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Second Lady Honors Military Women

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Michael R. Pence, honored military women today as part of events for Women's History Month.

SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Wounded Warriors Find Healing in Hobbies - Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Slade is not a professional photographer. If he wanted to take a photo three months ago, he used his cell phone. Despite no prior formal photography training, Slade now looks every bit the professional.
SOP newswire3Rogers Outlines Cyber Challenges Facing DoD, U.S. - The commander of U.S. Cyber Command described the role of deterrence in the cyber world, the problems of defending against cyber enemies, and operationalizing " cyber capabilities in the Defense Department during a discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars last night.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Seeing Double - Driving through the gates at Andersen Air Force Base, someone could easily mistake the two airmen that stand guard there, and it`s easy to see why.
SOP newswire3DoD Team Surveys Charleston Site for Guantanamo Prisoner Transfer - A Defense Department assessment team is surveying Joint Base Charleston`s Navy Consolidated Brig in South Carolina as a potential prison to house detainees after the wartime prison at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, closes.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Addresses Legion Convention on Force of Future - The desire to defend those who defend the nation shaped Defense Secretary Ash Carter`s commitments to the force, a national security strategy that meets this century`s needs and plans for the force of the future -- where innovation and technology are pillars of American strength -- he said today at the 97th American Legion National Convention in Baltimore
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Author Brings Fictional, Real Heroes to Life - Air Force Senior Airman Brian McLean is the author of such stories. He is also, in his own way, the hero.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Coast Guardsman Pursues Passion for Photography - Striving for balance, Coast Guardsmen pursue passions while preserving devotion to duty. A rescue swimmer in South Jersey spends his off-duty time photographing professional mixed martial arts competitors.
SOP newswire3'I Will Wait` Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses - America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled I Will Wait looks at the effect of these deployments across the generations.
SOP newswire3Northern Command Applies Lessons Katrina Taught - In 2005, Hurricane Katrina rocked the nation`s complacency in how it would face a major disaster.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Pilot for a Day - Six-year-old Declan Alexander was recently honored as a Swamp Fox Pilot for a Day by the 169th Fighter Wing here, receiving a hero's welcome from the moment he arrived on base.
SOP newswire3Defense Officials Praise Troops' Actions in Train Attack - In a statement released today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised three Americans for their actions yesterday on a train outside of Brussels, Belgium.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Congratulates Female Army Ranger School Graduates - The women who passed through the Army`s elite leadership proving ground are trailblazers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: 10th Mountain Gets First Female Brigadier - Army Col. Diana Holland, the 10th Mountain Division`s deputy commander for support, was promoted to brigadier general and became the first woman to serve as deputy commanding general in any Army light infantry division during a July 29 ceremony here.
SOP newswire3Women Complete Swamp Phase, Earn Army Ranger Tab - The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced yesterday that 96 soldiers, including two women, met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate from the Ranger Course Aug. 21.
SOP newswire3Dempsey, Basketball Luminaries Give Nellis Airmen Master Class in Leadership - About a thousand airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, received a master class in leadership from three proven leaders Thursday.
SOP newswire3Ground Forces Must Never, Ever Fail, New Army Chief Says - Freedom in America requires a continuing commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, the newest chief of staff of the Army said today.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Air Force Senior NCO Celebrates Her Career - If my peers from high school could see me now, they would be shocked, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tracey House said.
SOP newswire3Army Reserve Chief Calls for Budget Flexibility - The chief of the Army Reserve understands that the U.S. deficit is a threat to national security, but says the component needs flexibility from Congress to spend what money it gets more effectively.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Wounded Soldier Receives Honors at Fort Hood Ceremony - Almost eight months after he was wounded in Afghanistan, Army Spc. Gilbert Frazier accepted the medals he earned at his home station here surrounded by his brothers-in-arms and his wife.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: From Puppy to Police Dog - He jumps, he drools, and he sheds like it`s summer all year long, but this is no ordinary pup. This dog is an invaluable part of team that could one day save lives and capture dangerous criminals.
SOP newswire3Deterrence Still Cornerstone of U.S. Strategy, Haney Says - Even in an age of terror groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and al-Qaida, deterrence remains at the heart of America`s security strategy, said Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command.
SOP newswire3DoD Announces Recruiting, Retention Numbers Through June 2015 - The active-duty Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded their fiscal year-to-date 2015 accession goals through June 2015, Defense Department officials announced today.
SOP newswire3California Guard, Reserve Units Aid in Wildfire Containment - California Air National Guardsmen and Air Force Reservists are assisting first responders in fighting ongoing wildfires in Northern California, the Pentagon`s press operations chief said in a briefing here today.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Coast Guardsman Swims to Save Lives - An Olympic-length triathlon swim is just under a mile -- 0.9 miles to be exact. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer completed a triathlon swim of a different nature and saved four lives July 21, 2015.
SOP newswire3DoD Leaders Salute Winnefeld at Retirement Ceremony - Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. made his mark as the Joint Chiefs` vice chairman by challenging institutional assumptions strategically, technically and conceptually.
SOP newswire3Marines: F-35B Squadron Ready for Worldwide Deployment - The Marine Corps today declared that a squadron of 10 F-35B Lightning II aircraft is ready for worldwide deployment.
SOP newswire3DoD Officials Observe Counter-Drone Demo in California - Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they`re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: Future Force Depends on Military Child Education - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today thanked military children for their sacrifices and championed a family-focused approach to educational pathways for them and their service member parents.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: CrossFit Coach Helps Soldiers Stay Fit - A brunette woman in a black Army physical training uniform lifted a dark kettlebell over her shoulders, then slammed it down. Beside her, a man with a black spandex T-shirt lifted a gigantic barbell that was so heavy that the bar bent a little above his head.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Father, Daughter Helicopter Pilots Fly Together - Army Warrant Officer Meghan Polis, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the New York National Guard, doesn`t remember it but she logged her first three hours of helicopter flight time when she was just 3 months old.
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