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 Pentagon spokesman announced. Story
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he had "important and very productive conversations" with South Korean military officials, including the topic of integrated air and missile defense to deter North Korean aggression. Story | Special | Photos
The NBA’s Houston Rockets visited gravesites of fallen troops, talked with an Army widow, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and met with Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon. Story | Photos
U.S. and coalition forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Story | Special
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. DoD graphic
U.S. Marines and U.S., Afghan and Georgian soldiers prepare to patrol outside of the Qaleh Musa Pain village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 12, 2015. The U.S. troops are assigned to U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Task Force Solid. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Paratroopers move an 105-mm howitzer into firing position as other paratroopers conduct a parachute assault during Operation Spartan Valkyrie at Malamute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 20, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with the NBA's Houston Rockets at the Pentagon, March 28, 2015. Earlier, the basketball stars visited the gravesites of fallen service members, met with an Army widow and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Army Capt. Steve Bortle swims freestyle during practice for the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 27, 2015. About 100 wounded, ill or injured soldiers and veterans are on the base to train and compete in athletic events through April 2. The trials help determine who will get a spot on the Army's team for the Defense Department's Warrior Games in June on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Army Sgt. Wilfredo S. Rodriguez-Ramos, left, provides cover fire as Army Pfc. Emery L. Bowens moves between buildings during battle drills at the training site for military operations in urban terrain on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 20, 2015. Rodriguez-Ramos and Bowens are military police officers assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 328th Military Police Company. New Jersey Army National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
F/A-18E Super Hornets fly over Mt. Suribachi to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 25, 2015, during a return transit to Atsugi, Japan. The squadron, part of Carrier Air Wing 5, is deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Hornets are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 27. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Spencer Abbot
Seventy years after the Battle for Iwo Jima, the Defense Department remembers the courage and sacrifice of the service members who fought on the Pacific island, and those who gave their lives there.
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Zach C. Hagestad crosses a rope bridge at the Marine Division Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pohang, South Korea, March 19, 2015. The Marines completed a five-day course led by their South Korean counterparts. Hagestad is assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, travels to California, Japan and South Korea.
U.S. soldiers enjoy the warmth of a fire after a 96-hour training exercise in Boeblingen, Germany, March 26, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
At an awards dinner, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff partnered with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to salute the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients.
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The first quadruple amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid is surviving and thriving – and inspiring the center’s military patients.
The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said.
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Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, joined with the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in honoring celebrity volunteers who have served America’s troops.
Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, and served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.
Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, discussed the transition from growing up in Hawaii to working on Capitol Hill and now at the Pentagon, each experiences she said helped her understand and leverage diversity.
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