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Airstrikes Hit ISIL and Airdrops Aid Citizens in Amirli

August 31, 2014 - At the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deployment Extended in 5th Fleet

August 31, 2014 - The Secretary of Defense ordered the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aug. 30, to remain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) until the beginning of October.

U.S. and Partner-Nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq

August 30, 2014 - American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.

PCU North Dakota (SSN 784) is the First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

August 30, 2014 - The Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date.

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National Guard Identifies Fallen F-15C Aviator

August 29, 2014 - Massachusetts National Guard officials identified the pilot of an F-15C Eagle jet that crashed in Virginia as Air Force Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.

A Small Group of Divers Document Relics off Kaneohe Bay Shores

August 29, 2014 - A small group of divers teamed up with the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department to observe and document historic landmarks beneath the waves off of Pyramid Rock Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2014.

'Total Force' Airmen Keep Ammo Rolling for Vital OEF Missions

August 28, 2014 - Airmen assigned to the 455th Maintenance Squadron aren't just practicing total force integration during an exercise or at home, they are performing it for real in a combat zone and they are doing it as the U.S. Air Force gets smaller.

Edwards Air Force Base and NASA Say Goodbye to Historic Landmark

August 28, 2014 - A structure synonymous with NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center for the past 38 years, the grey-colored space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at Edwards Air Force Base is being dismantled and demolished.

B-2 Spirits Depart Andersen Following Routine Deployment

August 27, 2014 - Three B-2 Spirits redeployed to the continental U.S. following a deployment here as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.

Human Rights Experts Meet at U.S. Southern Command

August 27, 2014 - Military and civilian human rights experts from 15 Western Hemisphere nations are meeting here at U.S. Southern Command’s headquarters Aug. 26-28 to discuss the Southcom-sponsored Human Rights Initiative and the protection of human rights.

Active Duty and National Guard Relearn Total Force Policy Together

August 26, 2014 - The Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, are training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, south of Boise, Idaho, this month, demonstrating their ability to conduct fiscally responsible.

Coast Guard Craft Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Dhow

August 26, 2014 - A U.S. Coast Guard vessel operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired today on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move.

Ellsworth and Minot Aircrews Participate in Inaugural Aerial Exercise

August 25, 2014 - Aircrews from the 23rd Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota and the 34th Bomb Squadron, here, participated in the inaugural integrated standoff weapons exercise Aug. 11-14, at the Powder River Training Complex, South Dakota.

Department of Defense Takes Next Step in Modernizing Electronic Health Records

August 25, 2014 - The Defense Department has issued a request for proposals to modernize its electronic health records and allow DoD to share health data with the private sector and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Near Irbil and Mosul Dam

August 24, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued support Iraqi security force operations today, using attack and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes against terrorists associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

SecAF Makes First Visit to Robins Air Force Base

August 22, 2014 - Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Aug. 21-22 to get an up close look at the installation's diverse and dynamic missions.

Deputy Defense Secretary Meets With Japanese Leaders

August 22, 2014 - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work today met with Japanese government leaders here to discuss efforts to modernize the U.S.-Japan alliance, review progress on realigning U.S. forces in Japan, and to discuss bilateral efforts.

ACC Loans Global Hawk to Global Vigilance Combined Test Force

August 21, 2014 - The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command.

Holloman Air Force Base Wing Inspected Using Air Force’s New Program

August 21, 2014 - Airmen from every specialty completed a four-day deployment exercise Aug. 20, here, as part of the Air Force's Commander's Inspection Program.

Air Force and Small Business Partnership Yields Blade Health Monitoring Technology

August 20, 2014 - A cost-saving and risk-mitigating technology for scanning engine rotor blades developed by the Air Force and a small business recently resulted in awards of more than $5 million.

Pentagon Provides Statement on Rescue Operation

August 20, 2014 - The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement released today.

Silver Star Awarded to Special Tactics Airman

August 19, 2014 - Four combat controllers and two tactical air control party members from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron were presented eight medals during an awards ceremony here Aug. 18.

82 F-16Ds Removed From Flight Status Due to Longeron Cracks

August 19, 2014 - U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

Medical Experts Train Counterparts in Mongolia

August 18, 2014 - The sounds of agony filled the air near the wooded back lot of the Central Armed Forces Hospital, or CAFH, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as an interpreter encouraged accident victims to ‘ham up’ their performances during mass casualty response training.
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Humanitarian Airdrop and Strikes Against ISIL Continue in Iraq

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