Shanahan said the border troops are conducting daily operational training and focusing on the "restoration of fences."
The border mission with no name will continue past Christmas and through the end of January, the DoD announced on Tuesday.
The Pentagon is likely to extend the deployment of border troops to Jan. 31.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis weighed in on a late-night memo from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Some of the thousands of active-duty troops deployed to the border in Texas and Arizona are likely to shift to California.
The number of troops currently at the border to support the DHS is likely the highest it will get.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to visit U.S. troops stationed on the southwest border on Wednesday.
Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will take part in Operation Faithful Patriot.
The word "heroic" was reportedly described as being "value-charged" and an education panel suggested doing away with it.
Three U.S. senators argue that sending JAGs to the Mexican border would add strain to an overloaded justice system.
The service announced that individuals may enlist without previously required education certifications if they ship to basic...
An Army officer was found negligent and sentenced to four months in prison for failing to follow safety procedures at a Fort...
The “Sammy B" was broken into two pieces on a slope at a depth of 22,916 feet.
Bonuses to help low-paid service members cope with rising consumer prices are a step closer to reality.
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