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Universal Giving Comes to CFC      

WASHINGTON - The fall 2014 Combined Federal Campaign is the first time that federal employees nationwide can designate to local organizations outside their permanent duty station.


Humanitarian Operations, Airstrikes Will Continue in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Air operations in Iraq continue to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight with terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, provide humanitarian assistance to Iraqi civilians and protect U.S. personnel and facilities, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.


Spokesman: Hagel to Discuss Russia During NATO Summit      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is “mindful” of how the NATO alliance would have to prove strong enough to send the correct message to Moscow as Russia’s aggression toward the Ukraine grows, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.


Somali Airstrike Targeted al-Shabab Leader, Camp, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - Aircraft operated by U.S. special operations forces participated in an airstrike in Somalia that destroyed an al-Shabab encampment and a vehicle located at that camp, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.


Vietnam, Civil War Soldiers to Get Medal of Honor  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The White House announced that it will honor two Vietnam soldiers and one Civil War soldier with the Medal of Honor.


Face of Defense: Defense Official Visits Troops in Honduras  This story contains photos.    

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras - Dr. Rebecca B. Chavez, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere affairs, emphasized the importance of Joint Task Force-Bravo's mission in a visit to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.


Hagel: Suicide Prevention Means Watching Out for Each Other      

WASHINGTON - Watching out for each other is a collective responsibility for the Defense Department’s military and civilian workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a message marking DoD’s observance of Suicide Prevention Month.


Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam      

TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.


Suicide Prevention Takes Courage, Communication, Official Says      

WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said.

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