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February, 2016

Feb. 29, 2016

Watch Live at 1:30 p.m. EST: Work to Speak at Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is scheduled to make remarks during a ceremony March 1 to induct Medal of Honor recipient Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. Watch the event live here.

Feb. 29, 2016

President Awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for Hostage Rescue Heroism

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr., making him the sixth Navy SEAL in history to receive the U.S. military’s highest honor.

Feb. 29, 2016

Carter Seeks Increased Ties with West Coast Tech Community

As part of efforts to strengthen the Defense Department against future threats, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to the West Coast to meet with leaders in the tech community.

Feb. 29, 2016

Carter: Cease-Fire in Syria Could Be 'First Step' in Ending Civil War

The cessation of hostilities in Syria could be a "first step" in ending Syria's civil war, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a Pentagon news conference.

Feb. 29, 2016

Defense Officials Discuss Flight Safety With Russian Counterparts

Defense Department officials and their Russian counterparts discussed the ongoing implementation of a memorandum on flight safety over Syrian airspace, the Pentagon press secretary said.

Feb. 29, 2016

Carter Highlights Momentum in ISIL Fight

Significant gains in Iraq and Syria illustrate that the effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is gaining momentum, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a Pentagon news conference.

Feb. 29, 2016

Dunford: Counter-ISIL Shaping Operations Have Begun in Mosul

Operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have begun in Mosul, Iraq, and the U.S. will increase support to Iraqi forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Feb. 29, 2016

DTRA Scientists Develop Cloud-Based Biosurveillance Ecosystem

The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are developing a system that lets epidemiologists scan the planet for anomalies in disease prevalence and warn of coming pandemics.

Feb. 29, 2016

DoD Military Spouse Employment Partnership Reaches Milestone

More than 300 employers are now part of an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses to organizations and companies that have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.

Feb. 29, 2016

Face of Defense: Aerographer’s Duties Go Beyond Predicting Weather

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Mulholland is a meteorological and oceanographic expert who provides crucial data to help the USS Bonhomme Richard's captain make decisions on movements and tactics.

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