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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.
Face of Defense: Marine’s Service Honors Uncle’s Legacy
ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia —
With a lifelong dream to serve a cause greater than his own, one Marine also has a burning desire to set the example for those wanting to answer the call to become part of the few and the proud.
Presidential Envoy Reports Counter-ISIL Progress, Ongoing Terrorism Threat
The U.S.-led multinational coalition is making progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq and Syria, but an unprecedented global terrorist challenge remains, the presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIL told Congress.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Target 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.
Defense Secretary Announces Employer Support Freedom Award Recipients
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department bestows to employers for their support of employees in the National Guard and Reserve forces.
DoD Announces Value Engineering Achievement Award Recipients
The Defense Department announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2015 DoD Value Engineering Achievement Awards.
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Icelandic Foreign Affairs Minister Lilja Alfredsdottir signed a joint declaration to facilitate future cooperation, according to a DoD release.
Watch Live at 4 p.m. EDT: Carter to Honor Madeleine Albright
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to host a ceremony at the Pentagon honoring Madeleine Albright for distinguished public service. Check back to watch it live here.