The Senate confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter swore him into office during a Pentagon ceremony. Story | Photos | Statement
California National Guard soldiers and airmen and Air Force reservists are assisting first responders in fighting ongoing wildfires in Northern California, the Pentagon’s press operations chief said in a briefing. Story | Photos
U.S. and coalition military forces continue 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
U.S sailors run after setting the chocks and chains for an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland in the Timor Sea, July 28, 2015. The Ashland, assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is patrolling in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cox
A soldier fires an M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun during Operation River Assault at a gun range on Fort Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 2, 2015. The training exercise involves Army engineers and other support elements to create a modular bridge on the water across the Arkansas River. The soldier is a member of the Army Reserve. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
U.S. Marines and Navy SEALs debrief during a joint visit, board, search and seizure exercise as part of composite training in the Atlantic Ocean, July 20, 2015. The Marines, assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and sailors assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are participating in the exercise to prepare for deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility this fall. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
A U.S. Marine provides security for his team and Navy SEALs while conducting a joint visit, board, search and seizure exercise during a composite training exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 20, 2015. The Marines, assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and sailors assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are participating in the exercise to prepare for deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility this fall. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the seventh annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
A U.S. soldier participates in the squat event during the weightlifting competition at the Rock Fitness Center on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 18, 2015.The service members competed in the squat, deadlift and bench press events during the weightlifting competition. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.
U.S. Navy Cmdr. William Cavill examines a child before her surgery aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort during Continuing Promise 2015 in Roseau, Dominica, Aug. 3, 2015. The medical care is part of Continuing Promise, a civil-military effort that includes humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support. Cavill is an anesthesiologist assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola Fla. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lance Hartung
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Marines march during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2015. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the parade's guest of honor, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., confirmed by the Senate as the next Joint Chiefs chairman, hosted the event. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell
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A Marine veteran, left, speaks to Marine Corps Capt. Jason T. Smith on Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Aug. 4, 2015. Veterans of the 4th Marine Division and their families visited the area for a final muster, which included visits to the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, new equipment demonstrations, community tours and a deactivation ceremony for the unit. Smith is an air officer with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
The Department of Defense has ordered a comprehensive review of DoD laboratory procedures, processes, and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax.
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer recently completed a triathlon-length swim and saved the lives of four fishermen.
The active-duty Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force met or exceeded their fiscal year-to-date 2015 accession goals through June 2015, Defense Department officials announced.
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More than 2,500 people attended a ceremony to commission the Navy's newest fast attack submarine, named after former U.S. Sen. John Warner, a World War II and Korean War veteran and the 61st Navy secretary.
Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Defense Department, according to officials taking part in Black Dart 2015.
During meetings with Canada’s surgeon general, Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said it is in the interests of both nations to continue to work together to improve the overall health and state-of-readiness of the respective forces.