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May 5, 2016
President Proclaims Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Noting that military spouses “demonstrate a strength reflective of the spirit of our nation,” President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring May 6 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Breedlove Reflects on Career, Changes in Europe
Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, reflects on his career and Europe -- a place he first experienced 33 years ago.
Program Director: Military Sexual Assault Efforts Having Impact, But Hurdles Remain
Army Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, director of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, said efforts are having an impact, but that there are still hurdles to overcome.
Senior Official Outlines U.S. Forces’ Missions in Afghanistan
Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, the Resolute Support mission’s deputy communications chief, addressed Pentagon media by teleconference to describe ongoing U.S. missions in Afghanistan.
Face of Defense: Severely Injured Special Forces Soldier Returns to Duty
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could strike a deadly blow against him and his team.
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, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Watch Live at 1 p.m. EDT: Pentagon Press Secretary to Brief Reporters
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook is scheduled to conduct a news conference at the Pentagon. Check back to watch it live here.
Army Veteran Looks Forward to Competition at Invictus Games
Medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Randi Gavell hopes to do the Army and American team proud in track and field and swimming at the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
May 4, 2016
'Resurgent Russia' Poses Threat to NATO, New Commander Says
MONS, Belgium —
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO's new supreme allied commander for Europe, said in the face of emerging challenges, NATO needs to stay agile and ready to "fight tonight."
Spokesman Describes Battle That Left Service Member Dead in Iraq
Army Col. Steven Warren said the service member killed in a May 3 battle with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters was struck by direct fire after responding to an attack on peshmerga forces.