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July 15, 2014

F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has been given limited flight clearance until the root cause of a June 23 engine fire on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, has been identified and corrected, said Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby.

July 14, 2014

U.S., Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosted Qatar's Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion.

July 14, 2014

Defense Human Resources Activity Gets New Director

Pamela Mitchell, who has served her entire career with the Defense Department as both a military officer and a civilian, has been appointed as director of the Defense Human Resources Agency.

July 14, 2014

Air Force Changes Headquarters Manning, Organization

The Air Force is deactivating and realigning organizations at its headquarters, major commands, numbered air forces and field operating agencies to save $1.6 billion in the next five years.

July 14, 2014

Iraq Assessment Team Reports Arrive in Pentagon

Assessment reports on Iraq have been delivered to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's office and will be reviewed by top defense leaders, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

July 14, 2014

DoD Official Outlines Issues for September’s NATO Summit

A senior Defense Department official said the upcoming NATO summit comes at a turning point for the alliance amid discussions about future missions, members' defense spending, and questions from the public about NATO's continued relevance.

July 14, 2014

Bergdahl Returns to Regular Duty

After nearly five years as a prisoner of suspected Haqqani network terrorists, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has returned to regular duty at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.

July 14, 2014

DoD Official Discusses F-35 at Farnborough Airshow

Safety considerations will determine whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said.

July 14, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldier Born in Senegal Returns for Exercise

After joining the U.S. Army two years ago, Spc. Lassana Traore, a food service specialist with 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is back in his native land of Senegal as an Army translator.

July 11, 2014

Hagel Talks with F-35 Pilots, Maintainers at Eglin AFB

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his his first visit to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., talking to pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing, meeting with and thanking service members and briefing local and national reporters.

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