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Dec. 17, 2014

Face of Defense: Airman, Working Dog Form Dynamic Duo

Military working dog handler Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez and his canine partner, Ivan, enjoy a close working relationship as they perform a multitude of missions together.

Dec. 17, 2014

Work, Indonesian Military Leader Discuss Regional Stability

The importance of Asia-Pacific regional stability and the role of the U.S. rebalance to the region in fostering that stability highlighted a meeting between Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko.

Dec. 17, 2014

Office of Personnel Management Explains Dismissal, Closure Procedures

The Office of Personnel Management explained its 2015 Washington metro area operating status dismissal and closure procedures and announced a leave and telework policy change.

Dec. 16, 2014

Details Still in Works for Deploying Troops to Iraq

Deployment orders have not yet been issued for the U.S. service members who will advise, assist and train Iraqi troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 16, 2014

U.S. Stands With Pakistanis, Afghans Against Taliban

The United States has condemned the deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistani school and remains committed to bringing stability to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.

Dec. 16, 2014

Air Force Not Planning Involuntary Force Reductions in 2015

The modern Air Force is “feeling some strain” recently, due to its shrinking size and high operations tempo, but there won’t be any more involuntary force-shaping in 2015, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said.

Dec. 16, 2014

Air Force Secretary Fields Questions Via Social Media

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James answered questions from airmen across the globe on topics ranging from budget and pay to promotions and force shaping.

Dec. 16, 2014

Deadline Nears for Military Child of Year Nominations

A deadline extension means friends, families and mentors still have time to nominate children of military families for Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year awards program.

Dec. 16, 2014

Hagel Condemns Taliban Attack on Pakistani School

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel strongly condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that news reports say left more than 140 people dead, including more than 130 children.

Dec. 16, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldier Brings Heat to Culinary Tryout

Food service specialist Army Sgt. Andrew Shurden is setting his culinary sites on making a good showing during a military cooking competition slated in March.

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