Dec. 19, 2014
Hagel Authorizes Up to 1,300 Additional Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Up to 1,300 additional U.S. troops will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, a Pentagon official said.
President Signs National Defense Authorization Act
President Barack Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, saying that it provides vital benefits for troops and critical contingency authorities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Hagel Welcomes Defense Authorization Act, Calls for ‘More Predictable Budgets’
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act in a statement, but called on Congress to work with the department.
NORAD Tunes Up Santa-tracking System
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication shows that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
South Carolina Guardsmen Recall Operation Just Cause 25 Years Ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
Three South Carolina Army National Guardsmen who deployed in support of Operation Just Cause a quarter-century ago marked the anniversary by reflecting on the mission in Panama and their roles in that operation.
Dec. 18, 2014
Work, British Defense Official Discuss Budgets, Programs
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met at the Pentagon with Philip Dunne, minister for equipment, support and technology for the British Defense Ministry.
Face of Defense: Cooks Help Morale in Austere Environment
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia —
Food service specialist Army Spc. Benjamin Ross is dishing up good hot food and boosting morale for troops deployed to Liberia to help fight Ebola.
Coalition Will Defeat ISIL, Task Force Commander Says
The strength of the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.
Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued air attacks against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Dec. 17, 2014
Office of Personnel Management Explains Dismissal, Closure Procedures
The Office of Personnel Management explained its 2015 Washington metro area operating status dismissal and closure procedures and announced a leave and telework policy change.
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