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Mattis Humbled by Selfless, Diverse U.S. Military Force

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his recent presence at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, is an example of how Americans can help bridge political gaps.

SOP newswire3NORAD, Northcom, Mexican Air Force Coordinate on Illicit-Flight Exercise - The early morning call came through the command center here near Peterson Air Force Base today: a simulated illicit flight was heading out of the United States to Mexico.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter to Travel to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago - According to a Defense Department press release, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to travel to Boston, North Carolina, and Illinois from July 26-28.
SOP newswire3DoD Experts Tell Congress Nuclear Modernization Efforts Crucial - Modernization and sustainment across the nuclear triad are essential to maintaining national and allied security, three Defense Department experts told Congress today.
SOP newswire3Centcom Counters ISIL Propaganda - While Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve`s air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant notched more than 26,000 ISIL targets damaged or destroyed as of the end of May, the war against ISIL also proceeds on other fronts. From its headquarters here, Central Command runs two separate programs in the information war against ISIL.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: Transgender Service Members Can Now Serve Openly - Transgender service members in the U.S. military can now openly serve their country without fear of retribution, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today, a policy decision that overturns the ban on transgender service across all branches of service, effective immediately.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Soldier Earns Spot on Olympic Air Rifle Team - A fourth soldier from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is joining his teammates at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August after he qualified at the Olympic air rifle trials held here June 3-5.
SOP newswire3Diversity Makes Military Stronger - Diversity in the military makes the force stronger, top Defense Department officials said at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender panel discussion here today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter to Highlight Force of the Future in Installation Visits - Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit military installations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois over the next two days on a trip highlighting his Force of the Future initiative.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Marine, Mother Wins at First Bodybuilding Competition - Lean physique, spray tan, tiny sequin bikini, makeup and hair done. The hunger, the exhaustion and the hours of training all came together for one moment under the lights. Showtime.
SOP newswire3Army Nurse Hopes to Defend Gold Medal Spot at DoD Warrior Games - As an international lineup of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines take to the track in their wheelchair racing bikes, Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger dons her gloves, takes a breath and focuses on her mission.
SOP newswire3Carter Offers Condolences to Families of Army, Marine Corps Accident Victims - Yesterday in Singapore, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered his condolences to the families of nine soldiers who were killed during a June 2 training accident at Fort Hood, Texas, and to the family of a Blue Angels pilot who died June 2 when his F/A-18C Hornet aircraft crashed in Smyrna, Tennessee.
SOP newswire35 Soldiers Killed When Vehicle Overturns in Flash Flooding at Fort Hood - Five soldiers were killed and four others remain missing after a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned during flash flooding at a water crossing at Fort Hood, Texas, yesterday.
SOP newswire3Pentagon Embraces Survivors at TAPS Event - The military is a family, and not even death can end those familial bonds.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Army Provides Soldier With New Sense of Normal - The Army is full of people with diverse backgrounds and different childhood experiences, but it develops its ranks with consistency and trusted battle rhythms -- things Sgt. Julienne Ashby grew to depend upon.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Soldier Sings Her Way to Victory - One by one, boot by bloodied boot, soldiers trooped across the finish line: body heat escaping their sweat-drenched clothing in the form of steam against the cold of an early spring morning.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Announces Sexual Assault Retaliation Prevention Strategy - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today a sexual assault retaliation prevention and response strategy, saying both sexual assault and retaliation against those who report it are attacks against the values of the military.
SOP newswire3DoD Must Change to Confront Changing Face of War - Today`s presence of cyber, space and ballistic-intercontinental missile capabilities have changed the character of war, and the U.S. military must adapt to confront these challenges, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
SOP newswire3Military Children Serve, Too - The Defense Department knows that the whole family serves when a military member serves.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Twin Brothers Deploy Together - Twin brothers often share similar experiences from birth to high school graduation, but only a few can claim to have deployed together while serving in the same unit.
SOP newswire3Airmen Discuss One of the Little-Known Best Jobs in the Air Force - If you`re an airman with technical skills, an outstanding performer who always meets physical training standards and has completed all military and other education requirements, the 844th Communications Squadron has a job for you.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Volunteers Find Serving 'Labor of Love` - Most volunteers have military ties of some kind, while others are community members with a strong desire to give back.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Texas Guard Members Support Flint Water Effort - As the Flint water crisis enters its third month, one Texas Army National Guard soldier decided to step up and directly help the people most affected with a road trip to Michigan.
SOP newswire3Pentagon Envoy Says Closing Guantanamo is National Security Issue - Significant numbers of Defense Department and senior military leaders say closing the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is the single most important action the United States can take to counter terrorism.
SOP newswire3Dunford: No Compromise on Training for Iraq, Afghanistan - The United States military has not, and will not compromise training or equipping of any troops going into harm`s way, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Names First Female Combatant Commander - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has named new commanders for U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Forces Korea to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, the new Northcom chief will be the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command.
SOP newswire3Sequestration Poses Biggest Threat to Readiness, Military Leaders Say - The biggest challenge to the military's readiness is sequestration, military leaders said on Capitol Hill today.
SOP newswire3Vice Chairman Discusses Defense Deterrence Strategy - The U.S. military aims to counter threats presented by potential adversaries Russia and China through its Third Offset Strategy, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said March 10 in his remarks at the annual McAleese & Associates and Credit Suisse 2017 Defense Programs conference here.
SOP newswire3DoD Gives Final Go-Ahead to Open All Military Jobs to Women - After exceptional work, the U.S. military is authorized to begin integrating women across all occupations and specialties right away.
SOP newswire3Dunford Praises Service Members for Handling of Guantanamo Mission - After a visit here this week, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said he is proud of the way the men and women of Joint Task Force Guantanamo are carrying out their detainee operations mission.
SOP newswire3Women`s Military History 'a Revolution,` General Says - Comic timing is not a skill always associated with military officers, but retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught can make the history of women in the U.S. armed forces sound both compelling and absurdly funny.
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