Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced that Hagel will leave his post. Story | Message | Remarks | Video
Shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he had accepted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation, Hagel issued a statement to the men and women of the Defense Department. Story | Message | Remarks | Video
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed appreciation for New Zealand's support for the counter-ISIL coalition during a meeting with New Zealand's defense minister. Story | Statement
The Defense Innovation Initiative will help to develop leaders and identify new operational concepts Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said. Story | Special
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and New Zealand Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee pass through an honor cordon at the Pentagon, Nov. 24, 2014. The leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses his resignation during a news conference with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel will continue to serve as defense secretary until a successor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. DoD screen shot
Airmen participate in operations to fill sandbags at Erie County Community College in Williamsville, N.Y., Nov. 23, 2014. The airmen, responding to potential flooding from historic snowfall levels, are assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Freehart
Marines carry out a fire mission during an exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014. The Marines are assigned to India Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The exercise trains different elements of the unit to work together to complete a wide variety of missions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry
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.
Navy Seaman Brandon Schwing levels the concrete at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014. Schwing is a builder assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Debra Daco
A U.S. Marine secures the blades of an AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopter on the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Nov. 20, 2014. The Marine is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a Marine air-ground task force embarked with the dock ship as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. DoD graphic
Marine Lance Cpl. Corey W. Dahmen provides security during training for noncombatant evacuation operations on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014. Dahmen is a rifleman assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
The Navy's C-2A Greyhound, a twin-engine plane designed to land on aircraft carriers, transports high-priority cargo, mail and passengers between carriers and shore bases. The aircraft is marking its 50-year anniversary in fulfilling its mission to the fleet.
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In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these are the deployment of up to 4,000 men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.Learn more in the Defense.gov Special Report: DoD Helps Fight Ebola in West Africa - Operation United Assistance.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Rutherford practices using a portable exothermic cutting unit in the welding booth on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, Nov. 9, 2014. The carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Brown
The New York National Guard had 780 personnel on duty in western New York as part of Operation Lake Effect, the relief mission for areas blanketed last week by up to 7 feet of snow.
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Juan Antonio and his brother, Antonio Antonio, have helped each other to achieve goals since they both joined the Air Force.
As efforts continue to strengthen service members and their families, Pentagon officials held a Bloggers Roundtable to highlight the myriad resources available to tackle the unique military and transitional challenges those who serve may face.
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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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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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