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Dec. 12, 2014

Kirby: Iraqi Government, Military Committed to Defeat of ISIL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s trip to Iraq served two purposes: to talk with and thank U.S. troops deployed there and to meet with Iraq’s leaders, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 12, 2014

Airstrikes Against ISIL Continue in Syria, Iraq

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

Dec. 12, 2014

DTRA Medical Countermeasures Help West African Ebola Crisis

Since 2003, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency has invested more than $300 million to develop medical countermeasures against hemorrhagic fever viruses, and those efforts are paying off today in potential new ways to fight Ebola virus disease.

Dec. 12, 2014

USO Performers Thank Thousands of Troops During Tour

“Don’t be sad it’s over. Be glad it happened,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the performers who entertained thousands of service members and their families during the 2014 USO holiday tour.

Dec. 11, 2014

Fourteen Honored with ‘Spirit of Hope’ Award

Fourteen individuals including a group of former New York City firefighters were honored by the Defense Department with the Spirit of Hope Award.

Dec. 11, 2014

F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities.

Dec. 11, 2014

Troop Suicide Rates Decline in Second Quarter

The Defense Department released the quarterly suicide report, and the numbers, officials said, indicate a drop from first-quarter statistics for all services and components.

Dec. 11, 2014

MDW Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Honors Battaglia, Wife

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Lisa, were honored by the Military District of Washington’s Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

Dec. 11, 2014

Face of Defense: Amputee Triumphs at Grueling Swim School

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Jacks, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, persevered and graduated from a grueling combat water survival instructor course.

Dec. 10, 2014

Fubini Award Honors Longtime Defense Science Board Member

Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall presented the coveted 2014 Eugene G. Fubini Award to longtime Defense Science Board member Robert Stein in a Pentagon ceremony.

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