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July 1, 2014

Chairman: Epitome of ‘Jointness’ Values Separate Services

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told troops on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, that he favors retaining separate uniforms for the military services because they reflect the different views and experiences that help mold “jointness.”

July 1, 2014

Howard Becomes Navy’s First Woman to Reach Four-star Rank

Michelle Janine Howard became the first woman to attain the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

July 1, 2014

World Faces Confused Security Environment, Chairman Says

The world faces a confused security environment but the United States can deal with it, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told troops at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

July 1, 2014

Face of Defense: Airman Brings Military Discipline to Cycling

Air Force Senior Airman David Flaten, who participated in the 2013 Conseil International du Sport Militaire cycling competition in Belgium as one of two active-duty cycling professionals for the Armed Forces Cycling Team, has set his sights on the Olympics.

July 1, 2014

Officials Release Support Tools for Post-concussion Sleep Issues

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients after a concussion.

July 1, 2014

Cape Ray Arrives in Italy to Receive Syrian Chemicals

The MV Cape Ray docked in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro and will begin transferring Syrian chemical agents and precursor materials soon, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.

July 1, 2014

Hagel Welcomes Japan’s New Collective Self-defense Policy

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the Japanese government’s new policy regarding collective self-defense, saying it will enable the Japan Self-Defense Forces to engage in a wider range of operations and make the U.S.-Japan alliance even more effective.

July 1, 2014

DoD Announces New Award for Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation

The Pentagon has announced the first Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award to recognize military and civilian contributions to preventing sexual assault.

July 1, 2014

Defense Officials Hail Japanese Decision on Self-Defense

Defense officials have welcomed an announcement by the Japanese government that it would seek a change to the policy regarding the country’s collective self-defense.

July 1, 2014

Pentagon Spokesman Provides Update on Iraq Missions

U.S. military personnel who have been sent to Iraq in recent weeks are performing two distinct mission sets; some providing security assistance and the rest are serving with assessment and advisory teams at the joint operations center in Baghdad, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

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