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Sept. 22, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Retains Ultimate Tactical Athlete Title

Marine Corps Sgt. Ethan Mawhinney, a Pittsburgh native and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, successfully defended his championship title at the Marine Corps’ third annual HITT Tactical Athlete Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 28-31.

Sept. 18, 2017

Secretary Mattis Issues Interim Guidance on Transgender Personnel Service

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued interim guidance, which takes effect immediately, on military service by transgender individuals based on direction received from the president, Defense Department officials said.

Sept. 7, 2017

Air Force Dentist, Army Veterinarian Team Up for K-9 Root Canal

An Army veterinary doctor and an Air Force dentist teamed up to repair a broken tooth for Arthur, a deployed military working dog. Thanks to the procedure being done in-theater, time and money was saved and Arthur is back to work protecting his human comrades.

Aug. 30, 2017

Bobsledder Drives for Perfection as Winter Olympics Approach

Army Sgt. Nick Cunningham, who is both a driver on the U.S. Men's Bobsled National Team and a soldier with the New York Army National Guard, is training now at Lake Placid, N.Y., and hoping to represent the United States in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games this February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Aug. 28, 2017

DoD Clarifies Liberal Consideration for Veterans' Discharge Upgrade Requests

The Defense Department released guidance to clarify the liberal consideration given to veterans who request upgrades of their discharge saying they had mental health conditions or were victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Aug. 25, 2017

Military Researchers Collaborate With University on Opioid Crisis

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and West Virginia University have established an official collaboration to pool their resources to fight opioid use and the associated overdose deaths.

Aug. 24, 2017

Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot Seeks to Improve Force Wellness, Readiness

The Defense Department launched the Building Healthy Military Communities pilot program to address gaps between on-the-ground resources and geographically dispersed service members and their families to help improve health and readiness.

July 20, 2017

Face of Defense: Air Guardsman Gives Sister Gift of Life

Air Force Staff Sgt. Franciscoadan Orellana went through months of testing to donate one of his kidneys to save his sister’s life. The Louisiana Air National Guard member said his military training and mindset is what allowed him to act swiftly and expedite the screening process.

July 11, 2017

Airman Fights Cancer, Earns Silver at DoD Warrior Games

Medically retired Air Force Capt. Austin Williamson, who's fighting an advanced form of cancer, earned a silver medal in the ultimate champion competition during the 2017 Defense Department Warrior Games in Chicago.

July 9, 2017

Vice Chairman Praises 'Hidden Heroes' at Warrior Games Closing Ceremony

After a week of intense competition that yielded 1,101 medals for more than 90 events earned by athletes from the U.S., United Kingdom and Australian armed forces, the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close in Chicago.

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