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DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division);…

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Department of Defense Releases Fourth Quarter Suicide Information

Department of Defense Releases Fourth Quarter Suicide Information

In its efforts to better understand suicide among all its components, the Department of Defense released its first quarterly suicide report (QSR), today, for the four quarters of 2013. The report summarizes suicide counts and annual rates for the active component, reserves, and National Guard. Additionally, the QSR shows calendar year2013 quarterly suicide counts, annual suicide counts, and…

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Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s call with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s call with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today to offer his personal condolences for the Australians who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The secretary reiterated President Obama’s pledge to support an international investigation into the incident.

The secretary and the minister…

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Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy

Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke this morning with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. Gen. Sedki Sobhy to express his condolences over the recent loss of 22 Egyptian soldiers in an attack near the Libyan border.

Secretary Hagel thanked Gen. Sobhy for Egypt’s efforts to broker a cease fire to the conflict in Israel and Gazaand noted…

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Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Navy Capt. Dawn E. Cutler for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Cutler is currently serving as deputy chief of Information, Washington, District of Columbia.

Release No: NR-383-14
July 21, 2014

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Medal of Honor Nominee Ryan Pitts
Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts Receives the Medal of Honor
FALLEN HEROES - Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush

FALLEN HEROES – Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush

Marine Missing From WWII Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, lost during World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, will be buried July 29 in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. In…

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Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Call with the former Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan Jin

Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Call with the former Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan Jin

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke by phone this evening with Kim Kwan Jin, the former minister of defense and current Director of the National Security Office for the Republic of Korea.

Secretary Hagel thanked the director for his partnership while he was the minister of defense and indicated that he looks forward to working with…

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