TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes, one near the Mosul Dam and the other near Amirli.
TAMPA, Fla. - At the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq.
WASHINGTON - American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said in a statement.
TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will begin his 16th international trip Sept. 3, a six-day visit to three countries and participation at a NATO Summit in Wales.
WASHINGTON - Military officials are working to present President Barack Obama with options to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct four airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON - Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said.
BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. - Massachusetts National Guard officials identified the pilot of an F-15C Eagle jet that crashed in Virginia as Air Force Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment following their participation in the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise held in South Korea.
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - U.S. Transportation Command leaders are helping service members address the challenges of shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return stateside.
BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. - The pilot of an F-15C Eagle aircraft that crashed Aug. 27 in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia, was fatally injured, Massachusetts National Guard officials said.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to present a range of options aimed at the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presided over the U.S. Special Operations Command change-of-command ceremony in Tampa, Fla., as Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel III assumed command from Navy Adm. William H. McRaven.
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs has rolled out an improved version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool, which was first launched in February 2014.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - A hit-and-run driver caused Army Staff Sgt. Michael Smith to lose most of his right arm -- and nearly his life -- but failed to impact his single-minded determination.
BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. - The search in Virginia for a missing Massachusetts Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing pilot expanded with Air Force resources.
MIAMI - Military and civilian human rights experts from 15 nations are meeting at U.S. Southern Command’s headquarters to discuss the protection of human rights in the command’s area of responsibility.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, conducting three airstrikes near Irbil and the Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials announced the start of Exercise Combined Endeavor 2014 and Exercise Northern Coasts 2014.
WASHINGTON - An F-15C Eagle aircraft crashed near Deerfield, Va., during a routine mission, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters.
WASHINGTON - September is National Preparedness Month, a time when people across the country are encouraged to prepare for emergencies and disasters, a DoD official said.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - First-time deployments for new airmen can be intimidating for introverts who aren't used to the military's team atmosphere.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. Coast Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf has fired in self defense on an Iranian dhow after the crew of the Iranian vessel turned a machine gun on the Americans with hostile intent, U.S. military officials said.
FORT MEADE, Md. - As the country welcomes home a new wave of veterans, America has a sacred trust to get them the benefits they earned, President Barack Obama said.
WASHINGTON - Seven nations have joined the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.
FORT MEADE. Md. - President Barack Obama has again emphasized that U.S. combat troops will not be sent back into Iraq.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Army Gen. John F. Campbell has assumed command of the NATO International Security Assistance Force from Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.
WASHINGTON - In Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. has turned over command of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force to U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell.
BOISE, Idaho - Army Spc. Samantha Brumley said being the Oregon Army National Guard's first female tank mechanic is rewarding, and a job she enjoys.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Strategic Command will share high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin to help the United States and nations better protect satellites from collisions.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has issued a request for proposals to modernize its electronic health records and allow DoD to share health data with the private sector and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON - Despite claims of de-escalating tensions with Ukraine, Russian actions continue to increase tension, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters.
WASHINGTON - Department of Defense Education Activity schools across the southern states began opening earlier this month, but the majority of schools in the system opened today.
CAMP YONGIN, South Korea - U.S. troops of Korean-American ancestry stationed in South Korea perform important duties to achieve missions and help bridge culture gaps.
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work completed his first official trip to Asia after spending his second day in Japan meeting with defense and military leaders in Tokyo, Yokosuka and Iwakuni.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to support Iraqi security force operations, using attack and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes against terrorists associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued supporting Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct an airstrike against terrorists associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant near the Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese officials about an incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department believes that a regional, international and interagency approach is the best way to confront the militant group ISIL, the Pentagon press secretary said.
FORT MEADE, Md. - Defense Department officials are concerned about a Russian convoy crossing into Ukraine, and urge Russian officials to turn the convoy around, the Pentagon press secretary said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.
ARLINGTON, Va. - National Guard members "fight our nation’s wars, protect the home front, and build strong and enduring partnerships," Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness said.
TOKYO - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met with Japanese leaders in Tokyo to discuss modernizing the U.S.-Japan alliance.
PUCKAPUNYAL MILITARY AREA, Australia - Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew H. Walker is putting his markmanship skills to use during military shooting competitions in Australia.
PHOENIX - Members of the National Guard gathered in Phoenix to attend the 43rd Annual National Conference and Expo of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Greek counterpart discussed bilateral military-to-military cooperation during a meeting, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. airstrikes and military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have stalled the advance of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist forces around Irbil, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
WASHINGTON - It is possible to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, but not in perpetuity, the Joint Chiefs Chairman told reporters.
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work spent the last day of his visit to Seoul, South Korea, talking with troops and witnessing the work of defending South Korea against North Korean aggression.
WASHINGTON - U.S. service members presented military-style identification “dog tags” to Team USA basketball players during halftime of a game between Team USA and the Dominican Republic in New York.
WASHINGTON - U.S. aircraft continued to attack ISIL, conducting six airstrikes near the Mosul Dam, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.
WASHINGTON - During his visit to South Korea, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met with senior officials to reaffirm the United States' commitment to defending South Korea, a Pentagon spokesperson said in a statement.
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in an exercise in South Korea.
WASHINGTON - During a phone call with Ukraine’s defense minister, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel relayed remarks from Russia’s defense minister that the Russian aid convoy to Ukraine was not a military intervention.
WASHINGTON - The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. aircraft continue their attacks on ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Air Force Brig. Gen. David D. Hamlar Jr.'s most recent promotion ceremony held special significance for him and the Minnesota National Guard.
RAKVERE, Estonia - The Estonian Defense League hosted the second annual Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge, which included competitors from the United States.
WASHINGTON - Thirty U.S. service members will present military “dog tags” to the Team USA basketball all-stars during their game with the Dominican Republic.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - More than 20 members of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's aircraft rescue and firefighting unit practiced extinguishing simulated aircraft fires to prepare for the conditions and stressors of real missions.
SEOUL, South Korea - On the first day of his first official visit to South Korea, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed cooperation between the U.S., South Korea and Japan, a senior defense official said.
WASHINGTON - The partnership between U.S., Iraqi and Kurdish forces was critical to retaking the Mosul Dam from Sunni terrorists, the Pentagon press secretary said.
APRA HARBOR, Guam - Guam is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said during a visit to the U.S. territory.
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Medical soldiers stationed in Kosovo are training to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military used fighters, bombers, attack, and unmanned aircraft to conduct 35 strikes that eliminated ISIL positions in and around the Mosul Dam complex, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel congratulated the crew of the MV Cape Ray for completing the neutralization of Syrian chemical weapons.
WASHINGTON - President Obama says Iraqi forces, aided by U.S. airstrikes, have recaptured Mosul Dam from ISIL terrorists.
WASHINGTON - NATO is examining additional ways it can reassure alliance members who feel threatened by Russia’s on-going actions in Ukraine, the top U.S commander in Europe said.
TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. airstrikes continue against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Two C-130 aircraft under the command of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts.
FORT MEADE, Md. - Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, said Cybercom continues to expand its capabilities.
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, At Sea - The Navy’s experimental unmanned X-47B air vehicle returned to carrier operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
FORT MEADE, Md. - About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces conducted additional airstrikes in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to continue attacks against ISIL terrorists located near Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command forces attacked ISIL terrorists in Iraq near the Mosul Dam using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters that if the United States lifts the embargo against selling lethal weapons to Vietnam, he would recommend providing materials for the Peoples’ Navy.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, with remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two armed vehicles south of Sinjar.
WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. Transportation Command has directed that site survey teams be sent to privately owned vehicle staging facilities next week as part of a series of steps to restore the confidence of service members and their families in the POV shipping process.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken with Russia's defense minister to seek clarification regarding a Russian humanitarian convoy headed for Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - Building trust and confidence is the theme for the first visit by a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Vietnam since 1971.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan MacPherson recently qualified to compete in this month's World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships.
WASHINGTON - Despite recent events in the Middle East, the Defense Department remains dedicated to the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.
WASHINGTON - While the threat of mass violence on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq has passed, the United States continues efforts to assist Iraqis caught up in violence by Sunni terrorists.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced a cessation in U.S. airdrops to Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar but said airstrikes will continue to protect Americans in the country.
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command are evaluating issues affecting the U.S. military's privately owned vehicle shipping program.
SALT LAKE CITY - Through the Military Reserve Exchange Program, a computer operations officer with U.S. Strategic Command’s Army Reserve Element trained with the Danish Home Guard in Denmark.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel received an update by phone from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. assessment team's findings make an evacuation mission for Yazidis who have sought refuge from ISIL on northern Iraq’s Mount Sinjar “far less likely,” the Pentagon press secretary said.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work will travel to the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen multilateral security cooperation and enhance partnerships.
WASHINGTON - Bringing about a Joint Information Environment that is more secure and agile is among his top priorities, the Defense Department’s acting chief information officer told a conference audience in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - There is no established timeline for the work of about 130 Defense Department personnel who arrived in Erbil, Iraq, yesterday, but rapid assessment is necessary, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department announced the next unit rotation as the U.S. continues to demonstrate its commitment to reassuring NATO allies.
WASHINGTON - The Military Health System is under-recognized as a strategic asset to the United States, said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - U.S. Northern Command officials provided updated facts and figures on the Defense Department’s assistance to wildfire-suppression efforts in the West.
TAMPA, Fla. - The U.S. military conducted a sixth airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, U.S. Central Command officials said.
WASHINGTON - Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, kicked off the two-day Stratcom Deterrence Symposium in Omaha, Neb.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ordered more assessors to deploy to Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Camp Pendleton, Calif.
WASHINGTON - The U.S.-Australia force posture agreement will advance America’s ongoing strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Hagel said in Sydney.
WASHINGTON - As the Defense Health Agency approaches its one-year anniversary Oct. 1, it has already saved money and standardized health care in the Defense Department.
WASHINGTON - Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the DoD has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft are assisting wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin and elsewhere in the West.
TAMPA, Fla. - The United States has carried out a fifth airdrop of humanitarian aid to thousands of stranded Iraqis threatened by ISIL.
WASHINGTON - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams.
SALISBURY, Md. - Seventy-three year old retired Marine Robert Thomas has a decades-long association with Marine Corps' recruiters in Salisbury, Md.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Army parachute riggers at two bases in the Central Command area of operations are assembling pallets of food and water for humanitarian air drops near Sinjar, Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel saluted actor and comedian Robin Williams, who passed away yesterday at age 63, for his steadfast support of U.S. troops and veterans over the years.
WASHINGTON - Airdrops of aid to Yezidi refugees in Iraq continue with United States and Britain having flown 14 humanitarian airdrops since Aug. 7.
WASHINGTON - More than 70 percent of the chemical materials taken out of Syria have now been destroyed aboard the U.S. ship M/V Cape Ray.
WASHINGTON - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses a threat to the civilized world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a news conference in Sydney.
WASHINGTON - A new force posture agreement between the U.S. and Australia represents a “milestone” in the relationship between the two countries, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Sydney.
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner Lechner, a combat engineer, said he plans to start a construction company that will buy and rebuild older houses when he departs the military.
TAMPA, Fla. - The U.S. military conducted a fourth airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens in northern Iraq threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
TAMPA, Fla. - The U.S. military conducted a third airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, and airstrikes against ISIL targets continued
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon about U.S. and United Kingdom efforts to relieve the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for the United States and India to do more to transform their defense relationship through increased partnerships in production and technology.
WASHINGTON - In his weekly address, President Barack Obama said that while the United States will continue to do “whatever is needed” to protect Americans in Iraq, he will not allow the nation to become involved in another full-blown war there.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military conducted a second food and water airdrop for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar, Iraq.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military carried out additional airstrikes to help defend the city where U.S. personnel are assisting the Iraqi government.
WASHINGTON - U.S. air operations in Iraq reflect a commitment to relieving the humanitarian issue in northern Iraq and to protecting American personnel, the Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
WASHINGTON - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a determined and very capable foe and regional threat with aspirations to become a worldwide terrorist organization, senior administration officials speaking with reporters on background said.
WASHINGTON - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is maintaining Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 4 as Tropical Storm Iselle bears down on the state.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military conducted a targeted airstrike against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in northern Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said.
MIAMI - Panamax 2014, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on defense of the Panama Canal, kicks off on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Army and Air Force aviators are dousing wildfires across Northern California, where they soon may be joined by Army Guard firefighting crews on the ground.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with top leaders in India’s new government to discuss cooperation and deepening of strategic ties.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger discussed collaboration and security.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military remains ready to assist Iraq and to protect Americans there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
WASHINGTON - Condemning the “campaign of terror against the innocent” being waged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said President Barack Obama has acted expeditiously and appropriately in authorizing targeted military action and providing humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people at a difficult moment when it is vitally needed.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. aircraft to drop humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of Yezidi refugees fleeing the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq.
WASHINGTON - The United States and India need to take initiative on common interests to share and help promote economic stability, security, peace, trade and technology, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi on his first trip to India as defense chief to meet new leaders and renew a defense framework agreement set to expire next year.
WASHINGTON - Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is one of a select group of people who can say they made a positive change across an entire discipline, the director of the National Security Agency said during Flynn’s retirement ceremony at Joint Base Bolling-Anacostia.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a new bill that provides the Veterans Affairs Department with more resources to improve access and quality of care for veterans.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed the importance of his trip to the Asia-Pacific region as he spoke to personnel at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Since July 20, DoD aircraft have conducted 76 airdrops and discharged more than 137,000 gallons of fire retardant in the battle against Northwest wildfires.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has taken severe budget cuts this fiscal year, but if sequestration returns in fiscal 2016, that will require $50 billion in additional cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Stuttgart, Germany.
SOUTHWEST ASIA - Senior Airman Christopher Moore, who has been a mechanic for the Air Force for three years, has a passion for fixing things.
WASHINGTON - Russia’s “provocative actions” in Ukraine prompt NATO to re-examine its purpose, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Stuttgart, Germany.
WASHINGTON - The Army announced that Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the deputy commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan, was killed in an attack in Afghanistan.
BETHESDA, Md. - The fight to end human papillomavirus-related disease gained an important ally with the development of the first anti-cancer vaccine in 2006.
CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - Army Pfc. Erica Haynes of the Alabama National Guard searched for survivors of a simulated nuclear explosion during the Vibrant Response 14 exercise on Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Indiana.
HONOLULU - The United States and its Asia-Pacific partners are hosting a Proliferation Security Initiative exercise in Honolulu, the first in what is to be an annual rotation.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has established an Ebola task force to evaluate how the department can most effectively support U.S. government and international prevention efforts.
WASHINGTON - The undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics again called on Congress to eliminate the threat of another budget sequester.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department’s top voting official is offering tips on how service members should deal with absentee voting.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. assessment team is in the Ukrainian capital to advise in investigation and recovery efforts following the downing of a Malaysian airliner.
WASHINGTON - An American general has been killed in Afghanistan in a suspected insider attack believed to have been carried out by a member of the Afghan security forces.
WASHINGTON - Change is coming to the National Defense University, but one thing that won’t change is that it will remain the “pre-eminent leadership school in the nation,” said Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
WASHINGTON - African solutions to African problems is the driving force behind security improvements on the continent, a senior DoD official said.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Two Defense Department C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems are helping to combat wildfires in the Northwest.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work urged National Defense University students to become strategic-level leaders which an exceedingly complex and potentially more dangerous world will demand.
BUTLERVILLE Ind. - Indiana guardsmen and a Federal Emergency Management Agency response team partnered during a training exercise held in Indiana.
FORT MEADE, Md. - The judge in the military commission hearing the case of the alleged USS Cole bomber has taken on three hours of questioning from defense attorneys.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed new members of his management team during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
ESTES PARK, Colo. - The partnership between the USO and Team Red, White and Blue was on full display over the weekend at a Colorado rock climbing event.
WASHINGTON - Staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are in Liberia responding to the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Two Defense Department C-130 aircraft are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, the Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West.
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Marine Corps Maj. Eric Hugg is a part of an exchange program that gives Marine Corps pilots the opportunity to fly with the Air Force's 55th Fighter Squadron.
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered a contingent of the state's National Guard to active duty in response to an algae bloom that's impacted Toledo's public water system.
WASHINGTON - Building personal relationships with leaders is just as important as the ability to project force, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said.
ESTES PARK, Colo. - The United Service Organizations, in partnership with Team Red, White and Blue, held a leadership seminar to encourage veterans to use their unique skills to improve their communities.
FORT TOLEMAIDA, Colombia - After a week of intense heat and extreme competition, the annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored special operations skills competition Fuerzas Comando held its closing ceremony on July 31 on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will honor a State Department request to assist in returning U.S. citizens being treated for the Ebola virus, using private aircraft that will land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, according to a statement issued by Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby.
WASHINGTON - Defense Department personnel are on the ground in West Africa and in U.S. laboratories fighting to control the worst outbreak in the African history of the Ebola virus.
WASHINGTON - Russian troops have moved closer to the border with Ukraine and continue to build their military capabilities in the region, a Pentagon spokesman said.
WASHINGTON - Defense officials announced the winners of the 2014 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Challenge.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Germany, India and Australia next week, on a trip focused on protecting U.S. interests around the globe.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey - NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe has visited U.S. Army soldiers in Turkey assigned to NATO-controlled Patriot missile units deployed against possible attack from neighboring Syria.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Army Spc. Keith Harris of the Indiana National Guard strives to provide good leadership to his soldiers in the woodshop in Afghanistan.
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