The Defense Department is launching a comprehensive review of its laboratory procedures, processes and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax. Story
The federal government, including the Defense Department, is leading by example to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens “are judged by the quality of their work, not by who they love,” President Barack Obama said. Story | Proclamation
America’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific is a continuation of its pivotal role over the past 70 years in helping ensure prosperity in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Story | Transcript | Special
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will be able to personally communicate with nearly three million service members and civilians on the social media platform, Pentagon officials said in a statement. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter seeks to strengthen and modernize alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century defense and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
U.S. Army Spc. Edgar, Pinpena, left, sprints back to his base with the opposing team’s flag while Spc. Jesse Bray covers his retreat during a force-on-force competition with Lithuanian partners at the Great Lithuanian Hetman Jonusas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla, Lithuania, May 28, 2015. The U.S. soldiers are part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing multinational partnership focused on joint training and security cooperation between the United States and other NATO allies. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Avery
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore, May 29, 2015. Carter is visiting the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
A U.S. Marine Corps pilot straps U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter into his seat on an MV-22 Osprey before surveying the Straits of Malacca off the coast of Singapore, May 29, 2015. Carter is visiting the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles advance under the cover of smoke to their next objective during a combined arms live-fire exercise on Fort Benning, Ga., May 14, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
A U.S. Marine shoots at targets on the flight deck of the USS Essex in the Pacific Ocean, May 28, 2015. The Marine is assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force. The drill simulates entering a room and immediately seeing a target. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Jasmine Castaneda, left, and Karina Navarro-Aguilera practice blocking techniques during Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training aboard the USS Rushmore in the Pacific Ocean, May 26, 2015. Castaneda, a supply warehouse clerk, and Navarro-Aguilera, a supply administrative clerk, are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The program focuses on hand-to-hand combat training essential to mission readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Kyle Barboza dons protective equipment during a visit with airmen on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 20, 2015, to learn about firefighting and rescue techniques under demanding conditions. The cadets are studying civil engineering at the academy. The airmen are assigned to the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
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.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus presents an award to Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Bo Irving, a combatant diver course instructor, in the aquatic training facility at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla., May 27, 2015. The center is the largest diving training facility in the world. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
The president, vice president, Defense Department and military leaders deliver messages of hope, encouragement and guidance to the class of 2015. Check out Defense.gov's Special Report: Commencements 2015 to read about their speeches, view photographs and watch videos from the ceremonies.
Sailors aboard the USS Fort Worth are working to ensure security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region during a 16-month deployment.
For the scientists and lab technicians who work to identify missing service members, “this is not just a job,” said Navy Capt. (Dr.) Edward Reedy, head of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. “This is literally their reason for working.”
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A series of disaster management exercises and exchanges called Pacific Resilience is key to helping partner armies and various nations respond and rebound more independently after natural disasters.
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The United States Agency for International Development considers U.S. Pacific Command a valuable asset to the mission as work continues on regional priorities in the Asia-Pacific.
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Nepal’s beleaguered citizens are struggling to recover from the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake, but a USAID official said broader collaboration continues concurrently with U.S. Pacific Command on regional priorities.
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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Vincent Moody, a trumpet player supporting Continuing Promise 2015, said he is proud of the way he and his fellow musicians are able to contribute to the mission.
Debra Simpson, the program analysis master planning branch chief for Defense Logistics Agency Energy, is leading the effort to implement a tablet- and desktop-based remote interpretive service for deaf employees.
High-tech robots will tackle a simulated disaster-response course at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotic Challenge held June 5-6 in Pomona, California.
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