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Retired General Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by Sean Kimmons on


Jack Keane, a former four-star general who served as the Army's vice chief of staff, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House.

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Military Doing Better Today Than 4 Years Ago, Norquist Says

Posted by C. Todd Lopez on


The U.S. military is doing better now than it was four years ago based on several metrics, including increased readiness and more munitions, Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist said.

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Military Medical Budget Prioritizes Readiness, Reform

Posted by Terri Moon Cronk on


The military medical budget for fiscal year 2021 prioritizes the medical readiness of the military force in addition to their readiness of the medical force, while sustaining beneficiaries' access to quality healthcare, a Defense Department official told Congress.

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Joint Staff Doctor Explains TBI Diagnosis Procedures

Posted by Jim Garamone on


Traumatic brain injuries can't be quickly diagnosed — as was the case with the Iranian missile attack on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on Jan. 8, the Joint Staff surgeon said.

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Battles Like Iwo Jima Must Never Happen Again, Milley Says

Posted by David Vergun on


Everyone who wears the uniform is committed to maintaining great-power peace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the battle of Iwo Jima.

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CFC Donations Will Affect Thousands of Lives, Norquist Says

Posted by David Vergun on


Service members and Defense Department civilians pledged more than $10 million in 2019 to the Combined Federal Campaign to support communities in the national capital area, Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist said.

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'You Make Us ALL Proud' Esper Tells Pensacola First Responders

Posted by C. Todd Lopez on


Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper met with some of the first responders who intervened at the Dec. 6, 2019, shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.

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Want to Vote? The Federal Voting Assistance Program Can Help

Posted by Claudette Roulo on


The Federal Voting Assistance Program is ready to help service members and families exercise the right to vote from anywhere in the world.

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Trump, Pence Welcome Esper in Full-Honors Pentagon Ceremony

Posted by Terri Moon Cronk on


President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence welcomed new Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper in a full-honors ceremony on the Pentagon's parade field.

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Despite Risk, Recruits Want to Serve, Enlisted Leaders Say

Posted by C. Todd Lopez on


Despite the risk involved in participating in combat operations, senior enlisted leaders from across the U.S. military say, young Americans still want to serve.

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