Secretary Carter has spent more than three decades leveraging his knowledge of science and technology, global strategy and policy as well as his deep dedication to the men and women of the Department of Defense to make our nation and the world a safer place. He has done so in direct and indirect service of eleven secretaries of defense in both...
Secretary of Defense Ashton
Secretary Carter has spent more than three decades leveraging his knowledge of science and technology, global strategy and policy as well as his deep dedication to the men and women of the Department of Defense to make our nation and the world a safer place. He has done so in direct and indirect service of eleven secretaries of defense in both Democratic and Republican Administrations. Whether...
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho, is mobilizing approximately 250 Soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, known as "Thunderbolt," to perform firefighting duties as part of the Wildland Fire Fighting in Eastern Washington.
On the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S., DVIDS has set up this feature page for all related content on our website.
Typhoon Soudelor Relief
Super Typhoon Soudelor was a category 3 tropical cyclone and was the strongest of 2015 to date and affected the Western Pacific Ocean area including the Northern Marianas Islands, Southern Japan, Taiwan and China. U.S. military forces were deployed to Saipan to support humanitarian efforts in response to the typhoon.
2015 Oregon Wildfires
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers supported firefighting efforts against the wildfires in Douglas County, Oregon.
California State Wildfires
California Army National Guard Soldiers supported firefighting efforts against the wildfires near Napa Valley and Clear Lake.
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, non-profit, professional educational organization dedicated to maintaining a strong national security with a special emphasis on land power and the United States Army. AUSA is the only professional organization uniquely supporting the needs and interests of the total Army including:
• Active Duty
• Army National Guard
The Ex-Houston Dive Ex is a Pacific Fleet-led, PACOM-sponsored bi-lateral diving exercise to survey the USS Houston, a Northampton-class heavy cruiser that was sunk by the Japanese during the World War II battle of Sunda Strait on Feb. 28, 1942. The Houston is also referred as “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast.”
Malabar is an annual maritime exercise with the Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). The objective of Malabar is to enhance naval interoperability the maritime forces and demonstrate U.S. naval presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore, training will include subject matter expert and professional...
For the first time in over a decade, Unites States Army Europe will be hosting a challenging multinational tournament known as the European Best Squad Competition at the 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The title of the Europe's best squad will be up for grabs as 18 squads from 14 nations gruel it out over three days of intense tactical, fitness, and...
The South Carolina National Guard has been activated to support state and county emergency management agencies and local first responders as historic flooding impacts counties statewide. Currently, more than 1,100 South Carolina National Guard members have been activated in response to the floods.
The Coast Guard and DoD partners search for the missing 790-foot cargo ship El Faro, which disappeared after the crew relayed a distress message reporting the ship lost propulsion and took on water during Hurricane Joaquin off the coast of the Bahamas on Oct. 2, 2015.
Joint Warrior is a United Kingdom-led exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies and prepare participating crews to conduct combined operations while deployed.
Hurricane Joaquin formed in the Western Atlantic Ocean and affected the Bahamas before moving north to affect the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.