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Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:28:00 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.

Mattis Reinforces U.S.-Qatari Strategic Partnership

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:21:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. The discussions followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:34:00 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.

Airmen Honor Fallen Military Working Dogs, Handlers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:45:00 GMT

A U.S. military working dog handler in Qatar said "not everyone realizes that the dogs we train are not our pets. They are government assets, just like airmen. And because they are government assets, they are exposed to the same dangers we are, if not more."

U.S. Troops Visit Children’s Home in Belize

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:17:00 GMT

Soldiers are helping others through Beyond the Horizon, a partnership exercise between the government of Belize and U.S. Southern Command, where they are providing free medical services and construction projects throughout Belize.

Taliban Attack Targets Afghan Government Personnel

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:47:00 GMT

A U.S. Central Command spokesman said a Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility at Camp Shaheen outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has killed “probably more than 50” friendly Afghan forces and civilians.

Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to Israel's Security

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:16:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted America’s strong bilateral ties with Israel and its commitment to Israel’s security as he met with President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.

Mattis, Israeli Prime Minister Discuss Security Issues

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:42:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, said he was honored to be in Israel, “our longtime friend and ally in the region.”

Mattis Praises America’s Security Partnership With Israel

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:20:00 GMT

While in Israel, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is steadfastly committed to Israel’s security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel in confronting regional and other threats.

DoD Announces 2017 Environmental Award Winners

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:18:00 GMT

The Defense Department announced the winners of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The awards recognize individuals, teams and installations for their exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.

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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2017 Holocaust Days of Remembrance events this week: Thursday, April 20 Location: Fort Myer - Patton Hall Event: Army NCR Holocaust Event Theme: Learning from the Holocaust. The Strength of the Human Spirit Date: 20 April Time: 1130-1300 Details: Keynote Speaker: Holocaust Survivor Volunteer - TBD Point of Contact: MSG Kenny Kang or SFC William Reynolds, Phone: (703) 696-2964/8729
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Holocaust Days of Remembrance event today: April 11 Location: 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Room 3M403, Falls Church, VA 22042-5101 Event: Defense Health Affairs, Equal Opportunity Diversity Management Division office will be providing A Day of Remembrance Program. Theme: A Day of Remembrance Date: 11 April Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Details: Guest Speaker: Mr. Michel Margosis Point of Contact: Ms. Dorin Connelly-Gordon, Dorin.l.connellygordon.civ@mail.mil, 703-681-1504
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Ladies and Gentlemen: As stated in the attached memorandum from Mr. A. M. Kurta, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in the celebration of the 2017 Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance. Holocaust Days of Remembrance is commemorated April 23-30. This year's theme is: "Learning from the Holocaust. The Strength of the Human Spirit." During this time, the Department honors and recognizes the immeasurable contributions and service that those affected by the Holocaust have made to the DoD and the Nation. Please give widest dissemination.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, we are pleased to share some of the 2017 Holocaust Days of Remembrance events taking place around the National Capital region. Please share. April 11 Location: 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Room 3M403, Falls Church, VA 22042-5101 Event: Holocaust Museum Trip Theme: A Day of Remembrance Date: 11 April Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Details: Guest Speaker: Mr. Michel Margosis Point of Contact: Ms. Dorin Connelly-Gordon, Dorin.l.connellygordon.civ@mail.mil, 703-681-1504 April 12 Location: Joint Base Andrews (JBA), Andrews Club Event: Holocaust Museum Trip Theme: Learning from the Holocaust. The Strength of the Human Spirit Date: 12 April Time: 0830-1600 Details: Transportation for 42 Sergeants and below to attend the Day of Remembrance event at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. This event qualifies as professional military education. All names of personnel attending should be sent to the POC below. Appropriate civilian attire. Departing Lejeune Hall. Point of Contact: Master Sergeant Mechelle Sharpe (703) 432-0764 or (540) 498-5598
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The Department of Defense (DoD) joins the Nation in observing the Holocaust Days of Remembrance from April 23 - 30, 2017. The 2017 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: The Strength of the Human Spirit.” This year’s theme reminds us of the strength and courage of the victims of the Holocaust, and the rescuers who put their own lives at risk to aid those who sought refuge.
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Save this Date: Career Fair. Wednesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Riley. The Department of Defense cordially invites wounded, ill or injured warriors, transitioning service members, veterans, spouses, family members and primary caregivers to an upcoming Hiring Heroes Career Fair. USO Fort Riley Please share. https://www.fedshirevets.gov/BLOG/FHVNews/2017/4/7/Hiring-Heroes-Career-Fair-at-Fort-Riley-KS/
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Attention high school seniors and parents of high school seniors! HS seniors! Deadline - April 9. The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a nationally recognized program for graduating high school seniors that fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. http://latino.si.edu/Education/YAP
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The 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (#SAAPM) theme: "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission." http://www.sapr.mil/public/docs/saapm/2017/DHRA_Messenger_Article.pdf
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