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Oct. 31, 2014

Hagel Thanks Albanian Counterpart for Support in ISIL Fight

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked Albanian Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli for her leadership in Albania's support to the Iraqi government in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Oct. 31, 2014

Army Expeditionary Laboratory Team to Deploy to Liberia

A highly trained team of soldier-scientists who are part of an Army expeditionary laboratory unit is deploying to Liberia for up to a year to establish four labs outside Monrovia and contribute to the U.S. effort to halt Ebola outbreaks in West Africa.

Oct. 31, 2014

Face of Defense: Marine Runs Marathon on Treadmill at Sea

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Thomas Heemer ran the Marine Corps Marathon on a treadmill aboard the USS New York at sea.

Oct. 31, 2014

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. military forces conducted four airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, and separately, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted four airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Oct. 31, 2014

DoD Releases Strategic Sustainability Plan

The Defense Department released a plan intended to mitigate the effects of climate change on military operations and national security in what officials describe as a comprehensive framework for action through 2020.

Oct. 31, 2014

Obama Designates November as Military Family Month

Noting the "unfailing duty and devotion” of military families, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.

Oct. 31, 2014

DoD Authorizes War on Terror Award for Inherent Resolve Ops

Service members overseas serving in support of Operation Inherent Resolve are eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Pentagon officials announced.

Oct. 31, 2014

F-35 Engine Fix Coming, Program Chief Says

The head of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office said he expects to have decided on a permanent solution by the end of December for the design issue that caused an engine to fail in June in an F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Oct. 31, 2014

Officials List Medical Protocols for DoD Civilians

Pentagon officials have issued a memorandum that lays out the protocols civilian employees will follow upon return from deployment to West Africa to assist the fight against Ebola.

Oct. 31, 2014

Russian Air Maneuvers Over Europe Pose Risk, Official Says

Russian military aircraft have stepped-up maneuvers over European airspace in what a Pentagon spokesman called a potential risk to security and civilian aviation.

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