Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the president’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Robert Neller as the next Marine Corps commandant and took reporters' questions during a news conference with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at the Pentagon. Watch the full event here. Video | Transcript | Photos | Special
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the new National Military Strategy takes into account increasing disorder in the world and the erosion of America’s comparative advantage. Story | Strategy | Photos | Special
Cyberspace and critical infrastructure operators and experts from more than 100 organizations spanning government, academia, industry and the international coalition joined forces for the annual Cyber Guard exercise. Video | Special
An Army reservist prepares for a route clearance mission at the Combat Support Training Exercise Center on Fort McCoy, Wis., June 19, 2015. They used a mine-detector vehicle, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle and a robot to ensure routes were clear of roadside bombs. The soldiers are assigned to the Army Reserve’s 323rd Engineering Clearance Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon, July 1, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army Capt. Luis Avila during a reception at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015. After the event, Carter attended the Marine Corps Sunset Parade nearby at the Iwo Jima Memorial. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
A Marine bugler plays taps during the Marine Corps Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015, where Defense Secretary Ash Carter was the guest of honor. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Ash Carter stands as the guest of honor during a pass and review at the Marine Corps Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tristan Bugayong practices pipe patching during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage in the Gulf of Aden, June 29, 2015. The Anchorage is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy
Army Pfc. Nick Day vaults over a beam at an obstacle course during the last leg of long range surveillance selection on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 24, 2015. On the final day of selection, candidates also completed a 20-kilometer ruck march and a written exam. Day is an infantryman assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, second from right, meets with Icelandic Foreign Affairs Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, second from left, to discuss matters of importance at the Pentagon, July 1, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
U.S. sailors reel in a fuel hose line aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage during replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear in the Gulf of Aden, June 28, 2015.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Liam Kennedy
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.
U.S. Marines look at the sunset as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima transits through the Suez Canal, Egypt, June 22, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is deployed on the USS Iwo Jima and the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group to support U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis
President Barack Obama urged Americans to recognize every spouse, parent, sibling, child, and loved one who stands with our service members. Obama said "we affirm our solemn vow to serve these families as well as they serve us."
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Ellis inspects a EA-18G Growler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, June 27, 2015. The carrier is underway off the coast of Southern California.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Hendrix
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.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Cramer, a munitions systems technician with the 57th Maintenance Squadron, has loved bowling since he was a boy.
Many of the unidentified remains of service members who died on the USS Oklahoma, which capsized during the attack on Pearl Harbor, are being analyzed for identification through a Defense Department-authorized effort.
Eric Fanning spoke to Defense Intelligence Agency employees about the immense changes he’s seen in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender environment at the Defense Department over the past 20 years.
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The historic ship in San Diego hosted a naturalization ceremony for 50 sailors and Marines ahead of the Independence Day holiday.
The Army is looking at ways to make its ROTC program more representative of the nation, the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command said.
U.S. personnel airlifted six injured people, including an 18-month-old, from a small Papua New Guinean island to the hospital ship for medical care.