The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff explained the U.S. military mission in West Africa, and the precautions in place to ensure the safety of service members addressing the Ebola crisis in a video message. Video | Special
Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobani despite efforts by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to take the town, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story | Transcript | Special
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the security of Israel during a meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon at the Pentagon, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story | Statement
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Jones, left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Raime Baker clear the shuttle from an EA-18G Growler on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to support Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 19, 2014. Jones and Baker are aviation boatswain's mates. The operation includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2014.The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses future Coast Guard officers and academy faculty at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014. Dempsey discussed topics ranging from future missions to leadership. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Navy Seaman Gideon Yorka directs a landing craft air cushion during an equipment onload for the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Oct. 11, 2014. Yorka is a boatswain's mate and the landing craft is assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7.
U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick Dionne
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Focareto reviews mission details before a patrol in the Bagram Airfield security Zone, Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2014. Focareto’s platoon conducts security patrols while helping a combined U.S. Marine-Georgian army team prepare to take over their area of operations. Focareto is a platoon leaders assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Red Platoon, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rich Stowell
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.
The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson sails next to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a replenishment at sea, Oct. 19, 2014. The ship and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik
U.S. Cyber Command, the services, and U.S. partners and allies are working together to make cyberspace a suitable place for military command and control. For the Defense Department, the focus for security in cyberspace includes the full spectrum of 21st century operations.
An airman visits the children’s ward to distribute gifts at the Leonardo Guzman Regional Hospital in Antofagasta, Chile, Oct. 11, 2014. The airman is assigned to the Texas Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert
As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, the Defense Department is assisting service members, their families and overseas citizens via FVAP.gov.
A Texas Army National Guard soldier saved his roommate's life after the accidental discharge of a weapon.
Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty.
The Defense Department honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs.
Continued exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America’s European allies, said the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe.
The “Pacific Pathways” concept is an innovative approach to increasing Army readiness through partnership, said Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific.