Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces, strengthen cyber defenses and posture on cyber deterrence. Story | Special | Transcript | Strategy | Facts | Photos
First Lady Michelle Obama announced that numerous technology and energy companies have committed to hire or train 90,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years as part of the Joining Forces initiative. Story | Special
U.S. Central Command officials believe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group is on the defensive in Iraq, Centcom spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder said. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Ash Carter stands in front of the Facebook wall during his visit to the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., April 23, 2015. Carter is on a two-day trip to Silicon Valley. Before visiting the company, Carter delivered a lecture at Stanford University, where he unveiled the Defense Department's new cyber strategy. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter fields questions from Dr. David Relman and the audience at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., April 23, 2015. The session followed Carter's lecture, "Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity." Relman is the co-director the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the university. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is on a two-day trip to California that focuses on the Defense Department's cyber strategy and developing new partnership initiatives to encourage innovation to leverage commercially driven technology.
An airman fast-ropes from a CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior 2015 near Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 21, 2015. The airman is a combat controller assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Ross performs full-body exercises in the mud during physical training as part of the Advanced Machine Gunner Course on Camp Geiger, N.C., April 20, 2015. Ross is a machine gunner and student with the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Olivia McDonald
A U.S. Marine shakes hands with an Afghan child while on patrol near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 6, 2015. The Marine is assigned to the Georgian Deployment Program. U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Amanda Azubuike
An SR-71A aircraft flies during an airborne refueling, February 1997. Jeff Dunford, a historian for the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, describes the history of the Air Force SR-71 Blackbird, the world's fastest plane. NASA photo by Jim Ross
U.S. Navy Seaman Molly Bellinger works on the foundation of a five-room schoolhouse as part of a construction civic action detail with members of the Philippine army’s 53rd Engineer Brigade in Cebu, Philippines, April 21, 2015. Bellinger is an equipment operator constructionman assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Scott
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Lemma prepares to touch the Ranger sign and drop into Victory Pond below to continue the assessment for combat water survival during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 12, 2015. Lemma is assigned to the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tim Cunningham, a force reconnaissance team leader, gives advice on what it takes to make it as member of one the most high-speed units in the Marine Corps. Cunningham is assigned to the Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. DoD screen shot
Marine Lance Cpl. Curtis E. Sledge relaxes on a rock wall before participating in a night raid on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 17, 2015. Sledge is a machine gunner assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Melissa Gonzales shares a moment with her service dog, Bindi, after swimming laps during the fourth day of an introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 16, 2015. Gonzales is an Air Force wounded warrior athlete.
U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov’s special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Aircraft maintainer Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein used expertise and initiative to save the Air Force $5 million.
The first successful autonomous in flight fuel transfer will increase the range and flexibility of future unmanned aircraft platforms, program managers said.
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Game-changer armament technologies come just once in a blue moon, the chief of the Army Research Lab's Lethality Division said during a speech on future weapons.
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The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.
The Defense Department has introduced "TA DECIDE," a new online informational tool tailored to the unique school programs and educational needs of service members.
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As concerns persist over ever-rising obesity levels among American children, the Defense Department will bolster its Healthy Children programs to weave fitness, nutrition and tobacco-free living into military children’s curriculum, a Pentagon official said.
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