Air Force Wife Killed in ISIS Attack

Gail Minglana Martinez, 41, the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez has died from injuries sustained in the March 22 ISIS attack on the Brussels airport, announced Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) on Wednesday. Martinez was a native of...

New Medal for OIR Troops

The Defense Department on Wednesday announced a new medal for troops who have contributed in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal was ordered by President Obama on the recommendation of Defense Secretary Ash...

Votel New CENTCOM Boss

Army Gen. Joseph Votel is the new leader of US Central Command, assuming leadership from retiring Army Gen. Lloyd Austin during a Wednesday ceremony. Votel, who was nominated in January, brings a special operations background to CENTCOM, having previously served...

Thomas Takes Over SOCOM

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas took command of US Special Operations Command during a ceremony Wednesday at MacDill AFB, Fla. Thomas took command of the military’s special operators from Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who now leads US Central Command. Thomas previously...

Squadron Commander Relieved

The commander of the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron—the unit that maintains F-22s for the 1st Fighter Wing at JB Langley-Eustis, Va.—has been relieved of command, several media outlets reported. Lt. Col. Ivan Pennington, who has led the squadron for the...

The Hyperpartisanship Effect

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said he worries today’s “hyperpartisanship” could jeopardize the department’s third offset strategy, which looks to recapture the United States’ technological advantage over its adversaries. Work, who was responding to a question from columnist David Ignatius...

Surviving in Space

While the goal of the Pentagon’s “third offset” strategy is to deter attacks, its implementation in space could make any attack on US assets survivable, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Wednesday at a Washington Post event. Work said potential...

Russia Shows Its Reach

Russian forces have shown they’re “very good” at pinpointing and hitting targets inside Syria from long distances, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Wednesday at a Washington Post event. Work said the Pentagon is just beginning its analysis of Russia’s...

Airmen Head South for FIDAE

More than 65 US airmen, a B-52 Stratofortress, a C-130, a C-17, and two F-22 Raptors are in Chile this week for FIDAE 2016. FIDAE, or the Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio, provides “a great opportunity for airmen...

Boosting US Presence in Europe

US Army Europe will start receiving continuous troop rotations of US-based armored brigade combat teams to Europe, and will start storing equipment in the region for contingency operations, as part of an increased focus? on the European Reassurance Initiative, according...