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Aug. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Man Sheds 40 Pounds to Serve as Marine Corps Officer

Formerly a civilian realtor, Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Zachary Bowman lost 40 pounds to join the Corps, and now he's on track to become a military lawyer or judge advocate.

Aug. 24, 2018

Fallen Air Force MOH Recipient Joins Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

Medal of Honor recipient fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes for his courageous actions during the battle at Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan, March 4, 2002.

Aug. 23, 2018

Senior Enlisted Leaders Learn Threats, Challenges of Southwest Border Firsthand

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior enlisted leaders traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about the threats and challenges of the area that affect the nation.

Aug. 23, 2018

Hurricane Hunters Inform Forecasts as Storm Approaches Hawaii

Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have flown into Hurricane Lane to keep tabs on the Category 4 storm as it approaches Hawaii and are providing reports on the storm's strength and path.

Aug. 23, 2018

Hawaii Braces as Hurricane Lane Threatens

The Hawaii National Guard and active-duty military personnel are standing by in case they are needed as Hurricane Lane approaches the island state, National Guard Bureau officials said.

Aug. 23, 2018

Hospital Ship to Support Humanitarian Effort in Latin America

The Navy's Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to Central America and South America in late September to begin a two-month humanitarian mission with stops in Colombia and elsewhere in the region.

Aug. 23, 2018

Army Engineers Deploy to Hawaii in Advance of Hurricane Lane

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has deployed a specially trained debris management team to Hawaii in preparation for anticipated response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Lane.

Aug. 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Twin Airmen Pursue Education, Future Commission Together

Twin brothers Airman 1st Class Leland Spratt and Airman 1st Class Lemuel Spratt, who serve together at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., decided the Air Force was the best service branch for them to acquire new job skills and further their educations.

Aug. 23, 2018

President Presents Medal of Honor to Fallen Air Force Hero’s Widow

On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Valerie Nessel, the widow of fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the White House.

Aug. 22, 2018

Afghanistan Peace Process Shows Promise, Resolute Support Commander Says

The peace process in Afghanistan has shown progress since the first cease-fire in 17 years took place in June, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon.

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