The U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is showing good signs of progress, and the first of 1,500 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Iraq should begin arriving there in the next few weeks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work stressed the importance of engaging industry, services and the Defense Business Board in maintaining the United States’ technological edge in coming years in remarks at the Defense One Summit. Story | Video
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he is “encouraged, but pragmatic” about progress in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Story | Special
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in recognizing the talents of military chefs and enlisted aides. Story
More than 240 members of the New York National Guard continue to help in the aftermath of western New York's snow emergency, where snow had piled up to six feet deep in some areas. Video
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions during the Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2014. The discussion, hosted by Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron, covered topics related to the purpose of today's military and national security. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
A New York National Guard airman removes snow from the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014. The airman is assigned to the 107th Airlift Wing based in Niagara Falls, N.Y. U.S. National Guard photo by Maj. Mark Frank
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, discusses defense topics with Marcus Weisgerber, global business reporter for Defense One, an online publication, at the Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2014. Work answered questions on the Defense Department's budget and how the United States would keep its technological edge in the coming decades. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
A soldier approaches the door during a training jump on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 14, 2014. The battalion jumped out of two Air Force C-17s onto the Rapido Drop Zone. The soldiers are assigned to the Texas National Guard's 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. National Guard photo by Air Force Major Randy Stillinger
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, second from left, meets with South Korean Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo, second from right, at the Pentagon, Nov. 19, 2014. The two defense leader met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kimberly Vaughn secures a needle into a military working dog before surgery on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 15, 2014. The surgery was performed to remove a thick abscess from a severe insect sting that was not responsive to medication. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Julia A. Casper
One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "Power of 1" campaign in observance of DoD Suicide Prevention Month, September 2014. Special
U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships transit in formation during the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword 15 in the water south of Japan, Nov. 19, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee
U.S. Marines and Royal Brunei Land Forces conduct military operations during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Brunei 2014 on Camp Penanjong, Brunei, Nov. 13, 2014. The annual, bilateral exercise includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jay C. Pugh
CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year. Defense Department employees nationwide have the opportunity to give to the DoD campaign from Sept. 1, 2014 to Dec. 15, 2014. In his memo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed his unwavering support for the campaign and strongly encouraged members of the workforce to participate in any way they can.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the waters of southern Japan, Nov. 19, 2014. The F/A-18E Super Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik
U.S. paratroopers and a K-9 military working dog team conduct an assault in an urban environment during training at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, Nov. 19, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
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.
Soldiers, military scientists and Defense Department civilians are on the ground in West Africa to help stop history’s largest Ebola outbreak, and now innovators at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are turning their job of changing what’s possible to the fight against infectious diseases.
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Balancing duties as a soldier and a mother of three, one of whom is a special needs child, is just one of the challenges Army Sgt. Shanna Rodriguez has faced in her life.
A groundbreaking program, called blood flow restriction training, or BFR, offers warriors huge gains from low-resistance exercise.
Honoring wounded, ill and injured warriors with a month-long recognition is “hugely important,” Jessica L. Garfola Wright, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said.
The USO’s new therapy program provides wounded warriors with artistic outlets to help them express their wartime experiences.
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Joint and coalition cyberspace forces completed Cyber Flag 15-1, a training exercise fusing attack and defense across the full spectrum of military operations.