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06/02/2015

Obama Honors Two WWI Soldiers With Medals of Honor  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama honored two World War I soldiers – one African-American, one Jewish – with Medals of Honor, saying it was long overdue and the nation will work as long as it takes to make sure "all the heroes' stories are told."

06/02/2015

'New Horizons’ Readies U.S. to Deploy, Conduct Joint Operations  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - About 100 Army, Air Force and Marine Corps engineering and medical personnel began exercise New Horizons in Honduras.

06/02/2015

Carter: U.S., Vietnam Committed to Defense Relationship  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The U.S.-Vietnam defense relationship is on a continued positive trajectory, with defense leaders of both countries committed to deepening the partnership, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.

06/02/2015

Face of Defense: Airman, Wife Help People in Philippine Villages  This story contains photos.    

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Each January for the past five years, Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Jurilla of the California Air National Guard and his wife, Cora, have worked with volunteer doctors, nurses and nonmedical assistants to assist impoverished people in remote Philippine villages.

06/02/2015

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

06/02/2015

Carter Meets With Vietnamese Leaders, Signs Vision Statement  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with President Truong Tan Sang, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, Pentagon officials said.

06/01/2015

Special Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month      

WASHINGTON - During the month of June, the Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, Pride Month. During this time, the department recognizes lesbian, gay and bisexual service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to both the DoD mission and to our nation.

06/01/2015

DoD’s Pride Month Celebration Highlights LGBT Leadership  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Air Force General Counsel Gordon O. Tanner discussed the Defense Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month observance in a recent interview, emphasizing the importance of recognizing diversity within the department.

06/01/2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq      

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

06/01/2015

Kendall Cites Progress on F-35 Performance, Schedule, Cost  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told reporters about the progress of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program while in Norway for a two-day conference about the program.

06/01/2015

POW/MIA Agency Leverages Diplomacy in Remains Recovery      

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The team at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ceaselessly works to find the remains of American prisoners of war and personnel still missing in action to bring answers to family and friends of their loved ones.

06/01/2015

Face of Defense: Supply Soldiers Deliver the Goods in Poland  This story contains photos.    

CAMP KONOTOP, Poland - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marcus Carr Sr. and his supply team bring a “mission first” mindset to their work supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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