Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts will be the ninth living veteran to receive the nation’s highest award for valor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan, when President Obama presents him with the Medal of Honor later today.
After 238 years, the U.S. Navy has its first female four-star admiral. Michelle Howard attained that rank Tuesday, in a ceremony presided over by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Nigeria has accepted a U.S. offer to send a team that could help in the search for 276 girls who were abducted from a school last month, the State Department said today.