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May 24, 2016
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.
May 22, 2016
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, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Centcom Commander Visits Iraq and Syria
During Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel’s latest trip to the Middle East, the U.S. Central Command chief met in Iraq and Syria with coalition members, other partners, senior commanders and military leaders to discuss operations and continued collaboration there.
May 21, 2016
Carter Calls Japanese Counterpart
Defense Secretary Ash Carter conveyed his sadness and his regret over the murder of a young woman in Okinawa as he spoke by phone with his Japanese counterpart, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, according to a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
DoD Conducts Airstrike Against Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur
The Department of Defense conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.