|SOP newswire3||Pentagon Releases New Policy on Nondeployable Members - The Defense Department has released a new policy on military retention for nondeployable service members as it seeks to provide more ready and lethal forces, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told Congress yesterday. |
|SOP newswire3||Northcom Ready to Defend North America - The commander of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday that her command is ready to defend the United States today. |
|SOP newswire3||Small Unmanned Aircraft Prove Worth in Battlefield Reconnaissance Role - Small drone aircraft the Army is using are proving their worth as a useful tool for battlefield reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. |
|SOP newswire3||Bomb-Building Airmen Sustain Lethality at Readiness Exercise - At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base here, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadrons munitions flight, better known as AMMO, is responsible for building up and breaking down live bombs that are essential to maintaining a lethal Air Force. |
|SOP newswire3||Married Army Paratroopers Serve Together -
Army Staff Sgts. Zachary and Michelle Evans have spent almost their entire military careers together.
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Stores Donated Blood for Emergency Use During Cobra Gold Exercise - The Armed Services Blood Bank Center, as part of the Armed Services Blood Program, collected and delivered donated blood to two civilian hospitals here for storage for potential emergency use by U.S. service members participating in this years Cobra Gold exercise. |
|SOP newswire3||Sisters in Different Services Train Together - While the two sisters will be separated from each other, Gisella said shell keep in touch with Michelle.|
|SOP newswire3||Soldier Takes Aim Toward DoD Warrior Games and Beyond -
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do just about anything to obtain it?
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Clears Up DACA Deportation for Service Members - U.S. service members who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be deported, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today. |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart at Pentagon - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, at the Pentagon today, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a readout following the meeting. |
|SOP newswire3||African-American Troops Fought to Fight in World War I - During World War I, when African-American National Guard soldiers of New Yorks 15th Infantry Regiment arrived in France in December 1917, they expected to conduct combat training and enter the trenches of the western front right away to fight the enemy. |
|SOP newswire3||Airman Enjoys Rescue Squadrons Fast Pace - The airmen of the 31st Rescue Squadron here provide invaluable rescue services and conduct training, ranging from fast-rope rescue drills over land and sea to practice insertions by parachuting from aircraft. |
|SOP newswire3||Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Omaha - The Navy will commission its newest Independence variant of the littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha, during a ceremony Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. PST at the Broadway Pier in San Diego, according to a Defense Department news release. |
|SOP newswire3||Navy Nurse Saves Man's Life on Ferry Trip - Navy midwifes bring new life into the world. Occasionally, they also save lives. |
|SOP newswire3||Military Receives Free Tax Preparation at VITA Locations - Free, in-person tax preparation services are available now for active duty members, retirees and dependents, according to Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director of the Armed Forces Tax Council.
|SOP newswire3||DoD Launches Initiative to Inform Americans of Military Life -
It is a sign of Americas disconnect with its military that there are those who believe that when a person joins the military, that person cannot have a spouse or children or pets, said Amber Smith, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach.
|SOP newswire3||Airman Earns Award From 4 Service Branches - Not many people can say theyve received awards from four out of the five branches of the armed forces, but through hard work, dedication and a love for his job, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Folks has achieved just that. |
|SOP newswire3||Air Force Successfully Launches New Satellite From Cape Canaveral - The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 here, Jan 19. |
|SOP newswire3||Deputy Secretary, South Korea's Vice Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon - Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and South Korean Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk met at the Pentagon today and reaffirmed the ironclad nature of the alliance and the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression, Defense Department spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis said. |
|SOP newswire3||Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy - Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training here Jan. 8-11 to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.|
|SOP newswire3||Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa - A Marine received the nations highest medal for non-combat heroism during a ceremony here, Jan. 8. |
|SOP newswire3||Free Tax Filing Software Available to Military Members - With the new year bringing a new tax season, Military OneSource has launched its free tax software to support military members and their families in the annual task of filing. |
|SOP newswire3||Hurricane Hunters Gather Data for Winter Storms - Some people might think that when hurricane season comes to an end, so does the mission of the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters. But thats not the case.|
|SOP newswire3||B-52s Return to Pacific for Routine Continuous Bomber Presence Mission - Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command Continuous Bomber Presence mission.|
|SOP newswire3||Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits - Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service. |
|SOP newswire3||Human Trafficking Has No Place in DoD - Combating human trafficking is a responsibility the Defense Department takes very seriously, Anthony M. Kurta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, said today.|
|SOP newswire3||Flying ambulances: Aeromedical evacuation - These teams, the aircrew and aircraft are flying ambulances for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. |
|SOP newswire3||Chain of Command TV Series Connects Strategy With Troops on the Ground - Strategic decisions made in the Pentagon have immediate and far-reaching effects on service members around the world. National Geographic documentary Chain of Command shows both sides of that process. |
|SOP newswire3||Army Engineers Compete in Iron Ram 2018 - Soldiers from the 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armor Division, competed in Iron Ram 2018, an annual battalion-level exercise testing physical fitness and proficiency in soldier skills, Jan. 5 at Kuwait Naval Base in Kuwait. |
|SOP newswire3||Airman Returns From Hurricane Relief With Furry Friend - When Air Force Staff Sgt. John Cox, an air transportation specialist assigned to the New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing here, deployed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, he assumed he would be helping Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria; he did not expect to bring home a four-legged addition to his family. |