Salutes & Awards

February 29, 2016
 

Medal moment

DOD photograph by E.J. Hersom

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. during a White House ceremony, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers received the medal for actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian held hostage in Afghanistan in 2012.




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Headlines – April 28, 2017

News Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops – The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.   Pentagon expands rebuke of Turkey over Iraq, Syria...
 
 

News Briefs – April 28, 2017

U.S. Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said April 26, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened April 24 as the...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres

DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

DARPA graphic This Targeted Neuroplasticity Training concept diagram demonstrates how the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program will explore using peripheral nerve stimulation to enhance learning processes in the br...