Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Timothy Hanson demonstrates detainee extraction procedures on U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Fleetwood,  on Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 24, 2015. The 84th Training Command’s third and final Combat Support Training Exercise of the year is a multi-component and joint endeavor aligned with other reserve component exercises including Diamond Saber, Red Dragon, Trans Warrior, and Exportable Combat Training Capability.
EXTRACTION DEMO
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Timothy Hanson demonstrates detainee extraction procedures on U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Fleetwood, on Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 24, 2015. The 84th Training Command’s third and final Combat Support Training Exercise of the year is a multi-component and joint endeavor aligned with other reserve...More
Thunderbird 6 performs a slow pass during the 2015 Dakota Thunder airshow and open house on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 16, 2015. More than 51,000 people attended the two-day airshow.
THUNDERBIRD PASS
Thunderbird 6 performs a slow pass during the 2015 Dakota Thunder airshow and open house on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 16, 2015. More than 51,000 people attended the two-day airshow.
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.
U.S. Sailor Jason Wyatt heaves a line aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Arctic on the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2015. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve strike operations in Iraq and Syria.
ROOSEVELT LINE
U.S. Sailor Jason Wyatt heaves a line aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Arctic on the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2015. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve strike operations in Iraq and Syri...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. soldiers conduct a training raid during exercise Swift Response 15 on the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 26, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
SWIFT RESPONSE
U.S. soldiers conduct a training raid during exercise Swift Response 15 on the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 26, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
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
Soldiers conduct a raid at an urban terrain training site on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 20, 2015. The Virginia National Guard launched the two-week exercise to teach infantry skills to noncombat military occupational specialties. Virginia National Guard photo by Sgt. Sean Brady
RED RUN
Soldiers conduct a raid at an urban terrain training site on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 20, 2015. The Virginia National Guard launched the two-week exercise to teach infantry skills to noncombat military occupational specialties. Virginia National Guard photo by Sgt. Sean Brady
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.
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
U.S. sailors and members of the Thai navy's riverine patrol regiment train on a special operations craft during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2015 in Sattahip, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2015. The U.S. sailors are assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4. In its 21st year, the annual 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
RIVERINE WATCH
U.S. sailors and members of the Thai navy's riverine patrol regiment train on a special operations craft during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2015 in Sattahip, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2015. The U.S. sailors are assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4. In its 21st year, the annual exercise includes t...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. airmen secure a room during medical evacuation drills during a biannual tactical combat casualty care course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 5, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron, 435th Security Forces Squadron, and 86th Medical Group.
EVACUATION DRILL
U.S. airmen secure a room during medical evacuation drills during a biannual tactical combat casualty care course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 5, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron, 435th Security Forces Squadron, and 86th Medical Group.
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OPM Cybersecurity
Need information about the recent OPM cybersecurity incident? Visit OPM's website for more information. https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Timothy Hanson demonstrates detainee extraction procedures on U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Fleetwood,  on Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 24, 2015. The 84th Training Command’s third and final Combat Support Training Exercise of the year is a multi-component and joint endeavor aligned with other reserve component exercises including Diamond Saber, Red Dragon, Trans Warrior, and Exportable Combat Training Capability.
Thunderbird 6 performs a slow pass during the 2015 Dakota Thunder airshow and open house on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 16, 2015. More than 51,000 people attended the two-day airshow.
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.
U.S. Sailor Jason Wyatt heaves a line aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Arctic on the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2015. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve strike operations in Iraq and Syria.
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. soldiers conduct a training raid during exercise Swift Response 15 on the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 26, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
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.
Soldiers conduct a raid at an urban terrain training site on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 20, 2015. The Virginia National Guard launched the two-week exercise to teach infantry skills to noncombat military occupational specialties. Virginia National Guard photo by Sgt. Sean Brady
Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
U.S. sailors and members of the Thai navy's riverine patrol regiment train on a special operations craft during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2015 in Sattahip, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2015. The U.S. sailors are assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4. In its 21st year, the annual 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
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. airmen secure a room during medical evacuation drills during a biannual tactical combat casualty care course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 5, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron, 435th Security Forces Squadron, and 86th Medical Group.
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will address the 97th Annual Convention of the American Legion in Baltimore, speaking to approximately 5,000 delegates representing American Legion posts from around the nation. Watch live on www.defense.gov at 10:50 a.m. EDT.
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#ICYMI 70 years ago, a U.S. Navy engineer accidentally created one of America's most iconic and enduring toys -- the Slinky. Happy Birthday, Slinky! #SlinkyDay70 - See more at: www.dodlive.mil
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The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter, James (WSML 754), pulls into Boston Harbor Aug. 3, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned National Security Cutters – the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The cutters’ design provides better sea-keeping, higher sustained transit speeds, greater endurance and range, and the ability to launch and recover small boats from astern, as well as aviation support facilities and a flight deck for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell
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A 10-year retrospective into one of the most brutal storms to hit the Gulf Coast and the response of a nation. All Hands Magazine #Katrina10 #Katrina
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On August 29, 2005, one of the largest hurricanes in U.S. history made landfall causing an economic impact of nearly one hundred-fifty billion dollars. Two Marines, who went on search and rescue missions in Gulfport, Miss., discuss their experiences. #Katrina10 #Katrina
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The Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, LTG (R) Russel Honoré recalls what it was like 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit #NOLA, Louisiana. Watch the full video with the 82nd Airborne Division leaders during Katrina at https://youtu.be/CP9PCwVtVbc. #Katrina10 #Katrina
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It's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Follow along the relief efforts with a one of a kind perspective through the eyes of Capt. Richard Callas (USN, Ret.) commanding officer of the USS Iwo Jima LHD 7 in 2005. U.S. Navy All Hands Magazine. #Katrina10 #Katrina
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Ten years ago, United States Air Force Airmen of Keesler Air Force Base faced one of the greatest tests of the American spirit as Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Where there were once hopes and dreams, #Katrina left devastation and destruction. But through the wreckage of it all, the survivors persevered. #Katrina10
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Memories of Hurricane #Katrina are still strong a decade later. Three service members who were part of the relief effort reflect on all that happened. #Katrina10
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Today at Moffett Field in California, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced a new national Manufacturing Innovation Initiative to produce hybrid electronics, an emerging technology that has enormous potential for the defense mission. Read Secretary Carter's full remarks to find out how developing new partnerships with America's private sector and tech companies - particularly in Silicon Valley - will help the DoD thrive in the 21st century. http://1.usa.gov/1LHlDPM
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will deliver remarks on expanding the partnership between the Pentagon, academia and the private sector, and announce a new economic initiative. Watch live at 2:00 p.m. EDT on http://www.defense.gov/ and follow along on our Twitter @deptofdefense
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U.S. Marine Corps from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fire an M252 81mm medium-weight mortar during Large Scale Exercise 15 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. The Large Scale Exercise is designed to enable live, virtual and constructive training for a Marine Expeditionary Brigade. United States Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) recently coordinated with the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency to complete its largest-ever relief mission after Typhoon Soudelor plowed through Saipan, the most populated island in the Northern Mariana Islands, August 2-3 and left more than 50,000 people without electricity or water. In a joint effort, the #DoD and its assets moved quickly to assist with disaster relief mission, ensuring the islanders in the region had water and food until they were self-sustaining.
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Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Red Beach at MCCS Camp Pendleton and witnessed a platoon beach assault demonstration. This exercise demonstrates the U.S. Marine Corps' ability to get ashore anywhere in the world. This is essential to their mission as a global rapid response force.
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will address troops at MCCS Camp Pendleton at 4:15 p.m. EDT. Watch live on http://www.defense.gov/ and follow along on our Twitter @deptofdefense
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