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July 10, 2014

Face of Defense: Airman Competes in First Marathon

Air Force Master Sgt. Donald Stichter trained hard, and his dedication paid off as he entered and completed a 26.2-mile runner's marathon.

July 10, 2014

Campbell: ISAF ‘Brought Hope’ to Afghan People

President Barack Obama's choice to become the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he believes Afghan forces are capable of defending the country.

July 10, 2014

Hagel Expresses Condolences to Czech Counterpart Over Deaths in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered condolences to his Czech counterpart for the combat deaths of four Czech soldiers this week in Afghanistan.

July 10, 2014

Gortney: Defending Homeland a ‘Sacred Trust’ for Military

Defending the homeland is a sacred trust for the military, and U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command are at the center of that effort, Navy Adm. William E. Gortney said.

July 10, 2014

Bergdahl Photo ‘100-Percent Propaganda,’ Official Says

A Pentagon spokesman has called a photo published on Twitter appearing to show Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with a senior Taliban commander 100-percent propaganda.

July 10, 2014

Kendall: Initiative Aids DoD Acquisitions Culture Change

A senior Defense Department official has told Congress numerous attempts to improve the Pentagon's acquisitions process over the years have had little discernible impact.

July 10, 2014

‘Game-changing’ Device Assists Injured Army Veteran

Frank Larraza figured he’d never be able to walk pain-free again but the 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to running.

July 10, 2014

Votel Pledges Support for Special Operations Forces

President Barack Obama's nominee to lead U.S. Special Operations Command says if confirmed, he will work to ease the strain on special forces from more than a decade of war.

July 9, 2014

VA 'Distressed' by Allegations of Whistleblower Retaliation

Leaders are deeply concerned and distressed about allegations that whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against, Dr. James Tuchschmidt, VA's acting principal deputy undersecretary for health, told Congress.

July 9, 2014

Female Officer Calls Transition of Women to Subs ‘Smooth’

Having female officers serve on submarines increases the pool of capable people who can do the job, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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