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July 3, 2014

Deputy Defense Secretary Visits London for Talks with British Counterparts

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work is in London for talks with his British counterparts, Pentagon Spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson said, adding that Work met with the Chief of Defense Staff General Sir Nicholas Houghton and other senior leaders to discuss defense strategies and capabilities collaboration.

July 3, 2014

Deputy Secretary in UK for Meetings, Carrier Christening

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is in London for a series of discussions with senior U.K. defense officials.

July 3, 2014

Hagel: U.S. to Secure Embassy, Assess Situation in Iraq

U.S. military efforts in Iraq are focusing on securing the American Embassy and personnel in Baghdad, assessing the situation in the country and advising Iraqi security forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

July 3, 2014

Hagel Praises Latvia’s Efforts to Boost Defense Spending

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met at the Pentagon with Latvia’s Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis and congratulated him for the Baltic nation’s progress toward increasing defense spending.

July 3, 2014

Chairman Describes U.S. Interests in Iraq

The United States has sent troops back to Iraq because it is in America’s interest for the country to remain stable and to counter Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

July 3, 2014

Terminally Ill Army Wife Gives Birth to ‘Miracle’ Baby

While pregnant, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo was diagnosed with cancer and given only a few months to live but doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center were able to prolong her life to allow her to deliver a healthy baby.

July 3, 2014

New School Directory Guides Parents of Special-needs Kids

Service members and their families can find a comprehensive tool in the newly updated Education Directory for Children with Special Needs, which addresses opportunities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

July 3, 2014

DLA Sells Non-military Property to Afghan Buyers

Defense Logistics Agency representatives met with an Afghan commericial company in Bagram, Afghanistan, and conducted the first sale of useable non-military vehicles, appliances and furniture no longer needed by the U.S. government.

July 3, 2014

Face of Defense: France Honors World War II Veterans

Seven World War II veterans from Hawaii received the French Nation Order of the Legion of Honor aboard the French floréal-class frigate FS Prairial during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.

July 3, 2014

Transfer of Syrian Chemicals to Cape Ray is Complete

The transfer of Syrian chemicals from the Danish container ship Ark Futura to the Motor Vessel Cape Ray has been completed, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

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