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On the second day of a weeklong conference that is essentially “Defense Department 101” for civilians, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and other officials welcomed to the Pentagon 40 leaders in business, community organizations and academia, Aug. 15.
Five service members and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are among 16 men and women appointed to the 2016-2017 class of White House Fellows, the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced Monday (Aug. 22).
Calling upon all Americans to join him in expressing thanks to the members of the National Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation, Aug. 19, declaring Aug. 21–27, National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.
Many 2016 Team USA athletes gave their all to represent America in Rio.
The Defense Department is working with media, nongovernmental organizations and the federal sector to focus on suicide prevention.
Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th U.S. Army Chief of Staff, is visiting the Asia-Pacific region from Monday, Aug. 15, to Tuesday, Aug. 23.