March 8, 2018
Navy kicks off ICEX 2018
ARCTIC CIRCLE, Alaska —
ICEX 2018 is a five-week biennial exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations.
Nov. 17, 2017
SECDEF visits NORAD, U.S. Northern Command
PETERSON AFB, Colo. —
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Nov. 16 to discuss the topics of homeland defense, ballistic missile defense and
Sept. 26, 2017
DoD, Partner Agencies Support Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Efforts
The Defense Department and partner agencies are supporting ongoing assessment and response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said.
Sept. 25, 2017
DoD Continues Round-the-Clock Support Following Hurricanes in Caribbean
The federal government's priority is continuing to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Sept. 22, 2017
JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field stands up ISB to support FEMA’s Hurricane Maria relief efforts
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
The Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at JBSA-Kelly Field to aid Hurricane Maria relief efforts with support from the 502nd Air Base Wing Sept. 21.
Sept. 20, 2017
National Guard Plans Relief Efforts as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico
ARLINGTON, Va. —
As Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, National Guard troops and members of federal agencies throughout the Caribbean region were making disaster relief preparations.
Sept. 15, 2017
DLA Energy continues support for FEMA Hurricane Irma relief
CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Florida —
Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s Task Force Americas relocated from Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida to support Federal Emergency Management Agency relief operations there, Sept. 14.
Sept. 11, 2017
DoD Provides Update on Hurricane Irma Response Efforts
Naval, air and ground assets from the Defense Department are ready to initiate response operations in Florida and will continue Hurricane Irma response operations throughout the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico region, a DoD spokesman said.
Aug. 28, 2017
DoD Moves Troops, Search-Rescue Units, Aircraft, Vehicles to Texas
The Defense Department is prepositioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near the worst of the flooding in southeastern Texas in
July 28, 2017
Pentagon Spokesman Comments on North Korean Missile Launch
A Pentagon spokesman said the Defense Department detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch and that it did not pose a threat to North America.