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June 29, 2016
DoD Military Spouse Employment Partnership Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary
The Defense Department announced that the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program is celebrating five years of supporting military spouses.
OIR Spokesman: Local Forces in Iraq, Syria Increase Pressure on ISIL
Iraqi forces have begun working toward Mosul after their recent victory in Fallujah against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and the Syrian Democratic Forces are tightening a cordon around Manbij, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.
Deputy Defense Secretary Speaks to Children at Education Seminar
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, who was a military child and parent, answered questions from a panel of children from military families during the Military Child Education Coalition’s 18th annual National Training Seminar.
Carter Offers Condolences After Istanbul Airport Attack
Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik to express his deep condolences following the terrorist attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the Pentagon's deputy press secretary said.
Face of Defense: Former Vietnamese ‘Boat Person’ Lives American Dream
BEDFORD, Va. —
Virginia Army National Guard Col. Lapthe C. Flora, promoted to brigadier general, is believed to be the first Vietnamese boat person to be promoted to general officer in the Army.
Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIL 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, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
June 28, 2016
Face of Defense: Bold Dreams Propelled War-Torn Child to Join the Air Force
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. —
Air Force Master Sgt. Kristofer Reyes, a college graduate and military flight engineer who holds one of the Air Force's most-prestigious jobs, recalls how growing up poor in the Philippines impacted his life.
Military Strikes Hit 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.
Shooters Earn Medals in Air Rifle, Pistol Competitions at Warrior Games
U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, West Point, N.Y. —
Competitors shot for gold, silver and bronze medals during air pistol and air rifle competitions at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
June 27, 2016
Veterans Find Camaraderie at Annapolis Sailing Clinic
ANNAPOLIS, Md. —
Eight veterans, transitioning service members and wounded warriors participated in the Valhalla Sailing Project’s first two-day clinic to teach veterans the fundamentals of sailing and racing.