Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates discussed the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues, according to a Defense Department statement. Story | Statement | Special | Photos
U.S. special operations forces are successfully taking direct action against multiple global terrorist organizations while building U.S. partner capacity, a top Defense Department official told a Senate panel. Story
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy are now operating in the Arabian Sea in response to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, a Defense Department spokesman said. Story
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, exchanges greetings with Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2015. Carter met with the ambassador and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE to discuss the U.S.-UAE bilateral defense relationship and other issues. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov’s special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the graduating class of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., April 21, 2015. Dempsey is on a two-day tour of the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy and Harvard University. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
Army Air Corps Sgt. Amelia Jones, a veteran of the original Tuskegee Airmen, addresses the audience after receiving the Congressional Gold Medal at Hospice Savannah in Savannah, Ga., April 19, 2015. Attendees witnessed the 95-year-old veteran receive her medal, one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (not pictured), Army Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., right, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Varner (not pictured) presented the medal. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Wrigley
Soldiers run along a stretch of Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon in Newton, Mass., April 20, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard. While nearly 500 soldiers and airmen were activated to support the marathon, others opted to participate in the race. Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kyleen Kelleher
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a working lunch for German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon, April 20, 2015. The two defense leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Rettschlag talks to his military dog, Onur, during Gunfighter Flag 15-2 on Saylor Creek Range, Idaho, April 15, 2015. Rettschlag is a military working dog handler assigned to the 366th Security Forces Squadron, which participated in the exercise to train in realistic scenarios with joint service members in a tactical environment. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Connor J. Marth
Marine Corps officers listen to a briefing for a field training exercise on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 16, 2015. The exercise was the final event for all officers before their graduation from The Basic School, which teaches them how to lead and inspire fellow Marines.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
U.S. and Portuguese Marines execute an assault exercise near Lisbon, Portugal, April 10, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. DoD screen shot
The DoD Warrior Games 2015 will feature eight sporting events with approximately 200 athletes representing teams from the Army, Navy Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. Adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning activities play a fundamental role in the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of our service members. The events of the DoD Warrior Games 2015 embody the spirit of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and celebrate the triumphs, personal courage and inspirational attitude of our wounded, ill and injured service members.
An Air Force B-2B Spirit receives fuel from a KC-10A during a training mission near Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 11, 2015.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Kelly
Marines fast rope from an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter onto a ship during visit, board, search and seizure training off the coast of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 14, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis
The president authorized U.S. Central Command to conduct targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq. He also authorized a humanitarian effort to save thousands of Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar from the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.
Since early childhood, Air Force Staff Sgt. Kimberly Daugherty has admired service members, especially those who fly. The shiny wings displayed on their uniforms filled her with a sense of wonder, she said.
The Defense Department announced nine recipients for this year’s Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, recognizing support of mission readiness through environmental acumen.
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Thirty finalists are in contention for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Defense Department’s highest honor given to employers for exemplary support of National Guard and reserve employees.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and other officials dedicated the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters as the Humphreys Building, the new name for the building that reopened this year following a 2013 shooting attack that killed 12 people.
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Six DoD youths received acclaim from senior military leaders during Operation Homefront’s 7th annual Military Child of the Year Award Gala in Arlington, Va.
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