Secretary Carter has spent more than three decades leveraging his knowledge of science and technology, global strategy and policy as well as his deep dedication to the men and women of the Department of Defense to make our nation and the world a safer place. He has done so in direct and indirect service of eleven secretaries of defense in both...
Secretary of Defense Ashton
Secretary Carter has spent more than three decades leveraging his knowledge of science and technology, global strategy and policy as well as his deep dedication to the men and women of the Department of Defense to make our nation and the world a safer place. He has done so in direct and indirect service of eleven secretaries of defense in both Democratic and Republican Administrations. Whether...
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho, is mobilizing approximately 250 Soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, known as "Thunderbolt," to perform firefighting duties as part of the Wildland Fire Fighting in Eastern Washington.
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Typhoon Soudelor Relief
Super Typhoon Soudelor was a category 3 tropical cyclone and was the strongest of 2015 to date and affected the Western Pacific Ocean area including the Northern Marianas Islands, Southern Japan, Taiwan and China. U.S. military forces were deployed to Saipan to support humanitarian efforts in response to the typhoon.
2015 Oregon Wildfires
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers supported firefighting efforts against the wildfires in Douglas County, Oregon.
California State Wildfires
California Army National Guard Soldiers supported firefighting efforts against the wildfires near Napa Valley and Clear Lake.
Exercise Saber Guardian / Rapid Trident is the combination of a Command Post Exercise and a Field Training Exercise held in Ukraine scheduled to take place in July 2015. The exercise is part of U.S. European Command's Joint Exercise Program designed to enhance joint combined interoperability with allied and partner nations. Saber Guardian / Rapid Trident 2015 supports interoperability between...
Combined Forces Command and Republic of Korea forces is conducting a Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise from June 29 through July 9, 2015 at the Anmyeon Beach on the west coast of the Republic of Korea. This exercise will train service members on how to accomplish vital logistical measures in an area with strategic access to Seoul.
Breeze is a multinational exercise designed to demonstrate U.S. and participating nations' commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the Black Sea.
The Rhode Island National Guard's Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute-training event and competition. This is both an individual and team event as jumpers compete for fastest individual and team times. Participants will come from around the world to test their skills against some of the world's best paratroopers.
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marine Corps forces are conducting the Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-8, known as Peninsula Express, in the vicinity of Chinhae and Pohang from June 10 - July 22, in order to increase interoperability and combined capabilities of the ROK and U.S. Marine Corps forces.
Peninsula Express is one in a series of regularly-scheduled combined, small-unit, tactical...
The Kosovo Force (KFOR) 20 Mission Rehearsal Exercise was designed to prepare the U.S. Army's 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and multinational forces for operations in support of NATO in Kosovo
Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment conducted water bucket drops in support of firefighting efforts against the Willows Sockeye Fire near Anchorage, Alaska, and smaller fires on the Kenai Peninsula.
Thracian Star is a bilateral air combat training exercise between the U.S. and Bulgaria designed to increase interoperability and train the participating forces in the areas of tactical interception and combat air defense.