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Military News Articles from 12/2015

Defense Secretary Thanks Service Members in Christmas Calls

December 25, 2015 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today called four service members taking part in U.S. operations around the world to wish them a Merry Christmas, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.   

Face of Defense: Airman Shares Love of Martial Arts

December 24, 2015 - Walking up to the bus stop before school, young Chris Cowgill would usually find a group of kids already there.

Many U.S. Troops Serving Overseas During the Holidays

December 22, 2015 - Thousands of U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians are serving around the world during the holidays to protect America, its interests and its allies.

Warfighting Laboratory Experimenting with New Techniques

December 21, 2015 - The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory/Future Directorate conducted a limited objective experiment, with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment and 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, Dec. 3-11, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. T

U.S and Japanese WWII Vets Honor Fallen with Blackened Canteen spirits

December 17, 2015 - World War II veterans from the United States and Japan joined in silent prayer and poured bourbon whiskey into Pearl Harbor's hallowed waters during the Blackened Canteen ceremony in observation of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 6.

SECNAV Awards Purple Heart to Chattanooga Sailor and Marines

December 17, 2015 - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the Department of the Navy will award the Purple Heart to the four Marines and one Sailor killed and the Marine injured during the July 16 attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet

December 14, 2015 - U.S. carrier-based naval aviation returned to the region Dec. 14, as the ships and embarked squadrons of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) completed a transit through the Suez Canal and entered U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operations.

Chaplains Meet to Celebrate 240th Anniversary of the Chaplain Corps

December 04, 2015 - Navy chaplains from the National Capital Region came together in Crawford Hall at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Navy Chaplain Corps. 

First Marine Female Takes Command of Engineer Battalion

December 01, 2015 - Lt. Col. Lauren Edwards made Marine Corps history when she took command of the service’s 8th Engineer Support Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Nov. 30, 2015.
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