Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, is scheduled to speak today at the Military Child Education Coalition's 2015 National Training Seminar. Check back at 4:30 p.m. EDT to watch a playback of his remarks and other coverage of the event. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked military children for their sacrifices and championed a family-focused approach to educational pathways for them and their service member parents. Story | Speech | Special
Five students had the chance to ask Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and his wife, Deanie, questions on a variety of topics during the Military Child Education Coalition 17th National Training Seminar. Story | Special
The Marine Corps declared that a squadron of 10 F-35B Lightning II aircraft is ready for worldwide deployment. Story | Statement
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, meet with military children at the Military Child Education Coalition's national training seminar in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2015. The Carters spoke with the children about the hardships of having parents in the military. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, is scheduled to deliver remarks today at the closing session of the Military Child Education Coalition's 2015 National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C. Check back at 4:30 p.m. EDT to watch a playback of his remarks and other coverage of the event.
U.S. paratroopers load an M119A2 howitzer to support British army units during exercise Wessex Storm at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 28, 2015. The paratroopers are assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, take questions from five teenage students during the opening session of the Military Child Education Coalition's national training seminar in Washington, D.C., July 30, 2015. The students came from Texas, Colorado, Washington and Florida. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
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."
An MV-22 Osprey lands during a training exercise to recover personnel in Southwest Asia, July 28, 2015. The 185th Theater Aviation Brigade conducts interoperability training missions to enhance capabilities between U.S. Army aviation and other U.S. military forces. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Army Sgt. Michael Needham
U.S. sailors perform a rope-suspension technique from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 during a drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee in the Pacific Ocean, July 28, 2015. The sailors, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5, are embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Clemente A. Lynch
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.
Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command practice Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques to help overcome obstacles during an Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 17, 2015 DoD screen shot
Navy Seaman Christopher Appel exercises in the hangar bay aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, July 29, 2015. Appel is an electrician’s mate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley
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.
U.S. sailors and nongovernmental organization volunteers assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort perform dental procedures on patients at a medical site established at a grammar school to support Continuing Promise 2015 in Roseau, Dominica, July 28, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Paumen
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Two U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons lead a mixed formation including a Bulgarian air force MiG-29 Fulcrum and MiG-21 Fishbed during Thracian Star 2015 over Bulgaria, July 20, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley
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.
Ponies arrive on Chincoteague Island after swimming from Assateague Island during the 90th Pony Swim on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, July 29, 2015. Crew members from U.S. Coast Guard Station Chincoteague enforced the safety zone where thousands of spectators gathered for the event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn
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.
South Korea-deployed Army 1st Lt. Laura Hinton uses her expertise in CrossFit exercise to help soldiers stay fit.
During meetings with Canada’s surgeon general, Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said it is in the interests of both nations to continue to work together to improve the overall health and state-of-readiness of the respective forces.
In a culmination of a more than two-year effort, the Defense Department awarded Leidos, Inc. a $4.3 billion contract for health records modernization that will cover more than 9.5 million DoD beneficiaries and the care providers that support them.
DoD health care beneficiaries who carry commercial health insurance should remember to provide policy information to TRICARE providers, a Defense Health Agency program analyst said.
Four DoD civilian employees received the Judith C. Gilliom Award in recognition of their contributions to their organizations at a DoD-hosted ceremony at the National Youth Transitions Center.
The active-duty Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded fiscal year-to-date 2015 accession goals through May 2015, Defense Department officials announced.
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Military families face the challenges of deployments and frequent moves and the impact they have on their children’s morale and education. One military family shares their story.
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National Guardsmen are ramping up their role in the nation’s escalating cybersecurity fight, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.
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