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November, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017

Deputy Secretary, Uganda's Defense Minister Discuss Africa Security

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan met with Ugandan Defense Minister Adolf Mwesige in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the 2017 U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial conference.

Nov. 16, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Sets Sights on Social Work Career

For one airman, taking care of families and others has always been a passion. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Murphy, 23rd Wing command post noncommissioned officer in charge of systems, said her desire and dedication to pursue social work first grew out of a love of helping people, and now extends to making a change with military members.

Nov. 15, 2017

Shanahan Outlines U.S. Support for U.N. Peacekeeping, Calls for Reform

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said peacekeepers play a critical role in peace and security, while acknowledging the need for reforms, during the 2017 U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nov. 15, 2017

Cybercom Challenges Industry: Be Agile, Precise

At U.S. Cyber Command’s first-ever industry day, Cybercom leaders briefed nearly 400 members of private industry about the command’s acquisition priorities at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Arthur Lundahl Conference Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Nov. 15, 2017

Deputy Secretary Discusses Security Issues With Japanese Minister in Canada

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan discussed a range of global security issues with Japan's State Minister for National Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto on the sidelines of the U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nov. 15, 2017

Vice Chairman, USO-Metro Salute Military Chefs

Twelve military chefs were honored while demonstrating their culinary skills at the annual Salute to Military Chefs sponsored by USO-Metro at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va.

Nov. 15, 2017

Marine Amputee Finds Solace in Surfing, Makes Lasting Friendships in Clinic

As the calm of being in the Pacific Ocean washes over him, Toran Gaal, a medically retired Marine Corps sergeant, examines a clean wave and carves out a path.

Nov. 15, 2017

Shanahan Observes Military Readiness at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan engaged leaders and troops on readiness, observed demonstrations of personnel and assets and heard about the successes and challenges in maintaining a ready force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Nov. 15, 2017

Face of Defense: Military Service Helps Guard Soldier With Civilian Career

A Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldier's mission-first focus and discipline help her in her civilian life as a mail carrier and assistant supervisor for the Newton, Pennsylvania, post office. "My dad and grandad both served," Army Spc. Breyonnha Chester. "I always knew growing up that joining the military and helping others was something I wanted to do."

Nov. 15, 2017

Trauma Chief Praises Medical Response to Sutherland Springs Shooting

The community teamwork and medical response at Brooke Army Medical Center the afternoon of the Sutherland Springs shooting was "extremely heartwarming," the hospital's trauma chief said.

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