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Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today's Security Challenges

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today told this years U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident theyll carry forward the legacy of the schools founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time.

SOP newswire3Officials Detail DoD Support During Unprecedented Hurricane Season - Defense Department officials told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday how DoD has supported federal, state and local officials in responding to the unprecedented series of hurricanes this year.
SOP newswire3Bioenvironmental Technicians Keep Guam Base Safe - On the isolated Pacific island of Guam, protecting the limited natural resources and establishing a safe working environment is essential to mission success.
SOP newswire3Sailors Bring Smiles to Children at Sri Lanka Hospital - Sailors from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and members of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka visited children at Lady Ridgeway Hospital here during a port visit yesterday.
SOP newswire3Hurricane Maria Hits Home for Nimitz Sailor - For many sailors aboard the deployed aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, Hurricane Maria hit close to home. But for one Nimitz sailor, it literally hit home.
SOP newswire3Airman Returns to San Antonio to Train Next Generation - As a basic trainee, Air Force Senior Airman Robert Allore completed his combat arms training at the Medina Training Annex here.
SOP newswire3Dunford: DoD Owes Families, Nation Information on Niger Action - The Defense Department owes the families of the soldiers lost in Niger and the American people an explanation of what the soldiers were doing in Niger and why it was important, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
SOP newswire3Dawn Blitz 2017: Realistic and Relevant Amphibious Training - The Navy Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the Marine Corps 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade kicked off the joint amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz here Oct. 20.
SOP newswire3AETC Leaders Learn From Airmen Who Celebrate Life - Twenty-two Airmen, most from Air Education and Training Command and several from around the Air Force, presented their stories of resiliency and their ideas about how to celebrate life at AETCs annual Senior Leaders Conference at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Oct. 19, 2017.
SOP newswire3DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military - The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, Stephanie Miller, DoDs chief of accessions, said today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Highlights Working By, With, Through Allies - International military operations for U.S. forces have evolved to work by, with and through, allied nations who join the United States in a range of efforts, including the U.S.-led coalition formed to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday.
SOP newswire3Mattis Details Three Lines of Effort in Memo to DoD Personnel - The Defense Department is on a wartime footing and the pursuit of global security and stability requires that the U.S. armed forces remain the worlds preeminent fighting force, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an Oct. 5 memorandum to all DoD personnel.
SOP newswire3U.S. Military Adapting in Complex Environment, Mattis Says - The U.S. military is adapting to remain the most lethal joint force on the planet and to respond to evolving global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said here today.
SOP newswire3Shipment of Household Goods, Vehicles Consolidates Under Transcom - U.S. Transportation Command is now the single manager of the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3, which oversees the Defense Departments household goods and privately owned vehicle shipment programs.
SOP newswire3DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico - The number of DoD personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference today.
SOP newswire3Military in Puerto Rico Will Stay Until All Needs Are Met - Federal officials in Puerto Rico stressed today that the island has suffered catastrophic damage and that it will take time to recover from the devastation Hurricane Maria wrought upon the commonwealth.
SOP newswire3Service Members Work With Puerto Rican, Federal Agencies to Help Island Recover - The Puerto Rican government is working closely with federal agencies -- including the Defense Department -- to recover from the catastrophe that was Hurricane Maria, officials on the island said via teleconference today.
SOP newswire3DoD Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts - In Puerto Rico, enhanced communications and completed assessments are providing a clearer picture of the extent of the storm damage and the magnitude of the response challenge, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today.
SOP newswire3DoD Continues Round-the-Clock Support Following Hurricanes in Caribbean - The federal government priority is continuing to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Utah 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 newswire3FEMA Stands Up ISB at JB San Antonio to Support Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts - The Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Kelly Field, Texas to aid Hurricane Maria relief efforts with support from the 502nd Air Base Wing, Sept. 21, 2017.
SOP newswire3U.S. Bombers, Fighter Escorts Fly Over Waters East of North Korea - Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea today, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement announcing the mission. This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea coast in the 21st century, White said.
SOP newswire3Kentucky Guardsmen Deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria Relief - Seven special tactics airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing left here yesterday for the Caribbean, where they will open airfields so humanitarian aid can be delivered and residents can be evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the third major hurricane to hit the region in the past month.
SOP newswire3Secretary Mattis Issues Interim Guidance on Transgender Personnel Service - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has issued interim guidance on military service by transgender individuals based on direction received from a presidential memorandum, Defense Department officials said today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Begins Nuclear-Focused Trip - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left this morning on a three-day nuclear-focused trip that comes during ongoing reviews of the U.S. nuclear posture and ballistic missile defense.
SOP newswire3Air Force Couple Takes Journey to Citizenship - Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Chiriboga and Airman 1st Class Estefania Briceno Ron travelled far from their former home in Ecuador and today theyre both airmen, U.S. citizens and married to each other.
SOP newswire3Electronic Warfare Aircraft Contribute to Defeat ISIS - The Air Force has the non-kinetic ability to disrupt enemy communications on the ground and therefore turn the tables on the battlefield.
SOP newswire330,000 More Guardsmen Ready to Respond in Hurricane Relief Effort - The National Guard response to Hurricane Harvey will be a long-term, sustained effort, a senior National Guard official said today, adding that up 30,000 Guard members stand ready to assist with those efforts if needed.
SOP newswire3Air Force Hurricane Hunters Track Harvey - Hurricane Harvey began as a scattered collection of clouds drifting across the Atlantic Ocean and in just over a week it has developed into a Category 3 storm.
SOP newswire3Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in U.S. Military - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed today that there is no room in the U.S. military for racism and bigotry.
SOP newswire3Selva Discusses Nature of Nuclear Deterrence at Mitchell Institute Forum - Nuclear deterrence is the most important mission for the Defense Department, and the nation cannot afford to let this capability atrophy, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
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