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Dec. 17, 2014

Work, Indonesian Military Leader Discuss Regional Stability

The importance of Asia-Pacific regional stability and the role of the U.S. rebalance to the region in fostering that stability highlighted a meeting between Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko.

Dec. 17, 2014

Face of Defense: Airman, Working Dog Form Dynamic Duo

Military working dog handler Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez and his canine partner, Ivan, enjoy a close working relationship as they perform a multitude of missions together.

Dec. 17, 2014

Hagel Thanks Soldier for Confronting Unethical Behavior Online

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked a senior noncommissioned officer for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members behaving unethically online.

Dec. 17, 2014

New Program Prepares Enlisted Troops for Medical School

A new program provides an opportunity for qualified enlisted members to complete preparatory coursework for their medical school application while maintaining active-duty status.

Dec. 17, 2014

Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq

U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dec. 17, 2014

Army Scientist Uses Diagnostic Tools to Track Viruses

An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa, seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Dec. 17, 2014

Japan, Australia to Provide F-35 Maintenance Sites in Pacific Region

Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced.

Dec. 16, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldier Brings Heat to Culinary Tryout

Food service specialist Army Sgt. Andrew Shurden is setting his culinary sites on making a good showing during a military cooking competition slated in March.

Dec. 16, 2014

Hagel Condemns Taliban Attack on Pakistani School

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel strongly condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that news reports say left more than 140 people dead, including more than 130 children.

Dec. 16, 2014

Deadline Nears for Military Child of Year Nominations

A deadline extension means friends, families and mentors still have time to nominate children of military families for Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year awards program.

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