President Barack Obama today saluted the service and sacrifices of America’s military members -- past and present -- and proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace." Story | Proclamation
Vice President Joe Biden delivered commencement remarks to the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2015. Video
Army Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols will assume duties as director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office effective June 8, according to a Defense Department news release. Story | Statement | Special
The U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia's security situation, and counterterrorism assistance were topics of discussion when Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi met at the Pentagon. Story | Photos
Defense Secretary Ash Carter leaves a challenge coin at the gravesite of Army Spc. Christopher David Horton at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 22, 2015. Carter and his family members are friends with Horton's mother. Cemetery visitors often leave small rocks or personal markers on graves to let family members know they visited their loved ones. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a flyover during a graduation and commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2015 in Annapolis, Md., May 22, 2015. In this year’s class, 1,070 men and women, including 790 Navy ensigns and 264 Marine Corps second lieutenants, graduated. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Anthony Koch
Vice President Joe Biden delivers the commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 22, 2015. DoD screen shot
A soldier places a small American flag into the ground in front of a headstone during “Flags In” at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 21, 2015. During the annual tradition before Memorial Day, soldiers assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” place small American flags next to 228,000 headstones. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock
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.
An M2 Bradley vehicle crewman signals for movement to soldiers during a joint gunnery in Adazi, Latvia, May 21, 2015. The Bradley crewman is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Infantry Battalion, Latvian Land Forces Infantry Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher
A paratrooper crawls under barbed wire as part of a team competition during All-American Week on Fort Bragg, N.C., May 19, 2015. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. Seventeen teams from across the division negotiated nine obstacles in a race against the clock to determine the fastest team for All-American Week. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
The Defense Department announced the next unit rotation as the U.S. continues to demonstrate its commitment to reassuring NATO allies.
A U.S. Army soldier prepares to land after during a qualification jump near Malmsheim, Germany, May 19, 2015. The solider is assigned to Special Operations Command Europe. U.S. Army photo by Martin Greeson
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov’s special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., provides a focal point for Memorial Day observances. Before the holiday, members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” place American flags in front of more than 228,000 headstones during “Flags In,” an annual tradition at the cemetery. U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue
During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
For many motorcyclists, the coming of summer means it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather on two wheels.
Rigorous, realistic, yet safety-focused training courses are open to both U.S. service members and Asia-Pacific partners to strengthen trust, increase cultural awareness and foster teamwork among different militaries.
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U.S. military members and Asia-Pacific counterparts undergo jungle training to help strengthen trust and teamwork for future operations.
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The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
America’s defense companies and employees provide the capabilities, technologies, and services that underpin the nation’s global military power, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told industry representatives.
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Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said understanding the complexity of Africa is the biggest learning curve he's faced as commander.