Daily SITREP: Veterans Day Reflections, the Battle for Mosul & More

USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor prior to Veterans Week NYC 2016, which honors the service of all our nation’s veterans. #USNavy #NYC #VeteransDay #NeverForget Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio

USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor prior to Veterans Week NYC 2016, which honors the service of all our nation’s veterans. #USNavy #NYC #VeteransDay #NeverForget Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave his condolences this weekend to the families of those affected by a suicide bombing that killed two U.S. service members and two U.S. contractors and injured several others early Saturday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Veterans Day always brings about reflection on those who have served before us. For one former Army pilot and Medal of Honor recipient, his thoughts are all about the lives he saved during the Vietnam War.

The fight to retake the ISIL stronghold of Mosul in Iraq is reaching a critical phase as counterterrorism forces have broken into the eastern side of the city. Here’s an update on the state of the offensive and the fighters involved.

The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks is fast approaching. To honor the men and women of the greatest generation who fought, died and lived through that day, we’ve talked with a few veterans who, while in their 90s, are still ready and willing to tell their stories. Here’s Navy veteran Melvin Heckman’s.

There were some great things happening across the DoD last week. We’ve recapped some of them visually in the Week in Photos.

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