Iraqi forces are making significant progress in isolating Mosul, as part of efforts to liberate the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, DoD's press operations chief told reporters.
Dee Bennett, a junior, battles for the ball at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 29, 2016. The Midshipmen defeated the Falcons, 64-46. Air Force photo by Jason Gutierrez
Army Pvt. Richard Schimmel was 19 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He and some of his Signal Corps colleagues were the first to know the planes were coming.
As the nation remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Defense Department honors the men and women who lost their lives, and those who fought on to preserve the nation's freedom.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks with members of the press during a flight to Arizona, Dec. 1, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, second from left, makes a point during a wide-ranging discussion with the Defense Senior Enlisted Leadership Council at the Pentagon, Dec. 1, 2016. To the left of the general is Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey, to the right is Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano. The council consists of service and combatant command senior enlisted advisors. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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The name of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, the innovation unit the Defense Department established last year, shows on a wall at its location in Mountain View, Calif., May 11, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Navy Lt. Paul Dauffenbach, center foreground, and Lt. Charles Kreuz signal to an F/A-18E Super Hornet as it launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Nov. 17, 2016. The Ike and its carrier strike group are supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses today’s global security environment at the Center for the National Interest in New York City, Nov. 29, 2016. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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The Defense as a Platform/New Style Information Technology team, comprised of members from the U.S. Defense Department and the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, pose for a photo after receiving the first allied award at the 2016 DoD CIO annual award ceremony at the Pentagon conference center in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2016. Army photo by Sgt. Alicia Brand
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Many Lives Were Lost At Pearl Harbor, This Man's Was Just Beginning
David Burpee as an infant in the arms of his mother, Amney Burpee.
Retired Army Col. David Burpee might have the best conversation starter around: He was 1 of 2 babies born at Pearl Harbor on the Day of Infamy.
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Caroline Scott welcomes home husband Sgt. Jerry Scott after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
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