Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for government leaders to tackle the pressing national security issues of the day during a speech at the State Department's Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. Story | Photos
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he had "important and very productive conversations" with South Korean military officials, including the topic of integrated air and missile defense to deter North Korean aggression. Story | Special | Photos
Several thousand regular Iraqi security forces and troops from the Popular Mobilization Forces have resumed their offensive operations on the ground in Tikrit, Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said. Story | Special
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter shows NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg the display honoring the NATO alliance during a tour of the Pentagon, March 26, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his South Korean counterpart, Adm. Choi Yun-hee, salute during an honor ceremony at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, March 27, 2015. Dempsey is visiting Seoul as part of a two-day trip to reinforce the U.S.-South Korean alliance. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, right, comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos during Multi-Sail 2015 in waters near Guam, March 26, 2015. Multi-Sail is an annual Destroyer Squadron 15 exercise designed to assess combat systems, improve teamwork and increase warfighting capabilities in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Patrick Dionne
U.S. soldiers conduct foot patrols near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Seventy years after the Battle for Iwo Jima, the Defense Department remembers the courage and sacrifice of the service members who fought on the Pacific island, and those who gave their lives there.
World War II veterans visited Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary of one most iconic battles of World War II, March 21, 2015. DoD screen shot
U.S. Marines and veterans render honor to the American flag during the playing of the national anthem during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the Reunion of Honor memorial in Iwo To, Japan, March 21, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sara A. Medina
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Zach C. Hagestad crosses a rope bridge at the Marine Division Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pohang, South Korea, March 19, 2015. The Marines completed a five-day course led by their South Korean counterparts. Hagestad is assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, travels to California, Japan and South Korea.
A U.S. sailor waits to takeoff on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, March 24, 2015. The sailor is a naval aircrewman assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham
Marine Cpl David Elliot observes the beach during an amphibious beach exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 20, 2015. Elliot is assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler A. Andersen
U.S. sailors line up before raising the barricade during a flight deck drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, March 21, 2015. The Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli
U.S. Marines assault a simulated objective during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 on Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 24, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Cotterall goes through a decontamination procedure after attempting to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab during a Global Dragon training event in Perry, Ga., March 18, 2015. The training provides a refresher course for airmen, allowing them to identify live chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents and materials. Cotterall is assigned to the 137th Air Refueling Wing.
New York Air National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy
At an awards dinner, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff partnered with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to salute the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients.
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The first quadruple amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid is surviving and thriving – and inspiring the center’s military patients.
The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said.
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Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, joined with the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in honoring celebrity volunteers who have served America’s troops.
Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, and served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.
Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, discussed the transition from growing up in Hawaii to working on Capitol Hill and now at the Pentagon, each experiences she said helped her understand and leverage diversity.
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