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July 31, 2014

CORRECTED VERSION: Immunization Awareness Month Kicks Off in August

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and while vaccines are important for people of all ages, they’re vital to the Defense Department’s fighting force.

July 31, 2014

SOCOM Commander Praises Military Support Groups

The head of U.S. Special Operations Command has credited groups providing support to military families for the success of thousands of young adults who go on to choose a military career.

July 31, 2014

Recovery Center Shares Tips for Safeguarding Military Mail

Officials at the Mail Recovery Center in Atlanta hope to assist service members in recovering their lost items and offer tips to prevent misplacement or delays.

July 31, 2014

Sailor Shares Successful Mail Center Recovery Experience

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Stilipec shared his story of how the Mail Recovery Center in Atlanta helped him finding a box he had mailed while he was serving in Afghanistan.

July 31, 2014

Face of Defense: Marine Keeps Conversation Flowing

Marine Corps Sgt. Levi J. Slife's skill as a conversationalist helps him in his job as a joint terminal attack controller.

July 31, 2014

Officials Discuss Education, Careers for Military Children

Creating better education standards is key to preparing military children for college and future careers, the U.S. government’s top education official and the National Guard Bureau’s chief said.

July 30, 2014

Hagel Urges Cease-fire in Israel-Gaza Conflict

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed concern about the rising number of deaths in the conflict during a phone call with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, a Pentagon spokesman said.

July 30, 2014

James: Air Force Grapples With Congress to Fund Readiness

The Air Force fiscal 2015 budget request is shrinking because of Congressional priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016.

July 30, 2014

Defense Department Calls on North Korea to End Military Buildup

Amid reports of another round of missile launches, a Pentagon spokesman has called on North Korea to end its buildup.

July 30, 2014

Face of Defense: Amputee Pilot Inspires Fellow Airmen

Air Force Capt. Ryan McGuire completed pilot training despite losing a leg in a boating accident, and is now a motivational speaker to airmen.

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