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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.

Dec. 22, 2014

DTRA Experts Scan World Horizons for Biothreats

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is working to advance its biosurveillance capabilities with a goal of increasing global health security.

Dec. 22, 2014

Defense Department Leaders Release Holiday Messages

Defense Department leaders and their spouses have released a series of holiday videos to thank service members and their families for their sacrifices.

Dec. 22, 2014

DoD Releases 2015 Military Pay and Compensation Rates

The Defense Department has announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay.

Dec. 22, 2014

NORAD Tracks Santa’s Christmas Eve Journey

Now a 59-year tradition, the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., will follow Santa Claus’s Christmas Eve travels using radar, satellites, jet fighters and special cameras,

Dec. 22, 2014

DoD Scientists Work Globally to Improve Disease Diagnostics

Defense Department scientists are working around the world to improve disease diagnostics with many supporting the U.S. Ebola response in West Africa.

Dec. 22, 2014

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

U.S. and partner nation military forces are continuing to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Dec. 22, 2014

Face of Defense: Yokota Brings Holiday Cheer to Islanders

Operation Christmas Drop, which has come to be known as the longest humanitarian operation in U.S. history, continues this year in Micronesia.

Dec. 19, 2014

South Carolina Guardsmen Recall Operation Just Cause 25 Years Ago

Three South Carolina Army National Guardsmen who deployed in support of Operation Just Cause a quarter-century ago marked the anniversary by reflecting on the mission in Panama and their roles in that operation.

Dec. 19, 2014

NORAD Tunes Up Santa-tracking System

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication shows that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

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