July 10, 2017
Iraqi Forces Liberate Mosul From ISIS
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Inherent Resolve commander Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend said the coalition welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and congratulated the Iraqi forces on their remarkable progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
July 5, 2017
U.S., South Korea Conduct Exercise Following North Korean Missile Launch
In response to North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch, U.S. and South Korean military forces conducted an exercise utilizing the Eighth U.S. Army’s Tactical Missile System and South Korean Hyunmoo II missiles, a DoD spokesman said.
Soldier Represents Team, Women at Warrior Games
Proud to represent the Army and female service members, Army veteran Michelle Sanchez breaks personal records and aims for gold during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
July 4, 2017
Archers Match Arrow for Arrow, Forcing Shootout at Warrior Games
Archers matched arrow for arrow, forcing a shootout in two medal rounds during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.
July 3, 2017
Athletes Run, Roll to Finish During Warrior Games Track Events
Medically retired Army Sgt. Ryan Major kicked off the track events, finishing first in the men’s 100-meter wheelchair race, during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.
Face of Defense: Chief Warrant Officer Follows His Dreams
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii —
Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mark Parr, the command chief warrant officer for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, said he doesn’t fit the mold for those who follow their dreams. Certain he would someday be a pilot, Parr was crushed as a child when he was told his eyesight wasn't good enough.
Army Athletes Smash Track Records at Warrior Games
Medically retired soldiers Spc. Michael Stephens and Sgt. 1st Class Adam Blow proved they know the less-dangerous meaning of the word explosive, as Blow guided Stephens to record-breaking times during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
July 2, 2017
Army Veteran Pushes Through PTSD; Hopes to Break Records
Medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Megan Grudzinski hopes to break her own records from last year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.
DoD Warrior Games Open With 265 Participants, Celebrities
About 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from U.S., U.K. and Australian forces are competing in Chicago in sports ranging from shooting and archery to wheelchair basketball.
June 30, 2017
Service Dogs Get Paws-On Training
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. —
Soldiers with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, hosted a walk-through for a special group of dogs in training to become service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress and the visually impaired.