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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 newswire3Nuclear Triad Remains Necessary for Deterrence - Haney spoke to the Defense Writers` Group yesterday and gave reporters a tutorial on deterrence and what the United States needs to navigate in an uncertain world.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Supply Airman Helps Keep Afghan C-130s Flying - The Afghan air force has four C-130 Hercules airplanes, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Angel Gonzalez has a singular role as the C-130 maintenance supply liaison at Train, Advise, Assist Command " Air here.
SOP newswire3Spirit of Hope Award Honors 6 for Supporting Military, Families - The recipients of this year's Spirit of Hope Award epitomize the legacy of entertainer Bob Hope, selflessly taking care of the military's "most precious resource" -- its people -- the Coast Guard commandant said today.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Former Sniper Now Targets Unit Effectiveness - Becoming a skilled marksman involves the culmination of numerous skills, including discipline, patience and a keen attention to detail. Becoming an effective manager requires a similar set of skills.
SOP newswire3Internal DoD Effort Focuses on Individual Cybersecurity Responsibility - The DoD announced an effort to help individuals throughout the department do their part to protect the DoD Information Networks.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Keeps Air Force Connected - As military members and civilian personnel go about their day-to-day tasks, they may not think about how communication plays such a vital role in their business.
SOP newswire3Guardsmen Celebrate Heritage at Latino Festival - With the smell of paella and the sounds of Brazilian music floating through the air, hundreds of civilians, service members and veterans gathered to honor their Hispanic heritage at the Latino Heritage Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 26-27.
SOP newswire3An Hispanic Family`s Long Commitment to the Nation - The contributions of the Hispanic community to the U.S. military are ingrained in our culture and have had significant impacts in strengthening diversity across the service branches.
SOP newswire3Defense Health Agency Helps Wounded Warriors Obtain Best Care - The Defense Health Agency gained its full operational capability on Oct. 1, which may appear to be just a plans and policy change, but it`s making a real difference in care for warfighters.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Pushes Her Limits One Step at a Time - Running a half marathon is no easy feat. Training and preparations include weight training, proper nutrition and hydration.
SOP newswire3Soldier Employs Language Skills to Build Bridges - The language skills of one soldier assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team`s Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, have helped to build a unique connection between U.S. and Lithuanian service members.
SOP newswire3First All-Female Honor Flight Gets Hero's Welcome in Washington - Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome yesterday after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.
SOP newswire3Joy of Motocross Keeps Airman Stress-Free - Flying at 70 mph isn't a big deal to many people, but when that involves flying 140 feet in the air at high speeds on a 250 pound, two-wheeled vehicle without wings, life can become exciting.
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Like Mother, Like Daughter - When Air Force Senior Airman Kara Watts was a college student and searching for inspiration, she said she only had to look as far as her mother's military service.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Welcomes Navy's New Top Officer - The Navy's new top officer will build the force of the future, and continue the work of his predecessor in advancing the sophisticated fighting force, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
SOP newswire3Senior Pentagon Leaders Honor POW/MIA Sacrifices During National Recognition Day - Never forget our POW/MIA heroes!
SOP newswire3Face of Defense: Airman Finds Calling by Helping Others - Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? Those are questions many airmen ask themselves throughout their Air Force careers.
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.
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