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Sept. 24, 2015

Neller Assumes Command of Marine Corps From Dunford

Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the new commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, a tested warrior and innovative strategist during a passage of command ceremony.

Sept. 24, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Sept. 24, 2015

Face of Defense: Young Marine Reflects on Service

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lakin Chaffer, an embarkation specialist deployed to Iraq, says her decision to join the Marine Corps "got me on my feet and helped me start growing up."

Sept. 24, 2015

Watch Live at 2:45 p.m. EDT: Carter, Ukrainian Defense Minister Conduct News Conference

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Col.-Gen. Stepan Poltorak are scheduled to conduct a news conference at the Pentagon.

Sept. 23, 2015

First All-Female Honor Flight Gets Hero's Welcome in Washington

Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.

Sept. 23, 2015

Carter, Norwegian Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed increasing security challenges during a meeting with Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide.

Sept. 23, 2015

DoD Spokesman: Reports About Syrian Defections False

The Defense Department says there are false reports coming out of Syria about defections among personnel in the Syrian train-and-equip program.

Sept. 23, 2015

Budget Uncertainty Complicates Readiness Recovery, Dempsey Says

A central aspect of Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been budget uncertainty. Dempsey took office soon after the passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Sept. 23, 2015

Dempsey: Hard Work, Professionalism Restored Nation’s Trust in Military

When Cadet Martin E. Dempsey reported to the Army’s U.S. Military Academy to begin his plebe year in June 1970, it was arguably the nadir of America’s trust in its military.

Sept. 23, 2015

Face of Defense: Joy of Motocross Keeps Airman Stress-Free

Flying at 70 mph isn't a big deal to many people, but when that involves flying on a 250 pound, two-wheeled vehicle without wings, life can become exciting.

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