The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, the teams preparing to square off Feb. 1 in Super Bowl XLIX, shared their appreciation for U.S. service members. Story
The National Guard was deployed as part of a coordinated New York State response to a severe winter storm, as states of emergency also were declared in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Story | Photos
Sequestration is "absolutely crazy," will hurt national security and make it impossible for the United States to meet its global commitments, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story | Special
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University. Story
Airmen prepare for ramp operations and snow removal on the eve of a winter storm on Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2015. New York National Guard photo by Michael OHalloran
Air Force Tech, Sgt. Mirando stacks cots for transport to support National Guardsmen responding to a major snowstorm at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2015. Mirando is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, which is working with soldiers assigned to the 69th Infantry’s Winter Storm Juno Initial Response Force. New York Air National Guard photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Cheran Cambridge
Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Joshua T. Turello, left, and Robert J. Young wait their turn to fire down range during a course on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015. Turello and Young are motor transportation operators assigned to Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
Navy Lt. j.g. Lisa Schmidt stands watch in the combat information center aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman, Jan. 22, 2015. The Forrest Sherman is training with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to prepare for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor N. Stinson
A soldier gives his partner the hand signal to descend during scuba recertification training in a pool on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 20, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak
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.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Losacano fires an M4 carbine during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Jan. 24, 2015. Losacano is a radio operator assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan Molik prepares to melt snow to make drinking water for his fellow Marines during a training exercise on the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015. Molik is assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
Roger Brigner, a retired aircraft mechanic, discusses his love affair with the Memphis Belle and the legacy their relationship will leave behind. The Memphis Belle is undergoing restoration on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. DoD screen shot
U.S. Navy Chief Edward Zapanta directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 24, 2015. The Stennis is training to prepare for future deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher Frost
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 American Forces Press Services' special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Sgt. Latoya Sharp, a physical therapy technician, employs her compassion to aid injured soldiers to regain their strength.
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. joined a group of more than 300 who gathered for the presentation of the French Legion of Honor to 34 World War II Nisei veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of Japan's Joint Staff as part of the Japanese chief of defense visit to Washington, D.C. Battaglia is scheduled to visit Japan in February.
Air Force F-16 fighter jets are engaged in a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece, Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
Suicides among active duty members of the U.S. military decreased in 2013 from the previous year, while those among the reserve components were slightly higher, according to a Defense Department report.
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