Marine Missing From World War II Accounted For

                  The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.                  Marine Pfc. James B. Johnson of Poughkeepsie, New York, will be buried May 31 in

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DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah, died May 26 of a non-combat related injury while underway in the Red Sea. The incident is under investigation.He was assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), forward deployed in the

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on Gender-Neutral Staffing of Guard Forces at JTF-GTMO

 Military commissions are part of our system of military justice.  The Department of Defense, and we personally, are committed to fairness and transparency in military commission proceedings, and to the independence of the judges who oversee them.   Our comments and those made by other senior officials regarding gender-neutral staffing of guard

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