U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, conducting three airstrikes near Irbil and the Mosul Dam. Story | Special
An F-15C Eagle aircraft crashed near Deerfield, Va., during a routine mission, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters. Story
September is National Preparedness Month, a time when people across the country are encouraged to prepare for emergencies and disasters, a DoD official said. Story
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised the leadership of both the incoming and outgoing commanders of ISAF during a change of command.
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A U.S. F-18 fighter jet refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over northern Iraq, Aug. 21, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III; U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove; U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell; and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph H. Dunford Jr. before NATO's International Security Assistance Force change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2014. Campbell, former Army vice chief of staff, assumed command from Dunford. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
A U.S. Marine provides security from the gunner's turret of his track vehicle during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2014. The Marines are charged with protecting and clearing all threats near Bastion and Leatherneck camps. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody Haas
U.S. Marines fire their weapons under the cover of smoke during an assault on an enemy position during Exercise Koolendong on Bradshaw Training Area, Australia, Aug. 16, 2014. During the exercise, Marines established a bilateral expeditionary command in austere conditions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
Members of the Army's 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment serve as opposing forces at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., a role the regiment has performed since 1994. The soldiers have significant combat experience and use their knowledge of insurgent tactics to help other units prepare for battle. DoD screen shot
Air Force Senior Airman Thomas Vamvakos, foreground, prepares to call in air support during evening operations on a gunnery range as part of Operation Northern Strike 2014 in Grayling, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014. Vamvakos is a tactical air control party specialist assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
U.S. sailors work in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 21, 2014. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Stephens
U.S. Marines conduct retrograde operations on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The Marines are assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. DoD screen shot
Emotional strain can be the most formidable opponent service members face in their efforts to keep America safe. This special report takes a closer look at the struggles they cope with and offers information to help troops when they need the nation's support the most.
The Defense Department announced the next unit rotation as the U.S. continues to demonstrate its commitment to reassuring NATO allies. DoD graphic
First-time deployments for new airmen can be intimidating for introverts who aren't used to the military's team atmosphere.
The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of an unknown origin will help owner-operators better protect their satellites from these objects and ultimately create less space debris, a senior officer with U.S. Strategic Command said.
An explosive ordinance disposal unit that completed more than 10,000 missions is closing its final chapter in Afghanistan.
Solders and guardsmen are training on the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, demonstrating their ability to conduct multicomponent training as part of the Army’s Total Force Policy.
Department of Defense Education Activity schools across the southern states began opening earlier this month, but the majority of schools in the system opened today.