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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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Reagan Reynolds returns a salute for the first time as a commissioned officer to Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ibrahim Attya in the University Club, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., July 15, 2016. Reynolds joined the Platoon Leaders Class his freshman year of college after learning about the Marine Corps officer program. Reagan is a native of Nacogdoches, Texas. Attya is the officer selection assistant of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a native of Boston, Mass. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden
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Air Force Lt. Col. Chris Power, the deputy division chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command operations support, takes part in the Amalgam Eagle 16 tactical exercise between the United States and Mexico in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 27, 2016. The three-day exercise was aimed at strengthening information sharing and cooperation in response to a simulation of an illicit cross-border flight. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
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A soldier makes notes on a map after using an H37 Horus to identify hidden targets during target detection training in Smardan, Romania, July 20, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Devone Collins
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