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 – August 26, 2016

News U.S. warship fires three warning shots as Iran escalates confrontations – A day after four Iranian boats harassed a destroyer in the Persian Gulf, a similar squad of vessels came after three more U.S. ships Aug. 24, according to a U.S. Navy spokesman.     Business Global Hawk to undergo significant ground control modernisation...
 
 

News Briefs – August 26, 2016

Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Darrin Russel

F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darrin Russel Maj. Douglas Rosenstock fires an AIM-120 missile from an F-35 during a recent weapons test surge at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. By the end of the surge the F-35 Integrated Test Tea...