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Sept. 29, 2016
On USS Carl Vinson, Carter Highlights Asia-Pacific Rebalance
The rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is a critical national commitment that focuses on regional prosperity and sharpening the U.S. military edge, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego.
Newman’s Own Awards $200,000 to 5 Service Organizations
Five service organizations that provide unique opportunities for military personnel, their families and veterans received more than $200,000 in awards during the Newman’s Own Awards ceremony.
Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight by Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield
Air Force Col. John Dorrian told reporters that the coalition supporting the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is helping to shape the Iraqi forces’ upcoming battle for Mosul, Iraq, by targeting ISIL leaders.
Face of Defense: Married Air Force Pilots Serve, Fly Together
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Love and life can take two people on incredible adventures and to feelings of new heights while forging a heritage with one another, especially when the two are pilots.
Obama Responds to Questions Posed by Service Members, Families
Service members and their families at Fort Lee, Va., asked the president tough questions during a town hall meeting aired by CNN.
Vietnam Vet Finds Resilience Via Faith, Helping Others
During weekly meetings at American Legion Post 47 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, a Vietnam veteran tells fellow veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder how he maintains his resilience through his faith and brotherhood with his fellow vets.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Target 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.
Watch Live at 2:20 p.m. EDT: Carter to Speak on Asia-Pacific Rebalance
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to deliver a speech aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego about ongoing security issues and the role they play in the Asia-Pacific region. Check back to watch it live here.
Sept. 28, 2016
Obama Thanks Troops, Pledges Country Will Honor Debt to Those Who Serve
President Barack Obama thanked service members during a visit to Fort Lee, Va., and said the nation will honor its debts to those who serve.
Carter: 600 Troops to Deploy to Enable Iraqis to Retake Mosul From ISIL
While traveling in New Mexico, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 600 U.S. troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.