Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed ongoing coalition efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with Saudi Arabia's minister of the national guard and Qatar's minister of state. Story | Statement
U.S. Central Command hosted a counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operational planning conference featuring military planners from 33 nations. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered his deepest condolences to the families of eight Romanian service members killed in a helicopter crash while en route to a joint exercise with U.S. forces. Story | Statement
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed a policy change in paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families. Video | Release | Factsheet
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, escorts Qatar Minister of State for Defense Affairs Maj. Gen. Hamad bin Ali al-Atiyah through an honor cordon into the Pentagon, Nov. 21, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
New York Army Guardsmen use engineering equipment to help remove snow in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called up about 375 Guardsmen to support response and recovery efforts following historic amounts of snowfall in the area. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, welcomes Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Mitib bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to the Pentagon, Nov. 21, 2014. The two leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
U.S. Marines fire M240G medium machine guns during training in D'Arta Plage, Djibouti, Nov. 12, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman
U.S. and German soldiers conduct the qualification for the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency on Panzer Range Complex in Boeblingen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
Marines perform preflight checks on a KC-130 Hercules aircraft on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Nov. 17, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine E. Doggett climbs out of a scuttle during her engineering rounds aboard the Cutter Hamilton, Nov. 19, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster
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.
A service dog lies on the lap of Staff Sgt. August O'Niell during an Air Force wounded, ill or injured warrior sitting volleyball practice at the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Md., Nov. 18, 2014. O'Niell was wounded in July 2011 during a deployment to Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson
In proclaiming November as Military Family Month, 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."
U.S. Army paratroopers and soldiers from Estonia, Czech Republic and Germany conduct an assault in an urban environment during training on the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Nov. 19, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Army Spc. John Brunner gives a firsthand look as he fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a mounted live-fire exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2014. DoD screen shot
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. DoD graphic
More than 500 New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are helping people dig out from a monster snowstorm that hit here and other areas of western New York state.
Members of the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, part of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, and two Polish armed forces members are learning and developing skills from each other to forecast accurate and timely weather intelligence.
As efforts continue to strengthen service members and their families, Pentagon officials held a Bloggers Roundtable to highlight the myriad resources available to tackle the unique military and transitional challenges those who serve may face.
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Soldiers, military scientists and Defense Department civilians are on the ground in West Africa to help stop history’s largest Ebola outbreak, and now innovators at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are turning their job of changing what’s possible to the fight against infectious diseases.
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Honoring wounded, ill and injured warriors with a month-long recognition is “hugely important,” Jessica L. Garfola Wright, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said.
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