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President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski for his actions during the Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan at a ceremony in the White House, May 24, 2018. Screenshot via Defense.gov
Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Actions in Afghanistan President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski for his actions during the Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan in 2002. Story | Full Event | Summary | Special Report

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis congratulates Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy after he took command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 24, 2018. Photo courtesy U.S. Northern Command
Secretary Presides at Change of Command for NORAD, Northcom Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy succeeded Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Story | Full Event | Transcript | Travels

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, brief the press at the Pentagon, May 24, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance. Story | Full Event | Transcript | Flickr Album | Special Report

Flags stand in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 24, 2018. Army photo by Spc. Lane Hiser
Department Honors Fallen Service Members for Memorial Day The Defense Department is paying tribute to fallen members for the Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation. Story

U.S. in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story | Transcript | Travels

An Atlas V rocket carrying a Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite for an Air Force mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance
Military Seeks to Be More Lethal, Including in Space, Mattis Says The military is seeking to be more lethal in all domains, including space, and U.S. Northern Command will have to change to meet the challenges of the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. Story | Special Report | Travels

4x3 graphic for FY2019 Defense Budget special report
DoD Funding Process Strategy Driven, Mattis Says Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, adding that the budget submission was underpinned by strategy for the first time in 10 years. Story | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, gives an introduction speech during the Ambassadors Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, May 23, 2018. Army photo by Volker Ramspott
Eucom Commander Hosts Conference on Regional Issues Diplomatic and military leaders based in Europe discussed challenges and threats across the continent, Russian malign influence and other topics of mutual interest during a three-day conference in Wiesbaden, Germany. Story | Special Report

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joseph Ladarola, left, and Sgt. Robert Vandenburgh, right, provide security during a cordon and search mission as part of the Georgia Deployment Program-Resolute Support Mission Rehearsal Exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Aug. 18, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kimberly Aguirre
DoD Official Highlights U.S. Relationship With Georgia At the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Conference, a top defense official hailed the U.S. relationship with the country of Georgia, saying it is an “incredibly important strategic partnership” with a nation that shares values and interests with the United States. Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shakes hands with a newly commissioned second lieutenant at the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 23, 2018. Mattis was the event's featured speaker. Air Force photo by Bill Evans
Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the 983 graduating cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., that he expects them to follow in the footsteps of giants and encouraged them to make the Air Force better every day. Story | Transcript | Mattis' Remarks | Travels
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

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