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United States Department of Defense

June 27, 2016
Statement from Secretary Carter on Fallujah
 I congratulate Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for their progress in freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of ISIL. The United States military and our coalition partners are proud to have supported the Iraqi Security Forces under the prime minister’s command in this important operation, which is another milestone in our
June 24, 2016
Readout from Secretary Carter's Call with UK State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon. Secretary Carter emphasized that the United States and the United Kingdom will always enjoy a special relationship, one reflected in

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