The world has changed and Americas nuclear strategy has to change as well, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said here today. |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Welcomes Polish Defense Minister to Pentagon - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak met at the Pentagon yesterday to discuss mutual security issues and to reaffirm the defense relationship between their nations. |
|SOP newswire3||Military Children: Strong, Resilient, Adaptable Individuals - April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas.|
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Highlights Efforts to Restore Military, Fight Tomorrow's Wars - The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the militarys competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. |
|SOP newswire3||Hardworking Navy Chef Keeps Things Cooking - Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ebony Sharpe, the 628th Force Support Squadrons leading petty officer in charge of Joint Base Charlestons weapons station galley here, makes it a point to provide the example to her culinary team by leading from the front. |
|SOP newswire3||Virginia Tech Grads Serve Together as F-35 Pilots - Three Virginia Tech alumni are now serving as Marine Corps aviators.|
|SOP newswire3||Soldiers Practice Disaster Response Skills at Guardian Response Exercise - Smoking buildings lay ruined. Debris and clothing are scattered across the landscape. Vehicles, some tipped topsy-turvy, are strewn along roads and paths. Human cries for help can be heard, calling out for |
|SOP newswire3||African Nations, Western Partners Conduct Airborne Operations at Flintlock 2018 - The African sun rises over an airfield here near the capital of Ouagadougou. Villagers look to the sky with anticipation as children point upwards and smile once they witness the opening of parachutes.|
|SOP newswire3||DoD Honors Barbara Bush as Dedicated Advocate for Military - The Defense Department paid tribute today to former first lady Barbara Bush, who died April 17. She was 92. |
|SOP newswire3||DoD Must Be More Agile in Technology Development - The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers yesterday. |
|SOP newswire3||Gold Star Children Take on Business World Thanks to TAPS - With the help of a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors initiative, 12 Gold Star children participated in a variety of life-enhancing activities April 11-15 in New York City. |
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Inspectors Comb Aircraft for Potential Problems -
Gloved hands pull a vital aircraft component from glowing, toxic pools of chemically laced liquid designed to reveal otherwise unseen dangers.
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Reaffirms U.S. Albanian Defense Relationship - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka to the Pentagon today to reaffirm the strong defense relationship between the United States and Albania, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S., Allies Strike Syrian Targets in Response to Regimes Chemical Attacks - U.S., French and British forces have struck targets in Syria as punishment for Syrian leader Bashar Assad using chemical weapons against his own people. |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal -
U.S., British and French air and naval forces launched attacks against the Syrian governments chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon news conference tonight.
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Welcomes Dutch Defense Minister to Pentagon - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld of the Netherlands at the Pentagon today. |
|SOP newswire3||DoD Official Highlights Value of Artificial Intelligence to Future Warfare - Mining the advantages of artificial intelligence is in the best interest of national security, a senior Pentagon official said today at the New America Future of War Conference here. |
|SOP newswire3||Air Guard Unit Uses Teal Ribbons in Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign -
Teal ribbons adorned the lawn surrounding the Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Turner Complex parking area here April 7, each signifying one of the 435 sexual assaults reported within Air National Guard units throughout the United States in 2016.
|SOP newswire3||Wounded Troops Share Stories, Strength - Eight wounded service members returned to Afghanistan April 3 as part of the 24th iteration of Operation Proper Exit to bring a message of hope and resiliency to soldiers deployed here. The event facilitated frank discussions about the best outcomes for some of the worst injuries soldiers face|
|SOP newswire3||DoD Extends Sympathy to Families of Service Members Killed in Separate Accidents - The Defense Department extends its deepest sympathies and prayers to the families and friends of the four Marines who died in an April 3 helicopter training accident in California and an Air Force Thunderbirds pilot who died yesterday in an F-16 crash in Nevada, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters today.|
|SOP newswire3||DoD, DHS to Work With Governors to Deploy Guardsmen to Southern Border - President Donald J. Trump has directed the Defense and Homeland Security departments to work with state governors to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border, a top official said today. |
|SOP newswire3||Soldier Born in China Earns Army Ranger Tab - Army Cpl. Lie Wu, a hard-working 31-year-old wheeled vehicle mechanic originally from Xian, China, recently earned the coveted Ranger tab.
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Officer Integrates with Carrier Operations - Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Duval, 33rd Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, participated in a maintenance officer exchange program March 16-22, 2018 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Secretary Wilson Highlights Space Mission - Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the importance of space pertaining to national security during an Air Force Association Breakfast March 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C.|
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Opportunities Help Airman Pursue Music Dream - When Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Sentz enlisted in 2010 as a client systems technician, he thought he would have to set aside his dream of pursuing a career in music. |
|SOP newswire3||Marine Corps Commandant Looks to Improve Readiness - During an Atlantic Council Commanders Series here yesterday, the Marine Corps commandant discussed the Corps plans to have a trained force ready to face any future adversary. |