Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered Northern Command to train a 30-member military team capable of responding anywhere in the United States to new cases of Ebola. Story | Special
U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near Kobani, Syria, to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Story | Special
The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed Senegal and traveled to Liberia to join the fight against Ebola. Story | Special
A group of 30 U.S. military personnel board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The personnel flew to Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers to respond the the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as part of Operation United Assistance. The personnel include Marines, airmen and soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group offload cargo pallets from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 18, 2014, to support Operation United Assistance. The airmen, operating a staging base in Dakar to funnel humanitarian aid and military support cargo into affected areas, are working with soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 689th Rapid Port Opening Element. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group remove transport wheels from a mobile airfield operations center at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 17, 2014, to support Operation United Assistance. The airmen are operating a staging base to funnel humanitarian aid and military support equipment into affected areas to respond to the Ebola outbreat in West Africa. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
Marine Sgt. Paul Luna radios for an extraction during a helicopter-raid exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014. Luna is a squad leader assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos
As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, the Defense Department is assisting service members, their families and overseas citizens via FVAP.gov.
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jet takes off at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 15, 2014, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 15-1. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft
CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year. Defense Department employees nationwide have the opportunity to give to the DoD campaign from Sept. 1, 2014 to Dec. 15, 2014. In his memo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed his unwavering support for the campaign and strongly encouraged members of the workforce to participate in any way they can.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall King reflects on how the jobs sailors do on the USS Constitution haven't changed much since 1812. DoD screen shot
Marines train on machine guns and prepare for operations for humanitarian aid and embassy evacuation while on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 26, Headquarters Regiment.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
A Marine embraces loved ones as he returns home to Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Oct. 12, 2014, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Marine is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. The Marines from that unit aided the transition of security operations to Afghan forces.
U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. James Smith
A behavioral health officer serving in Kuwait has given more than 10 years of service as an enlisted soldier and as an Army officer.
Continued exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America’s European allies, said the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe.
The “Pacific Pathways” concept is an innovative approach to increasing Army readiness through partnership, said Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific.
The Defense Department honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs.
For the first time, the Pentagon has exceeded departmental goals for small-business contracting, a senior Defense Department official said.