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Marine Missing From World War II Accounted For

5 hours 14 min ago
                  The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.                  Marine Pfc. James B. Johnson of Poughkeepsie, New York, will be buried May 31 in
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DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 16:15
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah, died May 26 of a non-combat related injury while underway in the Red Sea. The incident is under investigation.He was assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), forward deployed in the
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on Gender-Neutral Staffing of Guard Forces at JTF-GTMO

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:23
 Military commissions are part of our system of military justice.  The Department of Defense, and we personally, are committed to fairness and transparency in military commission proceedings, and to the independence of the judges who oversee them.   Our comments and those made by other senior officials regarding gender-neutral staffing of guard
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Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's Meeting with German State Secretary Katrin Suder

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:03
Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout: Today, Deputy Secretary Work welcomed German State Secretary Katrin Suder to the Pentagon, where they discussed a range of topics. During the meeting, the leaders discussed Russian aggression; the bilateral security cooperation relationship between
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General Officer Assignments

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:48
The chief of staff, Army announced the following assignments: Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commanding general, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to vice director, strategic plans and policy, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Maj. Gen. Steven R. Grove, director, J-2, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base,
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