Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered Northern Command to train a 30 member expeditionary military team capable of responding anywhere in the United States to new cases of Ebola. Story
President Barack Obama authorized DoD to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Story | Special
The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but destroying the terror group requires “strategic patience,” said Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff paid tribute to the USO and service members for their volunteerism and service. Story | Photos
Spain's Minister of Defense Pedro Morenes signs the guest book as he arrives at the Pentagon to discuss efforts fighting Ebola as well as other matters of mutual importance with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Oct. 17, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Guests look on from their tables as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers opening remarks at the 2014 USO Gala, Washington, D.C. Oct. 17, 2014. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dione Sims unravels a detonation cord to prepare to blow up expired and unserviceable ordnance near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pins a medal on outgoing Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos during a change-of-command ceremony on Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Amos transfered command to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
Army Lt. Col. Kevin Baird practices donning protective gear on Fort Eustis, Va., Oct. 15, 2014. The Army is training soldiers in precautionary measures as they prepare to deploy to West Africa to support efforts to counter the Ebola outbreak. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman
Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Burgstaller and a team of Marines move cautiously during a close-quarters tactics course on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014. Burgstaller assigned to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht
As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, the Defense Department is assisting service members, their families and overseas citizens via FVAP.gov.
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jet takes off at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 15, 2014, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 15-1. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year. Defense Department employees nationwide have the opportunity to give to the DoD campaign from Sept. 1, 2014 to Dec. 15, 2014. In his memo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed his unwavering support for the campaign and strongly encouraged members of the workforce to participate in any way they can.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall King reflects on how the jobs sailors do on the USS Constitution haven't changed much since 1812. DoD screen shot
An HH-46E Sea Knight helicopter sits on the flightline as the sun rises on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy T. Parish
Marines train on machine guns and prepare for operations for humanitarian aid and embassy evacuation while on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, Headquarters Regiment.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
A Marine embraces loved ones as he returns home to Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Oct. 12, 2014, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Marine is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. The Marines from that unit aided the transition of security operations to Afghan forces.
U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. James Smith
Soldiers assigned to the 53rd Transportation Battalion at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., are preparing to deploy to West Africa to support efforts to counter the Ebola outbreak.
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.
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.
For the first time, the Pentagon has exceeded departmental goals for small-business contracting, a senior Defense Department official said.