Aug. 5, 2020

Military Alliances, Partnerships Strengthened Through Defense Strategy Execution

In a rapidly changing world, the United States must strengthen relationships with existing partners and allies while also building new partnerships in order to defend its interests and values against new threats and new competitors.

Aug. 4, 2020

Unheralded DOD Agency is Key to Building International Partners

One crucial aspect of the National Defense Strategy is tending to and encouraging allies and partners, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency is at the heart of that process, said Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, the agency's outgoing director. 

Aug. 4, 2020

International Fellows select Bulgarian officer as their president for USAWC Class of 2021

Sixty-six senior foreign officers began arriving in the Carlisle area early in July – weeks before the U.S. students’ arrival – to make time for the formal international fellows orientation program after a post-14-day COVID-19 test.  But when they gathered mid-July at last, a lone lieutenant colonel responded to the call for a volunteer leader. 

Aug. 4, 2020

DLIELC pilots virtual training team program with Puerto Rico

To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission amidst a global pandemic, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with Puerto Rico July 2020.

Aug. 4, 2020

Missile delivery bolsters national security, NATO alliance

The U.S. delivered nearly 100 Javelin anti-tank missiles to partner and NATO ally Estonia July 24, 2020.

Aug. 3, 2020

Army Eyes Joint Force Solution, Closer Allies to Win in Indo-Pacific

The Army's chief of staff discussed how to win in great power competition within the Indo-Pacific region after he traveled there to meet with military leaders. Indo-Pacific is currently the U.S. military's highest-priority theater, where near-peer adversaries, China and Russia, have significant influence.

July 29, 2020

U.S., Australian Officials Reaffirm Strong Alliance

The United States and Australia share a deep and enduring bond, forged by common values and decades of shared sacrifice, having fought together in every major conflict since World War I, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.

July 29, 2020

Soldiers stationed in Poland share experiences with local scouts

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Alaska National Guard’s 297th Regional Support Group and U.S. Army Reserve’s 266th Ordinance Company, out of Puerto Rico, and Bravo Company, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, out of Missouri, spent the afternoon engaging with Polish scouts at Camp Watra near Osieczów, Poland, July 17, 2020.

July 28, 2020

KFOR RC-E Soldiers deliver medical equipment to Zvecan clinic

Kosovo Force Regional-Command East Soldiers from the Liaison Monitoring Team, “Kilo 5”, delivered 4 thousand euros worth of medical equipment July 28, 2020 to the Health Station of Banjska (Banjske), Kosovo.

July 27, 2020

Medical Ties Bind Forces in Partnership

One of the largest DOD health care Foreign Military Sales cases ever implemented is being fulfilled in the form of a joint, multinational Trauma, Burn and Rehabilitative Medicine program in the United Arab Emirates.

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.