|Army Medics Conduct Field Training in Germany - When people are ill or injured, they typically go to their local doctor for care or treatment. However, when soldiers are ill or injured in a combat environment, they depend on the healing hands of their combat medics.|
|Donald Trump Calls for Keeping Guantanamo Open - The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address tonight.|
|Navy Nurse Saves Man's Life on Ferry Trip - Navy midwifes bring new life into the world. Occasionally, they also save lives. |
|Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group - Two coalition naval vessels arrived at Naval Station Norfolk here in recent days to conduct training and operations as part of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. |
|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.
|Air Force Prepares Heritage Flyover for Super Bowl - The Air Force Heritage Flight is scheduled to visit Minnesota to represent the Air Force Feb. 4 at the Super Bowl. |
|DoD Studying Implications of Wearable Devices Giving Too Much Info -
Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters today.
|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.
|UN Envoy for Syria to Attend Russia-sponsored Talks in Sochi - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres will send his Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to Sochi next week to attend the Russia-sponsored Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue, talks reportedly on a political solution towards ending the seven-year Syrian conflict.|
|UN Condemns Massive Vehicle Bomb Attack in Kabul - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres, the Security Council and the UN in Afghanistan have strongly condemned Saturdays massive vehicle bomb attack on a street near Government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which reportedly left 95 people dead and scores wounded.|
|Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack - The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating the insurgents in Afghanistan, the commander of the mission said today, following a terrorist bombing in Kabul.|
|Venezuela: Economic Woes Worsening Malnutrition Among Children - Amid growing food insecurity and rising malnutrition among children on the back of a protracted economic crisis in Venezuela, the United Nations Childrens Fund on Friday called on all actors for rapid and coordinated assistance efforts to reach those most in need. |
|UN Honours Memory of Holocaust Victims - Calling on the world to stand together against the normalization of hate, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has stressed in his message for the International Day dedicated to honouring Holocaust victims that everyone has a responsibility to quickly and decisively resist racism and violence. |
|Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as Threat to the Entire World - The regime of North Koreas Kim Jong-un remains a danger to the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday in Honolulu, while emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.
|Turkey's Assault on Kurdish Fighters Concerns United States - As Turkey continues its attack on Kurdish forces along the Syrian border town of Afrin, the Defense Department says the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the common threat in the region, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters today. |
|Mattis Calls U.S., Vietnam Like-Minded Partners - The United States and Vietnam are like-minded partners that have a forward-looking relationship, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today as he concluded a visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. |
|OIR Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq -
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between Jan. 19-25, conducting 60 strikes consisting of 93 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|World's Most Vulnerable Countries on Track to Achieve Universal Internet Access by 2020 - UN report - The worlds least developed countries are narrowing digital divide, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up this momentum can put their societies on the fast track to sustainable development, the United Nations said on Wednesday. |
|Bring Human Rights to Discussion at Davos, UN Urges - With world leaders converging in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, a group of United Nations human rights experts has called on government and business leaders to use the occasion to decide on concrete actions to bring about positive change. |
|Defense Secretary Meets With Indonesian Counterpart - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met yesterday with Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu in Jakarta, their third meeting since Mattis was sworn in a year ago, the Pentagon chief spokesperson, Dana W. White, said in a statement. |