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Dec. 8, 2017

Malmstrom AFB Unit Earns Top DoD Maintenance Award

The 341st Maintenance Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., is this year’s recipient of the Defense Department’s Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence.

Dec. 8, 2017

Face of Defense: Strong-Willed Soldier Gives Cancer the Boot

Described as strong, smart, driven and determined -- one would be surprised to find Army Spc. Courtney Jones doesn’t don a Wonder Woman costume, but she displays her red, white and blue human spirit through the Army uniform she wears. “I’ve always dreamt of entering the Army,” she said.

Dec. 8, 2017

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Dec. 7, 2017

Pacific Fleet Commander: Pearl Harbor Response Had No Shortage of Bravery

Amid the chaos of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 76 years ago, there was no shortage of bravery, as sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen overcame shock, uncertainty and fear, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.

Dec. 7, 2017

Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit, Call for Budget Certainty

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history to examine all aspects of the department, including personnel, real property, weapons and supplies to bases, Pentagon officials said.

Dec. 7, 2017

Safeguarding Against Workplace Violence

The Department of Defense defines workplace violence as “any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, bullying, verbal or nonverbal threat, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at or outside the work site.”

Dec. 7, 2017

Top Policy Official: Military Not Only Solution to Terrorism in Africa

A Defense Department official says U.S.-led efforts in Africa are vitally important as African nations confront complex and growing threats from multiple terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Dec. 7, 2017

Acquisitions Chief Details DoD Efforts to Speed, Reform Acquisition Processes

The Defense Department is charging ahead in using new authorities to streamline, speed up and reform the acquisition system to ensure warfighters get what they need when they need it, the Pentagon's top acquisition official said.

Dec. 7, 2017

DoD Salutes Acquisition Workforce at Pentagon Ceremony

The Defense Department honored 17 individuals and two organizations within the department’s acquisition community in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Dec. 7, 2017

Sailors Honored at USS Utah Ceremony

Service members, families and friends gathered at sunset around the USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island to honor victims of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a ceremony and interment service.

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