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United States Department of Defense

October 10, 2015
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Talks with Russia
Today Department of Defense officials held a secure video conference with officials from the Russian Ministry of Defense. The talks focused on steps that can be taken by Russian and counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition aircraft to promote safe flight operations over Syria. The discussions were professional and focused narrowly on
October 9, 2015
Statement on Syria
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following statement: Last year the Department of Defense received authorization from Congress to train and equip moderate opposition forces in Syria as one of several lines of effort to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). From the program's inception, we have reviewed our progress,

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

October 6, 2015
Homeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last

Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA. Read the full story

A woman sits on a bed while reading
September 30, 2015
Breast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates. Read the full story

A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram images