Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the developing military-to-military relationship between the United States and China wth People's Republic of China State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Story | Statement
A the request of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.S. Northern Command plans to train a 30-member military team to respond to any new cases of Ebola within the United States. Video | Special
U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near Kobani, Syria, to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Story | Special
A group of 30 U.S. military personnel board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The personnel flew to Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers to respond the the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as part of Operation United Assistance. The personnel include Marines, airmen and soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group offload cargo pallets from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 18, 2014, to support Operation United Assistance. The airmen, operating a staging base in Dakar to funnel humanitarian aid and military support cargo into affected areas, are working with soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 689th Rapid Port Opening Element. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, second from left, meets with Dan Harel, second from right, director general of Israel's defense ministry, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2014, to discuss matters of mutual importance. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
U.S. Army Spc. Michael Berna counts personnel after a patrol through the village of Kali Nasra in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2014. Berna is a cavalry scout assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rich Stowell
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Arrington greets children in the village of Kali Musa in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2014. Arrington and other soldiers meet with Afghans to build trust between residents and coalition forces. Arrington is a senior scout assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rich Stowel
U.S. Cyber Command, the services, and U.S. partners and allies are working together to make cyberspace a suitable place for military command and control. For the Defense Department, the focus for security in cyberspace includes the full spectrum of 21st century operations.
The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson sails next to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a replenishment at sea, Oct. 19, 2014. The ship and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik
Marine Sgt. Paul Luna radios for an extraction during a helicopter-raid exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014. Luna is a squad leader assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
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.
Army Pfc. Alexander Ivie fires a howitzer during a field artillery walk and shoot in Alaska, Oct. 11, 2014. Ivie is a howitzer crew member assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Corey Confer
A mother and child peer at the names inscribed on the traveling “Wall That Heals” in Fort Mill, S.C., Oct. 19, 2014. About 8,000 people visited the memorial, which includes the names of 11 service members from Fort Mill who died from wounds directly received during the Vietnam conflict. The traveling wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Priscilla Portman
In support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Chief among these are the deployment of up to 4,000 men and women in uniform to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of Operation United Assistance.Learn more in the Defense.gov Special Report: DoD Helps Fight Ebola in West Africa - Operation United Assistance.
A behavioral health officer serving in Kuwait has given more than 10 years of service as an enlisted soldier and as an Army officer.
Continued exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America’s European allies, said the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe.
The “Pacific Pathways” concept is an innovative approach to increasing Army readiness through partnership, said Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific.
The Defense Department honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs.
For the first time, the Pentagon has exceeded departmental goals for small-business contracting, a senior Defense Department official said.