Top Stories

Defense Secretary Ash Carter presents the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Secretary Honors Employers For Exemplary Support of Guard, Reserve Story | Flickr | Special

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to attendees of a military strategy forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Aug. 25, 2016. Selva discussed the future of joint capabilities and military innovation. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
Selva: DoD Studies ‘Terminator’ Weapons Conundrum Story | Special

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Aug. 25, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Pentagon Spokesman Hails Liberation of Jarabulus, Condemns Kabul Attack Story | Transcript | Special

In this file photo, an Afghan A-29 Super Tucano flies over Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2016, while conducting a mission. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.
Afghan Security Forces on Positive Trajectory, NATO Mission Spokesman Says Story | Transcript
Defense Secretary Ash Carter applauds the winners of the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. Fifteen companies received the award. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter applauds the winners of the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. Fifteen companies received the award. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura A. Hale and Petty Officer 3rd Class Martin Rodriguez do troubleshooting work in the radio room aboard the USS Bataan in Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2016. Hale is an information systems technician; Rodriguez is an electronics technician. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Zachariah Grabill
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura A. Hale and Petty Officer 3rd Class Martin Rodriguez do troubleshooting work in the radio room aboard the USS Bataan in Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2016. Hale is an information systems technician; Rodriguez is an electronics technician. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Zachariah Grabill
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Airmen transport a mock patient to a stretcher in an aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 16 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2016. The training allows medics to hone their skills to safely transport patients to aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
Airmen transport a mock patient to a stretcher in an aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 16 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2016. The training allows medics to hone their skills to safely transport patients to aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Nelson hoists Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki out of the water after he rescues a dummy during training at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., Aug. 24, 2016. Harrison is a search and rescue swimmer. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Nelson hoists Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki out of the water after he rescues a dummy during training at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., Aug. 24, 2016. Harrison is a search and rescue swimmer. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Marines jump from the back of a C-130 during Exercise Northern Strike 2016 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 17, 2016. The exercise unites about 5,000 U.S. and international service members. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Barnett
Marines jump from the back of a C-130 during Exercise Northern Strike 2016 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 17, 2016. The exercise unites about 5,000 U.S. and international service members. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Barnett
Defense Secretary Ash Carter applauds the winners of the 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. Fifteen companies received the award. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Laura A. Hale and Petty Officer 3rd Class Martin Rodriguez do troubleshooting work in the radio room aboard the USS Bataan in Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 2016. Hale is an information systems technician; Rodriguez is an electronics technician. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Zachariah Grabill
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Airmen transport a mock patient to a stretcher in an aeromedical evacuation training scenario during Exercise Beverly Herd 16 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2016. The training allows medics to hone their skills to safely transport patients to aircraft. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Nelson hoists Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki out of the water after he rescues a dummy during training at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., Aug. 24, 2016. Harrison is a search and rescue swimmer. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Fred Gray IV
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frederic Pravato cuts through a cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. Pravato is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Marines jump from the back of a C-130 during Exercise Northern Strike 2016 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich., Aug. 17, 2016. The exercise unites about 5,000 U.S. and international service members. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Barnett
Video On Demand

Broadcast Events

No events currently scheduled.

Blogs

SITREP: Marines in AmeriCal 16, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill & More
U.S. Marines and French soldiers jump into the ocean during a commando course off the coast of Noumea, New Caledonia, Aug. 15, 2016. The course is a part of Exercise AmeriCal 16. 
Marine photo by Sgt. Carlos Cruz Jr.
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
Get Your Head Out of the Game to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Craig D. Cressman plays flag football with children during an NFL Play 60 event at Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 30, 2014. Army photo by Rachel Larue
Fall sports are starting up. Here, an expert discusses the importance of concussion prevention when it comes to your child athletes.
DoD Supercomputing Inspires Interns, Helps Army Researchers
Bradley Steele, a graduate student and summer intern with the DoD High Performance Computing Internship Program
Six graduate students conducted highly technical research this summer to support future warfighter needs as part of the DoD High Performance Computing Internship Program.
Facebook
1,337,983
Like Us
Twitter
2,558,541
Follow Us

Top Videos

Special Reports

Features

Face of Defense
Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Allen, a flight equipment technician assigned to the 120th Airlift Wing, Montana Air National Guard, returns from post-flight-checking aircrew equipment aboard a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft during Northern Strike Exercise 2016 in Alpena, Mich., Aug. 11, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Leisa Grant
No Office, No Problem for Montana Airman Story
Focus on the Forces
Army Spc. Raven Henderson, assigned to the 375th Engineer Company, 467th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, holds a child from Kudikiu Namai during a Humanitarian Civil Assistance project in Sauliai, Lithuania, Aug. 18, 2016. Photo by Pfc. Emily Houdershieldt
Lithuanian, U.S. Forces Work Together to Help Orphans Story
U.S. Army paratroopers perform an airborne insertion from a C-130 Hercules during Red Flag-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug 10, 2016. After a four-hour flight through simulated enemy controlled territory 80 soldiers jumped from multiple aircraft to control the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)
Air Force, Army Planning Efforts Lead to More Airdrop Missions Story
In The Spotlight
Food donations fill a box at the charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative at the Pentagon, Aug. 23, 2016. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
DoD Makes Last-Minute Push for 'Feds Feed Families' Food Donations Story | Special
DoD Non-Traditional Education Support Activity Provides Faster Exam Reimbursement for Troops Story | Special
White House
5 Service Members, 1 Veteran Earn Appointments as White House Fellows Story | Statement
Asia-Pacific Rebalance
Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Nicole Heffernan, co-host of Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016, addresses participants during the exercise’s opening ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, Aug. 22, 2016. Sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and hosted by the Australian Defense Force, Pacific Endeavor 2016 is a multinational workshop designed to enhance communication interoperability and expedite humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan
Pacific Endeavor Exercise Tests New Communications Capability Story | Special