President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke in separate meetings with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who said she came to the United States to thank the U.S. government and the American people for helping Liberia fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Story | Photos | Video | Special
Any operation in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant must be led and manned by Iraqis, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Story | Transcript | Special
The Air Force is requesting $10 billion above what sequestration-level funding provides in order to support its global responsibilities, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told members of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee. Story | Special
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Story
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an honor cordon for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2015. The two leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these were the deployment of men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, right, commander of Joint Forces Command United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Nowak, left, senior enlisted advisor for the command and division, case their unit colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. U.S Army photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2015. James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III met with the House members to discuss the Air Force's fiscal year 2016 budget request. U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with students and spouses attending a Capstone course at the National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Feb., 27, 2015. The six-week course aims to make students more effective in planning and employing U.S. forces in joint and combined operations. The course also is mandatory for senior officers in the U.S. military. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
Marine Corps Sgt. Travis Bell scans for threats from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015. Bell is a door gunner assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, center left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hits a volleyball during a match between senior leaders and a U.S. Special Operations Command wounded warrior team on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Brian J. Wagner
U.S. soldiers clear a building during a combined situational exercise with Polish land forces as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve at the Drawsko Pomorskie training area in Poland, Feb. 25, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Ferris signals to an AH-64 Apache helicopter during deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 24, 2015. Ferris is a boatswain's mate. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Austin
A U.S. soldier salutes his fellow soldiers while jumping from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Marines board MV-22 Ospreys before they take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald Gutridge
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.
A Navy sailor directs a landing craft air cushion onto the beach during an offload from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus
The nation's top defense leaders are urging Congress to move now to prevent major, across-the-board spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect Oct 1, 2015.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard L. Johnson enjoyed support from family and friends as he endured rigorous treatment and side effects, including hair loss and migraines, to beat cancer.
Richard O. Wightman Jr., principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, presented awards to the top unit in each reserve component for outstanding programs that support unit missions and family readiness during a Pentagon ceremony.
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The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged service members and their families to make informed investment decisions to ensure financial readiness both during and after their service commitments.
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Louis Gilbert creates handmade, lifelike prosthetic eyes in the dental laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers conducted the largest U.S. airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade to hone their skills in Arctic airborne and mobility operations.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Multicultural Committee hosted a celebration featuring musical performances and poetry reading to honor the innumerable contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
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