The U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement limits Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear bomb but puts no limits on the Defense Department or the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel. Story | Statement | Photos
In a culmination of a more than two-year effort, the Defense Department awarded Leidos, Inc. a $4.3 billion contract for health records modernization that will cover more than 9.5 million DoD beneficiaries and the care providers that support them. Story
Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, a Defense Department report to Congress revealed. Story | Report
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on the Iranian nuclear deal recently brokered by the Obama Administration before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2015. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Secretary of State John F. Kerry; Teasury Secretary Jack Lew; and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined Carter during the hearing. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Airmen battle flames from a simulated aircraft fire at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena County, Mich., July 22, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing. Indiana National Guard photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. William Hopper
The president authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq. He also authorized a humanitarian effort to save thousands of Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar from the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Hoodwin climbs aboard the USS Essex from a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the Indian Ocean, July 27, 2015. Hoodwin is a radio operator with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Elements of the unit are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to support U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is kicking off a national discussion on building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
A U.S. sailor signals for supplies to come over from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe into the hangar bay of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during a replenishment in the Timor Sea, July 28, 2015. The assault ship is patrolling the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg
The Department of Defense has ordered a comprehensive review of DoD laboratory procedures, processes, and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax.
U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Bailey shouts instructions while performing pushups during a physical training session to help with stress management aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket in the Pacific Ocean, July 29., 2015. Marine Sgt. James Gulliver
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A U.S. Marine wipes down an MV-22B Osprey after takeoff and landing drills at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, July 29, 2015. The Marine, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is in Kenya to support President Barack Obama’s visit.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elize McKelvey
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.
Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Houchins pilots the last 82nd Aerial Target Squadron QF-4 Phantom aircraft before its final takeoff from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 24, 2015. Houchins is commander of the 53rd Test Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the seventh annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
Air Force Capt. Craig "Rocket" Baker, Viper Demo Team pilot, pushes his aircraft to its limits as he helps tell the Air Force's story to appreciative audiences.
National Guardsmen are ramping up their role in the nation’s escalating cybersecurity fight, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.
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DoD health care beneficiaries who carry commercial health insurance should remember to provide policy information to TRICARE providers, a Defense Health Agency program analyst said.
Army leaders gathered at the U.S. Military Academy to discuss the strategic stewardship of the Army profession.
Gen. Robin Rand took command of Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
The names of two of the Marine victims from the fatal helicopter crash in Nepal, May 12, 2015, were mounted on the Hall of Heroes display at the Defense Information School.
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