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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 26, 2014

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 26, 2014

The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserveannounced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 53 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison…

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The NSA’s College of Cyber – Strong Skills, Strong Ethics
The NSA’s School of Cyber – School is in Session
Flag Officer Assignments

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey A. Harley, selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, N3/N5B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, District of Columbia.…

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Kurdish Resupply Effort

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Kurdish Resupply Effort

“The United States appreciates the willingness of more and more of our allies and partners to support the Iraqi people in their fight against ISIL.

“Two weeks ago, I commissioned a U.S.-led working group to accelerate resupply efforts to the embattled Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. In addition to support from the U.S., and the central government of Iraq in Baghdad, seven additional nations – Al…

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DoD and VA Take New Steps to Support the Mental Health Needs of Service Members and Veterans

DoD and VA Take New Steps to Support the Mental Health Needs of Service Members and Veterans

Today, President Obama will announce 19 new executive actions that the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense are taking to improve the mental health of service members, veterans and their families. For more information please see the following link to the fact sheet: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014JointFactSheet.pdf.

Release No: NR-446-14
August 26, 2014

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Secretary Hagel’s statement on the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force change of command between General Joe Dunford and General John Campbell.

Secretary Hagel’s statement on the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force change of command between General Joe Dunford and General John Campbell.

“Since his first assignment with the Marine Corps’ “Thundering Third” Battalion 36 years ago, General Joe Dunford – a proud son of Boston – has served the United States and its Marine Corps with honor and distinction. As Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, President Obamaand I have relied on Joe’s extraordinary ability and judgment as America responsibly…

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Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Conducted

Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Conducted

Shortly after 4 a.m. EDT, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, as part of the Defense Department‘s Conventional Prompt Global Strike technology development program, conducted a flight test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska.

Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after lift-off to…

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Flag Officer Assignments

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Brian L. LaRoche will be assigned as reserve deputy commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia. LaRoche is currently serving as reserve deputy commander, Navy Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.

Rear Adm. Kelvin N.…

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