Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda tore through the Republic of the Philippines last week and left an estimated 4.2 million people without basic necessities.
The USS George Washington is delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf. 20 US Navy helicopters have been in continuous operation since yesterday.
The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is fielding mission-critical equipment to deployed Soldiers, including "hybrid" solar-battery-generator systems that save fuel; 57 are now in Afghanistan, 20 in Tran-Sahara Africa, 12 in Honduras and several in the Philippines.
Service members' families serve the nation and are the force behind the total force, a senior Defense Department official said, Nov. 13, 2013.
The Navy plans to add weapons and precision strike mission sets to its aircraft carrier-based drone platform -- the Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike -- following support from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
As U.S. Navy assets steam towards the Philippines to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy hydrographers are busy charting safe passages through potential navigation hazards created by the receding storm surge.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus made a brief stop in Moron, Spain, Nov. 14, to meet with Marines assigned to the Special Purpose — Marine Air—Ground Task Force (SP—MAGTF) Crisis Response unit.
George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) arrived in the vicinity of the Leyte Gulf today to support the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in assisting the Philippine government in 'Operation Damayan' in response to the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines.
The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.
The $5.35 billion authorized for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is enough to reduce future risk, the Army's chief of Engineers told Congress.
The newly appointed U.S. surgeon general met with Public Health Service officers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013, and toured the Department of Defense Telehealth and Technology center.
Underway this month is the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1, the sixth in a series of semi-annual field exercises that incorporate Soldier feedback to improve and simplify network systems, leverage industry innovation on emerging capabilities and validate new tactics, techniques and procedures -- while also reducing the burden of network integration on operational forces.
Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers' Department of Defense ID cards during checkout, as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.
Army Wounded Warrior Program Veteran Robbie Myers won first place on the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network Show "Chopped," where he competed against military chefs from other services.