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 – February 27, 2017

News Why a few American Marines in Taiwan pose so many problems for China-U.S. ties – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy Marines at a U.S. representative’s office in Taiwan is yet another challenge to Beijing’s most cherished one-China principle. It follows a string of recent controversial actions from Trump, including his phone call...
 
 

News Briefs – February 27, 2017

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as U.S. warily observes Iran’s navy began an annual drill Feb. 26 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the two-day maneuver...
 
 
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NASA kicks off study to add crew to first flight of Orion, SLS

NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1. NASA is building new deep space capabilities to take h...