Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted Brazilian Defense Minister Jaques Wagner to discuss the U.S.-Brazilian defense relationship. Story | Statement | Photos
The Army is looking at ways to make its ROTC program more representative of the nation, the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command said. Story
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
Defense Secretary Ash Carter congratulates Army Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Goldenstein and Capt. Frank Barroqueiro on a call from his office at the Pentagon, June 30, 2015, for leading Team Army to win the Chairman's Cup trophy during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Carter also phoned Air Force Master Sgt. Kyle Burnett, who won the Ultimate Champion trophy. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Army Sgt. Philip Peter looks out from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while dropping water from a bambi bucket to support firefighting efforts near Tok, Alaska, June 26, 2015. Peter is a crew chief assigned to the Alaska National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sherman Hogue
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Hawkins carries an infant aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy in the waters off Papua New Guinea, June 30, 2015. At the request of the government, the Mercy launched a helicopter to transport six passengers, including one infant, who swam ashore after their ship sank. Hawkins is a hospital corpsman assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Valerie Eppler
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dylan Troiani cuts a cinder block for a new schoolhouse in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 27, 2015. Troiani, a structural journeyman, is assigned to 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy
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.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alex Rowan runs for cover before a breaching system detonates during a sapper leader's course on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 26, 2015. Rowan is a combat engineer assigned to the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Krista James
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.
As seen through a night-vision device, a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra flies off the flightline aboard the USS Kearsarge during an exercise at sea, June 25, 2015. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua W. Brown
Defense Secretary Ash Carter seeks to strengthen and modernize alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century defense and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
U.S. sailors and Marines man the rails as they pull into their first port call of their summer deployment on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland in Bunbury, Australia, June 29, 2015. The Ashland is patrolling in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class David Co
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.
U.S. Navy Seaman Lyric Peterson helps a child practice dental hygiene on a toy dinosaur during a Pacific Partnership 2015 community health engagement at a clinic in Arawa, Papua New Guinea, June 29, 2015. Medical personnel from the hospital ship USNS Mercy visited the clinic to provide residents with medical services and information. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter travels to Germany, Estonia and Belgium for meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO Ministerial as defense secretary. Carter intends to reaffirm continued U.S. commitment to security in the region and hear from U.S. service members stationed in Europe.
In the early hours of Father's Day, Air Force Master Sgt. Andrew Mujica thought of one person as he battled currents, wind and frigid California waves.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer unveiled a new award named in Spencer's honor to recognize airmen who find creative ways to save money and time.
U.S. personnel airlifted six injured people, including an 18-month-old, from a small Papua New Guinean island to the hospital ship for medical care.
The Defense Department’s 2015 Warrior Games provided an Olympic-style spectacle of warrior-athletes competing in games of skill not too different from the “arts of war.”
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The Army volleyball team won the gold medal in a three-game match against the Air Force at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
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National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official said.
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