U.S. Men's National Team members Brad Guzan, left, and Omar Gonzalez sign autographs for 8-year-old Lexi Terry, the daughter of Jae Terry, during an event with the soccer team and wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Sept. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
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U.S. Men's National Team members Brad Guzan, left, and Omar Gonzalez sign autographs for 8-year-old Lexi Terry, the daughter of Jae Terry, during an event with the soccer team and wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Sept. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "Power of 1" campaign in observance of DoD Suicide Prevention Month, September 2015.
SUICIDE PREVENTION: THE POWER OF 1
One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life. DoD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "Power of 1" campaign.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to a participant during the annual Newman's Own Awards in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Sept. 2, 2015. During the ceremony, six military nonprofit organizations received $200,000  for their innovative programs to improve military quality of life. Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation and Military Times sponsored the awards. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
NEWMAN'S OWN
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to a participant during the annual Newman's Own Awards in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Sept. 2, 2015. During the ceremony, six military nonprofit organizations received $200,000 for their innovative programs to improve militar...More
U.S. Army Pvt. Tomas Ordonez prepares to fire his M4 carbine rifle during Garuda Shield 2015 in Cibenda in West Java, Indonesia, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. Army Pacific sponsored the bilateral exercise and the Indonesian army hosted it to promote regional security and cooperation. Ordonez is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Sharp
GARUDA SHIELD
U.S. Army Pvt. Tomas Ordonez prepares to fire his M4 carbine rifle during Garuda Shield 2015 in Cibenda in West Java, Indonesia, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. Army Pacific sponsored the bilateral exercise and the Indonesian army hosted it to promote regional security and cooperation. Ordonez is assigned to the 25th Infantry Divi...More
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to members of Business Executives for National Security in Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 2015. The nonpartisan nonprofit organization supports the U.S. government by applying best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
EXECUTIVE REMARKS
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to members of Business Executives for National Security in Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 2015. The nonpartisan nonprofit organization support the U.S. government by applying best business practice solutions to its most difficult national se...More
U.S. paratroopers descend after jumping from a C-130 Hercules over a drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. and Japanese paratroopers used U.S. and Australian aircraft during the practice jump as part of Pacific Airlift Rally 2015, a biennial tactical exercise. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to 1st Battalion , 501st Infantry Regiment, and the Hercules is assigned to the 374th Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
PRACTICE JUMP
U.S. paratroopers descend after jumping from a C-130 Hercules over a drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. and Japanese paratroopers used U.S. and Australian aircraft during the practice jump as part of Pacific Airlift Rally 2015, a biennial tactical exercise. The U.S. paratroopers a...More
As seen through a night-vision device, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports U.S. soldiers and Marines, and Georgian, Czech and Afghan troops to conduct a night patrol outside Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
TROOP TRANSPORT
As seen through a night-vision device, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports U.S. soldiers and Marines, and Georgian, Czech and Afghan troops to conduct a night patrol outside Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is advocating 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.
FORCE OF THE FUTURE
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is advocating 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.
A U.S. seaman gives the OK to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 27, 2015. The Hornet is assigned to Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 251. The carrier is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which include strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anna Van Nuys
OK TO LAUNCH
A U.S. seaman gives the OK to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 27, 2015. The Hornet is assigned to Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 251. The carrier is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, whic...More
By preparing individuals, families, components and installations to respond to disasters and emergencies - from flooding to an active shooter - the Defense Department ensures the strength of the workforce and the ability to continue to safeguard U.S. security.
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - BE SMART, TAKE PART, PREPARE
By preparing individuals, families, components and installations to respond to disasters and emergencies - from flooding to an active shooter - the Defense Department ensures the strength of the workforce and the ability to continue to safeguard U.S. security.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Baldwin demonstrates firing a .50-caliber machine gun to members of the Thai navy's Riverine Patrol Regiment during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2015 in Sattahip, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2015. In its 21st year, the exercise includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Scott
CALIBER CONVERSATION
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Baldwin demonstrates firing a .50-caliber machine gun to members of the Thai navy's Riverine Patrol Regiment during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2015 in Sattahip, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2015. In its 21st year, the exercise includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marin...More
In this special report, the Defense Department marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history. More than 60,000 troops and DoD civilians provided disaster assistance to New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents in Katrina's immediate aftermath, and have worked to help communities recover in the decade since.
HURRICANE KATRINA: THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT LOOKS BACK
In this special report, the Defense Department marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history. More than 60,000 troops and DoD civilians provided disaster assistance to New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents in Katrina's immediate aftermath, and have worked to help...More
Amphibious assault vehicles prepare to enter the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 21, 2015. The training exercise, conducted by the U.S. Marines, includes Japanese, Mexican and New Zealand troops, and involves simulated operations to enhance each country's ability to activate an amphibious task force. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Cyr
DAWN BLITZ
Amphibious assault vehicles prepare to enter the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 21, 2015. The training exercise, conducted by the U.S. Marines, includes Japanese, Mexican and New Zealand troops, and involves simulated operations...More
Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy
ASIA-PACIFIC MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY
Recognizing the importance of the Asia-Pacific region and its maritime domain for the security of the United States, the Defense Department is focused on safeguarding freedom of the seas, deterring conflict and coercion, and promoting adherence to international law and standards.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Tuggle plays a game with children at an engineering site at a school in Puerto Castilla, Honduras, Aug. 30, 2015, during Continuing Promise 2015. Tuggle is a builder assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202. Continuing Promise includes humanitarian-civil assistance; subject matter expert exchanges; medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support; and disaster response to partner nations to show U.S. support to Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
HAND TO HAND
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Tuggle plays a game with children at an engineering site at a school in Puerto Castilla, Honduras, Aug. 30, 2015, during Continuing Promise 2015. Tuggle is a builder assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202. Continuing Promise includes humanitarian-civil assistanc...More
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE: TARGETED OPERATIONS AGAINST ISIL TERRORISTS
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandin Salazar greets his daughter on the flightline on Naval Base Ventura County following his return from deployment on Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015.  Salazar is a steelworker assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, which conducted maintenance and infrastructure improvements at U.S. military facilities in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Lowell Whitman
FLIGHTLINE LOVE
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandin Salazar greets his daughter on the flightline on Naval Base Ventura County following his return from deployment on Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015. Salazar is a steelworker assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, which conducted maintenance and infr...More
Need information about the recent OPM cybersecurity incident? Visit OPM's website for more information. <a href="https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity" target="_blank">https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity</a>
OPM CYBERSECURITY
Need information about the recent OPM cybersecurity incident? Visit OPM's website for more information. https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity
U.S. Men's National Team members Brad Guzan, left, and Omar Gonzalez sign autographs for 8-year-old Lexi Terry, the daughter of Jae Terry, during an event with the soccer team and wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Sept. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard
One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "Power of 1" campaign in observance of DoD Suicide Prevention Month, September 2015.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to a participant during the annual Newman's Own Awards in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Sept. 2, 2015. During the ceremony, six military nonprofit organizations received $200,000  for their innovative programs to improve military quality of life. Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation and Military Times sponsored the awards. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
U.S. Army Pvt. Tomas Ordonez prepares to fire his M4 carbine rifle during Garuda Shield 2015 in Cibenda in West Java, Indonesia, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. Army Pacific sponsored the bilateral exercise and the Indonesian army hosted it to promote regional security and cooperation. Ordonez is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Sharp
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to members of Business Executives for National Security in Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 2015. The nonpartisan nonprofit organization supports the U.S. government by applying best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
U.S. paratroopers descend after jumping from a C-130 Hercules over a drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. and Japanese paratroopers used U.S. and Australian aircraft during the practice jump as part of Pacific Airlift Rally 2015, a biennial tactical exercise. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to 1st Battalion , 501st Infantry Regiment, and the Hercules is assigned to the 374th Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena
As seen through a night-vision device, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports U.S. soldiers and Marines, and Georgian, Czech and Afghan troops to conduct a night patrol outside Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is advocating 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.
A U.S. seaman gives the OK to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 27, 2015. The Hornet is assigned to Marine Strike Fighter Squadron 251. The carrier is in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which include strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anna Van Nuys
By preparing individuals, families, components and installations to respond to disasters and emergencies - from flooding to an active shooter - the Defense Department ensures the strength of the workforce and the ability to continue to safeguard U.S. security.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Baldwin demonstrates firing a .50-caliber machine gun to members of the Thai navy's Riverine Patrol Regiment during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2015 in Sattahip, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2015. In its 21st year, the exercise includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Scott
In this special report, the Defense Department marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history. More than 60,000 troops and DoD civilians provided disaster assistance to New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents in Katrina's immediate aftermath, and have worked to help communities recover in the decade since.
Amphibious assault vehicles prepare to enter the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 21, 2015. The training exercise, conducted by the U.S. Marines, includes Japanese, Mexican and New Zealand troops, and involves simulated operations to enhance each country's ability to activate an amphibious task force. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Cyr
Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Tuggle plays a game with children at an engineering site at a school in Puerto Castilla, Honduras, Aug. 30, 2015, during Continuing Promise 2015. Tuggle is a builder assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202. Continuing Promise includes humanitarian-civil assistance; subject matter expert exchanges; medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support; and disaster response to partner nations to show U.S. support to Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandin Salazar greets his daughter on the flightline on Naval Base Ventura County following his return from deployment on Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015.  Salazar is a steelworker assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, which conducted maintenance and infrastructure improvements at U.S. military facilities in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Lowell Whitman
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