The U.S. military assisted in the movement of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli in Libya to Tunisia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. Story | Statement
China’s naval modernization program is moving at a rapid pace, the chief of U.S. naval operations said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Story | Special
Russia’s decision to fire artillery from within Russia onto Ukrainian military positions transforms the security environment throughout Eastern Europe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Colorado. Story | Photos | Special
A senior defense official said the F-35's integration of technology is unprecedented, giving the fleet advanced capability. Story
Utah National Guard helicopter crews are fighting wildfires that have burned more than 5,000 acres in that state. Story
U.S. airmen fire an M240 machine gun during Operation Kriegshammer at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 15, 2014. New Jersey National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
Soldiers remove a tree stump while clearing an area affected by the Chiwaukum Complex fires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 303rd Cavalry Regiment. Washington National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Brianne Patterson
Marines train to fight fires and rescue aircraft on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., July 22, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting. The training ensures familiarity with the gear and increases proficiency and response times within the unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick J. McMahon
U.S. Marines move a tire out of the way of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle outside the main entry to the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, July 12, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
Soldiers load a patient for medical evacuation during annual training with aircrews on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 17, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, and the aircrews are assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company F, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo
Paratroopers conduct a parachute assault with heavy equipment on Malemute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria’s declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. DOD graphic
U.S. sailors aboard littoral combat ships find that the Navy’s newest class of warship has multimission capabilities and many technological advances. DoD screen shot
The fiscal year 2015 defense budget request works to square priorities with resources, Defense Department officials said while calling for a 1 percent pay raise for the military.
U.S. Marines advised Belize defense force soldiers on infantry tactics on Camp Fairweather, Punta Gorda, Belize. The training was part of Southern Partnership Station 2014, a joint exercise focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation forces and community relations projects in Central America. DoD screen shot
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Geoffrey Jensen spends much of his free time restoring one of the last flyable B-29 Superfortress bombers.
Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency official told DoD News.
Security forces from 21 countries will participate in Fuerzas Comando 2014 in Colombia tomorrow through Aug. 1, Defense Department officials announced.
Aircrews from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing flying C-130 Hercules aircraft are the latest National Guard members to respond to wildfires in Oregon and Washington state.
Public and private partners recently tested coordination and tactical-level operations to protect, prevent, mitigate and recover from a domestic cyberspace incident.
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