In a video message, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reminded service members and military families about the importance of voting. Story | Special
U.S. defense, security and diplomatic leaders are gathering in Aspen, Colorado, to attend the Aspen Institute Security Forum. Story
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied children anticipated to arrive in the United States in the coming months. Story
Russia has dispatched 100 additional pieces of military equipment into Ukraine in recent days, a Pentagon spokesman said. Story
An F-16C Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
A U.S. soldier, back left, provides security as Afghan workers unload ballot boxes for inventory in Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. Workers inventoried the boxes before and after transportation to inspect for damage. The inventory also included checking the serial numbers as part of the process to account for all ballot boxes. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
A firefighter with ground crews working to extinguish the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014, spreads dirt over the base of trees to prevent the fire from destroying them. As part of the fire-suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to assist local authorities. Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military
National Guard troops continue to fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. The fires have already burned 1,400 square miles across Oregon and Washington state, July 23, 2014. DoD Screen Shot
U.S. sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a general quarters drill in the Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2014. The drills prepare sailors for the highest state of readiness in the event of actual casualties. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. sailors navigate a rubber craft during a training exercise off the coast of San Diego during Rim of the Pacific, an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 19, 2014. The sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The training focused on mine countermea U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Scott
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class T.J. Amdahl discusses his experiences with the elite Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leapfrogs, which performs at air shows and professional sporting events. DoD screen shot
The fiscal year 2015 defense budget request works to square priorities with resources, Defense Department officials said while calling for a 1 percent pay raise for the military.
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen hone search and rescue skills as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise taking place off the coast of Hawaii, July 21, 2014. DoD screen shot
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.
When 21-year-old Army Pfc. Paul Ieti was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing “Stay” by Rihanna and posted it on YouTube. Now his star is rising.
Security forces from 21 countries will participate in Fuerzas Comando 2014 in Colombia tomorrow through Aug. 1, Defense Department officials announced.
Aircrews from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing flying C-130 Hercules aircraft are the latest National Guard members to respond to wildfires in Oregon and Washington state.
Cancer, congenital disease, gunshot wounds and other trauma can transform faces into unrecognizable visages, and Army Lt. Col. Cynthia Aita-Holmes is part of a team that treats these challenging injuries.
Public and private partners recently tested coordination and tactical-level operations to protect, prevent, mitigate and recover from a domestic cyberspace incident.
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