May 12, 2017
Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Turkish, British Officials in London
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 — Since his arrival in London yesterday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met with senior officials of U.S. allies to discuss security issues of mutual concern.Full story: defense.gov
Today in London, Mattis met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to discuss a range of bilateral security issues, according to chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White.
U.S. Commitment to Turkey
The secretary reiterated to the Turkish minister America’s defense commitment to Turkey, a NATO ally, White said. Both leaders, she added, affirmed their support for peace and stability in Iraq and Syria.
Yesterday in London, Mattis met with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, White said.
The leaders discussed defense trade, defense posture issues, Afghanistan, NATO, and North Korea, she said.
Mattis also thanked Fallon for his country’s sustained leadership in NATO, acknowledged the U.K.’s increased defense spending and discussed opportunities to adapt the NATO alliance in response to increased threats, White said.
The two leaders pledged to continue their dialogue on shared security interests and the U.S.-U.K. bilateral defense agenda, she added.
Mattis arrived in London after previous stops in Lithuania and Denmark, where he also met with U.S. partners and reaffirmed key military alliances.
In Vilnius, Lithuania, yesterday, Mattis reassured U.S. allies in the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia of American solidarity with them and of U.S. determination to defend Baltic and other NATO territory against any aggression.
Also in Lithuania, Mattis met with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Estonian Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis and Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundus Karobolis.
In Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, which was the first stop of his trip, Mattis and the Danish defense minister co-hosted a meeting of senior leaders from 15 countries that are key contributors to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
May 3, 2017
21 ROTC cadets to receive military commissions
Twenty-one cadets in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Reserve Officer Training Corps will receive military commissions in ceremonies May 5 and 6 at the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St.Full story: news.unl.edu
May 3, 2017
MAY COMMENCEMENT 2017
Graduate Commencement Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)Full story: commencement.unl.edu
Undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
Both ceremones will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Commencement will be carried live on Lincoln Time Warner Cable Education Access Channel 80 (with cable box) or Channel 71.16 (TWC subscribers without cable box.)
April 24, 2017
SVA Calls on Congress to Expand the GI Bill and Secure it for Future Generations
Washington, D.C – Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced today that it supports a lifetime GI Bill® for service members, along with other policy proposals to expand the GI Bill by $3 billion over the next ten years.Full story: studentveterans.org
Since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, SVA has been working with a coalition of higher education and veteran organizations to improve the GI Bill for generations to come, including discussions that began in 2016 with the veteran community about a contribution component.
April 7, 2017
100th Anniversary of US entering WWI
"One-hundred years ago the United States formally entered the “War To End All Wars”. Check out this historic video."Full story: military.com
March 30, 2017
Thomas Hudner Jr. intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside near that of fellow pilot Jesse L. Brown
"Nearly 70 years ago, during a search-and-destroy mission in Korea's Chosin Reservoir, Thomas Hudner Jr. intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside near that of fellow pilot Jesse L. Brown -- the first African-American pilot in the Navy -- in an attempt to rescue the injured man.Full story: military.com
On Saturday, the former Naval aviator -- the last surviving Korean War Medal of Honor recipient -- will be honored at Bath Iron Works during the christening of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer bearing his name."