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  • Armed Forces Bid Farewell to President Obama
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    Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony for President Obama

    President Obama was honored by leaders of the armed forces in a presidential farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. The president was presented with a…

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  • Secretary Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Dunford Testify on Military Operations Against ISIS
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    National Security and Military Operations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on military budget needs, particularly as it related to readiness across the…

    6,674 views
  • President Obama Lays a Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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    Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary…

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  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Military Reforms
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    Secretary Carter on Improving Military Life

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced his latest initiatives under his “Force of the Future” plan. He said the military would double maternity and paternity leave from six to 12 weeks,…

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  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Women in Combat Roles
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that women will be eligible to serve in all combat positions in the U.S. military, including in infantry units. He said that the military would…

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  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Remarks on the Military
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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Remarks on the Military

    Defense Secretary Aston Carter outlined his vision for the future of the nation’s military. He announced the first phase of personnel reforms in his “Force of the Future” initiative to keep…

    508 views
  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Issues Facing Military Families
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    Secretary Carter on the Education of Military Children

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the importance of ensuring educational opportunities and support for children of military families. He highlighted a Pentagon effort to partner with…

    231 views
  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at the American Legion Convention
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    Secretary Ashton Carter at the American Legion Convention

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. He spoke about the importance of supporting veterans and defense…

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  • Defense Department Briefing with Secretary Ashton Carter
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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter News Conference

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related issues, including the future of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the…

    600 views
  • Memorial Service in Chattanooga
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    Memorial Service in Chattanooga

    A memorial service was held in McKenzie Arena for the sailor and four Marines killed in the July 16, 2015, attack of two military recruiting and reserve centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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  • Defense Secretary Carter and General Dempsey Testimony on US Middle East Policy
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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the committee…

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  • National Memorial Day Observance
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    National Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he and Defense Secretary Carter spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. The…

    5,849 views
  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Makes Personnel Announcements
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    Joint Chiefs Announcement

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the nomination of General Mark Milley to be Army chief of staff and Admiral John Richardson to be chief of Naval operations. Secretary Carter also…

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  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Remarks on Sexual Assault Prevention
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    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke before an audience of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. He talked about the need for leadership…

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  • Undersecretary Ashton Carter Remarks
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    Undersecretary Ashton Carter Remarks

    Ashton Carter spoke about the Department of Defense’s budget and said that the era of ever-increasing defense budgets was over. He laid out areas where the Pentagon could save money and become more efficient, but…

    124 views
  • Defense Logistics Modernization
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    Defense Logistics Modernization

    Ashton Carter talked about about Pentagon efforts to improve efficiency with new technology. Topics included organization and systems challenges, governance, and the performance gap between…

    160 views