Mosul Dam Task Force Declares "Mission Complete," Departs Iraq
After nearly three years in Iraq, the Mosul Dam Task Force (MDTF) declared “mission complete” on July 4, 2019. MDTF deployed to Mosul Dam in September 2016 at the request of the government of Iraq.
The dam was built on a foundation with a geology that continues to dissolve and after decades of conflict and...
READ ARTICLE Air Force Develops and Tests Synthetic Lighter- and Safer-than-steel Winch Cable
The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fleet currently uses winch cables made of steel to pull pallets, vehicles and other items onto the aircraft from the ground via the aft ramp.
The current steel cable experiences dangerous snapback upon breakage, which can injure personnel and damage aircraft. The synthetic cable eliminates that danger since it does...
U.S. Department of Defense Adopts Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence
The U.S. Department of Defense officially adopted a series of ethical principles for the use of Artificial Intelligence today following recommendations provided to Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper by the Defense Innovation Board last October.
The recommendations came after 15 months of consultation with leading AI experts in commercial industry, government, academia and...
READ ARTICLE U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade Load Up For Defender-Europe 20
1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" bring together months of training and preparation to start loading equipment for Defender Europe 2020, Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020.
The 1st Cav. Div. Sust. Bde. sets out to deploy early this year for Defender Europe 2020, the biggest deployment of U.S. troops to the Europe for an...
USS Iwo Jima Commemorates Namesake Battle
Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) hosted a commemoration ceremony honoring the victory in the Battle of Iwo Jima Feb. 24.
The Island of Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, is eight square miles. Its southwestern tip is dominated by a small mountain, Mount Suribachi, where Marines raised...
READ ARTICLE Coast Guard Commandant Highlights Achievements, New Initiatives in 2020 Address
The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard outlined the vision for the service and highlighted the accomplishments of its people during today’s 2020 State of the Coast Guard Address in Charleston, S.C.
During his annual address, Adm. Karl Schultz reflected on the organization’s successes over the past year and the Fiscal Year 2021 President’s Budget...