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July 16, 2014

DoD Awards $62 Million in Grants to California, Virginia Schools

The Defense Department is providing more than $62 million in grants to schools in California and Virginia.

July 16, 2014

Russian Military Buildup Near Ukraine Concerns DoD Officials

U.S. defense officials are concerned about a buildup of Russian troops along that country’s border with Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.

July 16, 2014

Vice Chairman: Budget Request Covers More Than Afghanistan

The $58.6 billion in supplemental overseas contingency operations funds the Pentagon is seeking for next year will support missions beyond Afghanistan.

July 16, 2014

First Lady Lauds Los Angeles Mayor’s Homeless Vets Initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama praised Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on the challenge of assisting transitioning veterans through employment and support resources.

July 15, 2014

POW/MIA Community Needs ‘Sweeping’ Changes, Official Says

The Defense Department will work with Congress to realign funding to implement Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s restructuring of the agencies that recover and identify prisoners of war and those missing in action, a senior defense official said.

July 15, 2014

Hagel, French Defense Minister Le Drian Discuss Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to provide an update on the security environment in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

July 15, 2014

Navy, Air Force Approve Return to Flight for F-35

Airworthiness authorities for the Navy and the Air Force approved the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter fleet to resume limited flight, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

July 15, 2014

Face of Defense: Couple Recommits to Army Together

Choosing to serve the nation is an honor and a privilege, although it is not without its hardships, as one deployed married couple has found out.

July 15, 2014

DARPA Robots to Face Final Challenge in California

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s final challenge among international human-robot teams will take place in California next June, ending with a $2 million prize.

July 15, 2014

DARPA Developing Implants to Help With TBI Memory Loss

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop wireless, implantable brain prostheses for service members and veterans who suffer memory loss from traumatic brain injury.

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