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United States Department of Defense

July 1, 2016
Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on strike targeting ISIL military commanders
Coalition forces conducted an airstrike against two ISIL senior military commanders on June 25 near Mosul, Iraq, resulting in their deaths. The precision strike killed Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, ISIL's deputy minister of war, and Hatim Talib al-Hamduni, an ISIL military commander in Mosul.These deaths are the latest in coalition efforts
July 1, 2016
Flag Officer Assignments
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations: Navy Capt. Darius Banaji for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).  Banaji is currently serving as director, Maritime Headquarters, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Navy Capt. Carl P. Chebi for

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

June 28, 2016
Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives

All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City. Read the full story

Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match.
June 21, 2016
Butterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans

In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies. Read the full story

Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flower