Sports Heroes Who Served: Vikings Football Coach Was Sailor in WWII

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Navy Cmdr. Bruce Avery Van Voorhis volunteered for a perilous reconnaissance and bombing mission that helped the U.S. defeat Japan in World War II. He and his crew never returned, but each earned accolades for bravery. For Van Voorhis, it was the Medal of Honor.  

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III accepted all of the recommendations of an independent review commission that proposed an array of changes in how the defense department and the services that fall under it will handle sexual assaults.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III approved a plan to transfer authority from Army Gen. Austin S. Miller to Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie as part of the drawdown process from Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III praised the way the U.S.-South Korea alliance weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, saying leaders of both nations worked together to ensure troops' safety and increase readiness.

World War II Army veteran Robert Pryor is looking forward to all of the things that come with post-pandemic life, especially his 100th birthday!

The commander of U.S. Africa Command said that while the U.S. doesn't ask African nations to choose between it and other nations like Russia and China, he does offer caution about what's being offered and what the terms are.

They met in the Air Force and married in the Air Force. And earlier this year, Frank and Jamie Franco ventured into a new frontier – transferring together into the Space Force, the military's newest branch.

Donald H. Rumsfeld, who died at age 88, was the only defense secretary who served twice in the role of Pentagon leader and principal assistant to the president on defense matters.

Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose, but that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.

President Biden's interim National Security Strategic Guidance and Secretary of Defense Austin's priorities drive key areas on the Defense Department's cloud, software network modernization, cybersecurity work, workforce, command-and-control communications and data, DOD's acting chief information officer said.

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