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Defense Secretary Ash Carter presents a 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee
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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Dunford, Senior British Officer Affirm Close U.S.-U.K. Ties Story | Flickr | Special

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to attendees of a military strategy forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Aug. 25, 2016. Selva discussed the future of joint capabilities and military innovation. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
An air-cushion landing craft debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 25, 2016. The Wasp is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes
An air-cushion landing craft debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 25, 2016. The Wasp is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes
Soldiers conduct an airborne operation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016, during Exercise Spartan Agoge. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Soldiers conduct an airborne operation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016, during Exercise Spartan Agoge. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Sailors throw a "killer tomato," or inflatable target, into the ocean during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Monterey in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
Sailors throw a "killer tomato," or inflatable target, into the ocean during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Monterey in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower participate in the Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention while in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The ship is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins
Sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower participate in the Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention while in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The ship is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
An air-cushion landing craft debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 25, 2016. The Wasp is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes
Soldiers conduct an airborne operation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 23, 2016, during Exercise Spartan Agoge. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
Sailors throw a "killer tomato," or inflatable target, into the ocean during a live-fire exercise aboard the USS Monterey in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The Monterey is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins
Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower participate in the Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention while in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The ship is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins
The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Aug. 26, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan
The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
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