In the United Arab Emirates, Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
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Anne Ng, a Navy civilian employee, uses challenges in her life to excel in her work at the Pentagon. She shares her experiences in this National Disability Employment Awareness Month video.
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, before departing Irbil, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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A U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin conducts a fire mission at Qayyarah West, Iraq, in support of the Iraqi security forces’ push toward Mosul, Oct. 17, 2016.  The support provided by the Paladin teams denies the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant safe havens while providing the ISF with vital artillery capabilities during their advance. The United States stands with a Coalition of more than 60 international partners to assist and support the Iraqi security forces to degrade and defeat ISIL.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht)
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Airmen assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing complete a concrete taxiway repair at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 19, 2016. 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group airmen recently used similar techniques on a much larger scale to repair damage caused by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists at Qayyarah West Airbase in northern Iraq’s Ninawa province. Air Force Photo by Heide Couch
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 24, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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