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December, 2017

Dec. 20, 2017

Military Chaplains Honored at Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Chaplains from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, past and present, were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during the Chaplains Memorial Dedication in Honolulu.

Dec. 20, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a Ground Supply School student, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for rescuing a fellow Marine involved in a motorcycle accident. After witnessing the accident, Preston’s quick thinking and make-shift tourniquet stopped the bleeding until emergency medical services could arrive.

Dec. 19, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces Continue to Drive Out ISIS, OIR Spokesman Says

The Syrian Democratic Forces continue their momentum to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria out of Syria in their advance against the enemy in the Khabur River area of the Middle Euphrates River Valley, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Dec. 19, 2017

Coalition Removes ISIS Leaders From Battlefield

Coalition airstrikes killed three senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, which disrupts ISIS’ leadership and information dissemination activities, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Dec. 19, 2017

Many U.S. Troops Serving Overseas During the Holidays

As many Americans make holiday plans, hundreds of thousands of military personnel continue to protect the United States at duty stations around the world.

Dec. 19, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Puts Lifesaving Skills to the Test

Air Force Airman 1st Class David Robb, a security specialist and emergency medical technician, used his skills to help save a heart attack victim's life. Robb said that when he’s on duty, he anticipates that things like this event could happen, but to him, rescuing someone during his off-duty time seemed “completely out of the blue.”

Dec. 19, 2017

Blended Military Retirement System to Take Effect Jan. 1

One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.

Dec. 19, 2017

Southern Georgia Named ‘Sentinel Landscape’ for Readiness Enhancement

The departments of Agriculture, Defense and Interior have designated southern Georgia as a Sentinel Landscape to maintain military readiness while preserving local agriculture, natural resources and wildlife habitat, Defense Department officials announced.

Dec. 19, 2017

In 1917, ‘Rainbow Division’ Celebrated Christmas in France

In December 1917, the soldiers of the National Guard’s 42nd Division were all in France celebrating Christmas, as they waited for training in the trench warfare that defined World War I in Europe.

Dec. 18, 2017

Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy

President Donald J. Trump announced a new national security strategy rooted in a whole-of-government approach that stresses the economic might of the United States.

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