In his weekly address, President Barack Obama discussed the strategy of his “targeted, relentless counterterrorism campaign against ISIL that combines American air power, contributions from allies and partners, and more support to forces that are fighting these terrorists on the ground.” Story
President Barack Obama is slated to visit U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he'll receive a briefing from his top commanders, and thank the men and women who will partner with others to carry out the counterterror strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL. Story
Visitors and special guests watched as members of the U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), with the help of War of 1812 re-enactors, hoisted a 15-star, 15-stripe, full-size replica Star-Spangled Banner flag over Fort McHenry in Baltimore at the “By Dawn’s Early Light” flag-raising ceremony. Story
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to London to cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete in the 2014 Invictus Games. Story | Special
The Navy announced it has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski as the missing F/A-18C Hornet aviator and declared him presumed deceased. Story
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, second from right, and U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon of California, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, stand during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Levin and McKeon on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 12, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presents a medal to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Levin and U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon of California, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 12, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes the flag during the playing of the National Anthem before a USA Basketball Women's National Team intersquad exhibition game at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., Sept, 11, 2014. Military personnel and team members exchanged dog tags and commemorative coins during a halftime ceremony. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
Military personnel and members of the USA Basketball Women's National Team exchange dog tags and commemorative coins during halftime of the team's intersquad exhibition game at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., Sept. 11, 2014. Marine Corps Sgt. Major Bryan B. Battaglia, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted a 9/11 event during the game. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, third from left, meets with Norwegian State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo, third from right, at the Pentagon, Sept. 12, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
Marines take a combat diver course in Panama City, Fla., to effectively function as a dive team member to support operating forces. DoD screen shot
One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "Power of 1" campaign in observance of DoD Suicide Prevention Month, September 2014. Special
Operation Atlantic Resolve shows U.S. commitment to NATO allies and helps build collective security in Eastern Europe. DoD screen shot
The president authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq. He also authorized a humanitarian effort to save thousands of Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar from the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.
The memory of a fiery accident last December is still fresh for Army Staff Sgt. Jose Garcia.
Service members gathered in the Pentagon's courtyard for a first-of-its-kind commemoration where each repetition in their “workout of the day” was symbolic of the 9/11 tragedy.
Anyone who saw the American flag unfurled at the Pentagon on Sept. 12, 2001, knows how Francis Scott Key felt two centuries ago when he was inspired to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The DoD Inspector General operates a hotline that has been instrumental in changing policies, uncovering fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement and in helping the government save money. Those using it can identify themselves or remain anonymous.
The future of military medicine is evolving largely from the input of military families, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb, director, Defense Health Agency, said at the annual Warrior-Family Symposium here.
When families of Defense Department service members lose their loved ones to suicide or other deaths, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors provides support.
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Due to emotional and physical abuse as a child, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, an instructor at a joint command in Maryland, grew up with suicidal ideations and attempted suicide as early as age 9.
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