Tag: President Barack Obama

African-American received Medal of Honor during Civil War

African-American received Medal of Honor during Civil War

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black.

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Defense leaders salute Obama at Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony

Defense leaders salute Obama at Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Defense leaders hailed the commitment and accomplishments of departing commander in chief President Barack Obama in a formal military ceremony as he closes out his presidency, Jan. 4.

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USA marks National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

USA marks National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Vietnam aviator gets MOH for cheating death to save dozens

Vietnam aviator gets MOH for cheating death to save dozens

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama awarded retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony, Monday.

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DOD’s Pride Month celebration highlights LGBT leadership

DOD’s Pride Month celebration highlights LGBT leadership

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“LGBT Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of LGBT members of the defense family,” said Tanner, who served on active duty in the Air Force Reserve, as a member of the civil service, and now as a Senate-confirmed political appointee.

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New threat center to integrate cyber intelligence

New threat center to integrate cyber intelligence

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center is being created under the auspices of the director of national intelligence.

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U.S. to keep 10k troops in Afghanistan in 2015

U.S. to keep 10k troops in Afghanistan in 2015

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama, Tuesday, announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year.

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Tropic Lightning Soldier among 24 MOH recipients

Tropic Lightning Soldier among 24 MOH recipients

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Out on patrol one early morning, his convoy was ambushed with recoilless rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons fire. After his vehicle was struck and he was injured, Copas continued to return fire, repelling the enemy and holding his post so that his fellow Soldiers could be evacuated.

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News Briefs

News Briefs

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii will open for archery and shotgun hunting this weekend, 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

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President announces 24 veterans to receive the Medal of Honor in March

President announces 24 veterans to receive the Medal of Honor in March

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama announced that he will award the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans during a March 18 ceremony at the White House.

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