President Barack Obama awarded retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War. Video
President Barack Obama will visit MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., and will review strategies to counter ISIL terrorists with U.S Central Command leaders. Video | Special
Troops from 15 nations kicked off the annual Rapid Trident field training exercise in northwestern Ukraine. Story | Special
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spoke of the high quality of people serving in the Air Force during remarks at the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference in National Harbor, Md. Video
Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins salutes after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins, then a sergeant first class, distinguished himself during combat operations at Camp A Shau in Vietnam, from March 9, 1966, through March 12, 1966.
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President Barack Obama, right, applauds as Dr. William Sloat, of Enid, Okla., holds the Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to his late brother, former Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, during a ceremony at the White House, in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2014. Specialist Four Sloat distinguished himself during combat operations in the vicinity of Hawk Hill Fire Base in Vietnam, on Jan. 17, 1970.
DoD photo by EJ Hersom
A U.S. soldier stands in formation during Exercise Rapid Trident’s opening ceremony in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15, 2014. Rapid Trident is an annual U.S. Army Europe-conducted, Ukrainian-led multinational exercise designed to enhance interoperability with allied and partner nations while promoting regional stability and security. The soldier is assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Donald Taylor inspects a computer display of a brake line schematic drawing for an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 5, 2014. The Carl Vinson is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. Taylor is an aviation structural mechanic assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 113. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Wilfredo Rios talks with an Afghan child during a patrol west of Gereshk district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2014. Rios is a section leader assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. and Canadian paratroopers prepare for a static line jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules during exercise Steadfast Javelin II on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 5, 2014. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving more than 2,000 troops from nine nations, and takes place across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "Power of 1" campaign in observance of DoD Suicide Prevention Month, September 2014. Special
Operation Atlantic Resolve shows U.S. commitment to NATO allies and helps build collective security in Eastern Europe. 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.
Service members hoist a replica of the original Star-Spangled Banner during the Dawn’s Early Light Ceremony on Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Sept. 14, 2014, honoring the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Pamela J. Boehland
Thirteen years after witnessing dirt bike racing for the first time, Army Sgt. Jeremy Hazard finally got his chance to race.
Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.
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Education and the willingness to move are keys for anyone getting ahead in federal service, Rhonda Diaz, the deputy director of resources at U.S. Africa Command said in an interview.
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Service members gathered in the Pentagon's courtyard for a first-of-its-kind commemoration where each repetition in their “workout of the day” was symbolic of the 9/11 tragedy.
The future of military medicine is evolving largely from the input of military families, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb, director, Defense Health Agency, said at the annual Warrior-Family Symposium here.
When families of Defense Department service members lose their loved ones to suicide or other deaths, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors provides support.
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