Defense Secretary Ash Carter is visiting Fort Drum, N.Y., today to speak with soldiers and their families about ways the military can retain its best people and their battle-tested skills. Watch the event live at 3:25 p.m. at www.defense.gov/live. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the high school he attended in Abington, Pennsylvania, to speak with students whose generation, he said, represents the future of national security. Story | Special
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he had "important and very productive conversations" with South Korean military officials, including the topic of integrated air and missile defense to deter North Korean aggression. Story | Special | Photos
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks to students at his high school alma mater, Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pa., March 30, 2015. Carter spoke about building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century. DoD screen shot
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.
Marines attending the infantry officers course conduct fast rope training in preparation for Talon Reach during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course on Auxiliary Airfield 2 near Yuma, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The training is hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One cadre, and provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves
Army Pfc. Chantel Church low crawls under a barbed wire obstacle during battle drills at the military operations in urban terrain training site at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 20, 2015. Church is a military police officers assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 328th Military Police Company. New Jersey Army National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
Army Staff Sgt. Monica Martinez awaits the starting call for her victory ride in the women’s hand cycle event during the Army Trials for the 2015 DoD Warrior Games on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 29, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Soldiers and airmen position a M109A6 Paladin to be loaded onto a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft during a air movement at Biggs Army Airfield on Fort Bliss, Texas, March 28, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. George Gutierrez
Air Force Capt. Christopher Scheibler, Thunderbird 9, interacts with fans during the Thunder on the Bay Air Show on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 28, 2015.
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Erick Lizarraga entertains local youths at South Tinh Phong primary school during an engineering project in the Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, March 26, 2015. Efforts undertaken during Operation Pacific Angel 2015 help multilateral militaries in the Pacific improve and build relationships across a wide spectrum of civic operations, bolstering each nation's capacity to respond and support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tong Duong
Traumatic brain injury is one of the invisible wounds of war and one of the signature injuries of troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. This Defense.gov special report highlights the Defense Department's efforts to care for wounded warriors suffering from this condition while promoting research to improve diagnosis and treatment.
The Thunderbirds Solo pilots perform the Opposing Knife-Edge Hit maneuver during the Thunder on the Bay Air Show on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 28, 2015. U .S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
Air Force Lt. Col. Raymond Millero Jr., who flew his 3,000th hour in the seat of his fighter jet, is the 260th F-16 pilot to achieve this milestone.
At an awards dinner, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff partnered with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to salute the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients.
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The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said.
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Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, joined with the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in honoring celebrity volunteers who have served America’s troops.
Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, and served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.
Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, discussed the transition from growing up in Hawaii to working on Capitol Hill and now at the Pentagon, each experiences she said helped her understand and leverage diversity.
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