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 – October 20, 2017

News Jim Mattis says Senate bill hamstrings U.S. cyber action – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has fired off letters to lawmakers listing his objections to the two versions of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, including his fear that language in the bill limits the ability of the U.S. to take decisive action against cyber...
 
 

News Briefs – October 20, 2017

Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks Pakistan’s military says new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan will help prevent militant attacks, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the frontier as an international border. Maj. Gen. Nauman Zakaria, the Pakistan commander for the South Waziristan...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

The Air Force of Edwards — with feathers!

Courtesy photograph One of the birds that made up the Elisabeth Lake Air force rescued from Rogers dry lake bed. People found my story about being the “snake wrangler” of George Air Force Base pretty entertaining. I have be...