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September, 2015

Sept. 18, 2015

Carter Welcomes Navy's New Top Officer

The Navy's new top officer will build the force of the future, and continue the work of his predecessor in advancing the sophisticated fighting force, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Sept. 18, 2015

Pentagon Leaders Honor POW/MIA Sacrifices

On POW/MIA Recognition Day, tears streamed down the face of, a World War II prisoner of war, as the honor guard marched across the Pentagon’s River Parade Field, to post the colors before the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Sept. 18, 2015

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Sept. 18, 2015

DoD Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Defense Department celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Sept. 18, 2015

Face of Defense: Air Force Couple Navigate Military, Personal Lives

Air Force Col. Laura Lenderman recently assumed command of the 375th Air Mobility Wing, a job she never thought she would take on decades ago when she lived on Scott Air Force Base as a child.

Sept. 18, 2015

Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says

A change in culture is needed to protect against threats in the rapidly changing cyber domain, the Defense Department's chief information officer said.

Sept. 18, 2015

DoD’s Maritime Strategy Addresses Nation’s Asia-Pacific Interests

The rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is a strategy that safeguards U.S. interests and military access, builds partner capabilities and preserves stability in that part of the world, the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs said.

Sept. 18, 2015

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Searches for the Missing

During the period from 1939 to 1945, approximately 400,000 U.S. service members lost their lives. Many of those troops were brought home to be buried in the United States, but more than 73,000 Americans missing from the war still remain unaccounted for.

Sept. 18, 2015

Watch Live at 1 p.m. EDT: Carter to Participate in CNO Change-of-Command Ceremony

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to participate in the change-of-command ceremony as Navy Adm. John Richardson assumes duties as the Chief of Naval Operations at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. The ceremony will include a retirement ceremony in honor of current Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert.

Sept. 17, 2015

Carter Honors 3 who Stopped Gunman on Paris-Bound Train

Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered gratitude to an airman, a soldier and a civilian friend of theirs for the valorous actions they took against a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month.

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