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July 31, 2017

Former Army Medic Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam War Heroism

President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan, a combat medic who risked his life running through enemy fire in Vietnam to save wounded soldiers.

July 31, 2017

North Korea’s ICBM Lands in Japan’s Economic Zone, Official Says

The Pentagon director of press operations said the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched July 28 from Mupyong-ni traveled about 620 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan about 103 miles from the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.

July 31, 2017

DoD, VA to Hold Biennial Suicide Prevention Conference

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs will host the only national suicide prevention conference that specifically addresses suicide in military and veteran populations in Denver.

July 31, 2017

Exercise Noble Partner Opens in Georgia

The U.S. Army Europe-led exercise Noble Partner serves as home station training for the Georgian light infantry company designated for the NATO Response Force and includes eight participating nations: Armenia, Georgia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.

July 31, 2017

Bombers Conduct Bilateral Flights After North Korea ICBM Launch

In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers joined counterparts from South Korea and Japan in bilateral missions.

July 31, 2017

Airman Chutes for Olympic Bobsled Team

The four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness -- mental, physical, social and spiritual -- are keeping this service member going in his pursuit for gold.

July 31, 2017

Face of Defense: Sailor Brings Navy Values to High School Students, Athletes

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Necorian Jones, a dental corpsman with 4th Dental Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, is also a high school teacher and coach for the track and football teams at Little Elm High School in Texas. Jones uses the Navy's core values as a guide for his civilian life and passes those values on to his students.

July 31, 2017

Officials Release Latest Details of Strikes Against ISIS 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.

July 30, 2017

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

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

July 30, 2017

Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful

The Missile Defense Agency and 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade soldiers conducted a successful missile defense test using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system -- the 15th successful intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD weapon system.

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