Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked a senior noncommissioned officer for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members who were behaving unethically online. Story
Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced. Story
An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa, seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Story | Special
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Strother proposes to Brittney Apperson during a homecoming ceremony for the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts in Mayport, Fla., Dec. 15, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Wiss
Coast Guard members conduct flare training on Plum Island, Mass., Dec. 15, 2014. The Coast Guardsmen are assigned to the Coast Guard Sector Boston, Coast Guard Station Merrimack River and the First Coast Guard District. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, second from right, meets with Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko, second from left, to discuss matters of mutual importance at the Pentagon, Dec. 16, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Seventy years ago, beginning Dec. 16, 1944, the German army launched its last-ditch effort to thwart allied efforts in a conflict that would be dubbed the "Battle of the Bulge," and would be the Axis powers' final counteroffensive of World War II. The ensuing battle, fought over an 80-mile stretch, from Belgium to Luxembourg, would last close to 40 days and result in an Allied victory.
A soldier looks through binoculars at a simulated enemy target before calling in an airstrike during the evaluation phase of the Expert Infantryman Badge test at the Rosepine Training Site, Fort Polk, La., Dec. 8, 2014. The soldier is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Edge
U.S. Marines exit from a CH-53E Super Stallion on the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Dec. 12, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan
Coast Guardsmen fast rope on to the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores off the coast of Miami, Dec. 16, 2014. The team is assigned to the Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these are the deployment of up to 4,000 men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.
Air Force Col. Robert A. Meyer Jr. addresses New Jersey Air National Guard airmen during a commander’s call on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Dec. 14, 2014. Meyer is the 108th Wing commander. New Jersey Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
Gail McCabe reports on how U.S. soldiers are helping Afghan soldiers develop stronger fighting skills in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. 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.
Military working dog handler Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez and his canine partner, Ivan, enjoy a close working relationship as they perform a multitude of missions together.
The Office of Personnel Management explained its 2015 Washington metro area operating status dismissal and closure procedures and announced a leave and telework policy change.
A deadline extension means friends, families and mentors still have time to nominate children of military families for Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year awards program.
A new program provides an opportunity for qualified enlisted members to complete preparatory coursework for their medical school application while maintaining active-duty status.