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Top News: Carter Discusses Next Steps in DoD Innovation
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced new recommendations to help build the Force of the Future during a speech in Washington, Oct. 28, 2016.
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Week in Photos
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
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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Carter Presents DoD’s Highest Civilian Award to National Intel Director
Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, with the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Defense Department’s highest civilian award.
Iraqis Clear Areas Around Mosul Before Advancing To Liberate City
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters that Iraqi forces are clearing areas around Mosul before they advance to the city.
DoD News Update: Inherent Resolve Spokesman Briefs Reporters
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Secretary Accepts National Defense University Foundation Award
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he was proud to represent “the finest fighting force the world has ever known" as he accepted the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University Foundation on behalf of the men and women of the Defense Department.
Defense Leaders Discuss Importance of Innovation in DoD's Future
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed future innovations and the DoD's Third Offset Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Watch the full event here:
U.S. Strikes in Afghanistan Target Senior al-Qaida Leaders
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said precision U.S. strikes conducted Oct. 23 targeted two of al-Qaida's most senior leaders in Afghanistan -- officials are still assessing the results of the strikes.
Secretary Announces Deterrence, Defense Buildup in Europe
As NATO faces new challenges from the east, south, north and from within, the U.S. will continue to strengthen deterrence by sending troops to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Brussels.
Carter Meets With French, Turkish Counterparts on Counter-ISIL Campaign
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Daily SITREP: Service Secretaries Discuss Future Threats, Forces Near Mosul & More
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
6 Mobile Apps to Help Fight Depression
Thanks to technology, you never lack the tools to help your mental health. Check out this list of apps to help manage depression.
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