Sequestration isn’t the law of the land because it makes sense, it’s the law because of political gridlock, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified. Story | Special
As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations said. Story | Special
While Afghanistan remains a dangerous place with many challenges ahead, it’s unlikely the Taliban have the ability to best Afghan forces on the battlefield or topple the government, the top U.S. general in the country said. Story
The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff led a USO celebrity tour aboard the USS Carl Vinson to bring a piece of America to thousands of deployed sailors.
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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
The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $534 billion protects America today, while positioning the U.S. military to face the threats of tomorrow. The budget funds ongoing strategic priorities including the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and sustaining a global approach to countering violent extremists.
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 Defense Department supports the continuing education and empowerment of military women as they risk their lives to protect our nation. This Defense.gov special report takes a closer look at the contributions of women in the U.S. armed forces as they continue to lead our nation's defense into the future.
Navy Seaman Morgan Pilgreen, an operations specialist serving aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Jason Dunham, said she enjoys learning sailor's skills such as ship maintenance and firefighting.
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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The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged service members and their families to make informed investment decisions to ensure financial readiness both during and after their service commitments.
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