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Trump Administration Seeks To Enforce Trans Soldiers Ban In Supreme Court

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In an unusual move, the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to let President Donald Trump’s administration enforce its ban on transgender military personnel while it litigates legal challenges to the policy. Thursday’s application is the latest in a series of aggressive measures the Trump administration has taken at the Supreme Court. “It is with great reluctance that we ...

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Services Putting Their Assets on Ice

With great power competition heating up, U.S. military leaders are pointing their planes, ships, subs, missiles and radars north toward the Arctic. Four advisors, representing the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, met for a discussion on the Arctic at the Wilson Center in Washington, Dec. 4. Air Force U.S. aircraft have been operating in ...

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DoD: U.S. and Allies Overflew Ukraine in Response to Unprovoked Russian Aggression

Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.‎ “The United States is resolute in our support for the security of European nations,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. “Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval ...

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Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), during a 10:00 a.m. EST ceremony at Flynn Cruiseport in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, Dec. 1. The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. President Harry S. Truman awarded the Medal of Honor ...

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE General Officer Announcement

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  James is currently serving as the commander, Marine Corps Forces Reserve; commander, Marine Corps Forces North; and commanding general, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, ...

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DOD Identifies Three Operation Freedom’s Sentinel Casualties > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOD Identifies Three Operation Freedom’s Sentinel Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers and one airman who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The service members died Nov. 27, 2018, from injuries sustained when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were assigned to 1st ...

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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Meeting with Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Lithuania. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including implementating key NATO Summit outcomes and cooperating on regional ...

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General Officer Announcements > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced that the president has made the following nominations: Air Force Col. David W. Abba has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Abba is currently serving as the commander, 53d Wing, Air Combat Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Air Force Col. Christopher R. Amrhein has been nominated ...

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Secretary Mattis Travels to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Simi Valley, California > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks Friday, Nov. 30, on a two-day trip that includes stops in Colorado and California. In Colorado, Secretary Mattis will speak with cadets attending the U.S. Air Force Academy. This event is closed to the press. In California, the secretary will provide the keynote address at the Reagan National Defense Forum. Content ...

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Defense Department Announces Acting Chief Management Officer > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pentagon Spokesperson COL Rob Manning provided the following statement: Effective December 1st, Ms. Lisa Hershman, Deputy Chief Management Officer, will assume responsibilities as the Acting Chief Management Officer. Content created by Conservative Daily News is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

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General Officer Announcement > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Maj. Gen. Duke Z. Richardson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Richardson is currently serving ...

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Statement by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

IMMEDIATE RELEASE President George Herbert Walker Bush, naval aviator, decorated in his youth for valor in combat, took his experience in war to build a better world as our commander in chief. His service to our nation demonstrated how we as a people can draw on our humility, diversity and devotion to our country to meet every challenge with fortitude ...

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The Biggest Audit in Human History … Really?

The first Defense Department-wide audit covered $2.7 trillion in assets and $2.6 trillion in liabilities for fiscal year 2018, making it most likely the largest known audit of an organization in history, the DOD comptroller said recently. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist discusses the DOD budget during testimony on the fiscal year 2018 defense budget request before the Senate ...

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