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Dec. 16, 2014

Air Force Secretary Fields Questions Via Social Media

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James answered questions from airmen across the globe on topics ranging from budget and pay to promotions and force shaping.

Dec. 16, 2014

Air Force Not Planning Involuntary Force Reductions in 2015

The modern Air Force is “feeling some strain” recently, due to its shrinking size and high operations tempo, but there won’t be any more involuntary force-shaping in 2015, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said.

Dec. 16, 2014

U.S. Stands With Pakistanis, Afghans Against Taliban

The United States has condemned the deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistani school and remains committed to bringing stability to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.

Dec. 16, 2014

Details Still in Works for Deploying Troops to Iraq

Deployment orders have not yet been issued for the U.S. service members who will advise, assist and train Iraqi troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 15, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldier Credits Army Career to Basketball

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Bartley said playing military basketball helped him to decide to make the Army a career.

Dec. 15, 2014

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and partner nation military forces continue to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dec. 15, 2014

Obama Addresses Troops on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

President Barack Obama addressed troops on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., where he thanked service members and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Dec. 15, 2014

Obama: Afghan Combat Mission Ends, But Commitment Endures

While the combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, the U.S. commitment to the nation will continue, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops during a visit to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Dec. 13, 2014

Thousands Gather to Honor Fallen Veterans for Wreaths Across America Day

Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to lay remembrance wreaths on veterans’ headstones for National Wreaths Across America Day.

Dec. 12, 2014

USO Performers Thank Thousands of Troops During Tour

“Don’t be sad it’s over. Be glad it happened,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the performers who entertained thousands of service members and their families during the 2014 USO holiday tour.

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