Defense Secretary Ash Carter took the ceremonial oath of office as the 25th secretary of defense at the Pentagon today. Vice President Joe Biden officially swore in Carter last month during a White House ceremony. Story
Investments in leadership will pay dividends the U.S. military can’t imagine today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a recent interview. Story
Service members assigned to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan enjoyed a brief reprieve from their Resolute Support mission, thanks to the USO and a group of celebrities who wanted to say, “Thank you for your service.” Story | Special
Over five years of U.S. Cyber Command operations, global movement of threat activity through cyberspace has blurred roles and relationships among government agencies, as well as between the public and private sectors and the real and virtual worlds, the Cybercom commander told a House panel. Story
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan administers the oath of office to Defense Secretary Ash Carter as his wife, Stephanie, holds the Bible and their children, Ava and Will, look on during a ceremonial swearing-in at the Pentagon, March 6, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden officially swore in Carter as the 25th secretary of defense last month. DoD screen shot
Afghan Brig. Gen. Mohammad Nasir Safie, right, the commander of the National Civil Order Police's 2nd Brigade, shakes hands with U.S. Army Col. Gregory Stokes, commander of the Police Advisory Team assigned to Train, Advise and Assist Command East, as other U.S. military leaders look on during a visit in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris
Marines take cover behind a blast blanket as a detonation cord ignites, blowing a door in and giving the Marines a clear passage to breach a building during an urban breaching course on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff
A soldier mans a machine gun from a tactical vehicle's turret while providing security outside a simulated enemy compound during Decisive Action Rotation 15-05 at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015. The rotation ensures brigades remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for the present and unforeseen future contingencies. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr.
Navy Adm. James. A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is hosting his third USO tour, traveling with athletes and celebrities to visit deployed service members around the world. The tour runs through March 9, 2015.
U.S. sailors use fresh water to wash the main deck of the USS Blue Ridge in the Pacific Ocean, March 3, 2015. The ship is conducting sea trials to prepare to resume patrols in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Liz Dunagan
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these were the deployment of men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.
Navy special amphibious reconnaissance corpsmen offer a glimpse into what it takes be a one of them. Those doing the job provide medical and operational services to Fleet Marine Forces and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. DoD screen shot
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.
National Guard units have been called to action in several states in the South, the Midwest and the Northeast in recent days to clear snow and help stranded motorists, among other missions, in response to the latest winter storm.
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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Landis, a reservist aircraft maintenance mechanic working out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, alerted a family to vacate their home when their garage was going up in flames.
Service members, veterans and family members who have stepped up to tell their life stories can help the nation understand that seeking help for mental health issues is a sign of strength, First Lady Michelle Obama said at a mental-health summit.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares for the diverse threats in today’s national security landscape – from low-tech ‘lone-wolf’ terrorists to high-tech adversaries to groups like ISIL that use both approaches.
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Richard O. Wightman Jr., principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, presented awards to the top unit in each reserve component for outstanding programs that support unit missions and family readiness during a Pentagon ceremony.
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