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Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger became a famous college football athlete, but he got his big start by joining the Navy in 1968 and serving two years at sea as a yeoman.

While serving as a hospital corpsman in Korea, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John E. Kilmer gave his life to save his comrades. He was only 21, but his effort and courage were unquestioned, and they led him to posthumously earn the Medal of Honor. 

Marine Corps Sgt. John James used his military training to save the life of a Japanese woman after she was bitten by a snake — earning the Navy Achievement Medal and doing his part to strengthen the U.S.-Japanese alliance.

A little known Defense Department office is working to ensure the fair treatment of workers by employees and contractors in countries all over the world.

With the coronavirus vaccine heading to U.S. Army Garrison Italy, Army medical professionals are preparing to receive, store and then administer it to health care personnel and first responders.

Once the reality of the assault on the U.S. Capitol became apparent, National Guard troops responded appropriately and with alacrity, DOD officials said.

The Defense Information Systems Agency has been working on an initiative that is proving to be a game-changing solution in DISA’s ability to protect department networks against web browser-based threats, its director said.

Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, conducted its first inoculations of first responders and health care workers with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

State governors have been encouraged to expedite uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines, if needed, by expanding eligibility for those vaccines to ensure that no vaccine goes wasted.

The College of Information and Cyberspace at National Defense University hosted their 7th annual Cyber Beacon Conference to gather today’s top thought leaders and experts on strategic cyberspace issues for discussion and learning.