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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.
Wounded Warriors Tackle Monument Run with Crown Prince of Denmark
Though joggers abound in the nation’s capital, 15 active duty U.S. wounded warriors participated in a more distinctive show of athleticism: a leisurely early morning “Monument Run” with Danish royalty.
Work Salutes Spirit of Hope Honorees as ‘American Heroes’
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said the recipients of this year's Spirit of Hope Award are heroes who have selflessly supported the troops around the world.
Two Strikes in Yemen Kill 4 Terrorists
TAMPA, Fla. —
The U.S. military successfully struck two al-Qaida targets in central Yemen, killing four al-Qaida operatives.
Carter: Nuclear Triad Needs Investment for Future
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., that all three legs of the nuclear triad operate with a high degree of readiness, reliability and excellence, but the aging systems need more investment for the future.
Military Strikes 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.
Watch Live at 4 p.m. EDT: Obama to Address Troops at Fort Lee, Va.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit service members and the post community at Fort Lee, Va., to thank them for their service to the nation. Check back to watch it live here.
Face of Defense: High Achiever Finds New Challenges in Marine Corps
SAN DIEGO —
“I wanted something that was high-speed, low-drag,” Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen J. Bayer said. “I always had an itch to join the military, or at least something like it. I always had that drive in me.”
Sept. 27, 2016
Nuclear Enterprise Is America’s Bedrock of Security, Carter Says
The American nuclear mission is vital to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.