Russia’s decision to fire artillery from within Russia onto Ukrainian military positions transforms the security environment throughout Eastern Europe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Colorado. Story | Photos | Special
As the world has become more connected, unpredictable and dangerous information travels faster than ever, the Army's chief of staff said at the Aspen Security Forum. Story | Special
The Senate this week confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominees for four key military posts. Story
In a video message, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reminded service members and military families about the importance of voting. Story | Special
U.S. airmen fire an M240 machine gun during Operation Kriegshammer at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, July 15, 2014. New Jersey National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks at a roll-out ceremony for the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, July 24, 2014. Kendall said the aircraft represents an exponential leap in capability on the cutting edge of technology, and is an integral component of the ongoing U.S. and Australian commitment to stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Courtesy photo
An F-16C Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joins Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, for a briefing on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., July 23, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
A firefighter looks for fire hazards during fire suppression operations near Madras, Ore., July 21, 2014. National Guardsmen in Washington and Oregon were called to duty to assist in battling record-setting blazes in both states. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik
National Guard troops continue to fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. The fires have already burned 1,400 square miles across Oregon and Washington state, July 23, 2014. DoD Screen Shot
U.S. sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during a general quarters drill in the Atlantic Ocean, July 18, 2014. The drills prepare sailors for the highest state of readiness in the event of actual casualties. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
Paratroopers conduct a parachute assault with heavy equipment on Malemute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2014. The paratroopers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class T.J. Amdahl discusses his experiences with the elite Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leapfrogs, which performs at air shows and professional sporting events. DoD screen shot
The fiscal year 2015 defense budget request works to square priorities with resources, Defense Department officials said while calling for a 1 percent pay raise for the military.
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen hone search and rescue skills as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise taking place off the coast of Hawaii, July 21, 2014. DoD screen shot
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov's special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Geoffrey Jensen spends much of his free time restoring one of the last flyable B-29 Superfortress bombers.
Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency official told DoD News.
Security forces from 21 countries will participate in Fuerzas Comando 2014 in Colombia tomorrow through Aug. 1, Defense Department officials announced.
Aircrews from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing flying C-130 Hercules aircraft are the latest National Guard members to respond to wildfires in Oregon and Washington state.
Public and private partners recently tested coordination and tactical-level operations to protect, prevent, mitigate and recover from a domestic cyberspace incident.
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