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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.

Dec. 15, 2014

Obama: Afghan Combat Mission Ends, But Commitment Endures

While the combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, the U.S. commitment to the nation will continue, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops during a visit to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Dec. 15, 2014

Obama Addresses Troops on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

President Barack Obama addressed troops on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., where he thanked service members and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Dec. 15, 2014

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and partner nation military forces continue to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dec. 15, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldier Credits Army Career to Basketball

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Bartley said playing military basketball helped him to decide to make the Army a career.

Dec. 13, 2014

Thousands Gather to Honor Fallen Veterans for Wreaths Across America Day

Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to lay remembrance wreaths on veterans’ headstones for National Wreaths Across America Day.

Dec. 12, 2014

Hagel Talks Regional Issues with Israeli Minister

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed coalition efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with his Israeli counterpart, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 12, 2014

DoD Mobile Chemical-agent Destruction System Wins U.K. Award

A United Kingdom organization has given an innovation award to the Defense Department team responsible for developing and operating the field-deployable hydrolysis systems used aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray this year to destroy tons of Syrian chemical materials.

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