The Defense Department and a global coalition share the intent to deal the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant a lasting defeat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story | Photos | Special
In the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, there are risks in exercising patience or in taking action, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story | Photos | Special
During a news briefing at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama assured service members that they “are going to get paid” despite disagreements over the fiscal year 2016 defense budget. Story | Transcript | Special
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on strategy to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL, before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., July 7, 2015. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participated in the hearing. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
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 soldier runs through smoke after placing a simulated explosive charge on an objective during integrated brigade training on Fort Drum, N.Y., June 24, 2015. The soldier is assigned to the Maine Army National Guard's 251st Engineer Company. New York National Guard photo by Army Staff Sgt. Nathan Rivard
A U.S. soldier trains his working dog on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 4, 2015. The soldier is assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Boas
Defense Secretary Ash Carter seeks to strengthen and modernize alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century defense and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during Talisman Sabre 2015 in the Timor Sea, July 7, 2015. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 115. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro
Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.
Sailors and Marines from the San Diego area raise their right hand during the oath of citizenship aboard the aircraft carrier museum USS Midway in San Diego, July 1, 2015. About 50 sailors and Marines from 22 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens during the ceremony. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn
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 Defense.gov’s special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
A future cadet gets his first haircut at the U.S. Academy at West Point, N.Y., June 29, 2015. This year, almost 1,300 future cadets arrived at the academy on "R-day," also knows as "report day," which is typically the last Monday in June. After arriving, future cadets filed into Thayer Hall, where they were fitted for uniforms and processed into the academy. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the seventh annual Feds Feed Families campaign, which extends throughout the government. The Defense Department will play a vital role in the fight against hunger.
A self-proclaimed “map geek” is the first soldier to join the newest geospatial cell at an Illinois engineer command, and he wants to find more soldiers like him to join the team.
U.S. Marines joined NATO allies for a two-week training exercise in Bulgaria to strengthen partnerships and build military skills.
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The combat diving community’s most rigorous school will soon implement its area development plan in support of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s “force of the future” initiative.
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Exercise Cyber Guard 15 brought together federal agencies, private firms and law enforcement to train to handle cyber operations and ensure all the players know each other and the capabilities each brings to the fight.
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A DoD program provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families moving anywhere in the world.
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