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Nov. 30, 2016

DIUx Releases Guide For Faster, Less-Costly Technology Acquisition

The Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental shared its model for success as it released a guidebook describing how agencies can create contracting vehicles to bring technological innovations to practical use in less time and at lower cost.

Nov. 30, 2016

Iraqi Forces Make ‘Remarkable Turnaround,’ OIR Official Says

British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the invasion of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces into Iraq two years ago has met with a “remarkable turnaround."

Nov. 30, 2016

Carter Talks With Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Council

Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked the senior noncommissioned officers he calls his “eyes and ears” with the force as he addressed the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Council at the Pentagon.

Nov. 30, 2016

Revised TRICARE Pharmacy Network Begins Dec. 1

Walgreens pharmacies join the TRICARE retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016, while CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day, according to the Defense Health Agency.

Nov. 30, 2016

Face of Defense: Airman Copes With Stress Through Family, Counseling

Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bob Weber now embraces his family's help and input as he battles post-traumatic stress resulting from the loss of a teammate during a deployment to Afghanistan.

Nov. 30, 2016

Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue 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.

Nov. 30, 2016

Most-Senior Service NCOs Attend Pentagon Conference

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, convened the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Council at the Pentagon, giving senior noncommissioned officers an opportunity to share ideas across the joint force.

Nov. 29, 2016

Stratcom Deputy Highlights Progress in Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations

Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, U.S. Strategic Command deputy chief, outlined the Defense Department’s strides in broadening access and control in asymmetric warfare during the 53rd Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium and Convention.

Nov. 29, 2016

First Lady Welcomes Service Members, Families to White House Holiday Preview

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted nearly 200 service members, spouses, children, veterans and wounded warriors at this year’s White House holiday décor preview as part of a Joining Forces initiative celebration.

Nov. 29, 2016

Carter Sends Congress Memo Calling for Quick Budget Action

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that in a memo sent to Congress, Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged legislators to pass the Defense Department’s budget as quickly as possible and to avoid extending the continuing resolution.

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