DOD News
An F-22 assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates receives fuel over Iraq [Euphrates River] from a KC-10 Extender, Nov. 29, 2017. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of ISIS. 
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)
Millions Liberated From ‘Evil of ISIS,’ Operation Inherent Resolve Official Says
By Lisa Ferdinando | Jan. 16, 2018
An Operation Inherent Resolve official said coalition and Iraqi forces have liberated millions of people from the “evil of ISIS,” with the efforts putting Iraq on a path toward greater security.

Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) prepares to pull into Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo Jan. 14, 2018. Wasp, capable of operating the U.S. Marine Corp's F-35B Join Strike Fighter, will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in 7th Fleet
USS Wasp Arrives in Sasebo to Join Forward Deployed Naval Forces
By Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Public Affairs | Jan. 16, 2018
SASEBO, Japan -- Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived to Sasebo, Japan on Jan. 14,

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper greets Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Teams, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers after physical readiness training on Jan. 11 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Army Secretary Visits 25th Infantry Division
By Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson | Jan. 16, 2018
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army Secretary Mark Esper visited Soldiers at the 25th Infantry

Mattis Highlights Diplomatic Solution for North Korean Situation
By Lisa Ferdinando | Jan. 16, 2018
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis highlighted the efforts aimed at strengthening diplomatic avenues for a secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean Peninsula, while speaking to reporters en route to Vancouver, British Columbia for a security meeting with foreign ministers.

Bundles fall to the ground after being released from a C-130J Super Hercules during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Eight bundles were dropped as the members from the 36th Airlift Squadron and 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted the containerized delivery system airdrop training.
Combat Mobility Flight, Airlift Squadron Complete Drop Training
By Staff Sgt. David Owsianka | Jan. 16, 2018
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The sun begins to set in the distance and reddish-orange color consumes
National Guard News
U.S. Soldiers from the 263rd Army Air Missile Defense Command and 678th Air Defense Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, graduate the Patriot missile training program at a ceremony held in Columbia, South Carolina, Jan. 6, 2018. The eight month-long training was conducted by the South Carolina Army National Guard in order for air defense Soldiers to have a better understanding of the Patriot missile weapons system and enhance their capabilities to manage this asset.
SC Guard leads the way with new missile training program
By Sgt. David Erskine | Jan. 16, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina National Guard held a graduation ceremony for its Patriot

Task Force Spartan Soldiers work to palletize non-mission essential property across the Arabian Gulf and the Levant. The excess equipment and supplies will soon be sent to a retrograde sort yard for processing. Operation Clean Sweep is an ongoing mission for Soldiers to create cleaner, safer work environments in their areas of operation while being stewards of Army resources.
Guard Soldiers do their part for Operation Clean Sweep
By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Milnes | Jan. 16, 2018
KUWAIT - Across the Arabian Gulf and the Levant, Soldiers assigned to Operation Spartan Shield are

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shay Rich and Sgt. Nick Thongdara of the West Virginia National Guard's 35th Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) collect water samples from the Big Sandy River just south of Kenova in Wayne County, W.Va. Jan. 11, 2018. The 35th CST supports the State of West Virginia and civil authorities in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) domestic incident by identifying unknown agents or substances at a site, assessing current and project consequences, advising on response measures and assisting with the appropriate request for additional state and federal support.
WV Guard provides support to Big Sandy River oil spill
By Capt. Holli Nelson | Jan. 12, 2018
KENOVA, W.V. - The West Virginia National Guard’s 35th Civil Support Team is providing support to

Sgt. Heather Davis shows 19-year old Adrian Hinton the ins and outs of an Oklahoma Army National Guard fuel tanker at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, January 6. Davis escorted Adrian around the AFRC as part of the
Young patriot given chance to be a "Soldier for a day"
By Sgt. Bradley Cooney | Jan. 12, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. - Since 19-year old Adrian Hinton was a little girl, she had a dream of becoming a

A California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter with air crews and  two elite Guardian Angel pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue Wing Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif, provide search and rescue operations in Southern California, impacted by a mudslides, Jan. 10, 2018.
Air National Guard supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts
By Capt. Roderick Bersamina | Jan. 11, 2018
MOFFETT AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Calif. – California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue
Vermont National Guard News
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 1 Glory O’Neil, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, briefs the brigade at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 8, 2017. The 86th IBCT (MTN) conducted a warfighter exercise for their annual training. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham)
86th IBCT finishes warfighter exercise
By Spc. Avery Cunningham | July 18, 2017
The 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, conducted a warfighter exercise held from June 3-14. The exercise is a tactical operations drill designed to train brigade staff using a simulation with the Army’s Command Post of the Future, a software system that enables commanders to see the battlefield and communicate across the force. The brigade was at Fort Drum to facilitate the exercise.

A U.S. Army HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance), Vermont Army National Guard, lands at Moores Landing Strip at Clare, New York, April 29, 2016. Soldiers with C/3-126th AVN (AA) participated with pilots from the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, in a combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham)
VTNG Conducts Simulated Search and Rescue Operations
By Spc. Avery Cunningham | April 29, 2016
Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen perform rescue and escort operations training.