U.S. military forces and partner nations, including Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight. Video
Russia’s continuing aggression in Ukraine, vulnerabilities posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other threats were among the chief topics in meetings with NATO’s chiefs of defense in Lithuania, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story | Special
Officials from the Defense Department, U.S. Strategic Command and three allied nations signed a memorandum of understanding on combined space operations to strengthen deterrence, enhance resilience and optimize resources. Story
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Minister of Defense Colonel General Sedki Sobhy, confirming the U.S. intends to deliver 10 AH-64 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support their counterterrorism efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story | Statement
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tanner Elliot scans his sector using his rifle combat optic during a security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2014. Elliot is a rifleman assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Malcolm Jeffcoat receives his cover on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during a chief pinning ceremony in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2014. Twenty-four sailors aboard the Nimitz were pinned to the rank of chief petty officer. Jeffcoat is a logistics specialist. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelly M. Agee
U.S. Marines make their way to a compound held by members of the Guam Army National Guard, who are acting as an opposing force during the island seizure portion of the Valiant Shield 2014 exercise on Tinian’s North Field, Guam, Sept. 20, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. D. A. Walters
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 102 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during Valiant Shield 2014 in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 17, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, right, presents the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals to Ben Tran, left, and Sean Young, center, for their work in the field of national security and international affairs at the Sammie Awards national gala in Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
A soldier observes a section of the Rio Grande River at sunset in support of Operation Strong Safety, Sept. 11, 2014. The soldier is assigned to the Texas Army National Guard's 36th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Randall Stillinger
In the third installment of a four-part DoD News series, a sailor discusses the decisive moment that turned him back from the brink of suicide. After a crucial intervention, he began a slow road to recovery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
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U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Baker uses binoculars to scan his sector for potential threats in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2014. Baker is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Air Assault. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Steven Cope
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Indian Secretary of Defense Production G. Mohan Kumar as he arrives at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., for a meeting, Sept. 22, 2014. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. National Preparedness Month, observed every September, serves as a reminder that everyone must take action to prepare for the types of emergencies that can affect each of us.
Combat veteran Grayson Wilson participates in a recent workout with the Pugilistic Offensive Warrior Tactics Program. Based in San Diego, the organization uses a combination of mixed martial arts and yoga to help veterans heal in mind, body and spirit. DoD screen shot
Each year the nation sets aside Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to recognize the heritage and cultural diversity that Hispanic Americans have contributed to our country. In this special report in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Defense Department celebrates the strength, pride and honor throughout the history of Hispanics' service in our nation's military.
Navy Lt. Kacee Jossis, a “shooter” aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington, verifies pre-flight checks and ensures everyone on the flight deck is in position for flight operations.
Two Defense Department C-130 aircraft and a California Air National Guard unit will be assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in California.
U.S. Southern Command hosted defense and public security ministers from Colombia and Central America and defense leaders from Mexico for a discussion on regional security.
Every suicide in the force is tragic, a top National Guard leader said, and the number of these deaths needs to be reduced to zero.
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Of the signature wounds of the past 13 years of war, limb amputations affect service members most directly, while psychological health issues can have different challenges.
The Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced that three companies will commission biorefineries to produce biofuels for the military and the private sector.
Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.
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