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Nov. 28, 2014

Face of Defense: Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Women Sailors

The head woman dancer at a recent Native American Veterans Association pow wow is a retired sailor who helped blaze the path for women in the Navy.

Nov. 28, 2014

Face of Defense: Native American Vietnam Vet Takes Spiritual Path

A Cherokee tribe member and Vietnam War veteran now serves as a sun dancer, spiritual adviser and counselor for the Native American community, after a spending 16 years as a member of a motorcycle club.

Nov. 28, 2014

Deputy Secretary Visits Deployed Troops in Afghanistan

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work traveled to Afghanistan to visit U.S. service members during Thanksgiving and thank them for their service, according to a DoD news release.

Nov. 27, 2014

President Makes Holiday Calls to Service Members

President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with deployed members of the U.S. armed forces to offer his profound gratitude for their service, according to a White House press release.

Nov. 27, 2014

Hagel Calls Service Members on Thanksgiving to Express Gratitude

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called service members taking part in operations around the world to thank them for their service and sacrifice, and to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, according to a DoD press release.

Nov. 26, 2014

Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria using bomber and fighter aircraft, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Nov. 26, 2014

Face of Defense: Native American Vets Celebrate Heritage

As the smell of white sage wafted through the air, the spiritual adviser blessed the circle and the drummers took their place at the Native American Veterans Association’s annual heritage day pow wow in South Gate, Calif.

Nov. 25, 2014

Hagel Focused on Defense Mission, Kirby Says

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is focused on the defense mission as the search for his successor begins, the Pentagon Press Secretary said.

Nov. 25, 2014

Hagel: Celebrate Safely During the Holiday Season

It’s important to think and act with safety in mind when celebrating the holidays with friends and family, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a message to service members, DoD civilians, contractors and their families.

Nov. 24, 2014

Southcom Reaffirms Partnerships in Transnational Crime Fight

The commander of U.S. Southern Command is working to reaffirm the U.S. military’s commitment to helping Central American nations combat transnational criminal organizations.

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