Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that Eric Fanning will be the next acting undersecretary of the Army and Eric Rosenbach will take Fanning's place as Carter’s chief of staff. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the president’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Robert Neller as the next Marine Corps commandant and took reporters' questions during a news conference with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at the Pentagon. Watch the full event here. Video | Transcript | Photos | Special
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said. Story | Special
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the new National Military Strategy takes into account increasing disorder in the world and the erosion of America’s comparative advantage. Story | Strategy | Photos | Special
Sailors spell out #USA next to the American flag to mark Independence Day on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, June 28, 2015. The carrier is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support Operation Inherent Resolve and strike operations in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart
U.S. Navy Lt. Jessica Grupp directs an MH-60R Seahawk as it launches from the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam Philippine Sea, June 30, 2015. The Antietam is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Grupp is a landing safety officer assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Boyd prepares a room for training firefighters on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., June 24, 2015. About 30 new firefighters received their first hands-on training with a live-fire exercise. Boyd is the assistant chief of operations assigned to 97th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Megan E. Acs
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 U.S. soldier practices maneuvering movements to prepare for a live-fire exercise at Tapa, Estonia, June 30, 2015. The exercise combined the knowledge and skills of the U.S. and Estonian militaries as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldier is assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD's three primary cyber missions.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marvin Henry cleans the breach of an M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzer after firing a projectile to support an air assault course on Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, June 29, 2015. The combined arms training event combined light infantry, indirect fire weapons systems and air assets to capture and fight through a mock enemy objective. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jose O. Nava
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is kicking off a national discussion on building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
The coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt fires a Griffin missile during a test and proficiency fire in the Arabian Gulf, June 28, 2015. The Firebolt is supporting maritime and theater security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Bryce Bruns
President Barack Obama urged Americans to recognize every spouse, parent, sibling, child, and loved one who stands with our service members. Obama said "we affirm our solemn vow to serve these families as well as they serve us."
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon preforms during a sunset parade at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 30, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was the guest of honor. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex A. Quiles
An Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker rests on the flightline on Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, June 25, 2015.
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Colton Elliott
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.
Sifting through Roman-era artifacts found during a roadway excavation is the most interesting assignment Rhonda Brown has overseen during her 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Cyberspace and critical infrastructure operators and experts from more than 100 organizations spanning government, academia, industry and allied nations joined forces for the annual Cyber Guard exercise.
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Muslims, their family members and guests gathered to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan during the 17th annual Pentagon iftar dinner.
Eric Fanning discussed immense changes he’s seen in the Defense Department’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender environment over the past 20 years.
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The historic ship in San Diego hosted a naturalization ceremony for 50 sailors and Marines ahead of the Independence Day holiday.
U.S. Marines assigned to an Australia-based rotational force participated in Koa Moana 15.2 in East Timor.
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