Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has shown determination to attack Americans and the United States and is of serious concern. Video | Transcript
The American military’s secret weapon isn’t a piece of equipment – it’s the men and women who serve, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said. Story | Special
The Iraqi government has made gains, and trends there are moving in the right direction, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Pentagon. Story | Transcript | Special
The United States, South Korea and Japan concluded what a joint statement called a “productive and substantive” two-day security meeting in Washington. Story | Statement
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Emily Elizabeth Kliewer, Navy Child of the Year nominee, during the annual Military Child of the Year awards gala in Arlington, Va., April 16, 2015. The event recognizes outstanding military children representing each of the service branches. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
A military working dog leaps to bite a bite suit during a K-9 demonstration on Scott Air Force Base, Ill, April 17, 2015. The bite suit helps protect handlers and trainers while training the dogs on controlled aggression. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristin English
The Air Force Reserve dates back to April 14, 1948. Retried Brig. Gen. Jimmy Stewart explains that teamwork is what makes the 67-year-old Air Force Reserve effective. DoD screen shot
Marines ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat to their objective during a certification exercise off the coast of Los Angeles, April 11, 2015. The Marines executed a simulated precision raid at the Port of Los Angeles to test their skills before deploying. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, center, is greeted by U.S. Lt. Gen. William Garrett, deputy commander, U.S. European Command as he arrives on Stuttgart Army Airfield in Stuttgart, Germany, April 16, 2015, to meet with leaders of U.S. European Command. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a five-day trip, meeting with U.S. troops in Colorado and Germany as well as combatant commanders and other senior leaders.
U.S. sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt practice firefighting techniques during a general quarters drill in the Red Sea, April 8, 2015. The carrier is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Liaghat
Soldiers move a simulated casualty from one building to another as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2015,. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marianique Santos
The DoD Warrior Games 2015 will feature eight sporting events with approximately 200 athletes representing teams from the Army, Navy Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. Adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning activities play a fundamental role in the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of our service members. The events of the DoD Warrior Games 2015 embody the spirit of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and celebrate the triumphs, personal courage and inspirational attitude of our wounded, ill and injured service members.
Air Force Rabbi (Maj.) Sarah Schechter reads from the Torah while the honor guard escorts the casket containing the remains of Capt. Richard D. Chorlins into the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., April 14, 2015. Chorlins was killed in Vietnam in January 1970. His remains were transferred to the academy in a dignified arrival ceremony for burial in the Academy Cemetery April 14, 2015. Schechter is a Cadet Chapel Jewish chaplain. U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan
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.
One of two surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raiders will present the Raiders' Congressional Gold Medal to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony April 18, the 73rd anniversary of the famed World War II air raid on Japan.
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Being the best at whatever she does is nothing new for Army Sgt. 1st Class Chylciale M. Washington.
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter helped unveil the official portrait of Leon Panetta, 23rd secretary of defense, during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
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The Defense Department’s partnership with the PGA Tour organization of professional golfers is a means of giving back to not only the military, but also to America, the Pentagon’s top senior enlisted leader said.
DoD News will continue producing and airing current military news and information for distribution on the American Forces Network and through the Internet at Defense.gov, both live and on demand.
A well-established program provides resources to help parents understand the critical first three years of a child’s life and brings child care experts right into military families’ homes.
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