Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the first advance detachment of U.S. troops responsible for training moderate Syrian opposition forces soon will arrive in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Story | Transcript | Special
Troop-related visits, congressional testimony and speeches on defense strategy are among events planned for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other senior department leaders. Story | Transcript
All options should remain on the table in an authorization for use of military force against Islamic terrorists, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story | Special
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he is proud of how service members have met unrelenting challenges and demands. Video | Transcript
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dacotah E. Roskop fires an M27 infantry automatic rifle down range on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. Roskop is an automatic rifleman assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Douglas Edmiston provides security during a shura near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2015. Edmiston is assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
U.S. sailors practice fast roping from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onto the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Jan. 13, 2015. The sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shantece Gonzalez
U.S. Army Spc. Raven Attaway leads the way while loading fuel hoses onto the tailgate of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Roberts International Airport outside Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. Attaway is a fuel handler assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin moors between two buoys in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Jan. 17, 2015. The Austin is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Kirsten Krock
Marine Corps Pfc. Joseph P. Clem fires an AT-4 rocket launcher during simulated machine gun fire on Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015. Clem is a rifleman assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson
The Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare in 2011. Today, U.S. Cyber Command, the services, and U.S. partners and allies are working together to make that inherently collaborative, adaptable environment a suitable place for military command and control.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christie Tetley prepares a KC-135 Stratotanker to participate in an air refueling training mission with a B-52 Stratofortress over the Pacific Ocean near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 19, 2015. Tetley is a boom operator assigned to the 157th Air Refueling Wing.
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kayla McWalter
The Defense Department announced the next unit rotation as the U.S. continues to demonstrate its commitment to reassuring NATO allies.
Air Force Maj. Roger Lee is on a mission to achieve his dream of participating in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Lee is the 60th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering operations officer at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Warrant Officer Mitsunori Watanabe, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief, Japan Joint Staff, Dec. 18, 2014, as part of the Japanese Chief of Defense visit to Washington D.C. Battaglia is scheduled to visit Japan in February.
Air Force F-16 fighter jets are engaged in a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece, Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
Suicides among active duty members of the U.S. military decreased in 2013 from the previous year, while those among the reserve components were slightly higher, according to a Defense Department report.
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As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty.
The Defense Department, through Military OneSource, is teaming up again this year with H&R Block to offer no-cost tax preparation to the military community.
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