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Dec. 25, 2014

First Lady Participates in NORAD Tracks Santa Program, Answers Phone Calls From Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama personally answered phone calls from children to discuss Santa's journey as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Dec. 25, 2014

Hagel Calls Service Members on Christmas, Thanks Them for Service to Nation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called service members taking part in U.S. operations around the world to wish them a Merry Christmas.

Dec. 24, 2014

Yankees, USO Help Bring Christmas to Baghdad

More than 7,000 presents have been donated to service personnel deployed in Iraq by groups wanting to show their support for the troops during the holiday season.

Dec. 24, 2014

Senior Leaders Meet With Wounded Troops at CFI

The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs visited with wounded service members at the Center for the Intrepid Dec. 19.

Dec. 23, 2014

Defense.gov Launches 2014 Year-in-Review Microsites

The Defense Department launched its annual Year in Review and Year in Photos microsites on the Defense.gov home page.

Dec. 23, 2014

‘Armed With Science’ Recognized Among Top 50 National Blogs

The Defense Department’s “Armed with Science” blog has been honored for the second consecutive year as one of the nation’s top 50 “must-read” information technology blogs.

Dec. 23, 2014

Face of Defense: Army family receives basement make-over for Christmas

An Army staff sergeant received a huge Christmas surprise when he and his family discovered the basement of their Virginia home had been renovated thanks to Operation Homefront.

Dec. 23, 2014

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

U.S. and partner nations are keeping up attacks on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Dec. 23, 2014

Thanking Service Members One Cupcake at a Time

The Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown Cupcake is donating 10,000 cupcakes to service members deployed overseas during the holidays.

Dec. 22, 2014

Dempsey Praises Troops’ Achievements in Year-End Message

In a year-end message to the joint force, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the more than two million active and reserve members of the armed forces that he “couldn't be prouder” of their service.

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