DoD will capitalize on being a learning and growing organization as it takes new data and forms new policies to combat sexual assault, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Story | Report | Summary | Memo | Factsheet | Transcript | Special
A nonprofit organization geared toward helping military families -- especially expectant mothers whose spouses are often away fulfilling their duties – got a boost from the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a special event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Story
President Barack Obama has submitted the recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to Congress. Story
U.S. Marine V-22 Ospreys fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3, 2015. The Marines brought tools and equipment to respond to the Nepalese government's request for help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, April 25. The Marines are assigned to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch
Defense Secretary Ash Carter discusses the release of the Defense Department's Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military during a news conference at the Pentagon, May 1, 2015. Carter also announced directives to further strengthen the department's sexual assault prevention and response program. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
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.
Army Sgt. Kyle Pecus participates in the 1st Armored Division Artillery’s “Roar” Against Sexual Assault, an event on Fort Bliss, Texas, April 30, 2015. Pecus is a motorcycle rider assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maricris C. Cosejo
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses military mothers during an Operation Shower event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., May 3, 2015. The nonprofit organization hosts baby showers for military families. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, describes the progress Afghan leaders and security forces are making there. DoD screen shot
U.S. soldiers pull into the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, May 1, 2015, to prepare for an upcoming live-fire exercise. U.S. and Lithuanian soldiers plan to train together as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing exercise U.S. and NATO partners conduct in Europe. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery
Army Green Berets jump from a C-130H3 Hercules aircraft during Emerald Warrior on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 22, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia
U.S. Army Spc. Leandro Gomez fires an M777A2 howitzer during a live-fire exercise on the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, April 30, 2015. Gomez is a paratrooper assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
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.
Marine Pfc. Jesse Owings posts security during a patrol to identify improvised explosive devices on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. Owings is a rifleman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson
U.S. airmen discuss the MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft and its service since the 1970s on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The airmen are assigned to the 18th Wing. Air Force personnel retired the last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces in April. DoD screen shot
Airmen perform fast-rope training from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 21, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron. New Jersey National Guard photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Joshua Sager salutes from the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft before taking off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, April 28, 2015. Sager is the outgoing commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 11. U.S. Navy photo Seaman Anna Van Nuys
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.
Air Force Maj. Tyler Ellison administers the oath of enlistment to Florida's newest airmen during an air show in Lakeland, Fla.. April, 25, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
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.
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.
Oregon Army National Guard Pfc. Chelsea Fudge is a busy young woman. The 19-year-old full-time student at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, also works four part-time jobs.
U.S. military forces responded in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal and continue to develop plans to support the U.S. assistance efforts.
Army Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, describes the progress Afghan leaders and security forces are making there.
Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove’s friend and fraternity brother, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presented the award to Breedlove, who is now NATO's supreme commander in Europe.
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Posturing for defense, assured access for space and space situational awareness are the three areas the Air Force plans to target, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said.
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This summer the National Guard will stand up 11 new cyber teams, seven for the Army component and four for the Air Guard.
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