WASHINGTON - The president, vice president, Defense Department and military leaders deliver messages of hope, encouragement and guidance to the class of 2015.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department wants service members to know there’s no stigma in seeking mental health care, a DoD Health Affairs official said.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed critical issues being addressed by the alliance during a press briefing after a bilateral meeting at the White House.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - From Memorial Day through Labor Day, service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Natural disasters amplified by climate change, urbanization and the sheer vastness of the Asia-Pacific region are among many factors leaders there dub the area “the Ring of Fire.”
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - A C-17 Globemaster III supply clerk from the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, was recently selected to attend Officer Training School while forward deployed.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 deactivated after redeploying from Kathmandu, Nepal, and from Utapao Royal Air Field, Thailand, in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat.
WASHINGTON - The families of the fallen are always in the hearts of the members of the U.S. armed forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
WASHINGTON - While only the families of the fallen know what it’s like to lose a loved one, the nation is grateful for service members’ sacrifices, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at Arlington National Cemetery.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama used the stories of three soldiers who died in Afghanistan to illustrate the values of the thousands of service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the nation’s wars.
WASHINGTON - Every year on the last Monday in May, the nation pauses to recognize the
U.S. military's men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their
country. In this special report, "Memorial Day 2015," the Defense Department
shows how it honors the fallen while thanking military families and veterans
in observances around the world.
WASHINGTON - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists took control of Ramadi when Iraqi forces withdrew from the city, showing "no will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
WASHINGTON - Speaking to families of fallen service members at the 21st Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors summit, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he loves that they gather once a year, but doesn't like why.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter hugged members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors as they entered the Pentagon as part of a Memorial Day weekend tradition, telling them no one would ever forget their sacrifices.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the U.S. Military Academy commencement, giving the officers an autographed dollar bill to signify his trust in them.
WASHINGTON - While every Memorial Day is marked with solemn remembrance, this year’s has special significance, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a Memorial Day message.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The Hawaii Air National Guard trains and executes operational, disaster response and humanitarian missions for the state and Pacific Air Forces under U.S. Pacific Command.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden addressed the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class today in Annapolis, Maryland, as they prepare to join a 170-year legacy of excellence.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his top acquisition chief helped recognize the acquisitions excellence of four DoD programs.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
WASHINGTON - The NATO alliance is standing firm and adapting to the challenges on its eastern and southern flanks, military officials said following the alliance’s Military Committee meeting.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
AURORA, Colo. - For many motorcyclists, the coming of summer means it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather on two wheels.
WASHINGTON - The U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia's security situation, and counterterrorism assistance were topics of discussion when Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi met at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - America’s defense companies and employees provide the capabilities, technologies, and services that underpin the nation’s global military power, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told industry representatives.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - Iraqi security forces and federal police, enabled by the coalition, have successfully cleared and established a ground route into the Beiji oil refinery, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama saluted the service and sacrifices of America’s military members -- past and present -- and proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace."
WASHINGTON - Army Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols will assume duties as director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office effective June 8, according to a Defense Department news release.
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Rigorous, realistic, yet safety-focused training courses are open to both U.S. service members and Asia-Pacific partners to strengthen trust, increase cultural awareness and foster teamwork among different militaries.
CHARLES CITY, Va. - Teams of active-duty and retired military and other veterans competed in the 55th Annual Armed Services Skeet Championship held May 11-15 in Charles City, Va.
CHARLES CITY, Va. - For Army Maj. David Guida, an accomplished skeet shooter, enthusiasm for the sport has become a family affair.
WASHINGTON - Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine E. Wormuth met with Greece's Minister of Defense Panos Kammenos at the Pentagon to discuss security and defense issues of mutual concern, according to a DoD news release.
WASHINGTON - Defense Department efforts in Nepal to mitigate future disaster impacts likely lessened the scale of the humanitarian disaster after the nation's recent earthquakes, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs said.
BRUSSELS - Meetings of NATO’s Military Committee are important in building solidarity within the alliance, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
BRUSSELS - U.S. commanders in Iraq are working with their Iraqi counterparts to determine exactly what happened in Ramadi, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said while in Brussels for NATO meetings.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed ways to deepen military-to-military cooperation, NATO partnership initiatives, regional security and other defense priorities with Sweden's Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is on a four-day trip to Brussels to meet with his NATO counterparts to discuss a range of issues confronting the alliance. Learn more in the Defense.gov Special Report: Travels With Dempsey.
WASHINGTON - The loss of Ramadi is a setback, but U.S. Central Command officials are confident Iraqi security forces will take back the city in the near term, a Centcom spokesman said.
WASHINGTON - A Defense Department program designed to help disabled service members, wounded warriors and federal employees through free assistive technology and appropriate accommodations recently assisted their 150,000th customer.
WASHINGTON - As a soldier charged with operating and maintaining a heavy-duty weapon, Army Spc. Steven Koroza has a lot on his plate -- including calling up fire missions and deploying the launchers.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.
BRUSSELS - A constantly changing security environment is the new norm, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee said as he opened a meeting of the alliance’s military chiefs.
WASHINGTON - Starting this summer, the Defense Department will offer an additional counseling service to help military service members, transitioning troops and family members deal with a host of issues before they become crises.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has not made a decision on the establishment of an East Coast-based missile defense site, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak discussed critical security issues, including Russia-Ukraine, U.S. and NATO activities in Poland, and U.S.-Polish defense cooperation.
WASHINGTON - More than 20 nations plan to participate in the U.S. Pacific Command Amphibious Leaders Symposium, which officials hope will enhance stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
BRUSSELS - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Brussels with his NATO counterparts to discuss a range of issues confronting the alliance.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Childhood friends Air Force Maj. Gregory Savella and Air Force Staff Sgt. Vincent Fulgencio are enjoying a reunion in Afghanistan after years spent apart.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Marines and sailors along with Bulgarian troops began a multinational exercise in the host country of Romania to test capabilities in Eastern Europe.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. special operations forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was highly successful, a Pentagon spokesman said.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 continues conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in Nepal and has delivered almost 220,000 pounds of supplies.
WASHINGTON - Iraqi security forces and coalition partners will retake the Iraqi city of Ramadi, now “largely under control” of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists since yesterday, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
WASHINGTON - Scientists and researchers at the Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio are working on technology to improve wound treatment for the warfighter.
WASHINGTON - In a geopolitical environment with proliferating threats, a Defense Department whole-of-government exercise provided a realistic way for federal, state and local experts to interact in simulated situations involving mock home-grown terrorists and a nuclear incident.
TOPEKA, Kan. - Master Sgt. Lyle Babcock is a combat veteran who’s served more than 30 years in the Army. He is an avid fisherman. He loves to kayak. He also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Fortunately, he has help from a four-legged friend.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 is continuing its commitment to Nepal by conducting humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, task force officials said.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 officials identified the six U.S. Marines who were killed along with two Nepalese soldiers when their UH-1Y helicopter went down in the mountains of Nepal May 12.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and all five senior enlisted service advisors participated in an Armed Forces Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
WASHINGTON - In a written statement marking the 65th annual Armed Forces Day, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the occasion is a reminder of why American men and women in uniform “comprise the finest fighting force the world has ever known.”
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The recovery of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing May 12 and was discovered on May 15 has resumed 8 miles north of Charikot, in the Dolakha district of Nepal.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that U.S. special operations forces conducted an operation in Syria to capture a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization, and that the ISIL leader was killed when he engaged U.S. forces.
WASHINGTON - The coalition and Iraqi security forces strategy to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group is clear and on track, the chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.
WASHINGTON - Harsh weather conditions and darkness are hampering efforts in Nepal to recover the Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter and its crew that went missing May 12, a Pentagon spokesman said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military rescue personnel confirmed that the wreckage of a downed aircraft identified by a Nepalese search team is the Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter that went missing May 12 in Nepal, the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Department officials announced that the department will fully return the U.S. Army-Europe site in Stuttgart, Germany, to the host nation in 2015.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed his anguish after the U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter reported missing in Nepal May 12 was found to have crashed in the mountains.
MINSK, Belarus - Musicians with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band marched with Belarusian and Russian service members to honor World War II veterans during a May 9 Victory Day Parade in Minsk, Belarus.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department recognized a former senior Australian defense official for his contributions to a successful U.S.-Australian partnership.
DUNKIRK, Md. - Matthew Shrawder, an 18-year-old firefighter who served with distinction with the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department in Maryland, plans to join the Marine Corps this summer.
OKINAWA, Japan - Joint Task Force 505 personnel identified the wreckage of a Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing May 12 in Nepal.
WASHINGTON - New lightweight, flexible and buoyant body armor developed at the Naval Research Laboratory could be in field use by 2016, the lead scientist who oversaw the armor’s two-year development said.
WASHINGTON - Robots, medical advances, high-tech versions of warfighter tools and more were on display at the Pentagon during the Defense Department’s first “Lab Day.”
WASHINGTON - Two fallen World War I veterans will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry from President Barack Obama during a June 2 White House ceremony.
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration announced a public outreach campaign for the national capital region to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are a “No Drone Zone.”
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Air Force 2nd Lt. Micah Wessinger not only led a U.S. armed forces team to a gold medal in the Headquarters AirCom Inter-Nation Basketball Tournament, she won the event’s MVP award too.
WASHINGTON - NATO foreign ministers have agreed on steps to combat hybrid warfare –- the type Russia has used against Ukraine -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Antalya, Turkey.
WASHINGTON - The military has two jobs for America: to fight today’s wars and to prepare to fight the wars of the future, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
WASHINGTON - In light of recent aggressive and deceptive marketing practices by some compounding pharmacies targeting TRICARE, the Defense Health Agency is taking strong action to help its beneficiaries, a top DHA official said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter appointed James H. Baker to serve as the director of the Office of Net Assessment according to a Defense Department news release.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 continues efforts to find a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter while also providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief in Nepal.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss bilateral defense matters.
WASHINGTON - While China’s land reclamation and maritime disputes in the South China Sea are troubling, they are nothing new, the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs said.
WASHINGTON - Legislation that could affect benefits for service members and veterans was the focus of a senior Defense Department official’s testimony during a U.S. Senate hearing.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. Mark A. Milley as the next Army chief of staff, and Adm. John M. Richardson as the next chief of naval operations, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will showcase innovations from more than 60 medical laboratories and engineering centers across the country today in DoD’s first Lab Day exhibition.
WASHINGTON - The World War I Centennial Commission is holding a design competition for a national memorial.
SEATTLE - Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan M. Olson stood out from the pack during a recent award ceremony where he was recognized for his service to his country and his community.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The search is continuing for a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter reported missing in Nepal with six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese service members aboard.
WASHINGTON - During a two-day domestic trip to Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work spoke with military, academic and industry officials, troops and students about defense innovation and regional security.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter with six Marines and two Nepalese service members aboard was declared missing near Charikot, Nepal, Joint Task Force 505 officials reported.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is continuing to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support in Nepal following a magnitude-7.3 aftershock.
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - As Nepal deals with the impact of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck April 25, the U.S. Agency for International Development is working with multiple organizations -- including U.S. Pacific Command -- and nations from around the world to bring relief.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Coast Guard First Class Cadet Taylor Tennyson, a 2013 National Collegiate Boxing champion, will graduate this month and head out to his first assignment, on the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered in Miami.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense Education Activity will begin a new initiative in the fall to better prepare its students for college or careers, the organization’s director said.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Health care providers from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the world will gather for a joint training symposium focused on the latest innovations in amputee care.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft on Yokota Air Base, Japan.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to support the Nepalese government and armed forces, following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, April 25, 2015.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Marines are scheduled to deploy to Honduras to assist authorities in potential hurricane disaster response efforts and local construction missions, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department announced the start of Exercise “Noble Partner” between U.S. European Command and the Republic of Georgia, which will assist in fulfilling troop commitments to the NATO Response Force.
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shawn Avery, currently deployed to Afghanistan from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, just found out he was selected for Officer Training School.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - U.S. Pacific Command named U.S. military earthquake relief efforts in Nepal “Operation Sahayogi Haat,” meaning “Helping Hand” in Nepali.
WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, welcomed military families to the annual White House Mother’s Day tea, drawing service members, spouses, children, wounded warrior caregivers and veterans, as part of the Joining Forces initiative.
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - Army wife Corie Weathers received the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award on May 8, Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - The White House honored military mothers during a special Mother's Day tea hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense today released the “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” report, according to a DoD news release.
WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. Northern Command has elevated the force protection level for all Defense Department facilities in the continental United States, but not because of a specific threat, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
WASHINGTON - World War II veterans gathered in force at the National World War II Memorial to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.
WASHINGTON - “The world rejoiced in the hope of peace” upon the Allies’ acceptance of the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces during World War II, President Barack Obama said, marking the 70th anniversary of the victory in Europe during his weekly address.
EL PASO, Texas - As a single mother of three children, Army Sgt. 1st Class Heather West finds herself spending most of her personal time away from home serving others.
MANASSAS, Va. - Military veterans, their families and aviation officials gathered at the Manassas Regional Airport for a test flight of World War II-era bombers to prepare for a flyover commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
WASHINGTON - While the Strait of Hormuz appears calm following two reported Iranian acts of aggression toward commercial ships, U.S. military resources can respond quickly, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said .
WASHINGTON - Pentagon senior leaders reiterated their commitment to help the Iraqi government and other allies in delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - U.S. Pacific Command is helping Nepal and its people to recover following the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake that claimed more than 7,500 lives and caused at least twice as many injuries, the command’s deputy commander said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that combat training has begun for nearly 90 fighters from the new Syrian forces and that a second group will begin training in the next few weeks.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s workforce comprises patriotic, passionate and knowledgeable people who are dedicated to serving the nation’s military, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - British and American officials unveiled a bust of Sir Winston S. Churchill in a ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.
MANASSAS REGIONAL AIRPORT, Va. - Army Air Forces veteran Merle Hancock recounts his World War II exploits as a turret gunner flying over Germany aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed reporters at the Pentagon this afternoon.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, completed her first training flight in the single-seat F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter here May 5.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Navy ships are no longer accompanying U.S.- and British-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.
WASHINGTON - America’s global aspirations “are exceeding our available resources,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress.
WASHINGTON - As the nation marks the 70th anniversary of the Victory in Europe, the Defense Department honors those who fought in Europe, and those who sacrificed all in freedom’s name. Learn more about these brave men and women and the day’s observances in the Defense.gov Special Report: V-E Day! 70th Anniversary.
WASHINGTON - Slashed budgets and high worldwide demand for U.S. military forces have created an unbalanced defense program that is taking on increasingly greater risks, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told senators.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testfied on defense posture before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee.
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. - For the past eight years, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Billy Wince has been passionate about his commitment to the Mississippi Special Olympics Summer Games.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 has been activated to support Nepal's government by conducting humanitarian disaster relief operations following the devastating earthquake that struck the country.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The military’s top enlisted leader joined the PGA Tour and The Players Championship in honoring the nation’s service members during a military appreciation day ceremony and concert at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
WASHINGTON - When President Harry Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin announced that Nazi Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945, the joy Americans felt was tempered by where they were.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to serve as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman.
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed his support for President Barack Obama’s nominations to take the nation’s top two military positions.
WASHINGTON - America remembers the millions who helped make possible the European theater victory in World War II with a flyover of the Capitol and National Mall area by historic aircraft.
KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - It’s not often that siblings serve in the military simultaneously, and it’s even more rare when their duty assignments converge. But that’s what happened for the Allen brothers.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter endorsed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively, praising the two men as “exemplary leaders.”
NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The military’s top senior enlisted leader met with sailors and Marines, toured facilities and hosted a town hall meeting at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
WASHINGTON - Two principal Defense Department leaders are finalists in the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, DoD officials announced.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
WASHINGTON - Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is on a six-day trip to Jacksonville,
Fla., focusing on Defense Department partnerships with the PGA Tour and
nonprofit organizations committed to supporting servicemembers, veterans and
WASHINGTON - Five U.S. Marine Corps rotary-wing aircraft traveled to Nepal to help emergency responders access remote areas of the country following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, a Pentagon spokesman said.
BAKER CITY, Ore. - Oregon Army National Guard Pfc. Chelsea Fudge is a full-time college student who also works four part-time jobs. "I'm getting a lot of life experience," she said. "And a paycheck doesn't hurt."
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - A nonprofit organization geared toward helping military families -- especially expectant mothers whose spouses are often away fulfilling their duties – got a boost from the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a special event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - Nearly 40 companies participated in the Jacksonville Military Job Fair, providing information and services to help veterans and service members on the cusp of transitioning from military life.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - The city of Jacksonville, Florida, and the PGA Tour continued their commitment to serving military veterans and transitioning service members with a large-scale military fair.
WASHINGTON - ISIL is experiencing setbacks, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said during a weekly update on Centcom’s operational highlights in the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
WASHINGTON - DoD will capitalize on being a learning and growing organization as it takes new data and forms new policies to combat sexual assault, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE - More than 300 military representatives from 39 nations concluded a weeklong operational planning conference here that further developed and refined coalition campaign plans designed to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
WASHINGTON - An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials said.
WASHINGTON - The attention the military is paying to preventing sexual assault in the military is paying off, the director of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said in a DoD News interview this week, as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month drew to a close.
WASHINGTON - Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, told the Atlantic Council that freedom is being challenged by “a revanchist Russia embarked on a reaching revision of what once were shared hopes for a stable and mutually beneficial partnership.”
WASHINGTON - Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove’s friend and fraternity brother, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presented the award to Breedlove, who is now NATO's supreme commander in Europe.
WASHINGTON - For one Texas family, Army Sgt. 1st Class Lynnette Hobson-Shearwood was in the right place at the right time to save a life.
WASHINGTON - Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, began a six-day trip to Jacksonville, Florida, focusing on Defense Department partnerships with the PGA Tour and nonprofit organizations committed to national military outreach.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has submitted the recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to Congress.
WASHINGTON - During May, the Defense Department pays tribute to the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of our nation.
WASHINGTON - Ships from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain have begun accompanying U.S.-flagged maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, Defense Department officials said.
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℠2015 – Department of Defense honors Memorial Day with a special report.
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