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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, left, swore in John H. Gibson II as chief management officer for the Defense Department at the Pentagon, May 18, 2018. The CMO is responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's business operations. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.

Mattis swears in DoD’s first Chief Management Officer

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May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today swore in John H. Gibson II as the department’s chief management officer, hailing him as the right person to lead the effort...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.5 million Americans, up to 1.7 percent of the population, may have Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms such as memory problems, impaired reasoning or judgment, vision or spatial issues, and difficulty finding words can indicate early stages of the disease. (U.S. Army graphic)

Years in the making: how the risk for Alzheimer’s disease can be reduced

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May 21, 2018
From forgetting names to repeating questions, or having trouble remembering a recent event, growing older presents some challenges for an aging mind. But these symptoms can be an...
The final design of the veterans identification card. (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS)
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VA mails new veteran ID cards with Office Depot logo

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May 18, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has finally mailed thousands of new, free identification cards to veterans after months of setbacks and delays.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton

Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks-off in Thailand for first time

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May 21, 2018
PATTAYA, Thailand (NNS) – Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission, kicked off aboard the...
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a hearing on Oct. 3, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)
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McCain: Serving in the military, being in 'harm’s way' part of family profession

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May 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — When Adm. John Sidney “Jack” Jr. commanded U.S.