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Oct. 17, 2014

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria using fighter aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes.

Oct. 17, 2014

Transcom Widens Logistics Pipeline in Ebola Fight

U.S. Transportation Command Joint Task Force-Port Opening teams are widening the pipeline necessary to move forces, humanitarian aid, medical supplies and portable hospitals into Liberia in support of the U.S. government’s response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Transcom officials reported.

Oct. 17, 2014

Dunford Succeeds Amos as Marine Corps Commandant

After nearly four years as Marine Corps commandant, Gen. James F. Amos passed command to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. in a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington.

Oct. 17, 2014

Obama Activates Reserves for Operation United Assistance

President Barack Obama authorized DoD to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

Oct. 17, 2014

Anti-ISIL Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but destroying the terror group requires “strategic patience,” said Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command.

Oct. 17, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldiers to Support Operation United Assistance

Soldiers assigned to the 53rd Transportation Battalion at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., are preparing to deploy to West Africa to support efforts to counter the Ebola outbreak.

Oct. 16, 2014

ISIL’s Actions Have Enabled More Airstrikes, DoD Spokesman Says

A concentration of fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant around the Syrian town of Kobani has led to more airstrikes against the terrorist group.

Oct. 16, 2014

Pentagon Spokesman Notes Operation United Assistance Progress

The U.S. military response to Ebola in Liberia continues to progress, with facilities expected to be fully operational next week.

Oct. 16, 2014

U.S. Troops in Liberia at Low Risk of Infection, General Says

The general leading the U.S. military mission to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia said deployed personnel are at a “relatively low” risk of contracting the disease.

Oct. 16, 2014

Reassurance, Interoperability Key for U.S. Army in Europe

Continued exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America’s European allies, said the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe.

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