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 – June 28, 2017

News VA to open emergency rooms to ‘bad paper’ vets on July 5 – Veterans with other-than-honorable discharges will be able to access Veterans Affairs emergency rooms for urgent mental health care starting July 5, under new rules outlined by department leaders June 27.   Japan fitting F-35 fighters with advanced missile system brings it...
 
 

News Briefs – June 28, 2017

Pentagon: ‘active preparations’ by Syria for chemical attack The Pentagon on June 27 said it detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would “pay a heavy price” if it carried out such an attack. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt....
 
 
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Test team looks at new parachute for ACES II ejection seat

Air Force photograph by Brad White GR7000 parachute along with dummy descends over a drop zone near Edwards Air Force Base, Caif. A team from the 418th Flight Test Squadron conducted several drops using the parachute, which has...