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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 newswire3Face of Defense: Marine Employee`s Path Leads Him Back to Birthplace - On the day before the U.S. Marines Corps celebrated its 240th birthday, one Marine Corps Systems Command civilian employee -- and former active-duty Marine -- celebrated his own birthday in a very special place.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Shares Love of Martial Arts - Florida Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Cowgill, a command post controller for the 125th Fighter Wing, spends his off-duty time at his very own martial arts studio, training students of all ages how to defend themselves.
SOP newswire3Defense Secretary Thanks Service Members in Christmas Calls - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today called four service members taking part in U.S. operations around the world to wish them a Merry Christmas, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
SOP newswire3Many U.S. Troops Serving Overseas During the Holidays - Thousands of U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians are serving around the world during the holidays to protect America, its interests and its allies.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Soldier Spreads Joy Through Love for Piano - Among Army Spc. Anne Lee's earliest memories, she said, is being a young girl staring at the pianist during Sunday church services and wondering what it took to make that kind of music.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Visits French Aircraft Carrier Charles De Gaulle - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday before visiting the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, now stationed in the Persian Gulf and launching strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Drill Sergeant Incorporates Skills Learned in Civilian Career - How do you picture a drill sergeant? As a stern, totalitarian figure; barking out orders with an unintelligible loud snarl, ready to pounce on your every misstep?
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: F-16 Pilot Achieves Flying Hour Milestones - A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior Triumphs Over Tragedy - In 2011, following devastating injuries Skelton had suffered in combat, he was coined the Most Wounded Commander in U.S. Military History.
SOP newswire3Dunford Says All in Military Will Work to Fully Integrate Women - Following Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement Dec. 3 that all military specialities would be open to women, it is the responsibility of all in the military to ensure that the integration process is done well, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.
SOP newswire3Veteran Unemployment Rate Lowest in Nearly 8 Years - A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October`s veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30.
SOP newswire3Military Families Get White House Holiday Preview - As the year turns toward deck-the-halls season, the first lady welcomed military families to what she has called America`s house for the first peek at 2015 holiday decorations and treat preparation.
SOP newswire3Bob Work Visits Middle East, East Africa to Thank Troops for Their Service - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a three-day trip to the Middle East and East Africa that includes stops in Djibouti and Qatar to visit U.S. service members during the Thanksgiving holiday and thank them for their service.
SOP newswire3Defense Secretary Calls Service Members on Thanksgiving - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today called several U.S. service members taking part in operations around the world to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, according to a Defense Department news release.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Sailor Rescues Man After High-Speed Crash - Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Swain, a fire controlman aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley, and his family were driving away from a Wells Fargo bank here when they heard police sirens, Nov. 15.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Receives Red Cross Lifetime of Service Award - Defense Secretary Ash Carter received the Lifetime of Service award from the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region during the organization's annual Salute to Service Gala yesterday in McLean, Virginia.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Boxer Fights for Country, Friends - In 2015, Army Capt. Boyd The Rainmaker Melson became the World Boxing Council`s U.S. junior middleweight champion.
Ron G AnselmVeterans Day - A Day of Remembrance for our Country - Veterans Day is a day for our country to reflect back on what we have seen and been through the last fifteen years with the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ongoing issue with ISIS and terrorism and is a day that will be a remembrance for all men and women who have served our country with honor.
SOP newswire3American Fighter Jets Sent to Help Protect Turkish Airspace - The first six of 12 U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle jet fighters arrived on Incirlik Air Base in Turkey Nov. 6, to conduct combat air patrols in Turkish airspace at the request of its government, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters this afternoon.
SOP newswire3Chairman Thanks Veterans for Their Service to Communities, Nation - The world had never seen a conflict like the one that ended November 11, 1918.
SOP newswire3Officials Tout Progress on Veterans Issues - The Department of Veterans Affairs backlog is down, veterans can now get in-state tuition no matter where they live, and veteran homelessness has significantly decreased, according to White House officials.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Navy Vet Honors Fallen at National Cemetery - Veterans Day serves as a time to celebrate and honor American veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the preservation and protection of the nation. For some veterans, taking time to honor and remember those who served is a way of life.
SOP newswire3Army, Air Force Deploy Strykers North of the Arctic Circle - The U.S. Army and Air Force teamed up Nov. 3-4, to deploy Stryker vehicles north of the Arctic Circle for the first time ever, according to a U.S. Army Alaska news release issued today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Visits USS Roosevelt in South China Sea - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today toured the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea and expressed concern about China's activities in those waters.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Highlights Alaska's Strategic Importance During Fort Wainwright Visit - At the start of an eight-day trip focusing on the rebalance to the Pacific, Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited troops in Alaska and highlighted the strategic importance of that state.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Soldier Develops Apps to Help His Comrades - Today, almost everything is on the Internet, and mobile devices place that immense collection of knowledge in the palms of our hands.
SOP newswire3DoD Recognizes Innovative Efforts to Prevent Sexual Assault - The Defense Department today honored groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively affect sexual assault prevention.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter, Milley Bid Farewell to McHugh - Army Secretary John M. McHugh exemplifies leadership through heart and mind, through logic and strength and civility, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday at McHugh`s farewell tribute.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Marine Excels as Air Traffic Controller - The Marine Corps League presents the Sgt. Maj. Frederick B. Douglass award annually to a Marine who demonstrates superior qualities and actions during the performance of his or her duties in the aviation community. An individual needs to receive recommendation from his leadership and approval from a commanding officer for eligibility.
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