Since Sept. 2014, when U.S. Army Africa leadership arrived in Liberia to help contain the historic outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the United States is transitioning its contributions to civilian and nongovernmental organizations there as the World Health Organization reports a drop in confirmed cases. Story | Special
The 101st Airborne Division cased its colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center in Liberia, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command United Assistance. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed regional security interests and bilateral issues with senior leaders from the African nation of Djibouti during a meeting at the Pentagon. Story | Statement
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these were the deployment of men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, right, commander of Joint Forces Command United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Nowak, left, senior enlisted advisor for the command and division, case their unit colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. U.S Army photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2015. James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III met with the House members to discuss the Air Force's fiscal year 2016 budget request. U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
Marine Corps Sgt. Travis Bell scans for threats from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015. Bell is a door gunner assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, center left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hits a volleyball during a match between senior leaders and a U.S. Special Operations Command wounded warrior team on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Brian J. Wagner
U.S. soldiers clear a building during a combined situational exercise with Polish land forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve at the Drawsko Pomorskie training area in Poland, Feb. 25, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Ferris signals to an AH-64 Apache helicopter during deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2015. Ferris is a boatswain's mate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Austin
A U.S. soldier salutes his fellow soldiers while jumping from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Marines board MV-22 Ospreys before they take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald Gutridge
A Navy sailor directs a landing craft air cushion onto the beach during an offload from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
The nation's top defense leaders are urging Congress to move now to prevent major, across-the-board spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect Oct 1, 2015.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard L. Johnson enjoyed support from family and friends as he endured rigorous treatment and side effects, including hair loss and migraines, to beat cancer.
Louis Gilbert creates handmade, lifelike prosthetic eyes in the dental laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Members of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team visited Arlington National Cemetery to show support for an Army widow and pay homage to thousands of military members buried throughout the hallowed grounds.
U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers conducted the largest U.S. airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade to hone their skills in Arctic airborne and mobility operations.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Multicultural Committee hosted a celebration featuring musical performances and poetry reading to honor the innumerable contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
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The Defense Department is seeking ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public –- anyone, really –- to boost its ability against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily.
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