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 – July 25, 2016

News After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces are on offensive – After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with...
 
 

News Briefs – July 25, 2016

Bavarian official says military aid needed in time of crisis Bavaria’s top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like the July 22 night’s shooting rampage at a Munich mall. With an eye on the Nazi era excesses, Germany’s post-war constitution only allows the Bundeswehr...
 
 
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Presidential helicopter replacement program achieves milestone

Lockheed Martin announced July 25, 2016, the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review, signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation. The...