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Aug. 23, 2016
Carter: U.S. Service Member’s Death Shows More Work Lies Ahead
An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member near Lashkar Gar in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, wounding another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers, officials of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said.
DANTES Provides Faster Exam Reimbursement
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support has changed to an online electronic reimbursement request system that will expedite the exams reimbursement process for all service members, according to Stacey Kirkpatrick, a DANTES education programs specialist.
Face of Defense: Airman Perseveres to Compete in Ultramarathons
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
Inspiration for the modern marathon, a 26.2-mile race, stems from military origins. Legend tells of a Greek soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of the defeated Persian army. More than two millennia later, one airman is writing his own story.
Military Strikes Target 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 Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Aug. 22, 2016
Service Members, Veteran Earn Appointments as White House Fellows
Five service members and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are among 16 men and women appointed to the 2016-2017 class of White House Fellows, the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced.
Pacific Endeavor Exercise Tests New Communications Capability
BRISBANE, Australia —
Nearly 250 military communication experts from more than 20 nations are in Brisbane, Australia, for Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016, which aims to help improve interoperability of communications technologies among nations in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Pentagon Press Secretary Reports on Counter-ISIL Fight, Condemns Attack on Turkey
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been degraded and methodically dismantled in Iraq and Syria as a result of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's strategic consolidation of the coalition military campaign plan under a single command, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Eucom Commander Visits Turkey
Following a visit to Ankara, Turkey, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, said the alliance is committed to partnering with the nation to promote regional security.
Face of Defense: Marine Strives to be Best of the Best
ABOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP —
With 26 pullups, Marine Corps Cpl. Tori C. Best, a combat engineer with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, secured her place as the female record-holder aboard the USS Boxer -- seven pullups short of the male record.
Counter-ISIL Forces Continue Operations in Manbij
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
The Syrian Arab Coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces continue operations in Syria’s Manbij City in the ongoing effort to clear the liberated city of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters, identify and remove improvised bombs, and establish a defensive posture capable of thwarting an ISIL counterattack.