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...
Super Bowl 50
The troops from around the world are starting to cheer on their favorite team for Super Bowl 50. The real fans will show their support by getting up really early or staying up really late to watch the big game when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Feb. 7. This is where you will find video shout outs from the troops for their favorite team and coverage of the troops...
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.
The Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) provides U.S. military units and personnel with realistic pre-deployment training scenarios in all aspects of armed conflict. JRTC 16-03 involves the U.S. Army 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division with III Corps as the opposing force and the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol as air support.
The Joint Monthly Access for Reserve Components (JMARC) enables senior leaders of the reserve component to observe first-hand the contributions of their respective deployed personnel and receive an updated assessment on the current intelligence picture and war strategy.
At home and abroad, the fine paratroopers of the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne) stand ready to support the XVIII Airborne Corps to respond to any contingency mission, anytime, anywhere.
The Bahrain International Airshow, a biennial event, is an internationally acclaimed air show, and this event is just one way the United States, coalition and partner nations work together to promote security, stability, and mutual interests in the region.
Operation Christmas Drop 2015 will be the first ever trilateral training event that includes additional C-130 aircrews from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force. Over the course of six days, our team of allies will train together on Low-Cost Low-Altitude airdrop tactics and procedures over unsurveyed drop zones while providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian...
The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade deploys, on order, worldwide to find, fix and destroy enemy forces using aerial fire and maneuver to concentrate and sustain combat power.
Operation Toy Drop (OTD) EUCOM will be 06 - 11 December 2015. OTD is hosted by the 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. OTD is an annual joint service and foreign partnership airborne operation that encompasses airborne proficiency, the holiday season and community relations. All donated toys collected during the operation are for the children of...
The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Capabilities Exercise is designed to educate representatives from the Department of Defense and Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) organizations on U.S. Army and CBRNE tactical operations in contingency environments.