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.
Ashton B. Carter was sworn in Feb 17, 2015, as the 25th Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense is the leader and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, an Executive Department of the Government of the United States of America. The Secretary of Defense's power over the United States military is second only to that of the President.
MEFEX is a MEF-level exercise conducted to deploy the MEF with its MSCs in an expeditionary environment, train the I MHG Staff as an operational command, and strengthen subordinate units by maximizing training opportunities. I MEF has not coordinated a command-level exercise of this capacity since 2003.
The crew of the USCG Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) was requested to rescue/recover the Antarctic Chieftain, a 207-foot Australian-flagged fishing vessel with 26 people aboard, beset in ice approximately 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica on Feb. 10, 2015. The Antarctic Chieftain suffered damage to three of its four propeller blades when it became stuck in the ice lost its ability...
The Massachusetts National Guard has been activated to assist with the State of Emergency regarding snow relief to assist towns and communities with snow removal, fire hydrant clearing and ensuring roads are passable for emergency equipment and responders.
This page is a collection of the most current imagery and products from Marine combat cameramen assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. MARFORPAC is the largest field command in the U.S. Marine Corps. Forward deployed forces both ashore and afloat, and forces stationed in the United States are led by the Force Commander. He commands approximately 86,000 Marines and Sailors.
Bersama Warrior is a multinational STAFFEX/ Command Post exercise held in Malaysia involving the Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters and MARFORPAC, the exercise promotes interoperability and bilateral training between the forces on the planning and developmental level.
Exercise Scorpion Lens 2015 is an annual exercise designed to
validate the ability of Air Force Combat Camera Airmen to
survive, operate, and provide directed imagery capability in an austere
environment including in the presence of chemical, biological, radiological,
and nuclear contamination. Combat Camera Airmen document a full range of
military operations in support of senior leaders...
This year will mark AFA's 31st year hosting Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition: Innovate for Air Supremacy. The AFA symposium is a one-of-a-kind event where AFA brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia, and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today.