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
The U.S. military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases, the Pentagon Press Secretary said. Story | Transcript | Special
The debate on the civil-military divide is timeless, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a keynote speech. Story
Cyber threats are real, hurting the nation and its allies and partners, costing hundreds of billions, and potentially leading to a catastrophic failure if not addressed, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers told a House panel. Story | Special
New York Army Guardsmen use engineering equipment to help remove snow in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called up about 375 Guardsmen to support response and recovery efforts following historic amounts of snowfall in the area. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd
U.S. Marines and Brunei forces conduct military operations in urban terrain training 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 nine partner nations, including Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cedric R. Haller II
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses the civil-military divide and the future of the all-volunteer force during a conference hosted by the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014.
DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
U.S. Marines fire M240G medium machine guns during training in D'Arta Plage, Djibouti, Nov. 12, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Titus signals an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey during a replenishment in the waters south Japan, Nov. 13, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee
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
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Usenick reads the list of fallen military members at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nov. 7, 2014. The memorial marks the resting place of more than 1,000 sailors and Marines who were killed aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amber L. Porter
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.
Army Spc. John Brunner gives a firsthand look as he fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a mounted live-fire exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2014. DoD screen shot
Soldiers provide each other with a writing surface during the U.S. Army Alaska Small Arms Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, Nov. 19, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 59th Signal Battalion.
U.S. Army photo by Brian Ragin
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.
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.
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.
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The USO’s new therapy program provides wounded warriors with artistic outlets to help them express their wartime experiences.
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