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Military January 11, 2018

2017 Year in Review
 
 
 
 
By Angry Staff Officer: World War I Stands as a Lesson Against a “Bloody Nose” Strike on North Korea
 
 
 
 
Video by Senior Airman Andrew Carroll: President Signs Executive Order for Veteran Support
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Trump order aims to reduce suicide among new veterans
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Master Sgt. Phil Speck 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Face of Defense: Basic Training Flightmates Serve Together 21 Years Later
 
 
 
 
Guardsmen Conduct Military Working Dog Medical Training
 
 
 
 
By Lisa Simunaci, Army Materiel Command: AMC Band Adds Muscle Shoals Sound to Legacy
 
 
 
 
By JoAnna Delfin, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas: Face of Defense: Pursuing Christmas Thief Earns Recognition for Sailor
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity : DoD Owes Taxpayers Full Accounting of Assets, Comptroller Tells House
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: ‘Chain of Command’ TV Series Connects Strategy With Troops on the Ground

Press Gaggle with Secretary Mattis

Press Gaggle with Secretary Mattis

SECRETARY JAMES N. MATTIS: Yes. Yes, understand. Understand. (Laughter.) Good to see you all, and thank — for those of you who have been here for the last year or the last 15 years.

I took Bob Burns on a trip down to Gitmo and Mayport, Lejeune and Bragg. Took the small plane. Then the reason why is I didn’t want to show up and “doomsday” and — excuse me — and basically have troops who would otherwise have been on leave and everything to — it’s a big group coming and a lot of press — and everybody show up.

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Mattis Says Operations Against ISIS Will Change in 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Says Operations Against ISIS Will Change in 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 — The destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s physical caliphate will change the way the coalition will go after the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters here today.

Operations against the terror group dominated the informal press gaggle with the secretary.

“We sit here today at the end of 2017, the caliphate is on the run, we’re breaking them,” he said.

Some ISIS terrorists escaped the encirclement of Raqqa into the Middle Euphrates River Valley. “We are in the process of crushing the life out of the caliphate there while trying to keep the innocent people safe — which is very hard with this group,” he said.

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Hispanic-American Marine Gave His Life to Save Others

Taken under fire by an enemy automatic weapon and hit in the right shoulder and chest as he lifted his arm to throw, Lopez fell backward and dropped the deadly grenade. After a moment, he turned and dragged his body forward in an effort to retrieve the grenade and throw it. In critical condition from pain and loss of blood, and unable to grasp the hand grenade firmly enough to hurl it, he chose to sacrifice himself rather than endanger the lives of his men, and with a sweeping motion of his wounded right arm, cradled the grenade under him and absorbed the full impact of the explosion. He did not survive the blast.

President Harry S. Truman presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to Lopez’s parents in a ceremony at the White House in 1951. Lopez is the only Hispanic-American graduate of the academy to receive the Medal of Honor.

In 1999, Florida dedicated the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home.

Hispanic-American Marine Gave His Life to Save Others

DoD Sexual Assault Experts Offer, Gain Valuable Insight at Annual Training Event

DoD Sexual Assault Experts Offer, Gain Valuable Insight at Annual Training Event

Retired Marine Breaks Personal Record, Takes Gold at Invictus Games

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2017 — Medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder broke another personal record and took home gold medals in the women’s 100-meter and 200-meter dashes during track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games here Sept. 24.

Retired Marine Breaks Personal Record, Takes Gold at Invictus Games

Medal of Honor to Go to Vietnam Vet Who Saved Dozens in 4 Days

This week we’re highlighting a special Medal of Honor recipient, who is set to receive the coveted honor this week.

Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose will receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony Oct. 23 to commemorate his heroic actions during a four-day mission known as Operation Tailwind during the Vietnam War.

Medal of Honor to Go to Vietnam Vet Who Saved Dozens in 4 Days

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Jim Mattis Republic of the Philippines media & Biography View

Media Availability With Secretary Mattis En Route to the Republic of the Philippines
 
 
 
 

Source: Jim Mattis U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Biography View

 
 
 
 
James Norman Mattis
James Norman Mattis[4] (born September 8, 1950) is a retired United States Marine Corps general who is the 26th and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Mattis was previously the 11th Commander of United States Central Command during the presidency of Barack Obama, and was responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Central Asia.

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Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

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