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Dec. 8, 2016
DoD Officials Honor Defense Acquisition Workforce Professionals
As the presidential administration transition draws near, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall hosted his final Defense Acquisition Workforce awards ceremony, recognizing individuals and organizations who distinguished themselves in the field for best practices, professionalism and excellence.
USO Troupe Visits Base at Heart of European Assurance, Deterrence
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, his senior enlisted advisor, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, and a group of USO entertainers visited U.S. troops posted at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany on the last stop of the Chairman's USO Holiday Tour.
Face of Defense: Sibling Soldiers Start Tradition of Service
FORT LEE, Va. —
Army Pfc. Sam Mei, 22, his 21-year-old sister Army Pvt. Jennifer Mei, and his 19-year-old brother Army Pvt. Milton Mei are all undergoing specialized training at Fort Lee, Va.
Pearl Harbor Survivor Confident Attack ‘Will Never Be Forgotten’
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii —
Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran Delton Walling has a message: Don't ever forget Pearl Harbor and the service members who died in the attack and in World War II.
Dec. 7, 2016
Pearl Harbor Survivors Mark 75 Years Since Attack
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii —
Navy Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, stood on hallowed Pearl Harbor ground with survivors and World War II veterans as they gathered to mark 75 years since the surprise Japanese attack.
First Lady Greets Military Families at ‘Toys For Tots’ Event
First Lady Michelle Obama joined military families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to sort toys for the Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” program.
Dunford: Service Member Efforts Over Past Year Have Made America Safer
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
While visiting service members in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said America is safer thanks to the sacrifices U.S. service members and their families have made in the past year.
Carter, Japanese Defense Minister Assure Enduring Security, Peacekeeping Alliance
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada met in Tokyo to affirm an enduring alliance of peace, stability and security within the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
DoD Update on Counter-ISIL Fight in Iraq: Mosul is Surrounded
A Pentagon spokesman said Iraqi forces have surrounded Mosul in Iraq, and progress is being made against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Raqqa, Syria, and in Sirte, Libya.
Face of Defense: Air Force Reunites Sisters
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
What are the odds? After eight years of separation, sisters-in-blood turned sisters-in-service are being reunited in the same unit.