Author Archives: Press Operations

Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard A. Anderson

By Press Operations – During a fierce firefight in Vietnam, 21-year-old Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard A. Anderson watched as a grenade landed near his injured legs. Without hesitation, he made the decision to save the Marine helping him instead of himself. For that, he earned the Medal of Honor. Anderson was born April 16, 1948, in Washington, D.C., but ...

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Navy Helps ‘Midway’ Film Crew Bring Battle to Life

By Press Operations – The Battle of Midway was one of the most pivotal of World War II in the Pacific, and a major film depicting its events is about to hit the big screen. Defense Department historians who helped from start to finish say “Midway” does justice to the integrity, accountability, and toughness of everyone involved in the real ...

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New Program Makes Moves Cheaper for Military Spouses

By Press Operations – Military spouses with careers that require a professional license or certification can now get help covering the costs of transferring those credentials when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their service member spouse. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $500 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from ...

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Twin Threats of China, Iran Differ, Policy Official Says > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story

By Press Operations – The threat of Iran to U.S. and regional allies is from miscalculation, while the threat of China is largely in violating world economic and democratic norms, said Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. Iran’s recent provocative activities are worrying and troubling, like shooting down a U.S. ...

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Watch: Making Marine Snipers

By Press Operations – Becoming a Marine Corps scout sniper is far from easy.  Sgt. Brandon Choo, an instructor at the Basic Scout Sniper Course at Quantico, Va., says only the best candidates graduate. Those who earn the title of Marine scout sniper will have to prove that they are expert marksmen and have what it takes to make their ...

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Threats in the Middle East

By Press Operations – Iranian leaders have publicly stated that they will not allow other countries in the region to “take advantage” of their inability to sell oil. They have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz and have postured military forces in efforts to intimidate the movement of international trade and global energy sources through the Strait of Hormuz. ...

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Shooting Toward Success

By Press Operations – Following in her father’s footsteps, Emily Stith has made a career out of putting small holes in bull’s-eyes from a significant distance. And she’s doing it while serving her country as a soldier in the Army. Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida Unit: Army Marksmanship Unit Stationed: Fort Benning, Georgia Job Title: Shooter-Instructor What made you want to become ...

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Defense Leaders Make Case for U.S. Space Force

By Press Operations – A United States Space Force would build on and accelerate the advantage the U.S. Air Force has given the American military in space, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Establishing the U.S. Space Force will enable the Defense Department to gather up the disaggregated parts of the military space effort ...

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This Army Unit’s Motto is Now a National Day

By Press Operations – Every year, April 5 is celebrated as National “Go For Broke” Day, derived from a saying that’s known to mean “wager everything.” “Go For Broke” also happens to be the motto of one of the most decorated units in U.S. military history, the Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and they’re likely the reason why this celebrated day exists. The ...

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5 Things to Know About DOD’s New Policy on Military Service by Transgender Persons and Persons With Gender Dysphoria

By Press Operations – The new DOD policy eliminates special accommodations that were provided to persons with gender dysphoria but not to others. First, the 2016 DOD policy allows individuals who were diagnosed with gender dysphoria and obtained hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery to join the military in their preferred gender without a waiver if they were stable beforehand ...

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With Baby in Tow, Minnesota Army Recruiter Foils Shoplifters

By Press Operations – An Army recruiter pushing his 10-month-old daughter along in a stroller at a suburban Minneapolis mall noticed electronics store employees trying to stop some men who had walked out with several boxes of expensive headphones. Staff Sgt. Sean Oliva followed the men, eventually flagging down police outside the mall when the men were attempting to flee. ...

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Green to Gold > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story

By Press Operations – He’s already been in the Army for 10 years. Now, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jacob McCormack is making a big transition —  he’s working on becoming a commissioned officer while earning his bachelor’s degree in communications. He’s part of the Army’s Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program, a two-year program that allows eligible, active-duty enlisted ...

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Pentagon Submits U.S. Space Force Proposal to Congress [Full Text]

By Press Operations – “Our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security.” –President Donald J. Trump The establishment of the U.S. Space Force will help ensure the United States is postured to deter aggression and outpace potential adversaries in order to protect and defend our national interests in the ...

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U.S.-NATO Relationship Spans 70 Years

By Press Operations – The United States is one of the founding members of NATO, a military alliance that was formed in 1949 and is still going strong today, some 70 years later. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the Pentagon today to discuss the U.S.-NATO relationship. Before their meeting, Shanahan praised Stoltenberg ...

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Thicker Than Blood – The Knowlton Twins

By Press Operations – Marines have always had a special bond and often come to think of their fellow Marines as their brothers or sisters. For twins Jacob and Hailey Knowlton, who both recently graduated from Marine Corps boot camp, being a Marine is a bond thicker than blood. Source: Department of Defense Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for ...

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