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.
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.
Face of Defense: Soldier Brings Heat to Culinary Tryout
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
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.
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.
Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
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.
Face of Defense: Soldier Credits Army Career to Basketball
SAN ANTONIO —
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
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. —
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.
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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