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United States Department of Defense

May 2, 2016
Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Norway's Decision to Expand Role in the Counter-ISIL Campaign
I welcome today's announcement from Prime Minister Erna Solberg that Norway will expand its role in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Norway'’s decision to deploy special operations forces to Jordan to train vetted Syrian Arab Sunni fighters and to send a medical team to Northern Iraq bolsters the coalition at a
May 2, 2016
Department of Defense Identifies Navy Civilian Casualty
 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Michael M. Baptiste, 60, of Brooklyn, New York, died April 28 in Juffir, Bahrain, of non-combat related causes. He was assigned to Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Bahrain at Naval Support Activity

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

April 26, 2016
Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care

When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that. Read the full story

A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand.
April 19, 2016
Surgical Implant Prosthesis for Veteran Amputees

Prosthesis devices for Veteran amputees took a giant step this year with the development of a prosthetic leg that is surgically implanted. A Veteran in the trial says, “I can feel the ground again.” Read the full story

Black and white image of Veteran Patient standing with a implanted prosthetic, a close up of the legs and wheel chair.