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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Soldiers move through a trench during a live-fire exercise as part of Africa Readiness Training 16 in Thies, Senegal, July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Spc. Craig Philbrick
Soldiers move through a trench during a live-fire exercise as part of Africa Readiness Training 16 in Thies, Senegal, July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Spc. Craig Philbrick
Army Rangers jump from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training for water insertion off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Scott Lindblom
Army Rangers jump from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training for water insertion off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Scott Lindblom
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Workman welds a stanchion mount in place aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay during Rim of the Pacific 2016, a maritime exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 21, 2016. Workman is a hull maintenance technician. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Workman welds a stanchion mount in place aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay during Rim of the Pacific 2016, a maritime exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 21, 2016. Workman is a hull maintenance technician. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder
An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter takes off with ordinance from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24, 2016. The ship is conducting naval operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter takes off with ordinance from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24, 2016. The ship is conducting naval operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Soldiers check their surroundings during live-fire training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Soldiers check their surroundings during live-fire training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Sailors assist in transporting a tribal canoe, some weighing more than 1,500 pounds, during a canoe landing the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe hosted for Pacific Northwest tribes in Kingston, Wash., July 24, 2016. The sailors are assigned to Naval Base Kitsap. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Asato
Sailors assist in transporting a tribal canoe, some weighing more than 1,500 pounds, during a canoe landing the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe hosted for Pacific Northwest tribes in Kingston, Wash., July 24, 2016. The sailors are assigned to Naval Base Kitsap. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Asato
Sailors Brandon Peterson and TJ Amdahl perform a precision maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. The sailors are members of the Leap Frogs, the Navy's parachute team, which received support from the Wyoming Air National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire
Sailors Brandon Peterson and TJ Amdahl perform a precision maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. The sailors are members of the Leap Frogs, the Navy's parachute team, which received support from the Wyoming Air National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire ...More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Four F-22 Raptors await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft during Rim of the Pacific 2016 over the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. The Raptor pilots are assigned to the 199th and 19th Fighter squadrons. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory A. Harden II
Soldiers move through a trench during a live-fire exercise as part of Africa Readiness Training 16 in Thies, Senegal, July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by Spc. Craig Philbrick
Army Rangers jump from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during training for water insertion off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Scott Lindblom
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a national discussion on building the Force of the Future and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Workman welds a stanchion mount in place aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay during Rim of the Pacific 2016, a maritime exercise in the Pacific Ocean, July 21, 2016. Workman is a hull maintenance technician. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder
An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter takes off with ordinance from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24, 2016. The ship is conducting naval operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Soldiers check their surroundings during live-fire training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., July 25, 2016. The soldiers are assigned to New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
Sailors assist in transporting a tribal canoe, some weighing more than 1,500 pounds, during a canoe landing the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe hosted for Pacific Northwest tribes in Kingston, Wash., July 24, 2016. The sailors are assigned to Naval Base Kitsap. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Asato
Sailors Brandon Peterson and TJ Amdahl perform a precision maneuver during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., July 25, 2016. The sailors are members of the Leap Frogs, the Navy's parachute team, which received support from the Wyoming Air National Guard. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire
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