Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani to thank him for his long-term support and to discuss the upcoming major events in the U.S.-Japan alliance. Story
It's paramount that the U.S. military maintains its technological edge in the future, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Frank Kendall told civilians and service members at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with students, faculty and leaders at Syracuse University in New York, describing his vision and plans for building the “Force of the Future.” Story | Video | Photos | Special
The Defense Department takes pride in its readiness to defend the nation against military threats, and also in its role as a partner in emergency and disaster response, a DoD official said. Story | Special
To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child. Story | Special
Military children make up a very special part of our nation's population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents through moves and deployments. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child.
Green smoke envelops Marines during a nonlethal weapons training exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2015. The Marines are assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Detz III fires a tracer round from an M240B during a live-fire training exercise in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, March 24, 2015. The Marines, stationed on Moron Air Base in southern Spain, conducted several training missions to maintain their infantryman skills. Detz is a machine gunner assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza
Army Secretary John McHugh speaks at an Army ceremony at the Pentagon, March 31, 2015, to mark the start of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, which runs through April. "There are measurable steps in the right direction, particularly in the last two years," McHugh said, adding: "We've got a long, long way to go." U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill
Navy Chief Petty Officer Alexander Thomas shuffles across an obstacle during the 2015 Goat Locker Challenge on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Va., March 30, 2015. The event commemorates the 122nd birthday of the rank of chief petty officer in the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Danian C. Douglas
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. John Hall looks down the sights of an AT-4 during a live-fire training exercise in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, March 24, 2015. U.S. Marines conducted a live-fire training exercise on the Spanish facility to maintain infantryman skills. Hall is a rifleman assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza
The Defense Department is working with FEMA to bolster U.S. preparedness for hazards of all types to strengthen our collective security, resilience and readiness.
Jasmine Perry, Chasity Kuczer and Laurel Cox compete in the first women’s archery category in Warrior Games history during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 31, 2015. The event will determine who will compete in the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 in June. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
U.S. Navy Seaman Brett Holland and Petty Officer 2nd Class Michealyn Alfaro direct an MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter as it touches down on the USS John C. Stennis during carrier qualifications in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2015. Holland is an aviation machinist's mate airman and Alfaro is an aviation electronics technician. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is kicking off a national discussion on building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
In honor of Women's History Month, Yesterday's Air Force celebrates Betty Tackaberry Blake, an Air Force original and one of the greatest sources of inspiration for women in the military. DoD screen shot
Air Force Senior Airman Julie Breault said the desire to serve in the military was instilled in her at a young age.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department office, has selected 150 employers as semifinalists for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, ESGR officials said in a news release.
ThanksUSA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to thanking America's troops through the gift of education, is inviting children and spouses of America's armed forces to apply for its post-secondary education scholarships.
One person and five teams have received awards from the Defense Standardization Program Office for outstanding achievements in 2014.
The Hawaii Air National Guard hosted more than 1,000 service members and 45 aircraft from seven states at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the year’s second Sentry Aloha, a large-force combat aircraft exercise.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling a new program to boost U.S. air superiority by separating payloads such as weapons and sensors from the main air platform, and using open-system architectures to seamlessly integrate plug-and-fly modules into any kind of platform.
Story | Special