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July 01, 2016
Recent Strike in Mosul Killed ISIL Commanders, Pentagon Official Says
Coalition forces conducted an airstrike that killed two Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant senior military commanders June 25 near Mosul, Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Carter Congratulates Top Officers on Senate Confirmation
Defense Secretary Ash Carter extended his congratulations to three top officers on their Senate confirmation to assume their new posts.
USU Students Learn Public Health, Zombie Style
BETHESDA, Md. —
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences students must apply what they learn about theories and models of public health care through debate, small-group work and a series of creative scenarios --including a zombie pandemic.
As Nation Celebrates Independence Day, Carter Thanks DoD Personnel
Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a message today thanking the men and women of the Defense Department for upholding the principles upon which the nation was founded.
At Iftar Dinner, Carter Salutes Muslim-American Service, Sacrifice
The thousands of Muslim-American U.S. military members serving today "stand in a long line of patriots who have stepped forward throughout our history to pursue that noblest of callings,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at DoD's annual Iftar dinner.
Face of Defense: Soldier Experiences Teamwork at Her First Annual Training
SUNNY POINT, N.C. —
Army Pvt. Noel Weeks, who joined the North Carolina National Guard in 2015, learned about the value of teamwork during her participation in Operation Vigilant Seahawk, a two-week regional homeland security exercise.
Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIL 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.
June 30, 2016
Carter Presents Albright With Distinguished Public Service Award
Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright the Defense Department’s highest award for public service during a Pentagon ceremony.
Transgender Service Members Can Now Serve Openly, Carter Announces
Following a study, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said three main reasons led to the decision to lift the transgender ban: the force of the future, the existing force and matters of principle.
Syrian Arab Coalition Aids Manbij Residents
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
The Syrian Arab Coalition continues efforts to liberate the Syrian city of Manbij from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s control, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.