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Chairman Stresses Change, Tradition at West Point Graduation 

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:56:00 GMT
Change and tradition seem mutually exclusive, but balancing those will lead to success for the military, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy.
The 2018 graduation parade takes place at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Enlisted Force is Military’s Greatest Advantage, Chairman’s Enlisted Advisor Says 

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:57:00 GMT
The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff kicked off the Defense Department’s "Showcasing Lethality Series," a weekly media briefing in which enlisted members discuss their roles in defending the nation.
Military's top enlisted member briefs reporters.

Mattis, Danish Defense Minister Reaffirm Defense Relationship 

Fri, 25 May 2018 19:25:00 GMT
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen during a Pentagon meeting for his nation's commitment to international security and for strengthening defense cooperation between the U.S. and Denmark.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis sits at a table with others.

Trump Thanks Naval Academy Graduates for Commitment to Serve 

Fri, 25 May 2018 19:17:00 GMT
The members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2018 chose the path of honor, courage and commitment to serve the nation, President Donald J. Trump told them during a graduation address in Annapolis, Md.
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2018 toss their hats in the air during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

Air Force Flight Nurses Tie Knot Aboard C-17 Transport Jet 

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:30:00 GMT
It’s not too unusual to propose to the love of your life on the job. But it’s less likely that it happens on a mission in Alaska, and even less likely to tie the knot on a C-17 Globemaster III transport jet.
Match Made in Medical: JB Charleston flight nurses tie knot aboard C-17

Army Divers Find Honorable Duty in Excavating Underwater Tombs 

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:51:00 GMT
Divers mainly from the Army’s 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are archaeologists of sorts. As they sifted through the mud the consistency of wet cement, the divers searched for personal effects or aircraft wreckage to prove they were on the right path to find the remains of service members lost during the Vietnam War.
Army Spc. Timothy Sparks, a diver with the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, monitors the air levels of two divers during an underwater recovery mission near Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria 

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:19:00 GMT
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets throughout May, task force officials reported.
Operation Inherent Resolve special graphic

Face of Defense: Airman’s Transition Helps Self, Air Force to Grow 

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:32:00 GMT
Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, a satellite systems operator, recently returned from training to be a flight engineer. He is one of many airmen pursuing critically manned career fields to meet the Air Force’s needs.
Airman poses wearing flight suit.

DoD Honors Fallen Service Members for Memorial Day 

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:13:00 GMT
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.
Soldier places a flag on a grave in Arlington National Cemetery.

U.S. in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says 

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:04:00 GMT
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.
A man shows his fingers after voting.


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