Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement applauding "ground-breaking" agreements on defense cooperation between the United States and India, announced by President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Story | Statement
Troop-related visits, congressional testimony and speeches on defense strategy are among events planned for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other senior defense leaders. Story | Transcript
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the first advance detachment of U.S. troops responsible for training moderate Syrian opposition forces soon will arrive in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Story | Transcript | Special
A recovering service member participates in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports and Reconditioning Camp at Judson Aquatic Center in Universal City, Texas, Jan. 21, 2015. More than 80 ecovering Air Force service members from around the nation participated in the weeklong event. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss
Marine Corps Sgt. Danielle V. Beck fires an M41A4 Saber missile launcher during a live-fire exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 14, 2015. Beck is an anti-tank missileman assigned to Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders
U.S. Army Lt. Col. James James, right, discusses the Bagram Canals Project with an Afghan village leader near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2015. James is the commander, Task Force Sabre, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment. The project was designed to clean and rebuild canals within the district to enhance flood control, improve water quality and supply water to more than 25 villages. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
A sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut stands watch as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS McFaul, right, USS Laboon, left, and USS Winston S. Churchill conduct a simulated strait transit exercise. The Farragut is underway with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in preparation for deployment. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart
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.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over during a Naval Air Forces change of command and retirement ceremony on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Jan. 22, 2015. Navy Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker relieved Navy Vice Adm. David H. Buss as commander of Naval Air Forces. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar A. Dominquez
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 17, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
Marines hike to the next bivouac site at the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
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 American Forces Press Services' special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Air Force Maj. Roger Lee is on a mission to achieve his dream of participating in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Lee is the 60th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering operations officer at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Warrant Officer Mitsunori Watanabe, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief, Japan Joint Staff, Dec. 18, 2014, as part of the Japanese Chief of Defense visit to Washington D.C. Battaglia is scheduled to visit Japan in February.
The first Marine Corps officer to become director of the Defense Intelligence Agency took office in a ceremony on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
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Air Force F-16 fighter jets are engaged in a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece, Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
Suicides among active duty members of the U.S. military decreased in 2013 from the previous year, while those among the reserve components were slightly higher, according to a Defense Department report.
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The Defense Department, through Military OneSource, is teaming up again this year with H&R Block to offer no-cost tax preparation to the military community.
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