“Michigan Guard, Latvia reaffirm relationship during pandemic”


LANSING, Mich. – The Latvian National Armed Forces and the Michigan National Guard have developed a relationship stretching back nearly three decades through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. One of the great traditions of this cooperation is the celebration of Latvia's national Independence Day, observed each year on…

“Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller’s Visit with U.S. Service Members and Contractors in Djibouti and Somalia”


SOMALIA---Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller celebrated Thanksgiving with U.S. military personnel and contractors at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and in Mogadishu, Somalia. He recognized their commitment to mission and relayed his gratitude for the sacrifices they and their families make to protect the freedoms we enjoy and the American…

“Senator David Perdue Secures New Aircraft Fleet For 165th Airlift Wing”


ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that a new fleet of C-130Js will be stationed at the 165th Airlift Wing (AW) at the Georgia Air National Guard Base in Savannah. “This is extremely exciting news for Savannah’s Airmen and the entire coastal community,” said…

“Update 1: Coast Guard monitors clean-up operations for oil discharge from partially sunken tugboat in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands”


ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard pollution teams are monitoring clean-up operations Wednesday to recover discharged oil from the partially sunken and abandoned tugboat Cape Lookout within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix. “The National Response Corporation in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been hired as the Oil Spill Removal…

“Readout for Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Miller’s Phone Call With Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Suh”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---today, Acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher C. Miller, conducted a phone call with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Suh Wook to reaffirm the enduring strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Secretary Miller and Minister Suh discussed the outcome of the 52nd Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) in…

“Statement by Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller on Helicopter Crash in the Sinai Peninsula”


WASHINGTON, D.C.----The Defense Department is deeply saddened by the loss of six U.S. and two partner nation service members in a helicopter crash in the Sinai Peninsula operating with the United Nations Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). Yesterday we recognized the sacrifice of millions of American veterans who have defended…

“North Korea estimated to have up to 60 nuclear warheads: think tank”


NORTH KOREA---there are reports that North Korea may have up to 60 nuclear warheads that can threaten regional stability, according to a recent estimate by a research institute affiliated with the U.S. National Defense University.The Institute for National Strategic Studies said in its Strategic Assessment 2020 report that the North…