Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss France’s contributions to the fight against the spread of Ebola and counterterrorism efforts in North Africa, Iraq and Syria. Story
Fighting the West Africa Ebola epidemic is strategically important, and the Pentagon is taking every precaution to minimize risk to deployed troops, a senior DoD health official said. Story | Special
A 30-person joint services medical support team is on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, training to respond to Ebola cases that arise within the United States. Video
U.S. Central Command reported that U.S. military forces conducted 15 airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria and Iraq. Story | Special
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Fuzi boards the guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis from a rigid-hull inflatable boat while conducting a visit, board, search and seizure exercise in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 21, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek A. Harkins
U.S. Air Force firefighters fight a controlled fire at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 9, 2014. The live fire demonstration allowed friends and family members to be educated and entertained as part of fire prevention week. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo
Army Spc. Kristal Calderon practices donning and removing protective equipment and a mask after a class at the logistical warehouse on Fort Gordon, Ga., Oct. 14, 2014. Members of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Safety Office taught the class. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Lindsay D. Roman
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lands near Buchanan, Liberia, Oct. 18, 2014. U.S. Africa Command is supporting efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Craig Philbrick
Air Force Staff Sgt. Fanta Williams, right, salutes Air Force Col. John J. Allen Jr., commander of the 633rd Air Base Wing, during a homecoming ceremony on Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 20, 2014. Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deployed to West Africa to support Operation United Assistance, where they delivered and built an Air Force medical support system. Williams is a medic assigned to the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aubrey White
U.S. members of the visit, board, search and seizure team on the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey conduct an evacuation drill during a training exercise in the South China Sea, Oct. 17, 2014. The Halsey is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee
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.
Airmen joined other service members in the 52-mile, two-day Wilderness Challenge finale in the mountains of West Virginia, Oct 10-11, 2014.
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U.S. airmen work together through the fog to remove injured passengers of a simulated aircraft crash during the major accident response exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 18, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Navy Cmdr. Camille Flaherity hugs her son after returning to Norfolk, Va., from a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations, Oct. 17, 2014. Flaherity is the commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Jessica Kellogg
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.
As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein Air Base continues to establish itself as a power projection platform for Europe and Africa.
America’s game honored America’s best as Major League Baseball dedicated the first game of the World Series to America’s veterans.
Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty.
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.
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.
Immunization at a young age against the human papilloma virus can protect those who are typically infected in the United States –- military- or college-age young adults –- from cancer.
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