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Top News: Carter Visits Turkey, Iraq, UAE, France, Belgium
During a stop in Baghdad, 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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Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Has Critical Military Applications
The most sophisticated space surveillance telescope ever developed is ready to begin tracking thousands of space objects as small as a softball.
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.
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Basics of Base Access, Part 2: REAL ID Act, Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Do you find the requirements for base access confusing? You’re not alone. Learn what ID you need and get some questions answered here.
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