May 17, 2024

Hamas Holds American Hostages

At least 14 Americans were killed in the attacks by Hamas militants that plunged Israel into war. That number could rise along with the overall death toll in Israel. More than 1,000 people have been killed in Israel and at least 830 in Gaza by retaliatory strikes. US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said there are 20 American citizens unaccounted for, at least some of whom are believed to be Hamas hostages.

A Time to Honor the Fallen

Restrictions

Although Memorial Weekend is also associated with the start of summer and outdoor entertainment, the holiday was created to honor deceased veterans and military personnel. Some suggestions are here to include a commemoration in your holiday celebrations.

DoD Photos Offer Look Back at 2019

DoD Photos

The Defense Department regularly chronicles US military members who train and conduct operations around the world. DoD offers an end-of-the-year glimpse into their duties in 2019 through the work of military photographers.