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Top News: Carter, Afghan President Reaffirm Security Commitment
Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a visit to Afghanistan. Carter also greeted U.S. troops and met with commanders. Carter is on a trip to advance DoD priorities.
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Defense Logistics Agency – America’s Combat Logistic Support
The Defense Logistics Agency provides services to the Defense Department and a number of federal agencies, sourcing and providing nearly all of the consumable items U.S. military forces need to operate.
The Annual Combined Federal Campaign
Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to their favorite charities until Dec. 31 through the annual Combined Federal Campaign.
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Carter Offers Condolences on Death of Former Astronaut, Senator John Glenn
Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised former Marine Corps fighter pilot, astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn for his dedication, courage and service to the nation. Glenn died Dec. 8 at age 95 in Columbus, Ohio. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to enter space and orbit the globe.
Remembering John Glenn
Southcom Commander Stresses Need for Collaboration Against Threats
The commander of U.S. Southern Command said trust, collaboration and innovation are necessary in fighting threat networks and their finances at the 15th Caribbean Nations Security Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Airstrike Destroys Fleet of ISIL Oil Tankers in Syria
In the largest airstrike of its kind to date, the coalition destroyed a fleet of 168 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant oil tanker trucks near Palmya, Syria, according to a Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve news release.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
DoD Announces 2016 Phoenix Maintenance Award Winner
The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is this year’s recipient of the Defense Department’s Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence.
Navy Celebrates Dorie Miller’s Heroics During Pearl Harbor Attack
Navy leaders, veterans and others celebrated Navy Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris "Dorie" Miller, the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross, at a ceremony in Honolulu for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack and for his service to the nation.
Pearl Harbor Survivor: 'God, Please Don’t Let Me Die in This Ditch'
Survivors of Pearl Harbor Honor Fallen USS Nevada Crew
Carter Arrives in Afghanistan for Visit to Thank U.S. Troops
Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on a visit to thank U.S. troops for their service to the nation during the holidays, receive an update on NATO and U.S. efforts to support Afghan security forces, and to meet with senior Afghan officials, including President Ashraf Ghani.
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DoD Remembers Space Pioneer, Marine Corps Pilot John Glenn
John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Dec. 8. The legendary astronaut, U.S. senator and Marine Corps pilot was 95.
Navy Fights ISIL From the Mediterranean
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group resumed support of Operation Inherent Resolve, launching sorties from the Eastern Mediterranean.
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