President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke in separate meetings with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who thanked the U.S. government for helping fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Story | Photos | Video | Special
Any operation in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant must be led and manned by Iraqis, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Story | Transcript | Special
The Air Force is requesting $10 billion above what sequestration-level funding provides in order to support its global responsibilities, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told members of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee. Story | Special
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an honor cordon for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2015. The two leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance, including the U.S. response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these were the deployment of men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Timmothy Annoni signals as a fuel probe seats to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during a replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 18, 2015. The carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli
U.S. Marines use water to extinguish a fuel fire during live-burn training on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 21, 2015. The Marines are assigned 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force.
U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Janessa K. Pon
Members of the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's aerial demonstration team, perform the delta formation over Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight in Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 21, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Callahan inspects a German soldier's M16 rifle before entering the firing range in Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, Feb. 19, 2015. Callahan is a platoon sergeant assigned to Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. The German soldier is assigned to the 383rd Communications and Information Systems Battalion.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Marshall R. Mason
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mike Leatherman checks for improvised explosive devices while leading a patrol during a training exercise at Udairi Range, Kuwait, Feb. 22, 2015. Leatherman is a combat engineer assigned to India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek
Air Force Staff Sgt. Craig Eveland gives a military working dog the command to release on Dover Air Force Base, Del., Feb. 26, 2015. Eveland is a military working dog handler assigned to the 436th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with students and spouses attending a Capstone course at the National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Feb., 27, 2015. The six-week course aims to make students more effective in planning and employing U.S. forces in joint and combined operations. The course also is mandatory for senior officers in the U.S. military. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
An AV-8B Harrier prepares to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex during Marine integration training near San Diego, Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.
Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band interact with the crowd during the Fasching parade in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, Feb. 17, 2015. The band and about 1,400 other participants marched in the parade for more than two hours entertaining the crowd.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
President Barack Obama urged Americans to recognize every spouse, parent, sibling, child, and loved one who stands with our service members. Obama said "we affirm our solemn vow to serve these families as well as they serve us."
Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard L. Johnson enjoyed support from family and friends as he endured rigorous treatment and side effects, including hair loss and migraines, to beat cancer.
Richard O. Wightman Jr., principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, presented awards to the top unit in each reserve component for outstanding programs that support unit missions and family readiness during a Pentagon ceremony.
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The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged service members and their families to make informed investment decisions to ensure financial readiness both during and after their service commitments.
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Louis Gilbert creates handmade, lifelike prosthetic eyes in the dental laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers conducted the largest U.S. airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade to hone their skills in Arctic airborne and mobility operations.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Multicultural Committee hosted a celebration featuring musical performances and poetry reading to honor the innumerable contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
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