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June 30, 2017

Wounded Warrior Turns Tragedies Into Inspirations

Ryan Shannon, a former Navy submariner, has fought health issues including traumatic brain injury and thoughts of suicide, but he perseveres with the help of family and friends. Shannon will compete at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

June 30, 2017

Service Dogs Get Paws-On Training

Soldiers with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, hosted a walk-through for a special group of dogs in training to become service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress and the visually impaired.

June 30, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman's Commitment to Service Runs in the Family

“Service to others is what makes this country great,” said Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder, the public affairs superintendent for the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing in Eastover. His 31 years of service is a testament to his commitment to serve his country.

June 30, 2017

Airman Reflects on Warrior Games' Evolution, Growth

As one airman took the sitting volleyball court at McCormick Place here for practice before the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, he reflected on how the games have changed since he began competing in 2011.

June 30, 2017

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

June 29, 2017

NATO Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan Mission

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the conclusion of the Defense Ministerial in Brussels that the alliance will continue its support to Afghanistan through 2017 and beyond, and that more troops will join the Resolute Support Mission.

June 29, 2017

Mattis Pleased With NATO Progress Deterring Russia, Combating Terror

During a news conference in Brussels, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said NATO defense ministers discussed threats to alliance nations from Russia and terrorist groups, and policies and capabilities needed to counter these threats.

June 29, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Cannot Stop Coalition’s Progress

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run in Syria and Iraq and the terrorist group can’t stop the progress that coalition-partnered Iraqi and Syrian forces have made over the past two years, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

June 29, 2017

Severely Injured Sailor to Compete at Wounded Warrior Games

A severely injured sailor has persevered in the face of a devastating loss, and he now looks forward to competing in the upcoming 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

June 29, 2017

Archery Coach Helps Fellow Wounded Warriors Adapt to ‘New Normal’

While deployed to Iraq in 2005 as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic, then-Army Staff Sgt. Jessie White had no way of knowing the blast from an improvised explosive device would change his life forever.

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