It is imprudent to assess the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after only three months, the Pentagon press secretary said. Story | Transcript | Special
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson said the DoD is protecting troops deployed to West Africa. Video | Special
Military members joined Washington Wizards athletes and area students to prepare meals for needy children and families. Story | Photos
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, listens as South Korean Ambassador to the United States Ahn Ho-Young makes opening remarks during a reception for recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in Washington D.C., Oct. 24, 2014. Lippert previously served as Hagel’s chief of staff and assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer holds a food assembly bag during a volunteer effort at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2014. The Defense Department and the National Basketball Association joined forces in the ‘Commitment to Service’ initiative to create a culture of service and volunteerism in communities where service members work and live. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Navy Seaman Benjamin Padilla observes the cargo deck of a landing craft air cushion during joint exercise Pacific Horizon 2015, on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014. Padilla is a gas-turbine systems technician assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jonathan Nelson
Marines jump out of a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft during airborne sustainment training over Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, speak at a Capstone course at the National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Oct., 24, 2014. The six-week course, which aims to make students more effective in planning and employing U.S. forces in joint and combined operations, is mandatory for senior military officers. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, the Defense Department is assisting service members, their families and overseas citizens via FVAP.gov.
U.S. Navy Seaman Janaya Johnson fires a 9 mm pistol during small arms training on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin, Oct. 22, 2014. The Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Declan Barnes
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these are the deployment of up to 4,000 men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.Learn more in the Defense.gov Special Report: DoD Helps Fight Ebola in West Africa - Operation United Assistance.
Coast Guardsmen demonstrate tactical small boat evolution in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, Oct. 23, 2014. The crew members are assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety Security Team Honolulu. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle
For the first time since returning from Afghanistan, the Army's 25th Infantry Division, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conducted a brigade walk and shoot. The exercise helps soldiers develop capabilities to better integrate indirect fire support assets. DoD screen shot
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ethan Rodgers sketches a range card during the Expert Infantryman Badge qualification on the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Rodgers is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
The president authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq. He also authorized a humanitarian effort to save thousands of Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar from the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Corps because of his grandfather.
The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine, the North Dakota, on Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.
The executive secretary of the Warfighter Senior Integration Group and the director of Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell, said he is proud of the group and that the need still exists for such a capability.
Walk through the Pentagon and you're bound to come across highly skilled military or civilian employees with disabilities -- including the Defense Department's director of disability programs, who is legally blind.
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Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, toured the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, thanking wounded service members and caregivers for their service and sacrifice.
Limited commercial airline capacity and greater global demand for passenger service has put a strain on flights for deploying service members and those returning from the U.S. Central Command area of operations.