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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Navy photograph by PO2 Somers Steelman

Peace, reconciliation emphasized at annual Blackened Canteen ceremony

Navy photograph by PO2 Somers Steelman Left to right: Shiro Wakita, former WWII Imperial Japanese Navy pilot; Dr. Hiroya Sugano M.D, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Club; Jack Detour, former colonel and World War ...
 
 
sikorsky-testing

Sikorsky opens testing facility for Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, the new aircraft being built for the U.S. Air Force.  The SIL encompasses 2,500 ...
 
 
National Archives photograph

On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public’s memory. The attacks of 9/11 changed all of that. “All those bad memories surged forward again,”...