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November, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017

‘Keep up the Good Fight,’ Apache Pilot Advises Deployed Service Members

Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tyson Edkin, an AH-64 Apache pilot who just returned from Iraq, offered up some encouragement to deployed service members as he spoke to reporters visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., with Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan.

Nov. 16, 2017

Checkered Flag Training Exercise Hones All-Weather Fighter Operations

The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to participate in this month's large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program.

Nov. 16, 2017

DoD Honors Top Civilian Employees in Pentagon Ceremony

Eight Defense Department employees received top departmental honors for their service, dedication and professionalism, and one of the honorees received the coveted DoD David O. Cook Excellence in Public Administration Award in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Nov. 16, 2017

Pentagon Officials Address Korea, ISIS, Budget in News Conference

During a news conference, the chief Pentagon spokesperson and the director of the Joint Staff discussed North Korea, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Defense Department budget proposal.

Nov. 16, 2017

Brain Injury Sufferers Find Benefits in Music Therapy Program

Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a music therapy program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department.

Nov. 16, 2017

Deputy Secretary Goes to the 'Gemba' to Examine Readiness

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan returned from his first trip outside the Beltway as the Pentagon's second-in-charge, armed with information to share with military leaders and Congress on improving readiness.

Nov. 16, 2017

Alaska Natives Defended Their Territory 75 Years Ago

When the Japanese raided and occupied parts of Alaska during World War II, the Army called on native Alaskans to defend the northern territory.

Nov. 16, 2017

Army Chief: No Reduction of Standards to Meet Recruiting Goals

Despite news to the contrary, the Army will not be recruiting bipolar personnel, even if those individuals apply for a waiver, the Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

Nov. 16, 2017

Dunford: U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia, China Eroding

The U.S. military advantage against near-peer competitors is eroding, and America must invest in capabilities to ensure deterrence, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a discussion at Tufts University.

Nov. 16, 2017

Mattis Embarks on Trip to Military Facilities in Colorado, California

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked on a trip to Colorado and California to meet with senior military leaders, visit military facilities and attend a Marine Corps basic training graduation, a pentagon spokesperson said.

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