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U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:48:00 GMT

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Trump Hosts Medal of Honor Recipients at White House

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:54:00 GMT

A third of the nation’s living Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the White House to commemorate Medal of Honor Day with the president.

Africom to Sponsor First Conference for Defense Chiefs from African Continent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:42:00 GMT

In April, U.S. Africa Command will sponsor the first conference for all chiefs of defense on the African continent, Africom Commander Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser told reporters during a Pentagon briefing.

Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Advisor

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Pentagon to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles.

Mattis Welcomes Greek Defense Minister to Pentagon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos at the Pentagon, discussing a variety of topics including trans-Mediterranean migration, terrorism, and instability in the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

U.S., Russia Continue Syrian Airspace Security Talks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:00 GMT

Defense Department officials held a video conference with Russian defense ministry counterparts, discussing a memorandum of understanding for the safety of flight in Syria to ensure that each side continues to adhere to agreed-upon measures to prevent incidents in Syria.

Military Women’s Advisory Committee Issues Annual Report

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:06:00 GMT

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its annual report on matters relating to women serving in the U.S. armed forces for fiscal year 2016.

Marines, Sailors Conduct Chemical, Biological Response Exercise

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:22:00 GMT

Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.

Navy Announces Launch of Task Force Ocean

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:29:00 GMT

The Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy has established Task Force Ocean -- part of an effort to further assess the state of ocean science in the Navy, which encompasses its oceanographic infrastructure, technologies, technical workforce and how ocean science is applied to naval operations.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:32:00 GMT

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Celebrating Diversity: The Dontee Wrenn Story


Celebrating Diversity: The Dontee Wrenn Story

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Dontee Wrenn, who is completely blind, has worked at the Pentagon for 16 years. Wrenn excels in his field, despite his impairment.

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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - PROFILE Dr. Karen L. Mumy Dr. Karen Mumy is the director of environmental health effects research at Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, Ohio, leading the Navy’s largest basic science research lab exploring the risks warfighters face from the unique environments in which they must operate. She received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Michigan Technological University in 1998 and a doctorate in microbiology in 2004 from Miami University. Read more about Dr. Mumy on the DoD 2017 #WomensHistoryMonth web special:
Attention middle school and high students grades 6-12, and parents of students! The Navy League of the United States partners with the Office of Naval Research to host a one of a kind #STEM exposition at #SeaAirSpace 2017. U.S. Navy #diversity
Women's History Events this week: March 23, 2017 Location: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), Spates Community Club Bldg. 407 Event: Women’s History Month celebration Date: 23 March 2017 Time: 1130 - 1300 Details: Keynote Speaker: Ms. Steffaine Easter, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Acquisition, Logistics, & Technology) Point of Contact: MSG Kenny Kang and SFC William Reynolds, Phone: (703) 696-2964/8729 March 25, 2017 Location: Joint Base Andrews, Smart Center Event: Continental Breakfast Date: 25 March 2017 Time: 0830 Details: Guest Speaker: Ms. Sheyann Webb-Christburg Point of Contact: Ms. Janice B. Jackson, March 25, 2017 Location: Quantico, The Clubs at Quantico Event: Women’s History Month celebration Date: 25 March 2017 Time: 1100 Details: Ladies Luncheon, Theme: "Phenomenal Women, Phenomenal Dreams," Guest Speaker: Ms. Cynthia Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff, National Security Agency, Tickets: Adults $40.00 & Students (18 and younger): $25.00 Point of Contact: Maj. Natasha Everly,, 703-432-8241 to purchase tickets Visit the #WomensHistoryMonth web special:
#WomensHistoryMonth Featured Profile: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Amy L. Kretchman Amy Lee Ann Busby was born on May 20, 1986, in Peoria, Illinois. She graduated from Pekin Community High School with honors in 2004 and decided that she wanted to do something out of the ordinary with her life. During her junior year of high school, Amy spoke with a Navy recruiter and was excited by the idea of travelling the world while having the honor to serve her country. She enrolled in the Delayed Entry Program and on Aug. 18, 2004, she began her transition from student to sailor Read More about Kretchman and others here: .#WHM #diversity U.S. Navy
African American nurses exit a plane at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Ala. About 29 black nurses served at the air field. #WomensHistoryMonth #diversity
Congratulations to Shanda Johnson, director of the command's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach program, who was recently honored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering with the #STEM advocate of the quarter award.
The following events are happening this week in observance of Women's History Month: March 15, 2017 Location: Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir Community Center Event: #WomensHistoryMonth celebration Time: 1130 - 1300 Details: Keynote Speaker: COL(R) Patricia S. Collins, USA #Paralympics Team Member (2016 Rio De Janeiro) Point of Contact: SFC Jeremy Fernandes and SFC Newuna Gandy, Phone: (703) 805-2288 ---------- March 17, 2017 Location: Fort Meade, McGill Training Center Event: Women’s History Month celebration Time: 1100 - 1300 Details: Keynote Speakers: COL Pat Jernigan (Ret), COL Wendy Messick (Ret), MS. Lisa Szymanski Point of Contact: SFC Derrick Chambers, Phone: (301) 677-6687
#WomensHistoryMonth Timeline: 1800s Between 1802 and 1882 Congress authorized the Army to hire laundresses. The women, who often were the wives of enlisted men, received official rations. Their pay, however, came from the soldiers for whom they worked, with the rates set by the post commander. Read more #WHM timelines:
Event today: The Jewish holiday of Purim will be observed in its advance this Thursday, 9 March, in the Chapel, room 1E438, at 1230. Come and enjoy the story of Purim, the reading of the megillah, Torah thoughts, the singing of songs and the distribution of goods to one and all with Rabbi Bash and Chaplain Bloom. One of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar, Purim is "a time for sanctioned chaos." To request a sign language interpreter, please contact the Army Headquarters Directorate of Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Sign Language Interpreter at For information about this and other upcoming events and programs sponsored by the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain, stop by the Chaplain's office in Pentagon room 1E443, call 703.695.3336, or visit
#WomensHistoryMonth Profile of the Day: Talena Edwards, USAF, Civilian. Miss Talena Edwards is the Small Business Professional assigned to the 11th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Ms. Edwards was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has worked in the acquisition field as a Contracting Officer and Procurement Analyst since 2000. She joined the Small Business Programs Office in 2015. Read more about Ms. Edwards on the #WHM web special:
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