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Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 16, and 8 a.m., April 17, local time. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes using attack and bomber aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 13 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.


1434th arrives in Iraq
Over 150 members of the Michigan National Guard’s 1434th Engineer Company Arrived at Camp Liberty, Iraq this week.


Physical fitness vital to success of deploying unit training at Fort McCoy
Physical fitness vital to success of deploying unit training at Fort McCoyIn today’s modern warfare, a Soldier may be required to carry more than 40 pounds of extra gear to include their rifle, helmet and body armor. With that extra weight, physical fitness becomes paramount. That’s why the members of the 1434th Engineer Company conducted the Army Physical Fitness Test or APFT to help Soldiers be able to gauge their overall fitness.


Engineer Soldiers learn close-quarters combat techniques
Engineer Soldiers learn close-quarters combat techniquesOn the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, if a Solder has to engage their foe, that enemy may only be a matter of feet away from them.


Local Soldiers train to build international partnerships
Local Soldiers train to build international partnershipsIn the face of modern warfare, a soldier no longer can go into an area and destroy everything that they see. On the battlefields of Iraq, soldiers must now learn how to work hand and hand with the Iraqi's and build partnerships and coalitions with them. A soldier needs to be aware of how the Iraqi culture operates to be effective in their mission there.


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℠2015 – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testified yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 defense budget request.



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℠2015 – Top Defense Department officials from each service gave testimony before the House...


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℠2015 – This edition is about women in the Department of Defense as we celebrate Women's...


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Blue Star Families 5th anniversary celebration.


DoD News Now: 1600 Feb. 25, 2015DoD News Now: 1600 Feb. 25, 2015
Gen. Ray Odierno spoke at the Future of War Conference.


DoD News Today: 1200 Feb. 25, 2015DoD News Today: 1200 Feb. 25, 2015
The Molly 4000 modular pack for paratroopers.


DoD News Web Update: 1000 Feb. 25, 2015DoD News Web Update: 1000 Feb. 25, 2015
Military Saves Week as part of the military’s financial readiness campaign.


DoD News Web Update: 1700 Feb. 24, 2015DoD News Web Update: 1700 Feb. 24, 2015
Air craft rescue and firefighting training of down aircraft.


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DARPA addresses how technology will shape the future of war.


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Joint Training Exercise in Estonia with American, Dutch and Estonian forces.


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Gen. Breedlove testifies on operations in Europe.


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1434th Engineer Company Soldiers receive honors 1434th Engineer Company Soldiers receive honors
Staff Sgt. Derek Maxon from Remus, Mich., and Spc. Eric Mather from Traverse City, Mich., were named Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the...


Physical fitness vital to success of deploying unit training at Fort McCoy Physical fitness vital to success of deploying unit training at Fort McCoy
Soldiers from the 1434th Engineer Company conduct an Army Physical Fitness Training test at Fort McCoy. The unit is conducting mobilization...


Engineer Soldiers learn close-quarters combat techniques Engineer Soldiers learn close-quarters combat techniques
Soldiers from the 1434th Engineer Company train on close-quarters combat techniques during their mobilization training at Fort McCoy.


Local Soldiers train to build international partnerships Local Soldiers train to build international partnerships
Sgt. 1st Class Ted Blanford from Toledo, under the watchful eye of an evaluator, discusses forming a partnership to build a well with a local...


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Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work prepares to depart Stuttgart Army Airfield, Germany, after meeting with leaders from U.S. European Command...


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U.S. and Philippine service members team up to build classrooms during Exercise Balikatan 2015, Five civilians were presented with the Outstanding...


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Operation Proper exit gives wounded warriors an opportunity to revisit Afghanistan and gain closure, U.S. and Philippines service members conduct...


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Gen. John Campbell, commander Of Resolute Support, says the political process is part of the solution to violence in Afghanistan; As the 2015 Best...


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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey attended the Best Ranger Competition and was impressed with the commitment and dedication it takes to win; In...


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Gen. John Campbell, commander, Resolute Support, says Afghan Security Forces are facing a tough fighting season, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel...