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April 5, 2016

President Salutes Austin’s Accomplishments, Military Career

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III oversaw military operations "in one of the most demanding regions of the world," President Barack Obama said of the recently retired commander of U.S. Central Command.

March 17, 2016

Military Reviews Recommendations on Afghanistan for President

Military leaders are reviewing recommendations on the way forward in Afghanistan before presenting them to President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

March 1, 2016

Navy Hero Dedicates Medal of Honor to Fallen Friend

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr., who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in December 2012, dedicated the medal to his fallen friend.

Feb. 26, 2016

Counter-ISIL Campaign Continues, President Says

Even if there is a cessation of hostilities to get food and medical aid to civilians in Syria, there will be no letup against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Barack Obama said.

Feb. 23, 2016

DoD Submits Guantanamo Closure Plan to Congress

President Barack Obama said the plan the Defense Department submitted for closing the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention facility is a strategy with four main elements.

Feb. 17, 2016

U.S., Southeast Asian Nations Reaffirm Support for Regional Order

President Barack Obama and the leaders of 10 Southeast Asian nations underscored their commitment to international rules and the rights of all nations.

Jan. 27, 2016

Defense Department Experts to Support HHS with Zika Virus Research

Defense Department experts who have experience working with the Zika virus have been asked to support the Department of Health and Human Services in its efforts related to the mosquito-borne disease.

Jan. 22, 2016

President Expresses Sympathy to Families of Marines Lost in Helicopter Collision

President Barack Obama extended his condolences and those of the first lady to the families of 12 Marines lost in an apparent helicopter collision off the Hawaiian coast.

Jan. 15, 2016

DoD: Training, Awareness Critical in Human Trafficking Fight

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and DoD is highlighting the issue and its efforts to fight trafficking.

Jan. 13, 2016

Obama Points to U.S. Strength in State of the Union Address

In his final State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama said the United States is the most powerful nation on Earth, and in a changing world Americans are "threatened less by evil empires and more by failing states.”

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