Sgt. Margarita B. Valenzuela, rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, engages targets with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a three-day field exercise at the Verona Loop training area, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2014.
News
Marine Corps Says It Will Review Women-In-Combat Integration If Requested By Trump
The incoming Trump administration increases the chances that the decision on women in combat jobs will be reviewed and possibly changed.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter was a guest on “Late Night With Seth Meyer” on Oct. 13 and gave the host a unique tour of the Pentagon.
Humor
Seth Meyers And Ash Carter Spend A Day Doing ‘Pentagon Stuff’
In a special “Late Night With Seth Meyers” segment, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter revealed what really goes on in the windowless halls of the Pentagon.
Transgender couple Laila Ireland and her husband Logan Ireland have both served in the military.
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How Will The Pentagon’s New Transgender Policy Work?
The military’s transgender ban has been lifted, but the implementation policy still needs to be developed.
Maj. Bishane, a 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, controls an aircraft from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.
Joining the Military
Rank And Pay Should Differ For Civilians Entering The Military Mid Career
This is why civilians entering the military at mid-level positions shouldn't be given the rank associated with their paygrade.
Then-acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy (right) greets Maj. Marietta Sanders, as he prepares to depart Bagram Air Field.
Leadership
The Army Under Secretary On How Women Fit Into The Army’s Future
Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy discusses gender integration, women in combat, and leadership at the small-unit level.
A Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, of Temecula, Calif., March 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. Cardin died March 19, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in northern Iraq.
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Navy SEAL Killed In Christian Village Near Mosul
According to local sources, the American was killed during a massive battle with ISIS militants.
Beginning Jan. 1, Marines, sailors and civilian personnel will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products while on the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital grounds or any other naval medical care facility aboard the Combat Center.
News
SecDef Is Pushing New Plans To Restrict Tobacco Use On Bases
A Pentagon memo outlines a plan to lessen the use of tobacco across all military services.
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- A AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter hovers before takeoff here.
News
Deploying Apaches To Mosul Brings Real Risk Of A Ground Fight
Less than two years ago deploying Apaches into battle against ISIS was considered too risky. What’s changed?
A screenshot of a Department of Defense video showing a demonstration of a cyber capability rifle at West Point military academy on March 23.
Gear
This Cyber Rifle Is Dirt Cheap And Easy To Make. Happy Drone Hunting
A cyber capability rifle “shot” a drone out of the air feet from the secretary of Defense, then DoD tweeted it.
Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, change positions above a small pond on the Confidence Course Nov. 7, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.
News
Keeping Marine Corps Boot Camp Gender-Divided Ensures It’s Separate But Not Equal
The Marine Corps' plan to keep boot camp training segregated by gender demonstrates its unwillingness to embrace integration.
An unidentified traveller gets to his feet in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport, in Brussels after explosions Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
News
World Leaders Respond To Attacks In Brussels
Leaders around the world have united in condemnation of the devastating attacks in the Belgian capital. Here’s what they’re saying.
Cpl. Daniel McDuffie, the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear chief with 3rd Radio Battalion, and an Eden, N.C., native, engages in an activity during the Corporals for Financial Fitness Program class in classroom G of building 220 in the Education Center, July 23, 2015.
Military Benefits
How Will The 2017 Budget Impact Military Personnel?
The Defense Department’s budget for 2017 was released Feb. 9, and will alter service member benefits.
Lt. Jeremy Rodrigues, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve member, cradles his newborn son’s feet in his hands during their first meeting at the San Diego International Airport, Dec. 12, 2012.
News
CARTER: DoD Will Offer New Fertility Benefit To Troops
A DoD pilot program is going to cover fertility benefits for military families allowing them to preserve sperm and eggs.
Army Captain (Ret.) Florent Groberg speaks at his Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 13, 2015.
News
DoD To Review 1,100 Post-9/11 Valor Awards For Possible Upgrades To MOH
More than 1,000 post-9/11 recipients of awards for valor to be reviewed for upgrades to the Medal of Honor.
Applicants are sworn into service at the Military Entrance Processing Station on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 7, 2014.
Community
Including Women Is Not The Right Next Step For Selective Service
The Selective Service system is an antiquated relic of a bygone era and should be eliminated for all Americans.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to service members and students at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. April 6, 2015.
News
SecDef Used Personal Email Account For Department Business
Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a personal email account in his first few months as Pentagon chief.