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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following

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The Department of Defense announced retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Thurgood, as task force

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Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was deployed in

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Statement by Dana W. White Chief Pentagon Spokesperson on Military Exercises on the Korean

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley announces the following officer assignments: Maj. Gen.

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Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense James

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Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense James

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The Department of Defense recognized six sexual assault response coordinators for exceptional

DoD News Articles

- Army Staff Sgt. Adrian Patoka

Equipment belonging to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division began arriving in Europe, June 20, marking the third heel-to-toe Atlantic Resolve aviation rotation. Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe

- Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin German and Air Force Staff Sgt. Jamie Spaulding, New York Air National Guard

Twenty-five airmen with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing spent three days learning to survive during the wing's annual "Kool School" here on the Greenland ice cap. Students build a shelter during cold weather survival training, commonly known as “Kool School,”at Raven Camp, Greenland.

- Jim Garamone

The United States remains deeply committed to the Indo-Pacific with more forward-deployed service members in the region than anywhere else in the world, U.S. officials said at the Center for a New American Security conference in Washington. David F. Helvey, performing the duties of the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, briefs reporters on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' overseas trip while en route to Singapore aboard a military aircraft, June 1, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

- Navy Lt. Dana Ayers, Armed Forces Sports

Fifteen years into his career and after six overseas deployments and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Alberto Boy is team captain for the All-Marine Corps Men's soccer team and says it's a dream to finally be able to play the sport he loves. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Alberto Boy competes for the first time at the Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship at Fort Bragg, N.C.

- Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department is facing unprecedented threats to its technological and industrial base as China and other nations actively seek out advanced technology and intellectual property, DoD officials told a House panel. Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Cyberspace Operations Group configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter's Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md.

- Jim Garamone

The U.S. must work to maintain its technological superiority over China and Russia as those countries do their best to offset American capabilities in the Western Pacific and Europe, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva said at a security conference in Washington. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks while sitting on stage beside a moderator.

- Terri Moon Cronk

Despite suffering serious injuries from an attack by a member of the Afghan security forces in 2014, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry was determined to avoid a medical retirement and stay on active duty. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry addresses media at the Pentagon.

- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams

The 13th annual Pacific Partnership mission has concluded after completing mission stops in Japan and throughout South and Southeast Asia. Sailors assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) transfer a mock patient from an SH-60K Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the JMSDF during a bilateral medical training team drill between Mercy and JMSDF personnel. USNS Mercy is making port visits to Yokosuka and Tokyo to promote relationships between U.S. Navy Sailors and Japanese citizens through cultural exchange and bilateral training.

- Sarah Marshall

The Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency. The “Stop the Bleed” app, available for iPhone and Android, can help bystanders save lives in the event of an emergency.

- Lisa Ferdinando

The Military Health System is making progress in managing opioid abuse and providing the best care for beneficiaries, but more needs to be done to educate prescription drug providers, the director of the Defense Health Agency said. A researcher works in a lab.

DoD Contract Awards

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CONTRACTSARMY Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, was awarded a $364,637,120

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CONTRACTS ARMYGeneral Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $68,598,360

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ARMYLukos-VATC JV III LLC,* Tampa, Florida (W900KK-18-D-0021); Calhoun International LLC,* Tampa,

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ARMYHarris Corp., Lynchburg, Virginia (W52P2J-18-D-0008); Motorola Solutions Inc., Linthicum

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NAVYLockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded

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DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCYAASKI Technology Inc.,* Tinton Falls, New Jersey

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ARMYAmerican International Contractors Inc., Arlington, Virginia (W912ER-18-D-0004); Black and

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NAVYHexagon Federal Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, is awarded a $60,857,149 firm-fixed-price,

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NAVYElectric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $36,451,516 cost-plus-fixed-fee

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NAVYThe Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $862,249,233 for modification P00021 to a