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Dec. 10, 2014

Resolute Support Will Cement Afghan Gains, Official Says

The Operation Resolute Support mission that formally begins Jan. 1 provides the chance to cement in place all of the security gains made in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. commander said.

Dec. 9, 2014

Pentagon Leaders Honor Excellence in Acquisition

The 2014 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards were handed out during a Pentagon ceremony in which the department’s leadership honored those who through acquisition excellence, provide outstanding support to the warfighter.

Dec. 9, 2014

Face of Defense: Marines, Japanese Students Share Culture

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 in Japan visited with high school students in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Dec. 9, 2014

Hagel Visits Baghdad to Thank Troops, Receive Updates

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked U.S. troops for their contributions to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Dec. 9, 2014

Campbell Says Afghanistan Vets Can Be Proud of Service

Coalition military and civilian members who served in Afghanistan can hold their heads high as the combat mission in the country ends, said the commander of the International Security Assistance Force.

Dec. 9, 2014

Campbell Says Afghans on Right Track for Security

Afghans look at what is happening in Iraq and are working to ensure their country does not go down that path, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force said.

Dec. 9, 2014

Hagel Expresses Gratitude to U.S. Troops in Kuwait

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked U.S. troops and their families on behalf of all Americans for their sacrifice during the holiday season, and for carrying out an essential mission at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Dec. 9, 2014

Hagel ‘Encouraged’ by Iraq’s Leaders, Progress in ISIL Fight

A meeting with Iraq’s leaders in Baghdad left Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel feeling encouraged by their progress and vision for the future.

Dec. 9, 2014

Incirlik Provides Important NATO Capability

Readiness is the main mission for airmen stationed at sprawling Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, said Air Force Col. Craig Wills, the commander of the 39th Air Base Wing.

Dec. 8, 2014

DoD Threat Reduction Agency Builds Anti-Ebola Capacity

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency began ramping up its response early in the Ebola outbreak and now, with many partners, is steadily building capabilities in Liberia as it extends capacity into Sierra Leone and Mali.

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