Calling alliances and partnerships the bedrock of U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said he's committed to building on them as he implements the new defense strategy focused on the region.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Leland Harris renders a salute during an ash scattering ceremony held in honor of Pearl Harbor survivor Petty Officer 2nd Class Harvey E. Smith. Smith was serving on USS Ralph Talbot during the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. Harris is assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonial Guard.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, right, at the Safir Palace in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Dec. 8, 2014.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses U.S. service members during a visit on Camp Beuhring, Kuwait, Dec. 8, 2014.
Jared Kennedy welds tracks used to transport a material holding tank in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Dec. 1, 2014. Kennedy is part of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard team conducting maintenance on the ship. The Ronald Reagan is undergoing a planned incremental availability maintenance period at Naval Base Coronado, Calif.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Carpenter writes down coordinates during Joint Terminal Attack Controller training in Barcis, Italy, Dec. 2, 2014. Carpenter is assigned to 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron.
Video: Soldiers Earn German Armed Forces Badge
The 421st Multi-Functional Medical Battalion hit the range to to earn the German Armed Forces Badge. The Soldiers fired G-36, P-8, and MP-7's with the help of German Instructors.
Navy divers attach recovery lines to the Orion spacecraft crew module in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 5, 2014. The lines were used to guide the capsule into the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage.
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor for Civil War Union Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing to Cushing's cousin, Helen Ensign in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)In his remarks, President Obama pointed out the significance of those who served and gave their lives at Gettysburg, noting that he may not have had the opportunity to be President if it hadn't been for their sacrifices:
Video: ISAF Formally Ends Mission In Afghanistan 12/8/2014
Video: Texas State Guard Moves Back To Eastern Part Of State, 12/8/2014
The Kilgore unit of the Texas State Guard was re-opened after being inactive since 2010. Commanders say the unit is needed to protect civilians during natural disasters.
During Warrior Care month, the Defense Department honors the courage of wounded, ill or injured service members, and highlights the programs that help them learn new life skills that enable them to return to duty or transition from the military.
SOCOM, The United States Special Operations Command is the Unified Combatant Command charged with overseeing the various Special Operations Component Commands of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States Armed Forces
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, presents a solider with a Solider's Medal after holding a town hall meeting with the 10th Mountain Division on Fort Drum, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2014.
Soldiers from Aberdeen Proving Ground Aid Ebola Response
Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Olmsted directs a C-17 Globemaster III during Operation United Assistance on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 24, 2014. Operation United Assistance is a U.S. military operation providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to the U.S. government's efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Blake Danz signals the pilot of an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the waters near Guam, Oct. 27, 2014. The George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. Marine Corps and British helicopters fly in formation after departing Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred the base to the Afghan national army.
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush travels through the Gulf of Aden, Oct. 23, 2014. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after supporting maritime security operations and strike operations in Iraq and Syria.
U.S. soldiers maneuver tanks on Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Oct. 26, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment.
U.S. soldiers conduct rearm, resupply and refuel operations on Hohenfels Training Area, Germany Oct. 26, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ethan Rodgers sketches a range card during the Expert Infantryman Badge qualification on the Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Rodgers is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.
U.S. Navy Seaman Janaya Johnson fires a 9 mm pistol during small arms training on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin, Oct. 22, 2014. The Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Coast Guardsmen demonstrate tactical small boat evolution in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, Oct. 23, 2014. The crew members are assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety Security Team Honolulu.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey, right, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, participate in a maneuvering exercise, Oct. 23, 2014. The ships are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle takes flight during exercise Vigilant Shield 15 from 5 Wing Goose Bay Air Base, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 23, 2014. Vigilant Shield is a bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise which provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces
U.S. Defense Decretary Chuck Hagel, far right, joins U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, second from right, as Kerry announces a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2014. The leaders met to discuss matters of mutual importance.
Readout of phone call between Secretary Hagel and U.S. Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby to get an update on the training for the military medical professiona that make up DoD's 30-person Ebola response team
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, listens as South Korean Ambassador to the United States Ahn Ho-Young makes opening remarks during a reception for recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in Washington D.C., Oct. 24, 2014. Lippert previously served as Hagel's chief of staff and assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs.
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer holds a food assembly bag during a volunteer effort at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. Oct. 24, 2014. The Defense Department and the National Basketball Association joined forces in the 'Commitment to Service' initiative to create a culture of service and volunteerism in communities where service members work and live.
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty, 10/26/2014
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on the Change of Responsibility for Operation United Assistance and the fight against Ebola in West Africa， 10/26/2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the audience attending the Association of the United States Army Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.
Flag Officer Assignments
Video: Remembering Those Lost Aboard USS Cole
DoD news: Flag Officer Assignments
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, speaks with reporters during a flight back to Washington, D.C., after attending the 11th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru, Oct. 14, 2014.
Video: Regional Command – South’s Last Day
Video: One Airman Stands Tall Among Warriors
U.S. Army Spc. Gary Elce measures part of a beam that will support a new roofing project for the for the turn-in point and mortuary affairs workspaces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2014. Elce is assigned to the Oregon Army National Guard's Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment.
Philippine and U.S. Marines aboard a U.S. Marine amphibious assault vehicle take part in a mechanized assault during Amphibious Landing Exercise, PHIBLEX 15, on the Naval Education Training Command, Zambales, Philippines, Oct. 5, 2014.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2014, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-1.
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Maurice Maylon provides security during a patrol through the village of Kalamusa in Bagram, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2014. Maylon is assigned to the 101 Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
Marine Sgt. Andrew Shelly rappels from a tower during training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014. Shelly is a machine gunner assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, who is completing a rope-suspension techniques masters course
Speech Delivered at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, right, responds to a question, while Army Secretary John McHugh listens, during a press conference at the 2014 Association of the United States Army annual convention and exposition at National Harbor, Md., Oct. 13, 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with military leaders from 22 nations to discuss strategy in the Middle East during a conference at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct 14, 2014. The discussion was part of a ongoing effort to build a coalition and integrate capabilities
Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel keeps a lead on his opponent in the men's mixed 1500m run in the track and field competition during the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 2, 2014. The sporting event includes more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members.
Marine Corps Cpl. Benjamin McCrosky races in a track competition during the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. Oct. 2, 2014. The Marine teams have been training since Sept. 15 to build team cohesion and acclimate to the Colorado altitude.
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work places his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem at the Navy Birthday Ball in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2014.
Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel Jr., left, evades an Army defender as he moves toward the basket during the wheelchair basketball gold medal game at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 3, 2014. The Marine Corps team won the game, 42-21. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in the Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Members of Team Army raise the Warrior Games Chairman's Cup during a tailgate party for wounded warriors before the Navy vs. Air Force football game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 4, 2014. The Chairman's Cup is presented to the top overall performing service branch at the week-long Warrior Games, which concluded on Oct. 3. The event brought together more than 200 wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans to compete in adaptive sports.
President Barack Obama created this video for the Defense Department especially to thank the men and women who served and who still serve in Afghanistan -- which this week swore in a new government and signed a bilateral security agreement with the United States. The president also thanked all those who are helping fight the terrorist group ISIL and the West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease and all those who wear the uniform of the United States to keep the nation safe.
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, tour the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France, Sept. 18, 2014.
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, lay a wreath at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France, Sept. 18, 2014.
U.S. Army Spc. Gary Oakley tears down one of the older buildings on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2014. Crews are dismantling all non-enduring structures to reduce sustainment costs and increase force protection. Oakley is a combat engineer assigned to the 304th Engineer Company.
Marine Corps athletes participate in wheelchair basketball practice in preparation for the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 20, 2014.
Marine Corps athletes participate in wheelchair basketball practice in preparation for the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 20, 2014.
Army Capt. Ashley Ritchie dives into the U.S. Olympic Training Center pool while practicing for the upcoming Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 26, 2014. Ritchie is competing for the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Marine recruit John Sullivan responds to drill instructors at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 25, 2014.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a press conference at the Pentagon September 26, 2014. Hagel said defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, will require a long-term commitment by the U.S. and its allies on many fronts, and will not be achieved by air strikes alone.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Raschka writes on a tactical board in the combat information center on the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke in the Red Sea, Sept. 22, 2014.
U.S. Army paratroopers descend at Juliet Drop Zone near Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 24, 2014, with the Italian Dolomite mountain range behind them. The paratroopers are assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade and based in Vicenza, Italy.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanks audience members and recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 26, 2014. Fifteen private- and public-sector employers from across the country were recognized for exceptional support of their employees who serve the nation in the National Guard and Reserve. It is the highest recognition that DoD bestows to employers for such support.
President Barack Obama lays a wreath to honor those who died in the 9/11 terorrist attacks during a ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2014.
ISIL Airstrike Update
General Officer Announcement
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Congressional Passage of the Continuing Resolution
U.S. soldiers show Ukrainian troops the proper procedures for clearing a room during Exercise Rapid Trident in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 16, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Army Europe's Company C, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Statement on Iraq, Syria, and ISIL Before the House Armed Services Committee
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, walks with French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, outside the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014.
Worth A Thousand Words in the DoD, Sept. 19
Army Spc. Ryan Montgomery competes during the Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition on Camp Robinson, Ark., Sept. 16, 2014. Montgomery is assigned to the Arkansas Army National Guard. The annual competition determines the best of the 350,000 Guardsmen nationwide.
U.S. and Republic of Korea Conduct Air Assault Drills
Army Sgt. Jonathan Gallogla rushes under direct fire during Expert Infantryman Badge qualification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 10, 2014. Gallogla is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The division is based in Alaska. The badge is awarded to Army personnel who hold infantry or special forces military occupational specialties and successfully pass the rigors of the course.
P.O.W. : Restoring Hope to Combat Veterans (Part 3)
Navy Chief Brad Woodard comes in for a landing in front of students from Reach Partnership School and Heritage High School during the Baltimore Star Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 12, 2014. Woodard is a member of the Leap Frongs, the U.S. Navy's parachute demonstration team.
Military Quick Clip: Army Night Training
Check out what America's military is up to in this Quick Clip: U.S. Army soldiers from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct night training with UH-60 Black Hawks and CH-47 Chinooks at Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia during NATO Exercise Steadfast Javelin II. The exercise is taking place across several European countries and is focused on building the operational readiness of NATO forces. Video by Staff Sgt. Venessa Hernandez.
Members of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, come in for a landing during the Baltimore Star-Spangled Spectacular at Clifton Park, Baltimore, Sept. 12, 2014.
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, third from left, meets with Norwegian State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo, third from right, at the Pentagon, Sept. 12, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance.
9/11/2014 Video: Afghanistan 9/11 Tributes
08/12/2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to Marines stationed on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014, after returning from a trip to Germany, India and Australia.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left of center, meets with other NATO defense secretaries during the NATO summit in Wales, Sept. 4, 2014.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel finishes a meeting with Georgia President Giorgi Margvelashvili at the presidential palace in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept., 7, 2014. Hagel and Margvelashvili discussed the enduring relationship between the two countries and safeguarding against regional instabilities.
A landing craft departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown for an equipment onload at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan. The Germantown is forward-deployed and assigned to the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume breaks down a door during close-quarters battle training as part of Fleet Combat Camera Pacific's Summer Quick Shot 2014 in the Angeles National Forest, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014. Quick Shot is a semiannual field exercise designed to train combat camera personnel to operate in a combat environment.
Air Force Maj. Curtis Dougherty prepares to taxi his F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for takeoff during a practice show in Kalispell, Mont., Aug. 29, 2014. Dougherty is a pilot assigned to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team.
09/05/2014 Department of Defense Releases First Quarter Suicide Information
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Ukrainian Defense Minister Col. Gen. Valeriy Heletey during the NATO summit in Wales, Sept. 4, 2014.
U.S. sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 1, 2014. The Geocarrier is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The sailors are assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124.
09/04/2014 Joint Capability in U.S. Military Training
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Samantha Medellin ensures fuel is properly flowing to a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter at a forward arming and refueling point on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Sept. 3, 2014. Medellin is a nozzle operator assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 274. The refueling point on Camp Bastion's airfield plays a key part in ensuring that Marine air support has fuel for Regional Command Southwest missions.
09/05/2014 Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel on the ISIL Meeting
A U.S. Marine provides security from the gunner's turret of his track vehicle during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2014. The Marines are charged with protecting and clearing all threats near Bastion and Leatherneck camps.
Air Force Senior Airman Thomas Vamvakos, foreground, prepares to call in air support during evening operations on a gunnery range as part of Operation Northern Strike 2014 in Grayling, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014. Vamvakos is a tactical air control party specialist assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron.
U.S. Marines fire their weapons under the cover of smoke during an assault on an enemy position during Exercise Koolendong on Bradshaw Training Area, Australia, Aug. 16, 2014. During the exercise, Marines established a bilateral expeditionary command in austere conditions.
U.S. sailors work in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 21, 2014. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Burke runs for cover during an ambush scenario with opposing forces during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich., Aug. 6, 2014. Burkeis assigned to the Illinois National Guard's 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. The multinational training exercise is a combined arms event in Michigan.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sebastian Galvan scans the area for threats during gas and oil platform seizure training during Exercise Leading Edge 13 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2013.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sean McKenzie, right, holds back Benjamin, a military working dog, from subduing Cpl. Nicholas Newell during bite-work training at the Central Training Area in Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 7, 2014. Bite work trains the dog to subdue a suspect while allowing the handler to maintain control over their dog. McKenzie and Neville are military working dog handlers assigned to 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force
A C-5 Galaxy flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker during refueling training on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Aug. 5, 2014. The C-5 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio. Reservists from the 931st Air Refueling Group at McConnell served as the KC-135's aircrew. The unit regularly supports refueling training for new C-5 pilots training on the Texas base.
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety Security Team Maritime Law Enforcement Force Protection members clear the main deck of the USNS Henry J. Kaiser during exercise at sea for Fortune Guard 2014 in Honolulu, Aug. 6, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Dumas scans the area for threats during gas and oil platform seizure training during Exercise Leading Edge 13 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2013.
U.S. Marines carry a mock casualty during gas and oil platform seizure training during Exercise Leading Edge 13 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2013.
Guardsmen use their shovels to cut a line during training with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel on Camp Roberts, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the California Army National Guard's 340th Brigade Support Battalion and 224th Sustainment Brigade. The soldiers were preparing to mobilize as Task Force 340th to help put out wildfires around the state.
U.S. Marines ride in a rigid hull inflatable boat after completing gas and oil platform seizure training during Exercise Leading Edge 2013 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2013. The multinational and interagency exercise is designed to develop and refine weapons integration capabilities among partnering nations.
U.S. sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 8, 2014. The carrier is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 15.
08/09/2014 The Pentagon says they will continue to take direct action against the terror group "ISIL" if they threaten U.S. personnel or facilities.
08/08/2014 ℠2014 - U.S. airstrikes targeted ISIL artillery in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel in Erbil.
08/05/2014 Condolence Statement from the Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno for the Loss of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene 向在阿富汗被枪杀的少将表示哀悼
08/01/2014 Statement on Request for Support to Department of State for American Citizen Transportation from Africa to Emory University Hospital from Secretary of Defense 国防部将为伊波拉感染者回美治疗护航
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers a speech to the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, Aug. 9, 2014
Straps secure water bundles aboard a C-17 Globemaster III before a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq, Aug. 8, 2014. The 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aircrew airdropped 40 bundles of water for displaced citizens near Sinjar, Iraq.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to Marines stationed on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014, after returning from a trip to Germany, India and Australia.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ashley Johnson provides security from atop a Humvee during Large Scale Exercise 2014 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014. The exercise trains Marines in the command and control of an expeditionary brigade-sized element operating to support combat, crisis or contingency operations ashore. Johnson is a signals intelligence analyst with the 1st Radio Battalion.
Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Mitch Martin, Jarod Coleman and Joseph Russell fire an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 5, 2014. The carrier is participating in an operational reactor safeguard examination. Martin and Russell are gunner's mates and Coleman is an aviation ordnanceman.
Marine Corps Sgt. David R. Allen, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Kevin F. Kersey, right, perform first aid on Lance Cpl. Austin J. Sona during an advanced water survival course on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014. Allen is a water survival instructor assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, Kersey is a utilities officer assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 and Sona is a water support technician assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 274.
Airman 1st Class Keith Fussell dons his helmet before training on Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 17, 2014. Firefighters spent more than an hour training on ventilation techniques to maintain proper readiness to complete the mission. Fussell is a firefighter assigned to the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron.
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Thomas Doerner, left, Staff Sgt.'s Scott Tyler and Staff Sgt. Laura Kent share a light moment as they tear down the last forward TMQ-53 tactical weather tower in Regional Command South, which was on Forward Operating Base Pasab on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 4, 2014. Doemer, Tyler and Kent are battlefield weather forecasters assigned to the 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bradley Nulf secures cargo for an airdrop on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Aug. 1, 2014. Nulf is an evaluator loadmaster assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, which is using a new wireless gate release system for airdrops. The system saves material, fuel costs and man hours for the Air Force.
A U.S. Navy landing craft air cushion 4 conducts amphibious mobile warfare training with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 4, 2014. The Iwo Jima is underway conducting amphibious integration training.
U.S. sailors exit the flight deck after placing chocks and chains on an MH-60S Seahawk on the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke in the Arabian Gulf, July 30, 2014. The destroyer is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9.
08/06/2014 Video: New Technology Makes Air Drops Safer
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to service members and members of the press at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014. Hagel is meeting with leaders in Germany, India and Australia during his 15th international trip as defense secretary.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, delivers remarks to Institute for the Study of War Hertog War Studies students in Washington D.C., Aug. 6, 2014.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings a song at the Military Child Education Coalition's annual training seminar with six children selected for their work with the organization in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014. The coalition works with national experts in child development, education and health to support military children.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, speak to children at the Military Child Education Coalition's annual training seminar in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014. The coalition works with national experts in child development, education and health to support military children. The children on stage were selected for their work with the organization.
Army Chief Warrant Officers 2 Dan Lowry and Scott Englebrick fly their LUH-72 Lakota helicopter to gather information on the Day Fire near Mount Shasta, Calif., Aug. 2, 2014, after California officials called up California Guardsmen to respond to wildfires in the northern part of the state. The pilots helped state workers assess how best to tackle the blaze. Lowry and Englebrick are assigned to the California National Guard's Company A, 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment.
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Cirque, a service dog for the Ohio Task Force 1, goes through a decontamination procedure at the hands of his handler, Craig Veldheer, after searching for survivors in radioactive rubble during Vibrant Response at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., Aug. 4, 2014. U.S. Northern Command conducts the field exercise to train troops and civilians to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident
A Marine runs forward while an amphibious assault vehicle drives onto the sand behind him on Pyramid Rock Beach on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, July 29, 2014, as part of the final assault during the Rim of the Pacific 2014. The exercise involves 22 nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 people. The Marine is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, as he arrives in Stuttgart, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014. Hagel is on an around-the-world trip to meet with leaders in Germany, India and Australia during his 15th international trip as defense secretary.
08/6/2014 Pease Air National Guard Base selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft 宣布位于新罕布什尔州的新建空军基地
U.S. Army Sgt. Megan Smith fills a syringe during a patient transfer in Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. Smith is a medic assigned to the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade.
U.S. sailors direct a landing craft air cushion into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, July 29, 2014. The assault ship is conducting sea trials. The sailors are boatswain's mates.
U.S. Army Sgt. Shetara Hailey uses night vision goggles to navigate her Humvee during time training on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 28, 2014. Hailey is a human resources noncommissioned officer assigned to Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion.
Soldiers move out quickly after mounting an inflatable zodiac to the bottom of a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter before insertion and extraction training off the coast of Long Island, New York, July 24, 2014.
The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead crew and service members offload gear and vehicles in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, July 22, 2014. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces.
7/28/2014 Lance Cpl. Jordan Pettid, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, explains life as a mortarman in the Marine Corps in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
7/28/2014 Washington State Guardsmen Fight Fires
7/28/2014 Republic of Korea Army conducts joint missions. Korean Soldiers Train With Americans at NTC
7/28/2014 Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Ukraine's Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey 美国防部长与乌克兰新任国防部长通话
7/28/2014 DOD Identifies Navy Casualty 美国防部公布一名海军士兵死亡
U.S. Marines inspect an MV-22B Osprey before it departs Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, July 26, 2014, to move personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. The U.S. State Department, in coordination with the U.S. Ambassador for Libya, requested U.S. Defense Department support for a military-assisted departure of personnel from the embassy to Tunisia. The Ospreys are assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response.
U.S. Navy sailors conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise during a port visit to Sasebo, Japan, July 24, 2014. The sailors are assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh, which is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group.
U.S. sailors and divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Australia and Chile recover their boats into the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage after conducting night dives off the coast of San Diego during Rim of the Pacific 2014, an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 18, 2014. The U.S. sailors are assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1.
07/28/2014 Department of Defense Announces Recipients of 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award 国防部表彰15个拥军支前模范民营企业
07/29/2014 Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcement 国防部长发表声明感谢免除17,000军人和家属的9,200万美元的信用卡债务
7/28/2014 Video: Marines Conduct Intense Training in Hawaii 环太平洋军演仍在继续
7/28/2014 Flag Officer Assignments 海军公布旗舰将领任命
Army Staff Sgt. Levi Rice and Spc. Austin Chaffin prepare to sprint to their next position during a training mission on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., July 27, 2014. Rice and Chaffin, assigned to the 377th Military Police Company, participated in Warrior Exercise 2014. The 91st Training Division sponsored the event.
Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard practice parading the flags before the U.S. Navy Band Concerts on the Avenue series at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., July 22, 2014. The concert series is a free event for the public to watch as the U.S. Navy Band performs traditional military tunes and popular songs.
A U.S. Navy sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington signals the pilot of an SA330J Puma helicopter as it delivers supplies to the ship's flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea in the Waters East of Okinawa, July 28, 2014. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry.
U.S. airmen work together to tighten cables securing a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after offloading six Afghan vehicles on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 20, 2014.
As seen through a night-vision device, a Marine controls a simulated detainee during a raid exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 27, 2014. The unit is conducting realistic urban training to prepare for deployment at the end of the year. The Marine is assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Navy Cmdr. Tom Frosch leads a roll maneuver by the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron, during the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 18, 2014. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the United States in 2014. Frosch is the squadron's flight leader and commanding officer.
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work addresses Air Force leaders at the Pentagon, July 28, 2014. Work discussed budgetary concerns and the overall way ahead for the Air Force.
Panoramic view of the Pentagon， US Department of Defense building