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May 24, 2016
Soldier Aims for Slot on Paralympics Team
Army Spc. Chasity Kuczer, a member of the USA Archery team, went straight from a silver medal win at the Invictus Games to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for the second part of the Paralympic trials.
Carter Commissions Yale's First ROTC Class in Four Decades
In a ceremony at Yale University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter commended 10 new Navy ensigns and eight new Air Force second lieutenants -- for their decision to serve, saying they embraced the "awesome responsibility of leadership."
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Lifting Embargo Allows Closer U.S., Vietnam Cooperation, Obama, Carter Say
The U.S. and Vietnam will cooperate more closely on regional security issues now that a decades-long embargo on arms sales to the Southeast Asian nation has been lifted, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Face of Defense: Airman Sets Lofty Goals in Boxing
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —
Nine times out of 10, hitting someone in the face could land an assault charge. That isn't the case for Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Savage, a successful amateur boxer.
Watch Live at 3:20 p.m. EDT: Carter to Speak at Naval Submarine Base New London
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to make remarks and take questions from service members at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn. Check back to watch it live.
May 23, 2016
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
President, Defense Secretary Comment on Death of Taliban Leader
President Barack Obama confirmed the death of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansur, who was targeted May 21 by a U.S. airstrike near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Face of Defense: Airman Finds Voice in Virtual World
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. —
Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb isn’t the stereotypical gamer. His dorm room is set up as a small studio, complete with a green screen, a professional microphone and three high-definition monitors.
Votel: Eager Lion Exercise Highlights U.S.-Jordan Force Integration
ZARQA, Jordan —
Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, traveled to Jordan to observe the Eager Lion 2016 exercise that's Centcom's largest military exercise in its area of responsibility.