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Sept. 30, 2014

Sailors, Marines Want More Predictability in Deployments

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has flown more than 900,000 miles and spoken with thousands of sailors and Marines since taking office more than five years ago.

Sept. 30, 2014

Woodson Praises Advances in Military Medicine

DoD's military health system has always improved care through periods of war, said a senior official for health affairs.

Sept. 30, 2014

Airstrikes Against ISIL Require Patience, Precision, Official Says

In ongoing efforts to degrade and destroy terrorist forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the United States and partner nations have conducted another round of airstrikes against fixed and mobile targets in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said.

Sept. 30, 2014

Marine Expeditionary Force Stands Up in Centcom Region

A new Marine Corps task force is intended to improve the Defense Department’s response to crises in the Middle East and South and Central Asia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby announced.

Sept. 30, 2014

Work: DoD Transforms Global Posture for Future Needs

In a time of constrained budgets and unprecedented geopolitical challenges, defense leaders are taking longer-term approaches to the defense strategy and changing the way they use forces overseas, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.

Sept. 30, 2014

DHA Leaders Attend Warrior Games, Discuss Agency’s Mission

Defense Health Agency senior leaders attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and discussed their organization’s overall mission.

Sept. 30, 2014

Obama, Military Hail Signing of U.S.-Afghan Agreement

New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed the bilateral security agreement between his government and the United States, as well as a status of forces agreement with NATO.

Sept. 30, 2014

U.S., Partners’ Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 11 airstrikes.

Sept. 30, 2014

Face of Defense: Chicago Soldier Trains in Indonesia

In his short time in the Army, Pvt. Juan Gonzalez has transformed from a high school athlete to a squad automatic weapon gunner.

Sept. 30, 2014

Warrior Games Begin in Colorado Springs

Two hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes are competing in the fifth annual Warrior Games in Colorado.

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