Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited U.S. and coalition troops in Irbil, Iraq, to give encouragement and offer insight regarding Kurdish peshmerga fighters and their efforts to thwart Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant insurgents. Story | Transcript | Special
The U.S. Defense Department and the United Kingdom’s Defense Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding that officials say signifies expanding international relationships while serving a valuable role in security cooperation. Story
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Story | Special
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, meets with Philip Dunne, left, British defense procurement minister, at the Pentagon, July 28, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during an air show as part of the 119th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 22, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Lan Kim
The Department of Defense has ordered a comprehensive review of DoD laboratory procedures, processes, and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax.
Army paratroopers descend toward Salerno drop zone during a mass tactical jump on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 24, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Robert West
Soldiers watch team members rappel from a 100-foot tower during a sapper leader course on Camp San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., July 19, 2015. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 374th Engineer Company, which is grading its soldiers to determine who will earn a spot to attend a sapper leader course on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret
U.S. Air Force Maj. Melanie Englert shows a Latvian orphan her camera during the reconstruction of the Naujenu Orphanage near Daugavpils, Latvia, July 20, 2015. Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Civil Engineer Squadron were participating in a humanitarian civic assistance project pairing units’ training requirements with humanitarian needs. Englert is a public affairs officer assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing. Missouri National Guard photo by Air Force Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Sailors work to secure Landing Craft Utility 1617 inside the well deck of the USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, July 23, 2015. The Boxer is underway conducting routine training exercises and maintenance in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Monford
Air Force Master Sgt. Johnathan Chambers and other firefighters battle flames from a simulated aircraft fire at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena County, Mich., July 22, 2015. The firefighters are assigned to the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing. Indiana National Guard photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Bush
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the seventh annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
Marines from the national capital region salute during the playing of the national anthem at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2015. The Washington Nationals hosted a Marine Corps Day to honor Marines who serve or have served in the past. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Terry Brady
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U.S. and Singapore navy ships and submarines gather in formation during the underway phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015 in the South China Sea, July 21, 2015. CARAT is an annual exercise series involving the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Bishop
Defense Secretary Ash Carter seeks to strengthen and modernize alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century defense and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Army Sgt. Maj. Kristie Brady, selected as the next command sergeant major of the 112th Special Operations Signal Battalion, knew from a young age that she wanted to serve in the military like her father had.
The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said defeating violent extremists requires continued military, diplomatic and informational pressure.
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A group of U.S. soldiers spent four days in July marching with rucksacks through Dutch countryside and villages with thousands of other participants in the 99th Four Days Marches, touted as the world's largest walking event.
The San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a report from the American College of Surgeons.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities and adaptive programs help service members on the road to recovery.