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May 27, 2016
Naval Academy Graduates to Face Evolving Global Challenges, Carter Says
The 2016 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy are facing a world of complex, evolving challenges where their leadership and decision-making will be crucial, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
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.
U.S. A-10s, Tankers Fly Syria Missions 24/7 From Incirlik
Air Force Col. Sean McCarthy, 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, told reporters at Incirlik Air Base in Southeastern Turkey that avoiding collateral damage is the number one concern in the strike vetting process.
Enlisted Leaders Meet at Pacific Land Forces Forum
Senior enlisted advisors from various Indo-Asia-Pacific region militaries participated in the second annual senior enlisted leaders forum held in Honolulu May 24 in conjunction with the fourth annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium, known as LANPAC.
Pacific Land Forces Symposium Wraps Up in Hawaii
After three days of collaborative panel discussions on peace, stability and mutual security, along with multiple displays of leading-edge technology, the fourth annual Land Forces Pacific Symposium and Exhibition came to a close in Honolulu.
President Urges National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day
In his Memorial Day proclamation, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time on the May 30 holiday.
Pentagon’s Force Protection Director Credits Success to Security Experiences
After 10 years as the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Steven E. Calvery leaves a long-lasting legacy of post-9/11 protection and security accomplishments at the Pentagon and other federal agencies in his 40-year career.
Obama Thanks Iwakuni Personnel, Talks of Bridging U.S.-Japan Differences
President Barack Obama thanked Marines, sailors and family members at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, for “being the backbone” of the U.S.-Japanese alliance.
DoD Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Advocate Certifications Grow
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —
The DoD campaign to combat sexual assault continues to receive applications for accreditation through the Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program, Pentagon officials reported.
May 26, 2016
Budget Uncertainty Threatens Readiness, Pentagon Spokesman Says
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters there have been warnings for some time indicating that readiness and training would suffer amid sequestration spending cuts and in the budget uncertainty of the last few years.