DoD News, 25 June 2018

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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska, June 24, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
Secretary Travels to Alaska, Indo-PacificDefense Secretary James N. Mattis will visit Fort Greely and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, before heading to China, South Korea and Japan to meet with senior officials during his seventh trip to the Indo-Pacific region, a Defense Department advisory said.Story Flickr Album | Special Report

Army 1st Lt. Garlin Conner receives one of his commendations during World War II. Conner risked his life against insurmountable odds the morning of Jan. 24, 1945, in the woods of eastern France. Conner's direction as a field artillery guide resulted in the destruction of six German Panzer tanks and the deaths of 50 German soldiers. His acts of bravery saved numerous lives from his Army company. For his actions, he will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony June 26, 2018. Courtesy photo
Medal of Honor Recipient’s ‘Heroism Was Remarkable’ Family members joined officials for a roundtable at the Pentagon to discuss the heroic actions displayed by Army 1st Lt. Garlin M. Conner during a World War II battle for which Conner will receive the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House.Video  | Biography

Marine Corps joint tactical air controllers work with Jordanian JTACs during a fire support coordination exercise in Jordan, April 23, 2018, as part of Eager Lion, a capstone training engagement for U.S. and Jordanian forces. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner
Mattis, Jordanian King Reaffirm Security PartnershipDefense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan for his unwavering support for a strong bilateral partnership and commitment to regional security and stability during a meeting in Washington.Story Special Report

DoD Focus on the Indo-Pacific
DoD Suspends Select Exercises on Korean PeninsulaDefense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended Ulchi Freedom Guardian and other select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula to support implementing the Singapore Summit results, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.Story Special Report

A Marine provides security during a training exercise at Camp Fuji, Japan, May 3, 2018. The Marine is assigned to Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Carl King
U.S. Remains Engaged in Indo-Pacific Region, Officials SayThe United States remains deeply committed to the Indo-Pacific with more forward-deployed service members in the region than anywhere else in the world, U.S. officials said at the Center for a New American Security conference in Washington.Story Full Event | Special Report

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers an audience question during the Center for a New American Security's annual conference in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
U.S. Must Act Now to Maintain Military Technological Advantage, Selva SaysThe U.S. must work to maintain its technological superiority over China and Russia as those countries do their best to offset American capabilities in the Western Pacific and Europe, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva said.Story Full Event | Flickr Album | Special Report

Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Raina Hockenberry receives the gold medal in time trial cycling during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall
Sailor Overcomes Combat Injuries, Brings Home 8 Gold Medals From Warrior GamesDespite suffering serious injuries from an attack by a member of the Afghan security forces in 2014, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry was determined to avoid a medical retirement and stay on active duty.Story Transcript | Special Report

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Russ Roberts (Hawaii Intelligence Digest) (Hawaii Intelligence Daily)