July 27, 2020

Task Force Illini Exercises Mass Casualty Response Plan

Task Force Illini, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois National Guard conducted a mass casualty response exercise as part of the validation to assume the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine mission at Collective Training Center - Yavoriv, Ukraine July 27.

July 22, 2020

Esper Discusses Importance of Indo-Pacific Strategy

The United States is following the tenets of the National Defense Strategy and prioritizing resources to the Indo-Pacific theater, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said during a virtual speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

July 20, 2020

Ministry of Defense Advisors Program Seeks Applicants

The Ministry of Defense Advisors Program's goal was, and still is, to standardize the selection and training of the DOD's highest civilian performers and transform them into the world's best advisors, DOD officials said.

July 20, 2020

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership

The Wisconsin National Guard was selected to begin a new state partnership with Papua New Guinea as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

July 16, 2020

DLA provides medical equipment to support coronavirus relief in Italy

Excess health care equipment like monitors, infusion pumps, aspirators and scopes were donated to Naples area hospitals in June.

July 15, 2020

U.S.-U.K. Agree to Modernization Collaboration

On June 13, the United States and the United Kingdom announced the formal launch of a defense modernization collaboration and planning framework.

July 10, 2020

Innovation and Its Discontents: National Models of Military Innovation and the Dual-Use Conundrum

Dr. Amy J. Nelson's Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) Report explores variations in national models of innovation, as well as the pathways or levers those models afford in controlling innovation’s end product. This report focuses on dual-use. The report uses case studies of both U.S. and German investment in artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing to highlight national approaches to innovation.

July 10, 2020

SMDC team brings another Zombie to life during recent test

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center’s Targets Division launched a Pathfinder Zombie target from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, June 25 for a foreign military sales customer. Preliminary reviews show that the Pathfinder Zombie test was successful with the target launching exactly on time and flying within predictions and requirements.

July 10, 2020

Florida Guard Soldier helps forge closer ties with South American partner

Since arriving in Paraguay last November, 1st Lt. Carolina Caceres has been very busy. Caceres, a Florida National Guard Soldier assigned to the 356th Quartermaster Support Company headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is in Paraguay as part of a US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) program aimed at improving U.S. and partner nation forces’ abilities to respond to humanitarian crises.

July 9, 2020

Pacific Ocean Division holds Change of Command & Responsibility Ceremony

Brig. Gen. Thoma J. Tickner relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) to Col. Kirk E. Gibbs, during a social distance adherence change of command and responsibility ceremony, July 8. The Army division conducted the change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint to Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas W. Galick.

July 6, 2020

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa supports Djibouti’s fight against COVID-19

Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), delivered approximately $9,400 worth of hospital beds to the Djibouti Ministry of Health during a ceremony at the Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 25.

July 6, 2020

Black Hawk delivery: COVID can’t stop DCMA’s warfighter commitment

DCMA aviators ensure helicopters reach Korea safely, on-time despite pandemic.

June 23, 2020

NCO Leadership Center of Excellence honors our allies and partners

The latest NCOLCoE article highlights our international partners that were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

June 22, 2020

DOD Partners With DFC to Protect Industrial Base From Economic Effect of Pandemic

DOD and the DFC signed a memorandum of agreement to spend $100 million of DOD's CARES Act money to subsidize federal loans to create, maintain, protect, expand and restore domestic industrial-based capabilities to support the national COVID-19 response.

June 18, 2020

Flora assumes CJTF-HOA command, reflects on USARAF role

Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, who has served for nearly two years as the U.S. Army Africa deputy commanding general, as well as the Virginia Army National Guard assistant adjutant general – Army land component commander, assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 8.

June 13, 2020

Washington Army National Guard completes Jordan rotation, transfers mission to the Illinois Guard

The 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment (1-303 CAV), Washington Army National Guard, completed their partnership mission with the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) this Thursday.

June 12, 2020

DOD Unveils Women, Peace, Security Strategy

Global conflict is evolving, and to illustrate that the United States military needs the expertise and viewpoints of all members of society for success. DOD has published the Women, Peace and Security Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan as part of a national effort to promote the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women around

June 10, 2020

International program manager finds new life for old helicopters

A former Navy supply officer found his “perfect” niche with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Security Assistance Management Directorate -- where his education, military logistics expertise and dedication to serving the nation blend with a life-long interest in international cultures.

June 8, 2020

USASAC bids farewell to commander

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Drushal relinquished command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command during a ceremony June 2 at Redstone Arsenal’s Bob Jones Auditorium. Army Materiel Command’s Deputy Commander, Lt. Gen. Edward Daly officiated.

June 5, 2020

The rest of the team: Linguists major part of mission at Poland base camps

For the past eight months, the 652nd Regional Support Group have been busy running the day-to-day operations of 11 base camps throughout the country of Poland. They have not been alone. Each mayor cell – the 652nd’s team of Soldiers who manage each base camp – has said that aside from the Soldier’s on the team, the unofficial final member of their team has been their Polish linguists.

June 2, 2020

Army Aims to Further Refine MDO with Indo-Pacific Partners

The Army looks to expand the use of its Multi-Domain Task Force across the Indo-Pacific region this year to test future warfighting capabilities and make it more rapidly deployable.As part of a U.S. Army Pacific-led pilot, the task force is being built to be mobile with a capable headquarters and robust communications that can quickly link it in

June 2, 2020

JTF-Bravo, Army South conduct large formation helicopter exercise in Honduras

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo conducted a helicopter exercise May 28 out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. The exercise involved participation from U.S. Army South’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment and the use of 10 U.S. Army CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters.

June 1, 2020

DOD Supports Partner Nations With COVID-19 Mitigation Assistance

The Defense Department's Cooperative Threat Reduction Program has supported COVID-19 requests for assistance from 13 nations totaling about $2.9 million, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction David Lasseter, whose office provides strategic guidance for the program to ensure mission alignment with broader National Defense Strategy objectives.

May 28, 2020

First DoD medical personnel licensed to practice in Kuwait

Two U.S. Army officers were licensed and credentialed to practice medicine in Kuwait following an award ceremony held at the Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital (KAFH) in Sabah Al Salem on May 19, for the first time in U.S. Department of Defense history.

May 27, 2020

Chief of Staff Foresees Greater Army Commitment in Indo-Pacific

After COVID-19 forced the Army to shutter or curtail major exercises, the service’s top officer said Wednesday that Soldiers will soon return to train with partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Pathways, a series of exercises where units conduct several stops and train with foreign militaries in an expeditionary-style deployment, has been