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Dec. 12, 2014

DTRA Medical Countermeasures Help West African Ebola Crisis

Since 2003, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency has invested more than $300 million to develop medical countermeasures against hemorrhagic fever viruses, and those efforts are paying off today in potential new ways to fight Ebola virus disease.

Dec. 12, 2014

Airstrikes Against ISIL Continue in Syria, Iraq

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

Dec. 12, 2014

Kirby: Iraqi Government, Military Committed to Defeat of ISIL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s trip to Iraq served two purposes: to talk with and thank U.S. troops deployed there and to meet with Iraq’s leaders, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 12, 2014

Face of Defense: Fourth-generation Balloon Pilot Describes Hobby

What may appear, from a distance, to be a dragon belching the flame of a hundred blow torches is really an Air Force officer preparing for flight -- but not in a way you may expect.

Dec. 12, 2014

DoD Mobile Chemical-agent Destruction System Wins U.K. Award

A United Kingdom organization has given an innovation award to the Defense Department team responsible for developing and operating the field-deployable hydrolysis systems used aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray this year to destroy tons of Syrian chemical materials.

Dec. 12, 2014

Hagel Talks Regional Issues with Israeli Minister

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed coalition efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with his Israeli counterpart, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 11, 2014

Face of Defense: Amputee Triumphs at Grueling Swim School

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Jacks, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, persevered and graduated from a grueling combat water survival instructor course.

Dec. 11, 2014

MDW Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Honors Battaglia, Wife

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Lisa, were honored by the Military District of Washington’s Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

Dec. 11, 2014

Troop Suicide Rates Decline in Second Quarter

The Defense Department released the quarterly suicide report, and the numbers, officials said, indicate a drop from first-quarter statistics for all services and components.

Dec. 11, 2014

F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities.

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