President Barack Obama said he will continue working to build additional support for a coalition to confront the threat posed by ISIL terrorists. Story | Statement
President Barack Obama and Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Staff, discussed airstrikes against ISIL by U.S. forces and several partner nations from the Middle East. Video
Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby talks in depth with DoD News about airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Video
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel fully supports changes to U.S. antipersonnel landmine policy announced by President Barack Obama. Story
Army Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr., director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes the airstrikes U.S. and coalition forces conducted on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Sept. 23, 2014. DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
A video, presented during a briefing at the Pentagon, Sept. 23, 2014, shows a U.S. airstrike on a target in Syria. DoD screen shot
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meet in Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 22, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Croatian Gen. Drago Lovric, chief of Croatia's general staff, salute during a ceremony at the Zagreb Airport in Croatia, Sept. 21, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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
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. 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
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
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
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.
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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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.
An Air Force senior airman is pursuing the same career in the same branch of the service as her father.
Several simultaneous challenges have impacted the Defense Department’s vehicle shipping program, a Transcom official said.
The Army and Air Force partnered with the Defense Information Systems Agency to achieve security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio.
Two Defense Department C-130 aircraft and a California Air National Guard unit will be assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in California.
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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U.S. Southern Command hosted defense and public security officials from Colombia, Central America and Mexico to discuss regional security.
Since 1968, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.
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