US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities

NEVATIM AIR BASE, Israel (AFNS) — Two C-130J Super Hercules along with about 80 Airmen attached to the 86th Airlift Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7-18, 2017.The 37th Airlift Squadron conducted airlift integration training with the Israeli Air Force. The integration was designed to build interoperability and maintain the enduring partnership between the U.S. and Israel, which has been developed during decades of cooperation.“This is a great opportunity for us work with our Israeli partners to exchange ideas … [Continue reading]

USS Ross Departs Haifa, Israel

HAIFA, Israel (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Haifa, Israel, May 12, upon completing a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Israel relations and mutually work for a stable, secure and prosperous region.The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective security for regional partners.While in port, Ross hosted a reception aboard the ship May 8, welcoming more than 90 host nation guests. Guests at the reception included the head of Israeli Naval Operations, … [Continue reading]

USS Ross hosts Israel Defense Forces for Reception

HAIFA, Israel (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) hosted Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) representatives for a reception aboard the ship, May 8, 2017. The Ross crew welcomed more than 90 host-nation guests including IDF Brig. Gen. Hadi Zilberman, head of Planning Division, and Rear Adm. Ido Ben Moshe, head of Naval Operations. The Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Ms. Leslie Tsou, was also in attendance. Ross is currently moored in Haifa for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Israel relations as the two nations work together for a … [Continue reading]

Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' Meetings with Israeli Leadership

Today in DoDResourcesContractsFAQsContact DoDPrivacy & SecurityLinks DisclaimerInspector GeneralSection 508Imagery UseFOIANo FEAR ActWeb PolicyPlain Writing ActOpen GOVStrategic PlanSmall Business ActSite MapToday in DoDResourcesContractsFAQsContact DoDPentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon provided the following readout:   Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman.   The secretary reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and … [Continue reading]

Immigrant joins Air Force to give back

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting the Air Force story.)People have many reasons for joining the military. Some … [Continue reading]

Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

 Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout:   Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman to discuss in detail the U.S.- Israeli defense relationship. Secretary … [Continue reading]

Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Bilateral Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Cmdr. Sarah Higgins provided the following readout:   Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu Meets with British PM Theresa May

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Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at #10 Downing Street in London, met with British Prime Minister Theresa May and made the following remarks: "Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you for your warm welcome. I … [Continue reading]