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Top News: Carter Visits Turkey, Iraq, UAE, France, Belgium
During a stop in Bagdad, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with troops and met with Iraqi and coalition leaders to discuss efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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Anne's Story: Taking Advantage of Challenges
Anne Ng, a Navy civilian employee, uses challenges in her life to excel in her work at the Pentagon. She shares her experiences in this National Disability Employment Awareness Month video.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
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Oil Fires Burn South of Mosul
Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve is assessing the potential risk to personnel at Camp Swift and Qayyarah West Airfield, located about 50 miles south of Mosul, as a result of nearby burning oil wells and a sulfur plant fire.
Air Force Engineers Repair Runway in Iraq
Engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking.
Coalition Strikes Continue to Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
U.S. Strikes Kill 8 Al-Qaida Terrorists in Yemen
The U.S. military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight terrorists associated with the group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to U.S. Central Command.
Afghan Forces Make Progress, Yet Challenges Remain, Official Says
The Afghan national defense and security forces have made progress this year in the fight against the Taliban, but challenges remain, said Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, Resolute Support mission’s deputy chief of staff for communications.
DoD News Update: Resolute Support Spokesman Briefs Reporters
Full Event: Afghan Forces Largely on Offensive This Year, U.S. Army General Says
USO Anniversary Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Service
More than a thousand people joined Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a star-studded gala to help the USO celebrate its 75th Anniversary and honor its six 2016 Service Members of the Year.
Stratcom Commander Details Security Challenges Posed by State, Non-state Actors
In a lecture at Kansas State University, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney discussed today’s multifaceted security environment, saying nation-states and non-state actors are challenging international norms and democratic principles. Click to watch the DoD News Update:
Full Event: Stratcom Commander Speaks at Kansas State University
Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Security on Korean Peninsula
The United States remains concerned about North Korean provocations, and is committed to defending its allies with the "full spectrum of American military might," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a news conference with his South Korean counterpart, Han Min-koo.
DoD News Update: Carter Discusses Strategic Alliance With South Korea
Full Event: Secretary, South Korean Counterpart Conduct News Conference at Pentagon
U.S.-South Korean Defense, Foreign Affairs Leaders Meet to Discuss Alliance
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