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Oct. 31, 2016

NEA, DoD Launch Creative Forces Sites Expansion to Increase Art Therapies

At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, officials announced an expansion between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department to bring creative arts therapies to service members, veterans and their families.

Oct. 31, 2016

Pentagon Hails Progress, Momentum in Mosul Fight

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are making progress as they push toward Mosul in the effort to liberate the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Oct. 31, 2016

U.S., Russian Jet Incident Over Syria Not Hostile, Press Secretary Says

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the Oct. 17 incident in which American and Russian aircraft flew within a half mile of one another over Syrian battlespace was inadvertent contact and not hostile.

Oct. 31, 2016

Deputy Secretary: Third Offset Strategy Bolsters America’s Military Deterrence

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work says the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy pursues next-generation technologies and concepts to assure U.S. military superiority, but the real focus is strengthening U.S. conventional deterrence to make sure wars don’t happen.

Oct. 31, 2016

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

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

Oct. 31, 2016

Face of Defense: Airman Uses Horses to Promote Resilience

With the unique challenges military members face, everybody needs a way to unwind. Spending time with her horses is Air Force Airman 1st Class Lauren Nolan’s way, and she is sharing this experience with others.

Oct. 30, 2016

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists 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.

Oct. 29, 2016

Counter-ISIL Strikes Target Terrorists in Iraq

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

Oct. 28, 2016

Carter Awards DoD’s Highest Civilian Award to National Intel Director Clapper

Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, with the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Defense Department’s highest civilian award.

Oct. 28, 2016

Iraqis Clear Areas Outside Mosul Before Advancing To Liberate City

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters that Iraqi forces are clearing areas around Mosul before they advance to the city.

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