U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting. Story
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson said the Defense Department is doing everything it can to protect troops deployed to West Africa. Video | Special
U.S. military forces continued to attack terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with six airstrikes in Syria and 12 in Iraq. Story | Special
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Oct. 24, 2014. Scaparrotti answered questions about military relations with South Korea and other topics. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Navy Seaman Benjamin Padilla observes the cargo deck of a landing craft air cushion during joint exercise Pacific Horizon 2015, on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014. Padilla is a gas-turbine systems technician assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jonathan Nelson
Marines jump out of a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft during airborne sustainment training over Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey, right, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, participate in a maneuvering exercise, Oct. 23, 2014. The ships are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle takes flight during exercise Vigilant Shield 15 from 5 Wing Goose Bay Air Base, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 23, 2014. Vigilant Shield is a bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise which provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro
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.
U.S. Navy Seaman Janaya Johnson fires a 9 mm pistol during small arms training on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin, Oct. 22, 2014. The Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Declan Barnes
Coast Guardsmen demonstrate tactical small boat evolution in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, Oct. 23, 2014. The crew members are assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety Security Team Honolulu. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
For the first time since returning from Afghanistan, the Army's 25th Infantry Division, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conducted a brigade walk and shoot. The exercise helps soldiers develop capabilities to better integrate indirect fire support assets. DoD screen shot
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ethan Rodgers sketches a range card during the Expert Infantryman Badge qualification on the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Rodgers is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
U.S. Cyber Command, the services, and U.S. partners and allies are working together to make cyberspace a suitable place for military command and control. For the Defense Department, the focus for security in cyberspace includes the full spectrum of 21st century operations.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Corps because of his grandfather.
The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine, the North Dakota, on Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.
Walk through the Pentagon and you’re bound to come across highly skilled military or civilian employees with disabilities -- including the Defense Department’s director of disability programs, who has been legally blind since age 16.
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Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, toured the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, thanking wounded service members and caregivers for their service and sacrifice.
America’s game honored America’s best as Major League Baseball dedicated the first game of the World Series to America’s veterans.
Immunization at a young age against the human papilloma virus can protect those who are typically infected in the United States –- military- or college-age young adults –- from cancer.
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