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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 2, 2017

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 14, 2017

Face of Defense: Marines Get Recognition for Rescuing Trapped Motorist

Marine Corps Cpl. David Qualls and then-Marine Corps Cpl. Nathan Bryson each received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for their heroism in rescuing a motorist who'd been badly injured in a traffic accident in September 2014. According to the award summary, had Qualls and Bryson not arrived when they did, the driver would have surely died in the fire.

June 2, 2017

Dunford Receives Singapore’s Distinguished Service Award

Singapore’s president presented Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with Singapore’s Military Distinguished Service Order medal for the general’s steadfast support of the U.S.-Singapore partnership.

May 26, 2017

Pence Tells Naval Academy Grads Era of Budget Cuts is Over

Vice President Mike Pence thanked the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2017 for volunteering to be officers in America's armed forces at a dangerous time. He told them that he and President Donald J. Trump "will always have your backs."

May 25, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Corps Service Strengthens Brothers’ Bond

Marine Corps Pfc. Jason Gautreaux and his brother, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mitch Gautreaux have supported each other since they were born. Their friendship was unbreakable, and they often played on the same sports teams through childhood. When the idea to join the Marine Corps came about, the pair made the commitment together.

May 23, 2017

Face of Defense: Sorority President Earns Marine Corps Commission

Elaine Lewis, president of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, was commissioned as a Marine Corps second lieutenant at the Virginia Tech War Memorial. Lewis, 22, from Stafford, Va., has always had a passion for leadership and followed her father and younger sister into the Corps.

May 18, 2017

Service Personnel Chiefs Testify on Military Posture on Capitol Hill

As the fiscal year 2018 budget season approaches, the military services' personnel chiefs testified on their postures and policies for recruitment and retention before a House Armed Services Committee panel.

May 17, 2017

U.S., Philippine Service Members Conduct Mass-Casualty Exercise

The Hawaii National Guard and Charlie Company of the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion trained alongside Philippine soldiers as part of Exercise Balikatan 2017 to prepare for disasters and crises on Calayan Island in the Philippine province of Cagayan.

May 17, 2017

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Issues Confronting Alliance

NATO chiefs of defense are discussing issues from Afghanistan to Russia to the southern flank during the 177th Military Committee meeting in Brussels.

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