Defense Department leaders praised the progress made against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq and Syria as implementation of the broader comprehensive strategy in the Middle East continues. Story | Special | Transcript
The 21-day controlled monitoring program for U.S. service members returning from West Africa is a conservative and prudent approach, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his senior enlisted advisor said. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel provided perspectives on his approach to national security issues during an interview at the Washington Ideas Forum. Story
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds a press briefing with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, Oct. 30, 2014. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
A Marine signals the landing zone for an MV-22B Osprey during a vertical assault raid exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Albanian Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli to the Pentagon, Oct. 30, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter moves behind the fuel hose of a KC-130J Super Hercules during night time aerial refueling training on Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., Oct. 22, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. J. R. Heins
As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, the Defense Department is assisting service members, their families and overseas citizens via FVAP.gov.
U.S. soldiers transport a simulated casualty while conducting a training scenario during exercise Combined Resolve III at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Oct. 28, 2014. Combined Resolve III is a multinational exercise that includes more than 4,000 participants from NATO and partner nations. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carol A. Lehman
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Whearry fires the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer during exercise Twisted Sister, a battalion fire exercise, on Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Oct. 25, 2014. Whearry is a field artilleryman assigned to the 4th Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick
An F/A-18 Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as the ship conducts flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 27, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex King
During Warrior Care month, the Defense Department honors the courage of wounded, ill or injured service members, and highlights the programs that help them learn new life skills that enable them to return to duty or transition from the military.
Army Pfc. Kristian Manuel fires an M320 grenade launcher module on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2014. Manuel is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company D, 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
U.S. Marines exit a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marines transitioned to Kandahar Airfield following the end of Regional Command operations in Helmand province.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dustin D. March
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.
Air Force 2nd Lt. Holley Macpherson, a deputy missile combat crew commander, took a major step in her career this month, manning a launch control center for the first time.
About 170 medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences recently experienced the demands of caring for patients in a simulated combat environment.
Outstanding achievements in the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities were honored at the Defense Department’s 34th annual Disability Awards ceremony at the Pentagon.
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Cyber is the ultimate team sport, and it will take true partnerships between defense and industry to protect the nation’s information systems, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told an audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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